Raclettes

4.6
605 reviews
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French
Raclettes is a full-service restaurant/bar located at 537 Main Street, in the heart of the Theater District in Buffalo, NY . The actual raclette meal is a French/Swiss tradition readily known throughout Europe but somewhat new to this area. A unique raclette menu where you use your own tabletop grill is available! We also offer old world Bistro favorites like Mussels with pomme frites , Cassoulet, Beef Bourguignon and Coq Au Vin. Our menu features both vegan and gluten free options. Saturday and Sunday brunch also feature some French favorites like Croque Madame and Croissant French Toast. We have a full service bar, an excellent wine list and bottled and draft beer. We have several $12 Flight options including beer, wine, and cordial flights!
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will be back

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We really enjoyed our wine flights - a unique experience! Then we got to make our own crepes. They were really delicious, but I wish the crepe itself was kept in something warm. It was dry and room temperature. Our waitress disappeared after we asked for dessert menus as we were finishing dinner, and didn’t check on us for 30 minutes. We were there 1 hour and 45 minutes, and had to run to get to our show on time since she took so long to get back to us with our check. Other than the poor service, we loved it there and would return.

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TD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Don't know why we waited so long to go here. Our waiter was great. He explained things on the menu and made suggestions based on our likes and dislikes. Great drink and wine menu which of course included many French wines and beer. They had a few specials, which is what my husband had for both his appetizer and main meal. I ordered off the main menu and had a hard time deciding what to have. Food was very good. I am looking forward to going back again as there were quite a few items on the menu that sounded great, and looked great as they passed by going to other tables. There are options for almost everyone (beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian). Great outdoor seating area but great inside room as well. Parking is on the street or in the lot around the block. Looking forward to going again.

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TC
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was of high quality, menu has some interesting and intriguing choices. We went for dinner and a glass of wine. Our server was very knowledgeable with both the food menu and the wine list. We ordered a Brie cheese appetizer, quite good. Our entrees were French staples, and my dish, the beef bourguignon was very satisfying. We split a lemon crepe for dessert, it was light and just sweet enough to hit the spot. Next trip, we plan to try the Raclette platter, it seems like fun. A variety of cheese and meats are brought to you with a grill to melt and eat the raclette. With a glass of wine, perfect!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great !

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great food. Great location. Not too pretentious, we showed up a little sweaty and ragged after a day of hiking, and we still felt welcom.

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GM
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expertly prepared dishes. The featured items are a sure bet.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed our date night and the food/drinks were great! Only complaint was that we ordered a lot of food and each course came out within 5 minutes of each other and it just was enough time to complete a course plus we had zero room on our table. Next time we return we will only order one course at a time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, definitely going back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All aspects of service were great, the bartender, hostess and server were all all friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the escargot, the classic garlicky butter sauce was well balanced and delicious. The toasted baguette was perfect for soaking up the sauce. An excellent starter that I would order again. The Steak Frites was superb! The hanger steak was perfectly medium rare as ordered, seasoned properly and one of the most tender delicious steaks I’ve had in quite a while. Put that on top of the delicious crispy and tender fries and it’s a wonderful experience. Others in my party thoroughly enjoyed their onion soup, their coq au vin and their beef bourguignon. I look forward to trying the mussels on my next visit. The atmosphere is casual but not overly casual. It’s energetic, friendly and lively. A Parisian bistro atmosphere in Buffalo, they got it right. Great food, good wine and reasonable prices. Definitely a place to frequent.

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AS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far my favorite Buffalo restaurant. The food is incredible and the staff is friendly and attentive. I recommend Raclettes to everybody!

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-Shea’s. Awesome!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Graduation dinner, was a bit louder than usual. The food was fantastic, well done!

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience beginning with the swiss cheese fondue, cocktails and amazing creme brûlée! Our server was charming and knowledgeable. Check out this little slice of Paris in Buffalo!

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious. Service outstanding warm and welcoming.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time At Raclettes, and I’m sure I will return again! Food, service and surroundings were all fantastic!!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for date night and was so beyond impressed. The service was awesome, the food was absolutely delicious, and the dessert cocktails were amazing. It’s a very nice, calm atmosphere.

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BO
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very eclectic vibe. Took my wife for Mother's Day. Servers were very helpful with food selections.
Wasn't sure about a French Restaurant but we loved it.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, our server was great (informative, attentive, but not overbearing). We thought the prices, including a bottle of wine, were very reasonable.

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KE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem. The food was delicious and staff very friendly. Highly recommend

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, excellent food, outstanding menu selection and knowledgeable staff!

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GM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic French dining experience. The waiter made you feel like you were across the pond. Relaxed pace tool you to a place other than the frenzied pace of the Northeast. You end the experience when you are ready. How is that? You request the check!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, server was very educational. Drinks were outstanding. Would go back again.

Raclettes
Responded on May 7, 2019

Thanks for joining us for drinks and dinner (or lunch). We look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

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m
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu is small if you don't order raclette, otherwise, service is good and ambiance is good. A bit pricey but understandable

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OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great first time experience!!! The service from door to door was exceptional. I was worried about the menu because I’m a picky diner but it was fabulously good. Rueben made the best cocktails and ensured our experience was great. I will make sure to keep this spot on my go to list.

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CS
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was delicious!! Service good. Can't wait to go back!

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Raclettes!!! Unpretentious French dining experience. The beef bourguignon is the best. Great wine and cocktail menu. The owner is often there and very friendly chatting with the patrons. This is “our place”.

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TB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE traveled from Pittsburgh to an event in Buffalo and had no idea where to eat on Saturday evening downtown that close to where we were staying in the city. Googled a few places that had 4+ ratings and also offered gluten free food. Raclettes came up. So I read other reviews,etc. and decided to give it a try. and I called and made reservations and confirmed the gluten free options. We ( the 3 of us) were not disappointed. We were greeted by Julie (manager) and since we were early based on the reservation I made our table was not yet ready. So, we sat at the bar and had a glass of wine/drinks based on Reuben's ( bartender) recommendations. Best "house" white/Chardonney I have ever had. Reuben and Jules we so nice and personal we all decided to stay and eat at the bar and had a great meal, with good conversation with both Julie and Reuben when they were not busy. We talked about the local event we were going to attend the next day and they genuinely seemed interested instead of the usual surface small talk , we also talked about Buffalo over all since we didn't really know the city. I would highly recommend this smaller venue for great food, atmosphere and great personnel/staff.

Raclettes
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for choosing Raclettes. We are so happy to offer Gluten Free & Vegan items - it is so important. Ruben and Julia are truly Buffalo gems and we are so very fortunate to have them running the place - and lucky to be allowed to enjoy their company on a daily basis. I'm so glad you felt the same way! I also LOVE the Chardonnay, the City of Buffalo, and Pittsburgh! (My Dad was from Johnstown so I have been there many times). We hope to see you again next time you visit our lovely city.

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WP
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was totally “top notch”. We will definitely be back!

Raclettes
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for coming! We appreciate your patronage and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Picked this place for dinner while traveling. Based on location, reviews, and menu prices thought it would be more upscale. Raclettes struck me as more of a happy hour bar with a handful of tables. We are discerning diners and felt most of dishes missed the mark. Lamb lollipops were excellent! Mussels were bitter and not fresh. Ratatouille was swimming in strange brown sauce. The duck was chewy and lacked seasoning. Both dishes were served with risotto which is Italian. Our server was very charming and did a nice job. This place is better suited to drinks and quick bites.

Raclettes
Responded on May 3, 2019

I appreciate your kind words for your server and am truly happy that you enjoyed the lamb. I'm sorry, however, that you were so disappointed with everything else. We do market ourselves as Casual French - not Upscale - but I believe our level of service and quality of food is top of the line. Many other reviews would attest to this. I would like to assure you that the mussels are fresh and are delivered 3 to 4 times a week and the brown sauce is actually a seasoned vegetable broth.

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n
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great to celebrate a special occasion, extremely helpful staff

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh food and very good service
French onion soup !!

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AP
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Before heading off to see Cher at the Key Bank Center, my daughter & I went to Raclettes for dinner. We chose to start with cocktails from their bar. Both selections were very good (but I think my daughter was quite enamored with hers, as she started to look up the ingredients) We opened with French Onion Soup, very nicely made with a good balance of the bread, cheese & soup within the crock.
I chose the salmon for my entree, it was well prepared, accompanied by nicely seasoned red potato wedges. My daughter chose the duck, and spent dinner claiming that she made the better choice after trying a tiny taste of my meal. I feel both where equally good.
The service throughout the entire time was attentive on the right level. Our waiter really made it feel like a real French Bistro with his beautiful pronunciations of the menu offering and his timely appearances. I would certainly consider stopping in for dinner (or lunch)

Raclettes
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you so much for coming to us before the show. I am so happy that you and your daughter thoroughly enjoyed food, drinks and service! Our entire staff is dedicated to giving all of our customers a wonderful dining experience. It seems they met that mark on all counts! Ruben, our bar manager, has thoughtfully created our cocktail list. Our new Spring/Summer list will be out next week with some of the same and some new creations for the warmer weather. Come back soon and try one!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While we got a little lost finding the location, it was a joy once we arrived. The space is well set up, the staff super friendly and helpful, especially for people handling the raclette grill for the first time. I wish we'd had room for dessert to give that a try as well, but after having the amazing scallop dish of the day (that saffron creme was astounding) and then the French raclette board with a few add ons, we we were full. I do recommend adding on some veggies; we did and it was a nice was to break up all the meat and cheese. The haricots verts sizzle up quite nicely!

Raclettes
Responded on May 3, 2019

I am very grateful that you found us and for this wonderful review! We are all so pleased that you enjoyed the Raclette and I agree that the sizzling veggies make it even more fun. Here's to you, MandyS, to Chef Brandon and his scallops, and to our amazingly friendly front of house staff!!

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JD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Terrific brunch food (croissant french toast and omelets) and french press coffee. Loved the bistro feel and prices are very fair.
I'd head back here again for lunch and dinner if and when I'm back in town.

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WF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hostess, waiter and wait staff knew what they were doing
Food was very good

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N
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I loved Raclettes! The food was great, service was great, and our waitress gave me a free gluten free crepe for my birthday! We left feeling full and happy. Tres Bien! Can’t wait for our next meal there!

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GJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our dinner at Raclettes. Having been fortunate to have lived in France for a while, it was great to enjoy some of our favorites, like Moules and Frites, and Raclette. Based on another diner's review, we also had the lollipop lamb chops, which were must incredible.
The service was spot on with just the right amount of attention.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our server Florian. He took the time to explain the menu shared his culture and even sang happy birthday in French. We will be back !

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ET
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food, the waiter, his suggestions was great. We will be back

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