The Roycroft Inn

4.6
1437 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Dine amongst Arts and Crafts history at the beautifully restored Roycroft Inn, a national historic landmark. The Roycroft Inn features an artisan inspired menu highlighting regional and seasonal foods. Our Chef uses many locally produced ingredients in the preparation of this contemporary menu with daily special creations. The Sunday brunch was voted the best in the area by Buffalo Spree magazine and Zagat Survey has named the Roycroft Inn “best bang for your buck.” . In addition The Roycroft Inn's Sunday brunch has been rated in the top 100 brunches in the United States for the last two years by Open Table diners.There is fireside dining during the winter months and outdoor dining on the peristyle in the summer. Ambiance is casual elegance. Located within 30 minutes of the Buffalo/Niagara Airport and steps away from local ski resorts.
Dinner selections range from $16-$35, lunch from $7-$15,
Sunday Buffet Brunch from $29.00
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BH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an overnight stay at The Roycroft Inn so we decided to have dinner at the Restaurant, as well. The Roycroft is a wonderful step back in time to the Arts & Crafts Era, started in 1895 by Elbert Hubbard. Our server allowed us to enjoy our cocktail before rushing us into meal choices. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, starting with the Grilled Brie Cheese Plate that included the most wonderfully fresh blackberries and blueberries and Inn-made blackberry brandy jam and crostini. Our server was more than happy to provide us with additional crostini to enjoy with our brie. My husband & I both opted for the Veal Osso Buco special that was prepared to perfection. We chose to split The Dessert Sliver of the Apple Bourbon Cheesecake. The Roycroft never disappoints! We will be back!

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OP
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner for 2 on my birthday. The Valentine's Day specials were still in effect, and you couldn't beat the deal. The lobster/seafood bisque was wonderful, my husband loved his HUGE Ceasar Salad, our entrees of filet and scallops were spectacular, and the flourless chocolate cake and creme brulee were devine...add the bottle of Cabernet included in the deal...WIN, WIN, WIN! The atmosphere here is very relaxed and our fireside seats were perfect. Service by Lynn was top notch. Thank you Roycroft Inn for a wonderful evening all around!

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ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe a little pricey and not an every Sunday brunch place. But well worth a splurge now and then. Everything about the place was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive, kept the coffee filled and making sure we were happy. A wonderful selection of food and choices. Quality of the food was great.
I took a friend for her birthday celebration and we were both very happy.

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CA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Disappointing. The pork was dry, the salmon dish was average. The other dishes, scallops and filet were good. But our celebration fell flat due to lack luster service. So not expected from such an iconic restaurant.

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SD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fillet and lobster was excellent. The atmosphere is wonderful.

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MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food; fantastic choice of live music. Stellar service from our waitress, Sue. Gorgeous setting. What more could you want from a night out?

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Having requested a special table to celebrate Valentine's Day I was quite happy to be shown a table in an alcove two hours prior to seating. However, we were shown a different table upon arrival at our reserved time and never quite made the necessary adjustment to overcome the disappointment we experienced. This, in my opinion, is a serious error which necessitate something more than an apology. A bottle of wine or desert would have changed my memory. Consequently, even though we enjoyed our food and the table near the fireplace we are unlikely to return.

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TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Valentines dinner for 2. It was amazingly delicious and a superb value! That lobster risotto is perfection! Can’t wait to go back!

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GP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service with a smile, great variety of food and drinks. Really nice decor. Would totally go back!

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GA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic historical building, great food, our waiter was very professional can’t wait to go back.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a catch-up dinner at the Roycroft, early in the evening around 5 o'clock, and it was a lovely experience. The "patio" was quiet pre-dinner rush and the service was incredibly attentive. The food - my gnocchi and her short ribs - was tastefully plated and quite hearty. For the price, both dishes were a bit bland, but I suppose that's what happens when you're trying to please a larger clientele. The stand-outs of the night were actually the desserts; If you're a carrot cake person, you'll love the Carrot Cake Mousse Dome. Overall, it was a cozy, pleasant experience and the hotel itself is a must-see if you're ever in East Aurora.

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E
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience !

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I already left a glowing review but I'll say it again. It was a wonderful experience from the food to the service and well worth every penny!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for lunch for a group/family get together. Nice choices and lunch prices were good. All were happy with their meals and we had lots of time to talk enjoy the company.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Sunday brunch! The omelette was delicious, so were the little sausage links. I think I overdid it a bit with the bacon...go figure. But the absolute icing on the cake was the waffles!!! I usually refrain, but they were as light and sweet as , uh, icing on a cake!!

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, ambiance was great and the wine was fabulous!

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SP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service and the building is beautiful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food Love the setting n music at brunch

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , outstanding dinner in a beautiful setting. A wonderful evening.

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EE
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful return visit to the Roycroft In after 10+ years and the food, service and ambience were fabulous - so happy to have made the return trip!

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The NY strip steak was a tough piece of meat and came out luke warm. The croquette was good and the veg side was below average. Appetizers were good. The desserts were average. The food is not worth the money. I wouldn’t go back there for dinner, only brunch.

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W
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband's and my first time at the Roycroft. We had a couple apps, salad and 2 entrees. The food was totally on point. Our server was friendly and very attentive. I couldn't have asked for a better meal and love the ambiance. We definitely plan on returning.

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

You just never know what to expect on New Year's Eve. Happy to report the Roycroft passed with flying colors. We were seated immediately upon arrival at a perfect table by the fireplace. A server arrived with water and menus and took our drink order. The level of service continued all night. Shared the blue cheese and carmelized onion tart. Very tasty, with the perfect balance of flavors. Dinner choices were filet, cooked exactly as ordered and scallops, sweet and fresh. The only disappointment was the bread. Just don't care for whole wheat with wine and dinner. The prices were also reasonable, especially for a holiday. They feature some interesting weeknight specials that seem worthwhile checking out, so looks like a reason to head back soon.

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K
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Roycroft. Everything was terrific. We actually were seated 15 minutes early! Our server went out of her way to make this dining experience special.

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VG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. We did not feel rushed and service was exceptional! Food was delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Mew Years Eve dinner!

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was great. Never experienced such bad service. Waitress was so inexperienced. Will not go back again. It was so frustrating. Took 45 minutes for appetizers then lunch came out with appetizers. She never checked on us at all till we finished

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There are very few upscale restaurants in the area that have good vegetarian options. The Roycroft is one and so is Eckl's@Larkin. One of the primary reason we frequent the Roycroft is because we have two vegetarians in the family and they get tired of places that offer only a pasta dish.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive, great selections on the buffet, good family experience

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E
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was a great server, food was excellent... love toe Roycroft

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HT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The waitress was very attentive and very prompt with our order. Great place to celebrate any big event. Very quiet surroundings.

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NP
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't beat the history and ambience of the Roycroft. Food was delicious, gracious service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room with lovely fireplace. Excellent, friendly, service. Our waiter was outstanding. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. All in all, an excellent meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to go for lunch on a weekday with our son and his girlfriend, who were in from Boston, MA. The four of us each ordered something different from the specials menu. Everyone was pleased with their meal and drinks. All of us enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant. We then took the time to stroll across the street to browse the gift shop and antique store. It was a most enjoyable experience all around.

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DH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Christmas Brunch and everything was very good. Incredible selection to choose. From fresh made omelets to carved meats to a host of sides like quiche or a newburg, everything was very much enjoyed.

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Plenty of food to choose from at the buffet. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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MP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Dinner tradition for our family and the buffet never disappoints. The wait staff is friendly but not hovering, the food is well prepared and presented and the atmosphere is just right. We look forward to this annual family dining experience with its something for everyone and no muss no fuss at home!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We have previously eaten here for Christmas. Our initial visits years ago were good: what you’d expect from the Roycroft. Then a few years back we had 2 bad Christmas dinners in a row, and decided that we’d have to go somewhere else . This year, we decided to give the Roycroft another try. Sadly, that was a mistake. Our reservation was for 1:30, and our table was immediately ready - we were seated at 1:25. We noticed how it was much less busy than previous years. It took quite a few minutes for the busser to come over and offer us coffee. We had to ask him to bring cream, he was friendly and accommodating and said our server would be right over and she’s take our drink orders. . It was another 10 minutes before she came over and took our drink order and explained the buffet . It took a total of 30 minutes fir our drinks to arrive, all diners had a choice of 1 of 3 complementary drinks, do not sure why the hold up. Meanwhile, other nearby tables had their server walk by several times. I had to remind our server who eventually brought us larger drinks stating they were compliments of her for the delay. She was nice but absent for most of the service and just seemed overwhelmed even though she only appeared to have 6 tables ? on to the food: disappointing? Dated?, mediocre at best? Carving selection included lamb, roast beef (- way too well done) and ham. No turkey? Waffle station had pre made waffles and the chef who was sitting looking disinterested .The salad station consisted of a bowl of mixed greens ( with canned olives?), a grain salad, Waldorf salad ( this was good), and salmon with the usual toppings. The cheese station had some cubed cheeses , canned beets, mehhh . Entrees were watery mashed squash, sausage, seafood neuberg, stuffed chicken Breast. Desserts - many but poor quality dry bread pudding, cannoli stuffed w pudding? . Positives:The atmosphere is lovely . But :Service was horrible. My advice ? Quality over quantity . For $42 Pp I expect more

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DB
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience was lovely, table by the fire on a snowy night. Service was good. Husband had the pork chop which he loved. I had the lobster risotto, which was just okay. Risotto was a bit runny.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with a warm fire burning for our new weekend before Christmas tradition.

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