Toutant

4.6
1568 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Toutant**(pronounced too-tawnt) offers contemporary country cuisine and libations, served in a comfortable, casual setting. Focusing on high-quality, seasonal ingredients, Roberts’ Southern Louisiana roots and dedication to New York’s farming community provides Buffalo diners with access to modern, fresh cuisine influenced by the American South.

Ideally, Toutant seeks to invoke the memories of its guests’ early childhood family dinners, demonstrating the heart, preparation, and comfort experienced at those gatherings. Guests are able to enjoy upscale Southern comfort fare from a menu featuring vast amounts of fresh Gulf seafood and shellfish, buttermilk fried chicken, and accurate renditions of numerous Southern favorites like jambalaya, house-smoked sausages, cast iron skillet cornbread, and authentic barbecue offerings. The beverage program features seasonal frozen daiquiris, local cider, beer and wine, as well as hand-selected bourbons, whiskeys, and moonshine.
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GN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess to the bartender to our server, I have to say that this restaurant has some of the friendliest people working for them. They were so kind and accommodating. The food was beyond delicious! Best fried chicken I've ever had! Total game changer - ask for a side of their hot chicken sauce to dip the fried chicken in, OMG!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, drinks were good as well. Prices were somewhat higher than what I wanted to pay

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

Our brunch at Toutant was great. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

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JL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Toutant after hearing about it for some time. We were not disappointed. We were able to make a same day reservation for brunch. We were seated as soon as we arrived. We were on the third floor and there were a couple open tables. Our server was at our table promptly to give us the specials and take our drink order. We ordered the beignets as a starter and they were hot, perfectly cooked and delicious. There were six in the order and we brought 2 home. For our meals, I had the waffle with a side of bacon and my husband had the omelet special. The food was piping hot when it came out! 🙌🏼 The waffle was all yeasty goodness and it came with plenty of maple syrup. The bacon was thick cut and again, cooked perfectly. My husband’s omelet was very good and came with a side of potatoes-white and sweet mixed. He’s not a fan of sweet potatoes but they didn’t take away from the dish.
Our server was attentive and friendly without hovering. She was efficient and handled all the tables on the third floor.
We will definitely go back and are looking forward to trying the dinner menu.
Sidebar: the only thing that bothered us was that the person at the table next to us was vaping. I’m not even sure you are supposed to do that in a restaurant?? We chose not to complain during our meal as it would have been quite obvious who made the complaint.

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My friends and I went out on a friday night. We had fried catfish with grits, fried chicken and mashed potatoes and jambalaya. We also had ooy gooy cake and butter ice cream that was really good. Only complaint we had was the corn bread was burnt. Also it not really a picky kid friendly menu. The serve was good and the atmosphere was inviting. I would go back again.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I’ve always talked very highly of toutant but not sure if I’ll continue to do that.
My friend and I wanted to go out to dinner and I was telling her how good toutant was. Unfortunately the food wasn’t very great. We both got the fried chicken. You could tell it hasn’t been cooked to order as the chicken was not hot inside. All the sides we got were okay, I guess, but nothing spectacular. I was mostly upset bc it was her first time there.
Also, our waitress wasn’t the friendliest. She talked so fast explaining things on the menu, more like she was so used to it that it was robotic.
The food wasn’t bad, that’s why u didn’t complain. Unfortunately my friend said she had better food at kfc.
Better luck next time, I guess!

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food and drinks here are delicious! Order the catfish and grits and my husband order the BBQ special for the week, beef brisket and baked beans. We split an order of buttermilk biscuits and homemade jam. So good, like what your mama would make... Even better, lol! We want to come next time for Sunday brunch!

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m
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

ambience perfection, love the decor, outfitting and design. will return!

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A
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience ever.

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WK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A fun place to try spicy foods. Everything was yummy! We. Will be back.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food and cocktails. Solid beer selection. Hot chicken and collards were extremely good. The fried deviled eggs were unexpected and totally yummy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fantastic

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CK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Buffalo! Great service, amazing food, really cool atmosphere. The dining area is on the 2nd and 3rd floor so that's something to be aware of if you have trouble with stairs. The fried chicken is next level amazing. Great cocktails too. Brunch and dinner are fantastic but you really get the full experience at dinner. A great option for a Shea's night.

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

Toutant is a really nice restaurant with very good food and outstanding service. If you happen to be heading downtown, I would definitely encourage you to check out Toutant.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Food is the best....we love it here.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and staff. We have been here many times and never had a bad experience. Love it here

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The drinks were better than the food. Nice ambiance and location.

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E
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drink, and service!

Can’t go wrong here

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JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit my guest liked it a lot I thought the food was better on my first visit overall I will come back

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks!

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TH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Toutant is probably my favorite restaurant in Buffalo; being from the south, there are occasionally area restaurants with an especially good dish (or two) which remind me of home, but usually not much more. Toutant may be modern in style, but their approach is all down home, right down to the changing seasonal dishes and flavors of their (ever expanding) menu. I love their (not always) small plates - you just try to pick just one (nope.) You'll never know how much fresh cracklins were missing from your life until you try them. Bonus for an elegant bar with drink specials to suit everyone in your party. Staff? As attentive as you could ask for, every time. I've brought work colleagues with me, met friends for drinks, my mom for brunch and celebrated birthdays here - always a great experience and can recommend highly (please bring back the Muffuletta!)

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LS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s nothing not to love about Toutant! The space is fun, the service is excellent, and everything we ordered was amazing - we’d return just for the cornbread, and highly recommend the warm bread pudding!

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toutant again provided us with a great meal. Jambalaya was just as described, the fried chicken was beyond good, and the burger was cooked exactly as ordered. We sampled the hush puppies and an asparagus dish. These both were just so good. Our food was great. Our server answered all questions thoroughly. We were there early, 5pm, so noise wasn't a problem then. It is just a wonderful place for food and service.

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I visit I tell myself I will try something new but I always end up ordering the jambalaya with sausage. Luckily I get to taste everyone else’s!
Never had a bad experience or anything but excellent food and service

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neigbourhood restaruant and delicious food.

Very child friendly and accomodating

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great restaurant with excellent food! Didn't leave hungry at all!

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p
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Toutant was amazing!! The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly. Our waiter (I believe his name was Tyler) was awesome. It was our anniversary and he gave us a complimentary toast of champagne. We also loved the look inside. We will definitely be back!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone we had contact with was upbeat, pleasant and very attentive.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The visit to Toutant was overall enjoyable. The portion size was small for the price paid, and the cocktails, although delicious, were also small and only filled 2/3 of the glass when served. I had ordered the Bologna sandwich, and while the meat was delicious, the bun was weak and soggy.

The waitstaff, however, were very welcoming and accommodating, and asked prior to ordering if any dietary or allergy restrictions needed to be addressed, which I thought was a nice touch. The ambience is great too, with a strong Creole/French vibe.

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BL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A distinct feeling of welcoming hit us as we entered Toutant; the hostesses were attentive and kind, the bartenders were both courteous despite it being a busy evening. The overall feeling of Toutant was warm and homey, from the exposed brick walls to the dark wood floors and tables. When we were seated, I can only describe the drink menu as unique... in a good way. I had the Dream Maker anf my partner had the Whirlaway. Both drinks were absolutely delicious. The food (especially the honey corn bread) was great comfort food. The service was absolutely wonderful; kind and attentive staff helped make this an amazing date night.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe of this restaurant. Great spot to hit before Shea’s! Brisket flavour delish though a bit overdone. Server and staff including bar were welcoming and pro!

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GK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Toutant and it was terrific! The staff was outstanding, and the food was delicious as the veterans of Toutant with whom we dined said it would be. Had a great time there.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always. Brown Butter ice cream was sublime

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DI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waitress was wonderful, very informative, knew all the food items and explained it in a very colorful way.
Bartenders were fun

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AN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Father’s day

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch.. Food was very good tho’ $13 for a waffle with preserves is alitlle pricey and had a Bloody Mary which was good but definitely larked presentation! No olives, no celery; just a pickled green bean??
Overall food good but no hurry to go back

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MZ
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, & everything was wonderful! Fried chicken & corn was the best I've ever eaten!

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CJ
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We had a great meal, but our server was one of the worst I've ever experienced. She didn't explain the menu at all and rushed us through our meal. Thankfully the bussers somewhat saved the night. It's such a shame because the kitchen staff is very talented and unfortunately the server really took away from the meal.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding! The gumbo appetizers with chicken and sausage was delicious and generous portion. Catfish was cooked perfectly not at all greasy and the acidity from the green tomatoes was a nice complement. Beautiful building and looking forward to my next visit.

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