Toutant

4.7
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1613 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Seafood, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Late Night Menu
Mon, Thu–Sun 10:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(716) 342-2901
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James D. Roberts
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Genesee
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Parking details
On Street Parking in immediate vicinity. Paid Lot ($3) across the street available after 4pm.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised by how good the venue was. We went on a date to celebrate our anniversary, and we're pleasantly surprised by gow good everything was. Our waitress was also very knowledgeable, which helpped in navigating our options.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great when we eat here!!

JD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Beautiful restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and Service was very good.
It was a little to cold at the bar and during dinner.

JT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very nice and our waiter was helpful to provide us with his recommendations. The food was ok, I think we expected more considering the online reviews.

CH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great table for 4 that allowed us to share appetizers, enjoy the company and eat delicious food!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moved away from Buffalo just as it opened and last week was my first chance to try it out, and wasn’t disappointed at all

LJ
Omaha
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started with a small glass of sparkling wine. Provided by restaurant to celebrate.
Then shared oysters. And gumbo. Yum
Finished with jambalaya and collard greens. All things we love at other restaurant
We enjoyed everything. Wait staff was friendly.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food fantastic but the front of the house service cleanliness and organization was impeccable.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Our server was very attentive but not to the point of being annoying. Loved the gumbo!

T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in Buffalo, hands down. Toutant never fails to impress.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Brunch was great and the service was spot on. Can't wait to go back and try dinner

r
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing

TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 5 and all agreed the service from Annie was great but the food was terrible! The chicken was bland, greens tasted like pure vinegar , cornbread was salty and the grits undercooked. Ive been here before a few times not sure if the cook has changed but for a birthday dinner this was a disappointment.

b
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food just seems to be getting better every time we visit.better than ever.

l
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is wonderful! We sat upstairs. It was a bit warm in the building even though the air conditioner was running. It is an old building. If you like southern style Louisiana type food, this is restaurant is a must to visit.

GF
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant the reinvents southern style cooking. This unique twist of traditional southern favorites has something for everyone. To be honest, my wife read the menu in advance and was concerned that it was too heavy for her, and she absolutely loved it. You definitely want to dine here and bring lots of friends. They also have a great bourbon, spirits and beer menu.

OT
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second time here. First was tears ago. We arrived early and grabbed seats at the bar. We ordered a hurricane and an old ruler. Both were good, we stuck w the old ruler for the rest of our drinks. Service was great, we or6the cornbread, smoked pork hush puppies for apps. Both very good. The hush puppy serving size was big. I had the bbq of the week, Turkey w grilled potato salad, big portion for the side and the turkey was good. She had the jambalaya w crab and sausage, she enjoyed it. The jambalaya was a very big portion as well. We enjoyed it here and will enjoy coming back

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled to Buffalo and stumbled across this gem! The hostess greeted us and asked about our day, we told her we were from out of town and she welcomed us to Buffalo and told our server as well and they treated us amazing. The food and service was amazing! I would recommend this restaurant

DR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends visiting from out of town

h
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall, a pleasant experience with very good food. A bit noisy.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

My meal (fried catfish) looked sloppy and didn’t taste great. I expressed that to my waiter who offered to exchange it which I declined. At that point I really didn’t want anything else after ordering appetizer, 2 sides and eating some of my Mom’s jambalaya. I was surprised they didn’t remove it from bill, especially since I didn’t finish even half of it and returned food. It’s evidence of customer service in my opinion. I’ve eaten here since they first opened and is sad that quality of food just isn’t as high.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in with some friends for brunch, mostly all of our first time there. Everything was awesome, food was delicious and Tyler was super attentive.

SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and staff are very friendly and make good recommendations

DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we drove up we were a little hesitant but once inside it was great ! The bar area was noisy but we were on the 3rd level and it was very quiet. Service was wonderful and the food was excellent ! The wine was just okay. I had the Cabernet and it wasn’t as full bodied as I’d like.

AB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our 2nd visit to Toutant was as enjoyable as our first. I loved the soft shell crabs entree and my wifes smoked turkey and smashed potatoes was excellent. Great service and friendly staff. Southern cooking with a twist is an apt description. Already thinking about our next visit.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars each time I go there. Food, drinks, staff, ambience, etc. Top notch!

OT
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Standard American generous portions. Everything we ate was delicious and flavourful. The atmosphere was cool with high ceilings and fun arty light fixtures. We’d definitely visit again when coming through Buffalo.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cute building and decor. Staff was great and very knowledgeable. If you love whiskey they had over 3 pages of choices so, I'd say this is your place. Chicken was really good but idk feel like it was missing some spice or something in the breading. Overall it was a really good meal. I would probably go again.

PX
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Overall we enjoyed Toutant -- interesting menu, not overpriced. Nice space/ambiance! My fried chicken might have been a bit overfried and the collards really did need more seasoning. Hilly Billy and the Poe Boy (nicely prepared shrimp/tasty sauce) were a hit - as were the fried deviled eggs. Our server, however, left much to be desired. After waiting more than 10 minutes to find out if the bartender could make a Cajun Martini, I went downstairs myself to inquire. Though not a dig, I might question why a cajun-themed restaurant wouldn't have jalapenos for one and suggest hot sauce - KPaul would not have been pleased. Later, a diet Coke was ordered from the server who forgot about it. The role of server is service. At least we were not charged for the drinks -- thank you!

TE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve never had a bad meal at Toutant. Sometimes specials are repetitive but always good.

C
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food! Highly recommend the Nashville Hot Chicken!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant and have always had a great night out here. We had the corn dumpling appetizer and they were incredible. Still talking about them. Twice now we’ve had the seasonal dessert so my recommendation is go for it, even if it seems a bit unusual... we’ve never regretted. Only complaint, and not even really, was that it was really cold in there. The AC was cranked. So bring a sweater if you’re always cold (like me!)

PO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty. Service was excellent. Can be a bit loud at times. Overall very good dining experience.

CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo. Such lovely people, such great service, and most importantly, such wonderful FOOD! Thank you!

k
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great, food was acceptable. Cocktails at the bar prior to dinner were not good.

K
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Getting into the restaurant was quite seemless. Got to our table fast. Ordered a couple apps and the waitress had put in the wrong prefer and received cornbread instead of the eggs. I had thought the cornbread was part of the meal like bread you would normally get. So waited for my other app to come and it did not. The waitress mentioned that she put the order in wrong and wouldn't charge. No big deal there. I was happy about that. Ordered my main course ( jambalaya) with choice of 2 meats. I got both sausage and lump crab. Upon receiving my main dish there was no lump crab added. Told the waitress and she just sent me lump crab in a bowl for me to put in myself. The taste of the food was not to my liking but I paid as normal because I paid for a service and I'm not one to complain about things. I will not be returning to this restaurant.

AT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a nice experience, the staff was nice it was a misunderstanding but they accommodated my situation greatly appreciated.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice setting and creative food. Good service. One of us was a vegetarian and everything we ordered that was meat-free lacked any seasoning or flavor, which was really disappointing.

MG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was delicious. My fiancé and I weren’t too hungry and just wanted to try some quick menu items so we shared the Buttermilk Fried Chicken dinner which was more than enough to share with an additional side and the biscuits, OMG - the biscuits!!! Perf!

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