Hydraulic Hearth

4.7
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522 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Restaurant and Brewery. We specialize in brick-oven pizzas and fresh beer brewed in house by our friends at Community Beer Works. Our mission is to add to the food scene of Buffalo, while growing the Larkinville neighborhood.

*The entire patio is walk-in only
What 522 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nancym
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My son in from out of town so met for a family dinner

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mggg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We love their pizza here! It’s very thin crust, flavorful. Pepperoni is fabulous!!

But almost every time, we get very poor service. Why is this tolerated? The waitress drops off the food, and next time you see her she’s giving you the check, or you have to ask. Never even inquires if the food is/was ok or if we need anything.

We will be back for the food. Management needs to watch servers and they will see the service is lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date night. Food and drinks were delicious. Prices were fair. Staff was great l!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was fast and our server was pleasant. I ordered the Pepperoni Pizza and it was fantastic. And I think it's great that you can get a flight of beer so you can try 3 or 6 at one time. Hydraulic Hearth is one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo.

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MicheleG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my husbands Birthday and the server went out of her way to bring out a complimentary dessert. It was very much appreciated. That’s what I call Great Service!! We had a wonderful family Birthday dinner. My husband was very happy.

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AllieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far my boyfriend and I’s favorite restaurant. Our favorite pizza used to be the fried chicken, but they have since changed their menu. We decided to try the Chicken & Waffles pizza and it did not disappoint. It was phenomenal. We also always get the Buratta.

The ambiance is also great. Definitely recommend making reservations on a Friday or Saturday, as it does get busy.

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AprilA
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a pleasant experience from the beginning. As soon as we walked in we were greeted pleasantly and promptly escorted to our reserved table. Wait staff was pleasant and knowledgable. All the food and drinks were delivered quickly and it was all sooooooo good. Can't wait to go back again!

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dine0920
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was great and their pizza is amazing! Will return anytime

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DennisH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Salads and pizza are our favorite
soups yummy--great in winter
Staff are responsive and great with children
Beers are great and samples offered

Would like to see a bolognese on the menu----

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Angelina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s my favorite pizza restaurant!! Pizza choices are amazing!! And delicious!!

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RichardV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of our favorites! Date night or the entire family.

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MeredethL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. I look forward to returning.

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Didi
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food & friendly service. I had the soup of the day - potato leek - it was excellent & well worth the $6. Our pizzas were great too - I love that each time I’ve been there (this was my 3rd over 12 months) the varieties of pizza changed & seemed appropriate for the season. My pesto arugula was dynamite - not too much heat-just a little kick from the chili honey. And my husband’s pepperoni was classic. We will definitely return! Our first time there we sat by the brick oven. It was entertaining to watch how fast they crank out the pizzas & how fresh the ingredients. Try sitting there if you want a different perspective during your meal.

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LeighM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really cool ambiance. The building is awesome and so is the staff. We'll return there!

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MaryH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy it here. The cocktails and pizza are excellent and the service is always good.

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vipSandyC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome pizza ! Love the cocktails !

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JustineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my wife out for dinner. The service was excellent. We shared salad, hummus dip and mushroom pizza. Good selection of craft beers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails & pizza were great!

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Tammy
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Quick service, food is good but pizzas have very little toppings for the price.

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JenniferK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a repeat customer here and I’ve introduced many friends to this restaurant. We enjoyed sitting by the brick oven area and chatting with the staff making pizzas. I always order a gluten-free pizza for my diet And have always been very satisfied.

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RobertK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great place, both ambience and food!
Will continue to enjoy the excellent food!

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Betsyjoyous
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Good vibe - active but not overly so on a Friday night. Caters to cocktail or beer drinkers with a small selection of wine. We split an appetizer - wings which were very good - and a pizza. Pizza was somewhat disappointing- not enough topping to make it memorable. Overall a good place to go for a casual meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizzas, salads, apps, drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places in WNY. By far, our favorite pizza and a great draft beer selection, with several brewed onsite by Community Brewing. Great place with outstanding service.

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JeanineP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location with free parking. Nice use of an old brick building, Pizza and salad were great. Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing experience on a Friday at 5pm. We brought our toddler and baby to enjoy restaurant week. We were not disappointed. It was fast and delicious. Anyone with kids knows quick service is important. Hydraulic Hearth went above and beyond to make all of us happy. We will be back.

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and we loved everything!!!!
The food was great. Came out fast and hot. Will be coming back!!!

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SK13
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for a group dinner. We brought some out of town guests and they loved it!

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vipSandyC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome ! Fabulous pizza and fun cocktails !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable experience

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vipdebbie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was amazing. Had to add 2 more girls to my reservation. They Accommodated our party of 10 with ease. We had a great girls night out with amazing cocktails and wonderful food.

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vipfortheloveofbuffalo
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Popped in for alpaca night~ (so cute by the way) and ended up drinking beers and having pizza. We were seated earlier than our reservation which was great. The beers were so good. Our charcuterie appetizer was yummy with a good variety. The salad, wings and pizza we ordered were all good to. Love the building, love the outside patio... the bar... the whole place is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have a great time at Hydraulic Hearth!!! One of my favorite spots in Buffalo!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

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GaryQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, friendly staff. Food was delicious!! Would definitely go again, really enjoyed the whole evening.

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mggg
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The pizza was FABULOUS! Basic pepperoni, but excellent quality. Food was served very quickly too. Will definitely be returning.

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SharrieF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good. Service was excellent! Would definitely return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Always a great experience at Hydraulic.

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MaryannG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Best pizza in the area. Great place to hang out on Larkinville Wednesday or any other night of the week.

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