Hydraulic Hearth

4.7
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506 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 506 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome pizza ! Love the cocktails !

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

Delicious!

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OT
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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails & pizza were great!

T
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

JK
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.

RK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

B
Charleston
35 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pizzas, salads, apps, drinks.

OT
New York Area
30 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.

JP
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.

OT
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.

DF
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!!!

SK
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!

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

Awesome ! Fabulous pizza and fun cocktails !

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very enjoyable experience

d
New York Area
18 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.

f
New York Area
50 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!

GQ
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.

m
New York Area
9 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.

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

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

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MG
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.

MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good, service was phenomenal. Very limited menu.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely location, great energy, amazing food. You can’t go wrong with a place like this!!

c
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

Sorry to say we didn’t enjoy our visit this time around. Waitress forgot our order and then didn’t apologize or offer to compensate us for her mistake. Margherita pizza cans without the pepperoni when it did arrive.

h
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good place for a late night dinner. Pizzas were very good, while apps were what I would call "typical bar food". Great selection of beers, though I'm not a beer drinker. Outside tables were on a first come/served basis, so we sat inside. Not for people expecting fine dining, but it has its niche as an anchor for hipsters in Larkinville.

w
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the amazing food and service indoors to a wonderful evening in the beer garden, we will be returning. The live music was terrific and not too loud (and I generally hate live music) - they covered a really interesting swath of music from alternative to classic. I was also impressed at the range of people enjoying the indoor and outdoor space on a Saturday night - from children to older customers. It was a very warm and fun atmosphere.

DE
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We started with the bourbon wings, and they were done to true wing perfection! Then we had the chicken pizza with a garlic cream base, with peas and red onions. It was extremely thin (we have never been here before) and toppings were a little light, but the flavor was amazing so it made up for it! We will definitely go back as other items I want to try (like the fondue, Swedish meatballs, and more pizza!)

w
New England
33 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent, even on a busy night, since there was a music event on the patio. She also accommodated some food allergies from our table.

s
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great industrial hip restaurant. Really good brick oven pizza and cocktails. Huge outside patio for nice summer evenings

MC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Reviewed menu prior to visit. Several of the pizza's sounded delicious. We settled on the Ricotta with broccoli and spinach. All together their may have been 1 to 2 small pieces of broccoli per slice and less of the spinach. The crust was fair but I expected a crisper crust, not so soft. The atmosphere and service was great.
Had heard such great things .

JS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for dinner in the middle of a brewery tour, and it was the perfect spot! The pizza and appetizers were amazing, the beer was great and you won't be disappointed with the absinthe cocktail! An all around great dining experience.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing, and never takes long. We usually use opentable for reservations and never have had an issue waiting for a table. Wait staff is always friendly. It’s nice that they rotate their cocktail menu, sometimes I wish I could get a particular one all the time though. The outdoor area is nice too with lots of seating and a bar.

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, Great vibe!
Really had a nice evening!

GL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Hydraulic Hearth was a delightful destination for a delicious dinner.

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beer selection and pizza were great. Service was prompt and attentive. The outdoor area was a bonus on a nice night. We will ne back.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was just right in quantity and quality. The Korean short ribs were a little underwhelming. The hostess and wait staff were helpful and accommodating. Nice place and good atmosphere.

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