CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS

4.3
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$30 and under
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American
THE CHEZ AMI AT CURTISS HOTEL IS A 200+ SEAT CASUAL UPSCALE RESTAURANT WITH YEAR-ROUND PATIO SEATING ALONG WEST HURON STREET FEATURING WORLD CLASS DINING AND WESTERN NEW YORK’S ONLY REVOLVING BAR.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Table was ready. Server accommodated our gift opening . She suggested slices of birthday cake at the end of the meal.

JS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my husband birthday and he so much like it. We will come back again.

CR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent from the valet in the parking lot, greeters, servers and of course the chef that prepared the food!

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful meal here!

PM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Ordered twin lobster tails sent them back because they were under cooked and mushy. Returned with hot butter still mushy couldn’t eat. Other person order a steak medium and was cooked very rare center still cold.

CM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Checked online for the menu as it was my first time there. Nothing was noted that on New Years Eve the menu was a set menu.

Were not the best options compared to the original menu online.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tim our waiter was perfect!!

JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have eaten at Chez Ami before and had an amzing meal. This particular time my husbnads steak was stringy - everything else was fabulous

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Our group went to Chez Ami for Christmas dinner. What seemed like a promising choice based on the online reviews and pictures turned out to be a poor dining experience. My turkey dinner was partially cold and tasted like it had been microwaved, while my husband’s “garlic spread” pizza tasted like it was covered in mayonnaise. We ended up paying close to $300 for a dinner I could have made better at home.

F
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

We chose restaurant for Christmas dinner. I ordered the Bouillabaisse w/tomato sauce; very salty to taste. Seafood was good but limited amount. More potatoes than seafood. Bread was cold & spread was not melted. My husband & daughter ordered 1/2 chicken. Presentation was not impressive. Vegetables were cut in small squares in abundance w/chicken in the middle. Server was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was wonderful

MW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

We were looking for a place downtown that offered Christmas dinner and saw an ad for Chez Ami. It was a gem. The food was delicious and well prepared with creative touches, specially the pasta with dates and pine nuts. My crème Brule dessert was among the best I've ever had. The service was very professional. We were only disappointed that not many people took advantage of this spot for a quiet dinner...we recommend it highly to anyone next year!

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Annual dinner and theater night with the family

V
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A group of 5 went for cocktails on roof top lounge. That was nice except to cold to go outside. 3 of us ordered specialty cocktails at our table, they were good. We had dinner in the restaurant. I guess I was expecting more holiday decor since it was a week before Christmas. Kind of disappointed in that. In our group, the 3 pizza’s ordered were served very hot but the soup and a scallop dinner were just like warm. Send the soup back to be reheated. The scallop order was just eaten. Too bad. Nice presentation. Only one person had dessert the rest just had after dinner beverages. Dessert was good.

KS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

Our holiday visit to a play with friends was capped off with a lovely dinner at Chez Ami. We were late getting there because of a mixup about runtime at the theater but they accommodated us in a very friendly way. Our dinners were very good. The wine was outstanding. Greeting staff and wait staff were all terrific. We will be back.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our evening was begun by two delicately made cocktails that set the tone for a creative, culinary experience. Everything was exactly what one would expect from a a hotel and restaurant with an impeccable reputation. I will return with friends that have high expectations as I know they will be served well.

j
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After checking out the rooftop bar/lounge first (our bartender Andrew was amazing) This three-course dinner was included in the staycation package. We had the choice of soup or salad. We both opted for a salad one spinach and one fall salad. For the entrees we had the Tagliatelle and the braised short rib. And for our dessert, cheesecake and the bread pudding. All of the portions were huge and tasted great. The restaurant itself is beautiful as well as the exceptional service from Timofey.

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The filet mignon was absolutely delicious! Our waiter, Kevin, was wonderful, personal and attentive!!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lunch choices were very good....
Buffalo wing pizza, turkey club, American burger

Prices would not make Chez Ami a regular lunch dining location, tho’.

CK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate here before the show at 710 Main St. We were looking for a place that was festive and would get us in the holiday spirit. Food , service , ambiance was all great .

R
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice place and the food was good, but the menu was somewhat more limited than at some of the other places we've been to brunch. I had the shrimp and grits which was quite nice and my wife had the Crab cake. Both were good.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made a reservation for lunch on Sunday. When we arrived we were told they were no longer serving despite the reservation I made on Opentable. We had to scramble to find another place to eat. Then I got an email from Opentable that the restaurant reported that I didn’t show for the reservation! Sloppy!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Excellent service! Outside room is really quiet!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was good, drinks and meals were a bit high priced

RB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice date night location. Great service and ambiance. Our servers were attentive and knowledgeable. Pricing for food and drink was reasonable for menu offerings. We will be back!

CM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent wait staff, dinner menu and food was excellent. Portions were large for pasta and dessert.
Would go back

D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We did the Staycation package, so there was a special 3 course menu. Nice variety of salads, entries and desserts. Our server was not very good-inattentive, not professional and full of apology but kept ignoring us anyway! Plus we were seated in the outer dining room, which was not a great ambiance for dinner. Food was excellent though!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was awesome! The service was superior, our waiter was great! I loved that they had meatless items to choose from on the menu. We took a walk to the rooftop bar an admired the scenerie. The whole hotel was beautiful even the bathrooms. Would love to come & hang at the pool & spa some day. Definitely recommend chez Ami Restaurant. Prices were good too. Very affordable. Portions were also great. I had left overs so I'm able to relive the moment 😇 Cynthia Steinmueller

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Everything was good not great for the price. We we would not go out of our way for it.

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

The food was absolutely AMAZING! Kudos to the back of the house. The service has definitely gone downhill in recent years. Bartenders were slow and had to ask several times for us to reorder a drink (which was a gin martini and gimlet - nothing crazy). The waiter for our table was also slow, messed up and order, delivered the wrong order twice. The fault belongs to management, not the employees. It is their job to train staff and to ensure the staff who is working can perform the job.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were seated promptly at our reservation time. Server was attentive. I ordered the Bronzini and it was excellent. The burrata salad was also very good. My husband had Veal Marsala which was very good. Our food was very hot when we received it. My only complaints are that our food came out almost too fast and it was very noisy. Otherwise food and service were great and I would recommend it.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good food, delicious. My only issue is as that I ordered my fillet medium and it was well done. The taste was very good and I ate it just the same. I’d have given all 5 stars otherwise. Cheesecake was great, made in house!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Filet was ordered medium but came out essentially raw in the middle, management tried to have it reheated...yeah. Brought a new entree out which was not the cut that was ordered initially and had abysmal plating. Creme brulee with the consistency of scrambled eggs, plus a human hair for garnish.

GM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I already have recommended your hotel to a couple of friends and family. This is one of my favorite places! We keep coming back!!!

BS
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

CHEZ AMI is turning out to be one our favorite restaurants in downtown Buffalo! Service is always attentive. Entree presentation is excellent!

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding as usual. Everyone had a good time.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Buffalo for my mother’s 101st Birthday. Loved everything about our brunch. Food was excellent and service perfect.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Service was horrible. We were one of only two tables in the place. Waitress took our drink order, (coffee & OJ,) and it took over TEN minutes for her to bring coffee. Un-exceptable. Quality of food was good but very pricey. Waitress finally appeared to take some empty plates, didn’t ask if we would like anything else, and after some time my husband had to get up to go get the check. Never again.

WP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a truly memorable dining experience! Everything was TOP NOTCH