Lafayette Brewing Company
I do not feel that I would highly recommend Lafayette Brewing Company to a friend. The ambiance and space was very nice but the service and food were lack-luster. My husband had inquired on 2 separate beers, how dark they were and what the server would recommend, the server could only respond to both questions with, "I'm not much of a beer drinker." My husband followed it up with, "Are there any beers you could recommend?" and our server responded with, "I recommend the vodka." Obviously this was not helpful. When it came to ordering food I asked whether she would recommend the fish fry, she replied, "it's ok." I don't know whether she was just unfamiliar with the menu and the food itself or whether she was just lacking in any and all enthusiasm. However, she was in no way encouraging or helpful when it came to our questions.
We were one of three tables on our side of the restaurant and both other tables had walked their bills up to her (assuming that was protocol since she had not been back in 15+ minutes to pick them up) and she reacted by saying, "You can take those back to the table, I was going to come over in a minute." The food wasn't bad but because of the poor service we received, compared to many of the other restaurants in the area, I do not see us returning here for a meal.
WE were disappointed in our experience at Lafayette Brewing Company. The hostess was rude when we arrived for our reservation, repeatedly telling us it would be an hour wait. Once seated we are not approached by any wait staff for 15 minutes. The only highlight was our waitress once she was informed of our table, she was very friendly and polite and apologized for the delay. Overall the food was good but the menu is limited for vegetarians.
Food and service was great. A little too dark (could barely read the menus).
We went for the thanksgiving buffet. It was very good. Hubby and son loved the prime rib. Sides were very good. Desserts were just okay.
Was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful old Building, with a lot of character. Food was very good, beef on weck was outstanding, chicken wings or perfectly crispy. Beer and cider were delicious. We definitely go back again.
We were greeted warmly by the Hostess and seated immediately. We had reservations. The waitress was very friendly and readily offered some suggestions when asked about menu items. She was attentive without being intrusive. I had the steak and stuffed pepper medium pizza- very tasty with just the right amount of zip. Across the table was the fish and chips, tasty but nothing overly memorable.
We loved the look of the restaurant and the food was amazing. Our server was very attentive to our needs. We definitely look forward to returning.
Birthday brunch. Our waitress was super sweet. The mimosas were perfect and she gave me a delicious slice of their chocolate cake.
Great dinner before Phil Collins concert!
Great server. Excellent beer. Beef on Weck sandwiches were great!
Food was delicious but restaurant was slightly dirty.
The food and service was good, but not great. One member of our party had the apple and brie grilled cheese, which was good but did not have a lot of the cheese. The sandwich was mostly apples. The side of chips and the side of fries with my dinner were excellent. My steak sandwich was good, but could of had more flavor in seasoning. The meat and cheese plate was good. Our waitress was good and paid attention to our needs as we were sitting outside on the patio. They need to invest in some better signage. It was hard to find the bathrooms. We finally asked and the hostess said oh yeah go down the hallway take a left then take the stairs to the right up a floor. It would of been better if there was a sign that pointed this out
Service was a bit slow, took over an hour from the time we got there until we left. Other than that, food was tasty and our waitress was very accommodating.
Hi BuffaloEater, I just wanted to thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated and we will definitely focus on our speed of service. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!
Service was very slow and mistakes were made and that was at 3 p.m. when hardly anyone was there. The pizza was saturated with oil. The beers were flat. The meal sizes were pretty good and the old building is nice.
Hi Dawn, I just wanted to reach out and apologize for your experience here- it is certainly not our usual standard of food or service at all! I know there are a lot of choices out there, so I appreciate that you chose us and I am so sorry for letting you down. If you are ever back in the area, stop in and ask for me, I would love to apologize in person! Sincerely, Erica
Staff was accommodating we were early for our reservations but got us right in !!
Thank you for the review Kim, I am so glad we were able to accommodate your party!
Staff makes this place. Food is very good. Definitely a place to try
Thank you so much for the feedback Patrick!! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our place- hope to see you again!
We went to Lafayette Brewing for Mother's Day Brunch - great choice! The buffet was excellent with a good variety of delicious choices, and because the brunch was set up as two seatings, we weren't rushed and could take our time and enjoy our family time together.
Thank you so much for the feedback Amy, and I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your Mother's Day with us. Come back anytime and have a wonderful weekend!
Our family of 4 attended the Mother's Day brunch. There was a nice selection with either breakfast or lunch items to choose from so everyone in our party was happy.
Thank you for the feedback John, I really appreciate it! I am glad you enjoyed your time with us on Mother's Day, come back soon!
Once it got busy,our server was hard to find. The food was sub-par. And the wonton/brie/apricot bites were cold! Never in my life have I been served cold brie. They warmed it for my girlfriend and I but it just wasn't great. Brie almost tasted goat cheese like. Disappointed:(
Food was very good for the most part - starter salad seemed a bit limp, and it took quite a while to get the food with very few tables in the restaurant. Not great for a quick work lunch. I do however appreciate that fresh meals need more time to prepare. Overall very good food, and server was excellent also
Meghan, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and I am so glad you enjoyed the food and service!! I will address the salad issue with the staff and make sure that doesn't continue. Have a great week, and thank you again!
Had no idea it was DJ Trivia night! I made reservations for my boyfriend and I and upon walking in, the noise level was way too high for what I had hoped would be a quiet Sunday evening dinner. The bar/restaurant area was jam packed. Luckily for us, whomever designed the layout had that in mind. The other area off the restaurant had a few couples in it and we could no longer hear the party bar atmosphere. It was fantastic. The wait staff, ours in particular, were very attentive yet unobtrusive. The service was great, the food was terrific. I can’t say enough good things about this place!
I am so glad you enjoyed your experience here and thank you so, so much for the awesome feedback, it is sincerely appreciated!! Have a great week!
Great menu. Went for brunch $10 bottomless mimosas. Definitely will go again
I'm so glad you enjoyed everything, thank you so much for the feedback!!!
The restaurant was dead however their was a private party which made it very noisy. The food was terrible and the waitress was not attentive to detail. She brought us a diobeer than we ordered and it was terrible, we didn’t finish our drinks or our food. It was a disappointing experience.
For a friday night, with an event at the arena I would expect that the restaurant have adequate staff. The hostess was rude, did not even make eye contact and said. "Your party is in the dining room, go on back, you'll see them" She did not walk us to the table. Our waiter apologized, but explained they were short staffed, drink orders took forever. There was no bartender at the back bar. We were also told that there was no sou chef, and one person was cooking for the whole restaurant. I ordered the apple grilled cheese. I was disappointed to find I did not have slices of fresh apples, but something that reminded me of canned apple pie filling, cheese was nearly nonexistent. i brought friends from Rochester out to dinner before the show at the arena. I am sad to say we did not enjoy our dinner beforehand.
Decided to give it a try since it was close to our hotel. Food was nothing special - mediocre at best. For a Buffalo restaurant, the Buffalo turkey sliders were quite tasteless and uninspiring. The servers were friendly, but very slow. Seemed understaffed for a busy Friday night. Difficult to enjoy a meal when there were 3 (obviously drunk, at 6:00pm) patrons of the bar yelling at the top of their lungs. Will pass the next time we’re in town...
Definitely a great stop for pub food! The beer was great. I recommend their Belgian Wit brewed right on the premises. Our food was super tasty. Service was great.
Food was good but not for the price. Beer was good. Server was friendly enough but was obvious we were pushed out the door. Is there a time limit in a place like this? The group of friends only meets every few months and enjoys the company and conversation. Because we felt rushed and the food selection/price, it is unlikely we will be returning.
Ugh. I chose this restaurant because of its proximity to Key Bank Center, as we were heading to the hockey game afterward. The service was awful. There are multiple entrances to the restaurant (it's in a hotel), and we waited at several of them before having to traipse through the bar to be sat. Even though we had a reservation, the hostess seemed confused -- then we ended up sitting in the bar anyway. The service was slow (I was done with my soup before my daughter's salad came out), and the food was NOT great. Of the five items we ordered, my sandwich was inedible, my daughter's burger was incorrect, and my soup would have been better if I'd made it myself. The only decent item was the flatbread. The restaurant does a nice job honoring the city's history with it's decor. But that's really all that recommends it. I won't be back.
Requested high top table reason why I made the reservations. Only to get there inside out we had to sit on the other side. Extremely upset about this it was for a birthday and we wanted to enjoy the bar area also. So we didn't spend how much time 8 and left. Wanted to enjoy the bar atmosphere due to the birthday party was younger. Probably wouldn't come again
Great food and beverages. Had a great time and a good waitress