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“Good food, average attitude....”
Review of Buffalo Club

Buffalo Club
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Ranked #517 of 705 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: 15th
Description: Established in 1994 by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning writer Anthony Yerkovich, and featuring the internationally-renowned cuisine of Executive Chef/Partner Patrick Healy. Join us for our Happy Hour Tues. - Friday evenings. Glass of wine $8, cocktails $6 &beer $5. Cocktail Hour small plates, $8 each. Wine Tasting Wednesday Every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Arrive Anytime! Join us for a fun and casual wine tasting under the stars on The Buffalo Club’s Garden Courtyard. Cost of tasting $25 per person (5 wines included)
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Located on Olympic just off the 10 Freeway and not far from the ocean, it's easy to miss the building but it worth the journey, but only for the food.

The interior is more old fashioned than the current mimamlist trend and all the better for it, although the lighting could do with a bit of TLC.

It's certainly an eclectic restaurant and the menu won't disappoint, especially the steak. It's fantastic.

The service is average with a bit of attitude and it's not cheap, which is a shame as I really liked the food, but won't be rushing back. With a whole bunch for restaurant on 26th street and in Brentwood, there are plenty of alternatives.

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

There are so many restaurants in Santa Monica. The Buffafo Club is hidden away in a part of town that you could easily drive through and never know the restaurant existed. I found this refreshing. The Buffalo Club has two rooms: The outdoor patio, that's lit with Chinese lanterns and is lovely at night, and the dining room which resembles a New York Steak House. There is also a third "private" room that's outside which looks really nice for a small group. The staff is great, as is the wine list, the cocktail menu and the small plate menu they are tinkering with, and we were happy to test for them. Everything was delicious. We ordered Burratta salad, a fish dish, a streak dish, a sushi dish, lots of side dishes, and the four of us ate family style. My only wish would be for them to add a few more green foods to their menu: they had two green sides on the menu, and one of them had ham hocks (which was a disappointment to the vegetarian dining with us.) In Santa Monica it's important to have something for everyone on the menu, and the Buffalo Club accommodated this deliciously, but the vegetarian with us did feel there was not a proper entree for her, and her meal consisted of everyone's side dishes. That said, everything was yummy and the overall feel of the restaurant is very pleasant. I can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Valet stole my sunglasses, the general manager refuses to return my phone call and the valet company claims no responsibility for their employee's actions. Avoid this place at all cost unless you enjoy having your belongings stolen by westside trash.

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Reviewed 11 September 2009

We always dine at the Buffalo Club during the week. Sometimes after a long day of work we love to get together with our closest friends for some drinks and enjoy an exquisite meal. Usually when I go to the Buffalo Club I love to start off with the Buffalo Caesar. The Macaroni and Vermont Cheddar as a side dish is also a must have! Afterwards I had the chicken pot pie (one of my favorites), and finish off with this dessert they call the Buffalo Bar. It’s like the richest smoothest bar you have ever had. The courtyard is captivating with glowing Chinese lanterns and beautiful flower arrangements. It’s like a private getaway which makes the experience even more thrilling. Last time we visited the Buffalo Club was on a Saturday and we normally don’t. Apparently on Friday and Saturday the Buffalo Club turns into a sophisticated night club with live music played by international DJ’s, and sometimes they have live performances. This is probably the only place in LA where you could have a superb meal, and enjoy a fabulous night of music under the stars. My wife particularly enjoyed it because she always asks me to take her dancing, and we finally had the opportunity. The Buffalo Club is the place to have an exceptional night!

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