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Mike A at Hotel Lafayette

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391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2108
+1 716-253-6453
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central missouri
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206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The bar is beautiful and quite large. Lunch was great. You have to leave the bar and go upstairs to use the restroom.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

I look forward to checking out their weekly specials when I'm in town. If not, the fried chicken salad is always a great option!

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Lockport, New York
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This is going to hurt a little bit. I had lunch with a group of fellow friends at Mike A's recently. This is my first dining experience here and likely my last. Before I go into the details it is important to understand that our group had advance reservations and a special menu was prepared for us. It should have... More 

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New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

I don't even know where to begin - guess I'll start at the very beginning! We pull up to the restaurant and there is no one available to park the the car. We left it out front and went inside. No one was there either, except for three people standing around talking. We walked around the corner up to the... More 

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Shawnee On Delaware
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172 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

In a city that pushes wings and weck and curly fries as culinary accomplishments, where did a great place like Mike A's come from? If it was in New York, the line would be out the door. Even in Buffalo, especially on weekends, you should make a reservation. Remember the name is also "Bourbon and Butter" not sure why it... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2014

Buffalo's great chef, Mike Andrzejewski, has created a dazzling bourbon-centric bar and restaurant in the heart of downtown's Lafayette Hotel. Drinking at lunch is normally a prescription for afternoon lethargy, but there was no getting away from the sensational Bacon Old Fashioned, or the extensive collection if America's favorite corn whiskey. The food was terrific- from the perfectly cooked burger,... More 

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Thank criden
Buffalo, New York
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1,052 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We come to the Lafayette to enjoy Mike A and the up scale bar. INCREDIBLY THEY ARE CLOSED!!! This Is a profound disappointment since they were both destination venues. Without them the Lafayette Hotel will never be the same.

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Mike_ALafayette, General Manager at Mike A at Hotel Lafayette, responded to this review

Mike A at the Hotel Lafayette is ever revolving, a contemporary restaurant and bar called Bourbon and Butter by Mike A is now in the former Mike A lounge. The Mike A dining room is now the Mike A event center. Therefore, Mike A has not left the Hotel Lafayette and still remains a fixture at the Hotel Lafayette. Bourbon... More 

Toronto
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

My husband and I spent Simcoe Day long weekend in Buffalo to avoid the dust during our kitchen renovation. I researched a couple of top restaurants for dinner and one of them was Mike A’s. The cocktail menu was what attracted me online (best mixologist 2013). The 3 drinks that we ordered were very creative, especially the one with the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Mike A.s has an incredible lunch deal that is not very well known but it is awesome and an excelelnt deal. For only $12.95 you can get a beverage (coffee or soda), sup and choice of 5 entrees. The food is excellent. I have had the velveeta burger and fries as well as the chicken cous cous, both of which... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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169 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were sent to Mike A by our family for our anniversary. We started in the lounge and had amazing and innovative cocktails, made with care and with attention to detail with all fresh ingredients and great service. We then walked around the newly renovated hotel - beautiful ball rooms and great character abounded. We then headed to the restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 391 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203-2108
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-253-6453
Description
Mike A in the Hotel Lafayette is a contemporary American fine dining experience, begining with the guests first impression of the beautifully restored hotel. Artisan crafted cocktails in the Art Deco era lounge begin an evening of unparalled service and cuisine and ala carte and tasting menus feature the finest ingredients prepared with passion and respect. The superlative wine list will accentuate a perfect dininng experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?