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All 42 East Aurora Restaurants

Medici House

634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
716-652-0341
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Ranked #19 of 42 Restaurants in East Aurora
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Williamsville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After hearing mixed review of this restaurant decided to take my mom for a special evening. Had reservations but it didn't matter people were just seated as they walked in. The restaurant had many tables but somehow management must think it's trendy to seat people 6 inches apart at small, wobbly tables for two. Parties were squished into a small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

December 2, 2014. I came to this restaurant with business colleagues for who this was their first visit to the United States. I had been here before when it was Tantalus but found it had changed management and was now the Medici House. We entered the restaurant through the front and having been there before I knew they had a... More 

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East Aurora, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dined here many time. Impressed how they can handle such a large menu and do everything well. Never had a disappointing meal here.

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Orchard Park, New York
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had not been here since the place changed names, but it didn't seem that much had changed. It looked like a good deal of the Tantalus menu was still being served. Ambiance was pretty much the same. That is, the food was good and the décor was attractive. This place can get loud, especially since it seems to attract some... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The dining room at Medici House is sparse and cafeteria-like. The chicken Marsala entrée and chocolate cake dessert were highly disappointing. Huge servings lacking in flavor and "wow" factor. In addition, the delivery service is poor and extraordinarily flawed - wrong orders, no utensils - simply abysmal.

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Lancaster, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I limit my reviews until absolutely necessary be it the best experience or the worst. That being said hands down I'd never return to this place. I'll make this short and sweet. The place isn't very large and the noise level from everyone cramped in such tight quarters was quite annoying and irritating; we all literally just stopped talking because... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We ate lunch there 9/27/14. At 1:30 we were the only guests in a room located in a multiplex of food types. Receipt says Tantalus llc and serves Ethiopian dishes. All of the menu items are in Ethiopian and I cannot locate the new menu so I can only describe our food. The waitress was helpful in describing the items.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I ordered a turkey and cranberry relish sandwich. The turkey was hardly there and it was chopped not sliced. Then is had a minimum amount of cranberry on the sandwich. I took the top off this almost nothing but bread sandwich and just ate the lower portion. Still too much bread!! I would never order this again. My husband had... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Choices. That is the mainstay of this place. The choices start when you walk in the front door. Do I want Italian food or Ethiopian food? Do I want both! Sit at the bar and you have the best of all worlds. The menus are available from both sides of the house along with an extensive array of craft beers... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We traveled to East Aurora while visiting family and wanted to go back to Tantalus, one of our favorite places to eat when we lived in the area. The name change surprised us and were hesitant to go in without knowing something about the menu. We took a chance and were pleased to see some of the same wait staff... More 

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Additional Information about Medici House

Address: 634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
Phone Number: 716-652-0341
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Aurora
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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