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634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
716-652-0341
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food but noisy

This place has an extensive menu and the duck was excellent. The seem to be having a bit of an identity crisis as it appeared that the place is actually 2 restaurants. Luckily someone told me to ask to see the Ethiopian menu as well and I ordered a vegetarian dish from there. It was good but be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
feltsoul
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Boydton, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Hamburg, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have only eaten there once. I would suggest you try the Pan Seared Duck Breast. The Duck Breast comes covered in a

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Austin, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Don't be deceived by the full tables, we waited what seemed an age for our food and when it arrived it was disappointing. Whilst waiting to use the restrooms I could see into the entrance to the kitchen.......probably lucky I had already eaten. Pretty sure that the container full of water sitting on a shelf outside the restroom with a... More 

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Boydton, Virginia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place has an extensive menu and the duck was excellent. The seem to be having a bit of an identity crisis as it appeared that the place is actually 2 restaurants. Luckily someone told me to ask to see the Ethiopian menu as well and I ordered a vegetarian dish from there. It was good but be prepared for... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We ordered a pizza and salad topped with salmon. Both were DELICIOUS! The ingredients were top quality, the seasoning/flavor was well-balanced, and the portions were generous in size. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially for lunch.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Been a number of times, today was the last for sure. On previous visits the food has always been poor. However, the selection of beers is excellent. If you just want a drink then it's great, but if you want to eat then be prepared for REALLY slow service of very mediocre food - not just for the price. How... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had a groupon so it wasn't too bad. $13 for a burger and fries is a bit much for my taste. The food was good, confusing on how to get into the right place. The menu was extensive, prices a bit high but maybe not for East Aurora, the decor to me did not define better dining. would try it... More 

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Eden, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I would never go to the Medici house again. I had received a gift card and took my daughter there last night for her birthday for the first and LAST TIME! The service was horrible, waited over an hour and a 1/2 for our food. We only ordered sandwiches, that shouldn't of taken that long, the place wasn't that busy.... More 

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East Aurora, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Medici House numerous times as well often to its predecessor Tantalus. I can never say that my meal was bad. Its just an overall impression that I have not ever enjoyed the experience. Not once. Loud dining area, generally indifferent service and always expensive drinks. During the mid November blizzard they were the only eatery in... More 

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our waiter was friendly and efficient. Beyond that there was nothing really good about this dining experience. After an awkward entrance to the dining area we found ourselves at a wobbly table in a noisy poorly decorated room. It took a very long time for our dinners to come out. This is not a cheap restaurant but the plates of... More 

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warsaw, ny
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This place used to be good when it was called something else - but when we dined and received 5 ravioli on a plate looking pretty scared - I figured I would not want to come back. I took my mom who is in her 80's and when she realized what she got for her money, she was appalled. Very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  East Aurora
  • Phone Number: 716-652-0341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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