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All 41 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 #20 of 41 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
New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Buffalo, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went for lunch with some co-workers. Delicious, creative dishes that prove East Aurora is a great place to explore. Would go back again, and would love to try their dinner service.

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East Aurora, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The menu's range will amaze you from small plates to gourmet entrees. It's almost all very good and the service is friendly and usually prompt. Avoid Friday nights which can be crowded and noisy but it's definitely with your while. Large and good selection of wines and beers.

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Buffalo, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you want to carry on a conversation and have superior food, avoid this place. The noise level is horrible, why they don't do something about the ceilings and the floor is beyond me. Servers are too over aggressive and the food is just not that good.

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unfortunately we did have a good experience here today. The service was horrible and clearly something was either very wrong in the kitchen or with the management. I ordered the steak salad which was basically a small bowl of romaine with a few tomatoes, a little blue cheese, and a horribly over-cooked, small, tough piece of flavorless flank steak. I... 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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