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

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 16
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still Good

As chaotic as this place seems, they still run a pretty good restaurant. Their staff is inexperienced, yet enthusiastic and friendly. Their reuben is still one of the best I've ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
EA_TRAVELERS
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East Aurora, NY
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

group of 6 came for 2 for 1 wings. International wing offering good as it gets. Berberi to die for! Service was prompt. Great selection of draft and bottle beer. After the first round of wings we decided on dinner. Standouts include cassoulet and stroganoff. All food was very good. Medici runs theas Ethiopian as well. 2 of our group... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We decided to give the Medici House another try since our last visit which did not go too well. Fact it was a terrible meal. The saving grace for The Medici House is that they do not use MSG in their products! My wife ordered the Tipsy Turkey sandwich and for me per their menu a medium rare mushroom burger.... More 

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LaurieK826, Manager at Medici House, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We were so sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent lunch at The Medici House. My understanding was that the overcooked burger was addressed when you were here, removed from the bill and another dish was provided. I am sorry the fries on the second dish were not up to your standard. We prepare our fries... More 

East Aurora, NY
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As chaotic as this place seems, they still run a pretty good restaurant. Their staff is inexperienced, yet enthusiastic and friendly. Their reuben is still one of the best I've ever had.

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Cleveland,Ohio
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Bought a Groupon for this place. Nice atmosphere. Food was good. The spinach dip and chips was good the BBQ wings were tasty. My wife got a burger, and it was HUGE. Wow had to take it it to go. I got the BBQ chicken calzone it was big as the plate. Over all great experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Every time I go for dinner I'm disappointed. Service stinks. The wait for food and drink is way too long. The quality of food can be greatly improved. I could make better myself at home and for a much better price. Way too loud for conversation. The menu is ridiculously long. At lunch though the menu was much smaller and... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have been enjoying the food at the Medici House for years even when this was the Tantalas Restaurant. Food was always of high quality and enjoyable. Thursdays is 'Taco Day" and because of this we scheduled our visit while we were in East Aurora tending to some home related business. My wife especially enjoys Medici's Enchiladas. So what happened... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I love the variety and casual atmosphere. Lots of locals dine here. The food is fabulous, favorite is the Sea Scallops and pasta! The windows all around make it feel so roomy. Delicious!

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Hamburg, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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
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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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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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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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