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Medici House

634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
716-652-0341
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Ranked #12 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
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I don't go out very often simply because the food that many places offer just isn't very fresh or good...but not the Medici House. The food here was tremendous, everything tasted real, not packaged and processed. You can tell that a lot of effort from the staff was put into the food being excellent. We got a... More

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Buffalo NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food is usually quite good here and I usually find the waitstaff friendly and accommodating. But the acoustics in then place are terrible. It's like eating in a large echo chamber or perhaps in the engine room of a ship or an aged helicopter. The noise becomes unbearable. My wife will no longer join me there for this reason.... More

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East Aurora, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Went out with the boyfriend here before a movie, and was thoroughly impressed. I loved the lively atmosphere, the food was outstanding (we both got fish and split spinach and goat cheese dip for an appetizer), and great selection of alcohol, all of which was priced very well. It was just a fun place to go for a Saturday dinner... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Was completely embarassed by my treatment from server, manager and owner who argued with me. Wanted to crawl under the table..have been going there for years, never again

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Montepulciano
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

The duck breast dinner was the best meal I have had in a year, at least! The dinner was creative, beautiful and delicious. The service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. We are returning after only one week!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I tried this restaurant with a Groupon, despite a negative review from a friend. We were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and fast service. Our server (Ryan) was extremely attentive. The food was amazing! We tried the pizza and a calzone which were excellent. The menu is extensive and creative. Can't wait to go back!

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