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634 Main St, East Aurora, NY 14052 (Formerly Tantalus Restaurant Bar & Cafe)
716-652-0341
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 18
    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
First time there

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Sue M
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Williamsville, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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