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Root Five Waterfront Restaurant

4914 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075-5661
716-627-5551
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Ranked #20 of 102 restaurants in Hamburg
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hamburg, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We wanted something special for our daughter's 13th birthday dinner. It was a beautiful day, so we decided on Root 5. I do realize that when sitting outdoors bugs are inevitable. I do feel that the dead ones could have been wiped off our table prior to seating us. The food was decent, the crab cakes were excellent. Our reservation... More

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Webster, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband andI were out for a Sunday drive and came across this place. We are from Rochester, and this place is on Lake Erie southwest of Buffalo. Per our awesome server, Megan, my husband enjoyed the lobster mac and cheese. I had the beef on weck. Both were delicious. The prices were very reasonable, and the outside seating was... More

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It is on Lake Erie. I wanted local seafood, but none was available. What they did have was very good. Wait staff was helpful.

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Lockport, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was treated to lunch and cocktails for my Memorial Day birthday. Everything was fantastic, even the band. Great patio/bar area that overlooks Lake Erie and the skyline of Downtown Buffalo, New York.

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Kings Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My daughter was graduating from UB and we were looking for a place away from the overall crowd. We found Root Five from reviews online and it looked perfect; great menu, located on Lake Erie with beautiful views. When we got there, we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the view was just beautiful. They have a covered... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

had dinner there the Friday before Mother's Day, great place overlooking the water live band was really good. the food was good, service was average. my steak was good cooked right presentation was beautiful, mydays chicken dish was wonderful and again the presentation was verry good. I would not hesitate to return anytime.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We arrived a little after 7pm without reservations, but we we're seated promptly. Our waitress was very nice and read us the specials and offered advice on dishes. I opted for the swordfish special with mango salsa and rice, my girlfriend decided on the shrimp and lobster pasta dinner. Both dishes were served in a timely manner with our drinks... More

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Root Five got a new chef a few months ago and apparently has revised the menu. It's now leaning more towards the high end, focusing on fish dishes. I found the clams casino appetizer large enough for a meal! There were a few hiccups with the service (the waiter wasn't up on all the draft beers, which included a few... More

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Buffalo, NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

INCREDIBLE location!! A beautiful outdoor area/patio overlooking Lake Erie and downtown Buffalo skyline! Go for drinks and an amazing sunset, because food and service are very weak. What a shame....

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PIttsburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped here for a late Saturday afternoon lunch. View of the ice-covered lake was awesome. Food was very good. I highly recommend their rueben sandwich. The corned beef was tender, the sandwich grilled perfectly. Both the tomato-chedder-basil and french onion soups were very good. The truffle fries with parmesan cheese were tasty and all the food was presented nicely.... More

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