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Mother's Restaurant

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33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1365
716-882-2989
Today
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good to Very Good

After two recent trips to Mother's I'm convinced it is a nice place for a good meal, but not in the top tier of WNY restaurants. Each time my guests were very satisfied with their meals. I found the food good, with flashes of very good, but shy of great or excellent. Prices are on par... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jeff C
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Buffalo, New York, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, NY
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This used to be the go-to place late night in the city. Not any more, in my experience. If you don't have a reservation at 1AM you are not only left in the cold but are treated like a second-class lackey. I am so unimpressed with the lack of service. Three separate dates, three times no tables, three times not... More 

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

After two recent trips to Mother's I'm convinced it is a nice place for a good meal, but not in the top tier of WNY restaurants. Each time my guests were very satisfied with their meals. I found the food good, with flashes of very good, but shy of great or excellent. Prices are on par with the quality, expensive... More 

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Guelph
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

A quick review: - our server was good - the overall atmosphere as nice - food tasted good Now, for the annoyance: we could not see what we were eating! Our table was right near the restrooms where there is no real overhead lighting. When I wanted to see what was on my black plate, I had to hold the... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Quaint setting for a nice dinner. Food was well prepared, and the wine selection is pretty decent. Only downside was that the bar can get loud, as was the case for my dining experience. A couple of rowdy customers at the bar can seriously detract from dinner.

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buffalo, ny
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Mother's for a small family birthday dinner (party of 4). It was a Tuesday night and there were a couple of empty tables, but tables were turning over too. So, steady but not busy. Ambience is low key (to my taste music is just slightly too loud); dress is dressy/business casual. There were some patrons there in... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our whole family loves this restaurant. Our son loves the raw oysters on the half shells. We love everything else. Deserts are great, too! We always have lots of fun in this restaurant!!

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Severn
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Mothers was recommended by the deal attendant at my hotel and another business associate. It was close enough, so we took the pleasant evening walk. It seemed to be located in an obscure neighborhood on a small street and had no real outward appearance. All I can say is , do not judge a book by its cover. This restaurant... More 

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Buffalo, NY
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have been going to Mother's for many years, and I thought it was time to write down why. The food is consistently good-whether it be the tried and true items on the regular menu or the specials of the day. In June, we had a group of 11 who dined on the patio. We sampled various appetizers--the spaghetti squash... More 

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife had a delicious arugula salad with pancetta but was not so satisfied with the pork chop entrée. I had a wonderful Italian knockoff of Chilis Rellenos: banana peppers stuffed with three Italian cheeses (my guess: ricotta, gorgonzola, and mozzarella) under a light sauce and served over mixed greens. My "loaded" mescalun salad with braised onion strips was also... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We really loved our steak at Mothers (and not Mother's). Great atmosphere inside and outside, large portions, well cooked meat and descent wine served. The only foul the night we visited was that the waitress brought us a list with the dishes that weren't available anymore after 15 minutes we had already checked the menue and the specials, which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1365
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-882-2989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?