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Mother's Restaurant

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

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food was amazing; music was TOO LOUD!!!

Honestly, when I think of Mothers, I try to focus on the fabulous food I had, but can't get past to how loud the music was. We asked our perky and attentive server to have it toned down and she said she would try. Twice, we addressed this, to no avail. Whoever has the controls, needs to buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Lillette
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Rochester, New York
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Honestly, when I think of Mothers, I try to focus on the fabulous food I had, but can't get past to how loud the music was. We asked our perky and attentive server to have it toned down and she said she would try. Twice, we addressed this, to no avail. Whoever has the controls, needs to buy a hearing... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Last night we had a wonderful dinner at Mothers, on their covered patio. Their "specials" menu is larger than the standard menu, and take a while to review, so in the meantime, we ordered a bottle of Precessi Napa Red, priced at about twice retail. We both had house salads to start, which were good, but mine was overdressed. My... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was tough to spot on the outside but what a great atmosphere inside!! The food was rather limited, but that is only my opinion. My boyfriend loved the duck plate he had

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Over the past six years, mainly two or three times a year, we routinely went to Mothers for, until this visit, a truly exceptional time. We won't be back, becasue this time it was awful. It started with them, not wanting to take reservations which should have been a clue, followed with incredibly loud music, to a $32.95 rib eye... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Went with a group of people at 11pm. White table cloth restaurant hand writen specials that you could hardly read lame. Started with the new England clam chowder it was water, lacked clam flavor, pieces of bacon where good. 3 other people also did not like the soup. Then the bread........rock hard, I could have used that as a weapon.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have been to Mother's at least ten times for late night dinners with large groups of friends. A group of ten of us used to go every Sunday around 10:00 p.m. for dinner and drinks during the summer. The food was perfect. They seated us outside and treated us so well! The servers were always super friendly and comical.... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Just got into town and desk at Holiday Inn suggested Mother's which was a short walk away and we wanted alittle exercise after a long drive. There was no desk inside the door and we stood there a few minutes before a man behind the bar advised the host would be a few moments. We were seated by a very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Very poor reservation and communication....Made reservation for 8:00 PM on a Sunday evening for 11 people...OK, that's a large group - but 8:00 on Sunday, shouldn't be to much of a problem, right? But it was. At arrival, we were told a previous large group was still at the table, "..it would be another 5-10 minutes before we would be... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant was simply scrumptious! The stuffed banana pepper appetizer was awesome! The duck was fantastic and the lamb chops were delicious and cooked to perfection! They have an awesome wine list with great prices! The patio area is a very nice touch!!

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philadelphia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We got into town late and were looking for a place to have dinner. This was the only restaurant near our hotel that was still serving food. The place was nice, but the service was slow and the food was blah. Not terrible, but not much flavor. Our server was quick to bring drinks, but the food took a long... 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?