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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Garden dining in the city

Tucked away on a little side street,(it is a one way street so parking can be tough) is Mother's. In summer, the outside garden dining by candlelight puts you in almost a European café feel. Intimate and the food is actually terrific. Inside dining is slightly less that feel, but it is still a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
artisanshands
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Westfield, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was poor, slow to place and get my order. I requested an outside table but they said it was full. During my meal various people got tables outside.

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Thank stew15
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mothers is a great little find! Food is fantastic, friendly staff and great service. Nice bar area as well! .

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Thank Kbitt21
Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I would never go back. Both the bartender and his manager (the owner, evidently) were extremely rude. Maybe this guy's been in business too long.

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2 Thank Tim S
Chantilly, Virginia
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the Hyatt and it did not disappoint! We showed up for dinner on Christmas Eve, without reservations (very few restaurants were open), and were seated promptly. We didn't know anything about the restaurant but it appeared to be family-owned and run and boy, was it excellent! I have various food allergies but wanted to try... More 

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1 Thank M Q
Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Excellent food, great atmosphere and service. Probably the best Shrimp Cocktail I've ever had. The Escargot is served uniquely in large mushroom caps - great presentation. The NY Striploin steak was perfectly grilled and the house steak sauce a great treat. Go early to avoid waiting for a table.

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1 Thank DebraDISC
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I have been going to mothers for years. We are never disappointed. 1. Shrimp fritters. Get em. I think that they are getting bigger and better as they years go on. They are fluffy, fresh, a little sweet, crispy. Just perfect. 2. Its dimly lit inside and its usually loud but in a good way. People are talking, laughing, enjoying... More 

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1 Thank Sarah B
Caeur D Alene
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426 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The time. The time. Amazing to be delayed and arrive at a city after midnight and have a wonderful place like this to still have great food. Sat at the bar. Slinny (Bob) was friendly. Attentive and funny. His barman partner Jeftey make a pretty cool combination. I had the swordfish. The options and different tastes are pretty varied and... More 

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1 Thank Jaime U
Westfield, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Tucked away on a little side street,(it is a one way street so parking can be tough) is Mother's. In summer, the outside garden dining by candlelight puts you in almost a European café feel. Intimate and the food is actually terrific. Inside dining is slightly less that feel, but it is still a very nice place to eat with... More 

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1 Thank artisanshands
Grand Island, New York, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

After not being to Mother's for about 8 years I returned recently and was pleasantly surprised. Mother's is an upscale restaurant / bar with an elegant setting that caters to an adult crowd with a discerning palate, even very late at night. The decor is beautiful and romantic. We had the raw blue point oyster and clams cooked in a... More 

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1 Thank Paul C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Had an enjoyable couple of evenings sat at the bar. I didn't eat so can't rate the food. I understand Mothers is open till 4am. The music level was fine. The servers were polite and friendly. This is off the beaten track but has a bustling and pleasant atmosphere. I will go back.

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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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?