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Mother's Restaurant

33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1365
716-882-2989
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Ranked #64 of 907 restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was the FIRST time we walked from our hotel to the fancy Italian place, only to find it closed. Feeling a bit sheepish, we walked down a side street and came by Mother's, with people sitting outside having a great time. Thanks to my TripAdvisor app, we discovered this would be a winner and it was! Hubby had steak,... More

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Elma, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Waiter service was great...food was ok, nothing special for the price. I would however recommend the escargot appetizer if that's your thing. Great location and ambiance, would be back for bar service but prob not for dinner

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Buffalo, New York, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

first it should be 4.5 not 5 but that is because our waiter seemed to forget that coffee and dessert should come together or coffee first but dessert then coffee? where did he go? But everything else was wonderful , the bar is very comfortable and friendly, the food was great not one of us had any complaints, the duck... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A great discovery close to BestWestern and Holiday on Delaware near Allen. Hidden somewhat on an alley type street. Good effort on the bar area - very inviting. Interesting choices on the menu and reasonable wine prices. Friendly and helpful staff in explaining some menu items. The food was good. I'd go back for sure - they have a side... More

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Lockport, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I went to Mothers on a whim for a casual Saturday out. We went at about 8pm and the dining room was packed and we ended up waiting about 50 minutes for a table. We had a couple drinks at the bar while we waited. Once we were seated we ordered the stuffed banana peppers for an... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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192 reviews 192 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Interior of historic, small building is decorated in a tasteful, understated way. Had a good steak, and good wedge salad. Wine list is solid, and not pricey. Bar area looks like a cool place to hang out.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, and we loved it. It was busy, but not overcrowded for a weeknight. Beautiful stone walls, warm decor. Service was fantastic and attentive, and the food was great. I would definitely go here again when we are in Buffalo.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our group of six went to Mother's for a pre-Sabres game meal. When we told our server of our time constraints, he made sure we were served in a comfortable time frame but quickly enough to get to the stadium before puck-drop. The best meals were the meatloaf (believe the hype), the stuffed chicken and the tuna. My scallops with... More

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Manager was rude from beginning to end. Food was enjoyable but the experience totally ruined by a manager who refused to fully value a "charitable" donation he gave to a local charity for auction. When we explained that he was taking almost $50 off of the gift card value he told us (word for word) that he "couldn't do anything... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

If serving good food until midnight is not enough, you can have a fine dining experience in the restaurant or eat at the bar. Easy going place, tough to find a menu online. Was there on Monday December 2. Entrees included duck, pork, steak, Atlantic Salmon and bay scallops, and black fettuccine and sea scallops with spinach in a cream... More

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