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Mother's Restaurant

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33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1365
+1 716-882-2989
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I ate dinner with my daughter and her friend. When one of us finished their meal, the server took away her plate. Then the second person finished her meal, and the server took away her plate. I don't like feeling rushed when I'm eating. I prefer to not have plates cleared until all persons at the table have finished their... More 

1 Thank Terry384
Lockport, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

A group of us went to Mothers this past weekend. Reservations were necessary, which is fine however they require 48 hours to cancel a reservation, otherwise they will charge your credit card (which is required to make reservation) $20.00 for each person in the group - They would have made $180 on our group. Additionally, if for some reason you... More 

2 Thank Kattyann H
Cheektowaga, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

Mother's is a delicious little hidden secret! Def. try in the summer when their patio is open. It's not your typical patio but instead very quaint and city-like giving you an entirely new experience! You'd be surprised at how many people know about this place!!

Thank ibeleevenme
West Seneca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went there for my first time on my birthday. Very small but elegant interior. I thought the food was exceptional personally.

Thank charlesk485
Grand Island, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I have been to Mother's many times to celebrate special occasions or just for a great meal. We really love the clam and red broth appetizer and the oysters are excellent. The specials menu is always full of unique items even the meatloaf is wonderful. One of our favorite restaurants.

Thank Tinkerbell198
Lewiston, NY
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

I really wanted to like this restaurant, but there were many inconsistencies. The food, in general, was good and reasonably priced. The portions were actually quite large. The appetizers could easily serve as entrees with the addition of one of their specialty salads. I find the decor sort of dark and dreary. It is a good place to go after... More 

Thank larn796
Buffalo, NY
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Wonderful service and attention to detail. Unique menu items you won't find just anywhere. Although not for someone dining on a budget, you certainly will get an excellent dinner for the price you pay. Was particularly impressed with the braised rabbit and red snapper dinner choices!

Thank PolishRifle12
Upstate New York
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We lucked out when we found this place. It's in what seems to be an alleyway and we almost went into another restaurant. Happily, we picked this one. The scallops on black fettucine was so good, I can't wait to get it again. We had excellent service and felt the food was reasonable. Felt like we were in a cave... More 

Thank brendajok
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a late-night birthday dinner here, at the suggestion of locals (our hotel staff)...and loved it. It is now a destination for us to return to when in Buffalo.

1 Thank lindsay416
New York City, New York
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Been a fan of Mother's for a long time. The food is good and a bit of the higher end while still being affordable for a once week dinner. Service is always good though the bar can be annoying to get a drink during peak times and a stressed out bartender.

1 Thank A R M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY 14202-1365
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-882-2989

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