We ate dinner at the Pan- American Grill & Brewery in the Hotel Lafayette. The hotel lobby is cool and art deco but not as impressive as I would have expected. Buffalo has some amazing building and architecture and Hotel Lafayette didn’t wow me as I had expected. The lobby area felt a bit barren and seemed to be missing something… almost seemed as if they weren’t finished adding the décor and furnishings. I wish they would have added some interesting information inside the hotel lobby regarding the history and Art Deco style.
The restaurant located just off the hotel lobby and was very crowded however they were able to seat us immediately.
Service – Our server was super nice and attentive and the food was served very quickly.
The food - We had the sweet potato fries with blue cheese, wedge salad and chicken wings… all were super good, especially the sweet potato fries!
The restaurant – When we walked in we noticed that the restaurant had a weird smell… a bit like stale beer mixed with cleaning disinfectant. We almost left. The back area where we were seated was also very barren and felt like a bare and unfurnished room that they added a couple cheap tiny tables. They definitely need to add more décor or something to improve the ambiance of the hotel lobby and restaurant.
Overall, I would probably recommend trying it if you are staying locally in downtown and want some good food, however, I wouldn’t go out of my way to drive here unless they improved the overall ambiance and the smell of the restaurant.
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