CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS

4.3
758 reviews
$30 and under
American
All guest must wear a mask upon entry and at anytime not at the table

The Chez Ami Restaurant at the Curtiss Hotel is only open for take out due to being in the Orange Zone.


THE CHEZ AMI AT CURTISS HOTEL IS A 200+ SEAT CASUAL UPSCALE RESTAURANT WITH YEAR-ROUND PATIO SEATING ALONG WEST HURON STREET FEATURING WORLD CLASS DINING AND WESTERN NEW YORK’S ONLY REVOLVING BAR.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 758 People Are Saying
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ColleenG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, all done on premises. Excellent service and an all around fine dining experience. David, our server went out of his way even for special requests.

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Michellej1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special birthday celebration where everything was fabulous from the moment we walked in till the moment we departed. I feel in love with everything they had to offer. It's my new favorite restaurant!!

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USCGTC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good. Food was average. The lump crab over greens salad was not lump (mush) and no asparagus as it was described to have it. No fennel either. The blackened chicken was just spice rub. It was ok. But for a high end place, the expectations were high. It was an enjoyable lunch with a good friend.

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RobertC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An excellent place for lunch BUT no dessert availability. Makes it impossible to celebrate a special occasion, e.g., birthdays.

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Babasoko
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Wonderful food! We will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time there this year. I love this place. Excellent service and great food. I loved my corn beef hash. Their Bloody Mary is tasty. Highly recommended

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TracyE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I’ve dined here several times and have been very pleased. However our last meal there will be our last. The food is still very good - delicious, creative and great presentation. The waiter did his best as he was busy but this is the type of restaurant where the wait staff shoukd be Uber attentive and that wasn’t our experience. The portion sizes have been reduced somewhat significantly. There were 6 of us and we all ordered entrees and as a table we shared 4 appetizers, 1 soup and 3 salads which were rather warm and unappetizing. Unfortunately, my sons left this restaurant still hungry and actually came home and heated up some leftovers from the frig. It was an expensive meal and I expected more.

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AskElvis
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely appetizer, dinner, and dessert at an outdoor table. We were fortunate to be seated there, b/c a large party was (shall we say) taking up lots of psychic space at an indoor table and got more boisterous with each beverage. Service is always stellar. Try the charred octopus starter!

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KathleenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch menu, great service! Beautiful surroundings!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Awful. Worst dining experience in my whole entire life. Waited forever to be seated, food sucked, only 1 waiter working the entire floor, etc. I’m surprised this place is up and running.

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DerrickP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my go to spot for brunch, and business lunches! Upscale yet affordable! Wine and Spirit selection are on point and I can’t forget about the staff… A1!

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GHd10172746
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Small portions, limited menu , bar menu items not available in dining area .Very loud bar area , wine glasses were not properly cleaned . Wine by the glass was very good .
Valet service was good.
Hostess was very friendly and helpful .
Bread was not offered.
Overall , the dining/bar food and beverage needs upgrade and some imagination .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I literally said ohh my god every bite , i had the pork on the menu .

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FrankS
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Roast beef on week was over cooked and dry. Turkey club was delicious! Ambience was wonderful. Very clean. Loved the decor.

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vipmar2070
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch in a lovely setting. Totally positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was mediocre, view was poor

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Geoff
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is excellent. The dishes we selected were flavorful.

JJ
JohnJ
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience at the restaurant was fantastic! The waiter, Z, was attentive but not over-bearing and was always available. The Cheft, Bruce gave me an my fiance an exceptional experience with food you'd mortgage a house for.

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vipMeghan
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in memory! Our server, Z, was excellent! The halibut was phenomenal. Cauliflower app was great, as by my husband who does not eat cauliflower.. so enuf said! Thanks for making our Anniversary so wonderful!

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LCCC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful building and location. Great drinks, food and service. Perfect for a special occasion.

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RobinP
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Fairly disappointing overall. We went to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and had that fact listed on the reservation. She was super excited to go and order the Sangria for the table. When we got there and she ordered it, we were told it was no longer available. I thought the waitress meant they sold out for the day but no, she said they just don't do that option anymore and told us we could get mimosas or something instead. I think that was odd since not only was it on their online menu, but it was also listed on the menu in the restaurant. There was never any acknowledgement of my daughter's birthday, even when I made a comment about it to the waitress. Overall the food was ok but definitely not worth the hype.
FYI-we tried to reach out to the manager via email to let him know about the error on the menu just as a courtesy for them to change it. We never heard anything back in acknowledgement of receipt of the email. Poor service, poor management...not somewhere I care to return to.

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RobertG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seafood pasta was terribly dry. Sat next to two guys in cut-off Jean shorts and sweatshirts. Shouldn’t there be some sort of dress code? Sad to see that on a Friday night, the place wasn’t busier. Buffalo is a struggle

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MartyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very limited menu. Food was good but way overpriced. Service was debatable. Drink prices way too high. Wine was priced okay and good options. Only a few dessert options but what we had was good.

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ALPAL
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best duck that I ever had! My Babe had the scallops and was equally impressed! We were celebrating her birthday and it couldn't have been better. The waiter was prompt and courteous and the atmosphere was relaxing. I highly recommend the CHEZ AMI!

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vipSouthtownsfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as usual! Thank you

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anitabee
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The parties at our table were in disagreement about the quality of the food. I loved my order of roasted carrots ( truly delicious) and smoked duck breast. Others thought there was a minuscule amount of crab in the crab salad, and that the soup of the day was just “ okay.” We we’re not presented with a wine list. When I enquirer about a sparkling wine, rather than being offered a list, I was told the only choice available was a sweet reisling. The Napoleon and sweet corn ice cream were excellent dessert choices. On a final note, for an “ upscale” restaurant, why were inappropriately dressed customers seated? A man in a sleeveless , dirty white undershirt and dirty pants, who had only a casual acquaintance with soap was seated behind us. He did not add to the ambience of the restaurant.

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Drwine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality is is exceptional since Bruce has taken over the kitchen. The service and ambiance matched the food.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak! Great service. Beautiful ambience. Our waiter “Z” was one of the best waiters we have ever had. Loved the experience and can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was very nice food was delicious staff was very nice will visit again

DP
DerrickP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is one of my go-to spots for Brunch and business meetings! It never disappoints, and if there are issues, William and staff are quick to make sure its corrected and you are taken care of!

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vipDigna
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not a great experience, the service was sub-standard and the food too greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My family took me there. Nice place and location. I had a corn beef hash and egg. It was very tasty. Their breadbasket is a must try. Service was very nice and people go above and beyond to keep you satisfied with your dine in experience.

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vipTomL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything went well. The restaurant hostess and servers were professional and provided very good service. The good was well prepared abs nicely presented.

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Foodoc
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Bruce and his culinary team are firing on 8 cylinders with this one. He has an excellent skill set with vegetable dishes, you can build a gourmet experience around dishes like the roasted carrots and the cauliflower.

DP
DerrickP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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LizZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch to include shrimp and grits, homemade bagel with great lox and whipped cream cheese and French toast with a custard like center. The service was excellent without being overly solicitous. The interior and ambiance was lovely, though the music was initially too loud. They graciously turned down the volume. We plan to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch out on the terrace. The pastry basket is a must-have to share with the table. Drinks were outstanding as well.

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EMJsmith
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Five star ambiance, food and service 3-4 stars. Very limited menu.

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SamM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Ordered drinks and didn’t get them until 20 minutes later... people sat down way after us got theirs immediately

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DarlizeK
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was excellent food wasn’t worth the price and the new menu was terrible i would not return here again

FAQs

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 842-6800.

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS is rated 4.3 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

CHEZ AMI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - STEAKS, SEAFOOD, ITALIAN & BURGERS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gift.curtisshotel.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.