Lafayette Brewing Company

3.8
56 reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
At Lafayette Brewing Company, we are dedicated to great beer, great food and lots of fun! With our recently re-vamped pub menu, we know everyone will find something to love. A must see is our newly installed “bar-cade” complete with pinball machines, billiards, darts, foosball and shuffleboard. We brew our beers on site in a 15 barrel brewhouse located directly below the main bar in the basement. Starting from the grain silo in our back parking lot, our brewers are creating beer right here from water, barley, hops and yeast, sometimes spices and always passion. Stop in soon for a pint of the freshest beer you’ll find… Cheers!

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 56 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.8
service
3.9
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3.7
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sydney
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pretty large group of people, they were very accommodating and patient. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very welcoming.

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KaitlynM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as well as the food!

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viprcwfrw
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Following an event downtown my wife an I were looking for a simple but good sit down lunch. We found the Lafayette Brewing Company after a quick search of restaurants nearby. We were quickly greeted and seated at our choice of tables adjacent to the bar. Our server was also the bartender and managed to juggle both duties while remaining friendly and helpful. We started with a cheesy lobster dip. We both found it to be very good. It came with pita points and veggies. For entrees I chose a turkey wrap and my wife a venison burger. Both of these were very good. The burger came with homemade chips that were excellent. I chose to add fries instead of the chips. Our server kept our beverages full without being asked and was helpful with descriptions of our menu choices. If your looking for decent pub food in a friendly setting this is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food lacked flavor, employee that seated us did not greet us and was rude.

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Renae
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent... our waitress was very attentive, friendly and accommodating. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. If I had to give one suggestion it would be to have some music playing after the upstairs festivities end...it was all of a sudden very quiet which was odd. Otherwise, amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was actually really good. The space is amazing. I wish more of the place was open because the parts that are closed off are cooler than the part that’s open.

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vipSamD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Made reservations for brunch. Checked open table and website. It seems all is good. We get there at 11 am and they are just opening the place. It was empty. They had one printed copy of the brunch menu. No problem we shared. They had three items. When the waitress came, we asked if this was the menu since we had checked the website, literally the day before, and it showed a much more enhanced menu. She said "Yep that is what they have but they also added French toast." When she was told about the discrepancy, she thought it might be related to COVID19. Wow. Many, Many places have been impacted by the pandemic. However, they either list a scaled back menu or place a clear notice on their website. Not these guys. I pray that they can get it together, after all it is a great location and a beautiful building.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there they were closed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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RonMc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We went there for Sunday brunch and we were told they haven’t served Sunday brunch since Covid started but their website was not updated with that tidbit of info. We were handed disposable menus that had their regular lunch selections. Service was very friendly/fast. We ate outside on Washington street at a wobbly table telling random homeless people we were not giving them $5. Food was ok. We both had salads. Drinks were ok (BM and screwdriver) no mimosas served. Price was ok. Probably won’t be back.

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RebeccaG
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Although no one was there took forever to get any service or drinks or apps. We left after and went somewhere else

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DanW
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service, absolutely beautiful architecture inside. Wish there were a few more beer selections, but enjoyed overall.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beer was very good and the appetizers and soup were yummy but the pizza wasn’t that good unfortunately and I wouldn’t recommend getting onions on it either they were basically burnt and nonexistent but overall not bad

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DeneneS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good, although I went there to try the pancake lasagna and it was not available this day. Very upsetting. Enjoyed the bottomless mimosas. My husband had the brunch burger and said it was the best brunch burger he has ever had. Would definitely return if they had the pancake lasagna!

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lisay
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to hang out and relax Great food nd drink Bar had great atmosphere

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HappyDiner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Great location! Decent on tap offerings! Just wasn't overjoyed about the food. I had the pulled pork nachos and there weren't enough chip to eat with the toppings. It ended up being a salad. Thank goodness we made a reservation as it was very lively and busy when we arrived. The hostess was very pleasant and accommodating. Our server seemed very blasé but otherwise no complaints on her service. Not sure I'd come back.

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BriannaB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When arriving at Lafayette Brewing Co there was no host available for at least 5 minutes. Finally an employee acknowledged we were looking for help getting a table (though we made prior reservations and they did not even ask for a name). It was very chaotic seemed like employees couldn't handle a busy Saturday night. Food was mediocre. Place for getting beer as it is a brewery but would not recommended when looking for a nice sit down place to eat.

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BKfoodie
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Menu was not updated, some items had been discontinued. Mimosas were warm and watered down. Our meal was finished before condiments arrived. Our bill was picked up by other staff member and our waitress questioned us about it, which made me question who took my money. Cheap brunch but not worth it.

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Suebg
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate here for a Sunday Brunch. Service and food were great but it is definitely more of a bar feel to it. Looks like a great set up and we would return for an evening if we are in the area again.

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Laura15178
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cajun chicken wings were out of this world good, like top 5 I've ever had in my life. I booked this place for a party of 6 for my boyfriend's birthday and the service was great, good beer, great ambiance, and easy to park location (street parking and lots around). I've also gone here for work happy hours in the past and they were always awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything very good - service excellent

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RoxanneC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely AMAZING!! Definitely would dine here again.
Our server was very patient and kind with our party, as we had a few of us arrive late.
Prices were very reasonable as well!

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LaurieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Second time there. Both times asked for high top. Even requested online. Waitress was slightly dismiss of me. Will not be back

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JohnT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good. The service was even better. That was my first time at this restaurant so I didn’t realize that it was part of what appeared to be an older hotel. Good overall dining experience.

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HAMMURRZZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food great, beer great great wooden bar atmosphere

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We went for brunch as a party of 6. Reservation was 11am. There was only one waitress for the entire restaurant (which is not her fault) but she absolutely could not handle us plus the three other tables (all parties of 3 or 4). It took a long time for her to bring our drinks (which were very good) and then even longer to take our orders. We waited for over 45 minutes for our food to come out and 3 of the 6 peoples orders were wrong. One person ordered eggs over hard and they came out over easy and they were sent back and she waited close to 15 minutes for her food to come back and the eggs were exactly the same. My breakfast burger was ordered medium and came out well done. Another person's poached eggs were raw and inedible. The home fries had no flavor at all. They were just cut up potatoes. We absolutely do not recommend dining there but the drinks were great.

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Kristen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I do not feel that I would highly recommend Lafayette Brewing Company to a friend. The ambiance and space was very nice but the service and food were lack-luster. My husband had inquired on 2 separate beers, how dark they were and what the server would recommend, the server could only respond to both questions with, "I'm not much of a beer drinker." My husband followed it up with, "Are there any beers you could recommend?" and our server responded with, "I recommend the vodka." Obviously this was not helpful. When it came to ordering food I asked whether she would recommend the fish fry, she replied, "it's ok." I don't know whether she was just unfamiliar with the menu and the food itself or whether she was just lacking in any and all enthusiasm. However, she was in no way encouraging or helpful when it came to our questions.

We were one of three tables on our side of the restaurant and both other tables had walked their bills up to her (assuming that was protocol since she had not been back in 15+ minutes to pick them up) and she reacted by saying, "You can take those back to the table, I was going to come over in a minute." The food wasn't bad but because of the poor service we received, compared to many of the other restaurants in the area, I do not see us returning here for a meal.

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DaveY
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

WE were disappointed in our experience at Lafayette Brewing Company. The hostess was rude when we arrived for our reservation, repeatedly telling us it would be an hour wait. Once seated we are not approached by any wait staff for 15 minutes. The only highlight was our waitress once she was informed of our table, she was very friendly and polite and apologized for the delay. Overall the food was good but the menu is limited for vegetarians.

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TheresaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service was great. A little too dark (could barely read the menus).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for the thanksgiving buffet. It was very good. Hubby and son loved the prime rib. Sides were very good. Desserts were just okay.

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vipdebbie
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful old Building, with a lot of character. Food was very good, beef on weck was outstanding, chicken wings or perfectly crispy. Beer and cider were delicious. We definitely go back again.

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DeeArr
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted warmly by the Hostess and seated immediately. We had reservations. The waitress was very friendly and readily offered some suggestions when asked about menu items. She was attentive without being intrusive. I had the steak and stuffed pepper medium pizza- very tasty with just the right amount of zip. Across the table was the fish and chips, tasty but nothing overly memorable.

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JenniferG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the look of the restaurant and the food was amazing. Our server was very attentive to our needs. We definitely look forward to returning.

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Kunjane
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday brunch. Our waitress was super sweet. The mimosas were perfect and she gave me a delicious slice of their chocolate cake.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner before Phil Collins concert!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great server. Excellent beer. Beef on Weck sandwiches were great!

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vipStacyK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious but restaurant was slightly dirty.

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vipMikeS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service was good, but not great. One member of our party had the apple and brie grilled cheese, which was good but did not have a lot of the cheese. The sandwich was mostly apples. The side of chips and the side of fries with my dinner were excellent. My steak sandwich was good, but could of had more flavor in seasoning. The meat and cheese plate was good. Our waitress was good and paid attention to our needs as we were sitting outside on the patio. They need to invest in some better signage. It was hard to find the bathrooms. We finally asked and the hostess said oh yeah go down the hallway take a left then take the stairs to the right up a floor. It would of been better if there was a sign that pointed this out

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BuffaloEater
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow, took over an hour from the time we got there until we left. Other than that, food was tasty and our waitress was very accommodating.

Lafayette Brewing Company
Responded on 25 July 2019

Hi BuffaloEater, I just wanted to thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated and we will definitely focus on our speed of service. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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dawnl
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow and mistakes were made and that was at 3 p.m. when hardly anyone was there. The pizza was saturated with oil. The beers were flat. The meal sizes were pretty good and the old building is nice.

Lafayette Brewing Company
Responded on 10 July 2019

Hi Dawn, I just wanted to reach out and apologize for your experience here- it is certainly not our usual standard of food or service at all! I know there are a lot of choices out there, so I appreciate that you chose us and I am so sorry for letting you down. If you are ever back in the area, stop in and ask for me, I would love to apologize in person! Sincerely, Erica

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FAQs

Lafayette Brewing Company offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 856-0062.

Lafayette Brewing Company is rated 3.8 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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.