Buffalo >Food & Dining > Mothers Restaurant
33 Virginia Pl, Buffalo, NY | Directions 1420242.897687 -78.873276
Monday From 12:00 PM To 03:00 PM Monday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 03:00 AM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Think Twice before spending an evening at Mother's – Think twice before going to Mother's........Extremely bad service. Seems to rest on "reputation" and has taken a back seat to quality service. If you are going to go to a fine restaurant in Buffalo, you expect decent service and good food. Not at Mother's. I have never spent as much money for such poor service and mediocre food. Very disappointed. Many other restaurants I will frequent. I will not support such poor service.
HORRIBLE!! – Mother's has gone way down hill...Awful service, that is my number one complaint. Food was cold service was so bad
THE YOUNG WAITRESS BROUGHT OUR FOOD AND NEVER RETURNED UNTIL SHE GAVE US THE BILL ! OUR STEAK WAS ORDERED "MEDIUM" AND THE THING WAS MOOOING AND BLOODY ! WE WERE PARCHED FROM THIRST AS SHE NEVER REFILLED OUR COCKTAILS...WHEN WE MENTIONED HER LACK OF SERVICE, SHE YELLED THAT " SHE WAS AN ADULT" ??? WHO CARES...HER SERVICE AND ATTITUDE WERE APPALLING...OVERPRICED, LOUSY, SNOOTY ATMOSPHERE..WAY OVERRATED
This Place Rocks!! – This place is cheap, delicious and amazing! I have dined in most major US cities along with several international cities and outside of Vegas I've never had a Steak & Lobster dinner for under $30 at 3:00 AM. I 've been back several times with consistent service / experiences, but no other place can offer this menu and pull it off with a smile as late as Mothers.. Thanks!
This restaurant is going downhill – The bar is a great place to hang out and late night dinners are a plus, but don't expect a lot in the form of service. For a restaurant that charges as much as it does, I would hope that good service and warm food was included in the price. This used to be one of my favorite spots, but after the last few trips I think I'm holding off on going back for a while
What happened to Mother's service?! – What a huge disappointment!! I can't believe what happened to my family while dining at Mother's recently. My daughter was visiting from NYC with her boyfriend. He had never been to Buffalo before so we wanted to make the evening special. Mother's was on the top of our list of places to dine in Buffalo. We knew we could count on great food and service---wrong!!! I should also tell you that my daughter's boyfriend is a master sommelier and GM for a restaurant in NYC. A fact that made the following incident even more embarrassing.
When we arrived, we were seated in a corner booth under a speaker. At first it was no problem; music was ok, if a little loud. At some point, the music changed into very loud unrecognizable, bad rock music--we had to shout at each other in order to have a conversation. The "host" was standing next to me so I asked him if he could do something about the music. His response was classic--he smirked at me, and told me that at that particular hour the music changes and that it was "just the nature of the beast"!!! Say what? After a few moments, I asked the "host" what could be done. I (foolishly) thought that asking for a little problem solving ability and customer service wouldn't be out of the question since we had already racked up a rather large tab. Well.....not as far as our "host" was concerned. He just smirked and said that he would see about turning down the volume. When I pointed out to him that no one really seemed to be enjoying the music or responding to it--- again...big smirk....no action. My daughter and I were really embarrased after all the bragging we did about the great dining and friendly service you could count on in our city. At that point, we didn't feel like lingering over coffee and dessert. I don't remember ever being treated in such a rude manner. We won't be back anytime soon. By the way, the food..... not so good...
what a disappointment – I agree with another Citysearch review I just read. Mother's came highly recommended by a few people but the dinner I had there yesterday was awful. The creamed vegetable that accompanied my entree was stiff and c-o-l-d... they served what looked & tasted like old, oil-soaked home fries with the porterhouse steak I ordered... even the two onion rings that topped my steak were inedible. How does one screw up an onion ring? The quality of the meat was mediocre at best. Our waitress's hands reeked of cigarettes (nauseating). I was embarrassed to have brought my NYC foodie friends to this place - will most certainly not be returning.
great bar, great for dinner, don't be scared by the outside. I love coming here on a friday night with friends.
Don't Do It. – We went to Mother's last night after hearing glowing recommendations from friends.
I have to say it was one of the worst dining experiences I've ever had. The starters were terrible, the soup salty and thin, the salad overdressed, and the bread was not fresh. We could not hear each other due to bad placement of speakers in the dining area.
After waiting for our entrees for an hour and fourty-five minutes we asked for the check. We told our rude waiter we no longer wanted our food. Several tables of diners who had arrived after us and ordered appetizers, wine, soup/salad, and entrees were finnished eating. We were then presented with the check for the entire meal ($150!) and forced to pay for food we did not eat!
Amazing food and beautiful place to eat. – Mother's is a MUST. The newly remodeled bar is a great spot to grab a drink before dinner. The crowd is hip and happening. The restaurant is very romantic and the food is unbelievable. Try the courtyard in the summer. It's gorgeous! I have never been disappointed here and neither will you. If you want to impress, go to Mother's.
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