Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Snooty Fox Lounge

I had a gift certificate from Restaurants.com for the Snooty Fox Lounge (located at 445 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY) so Geoffrey and I finally tried it out, and I hate to say this, but we were incredibly disappointed.

When you walk in the overall set up for the restaurant/bar is odd. It is a very long and somewhat narrow space. The bar is very nice, and has an incredible selection of liquor. When we were taken to our seats we were both surprised by how few tables there were (maybe a total of 10 tables in the entire restaurant area). There were two additional tables right outside the bathrooms and I really thought this was a weird set up.

It was a Thursday night, a fairly common going out night, but when we arrived at 7:30pm, there was only one group of three guys finishing up dinner/drinks. This should have been our first sign that we weren't going to enjoy ourselves!

For our dinner selections Geoffrey chose the duck and I had the California chicken. We also decided to get stuffed artichokes. The artichokes were the best part of the meal. They were stuffed with a goat cheese and my only complaint is that I wish there was more goat cheese. It got masked by all the other stuff!

My California Chicken came out looking like a chicken cacciatore (after being described that it was in a white wine sauce, not what I was picturing). It came with asparagus and red roasted potatoes. Geoffrey's duck dish came with the same sides. Within a few bites, all we could taste was salt. The chicken was extremely bland and the duck Geoffrey had was overcooked and hard to eat.

As for the service, it was hard to screw this up, since we were the only ones in the restaurant when we were getting our meals. Our waitress was over numerous times to check on us and fill our water glasses.

Following our bad experience, we heard from numerous other people that they thought the food was bad too (and it is pricey). Some people said if you are going there, just go for drinks. Geoffrey and I didn't get drinks that night so I am not sure on the cost of them, but based on their dinner prices I can guess they are a high.

I rarely dislike a place in Buffalo, but unfortunately Snooty Fox Lounge is a place I cannot recommend to anyone looking for a place to eat out, especially if you are looking for a reasonably priced meal (most entrees are in the $20 - $30 range).

If you have had a great experience at Snooty Fox, please comment on this blog and let me know.

To check out other reviews on The Snooty Fox Lounge, check out:

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