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2 Ames

2 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY
+1 412-491-3018
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (4 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“poussin” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
2 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Our last visit to CHQ was about 7 years ago, and we were pleased to find most of the same traditional favorites. But, also delighted to discover a new restaurant/bar at 2 Ames! Staff was friendly; food delicious, seasonal and wholesome. Cozy place on a...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Food was immature, poorly executed and OK at best. I believe they served me microwaved chicken. Having a restaurant in this area is like shooting fish in a barrel. There is no good food in the area!! None. And this place further proves it. But...More

Thank tracylb2
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Fun, relaxed bar and restaurant with a great selection of wines (and cognac!), a relaxed shabby-chic ambiance with oodles of charm, perfectly placed overlooking Bestor Plaza, and a charming set of young and hospitable owners. Full and bustling every day with happy locals sharing a...More

Thank Avivah W
Reviewed 18 August 2018

When we finally ate our food, we agreed that it was well prepared (for the most part) and tasty. The French fries were way overcooked. But first we had to overcome the poor service. Our reservation was entered for the wrong evening. The hostess offered...More

Thank Giambracarolyn
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I was hesitant to go to 2 Ames based on the TripAdvisor ranking but our daughter really wanted to go there. I should have stuck with the TripAdvisor recommendation. I will give 2 Ames credit that their triple cooked potatoes were crispy and tasty. The...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 9 August 2018

They have the best salads from kale to quinoa. If you are visiting Chautauqua Institution you must try this place before you go.

Thank Onefinelady
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

2 Ames is a relaxing venue with several areas for small or medium gatherings. It portabello mushroom burger and the openface mushroom were each exceedingly tastefully prepared. I heartily recommend these offerings.

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Waiter didn't know what at least two menu items were, was too casual in demeanor, and simply inexperienced waiting tables. Food was poorly prepared, not what was described on menu, and some of it inedible. We complained nicely, were challenged in our opinions by the...More

Thank NJ M
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I like the pasta and the burger. We have always felt the food was overpriced but good. The service is always chaotic and slow. The servers are trying but often get the orders mixed up and forget to bring the requested water.

Thank Will C
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Happy to return to 2 Ames, now with a full bar, some menu changes ( miss the beet salad). Salads are small and entrees modest, but service was good and dinner enjoyable. Seating upstairs can be more roomy but can be loud when tables are...More

Thank njdaveus
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Chautauqua
  • Phone Number: +1 412-491-3018
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