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2 Ames

2 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY
+1 412-491-3018
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“poussin” (2 reviews)
“off season” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Last time they had just opened, but now they have been open a year. Service was a little better, though servers are still not very knowledgeable about the menu. In his defense, the owners had recently changed the menu. He...More

Thank 725sde
Reviewed 15 November 2017

A group of friends attended Tu Ames on a Friday night in October. Arrangements had been made for a Price Fixe dinner with a choice of three entrees. We started with cheese board appetizer which received high ratings. The salad was made with very fresh...More

Thank Gavanim
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This restaurant has now completed it's 1st season at Chautauqua Institution and it is to be applauded for being open in the off season with so few people around. Had hoped that with a season behind them they would have their act together. Tried to...More

Thank cflipper
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a light lunch. Both of us shared a meal, which was terrible and overpriced. Hardly anything on the menu and they were out of condiments. Horrible coffee. Complete lack of professionalism all around. What a shame, great location and fun decor.

Thank Oli V
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I invited her to join me for lunch at Tu Ames. We arrived during a menu changeover for lunch and although we wanted a breakfast, settled on separate dishes off the lunch menu. My guest enjoyed her salad very much. Mine was good but seemed...More

Thank Gavanim
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My guest and I went to 2 Ames for breakfast. Even though breakfast was not technically being served, the server said we could still have eggs and biscuits. The eggs were probably the best take on eggs I have ever had. We had a great...More

Thank paigesimpson13
Reviewed 29 August 2017

3 of us had a good dinner at 2 Ames during week 8 at CHQ. We had made a reservation but still had to wait as the hostesses seemed disorganized. Once seated, our server was attentive but the kitchen was very slow. Food was good,...More

Thank Johnsotr
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had dinner here last week and were blown away by the quality of the food - began with patatas bravas, which were crispy chips rather than big wedges, served with a flavorful chunky roasted tomato sauce. My husband began with an endive salad with...More

Thank buffal0gal
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation for my husband's 81 birthday dinner on Monday for a Wednesday night. No return phone call to confirm, and same thing on Tuesday. Finally stopped by to reserve....but when we arrived they stuck us in a corner of an incredibly noisy...More

1  Thank Pidged
Reviewed 10 August 2017

You might wonder about a place with a long history of temperance, and indeed inside the Chautauqua Institution there are relatively few places to eat and drink, especially drink. But the new establishment at 2 Ames, at the NW corner of Bestor Plaza, opens the...More

Thank Thomas K
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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