Though the name inspires thoughts of wings, Buffalo Club is actually an Italian-leaning addition to the burgeoning bar scene on Mission Street; it's just a few doors down from sister spot Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. It's the latest from prolific restaurateurs Ben Bleiman, Duncan Ley, Joshua Callen and Mark DeVito, who announced their plans to open the upscale restaurant and bar last October, when Piattini (née Specchio) called it quits. The crew has an overstuffed portfolio of drinking dens throughout the city, including Tonic, Bullitt, Soda Popinski's, Wild Hare, Lightning Tavern and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.
As Inside Scoop reports, the two-story space occupied by Buffalo Club is huge, dimly lit, and more restrained than the boisterous, 25-cent-wing sensibility at neighboring Dr. Teeth. It also has more of a restaurant component than the group's other establishments, echoing Piattini's Italian bent by focusing on pizzas in flavor combos like kale-ricotta or smoked eggplant-fontina. The menu is rounded out by charcuterie and small plates, including charred cauliflower, grilled vegetable salad, and prosciutto-parmesan croquettes.
Multiple bars featuring red leather stools, communal tables and large-screen TVs are scattered throughout, with a separate dining space on the second floor. It appears that this particular stretch of Mission is about to be awash in small-plates spots for drinkers, as Myriad Gastro Pub is set to take over the neighboring Nombe space this summer.