Lait Cru is Opening Inside This Downtown Distillery

Jambon Beurre // Photo from Lait Cru at Lockhouse Distillery’s Facebook

On Tuesday, September 12th Lait Cru, a West Side French restaurant owned by Nickel City Cheese’s Jill Gedra Forster, is opening a satellite restaurant inside Lockhouse Distillery. The second location will bring over-the-bar service to the bar/distillery in the Cobblestone District which will include sandwiches, salads, mac and cheese (Lait Cru’s mac is BOMB!), cheese plates, and appetizers.

Lait Cru at Lockhouse Distillery is good news not only for the pregamers and afterpartiers enjoying entertainment at Key Bank Center, but also anyone in the area for lunch. If you’ve ever had lunch at Lait Cru or Nickel City Cheese a few years back, you know that this is a meal they do extremely well.

“I’ve been a fan of Lockhouse Distillery since their inception”, said Jill Gedra Forster, owner of Lait Cru and Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile. “We’re excited to bring our concept downtown and introduce it to different and entirely new crowds.”

The kitchen hours of operation will beTuesdaythroughSaturdayfrom11:30 am to 10 pm, andSundayfrom12 pm to 8 pm. Hours will be extended on any special event evening, such as during Buffalo Sabres games and Canalside Concerts. Food will be available for delivery via UberEATS upon their launch in mid-September. In addition, catering will be available on site for events booked at Lockhouse.

Pro Tip: the official opening date may be listed as September 12, but according to their Facebook pagethey’re already serving food. If you find yourself in need of a lunch spot or are dying to check it out, give Lockhouse a call and see if the rumors are true.


Lait Cru at Lockhouse Distillery

Opening Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, 41 Columbia Street, Buffalo NY 14204

(716) 768-4898



About Taste NY

This article was created in partnership with Taste NY, an initiative launched by Governor Cuomo in 2013 to promote New York’s food and beverage industries. It is overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Markets and has created opportunities for local producers to showcase their goods at a variety of venues throughout the State and at large public events, such as the Great New York State Fair and the Barclays Tournament at Bethpage State Park.

Over the last three years, the Taste NY initiative has seen steady growth and recognition. The program reported sales of $4.5 million in 2015 and nearly tripled those figures to more than $13.1 million in 2016. Today, New York products sold under Taste NY branding are available in more than 60 locations throughout the State as well as the New York State Office of Trade and Tourism in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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