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 be Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12 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 page they’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



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