New: Vault @ 237 Brings Roaring 20s Themed Restaurant & Bar Downtown

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 8, 2023
Vault @ 237 / Photo courtesy of Vault @ 237

The 1920s were defined by their unique style, music, architectural design, and overall feel of luxury and modernity. Channeling this time of prosperity is the new Vault @ 237.

Located in the historic Marin Building in the heart of Buffalo’s Central Business District, Vault @ 237 is a restaurant, bar, and private event space spanning the two level basement of the 100 year old site.


Vault @ 237 / Photo courtesy of Vault @ 237
Vault @ 237 / Photo courtesy of Vault @ 237

After three years in the making, managing Partners Paul Kolkmeyer, Andrew Shaevel, and Don Brown, Jr. as well as Brookwood Hospitality, LLC of the Admiral Room are pleased to announce they are in their finishing stages of renovation.

With design playing a key focal point, the former home to the Marine Trust Bank will transfer guests back in time through the reuse of the bank’s historic Trust Department, safe deposit boxes, and iconic vault within the space. It’s proximity to Sahlen Field, Seneca One, KeyBank Arena, and Canalside, make the 130 seat restaurant, bar, & lounge on the upper level ideal for guests looking to grab a drink or bite surrounding downtown events. As for the lower level, this will act as a private dining & event space, perfect for celebrations with family and friends, business meetings, small cocktail parties, and more.


Vault @ 237 / Photo courtesy of Vault @ 237
Vault @ 237 / Photo courtesy of Vault @ 237

Under Executive Chef James Brown, guests can expect an elevated American fare with Southern roots and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Complimenting the menu is a selection of well mixed cocktails.

A “soft opening” is planned for mid-March once all necessary permits and licenses are received, followed by an official launch on Friday, March 31, for lunch at 11:30 a.m., and dinner at 5 p.m.


Coming Soon: Vault @ 237

237 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$$$$


  • American

Coming soon: Vault @ 237 is one of Buffalo's most unique dining experiences. Located in the lower level of the historic Marin Building in the heart of ...

  • Bar Area
  • Private Parties

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