Betony
Betony

Betony

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.betony-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124652400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    12:00pm - 2:00pm Monday through Friday

    5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday
    5:30pm - 10:30pm Friday and Saturday



  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bryce Shuman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th & 6th ave
  • Public Transit: B, D & M trains stop at Rockefeller Center, 50th Street & 6th Avenue.
    F train stops at 57th Street & 6th Avenue.
    N, R, & Q trains stop at 57th street & 7th Avenue.
    M5 & M7 buses stop at 55th Street & 6th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Betony
Betony, named after an herb in the mint family known for its healing qualities, is a Modern American restaurant overseen by Executive Chef Bryce Shuman (the former Executive Sous Chef of Eleven Madison Park) and General Manager Eamon Rockey (formerly of Eleven Madison Park, Atera, and Aska ). The restaurant, which is located a block off of Fifth Avenue, features soaring ceilings, contemporary photos of New York City street scenes, a 35-seat bar and lounge and 85-seat dining room.
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Betony reviews from OpenTable diners
324 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (225)special occasion (183)romantic (137)notable wine list (129)hot spot (71)neighborhood gem (56)vibrant bar scene (40)great for lunch (26)good for groups (25)late-night find (6)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Top-notch
    MissQ1VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great. Brought important client who was very pleased. The tastes of the food is all so curious. Love.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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  • Betony is wonderful!
    ellenostVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Both lunch and dinner are wonderful. Delicious and creative cuisine paired with attentive and friendly service make Betony a very welcome addition to midtown. Excellent cocktail and wine lists. Very happy that my office is only two blocks away. Betony has become my "go-to" restaurant for a great meal!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • 3 stars
    2diners9VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    NY Times gave Betoney three stars, it deserves every one. The beautifully prepared food, looks as good as it tastes. The rolls are out of this world delicious,we skipped dessert becuse of time restraints, next time, we won't. Only downside is a $50 corkage fee, we had to drink a bottl of wine or travel with it, so we paid. Luckily the wine was excellent. There list is heavy on Australian wines, very exciting.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NRG4NY
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    An incredible dining experience! Beautiful aesthetics and an even more beautiful menu. I am gluten and dairy free; the chef made each dish from the amuse bouche and pre-meal bread crisps to the entree specifically for me. Our server Megan was delightful, energetic and knowledgeable as was the sommelier. Thrilled to give this restaurant 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe at the bar?
    InternationalSweetTooth
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Decor is lovely Quiet and intimate to the rear, while the front has high ceilings and a light/airy atmosphere. Very diner-focused staff, until it gets busy(?) - resulted in delays(10min longer than for second course and check than might be anticipated). A separate perch for ladies' purses - charming. The food itself was uneven: EXCEPTIONAL fried pickle appetizer, highly recommended roast chicken is good, foie gras bon bons are very cold - more interesting at room temp(?), Nduja second course and deconstructed lasagna were good. Lots of potential here. The bar area is so lovely; I wonder whether this could be the best way to enjoy this restaurant which impresses as still finding its way.
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  • Outstanding waitstaff! Fine food!
    RexGoliath
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Started with hors d'oeuvre of pickled kaboucha squash in light batter, deep fried with miso dipping sauce. My app was foie and smoked pork belly. Tasty but the pork belly could have been rendered longer as it was more chewy than I expected. My wife had app of grains with sprouts. The highlight was the amuse-bouche with celery root reduction. Foamy but like a soup. Very tasty. My entree was lamb with eggplant and figs. Prepared nicely though the taste of lamb did not come through. It was an unusual cut of the lamb. My wife had the poached lobster with dill and white truffle. The combination had a different taste, the lobster was a bit rubbery. Maybe the dill and truffles weren't meant to be together either. The wait staff was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Waited too long for first round of drinks. Otherwise great service. Food was very good. The prrsentation of the food was superb. Service spot on. Decor upstairs was magnificent
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere; good food
    Eatingout22
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Went here for my wedding anniversary. Service at the bar was a little slow despite having three bartenders. One bartender seemed to be making a the drinks and he was great; made my wife some creative cocktails and answers all her questions. Great bar. Dinner was very good, Fois gras is a must and the ravioli was great. Dinner service was impeccable. Servings are small so make sure u order enough appetizers. Overall a great place and highly recommend it. Location not very happening.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special food
    UNplazagirlVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Although the menu was limited, the food was perfection. The service gracious. And it is terrific to have such a great restaurant in this location.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    Foodfun27VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food was good but I wouldn't say anything terribly special. Service was quite slow despite the fact that the restaurant was about half full. There were some very nice wines on the list but it was extraordinarily expensive. By the glass, I paid $22. My beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was a little greasy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Food is awfully salty. Even dessert is too salty. My friend warned me before I went... She was right!!!Menu didn't have any explanations about each mysterious name of the dish and the waiter never explained it until we asked. Very disappointed
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    As some may know, Betony's chef and management are products of Daniel Humme and Will Guidara at Eleven Madison Park. Their experience and training from EMP shows through at Betony. Although they don't have a tasting menu, eating a la carte was almost more fun because it gave us more of an opportunity to discuss the food with the very attentive and knowledge server and sommelier. Food was memorable but there were also terrific cocktails and wine (we did a wine pairing with our three courses). An all around terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A treat for those serious abt food
    anb3309VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    highly recommended: foie gras bonbons. spicy tuna roll. lobster salad. chicken. short ribs. potato ravioli. apple 'pie'. even the amuse buche is special and flavorful. enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special
    mangiamo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed a special evening here; delicious food, outstanding service and I appreciate the special attention to a request that I made. Just perfect. Our first visit, but definitely not our last!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Meal, Wonderful Service
    limegreende
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All-around wonderful experience! I dined solo, early on a Saturday night before a Broadway show. Every staff person was helpful and friendly, especially my server. She explained an Hors d'Oeuvre dish to me, and after telling her I was torn between two - she brought me a complimentary small order of the one I did not order. The Chickpea Panisse was unusual and tasty and the Lobster Salad was fresh and delicious! My Roasted Lamb entree was cooked perfectly and absolutely divine. Between each course, I was served an interesting and lovely amuse bouche. To finish the meal, I ordered the small dessert of one each: macaron, truffle and fudge. Each piece was exquisite and a perfect small bite of something sweet. Absolutely recommended!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous everything!
    dennisgVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service,food and ambience were all notable. Can't wait for the opportunity to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The spicy tuna rolls were outstanding. The short rib portion was delicious, but incredibly small. The halibut was good, but not especially interesting. The rolls are outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • homerbomb
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was quite good. We really enjoyed most of the courses. Short rib was awesome. Service was not very good. No extra plates to help share our entrees as the waiter stated there would be. They forgot our petit four at the end since the bill arrived before the completion of our meal. Situation was quickly taken care of.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    great food and great atmosphere create a memorable experience
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced, lackadaisical service
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Beautifully plated and delicious food that is very high-priced. The service, though friendly, is weak. (e.g.: A wine menu was ceremoniously brought to our table, but no one ever came back to take our wine order.)
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SandraVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was good for lunch, just a bit sad that they do not have the same menu for lunch than in the evening, choice is then more limited. Wine is excellent, and they have a lot of choices on that one. Just a bit slow on the service: we received our wine glasses almost at the end of our meal. But overall good and attentive service, good food and reasonable price for a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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  • Put this on your bucket list
    Lives2eat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place was highly recommended to me. It lived up to, and even surpassed, my expectations.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed
    Greg
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Opentable said there were no reservations until 9:30pm, so I took the first available time slot and the place was empty. I would say that the food was average in taste and small portions. You really pay for the preparation of the food. The staff was not friendly or engaging, I'm not sure our waiter speaks English or even spoke at all. For the $450 we spent on dinner for the two of us, we have had better food and experience in 100s of other places in NY.
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  • njlady
    njlady
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Outstanding food, service (even provided stools for our handbags), ambiance and wine list. My husband and our companion are still talking about the unusual, wonderful California wine they enjoyed. Might have to go back just to enjoy another bottle...because in spite of searching we cannot find a similar bottle anywhere. The portions are in line with a tasting menu, but we ordered several courses so everyone left satisfied. Prices are not for the slight of heart...was a memorable meal accompanied by a memorial price tag....but we were all glad we went and I highly recommend. PS...even if you don't eat carbs....strongly suggest you cheat and have one (or two) of the rolls...mostly heavenly piece of bread any of us have ever eaten!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Simply The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I have dined here perhaps a dozen times now and it is just fantastic. Food, wine, cocktails are just delicious and service is great. It's unlike anything in the neighborhood. The crack team is perfectionist and warm at the same time. They get it all right and make you feel like they did it all for you. Zero pretension. That's not to say it's inexpensive, but they're simply the best. They're on the cutting edge, yet they make you feel it's all about you and they're lucky to have you; rather than they feel you're lucky to be there. Oh, and milk punch...just order it.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Best of the Best!
    Emptynesting
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed La Bernardin and Cafe Boulud on our trip and both my wife and I decided after reflection that Betony was the best experience overall with every dish hitting a home run and amazing service. If we could only go to one place on a short trip next time it would definitely be Betony!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Outstanding
    tch7001VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Betony is not only a visually stunning restaurant, but it has a great vibe. The food was categorically creative and outstanding. The staff was very enthusiastic, making the meal that much more fun. Some of the portions were a tad small, but taken together, the size of the meal was just right. It is certainly among my favorite restaurants in the city.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing special occasion restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is definitely a get-what-you-pay-for restaurant experience. Betony is a NICE place, but not stuffy. Still, you might to dress a little nicer than usual. Took my wife for a milestone birthday dinner and that's the kind of place it is for regular folk like us. The food is innovative and incredibly tasty. We each had two cocktails, two hors d' oeuvres, two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts and the bill came to $240ish pre-tip. Recommend Foie Gras Bonbons, Pig's Head Terrine, Radish Salad, Grilled Short Rib and Roasted Lamb.
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    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a Date
    Bermudaschwartz
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Absolutely perfect restaurant for a date with someone special, but could equally serve as a great environment to socialize with a larger group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    One star does not do this kitchen justice. This is one of the best restaurants in the US
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappoining
    Carl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    After reading all the good reviews I was eager to have dinner here. Very disappointing. Pretentious and very overpriced
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  • Unappetizing and overrated. AVOID!
    Newamlover
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Uniformly unappetizing and often horribly bad for all courses and for all diners in our party. Meat, fish and chicken dishes were all over cooked, dry, and tasted like leftovers heated in a microwave. Presentation of food was artistic, but taste was comparable to chains like Ruby Tuesday. Sauces were overly greasy and creamy, with a heavy, unpleasant aftertaste. Only the bread was decent. By far the worst meal I've ever had in NYC in that price range and one of the worst even if you don't consider the high price. Not sure where all the positive reviews are coming from. Not recommended.
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  • Wonderful Experience
    jonsey17
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I can see why Betony has received a 1 start Michelin. The food, service, drinks and ambiance are absolutely perfect. You just have to go to understand. I highly recommend it.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Superb overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Dinner was superb, innovative and just plain delicious. looking forward to next time. Do not miss this for lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    really over priced, small portions, and mediocre service. not sure what all the fuss is about.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bell
    BellVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Any restaurant that adds ginger broth to sauteed foie gras will not be one I re-visit!
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  • Venice40
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Wonderful food-inventive and seved with polish Portions ludicrously small
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Poor service
    PoorserviceVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was good even though a bit pricey. The service wasn't great. They brought the wrong entree ( 2 lobsters entrees instead of one lobster and one lamb) for one of our party. They said keep it at no charge while we prepare the correct entree. They then said there would be no charge for the lamb entree or the additional lobster which we hadn't ordered in the first place. The bill came and we were charged for 2 lobster entrees and a chicken (which had been ordered) The bill was corrected
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  • Delicious!!
    NYCeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a most lovely meal at Betony on Sunday evening and highly recommend it!The food was amazing, service was impeccable and we will be back.We had a nice, quiet table on the second floor. The staff all worked together as a team and we were well looked after.Everything from the pretzel chips to the appetizers, to the amuse bouche, to our main course was mouth-watering and presented/delivered in a wonderful fashion. The sommelier suggested a great wine for us. The desserts were a bit disappointing (we tried the chocolate and espresso offerings) and maybe a bit too adventurous.However, we topped off the evening with an Italian hot chocolate as our waiter suggested and that definitely satisfied our sweet tooth.Looking forward to next time!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The foisgras bombons are to die for
    TamastaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a magnificent dinner last sunday, the waiter was courteous and efficient, the only complain was wit the wine list. Very few selections on the 100-150 price range and way overpriced. No real options in French or Spanish wine.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.