Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge

Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.butterfield8nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126790646
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Masekela Jones
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 55 for a seated dinner, 60 for a buffet style meal or 80 for cocktail receptions. Please contact for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Stella 2126790646

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Public Transit: Within walking distance to both Grand Central and Penn Sation.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot and street parking after 7:00pm.
A word from Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge
Business professional meets social scene in this Urban American Gastropub. Surrounded by warm wood-paneled walls, big leather booths & oversized lamp shades, this contemporary restaurant offers a unique dining and lounging experience perfect for corporate power lunches, after-work cocktails or pre and post theatre dining. The uniquely designed menu offers a large selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads and entrees to suit any taste. Behind the bar, an outstanding wine list, local micro-brews and a large selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails are offered. For the sports fan, large HDTV plasma screens broadcast the big games. Private parties, large groups & special events are welcome, with private dining & event space available.
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Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3.2
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Out of business?
    Jenga2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation for before a show and showed up at this restaurant at 5:20 on a Saturday night, but the restaurant was locked and completely dark despite stating on the door that it opened at 4:00. There was no sign on the door and nothing on the website, but it was Saturday night and there was no sign of life, so I think this restaurant may be out of business. I'm particularly bummed because we had a gift certificate that we get to just throw away now. :(
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  • BUtterfield 8
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Almost a disappointment. Posh? No, Lounge? No. Gastropub? Not really. Good food? Yes. For full write-up go to www.celluloidclub.blogspot.com.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good weekday spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Butterfield 8 is a great mid-week lunch spot, accessible menu with something for everyone. good midtown spot for nicer happy hour drinks. VERY loud for lunch in the back room. good to set up a group happy hour for a team.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 94 reviews are from the Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge reviews archive.
  • Burnt food - friendly staff
    ascotinmpls
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    After being seated it took a good 5 mins before i received a menu, but they promptly brought me my beer and a glass of water.I ordered Hummus as an appetizer and fancied the grilled cheese,which has Gouda, Muenster, Tomato and Prosciutto on it. The Hummas with Pita was pretty large and too much for an appetizer for 1, but was tasty. Next,my Grilled Cheese, or my burnt Grilled Cheese;how does a restaurant burn Grilled Cheese? Even worse,how does a restaurant burn Grilled Cheese and then serve it? Needless to say, i took a couple of bites and informed the waitress. She offered me something else and provided a refund, but a 4yr can tell when Grilled Cheese is burnt so i don't understand how the Chef and server couldn't - it burnt black!
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  • Great choice for dinner
    RunnerGirl
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I went with 2 friends for dinner. The cocktail menu had some great choices and the drinks were well-made. Nice variety of apps and entrees, and everything was delicious. We had a nice little booth for our party of three, so it was cozy. Service was great, friendly and accommodating. Definitely not a spot to try to go with a large group for Saturday dinner, unless you've reserved the whole dining room or booked well in advance, becuase it only accommodates about about 40 people or so in the dining room. I definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WASN'T OPEN!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Don't trust opentable on this one....made a reservation at 7pm for 8pm on Sunday night and got to the restaurant and it was completely dark with the chairs on the tables. I recommend calling to confirm and make sure they're actually open before you make the effort to go there. Even their website says they're open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week...clearly not the case.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a terrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This was a terrible experience they have a different menu online and admit that this is the truth. The reason we chose it was because of the menu online. The two dishes we did order were tasteless. I would not recommend at all.
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  • It was closed!
    Alyssa
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    What a waste of time. I made a reservation for 7:15pm on a Sunday, received an email confirmation, only to arrive with a friend to a locked door of an empty restaurant. Phone calls were not answered. They need to update their hours everywhere on the internet, or at least on Google and OpenTable. Save people the trip and the embarrassment next time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My group was there right at
    ErinMcCoolyVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My group was there right at opening time on an afternoon, so there wasn't much of a crowd. The setup of the restaurant look very accomodating to a large crowd that can easily socialize. There are two bars (front and back) and fit for live entertainment. I would love to experience the atmophere again during prime time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staffing
    ssniper1000
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Overall a good experience. From a staffing perspective they knew ahead of time that it was a "designated" gathering point for Broncos Fans (they had banners out front) and were woefully understaffed for the crowd. I'd even say they were understaffed for a normal weekend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation was not honored
    NYCdiner
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Reservation was not honored -- claimed computer problems. They offered a free round of drinks but said we would have to wait at least an hour for our table. We left -- so no basis for the food rating.
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  • Lunch ok, but nothing to rave
    Mia418
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    First time here because it appeared to be somewhat ok for business lunch, but it was not that. The ambiance was not welcoming. Service persons were nice. But the food was nothing to be raving about. My burger was not done medium rare, and unappetizing. And the bun was breaking apart...either bad bread or old. Either way, I was not excited about the fanfare. I met a colleague to discuss work but the way the place is constructed, there is lot of noise that travels and bounced, like echo. I also sat next to group of guys so it could be. But I have been around lot of restaurants and the noise level is actually due to the construction of the place. Try a different place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good Mid-towner
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Good casual meal served efficiently - good bar and plenty of TV's as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My waiter was Petie. At about
    GR8FUDVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My waiter was Petie. At about 9:15 I was told that a bachelor party was scheduled for 9:30. I would have liked to have been notified when I was seated. Then a host asked if we would like to continue our dining experience in the bar area. We declined and settled our check. The service was ok. The lamb sliders and fries were great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Broncos Bar!
    cyranotony
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    I LOVE that it's the official Broncos Bar in NYC. Being from Denver originally, I love going to Butterfield 8 and seeing the Denver Broncos play among other fans. Plus, they have a great deal during Broncos games, $30 gets you all you can eat wings and all you can drink Bud Light. The only downside is that service was VERY slow during the game. I don't understand how you can call yourself the official Broncos bar and yet be short or understaffed for the Bronco game! We had a party of 7 and our meals all came out at different times, we had a hard time getting refills and eventually had to just go to the bar to get a drink. We'll be back, but it's because we love to watch the Broncos among our people and we love the wing/beer special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite
    alexVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Our favorite is popcorn shrimp, also the seared tuna. The service is always excellent, attentive, and the kitchen is flexible - they can mix or add or replace , the way we want..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience; food not up to snuf
    eddieb
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    For those familiar with San Francisco and its plethora of bar & grills, then I'd say this is a bar & grill wannabe. Walk in and the decor -- dark wood floors and banquet booths -- and ambience give the vibe of cool Americana bar and grill. I've been here twice for lunch, and I only wish the food lived up to my expectation. On this trip I had the tuna, which I ordered medium. Didn't matter. The rare interior of the fish, which I wanted, was a strip of mushy fish that lacked any flavor or texture. I tasted my friend's tater tots. Could not tell the difference between the supermarket Ore-Ida's. In fact, I think the frozen supermarket variety were better. If the food quality improved, I'd be here all the time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food and slow service
    Emmy
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    4 out of 5 meals were brought out cold or undercooked. They were out of a lot of key ingredients limiting the menu. Finally took our server 3 tries to bring out a correct bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    alexgold5
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    This was always a favorite for watching Broncos games. I had always requested a booth for the games, but this time I was denied a booth and sat in the back room even though booths were still open. Our server had a horrible attitude and she did not want to be there. We ordered food, wine and beer and they were out of all three items we chose of the menu. Everytime we needed something we had to get up from our table and find our server. I guess we will find a new place to watch football.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a place for a business lunch
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Go with colleagues if you have nothing important to talk about because the music will be blaring and you will scream at each other for an hour.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Service, Bland Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Went for business lunch during the week. There was only one server for the entire back room who was not a good server to begin with. We ordered salads, which were nothing special, nachos which came out burnt, and the tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes which were so spicy they were nearly impossible to eat. All in all, a very poor 2-hour dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and food was very
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Service and food was very good. Had a biz lunch for 4 of us .... not very expensive, but reasonable prices on a typical bar pub menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Loud and Crowded
    Luseana
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    The crab cake was delicious although I had to be escorted through the crowd to get to the seating area. The bar was so loud there was no chance for dinner conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Informal Dining
    Bill
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    I caught up with a friend and decided on this establishment due to the close proximity to Grand Central Terminal. We both enjoyed our mahi-mahi sandwich and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a great location and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    It's a great location and nice decor but not suitable for a business lunch. Too loud and staff was inattentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I will not be going back
    WonderfuilVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    terrible service., terrible skirt steak, no attention to detail, out of many items on the menu, desserts were awful. The appetizers were good tasting. It was my birthday dinner and it was not a happy occasion, I left very disappointed and then we had to go somewhere else for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HH draws the crowd here on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    HH draws the crowd here on a Thursday- however, it's very noisy if you want to have a meal. The layout of the restaurant has the tables right along the bar, which makes it almost impossible to have a conversation with your neighbor. Do not recommend as a date spot, but definetly good for groups. Scallops were delicious and cooked perfectly
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant food is ok, but
    Lucy
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Restaurant food is ok, but it is really noisy during lunch and as a result not a good place to go if you want to talk to the people you're with.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • same restaurant name.not atmosphere
    aargh
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    went to the one in White Plains and thought this Butterfield8 might be similar. Was not at all kid friendly and very loud. Dining room pricing in a loud PUB environment. Not a good place for conversation. waitress was cordial but was clearly rushed and overwhelmed. Waitress recommends a white wine, brings red, then informs me the one she recommended is not available. The 10$ glass of wine was still on the check. Vents were blowing really cold air. Asked that they turn it down but we left pretty quickly because it was so cold. people at the table next to us were also very cold.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    A great spot for meeting colleagues for lunch - super friendly atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place, tasty food...
    CorndiggityVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    The Summer in the City cocktail is great. Mac and Cheese squares were tasty. Salads were mediocre.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good lunch find
    PalherzVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Good food, friendly and professional waitstaff. Good place for lunch near the library.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good neighborhood lunch find
    IamJJ
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Tucked away - but in a good way- for a decent lunch that doesn't break the bank. Food decent, and excellent service with personable waitstaff and warm inviting decor make for a perfect lunch spot.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Tasty appetizers, burgers and salads. Fresh and nice-sized portions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music this loud is fit for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Music this loud is fit for danceclubs, not restaurants! Quite unpleasant for dining, even when we moved to the back room.
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  • It's good...
    FoodLover
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The place is nice. Even though the music was pretty loud, it was good music, so it made up for it. It did take awhile for our waitress to come to even greet us, but the place was also very packed, since it was happy hour. The food was definitely yummy and the drinks were delicious once we finally got to order. I'd go again in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awful awful awful- waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    awful awful awful- waitress messed up the order- most likely sis not place our order , that's why we waited over an hour for truly horrific food-never again
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to Butterfield's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    I've been to Butterfield's 8 numerous times for lunch with friends/clients and never been disappointed. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was extremely slow,
    sis234VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Service was extremely slow, our meal never came and we had to leave for a business meeting so we asked for our food to go.. they brought the wrong food to go - twice! They should be used to business people coming for lunch and only having one hour as that is the majority of their clientele. Not a god experience.
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  • Did not enjoy, too loud.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    This restaurant has an identity crisis. They served fine dining food with mostly fine dining prices however, the bar was strictly for sports fans. There were several large TVs displayed over the bar and the sound was blaring out of three large speakers. It was too loud and it ruined the meal. We ate fast so we could leave. If it is a sports bar you want then this is your place. No not go if you was a nice meal with a good atmosphere and ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic