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About Butera's Restaurant of Sayville

Butera's Restaurant of Sayville is a full service, fine dining "Family-Style" Italian restaurant serving seafood, steaks, veal, chicken and pastas dishes. "Family-style" dining affords groups the opportunity to sample many dishes at one time. We also serve individual portions upon request. We have a full bar and extensive wine list as well as an assortment of homemade desserts. There is sidewalk seating in beautiful downtown Sayville when the weather permits. Our lounge dining room provides private dining for groups of 25 - 40. We also cater larger parties in our other two dining rooms. Off-premise catering is a specialty of Butera's. Please join us for lunch. We have Italian dishes, focaccia sandwiches, burgers and wraps with an Italian slant. as well as wonderful composed salads. Lunch is done individually.

100 South Main Street
Sayville, NY 11782
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American, Sicilian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Collins Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 563-0805

Website:
http://www.buteras.com/

Catering:
Butera's offers catering for all occasions. We cater traditionally, with each guest enjoying different courses with a choice of entree and an occasion cake prepared especially for your function. We can also cater from our "Family-style" menu; in which your guests will enjoy a variety of dishes based on your selections. We can also prepare a buffet. Off-premise catering is also available. We can prepare trays of food for your off-premise function and if need be also provide servers to help everything go well.

Parking Details:
The parking at Butera's of Sayville is a large municipal lot located just outside the main entrance. There are no steps to impede your entrance.

Public Transit:
Butera's of Sayville is located a leisurely walk from the Sayville train station. We are a block from the public bus line.

Executive Chef:
Gary Butera

Private Party Contact:
Jerry Marlow: (631) 563-0805

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Butera's Restaurant of Sayville Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.2

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4.1

value

4.3

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Perfect for night out with family and friends during the holiday season.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time visit, superior food, large portions, very good, freindly service, very busy for good reason, traditional Italian decor, plan on being a long time customer!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service and food! Highly recommend... great for family dining..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Butera’s is always good and consistent. We like to go there with family and friends.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a great experience. We had 9 people and they did a great job. The service was quick and professional. The food was delicious. We brought friends from out of state and they said they wished they had this in their town. Very pleasant for all.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were disappointed by the dining room no tablecloths on tables. For family style very small portions. One of our dinners came out wrong you would of thought that they would of bought us a glass of wine for the inconvenience. We spent 130$ and we will not be back.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food. Try the shrimp limoncello and make sure you save room for the amaretto cake!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Veal Piccata, Veal Parm, Shrimp Marina were all great dishes. However, for the price of these dishes there should have been given a small portion of pasta to go along with the entree.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made reservations and still had to wait about a half hour before being seated. The waiter was not very knowledgeable about any of their cocktails. The waiter didnt come back to refill our drinks for about 45 minutes. We were planning on having a number of drinks with dinner that evening but due to the amount of time it was taking for us to get our waiter to come back over we only had two drinks. The restaurant itself has the feel that you are in someones cramped basement. The tables are awkwardly placed all over the room in a cluttered manner and are way too small. The food was ok but definitely not worth the amount of time we wasted waiting. Needless to say, we will never be going back there again. Thumbs down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Like the family style dining. Extensive menu, dinners were very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived for 7:15 reservations and were seated 5 minutes after We arrived. When we were seated, we were waiting about 10 minutes and requested water and bread. The water came over pretty quickly but the bread took another 20 minutes. It was rather busy, but it still took about 15 minutes for our waiter to come over to our table to get our order. After we place the order, the food started to come out relatively quickly. I could tell that our waiter was rather harried, but considering we were coming in for Restaurant Week it didn't surprise me that they were busy. The only issue I had is that we picked this restaurant based on restaurant week and we were informed that the promotion was over at 7 p.m. and our reservations were for 7:15 pm. I believe somebody could have come over after we questioned about the promotion and honored The promotion. The food was good and was reasonably priced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We always have a very good meal when we eat at Buteri's!! It's our go to place!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Jerry the Manager was terrific He was a fanastic host He came to the table several times to be sure everything was perfect He could have not been more caring or kind Every resturant in NewYork should take lessons from Jerry in being the consummate professional

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Denise, our server, made the night for us. Friendly and attentive, our requests were answered immediately.
Apps and entrees were delicious though dessert was a disappointment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Friends that moved away and hadn't been back 30+ years came to visit. Had seen them in 10 years and had a great time at Butera's. Food was excellent and they let us enjoy the evening withou rushing us too leave like most restaurants do on Saturday night. Have had dinner her many times and never leave without wanting to return A+

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent food, wonderful service and a wide variety of options on the menu. Love the family style concept.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Frequent this restaurant a minimum of once a month. It never ever disappoints us. Food and service is outstanding. As well as the manager Jerry.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have come here a few times and the only reason I keep coming back is because of the food. The service is very slow even when the restaurant is not busy. I have experience in the restaurant industry and for a waitor or waitress not to come back after the meals are dropped to ask if everything is okay is conpletely unacceptable. Very disappointed with service in restaurant, excellent food and excellent service in the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food here is always mouthwatering and delicious. There is an extensive menu with something for everyone. We have never been disappointed. The management and wait staff are phenomenal! We highly recommend Butera’s of Sayville!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food. Service was excellent. Prices moderate. Enjoyable place to dine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food is great, great value and the staff is really friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I always have a great time and meal at Butera's! It's become my go to spot!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good and service is nothing short of the very best. One of our favorite restaurants. The manager Jerry, the kitchen and staff offer you top notch food and service. We go a minimum of once a month.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We most recently dined here on Saturday night. We were a party of 7 people, with an 8 PM reservation. As of 8:57, we were still waiting on our table. Our party consisted of 5 adults and 2 children (a 5 year old and baby). My niece was starving and exhausted, and luckily my son slept through most of the wait, but we should have been home long before he woke up. We asked the hostesses multiple times about the status of our table, and kept getting answers that this table is almost done, and that table is almost done. They knew full well that we had 2 kids with us. We weren't the only group that they did this to however. Another group had a 7:30 reservation and was seated at 8:23. Two other groups had 8 PM reservations and were seated around the same time as us. If you cannot accommodate people, please do not take so many reservations. It truly is unfair to your loyal, paying customers.

Once we were seated, our waiter was very friendly. He brought out my niece's kids meal rather quickly, and for that we were quite appreciative. We did have to ask for a basket of bread multiple times. The bread and hummus were tasty as always. We started with two appetizers, Mozzarella Fritta and Calamari Fritti. Both are tasty, but heavily fried. For entrees, we shared Chicken Gorgonzola, Shrimp Parmesan, and Pan Baked Lasagna Classico. The Chicken Gorgonzola is my favorite dish at Butera's and Saturday night was no exception. My husband and I love it. The Shrimp Parmesan was also great. I'm not a huge fan of the lasagna. It's a bit too rich for my liking, but others at the table seemed to enjoy it. Our waiter was attentive with drink refills and even brought out ice cream for the birthday guys.

It truly is a shame that management feels the need to overbook and then make patrons wait for an hour to be seated. We enjoy the food here, but after that ridiculous wait, it's the last time I'll be dining here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was good. It was worth the price. Service was excellent and didn't have to wait long with the reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Upon arrival my wife and I were seated prominently. The restaurant was not crowded therefore there were an ample amount of tables. The table we were given had uneven legs, rather then move us to another table they placed a spacer under one of the legs. We had to ask for another table as that one still shook. Drink orders were taken quickly, and olive oil was brought to the table, unfortunately no bread was place on the table. The server was very friendly and helpful in choosing our dinner. When dinner arrived so did a fly. After making several attempts to catch it ( all of which failed ) the fly seemed to enjoy our main course more than us. It was it's last meal. When we got the attention of another server, my wife showed him our uninvited guest. He started to say there was a problem with flies in the area, at which point my wife said "that has nothing to do with the inside of your restaurant." There was no charge for the dinner, ( I think the fly ate more than us ) we left a tip and the dead fly. The unfortunate part of this, it was on 9-11, which was also our 40th wedding anniversary. If I were the owner of this or any restaurant, I think I would rather lose a day of business and take care of the problem, than loose a customer and have a review like this written. Happy anniversary!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was delicious. The portions very generous.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, great portions, friendly. Just a nice place.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious meal and great service - will be back 😀

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always reliable and delicious. mussels were great!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Pam was a great waitress
Very up beat and hands on with the guest.
JP did a wonderful job. Using the table, so good st wrapping up our to go bags that we tipped him extra 😉
Hats off to The Chef my Basa Fish was delicious!!! Husbands Veal tender.
We shall return for more

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had to wait 30 mutes for a table after making a reservation. Waited roughly 10 minutes for server to first come the table. Server took order and the only times we saw her were when the food came out, and when it was time to take an order. Did not come to ask how our food was or to refresh our drinks. Manager did not touch any tables from what I observed as well.
Overall, food was good and the service was seriously lacking. For a $100+ meal for two, I think your money is better spent elsewhere.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great service ,friendly staff and the atmosphere was perfect! Food was really good and tasty! I recommend this as a too pick for an Italian restaurant!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Their limoncello shrimp is out of this world!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I've never had a bad meal at Butera's and enjoy the restaurant's staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Went in to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. As always the food was fantastic . However the same cannot be said about our server, Denise. We ordered drinks and sat for another 10 minutes before she came back to take our order. We had a party of four doing family style meals, each of us ordered a meal. Before writing our order down Denise asked if we understood how big the plates were. We said we did as we have been here several times before and would simply take any left overs home. Well that's the last we saw of her until it was time to bring the check. Someone else brought out our food, refilled our drinks and bread. They even made a comment about the lack of service Denise was providing to us, even though she was checking in with her other tables. So guess who got half the tip, you guessed it, that other person. I wish I had caught the young mans name because he deserves to be recognized for his outstanding service. Denise however should consider another line of work if she finds it difficult totreat every table with respect and provide the same level of service to all. One of our guests was our oldest daughter who is also a server at another restaurant, she was appalled at the service provided and said she would never treat a costumer the way we were treated or should I say ignored.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

July 17 2017
Went with 9 people to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. And a a close friend
71st BIRTHDAY.
Everything was Magnificent service was superior. People called the next day
To praise all aspects of the day.
Returning July 30 with a table of six.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The decor is from 1970 and it is not cozy at all. The lighting is uneven and the seating is bad. No feng shui flow at all. Food was too rich and fatty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was less than average, portions small for family style , the restaurant was very hot, we were a party of 11 and this was a special occasion . We all were very disappointed. The servers were very nice.

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