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Butter Midtown

4.6
4.6
4977 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

BUTTER is located in Midtown Manhattan. Executive Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli offers traditional American fare highlighted and enhanced by subtle global influences with the grace notes of seasonality.

Please note that in accordance with the guidance provided by the City of New York, BUTTER will require proof of Vaccination for Covid-19 as well as a form of Identification for every guests who enters and stays on the premises.

BUTTER accommodates PRIVATE EVENTS for groups of 20 to 250. For more information please visit our website listed below.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 719-1364

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alexandra Guarnaschelli

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Dining Inquiries please email Tim at: tgonyon@butterrestaurant.com

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    45th street between 5th & 6th avenues

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • Parker House Rolls

    sour cream butter, fines herb butter

    • For Two$5.00
    • For Four$7.00
  • Butternut Squash Soup$14.00

    buttered popcorn

    • Market Greens$16.00

      fresh herbs, flowers, Balsamic vinaigrette

      • Brussels Sprouts & Baby Spinach Salad$18.00

        Sour David apples, green radishes, smoked pecan dressing

        • Crispy Flatbread$19.00

          ricotta, spaghetti squash, Pecorino, baby arugula

          • Cavatappi Pasta$18.00

            spicy lamb sausage, yellow tomato sauce

            • Gnocchi "Mac & Cheese"$19.00

              melted Petit Basque, aged Cheddar

              Large Plates

              • Oven-Roasted Striped Bass$34.00

                smokey vegetable broth, delicata squash, wilted spinach

                • Slow-Roasted Scattered Acres Farms Chicken$36.00

                  sunchokes, sherry, chicken jus

                  • Grilled White Cloud Cauliflower$26.00

                    coconut milk, baby rutabaga, Marash pepper

                    • Smoked Double-Cut Berkshire Pork Chop$42.00

                      crushed baby sweet potatoes

                      • Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs$40.00

                        mashed Yukon gold potatoes, brown sugar carrots

                        • New York Strip Steak$49.00

                          market herb chimichurri

                          Sides

                          $10

                          • House-Made French Fries

                            • Roasted Red Kuri Squash

                              Chilies, Candied Pumpkin Seeds

                              • Grilled Hepworth Farm Broccoli

                                Black Kale, Balsamic

                                Desserts

                                • Raspberry Beignets$15.00

                                  vanilla dipping sauce

                                  • Grandma Guarnaschelli's Chocolate Layer Cake$14.00

                                    caramel, chocolate buttercream, Maldon sea salt

                                    • Warm Baked Cookies$12.00

                                      chef's selections

                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                      What 4,977 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.6
                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.6Food
                                      • 4.4Service
                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                      • 4.3Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • Manhattan

                                        Contemporary American

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                                      1. f

                                        foodlover

                                        Calgary

                                        7 reviews

                                        1.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall1food2service1ambience1

                                        We were so disappointed with our experience at Butter. We received 3 phone calls in the hour prior to dining, which I found odd. I called Butter back and they advised me that their kitchen wouldn’t be serving after 9:15 (our reservation was at 9 and it was 8:30 when I spoke with them). We arrived on time. Were seated. We didn’t see our server for quite sometime. We finally got our drink menu, and put in an order for food and drinks. Our appetizers arrived and we still had not received our drinks. It took 25 minutes to get two aperol spritz’s. The food was fine. But our service was truly awful. And I feel badly leaving this review because we could see other wait staff clearing tables and doing a great job. It was sad to have this be our last meal in New York, and at a restaurant who’s head chef I admire. Chef Guarnaschelli deserves better representation.

                                      2. MK

                                        MajeskeK

                                        Washington DC

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous food! So fresh and well prepared!

                                      3. d

                                        denverdiner

                                        San Antonio

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        LOVED Butter. Brought clients here, they have something on the menu for everyone. Gorgeous space, delicious food, everyone was raving about it.

                                      4. SY

                                        SamanthaY

                                        Las Vegas

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was delicious! Worth going. Highly recommend.

                                      5. KG

                                        KarenG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        ALL the food was amazing, the rolls and the beignets were a great bookends to a delicious meal.

                                      6. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        New England

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This place was amazing!!!! Our waiter was so great as well. The drinks and food were all incredible. We will definitely be back.

                                      7. J

                                        John

                                        West Palm Beach

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and lovely ambiance. The Parker house rolls and cavatalli pasta are amazing! Would definitely return

                                      8. TA

                                        TimA

                                        Denver

                                        22 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        22 reviews

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                        Second time at Butter and a little disappointed. Long wait times for drinks, and our 6 person party got seated in a noisy 6 top way too close to the bar. Also I’m not sure the crab/stuffed ravioli actually included lobster. We believe it left out the lobster and substituted shrimp. It tasted good but would argue false advertising.

                                      9. BJ

                                        BeckyJ

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This restaurant is fantastic! We had a reservation for 5pm (when they open) but we only waited a couple minutes to be seated. The interiors are beautiful, it's downstairs so it's cozy and perfectly lit for an intimate dinner for two. We ordered the Parkerhouse rolls and the butter was amazing, no shock there. I had the NY Steak and my fiance had the Lobster Ravioli. We loved and ate all of our dinner, which is very rare for us when we go out. The portions were perfect and seasoned to perfection! I want to also add that the service was out of this world! Our waters were never more than half empty and they wiped our table between courses. The staff, food and ambiance was perfect. I can't wait to go and try more things.

                                      10. NL

                                        NicoleL

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The restaurant is beautiful to begin with but the food is outstanding. Dishes I would have never ordered generally were by far my favorite menu items after we ate. The veal bacon, pork chops and cauliflower were the absolute standouts but we loved every item we ordered. I can’t wait to plan another trip to NYC just so that I can eat at Butter. Well done ICAG!! Best meal we ate on our whole trip.

                                      11. TS

                                        TanyaS

                                        Toronto

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Our first visit but definitely not our last - our waitress was outstanding and went the extra mile all night to make sure we were well looked after - delicious food and wine, enjoyed every minute!

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Miami

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything about Butter was amazing!

                                      13. TF

                                        TimFitz

                                        Cleveland

                                        23 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        23 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food and great service. I would absolutely return.

                                      14. LR

                                        Law5Ref

                                        New England

                                        39 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        39 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                        The food alone is worth the price of admission. Dessert arrived so late that the coffee was cold. Besides the service, the food and ambiance deserves another visit.

                                      15. LA

                                        LeAnnH

                                        Dallas

                                        13 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was delightful. The chicken was a bit salty, but the kale Caesar and branding were perfect.

                                      16. LD

                                        LizD

                                        Austin

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                                        For a celebrity restaurant it was just ok. The rolls were less than average. The butter was too cold for cold rolls. Had the rolls been warm they would have been better & the temperature of the butter would have been appropriate. the pork chop was good & appropriately priced. I just expected exceptional from an Alex restaurant & that wasn’t the experience with the food or the menu selections . The service was very subpar for an upscale restaurant but I realize that could be the times right now.

                                      17. C

                                        Claire

                                        Birmingham

                                        24 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        24 reviews

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall2food1service1ambience2

                                        Nowhere near as nice as 99% of the restaurants in ATL and BHM and other parts of the country.

                                      18. C

                                        Cyndy

                                        New York Area

                                        24 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        24 reviews

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        The veal bacon was absolutely amazing. Our server, Janet, was fabulous, never overbearing but on top of everything. Dress was advertised as business casual, I wasn’t aware that sneakers and jeans or clown pants met the business casual definition.

                                      19. DP

                                        DPaDiner

                                        Atlantic City

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 28, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Cannot recommend enough. This was truly the best experience I’ve ever had in a restaurant. The food was extraordinary including the branzino and the gnocchi - I thought I understood pillowy gnocchi and I was so very wrong. Cocktails were also good and our server was able to recommend things for me. I will say that it was loud ( even with a 9p reservation) so if you have those in your party that struggle with loud spaces or background noise you may find that challenging.

                                      20. IC

                                        IveteC

                                        Los Angeles

                                        32 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        32 reviews

                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                        The wine was great and so was the service. The food was just ok. We expected way more from this place and were rather underwhelmed. The Parker House rolls were hard and toasted. Almost as if they toasted the previous day’s rolls. The kale ceasar, cavatappi, and NY strip were good, but nothing stood out. Our waitress was great and so was the wine so that pretty much saved the night!

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                                        Parker house rolls were very dry and stale. Not sure why I did not inform server . I was expecting Butter to be delightful but it was just so so. $45 lobster crab ravioli was “ok” , shrimp garnish was blah as well as a bit over cooked. Music was loud and unappealing. I will not be going back

                                      22. M

                                        Margaret

                                        Raleigh

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Food was incredible!! Drinks were amazing, when we finally got the ones we ordered. The coffee was atrocious but the dessert was outstanding.

                                      23. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Seattle

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience5

                                        I was super excited to go to Butter, it has always been on my bucket list to see. But the food was very disappointing the lamb was very salty, the Bread was very dry and cool not warm. The waitress made many recommendations about the amount of sides and food at the table that was way too much food, we ended up not finishing most of our meals and some plates weren’t even touched. Also the server asked us why we did send the bad food back, that was due to not seeing her but twice during the entire meal. It is a beautiful place to visit but I won’t be going back there for food again. The pork chop was amazing though. Possibly for drinks, those were amazing.it was still an amazing place to visit but it didn’t meet my expectations of such a well renown restaurant and owner.

                                      24. TK

                                        ThoK

                                        Philadelphia

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                        This restaurant is trying too hard. We had to send the Parkerhouse Rolls back because they were too browned and dry. We ordered the Prosciutto and melon small plate and the proportions were off; Prosciutto was great and there was a lot of it, but we only received 3 small melon balls, so there was not enough melon to prosciutto. The Lump Crab and Lobster Ravioli was very good, but it didn't need shrimp on top; the shrimp had no flavor, was limp and added nothing. The Lemon Swiss Roll was not a true swiss roll; it was only a very thin layer of cake around the outside with too much lemon filling in the middle. Overall, the dining experience was disappointing.

                                      25. CB

                                        ChristinaB

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Dessert, wine and prosecco were great! Staff were friendly, but busy. Overall, I had a good time, but would maybe only go back for dessert.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We visited from Boston and wanted a NY dining experience! Butter delivered just that

                                      27. HP

                                        HPMBKL

                                        Chicago

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                        Good food with not great service. I know the market is rough right now but would appreciate a more flexible and thoughtful server.

                                      28. PJ

                                        PhillyJerry

                                        Philadelphia

                                        27 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        27 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                                        Food was mediocre. Kale salad was mostly stems and needed more acid to balance it out. Cavatappi with yellow tomato sauce had a few red tomatoes thrown in too. Seemed discordant with the description of the dish. Spicy lamb sausage was great.

                                      29. A

                                        Alison

                                        London

                                        6 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of THE best dining experiences!

                                      30. SC

                                        SabrinaC

                                        Nashville

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Wonderful and unique food in the heart of midtown! This is definitely recommended if you are in this area but looking to avoid tourist traps. The food was all wonderfully fresh and the ingredients were memorable.

                                      31. BG

                                        BrendaG

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful meal. We had shrimp cocktail to start. Delicious cocktail sauce! I had lobster/lump crab ravioli and my husband had the salmon. Smashed potatoes and Parker house rolls. Everything was delicious!

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Chef Michael Jenkins is amazing!

                                      33. JV

                                        JohnnyV

                                        Richmond

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        We’d looked forward to our visit during a trip to New York but were a little disappointed. The food was good, not great. Dessert was pedestrian. Service was okay. We really did expect better. Not our best meal in New York.

                                      34. S

                                        Sharon

                                        New England

                                        30 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        30 reviews

                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                        overall3food4service4ambience3

                                        Food was generally tasty but ridiculously pricy even for New York. $7 for 5 pedestrian dinner rolls? The gnocchi Mac and cheese was excellent. Only two chardonnays by the glass on menu, but they ran out of one option!

                                      35. AB

                                        AnnaB

                                        Vancouver

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                        overall3food3service5ambience5

                                        I feel like we paid for the cache of the name most of all. The service was great but the food was just ho hum. While I’m NYC we had way better food for a fraction of what we paid for here. Opted to not have dessert.

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                        L was very happy with the food and service. I had the salmon and the burrata appetizer and my wife had the cauliflower entree and the Mac and cheese appetizer. Great service. Too no

                                      37. K

                                        Karen

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        29 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        The restaurant was very noisy everywhere, but that is to be expected I guess. Branzino was good, mac & cheese gnocchi could have used a little more sauce. Go here everytime we are in town from FL.

                                      38. BB

                                        BurtB

                                        Charleston

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        From checking in to the rest of the staff it was an amazing experience and the best food we had in NYC!!!!❤️

                                      39. WG

                                        WendyG

                                        Central Coast

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall4food3service4ambience3

                                        Was truly looking forward to a fabulous meal. Bought the rolls (2 Parker House rolls) for $5. Should have been free or a basket of several rolls if charging. We’re really crispy. Husband had the pork chop. It was really good and on the level we were expecting. I had the lobster and crab ravioli. Sent it back because it was Luke warm. The replacement came out very hot. It was good. Just expected more. Really loud but nice inside.

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        21 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        21 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Very much enjoyed the dining experience, good vibe…food was very good…

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Physical distancing

                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                        • Extra space between tables
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                        • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                      FAQs

                                      You can order delivery directly from Butter Midtown using the Order Online button. Butter Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 719-1364.

                                      Butter Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 4977 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                      Booked 12 times today
                                      Google Map for Butter Midtown

                                      70 West 45th New York, NY 10036

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        45th street between 5th & 6th avenues

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Midtown West

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress code

                                        Business Casual

                                      • Parking details

                                        None

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Alexandra Guarnaschelli

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (646) 719-1364

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        For Private Dining Inquiries please email Tim at: tgonyon@butterrestaurant.com

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