Butter Midtown

4.4
3833 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

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

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CF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Endroit authentique, qui a du charme.
Cuisine de qualité : ce n'est ni gastronomique ni exceptionnel mais agréable.
Tarifs assez élevés.
Eau et vin très chers.
Très bon service : diligent et sympathique.
Très bon wifi.
On y vient plus pour l'ambiance typiquement new-yorkaise que pour la qualité des plats.

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T
San Antonio
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The meal was delicious! Wonderful Branzino!
Outstanding scallops!
The cheese plate was yummy!
Service was friendly and on the mark. If we lived in the city, it would be a go-to!

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AL
Toledo
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, as well as the drinks, atmosphere and service. We had a great server, her name was Jackie. She was knowledgeable regarding the menu and gave us great honest recommendations. We will definitely be back next time we’re in NY. The watermelon ice cubes and beignets were delicious.

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LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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K
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! Service was fabulous & the food was delicious. We’ll be back!

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SB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was top notch! The service was very personal. They made us feel like we were the only ones dining there, even though it was a full house!
Will come back again, for sure!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good but not exceptional. Service very friendly! Got us out quickly for our Broadway show.

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R
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had a 5pm reservation before a show. We were seated quickly, but It was 5:25pm before the sever arrived at the table (we were about to leave). I informed the server that we had a show at 7pm and he responded that “you still have time”. He gave us the specials and left again, without taking our drink order. He came back at 5:40pm to take our drink over and I told him that we needed to order our entire meal given that we had a show. He agreed. Our appetizer came out pretty quickly, but food didn’t arrive until 6:15pm. We asked for the check when the food arrived and had to eat quickly. The food was just okay, and very overpriced. The sauce on the Bronzino was so sweet it reminded me of lemon pie filling. I wouldn’t go back.

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a
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As a vegetarian, I appreciate that Butter always has something special for that diet. I had an amazing cauliflower lasagne and they adjusted the Nicoise salad on the prix fixe so I could have it without tuna. And very accommodating waitpeople as well.

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FP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu seems simple, but the food is is more complex than it sounds.

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MS
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. Service was on point, restroom spotless, the food spectacular! I will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a 60th birthday. No better way than with good friends sharing great food!! Still thinking about the meal days later. Just fabulous!!

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MM
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I'll admit we were a little worried when we were the only people in the restaurant for about a half hour - what did everyone know that we didn't?! But one taste of the brunch buffet put all our fears at ease. We were just too early for a Manhattan Sunday, I guess. Great selection of items - fresh and flavorful. Along with things you expect for brunch (eggs, bacon, sausage) there were many delightful surprises (hanger steak, gnocchi mac & cheese, shrimp & grits). The array of baked goods alone was amazing - scones, donuts, breads. We wondered if we'd feel like we got our money's worth at $40 per person, and we definitely did! Our only complaint is that, for being alone in the restaurant for as long as we were, our waiter seemed a little surly, like we had forced him to get up early. We didn't get much attention after he dropped off our cocktails.

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BO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. It was fairly expensive but not egregiously so and was not any more then what I was expecting to pay. The atmosphere and service were top notch, but not surprisingly the food was the star of the show. The Gnocchi mac and cheese was to die for. The short rib I had was the best version of a short rib I have had - well cooked, well seasoned, and a good portion. Not a single dish went back with anything left on the plate.

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KM
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. Loved the ambiance and service; cocktails were awesome, food was very good

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CH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous and always go when in NYC. The food, cocktails and service is amazing. Thank you!

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DR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salmon and chicken breast dishes were terrific! Beautiful restaurant. Seated promptly and nice waitress

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very expensive for what it is. Food is good but not good value for the money.

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E
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Attentive service. Cool vibe. They missed a little on one of the plates but more than made up for it with everything else. Great place to eat pre-show.

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OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was my first trip to NYC and everyone I know said how amazing the restaurants there are. I am a huge fan of the show chopped and alex guarnaschelli so I knew I had to eat at Butter. I ordered a wedge salad (very average) and the cavatappi pasta that I could have made at home. With a bottle of champagne (it was a birthday celebration, which we wrote in reservations) Our server was very sweet and even recommended a few lounges. The broccoli was very good my friend ordered Mac n cheese gnocchi which was also very average. No mention of the birthday celebration was mentioned or acknowledged by the staff until we were walking out of the restaraunt. I was sadly disappointed for something I was so looking forward to.

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

.....I've been a loyal customer of Butter for many many years, over 40 occasion, but this time it was a complete and expensive fiasco, I took my son for his birthday and we were very disappointed...
We arrived half hour early, the receptionist was kind enough to sit us right away...nice.
We got seated at the far corner table that wobbles...i asked our waitress to assist us, she came back with a bunch of cloth napkins and started to shove them under the table to make it worst.... than at least 4 more people came to ASK....just to ask.... if it was fixed..I kept replying "no" but not ONE did anything about it.
I love the bread here always have, great touch, flavor and presentation ....now every time I come here I have to ask for more, because lately I've notice it has become a rule now, that is a one per customer.
Anyways it took 20 minutes and 4 different waitstaff to bring some, keep in mind the bill was over $388 without tip.
The Foie app was great, I just hated the fact that they force a cider with it (Cheap Shot)...
my $135 aged Tbone came out cold when I asked my Waitress Victoria she looked at me like if I had 2 heads and said NOTHING.

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NE
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The look and feel is cozy and cool. The food and drinks are AMAZING! Highly recommended.

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BT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went in expecting the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had and was not disappointed. 11/10, will be regaling people about this experience for years to come.

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BB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way to go Alex and crew! High volume of people....but still great food and service.
Tobacco pork chop was amazing! And the tequila Manhattan!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Butter before and enjoyed the food and service during each visit. The waiters are polite and responsive and the food arrived in time enough for the group to enjoy it. We were able to hold a great conversation and get back to the office in time. I would recommend Butter to my friends, family, and business associates. Great job!

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w
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

the space is gorgeous, and the high ceilings keep the noise bearable. the menus is sparse, and some of the items a bit quirky. Although I found my dish overseasoned, my dining partners did not. It is, however, expensive, and for the cost, I would hope for better service. The sprout salad was fun.

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DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Nice spot with beautiful interior but food fell short of expectations for a restaurant of this caliber.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Price fix lunch is great bargain. Nurger and fries were delicious!!

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NA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he really enjoyed himself. We went for lunch and both got the pre-fixe. The food was very good, maybe a little pricey, but it was worth it for his birthday. The service was good, and everyone was friendly. We would go back again for another special occasion.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only hiccup in our experience were the bathrooms. Of the four on the lower level, one had no soap, one had hair conditioner, and another had a refillable bottle - so after going to the first two - I was unsure of what was in the refillable bottle!

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N
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good and the seating was very comfortable. However, we ordered a ribs special and while half of the ribs were fall-off-the-bone delicious, the other half were dried out and tough. Perhaps someone needed to pay a little more attention to detail in the plating?

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here for brunch before seeing a Broadway play. Probably one of the best brunches I have ever eaten - every single item was delicious. Service was excellent and will definitely be coming back for either lunch or dinner very soon!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not even put into words how amazing this meal was. I got a cocktail , a baked potato, grilled salmon and beignets. Sounds simple enough. But every single thing I was served was absolutely exquisite.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool place and really good, interesting food!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We expected a first class experience and were disappointed. Our server never told us his name. Made no effort to explain the menu. All of the food was served at a lukewarm temperature. Our dinner was $600 for our party, and this was not a $600 experience.

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for my mom's friends 70th birthday celebration. We went for dinner after seeing a show. Our reservation was for 5 p.m. and we were there until 9:30 p.m. The staff knew about the special day so they let us really savor it. No rushing us out the door. The food was amazing as was the service and ambiance. We would definitely go back. The only thing that would have made it better was if Alex was there. :)

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Starting with the blaring music at the hostess stand. Then we ordered our drinks, my watermelon mint cocktail was extremely bland. Next we’re our apps, we have Florida Shrimp Cocktail they were flavorless but the plating was even worse and didn’t enjoy that they were cleaned. The Steak Tartare was tasty but again plating was horrible. Next we’re the rolls ours were flat dry and cold. They looked nothing like the tables next to us. We shared the Short Rib and Gnocchi MAC an cheese, both we’re delish. We decided to try another round of drinks. Neither them nor the waiter ever returned. Finally another woman stopped to grab our plates, we asked to kindly cancel our drink order if it was actually placed and for the bill. I had such high hopes and was sooooo disappointed

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RW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, it was wonderful. Service was outstanding, the table setting and plates used were fun and eclectic, and the food was perfectly delicious. Highly recommend Butter!

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n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Seemed like standard steakhouse fare. Food was good - I probably should have eaten their more adventurous items to be wowed . I rate the service as only fair as I specifically requested heavy cream for my coffee and the first time, we were given curdled milk, the second time, regular milk. They were prompt about replacing the curdled milk though.

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N
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I frequent high end establishments, and we were impressed from the moment we walked in the door. Wonderful ambiance, which felt classy without being stuffy, and was strangely homey and comfortable. The food and cocktails were outstanding, including preparation and seasoning combinations that we had not previously considered. The menu was simple, but deciding what to get was difficult, as literally everything being served sounded delicious. This may have been my first time there, but it won't be my last. One of the three best meals I've been served in my life. I highly recommend the lamb tartare, and apple wood-smoked whisky cocktail.

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