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Butter Midtown

4.3
3017 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 302-8703
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alexandra Guarnaschelli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
45th street between 5th & 6th avenues
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3017 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great brunch selections. Service was eased and not rushed at all

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Tbe whole experience was excellent. From the food to the service, and our waitress Jackie. They all made it very enjoyable. Wish we could hav e met Al ex. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The waitress was very pleasant and the food was delicious.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

We were able to get reservations at the time we wanted. The location was great. The ambiance was beautiful and vibrant. We ordered several selections from the menu. Everything was fantastic! Appetizers, entree, and dessert amazing. Service was attentive. Thank you for a great night out in Midtown!!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Terrrific place for a business lunch, and wonderful price fixe meal.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

A bit pricey for the food quality; desserts were sub-par compared to entrees

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time, food was simple but amazing flavors. Just loved the pasta dishes. Ambiance was great too, and great service. Worth the splurge.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Super looking forward to dining at Butter, huge fan of Alex Guarnaschelli’s. Sadly, very disappointing. We ordered the oysters for appetizers, did not taste well cleaned. Smoked pork chop and NY Strip Steak were terribly over cooked, and the beans that were served with were extremely hard and not cooked at all. It was like eating rocks. Was not blown away by the presentation. The best part of our dining experience was the bread and dessert. We originally ordered the raspberry beignets but were informed they had sold out so we ended up getting the Oat “milk” ice cream Sunday.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been to Butter before for a group event and had wonderful food and wine. I enjoy the wine selection and attentive service. The only problem, and a big one, was mosquitos around our table. I was bitten seven times. There were also gnats around our appetizer.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was excellent and the waitress was most solicitous. Food quite good. My husband enjoyed the cold soup of the day-mellon soup. I enjoyed my lunch and they have hard cider which I can't always get. We are visiting NYC and maybe next visit we'll go back. Our adult son works in the area and he goes there regularly so he suggested it. Great recommendation

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We came here for our wedding anniversary and everything was phenomenal! Such a special way to celebrate. Delicious lobster bisque, absolutely incredible burger, and the beignets were to die for. Thanks for the great service, Jeremiah!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Underwhelmed. Expected more from an iron chef. Couldn’t tell visually which is duck, which is frois grois and which was the chicken.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was my second visit...Brussel sprout salad and pork chop are a must have. Also had a nice cocktail with watermelon ice cubes which was a treat...only surprise disappointment were the rolls...they were stale and we asked for a new batch and they were the same. I would still go back again...

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Sadly, the service was poor, we were neglected in the corner seat and our main dish was overpriced and had no flavor -it was only 3 scallops and the mussels were not fresh and some of them tasted bad. We didn’t realize it was in a Broth, the menu wasn’t clear about that.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

You must get the raspberry beignets! They are absolutely amazing!!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Let me preface this with a big: “I was so excited for this!”. AG is one of my favorite celebrity chefs, so visiting here was on my restaurant bucket list. My hubs and I were in town for a convention the weekend of our anniversary - perfect. I very much enjoyed the ambiance. It’s a beautiful, cozy, den of a place with roomy seating. I will say that my husband ordered the Calamansi cocktail and it was extraordinarily good. They brought bread to the table, but it tasted like a salted, toasted hot dog bun. The service was super slow and I was almost admonished for pouring my own water from the bottle on the table when I was out of it in my glass. Only he served made eye contact. The gentlemen that refilled water and cleared the table never did, nor did they respond to “thank you!”. Bizarre. My glass of Sancerre was decent. We both ordered the wedge salad. Mine was fine. My husband’s was brown and gooey in the middle - bad lettuce. He was sweet about it and the server removed it from our bill. I ordered the cedar plank salmon. The salmon itself was cooked deliciously, but the mustard sauce on the plate tasted like plastic. It said it came with smashed sunchokes, but it came with roasted fingerling potatoes. My husband got the red snapper special and enjoyed it. He ordered the coconut and lime pie for dessert and the presentation was terrible and the flavor was very one note. For spending $200 on dinner, I don’t think I’d return here. If you want to go the celeb chef restaurant route, go to Scarpetta - it’s delicious and the opposite of “meh”.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was outstanding. Very expensive, but we expected that. A little noisy, hard to carry a conversation. But once the food was there we weren’t talking much anyways. The bread at the beginning was amazing, tempting to fill up on but you have to leave room for the remainder of the meal. There was a fire alarm while we were there, the noise and flashing lights were annoying but not much could be done. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall a lovely experience.

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The duck was very dry. Overcooked. Did not expect that! The scallops were very good but we were surprised that the mussels became a feature of the dish versus the scallops.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Lunch at the bar by myself. Bartender was fine but not very engaged. Had the kale garden salad w grilled shrimp and it was a perfect light meal. Dressing was nice but glad I had on the side. That roll and chive butter was yummy.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Prix Fixe lunch is the way to go

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

So, Butter. I’m usually not impressed with “celebrity” restaurants, because they’re usually more hype than good food, but I wanted to try Butter (partly because I love the name). Things started out shaky. We waiting way too long to order drinks and had to give our server “the look” twice before she stopped by. I ordered the vodka calamansi and it was delicious. The watermelon ice cubes made it the perfect summer drink. We started with the lettuce wedge and the lobster ravioli. I love ravioli and order it whenever I can. This was exceptional. The pasta, the broth and the salty sea beans make it a salty, savory bite. The blue cheese dressing on the wedge is like puréed blue cheese. Super tasty. Entrees were scallops and chicken breast. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The chicken was just a tad over cooked (for me, my husband thought it was fine) and the smashed peas were a tasty accompaniment. We got the signature beignets for dessert. They forgot the raspberry (but we loved them “plain”) but our server quickly realized it and brought us a new one (and comped the dessert). All and all, really good. Worth a visit.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This was my second time at Butter. Both times I was hoping to be impressed but in all respects it was just ok. Hostess was a snob, not at all friendly and wouldn’t make eye contact or smile. Bus boys kept trying to clear our plates and glasses while we were still eating/drinking from them! Steak was s little dry and not enough seasoning. Highlight was the oysters... but how hard is it to shuck an oyster and put it on ice??? Given the price, it’s mediocre st best.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Beautiful chic restaurant. Love the booths. Food is tasty.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

A wonderful Hidden Gem! Amazing food and staff, we will definitely be back!! Burgers are to die for!!

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Just disappointing overall.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

the restaurant lived up to expectations!! Food and staff were excellent

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Went for the brunch on Sunday and it was absolutely outstanding. It is buffet style, but still the best brunch I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Overall Great experience!!❤ Bartender Rocks!! Food was awesome and hot

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Nice restaurant but the place was very cold and we asked several times to have it turned down

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent from start to finish. From cocktails, to the food, to the service, just an overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Was a bit bummed garden area is private party only! Does not say that on website and thought we could go there for happy hour! However..... was over the moon with our meals!!!! Cedar plank salmon was to die for!!!!!!i would go back a thousand times!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We came to celebrate my daughter's birthday and I was sorely disappointed with the menu.
The appetizers were small and expensive; not shareable - portions are for 1.
The main course selections were nothing outstanding, tastes weren't unique, something that I wouldn't come back for. I have had much better tasting food at small farm to table restaurants.
My daughter had the pork chops , portion was large but came with peas and no veggies.
I know chef Alex has won many awards but the food was mediocre.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Delicious, great atmosphere, great service. Definitely going back soon.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Overall disappointing. The service as good. The food was over-salted and under-seasoned at the same time. The steak was gristly and the grits were Luke warm congealed & served in a cup & saucer like at a diner. The broccoli was about 80% inedible stem and charred, not in a good way. Even the namesake butter that came with the bread at the start of the meal was unappetizing, it tasted like a greasy nothing. At these prices and with the backing of a celebrity chef, I expected a pretty decent meal, but I do not recommend.

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2.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Menu was odd. It was difficult to put two or three courses together as nothing seemed to complement the other course options. It was too noisy and the service was random. The bread came after the main courses were delivered. It was ordered when we sat down.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was excellent. Service quick and courteous. Told them we had theater tickets and was able to eat a delicious meal in the hour and ten minutes we had. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Everything was outstanding. We started with the oysters, foie Gras, & Buratta,then the Tomahawk which was cooked perfectly medium rare, gnocchi Mac and cheese, crispy onion . It was my boyfriends 30th bday and he was beyond satisfied!!!!

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3.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I had to ask the waiter for bread instead of being offered. I was also very disappointed with the crab cake appetizer from the prix-fixe menu. They was too much tartar sauce on the plate and the salad was overdressed.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Service wasn’t great we waited 45 minutes for our check when we were done asked for more butter never got it.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We had a wonderful time. We Did not expect to be there for almost three hours but who cares when you’re having an amazing time?! The food was worth the wait. Drinks? Amazing!

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