Tasty and interesting cocktails, wonderfully fluffy rolls, delicious and flavorful squid ink pasta and octopus. Husband said his entree was the best chicken he’s ever tasted. Spacious, elegant dining room. All four of us thought the meal was great.
food was expensive for what it was. a little loud for the dining ambience created by lighting.
We enjoyed our dinner experience at Butter! We arrived early for our reservation; the greeters offered to take our coats and we were promptly seated at a quaint booth. The server was helpful with wine and entre recommendations. We ordered gnocchi, short ribs, the cod special, and beignets. To say the food was delicious would be an understatement! The atmosphere was enjoyable as the lights were dim, there were fresh flower arrangements at the tables, and the noise volume was low. I told my husband several times over dinner that I want to come again sometime soon! I would highly recommend Butter as a formal dining spot, or a casual-formal spot for drinks.
Food was solid. Didn’t feel inventive. But terrible service. Our sever could care less about us and the bussers followed suit. I love how my plate was grabbed away while I was looking away but my hand was touching it.
Amazing food, incredible service!! Will dine again
Excellent food. Drinks were delayed. Appetizers arrived before drinks. Great atmosphere!
Music too loud in waiting area. Food is always very good but too many greens with roast chicken and they were tough and almost inedible. The rolls were fabulous but only one per person seemed tacky.
Met every expectation. Service was attentive and quick. Waiter was knowledgable. Only thing id possibly gripe about are the side dishes, they tasted great, but the pairings with the entrees are a bit wierd. But it didnt take away from the flavor at all. Everything tasted great. Wedge salad was fresh crisp and a great starter. Mac n cheese was velvety. Salume pizza was good too. Braised chicken was flavorful and moist, seems like they brine. Grilled ribeye special was perfect also. I’d consider expanding the beer menu with a few more recognizable brands, maybe a stella or yeungling. Amazing time, i’ll be back.
Butter Midtown is a great place to go for a special meal. It’s high-end but not unattainable. Everything was unbelievably delicious, even the rolls. It’s worth every penny.
Absolutely exceeded our expectations! Food was amazing, service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect. Can’t wait to return 😊
My experience at Butter NYC was spectacular! I had an amazing time with my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day . The Salmon dinner and RaspberryBeignets were amazing .
Butter is Butta!
Best pork chop in NYC!
My wife and I were able to get a table for dinner last night. Easily one of the very best culinary experiences of our lives. We're both real foodies and the short rib and tobacco smoked pork chop was seriously out of this world. Tremendous value for the quality of the food and experience. I will come back every time I have the opportunity to visit Manhattan.
We all loved the food. The mushrooms were off the chart delicious. The steak was very good, but recognize we were mostly from TX and OK, so we're really picky on the beef. We were happy though. The dessert were very good, but it was not equivalent to my Butter experience downtown. Those dessert were works of art. So, there needs to be an upgrade on the decor and artistic expression there, Chef! I know you will take the challenge.
The server was FANTASTIC!! I think his name was Aldin. I just wanted to put a word in for him because he really went above and beyond. He was so kind and thoughtful, unlike some of the other servers I experienced while in NYC. BONUS him!!
Excellent menu. Very well though out dishes. Normal portions. Loud restaurant. Diner style bench booths mainly. Comfortable but didnt feel "fancy". Food was delicious.
The food and atmosphere were outstanding. As visitors tough, we had one issue. Butter does not have a booster seat for young diners.
This is a great choice for before or after theatre. Is close enough to walk, but not right in the thick of Times Square. The restaurant is on the lower level. It's spacious and very elegant. It's also large and so the tables are not right on top of each other - allowing for greater comfort and you can actually hear each other! And the food was outstanding! And the service was excellent. They also have many seats at the bar (we were very early for our reservation) and our bartender was wonderful.
If you like 25 foot ceilings and a cold draft blowing on you and a tiny table - this is the place for you . Unfortunately my seafood salad appetizer was surprisingly bad - the squid was very stiff and rubbery and there was a very fishy taste overall which was pretty gross. Disappointing because I love seafood . My entree cod cake was quite good / nice crunchy exterior . However the cabbage slaw on top would have been nice but it too had a foul fishy taste to some parts of it . Some parts of the slaw were very tasty then other parts had that smelly fishy taste . My drink was good though and the panna cotta dessert was very nice . Sorry - we wished we could have liked it better . We along with some others had to eat with our coats on due to the constant cold wind blowing down my shirt from the very high ceilings .
Restaurant Week experience was not that good. Small portions did not match descriptions and dessert was stone cold when should have been warm. Left hungry and disappointed. No issues with server (she was lovely and tried to make things better). May give another chance for regular menu. Manager also very attentive when approached.
I went here for restaurant week. The ambiance was great, but disappointed the food portions were small.
My friend and I came for Restaurant Week and we had a nice time.
The servers were friendly and the food was good. The service was rather slow to start. It took almost 40 minutes to get our first course.
To be fair, the entrees and desserts came faster. They were just slow getting out of the gate.
I got the beet carpaccio, the prime rib, and the sticky toffee pudding.
I think I made the right choices. My friend got the seafood salad, but he didn’t like it.
The food was delicious, but was a touch pricey for the quality. Would recommend and would return again!
LOVED THE BEEF, VERY TENDER AND THE FRIED OKRAS WERE DELICIOUS.
THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T LIKE THAT DAY WERE THE EXTREMELY GREASY AND OVERCOOKED FRIES, THAT WAS VERY DISAPPOINTING COMPARED TO THE PHOTOS I SAW.
Very slow and impersonal service. Burger was outstanding.
Beautifully prepared meal. Everything was delicious!
Loved the food at Butter Or waiter Sergio was the BEST. The Beignets were to die for. I will be dreaming about those for a long time.
So I was here for restaurant week 2/2019 and my first visit. I always was a fan of Alex given her culinary acumen as a Chopped judge.
However, after tasting the seafood salad and roast beef and potato entrée I was very disappointed. The seafood salad was woefully lacking acid and salt. The entrée tasted like German hot potato salad with cold cuts.
I posted these same comment on Instagram. However, whoever manages her Instagram account immediately blocked me. Very sad that the truth cannot be heard.
I really think that when restaurants participate in Restuarant week, the menu should reflect some of the best items at the restaurant- or at least one or two of them. My prime rub had like 3 slivers of meet with lots of potatoes- not so good or interesting.
Everything wonderful. Smoked duck was phenomenal. Highly recommend.
The overall flavor and presentation of the food left a lot to be desired and did not meet our expectations. We were not impressed with the portion size for the cost and left the restaurant still hungry. However, the service was really good. Our waitress was great!
So amazing! Sensory experience with every plate! Went for restaurant week and will be back as a regular diner!! Veal Bacon is fabulous!!
Nice discovery in midtown. Restaurant Week menu was creative and showed an effort to move beyond the generic chicken breast. Very tasty as well.
Not the quality of food I'd expect from f celebrity chef. Octopus was rubbery and while the Cauliflower entre was good it lacke contrasting color and it needed a deeper roast.
Strange welcome from the front desk who informed us that the kitchen would close at 9 pm - although we had a 9 pm reservation?! They told us to order right away. Never really heard of such a think in NYC. Strange vibe to the place, and odd service. Food was good though - likely would not return though.
Food was good. Iron chef level prices. My special request for open table of thanking alex guarnaschelli personally was not honored.
Went here for restaurant week menu. Otherwise I find Butter pricey for what you get. Parker House rolls delish with herb butter. Chicory salAd just ok, seafood salad really small. Ravioli yummy: but cod cake dry and not pan sautéed as advertised instead it was deep fried. Both desserts were greAt. Disappointed that I got green instead of mint tea. Not hard to get this right. Otherwise Service was very good. My dinner partner likes Butter better than I do; and dreams about the short ribs which sadly were not on with NYRW or regular menu.
Went for a lunch during restaurant week.....poor choices, only two courses unless you paid extra for dessert.
We went for a birthday and had a good time but nothing spectacular.