Butter Midtown

4.6
4609 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.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4609 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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mrsfloflo
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

It took one hour to get rolls for our table and when we asked for them they magically appeared and then it took nearly 2 hours to get our food and we asked for the food that also magically appeared. The tables around us had their food and some of them had come after we had already arrived. Our server was rude and not interested in having a good engagement. He brought out fries as a way for the chef to apologize for being out so late.

Secondly, the food. On the menu it said that they had a rack of lamb for the special which we ordered and split. The menu was deceiving because what we received were lamb lollipops and there were only two. Also, The server knew we were splitting and could’ve said something about the fact that it would not be enough food. Lastly, as I mentioned before the menu said it was a rack of lamb and this was not that and the price for these two lamb lollipops was $45 and it was only accompanied by a small bed of arugula and about six pieces of zucchini.

The food was delicious however the value for the money was very very bad. The rolls were OK however quite salty. The drinks were good except for the Moscow Mule, which had zero ginger beer. The value was overpriced even for New York City and we will never go back there again and do not recommend anyone else to go there

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vipEddieS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was psyched to visit Butter because of seeing chef Iron Chef Alex on the Food Network, but was very disappointed by the food. The vaunted "bacon" was dried out. The rolls seemed to have been baked early in the morning versus for the dinner hour - a bit stiff and very average. The fries were over salted and inconsistently seasoned, not fried to perfection either. The chicken and the gravy was very good. All in all an average to less than average experience -- too bad. Recommend that Chef Alex send a friend quietly to check up on the place.

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vipLuis
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

My sister loves Chef Alex, so decided to celebrate her 78th birthday at Butter. Let’s start with the ambiance: could have been lovely, however the gnats were flying all over - especially our food! By the time the small plates arrived, we had killed over 8 annoying gnats. We had to try to keep them off our plates. At one point my sister had to ask for a fresh plate, due to the tiny insects all over. In retrospect, we should have left. However, this is such a rough time for restaurants and staff, and we were hoping it would get better, somehow... It didn’t. The server and manager were nice and tried what they could. The food was alright, not outstanding. The branzino, however, was perfect and certainly presented well. Loved the gnocchi mac & cheese. Vegetable small plates also good. Great chocolate cake, not the raspberry beignets (tasted like they were from Krispy Kreme). Yes, disappointing. I hope Chef Alex and her team take care of these annoying flies and work on providing a more exciting menu. Again, the staff was wonderful and did the best they could.

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NianiL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but limited options. Too much ice in their drinks.

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MadisonT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Most tender pork chop I’ve ever had in my life. My fiancé had the steak and it was also cooked perfectly. Recommend getting the gnocchi Mac and cheese and the beignets too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere, very clean, and they are taking all safety precautions for Covid times. Highly recommend the pork chop and beignets. Can’t wait to visit again!

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RubyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so amazing and the raspberry beignets for dessert were so delicious. The service was great too!

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KariimD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing. I will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic drinks and the service was top notch. Would highly recommend for any occasion or just a great meal. Had the Tomahawk steak for two, mouthwatering.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Butter never fails to satisfy. Even in these trying times and with a slightly limited menu, Butter remains our favorite restaurant in NYC.

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ericab
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Butter and I can say I will be back. The atmosphere was everything, beautiful setup. My fiancé and I loved the steak , cooked to perfection! I told my friends about this place. I saw it a few years ago on Gossip Girl and have been dying to try and so elated I did.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Save room for the beignets!! Gnocchi was delicious & the lamb pasta portion was a gigantic shareable portion. The steak was nice flavorful & juicy.

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JimH
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great "outdoor" dining (it was inside ... there is a 'retractable' roof covering an interior garden, so when it is open, you can see outside; but when we were there, the roof was closed. So it was perfect. 75 degrees and no need for heaters, etc. Tables were spaced apart and masks were required, so all was good re COVID). The service, food, and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful and the staff was friendly. We enjoyed our meals and drinks. I’d definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Butter was incredible! The food was delicious and the service was great! The butternut squash soup is one of the best things I have ever eaten! The only thing that could be better is price of the cocktails.....they are $17 a pop. I would definitely go back again!

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Shotyme0327
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This was great, safe way to get out of the house. We enjoyed our food and the service. Ambiance was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish. Best cocktails, food and service.

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Mia45
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was lovely. Service could use a little bit of work.

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SimbaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend Butter Midtown. I ordered the NY Strip and it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Butter since COVID started. Food lived up to the consistent amazingly high standards. Space was socially distanced and staff did an amazing job. Miss the full menu, but understand the compressed COVID menu. Short ribs and pork chops for dinner with chocolate cake for dessert! Yum!

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BrettC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Food was good. Service was excellent. Bill was high but expected. Thought everything we ate was super tasty and well presented. Well done by all.

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vipGREG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful space but way too bright for it to be romantic. Ambiance can be much improved by dimming the lights somewhat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Few options and no seasonal menu as what was described. Looks like it is targeting a 20 something crowd. Signature drink tasted like a well drink, but the steak was surprisingly good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was pretty good , i ordered the steak and my partner as well, it was rough and not tender , ver salty and tasted too crisp almost burnt and i ordered mine medium, don’t think I’ll be going back any time soon but the waiter was nice and accommodating

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vipBrandenT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommend.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter is amazing!!! From the delicious entrees, to the high level of service, our expectations were exceeded.

We reserved a table for my wife's birthday dinner on 12/1/2020. The host was extremely pleasant and welcoming. Our server, Visar, was accommodating to our requests (I have a food allergy and my wife can be slightly picky), and by far one of the best servers that I have ever had of ANY restaurant that I have visited.

Chef Alex, I hope that you are proud of your staff because they are of the best in the business!!!

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Ethan
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super safe and delicious! I took my girlfriend out for her birthday and we had a fantastic evening. First off, this was during Covid-19, and we reserved an outdoor table. The outdoor dining is beautiful, there is a retractable roof for when it rains and there are literally 5 or 6 ventilation units for a pretty small space. I cant think of a safer place to dine. The tables all had way more than 6ft between them. We were so excited to hear that Butter was open and we could finally try it, but were somewhat sad when we were the only ones there. I hope that people will see this review and be reassured, it would be such a shame for a place like this to not survive Covid19. The food really doesn't need a review, it has a reputation for being great, and there was no part of the meal that didn't exceed our expectations, ridiculously delicious. Please, if you read this, go to Butter and keep it alive so that me and my girlfriend can come back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have wanted to have dinner at Butter for many years and finally we made it on the night before Thanksgiving; it did not disappoint! The waitstaff were very attentive and recommended a very good Italian wine to pair with our meals. We ordered the beignets and chocolate cake and the server was right, the beignets will now haunt our dreams. So delicious!

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MattM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’ve been to Butter a midtown many times over the years. First time since covid. Pork chop is always fantastic. So glad I went with that over their $50 strip steak that others at my table ordered. I have a level of expectation when ordering steak at a nice restaurant that this completely missed. The most recent steak picture on their IG is far from the one you’ll be receiving. Limited cocktail menu and the starters were just meh. I’d like to give Butter the benefit of the doubt that this is just part of impact covid has had on NY restaurants. Unfortunately for a $500+ bill it missed the mark.

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Blue
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

You can’t go work with ANYTHING!
Veal bacon was delicious ...
Great salmon and Ny strip was amazing

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MoniqueP
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely eventing at Butter. Made our trip to NY Very special! Food was delicious

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JodiP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was one of the better dinners we have had. The rolls with chive butter were melt in your mouth. Hands down the best grilled octopus we have ever eaten. We ordered the steak for two and it delicious and large! Husband had desert which were three doughnuts stuffed with fruit filling and a vanilla dipping sauce. He said it was amazing. We walked out of dinner with smiles on. Not cheap but worth every dollar.

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MichaelO
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy this place. The pork chop, a specialty, was extra good this time! A great spot just a block from Times Square.

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vipShortGirl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food. But an extremely limited menu.

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BarbAtTheBeach
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the Prix Fix lunch. The food was fabulous, especially the butternut squash soup.

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sararajane
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter was a pre-determined destination on our trip to New York City this past weekend and it exceeded our high expectations. Our server was incredible to interact with and we felt as though she really cared to navigate us around the menu and gave us all the time we needed as a group of five ladies. Dish highlights included: White cloud cauliflower, mac n' cheese gnocchi and tobacco smoked pork chops! If you are an oyster fan, I highly recommend them; the accompanying sauces were all exquisitely paired.

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vipJulieM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place. Buffet is good and tasty b needs some diversity. Third time there and it’s been exactly the same. Also could use some dessert dishes included in buffet. Overall a good pick.

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CoreyM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were super excited for the brunch buffet at butter, but were pretty disappointed. Some of the options (steak and gnocchi mac and cheese) were great, but overall we were unimpressed. Really cool spot, but just not feeling it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Gnocchi Mac and Cheese, Brussels Sprouts salad and sirloin with truffle butter were to die for. Had one issue with one of our mains (sent out wrong dish) but it was fixed quickly with a flute of champagne and the dish taken off the bill. Our server was fun and casual but smart and professional. Cocktails were tasty and atmosphere was comfortable. Thanks Chef Alex!

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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 4609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.