Butter Midtown

4.4
3844 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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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time guest. Phenomenal meal and service.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Went here for an anniversary as we were visiting from out of town. This place had great reviews so we were excited to try it. The service was inattentive and mediocre at best. The drink we ordered was delicious. The food however was a different story, it may have been a bad night but we had some issues with what we ordered and management was a little hostile towards being us unhappy with what we received. The food is a little on the expensive side, so we expected good service and great food but that’s not what we got here. Next time we’re in NYC, we will definitely not be coming back.

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J
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just a wonderful experience with fantastic food!

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SW
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, except for the dessert, was absolutely awful, not what I would have expected, ordered the Tart, when on the menu said lemon custard, which is my favorite, but when the dessert showed up, it was not a tart, it was a cookie and a very hard one at that, and there was no lemon custard at all, any way I watch chef Alex on tv all the time, she is one of my favorite chefs, and she always says, if you call a dish something it has to what you call it, so was quite disappointed in her restaurant not following her rules, it was not a tart and didn’t have the thing they advertised! Very disappointing, so if you go there don’t order the tart!

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! The service and food was excellent, our reservations were moved up happily for us!

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great! We had a drink for two that was not bad. Our only problem was that we had a roudy and aggressive person in the table next to us, and they were not removed, so it made our experience a bit uncomfortable. Other than that, great restaurant.

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DC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic, but the bathrooms were a mess.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every minute of it and so did my girlfriend

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B
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good american food, but ended up being a bit salty. Butter rolls should be given at the beginning, not mid-way or when appetizers are done.

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NJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent and our server, Rachel was great.

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

Birthday lunch

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ED
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had very high expectations for Butter, but left underwhelmed! We ordered from the prix-fixe lunch menu. Most of the food was good: the soup of the day (clam chowder), the fries, pickles, and dessert, but the burger was a little salty for my taste. The service was terrible! Our server basically ignored us the entire meal, and each course took forever to arrive.

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K
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 on April 15, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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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1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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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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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