Butter Midtown

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please join us as we celebrate Thanksgiving with our delicious 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu along with some yummy sides for $95 (this price is not inclusive of beverages, tax or gratuity). We can wait to have you and your family dine with us!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 4334 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in tonight for my 30th birthday, this restaurant provides an excellent atmosphere for a special occasion or a group of friends get together. Our meal was amazing and our server was so attentive. We will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal as always. Restaurant wasn’t very busy and the staff was attentive! My daughter (age 12) loved introducing her friends to her favorite restaurant. One friend said “no other steak will ever compare now” and by the next day the girls were still talking about that raspberry beignets!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was on point. The ambience was very laid back. I’m not sure if this is the goal but it was nice. However, it seemed to take a long to time get our courses. For example, we received our appetizers, finished them and then sat there waiting for our main course. Once we finished our main course we ordered dessert. There was some confusion about our dessert but once received it was delicious. I ordered decaf coffee (it was almost 9p) to go with the dessert and our dessert course was almost over once I received the coffee. That was slightly disappointing. S I’ll 5 stars bc everything else was delightful.

ID
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The steak we ordered was really good. The truffle butter added a unique flavor to our perfectly executed steak.

CA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went to Sunday buffet, but I think buffet is not a good way to judge since food sitting in warming dishes is never as good as freshly prepared off the menu. Wanted to try while we were in NY so it thought it was most economical way to try Alex’s restaurant. Was not blown over, but not totally disappointed. Some items were not available when we first arrived and refilling took time. Most disappointing was the desserts available. Simply ok. Best was the gnocchi macaroni and cheese and the steak and Cesar salad. Shrimp and grits way too sweet. Maybe try lunch next time we visit NY.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I had been to the restaurant for lunch a few months ago and was good, so I went back for Sunday brunch. The brunch buffet was disappointing: food variety was limited (even then smoked salmon disappeared so fast & was not refilled until we were walking out), taste was mediocre and even coffee wasn’t that good. For $40/person, I would not go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server had great energy and was just the right amount of attentive. Food had so much flavour!

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner. Loved the Gnocchi Mac and Cheese! Cocktails were very good!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food excellent service.

SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th birthday dinner for my daughter. Party if 4 before an 8:00 show. Server was excellent, know our schedule and accommodated us perfectly without rushing. Suggested items that took longer than normal so we would not be in a bind for time. Food was outstanding. 5 stars for sure !

ZS
Poconos
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to Butter for our anniversary. On our arrival, we were immediately seated and staff was table side. Due to it being our anniversary, we were unexpectedly given complimentary champagne. We both ordered the NY strip steak. Steak was fantastic, as was the appetizer and dessert. Will definitely enjoy dinner at Butter again.

DD
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was pleasant, noise level was low so we could have a conversation with our friends. Food was awesome. The Wedge salad was huge, brussel sprouts were yummy. We had the branding, roasted chicken and braised ribs— all were good.
We ended the dinner with the raspberry beignets which were delicious!!!!

EE
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In NYC for 4 days and hands down the BEST MEAL we had! Absolutely amazing! We had the brussel sprout salad, gnocchi mac n cheese, and the Rib Eye. Phenomenal!

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s been years since I’ve been able to just hang out in midtown for a few days. This was my opportunity to finally enjoy an early dinner at Butter. I enjoyed the experience a great deal. The comfort of the decor, the atmosphere, fantastic service, wonderfully tasty food. I will definitely make reservations again, the next time I’m in New York.

LC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I follow AG on IG! I was in the city for the day and needed to be at the Theatre by 7 so I was excited to get a reservation at Butter! The reviews were mixed so I kept my expectations in check. First let me say the staff was exceptional. From hostess, to bartender to waitress! High energy and easy going. Those Parker House rolls, Yumm! Now, for areas of improvement; the bar stools are made for very large people. The edges of the upholstery are not very padded and somewhat uncomfortable on your legs. We had the Mushroom Wedge, the Ribeye, Salmon, and Cavatappi Pasta. The mushroom was interesting and well cooked but other then an occasional touch of Balsamic not much flavor. Disappointing. My friend the steak was good, but nothing special. My salmon was the same. I don't usually eat salmon out, but I love fennel and that caught my eye. There was really nothing exceptional or flavorful about this dish. The fennel was actually prepared in a way that made it difficult to eat. My other friend said the Cavatappi was good. I didn't try it. There were a few things on the menu that have been featured on IG, but the rest seem rather uninspired. I would recommend someone go here, but go with minimal expectation to be wowed. Oh, the specials seemed to much alike which I found odd.

KG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Shrimp was super salty, almost inedible. Two small iced teas plus two refills: $24. Really?

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The service here is terrible. Rude people.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my bf bday and it was an amazing experience!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. But wall-to-wall drunk, loud tourists/B&T crowd.

N
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was just average. The menu was not very innovative and the service was proficient and professional, but not very engaging or informative. The restaurant was loud as there was a private group in the bar area. I was expecting much more from this place.

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good food and very helpful and attentive staff - they cooked something “off menu” for our daughter - one slight complaint was the price - a bit pricey - for example we were charged $16 for two bottles of sparkling water which were essentially from a carbonated tap - and the wine by the glass was very pricey at $18 a glass but it is NYC - would probably go back but would avoid certain overpriced items - brunch for two adults and a 5 year old came in at over $200

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and very original.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleased. Food was delicious overall experience was good. Seated right on time. Food came out on time as well.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We ordered the Tbone but got the ny strip. The waiter was really nice in comping it for us. But it was our anniversary/ bday. Was expecting to enjoy the food.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrating or anniversary and birthday. The appetizers and main entrees were incredible but the dessert was just ok, which is why I gave four stars. Ambiance, service and wines were also excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for the first time, and it was delightful. The food and drinks were great. The service was on point. and service was great. They did not rush us, and will be back again.

HM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but nothing blew us away. Our biggest issue was the deceiving special menu. That evening they featured a homemade tagliatelle dish with mushrooms and shaved truffle. No price was listed on the special menu. The dish was small but tasty. However, when we got the bill we realized it was a whopping $60. I would’ve never ordered it if I had know that up front. I know truffles are special and rare (I’ve been to Tuscany and seen the dogs sniff and dig them out, then shaved them on pasta I made!). Our waitress was not overly friendly esp when we told her we were unhappy how we were deceived. She made us feel like paupers who didn’t know truffles were expensive. The manager was unapologetic too. We won’t be returning here or recommending to anyone. Poor customer service.

SS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening. Great food and service.

R
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent choice for a pre-matinee theatre performance lunch.

v
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we started planning our trip to New York, dining at Butter was at the top of our bucket list. After seeing this restaurant on Gossip Girl and reading the reviews, it was a must do. We called a month before our trip and booked a table for our Saturday night there.

We arrived an hour early for our reservation but the host, Kian was so accommodating about it. She was very helpful and walked us to the bar to wait for our table. We enjoyed a drink while we waited and once our table was ready Kian came back to let us know she'd sit us whenever we were ready. So we finished enjoying our seats at the bar and were sat after we closed out the tab.

The ambiance of the restaurant is unlike any I've experienced. And the food was to die for. The bread and butter was so delicious that we asked for more. I had the New York steak and it was cooked a perfect medium-rare and was a huge piece. I couldn't finish it. One of my friends had the salmon and loved it. The cocktails were very tasty and refreshing. We were all so full that we didnt order dessert and I regret it.

Butter was the ultimate New York dining experience that I had dreamt of. It completely blew me away and exceeded all my expectations. The staff, ambiance, food, cocktails and decor were absolutely amazing. And Butter will now be a staple for all my New York trips.

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Butter!! Even the bread was amazing. Every bite was just exquisite. Can't wait to go back.

SD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding! The service was great and the raspberry beignets were unreal.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The flavors of the food were wonderful, just a shame that everything was served lukewarm :(
Mentioned this to our server and she could have cared less. I’m a huge fan of Chef Alex so this was such a disappointing dinner.

NY
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, wine and atmosphere amazing. Just FYI, Menus were a bit dirty and bathroom was too. It felt a little too lived in. Sorry :/

LH
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is my third visit and I want to be able to rave but I can’t.

The food is terrific.

But that’s not all that makes a restaurant experience great.

We sat and it was at least 15 minutes before we had a drink or bread (even when we asked), our waitress had an air of being nonchalant which might be fine if you are attentive but in this case it just seemed lazy. Water was slow to be refilled and it just seemed like she didn’t care to try really hard with us.

We were a party of 7 and it didn’t occur to me until afterwards that the gratuity would be included automatically and I wondered if maybe that was why she didn’t go out of her way to be too notch. She did not deserve 20% of that bill.


Back by the bathrooms seems like a dumping ground for beaten up old chairs. Why can’t they be somewhere else? It’s the little things.

All in all for a restaurant of this price point, it should feel much more buttoned up and professional.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was a disappointment overall. We had high expectations being that this was Alex’s restaurant. We went there before seeing a show. It started off with them not having the first three bourbons that my husband asked for, from their list. Then he got his nice suit pants stuck in gum left under the table in two spots. My fish tasted good, but it was probably only 3 oz, very small. And during the entire time, the wait staff displayed an attitude and provided poor service. When we spoke with the manager, he didn’t apologize or offer us anything. Not even for the gum under the table, that was there long before our night. There are many great choices for pre-theater dinner, but this is not one. I recommend that people go elsewhere.

PL
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was terrific. Went pre-theater. Highly recommend. Best salmon I’ve ever eaten.

E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Ambiance wonderful.

Thick cut bacon with red wine was delicious. Everything always tastes better with bacon. Hen of the Wood mushroom wedge is a must for any mushroom fan. Loved the white cloud cauliflower. Had just a bit of spice and roasted perfectly. Will be back to sample more

p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jackie, our waitress, was great, and especially made our time there fun. Our food was delicious, but the noise level was horrendous, making our time there less pleasurable.