Butter Midtown

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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.

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

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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

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love Butter and was excited to take my family there when we visited NYC. However, when we arrived, all that was available was the buffet. (Sunday) The buffet was mediocre food that is overpriced. So disappointing!

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. I ordered the sea bass.. it was over cooked, skin was soggy and it had multiple bones. Service was average. I would have expected more from a Food Network Star, whom I actually am a big fan of.

CF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated with me Boston College roommates at Butter for our 50th bday celebration and we loved it! Must haves on the menu are : the wedge salad (probably the best ever), pork chop, braised short rib and the sweet potato gnocci! Enjoy!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Big fan of Alex was looking forward to this dinner. Host had zero personality. Server was great as well as bussers.
Appetizers were very good
Cocktails were horrible and very unbalanced. In fact server told us this one gets sent back all the time.
Got short rib and for $45++ was a rip off and it was served ice cold.
Dessert was the best thing we had.
Left extremely dissatisfied and disappointed

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent choice for my husbands birthday dinner. The ambiance was warm and inviting, service was great and the food was delicious. My 8 year old daughter especially loved the bbq short ribs and the raspberry beignets.

ES
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was great except that all of the dishes they are “known for” weren’t hot. Warm, edible, tasty but not hot, which means they had been mass prepared beforehand and kept under a heat lamp or something. I would have sent them back but had a show to get to so time was limited. Other than that it was a great meal. Claire our server was knowledgable and paid close attention to our needs. I would go back I think.

LH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening here. The staff was friendly; the service was prompt. And of course the food was delicious. The salmon was, without a doubt, the best I've eaten - highly recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!! ICAG did not disappoint!

NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I was told by the server the restaurant didn’t have blue cheese.. 5 mins later the table next to me had a salad come out covered in it

MO
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of our dinner was outstanding. I had dinner with my son a month ago and came back on Friday night with my husband. We had the pleasure of having Claire as our server. She is excellent; very knowledgeable about the menu and a lot of fun. All of the service team was great. Our dinner, once again, was amazing. Can’t wait to return.

v
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff. Would highly recommend it.

WC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch, enjoyed the appetisers, entree and dessert. Prix fix was good. Lovely waitress, all the staff were very good

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

CA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
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 on November 10, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food excellent service.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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.