Butter Midtown

4.5
4578 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 4578 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
18 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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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
11 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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vipkathleena
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very knowledgeable. Beignets and nightly specials are a must

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vipChrisKB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience dining at Butter was outstanding. We enjoyed all the food and the service was very attentive.

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vipjenan4
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent the weekend in NYC, we read reviews on Butter and they were all outstanding. We decided on try the restaurant,and we not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding and we would highly recommend Butter

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vipLsbg
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Always try to visit when we’re in midtown!

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ChrisK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you are looking for a nice dinner out in the city! The staff treated us extremely well, the food and drink selections are amazing, and the atmosphere allowed for a perfect setting to catch up with a friend. I'm a big fan of Alex Guarnaschelli and the menu definitely didn't disappoint. From the appetizers to the dessert everything tasted so good! Sure, the prices are a little high, but it's NYC and this restaurant is worth every penny spent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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Cassidy
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter’s 21st Birthday. I mentioned this in the online reservation so the waiter mentioned it as he greeted our table. This gesture brought a huge smile to my daughter’s face! Thank you, Butter for helping me celebrate my baby girl on her special day!

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KimF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 7:00 show and a 6:00 reservation so I was worried we were going to have to cancel but they were able to seat us and serve us with plenty of time. Luckily it was a Tuesday night, I wouldn't recommend it when they are very busy. The location is super convenient right in Midtown and on the same block as our theater. Anyway, the salad and gnocchi mac & cheese were absolutely delicious, and my husband ordered the spaghetti starter with caviar which was rich and tasty. He also had the cauliflower steak and that was really good as well. And as we walked out of the restaurant we saw Alex Guarnaschelli and got to meet her. She was very friendly and spoke highly of her staff which I really thought was nice. We will be going back to try some more of the menu items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Monday night birthday dinner so for season restaurant was quiet. Food was pretty good. Didn’t care for the sides...broccoli was just steamed with balsamic vinegar and sea salt potatoes were steak fries with a brown gravy. Atmosphere and service was nice.

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vipMNM135
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food here is good and our waitress was terrific but they messed up our order and served another table our food and when we asked to speak to the manager -- when he came over instead of apologizing all he said was "mistakes happen." The manager was terrible and we felt badly for our waitress and with that attitude in management not sure we will be back.

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vipPacer
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went to Butter for Sunday brunch. Was surprised that they only had a buffet option. Last time I had brunch there, there were a la carte options. The options went from breakfast food to skirt steak. Somebody watched over the food and replaced as soon as hot plates were low. There were scones and croissants but only mini cupcakes and fruit for dessert. We had to ask for coffee which is not included in the $40 price. Not a bad price for all food provided. Dirty plates were not removed and coffee should have been served without our asking. Place was nearly empty. Service Should have been better.

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vickmar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food with the freshest ingredients. The variety was extensive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noise from heating system I think when we got there
App and fish were delicious
Tasted Someone’s fries and they were awesome
Sundae was not great. Too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth every penny!

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YoungIl
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Butter Midtown is a fantastic restaurant. There are various menu, and service is great. I really want to visit again :)

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FrankP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before or after a show? Try this - especially if you are a lover of pork. The pork chop (their specialty) was the best I've ever had. Gnocchi mac and cheese was a great comfort food starter. Our wait staff was pleasant and helpful. I'll be back.

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ConorN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a business lunch. Service is good, unique entrees, great ambiance and booth seating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Friendly staff, slightly inexperienced.
Very cool looking restaurant with nice layout and design, food was generally excellent. Short ribs and beignets wowed, fish dishes were tasty and well presented but did not stand out. Good wine list and suggestion from waiter. Overall a very good experience but slightly overpriced for the simplicity of the dishes.

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MaryL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

All very good-didn't like paying $23 dollars for a salad (it was great) and not having enough time to finish it before our entrees came. Our server was great and we came at 5:15 so there was no reason our food came out so fast unless the kitchen was bored. Great rolls, short rib was delicious too. Cauliflower very good-price on that was aggressive.

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Annie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Not many diners at lunch on a Mon. But lovely and quiet.
The price fixed lunch was a good deal and very delicious.

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WmsbgGal
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety in the breakfast buffet. I was so pleased to see so many non-breakfast choices. But the breakfast items were also there. And it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The service sucks but the food is good.

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RachelJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointing experience. We had high hopes for an amazing dinner, but it was all quite mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Butter was excellent--the food, service, and ambiance. Prices were about what to expect for upscale NYC, so really not much to complain about there. We had the veal bacon and cavatappi pasta with lamb sausage to start, and cant sing enough praises for both. For entrees we had the lobster risotto special and pan roasted branzino. Everything was extremely flavorful and we left stuffed. Alex, please never stop serving the Raspberry Beignets, they were mindblowing. We got to enjoy each course without being rushed in the slightest, even on a packed Saturday night, and really got to enjoy each course to its fullest.

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CaroleC
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little difficult to find but what a gem! Food was delicious and entrees could easily be shared. Crunchy Brussel sprouts salad is a must! Wait staff are delightful and very accommodating! Great dinner in NYC and would definitely recommend and return!

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LeeN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by all the entire staff and especially our server! Felt relaxed and enjoyed a night out but the staff made it memorable!!

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CHol
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was top notch!

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vipDavid
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy setting, attentive service, fabulous food! Raspberry beignets for dessert are a must!

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PeterBrianR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. Wait staff was very pleasant and attentive without being overly bearing

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ChrisT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was Awesome! Really cool set up and layout. Food was phenomenal.

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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 4.5 stars by 4578 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.