Butter Midtown

4.5
4593 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 4593 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 5 days ago
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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
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
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
12 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
15 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
4 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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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 4593 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.