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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are happy to hear that you are interested in dining with us on Christmas Eve. On this special evening, we will be offering a delicious 3-Course Christmas Eve Prix Fixe menu priced at $115 per person. We hope to celebrate with you and your family!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing us to bring in the New Year! We will be offering a $150 3-Course New Years Eve Prix Fixe menu along with some yummy a la carte options that will be available for additional purchase. For reservations, please email reservations@butterrestaurant.com for further information.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Solid comfort food. Soup was fantastic

G
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriend outing

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were absolutely fantastic as always. Great creative drink menu pairs perfectly with great creative food choices.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

It started off great. Mac and cheese was delicious but once the main course was given to the wait staff it took over 45 minutes to get any help for new cocktails etc
I’d expect a $250 meal to have much better service. Take a note from even Taco Bell on how to do service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time in Alex restaurant

B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience as always. Good food, service, and ambiance.

M
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

My husband and I were looking forward to having a nice brunch at Butter Midtown, but were somewhat disappointed. Brunch is a buffet and the food was ok to good. I was bummed out the Chef's famous rolls were not available but there were still plenty to eat and overall pretty good.

Our disappointment mainly is with the service or lack there of. Altin our "server" only showed up to take our drink order and drop off the check. Not once did he check in on us not even to offer us coffee. His busboy Balthazar was who we flagged down a couple of times for coffee.

Overall I give it three stars, but I would be willing to give it another try.

RJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch, great value we will be back again soon.

RB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My wife was taking a drink from her water and the glass just broke Im her hand. The waitresses did not seem to care they just brought us napkins and moved us to a different table. They didn’t even apologize. Service was not good either.

JC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food! Mediocre service - very slow. Ambience is incredible.

MC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious - service was pretty good. Went a lunch time with a packed house. Alex has a hit a home run !

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The Brussels sprout appetizer was excellent and the pork cop succulent!
Our server Rachel was very sweet and engaged.
We would definitely return.

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was spectacular and amazing wine. Butter was extremely accommodating since I had a reservation for a party of 5 & two more of my family members decided to join us last minute. I called beforehand to let management know and the seven of us had a great table with enough space for all of our food. Ladies at the coat check were maybe not as inviting but besides that no complaints. I will definitely come back to try the rest of the menu.

TD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and good service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Their bathrooms were dirty, their menus had stains on them, they did not allow any substitutions of things that were on their menu (wanted to substitute grilled broccoli instead of broccoli rabble) and our waiter was not personable and just wanted us out of there.

Not to mention their prices were out of control. $50 for a mushroom risotto that the waiter described to us as an appetizer portion.

The food was good; however I do not think we will be back. Very disappointing night out that we had been looking forward to.

AM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. 20 min to get a bar drink. Table service slow but kitchen produced order quickly- in time to be early for the show.

TB
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Service was friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and creative.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving trip to NYC with my daughters.

RO
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to our expectations. Food was excellent. Really excellent. Staff was very good except for the hostess was a little huffy. Would recommend it to anyone.

DF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place if you’re a gossip girl fan! Amazing food.. lovely drinks and great service!

P
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters first meal in New York for her first New York thanksgiving experience. I had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and she had the gnocchi which was devoured. It was a great start to our thanksgiving vacation. We shall return

EG
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!! Food great! Waiter wonderful!!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Thanksgiving Meal delicious!

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The T-bone was Monroe than enough for 3 or 4 people. Perfectly done!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful ambience and surprisingly good acoustically. Service was only okay by the waitress but very good by other servers. Overpriced and too much salt and butter but menu good

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. My favorite place to go when visiting NYC.

LS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good! The service was excellent. The lemon cream sauce with my fish was a little overwhelming for the fish, but otherwise, was very good. Short ribs were fantastic. Mac & cheese gnocchi was wonderful.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Visiting from Houston but this was a return visit to Butter. The second experience was very different from the first. We weren't there for a pre-theatre meal but because our reservation was fairly early (6:30), the restaurant was very crowded. This seemed to impact the service. When we asked our server about two of the wines, she said she would need to ask someone who knew more. She came back with a specific recommendation from someone which we took. She then returned with a different wine because they had run out of the recommended wine the night before. The person making the recommendation should have known that. The wine was then brought to the table and opened, only to have the server say she needed go take the order of someone going to a show. She left us to pour our own wine! And never refilled our glasses throughout the night. ON to the menu. Our server laid a card with the specials on the table. There were no prices and no explanation of anything on the card until we asked. We specifically asked about the risotto special and SHAME ON ME, I didn't ask the price. But I shouldn't have had to. The risotto dish was $50. The only thing more expensive on the menu was a t-bone with black truffle butter for $55. Ok. there were white truffles involved but truffles are all over menus these days. It was nice but I don't think I would have ordered it if I had known the price. ON the bright side, the grilled broccoli with aged balsamic was fabulous!!

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have been to Butter for prematinee lunch and it’s been really good. I booked it for dinner because it was one block from our show. This time it was a real disappointment. The rolls were stale, the salmon was overcooked, the branzino was swimming (no pun intended) in sauce, and they charged us $8 a bottle for in house distilled water. Service was good and made sure we were on time for our show. But I’m sure Butter can do better.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Claire our waitress was lovely. The food was outstanding. We got to see the owner which was an added bonus. My 50th bday was perfect be of this dinner.... and my boyfriend of course :)

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

This is my first review on OpenTable. I was very excited to have dinner at Butter but ended up disappointed in the food. The wait staff was terrific but my meal was mediocre. There are too many other good restaurants in NYC to enjoy a expensive meal
at and I hate wasting my time and money on a meal that wasn’t good. I will not be going back.

P
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our evening at Butter, ambience was fantastic, staff was amazing, will be back soon, those mushrooms though, my goodness!

LC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was perfection! Service was slow and inattentive, unapologetic but pleasant. The strip steak was cooked perfectly and the flavors and portions were fantastic.

v
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Waitress Ashley? was short and sweet..not very attentive, did not want to elaborate when asked questions was annoying. Then disappeared. Manager of India descent hovered over our table like we were gonna walk out on our check ..258.00 later food quality was poor from past visit T-bone was cold, bread 3 times ask for fresh bread ..3 times we recieved the same hard cold bread..disappointing. Ask was the chef the same she said yes..maybe chef was off that day.. drinks also seemed different with the watermelon ice cubes..? Bragged about this place an entire year getting my husband to bring me back to NYC to visit..will not return anytime soon

JS
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Burger was fabulous, soup was not (one too creamy, one with broth not very tasty) and the desserts we ended up not eating. The ambiance is nice. The service? Don't seem to be happy staff.

d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate @ Bobby Flay's Gato the night before and Butter kicked, well, butt all over Gato. Maybe it was the Sunday vs. Saturday night thing, but Butter was spectacular. The truffle-oil-dressed steak my wife ordered may have been the best piece of meat either of us had ever eaten. And my branzino was perfectly cooked. Super-attentive and superb wait staff.

c
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
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!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the place, the drinks...EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!! This place is great!

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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!