Butter Midtown

4.5
4710 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4710 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.5
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was AMAZING. However, the service was a little slow. Still would go again!

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vipMichaelP
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I had high expectations as a fan of The Execuitve Chef, but they were not met. The biggest problem was the service. I don’t know if she was just having a bad night but she DID NOT want to be there and made no effort to make our experience memorable in a good way. The air conditioning was broken. Our food was good - which is expected - the highlight were the French fries but overall not the experience I was hoping to have …

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JustusP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Service was okay however the gnocchi Mac and cheese came out lukewarm, the steak came out over cooked, the chef replaced it however it was still slightly over cooked. The duck was over cooked as well but the short ribs were perfect. Overall food was just okay and not worth the price point or what we expected from the Alex Guarnaschelli name

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MichelleO
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was great and the food was amazing! Best cauliflower I have ever had! The value is great for the level of food that you get. Service was good but did get a little slow as more people came in. Attentive when we were there at 6 pm but by 7 pm we were waiting quite a while for dishes or for things we asked for like a menu. Also my husband made a note it was my birthday celebration on the reservation, but he had to remind the server. That being said, the server was nice and the assistant staff (for water, dishes, etc.) were attentive. We would definitely return.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and experience. Food and service was spectacular. We will definitely be back.

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Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The gnocchi “mac and cheese” was excellent

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KayliM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Butter was a dream come true for me and I was so afraid I would be let down because my hopes were so high, but I wasn’t. The food was phenomenal. Service was wonderfully attentive but never felt rushed. The ambience was sexy and the noise level was appropriate. Hope to come back every time I’m in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special experience between the food and the service. Butter has been on me and my sister’s bucket list for awhile and it didn’t disappoint. You get the refinement of fine dining in both food and service but also the comfort foods we grew up with! Can’t beat it

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BrentJ
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the trip to NYC for a family vacation and Butter was one of our must-dos. It was everything we hoped for and then some. Very happy we went.

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Heet
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was amazing! We can’t wait to go again. The food was delicious (as expected) and it was fun and romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience. We would definitely dine there again!

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PamelaP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service attentive. We really enjoyed Butter and plan to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was good, but took 3 hours to eat three courses and we did not request a slow experience. Not really sure why it took so long, because the server never addressed the issue.

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LauraD
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have the chance to eat at Butter, DO IT! It was one of the best meals I have ever had. There is nothing crazy or trendy on the menu, just really good food. The portions are very large. Much larger than I expected, I might add. The sides are family sized and made to share. If I ever have the opportunity, I will go back.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was lacking and I didn't see many items on the menu that I wanted to try. The server recommended the duck which was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first family vacation in NY and we wanted to go some place special to start it out right. We chose Butter because we are long time fans of ICAG and wanted to experience her restaurant. We were not disappointed. Everything was fantastic!! The food was absolutely delicious, well seasoned, well balanced and some of the best we’ve ever had. The staff, ambiance, and service were outstanding as well. It was a great experience and wonderful memory for our family. In fact our 17 year old son (who is considering attending college in NYC) stated when he lives here he will save up his money so he could take a girl here on a first date to impress her. We plan to make it a regular experience on all our future NYC visits.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter was amazing! From the service to the food, everything was top notch. We can’t wait to visit on our next trip to NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Had to wait after having reservations but there were 15 open tables. Drinks took 30 mins to come to the table. Food was mediocre at best. A very disappointing dining experience.

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vipGrog
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Absolutely LOVE the food and cocktails. We have come three times over the past few months. Each time though, the wait service has been spotty. But tonight was the worst. A server who doesn’t seem to want to take care of her guests has no place in a restaurant like this. We had to ask several times for drinks, our appetizers were forgotten, and then brought after the entrees came. Paying the bill took 20 minutes too. And it was all delivered with a tone of pretentiousness. So disappointing - but I’ll keep coming back for the Parker house rolls, strip steak, fries and beignets. The kitchen is doing great but whoever is responsible for the wait staff needs to reevaluate their training and set a higher standard. Oh …. But the bussers…every one of those guys hustled all night long. Maybe train them to be the servers - they certainly had the right spirit!

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vipMamaNYC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Something hit my friend’s stomach the very wrong way while eating/drinking here. The spicy margarita was delish, the bronzino was good, the lamb pasta tasted good. The mushrooms side tasted good. Not sure what went wrong with the food but that was unfortunate. Waiter was very nice but inattentive/forgetful and the bussers were overly in our faces, trying to clear while we still had plenty of food to eat. The butter could have been better, and more of it.

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vipNanwm
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mixed green salad was good but nothing special about. Could have used a bit more dressing though the flavor was very good. The branzino dish was excellent but the amount of green beans was paltry.

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KimB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item we ordered was delicious! We had great recommendations from the staff.

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LaurieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best mushrooms and scallops ever.

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JuanT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top end food! We had seafood and it was excellent.

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StevenK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and the gnocchi Mac and cheese is so good-you will cry over the last gnocchi

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! It seemed a bit understaffed though.

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vipJenniferC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed Mac and Cheese, Scallops, Branzino and Asparagus, all well prepared - scallops on the smaller side, not U-10 or U-12 but tasty. Martinis and sparkling wine were good. Service was thoughtful and attentive.

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent…… mistake on first question…1 star should have been 4 stars.

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KijafaC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi mac n cheese was so buttery and flavorful it had a but of a tomato undertone which I did not mind. The bbq beef short rib was melt in your mouth tender, sauce was great everything we had was great!

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vipSandraB
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious- the Bronzino was delicate and perfectly prepared. My friend had the roasted chicken and the portion was very generous. That said, the menu is limited and very pricey compared to other NYC restaurants. There’s no reason to pay close to $40 for an entree that’s just as good somewhere else for $22.
The ambience is a little dated. It needs an update. I’m sure Butter was hopping pre-COViD, especially at the bar. But, whatever chemicals they use to clean the dark wood paneling is very strong and competes with the flavor of the food and overall experience.
At times, the service was slow, but our server was friendly and helpful.
I’ve wanted to see what the fuss was all about for years and I’m glad I tried it. Can’t say I’d go back or recommend it, though.

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TC81116
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service fell behind expectations. Food was great, but we felt almost ignored at times. All other service personnel were very friendly and helpful.

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HannahR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, delicious food, would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the rolls! We debated not getting them because it seemed too basic but we’re so glad we did. Yes the pork chop and short rib were delicious and probably the best I’ve ever had but the rolls were outstanding. Would definitely recommend it and would go back. If you don’t have time to go sit down at least get the rolls carry out

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drsenior
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My rating says it all. Excellent all the way around.

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vipKateM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service and amazing food.

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Thish01
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion of old friends

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vipFaithful49ers
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible- steak was tough, it did not meet our expectations fir the price or the name. So disappointed!!!

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MariaR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! I loved the scallops and Branzino! So yummy! And the signature cocktails were so different and great!

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JamesH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, like the rolls!
So good! And everything else we ate.
The service was attentive and helpful!
100% recommend!

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JosephL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter was everything I hoped it would be as I am a huge Fan of Alex Guarnachelli. Everything was absolutely Fabulous and we will be back!

FAQs

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 4710 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.