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About Butter Midtown

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.

70 West 45th
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
45th street between 5th & 6th avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 302-8703

Website:
http://www.butterrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Please join us as we will be open and serving our Christmas Eve Prix Fixe Menu from 5pm – 8pm on December 24, 2017.
$95 per Adult & $50 per Child 12 years and under (not inclusive of beverages, NYS Sales tax and gratuity). We look forward to having you and your family dine with us!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Please join us as we will be open and serving our New Years Prix Fixe Menu from 5pm – 9:30pm on December 31, 2017.
$100 per Adult & $50 per Child 12 years and under (not inclusive of beverages, NYS Sales tax and gratuity). We look forward to having you and your family dine with us!

Butter Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (87)
Good for a Date (85)
Fit for Foodies (76)
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Pre/post Theatre (73)
Creative Cuisine (71)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Romantic (59)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Business Meals (51)
Cozy (48)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Great for Lunch (39)
Bar Seating (37)
Hot Spot (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Casual (27)
Fun (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (15)
People Watching (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Seasonal (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Healthy (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Butter was absolutely amazing! I am so happy we made reservations while on vacation!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Holiday team lunch — great ambiance and yummy food and cocktails. The service started off strong, but became much less attentive. It was the only downside.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

Let’s start with soup , butternut squash very tasty I ordered 2 , burger was mediocre not very good . My thoughts about the burger is to remove it from the menu, bland taste over cooked and not seasoned. The fries were fresh but basic at best . Pumpkin crem brûlée was very good , chocolate cake was just ok.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing experience here. Food was fantastic. Service was awesome. Had reservations at 2pm, got a text around 1:30 confirming that we were the last table for the day because they were closing for a private dinner event and that they would hold our table until 2:15. We were not rushed in any way. Everything here was amazing

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Romantic, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was amazing and so was the service. Perfect place for my girlfriend and I to spend our last night in New York!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

My daughter and I are avid fans of Alex Guarnichelli, and made a concerted decision to visit her restaurant during our stay in New York. We were extremely excited to get a reservation and visit. Our server was incredible and went above and beyond to provide an incredible experience! My choice of oysters, were outstanding!!! My daughters choices were terrific, mac and cheese gnocchi, and chicken....impeccable! My short rib special was sub-par, cold, and fatty. Our amazing server promptly worked to remedy the situation, and despite my disappointment with my entree, rescued the experience by an incredible dessert and complimentary cocktail. We will absolutely return for another experience, and commend the server on every level for an incredible experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We had an extraordinary meal at Butter. My fiance had the chicken breast which was moist & flavorful while I had the Long Island bass with a skin to die for. The steak tartare app we split was surprisingly packed with flavor & outrageously tender.
I'd say dessert was the only "low," point but even those were very tasty (the red velvet & tiramisu dishes). I also ended with a latte that was frothy & just the right temperature for an after dinner pick me up.

The bar was packed with bottles & from what I could see from the table, the bartenders could really shake a cocktail.

If we were in the area more & were looking to indulge on a fabulous meal, I'd definitely make Butter our "go-to," spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

There’s a reason they call it Butter. Food is rich.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food - service and wine list. A little pricey.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely restaurant with a good atmosphere. Sunday Brunch was spectacular!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

There were 3 of us that went to dinner. 2 out of 3 plates of food were under cooked which is unacceptable. Very expensive and very limited menu for dinner.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just ok. Service was sporadic at best. Food was ok. Pork was way over cooked. Several people highly recommended but it was just too pricy for the quality of food and service.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Butter is excellent for every day or special occasions. The food and service are outstanding and the atmosphere is cozy whether you are seated at a table or the bar. The twist on southern staples will keep me coming back. Try the Gnocchi Mac N Cheese or the Brussel Sprout Salad on your next trip.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife is a genuine foodie and has been dying to get there. After a matinee show on Saturday, we arrived for an early dinner and we were blown away, expectations exceeded. We've been together since 2008, dine out regularly, and have not had a better meal anywhere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Was underwhelmed by the decor. Lunch menu was simple. Food was good but not like wow. Maybe a better dinner spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Based on other reviews, I was apprehensive to go here; however, our meal (lunch) was outstanding. I had the butter burger 2.0, and my husband had the pasta. We shared the veal bacon. Our waiter was attentive, and gave great suggestions. I would definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

So disappointed. Went with the prix fixe lunch. Kale salad was the best part of my meal. Beautifully dressed; well balanced. The burger was not good. Dry. No sear on the outside. Pumpkin creme caramel lacked pumpkin flavor and too sweet. Had to work to get attention of the service staff.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

My meatballs and fries were lukewarm at best. My husband s chicken was dry and average. Will not go back. Disappointed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. Service was great. It was a little loud but not too bad

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food wasn’t anything special. Even the veal bacon wasn’t anything special. Atmosphere was great, cocktails were good. Overall I might stop for a drink to meet someone for conversation but would pass on dinner. Beignets were amazing though. Service was wonderful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fast meal but inviting and intimate

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Not only was it a cute place, the food was delicious and the staff was delightful. I left my scarf there and jumped on a plane to VA, and they found it and are mailing it to me.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We came to New York specifically to try this restaurant, we are big fans of Chef Alex. Did not disappoint! One of my top dining experiences EVER!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was outstanding...attentive but not overbearing. The food was quite good but not what I would call of "Iron Chef" caliber. Tasty but not outstanding. The venue is very nice, comfortable and just a few minute walk to the area's Broadway theatres. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have dined here three times, one for lunch , twice for dinner. We had a bad experience for dinner this last time, Friday Dec. 1st. I respect and admired Alex Guarnescelli. Our dinner was delicious everything was prepared perfectly except for one entree. I ordered the Bouillabaisse off the specials menu. I assumed it was a dinner portion and wasn't told otherwise. The waiter did not go over the specials, he just left the sheet with us. His service was excellent, however.
The Bouillabaisse was a very small portion, more an appetizer portion. Very little broth and it was very salty so much so that it overwhelmed the dish. My brother felt badly and did not want to complain so he finished it for me. I did mention this to our waiter and he told me the chef would comp my dessert.
In retrospect, a Bouillabaisse, to me has healthy portions of seafood. This was clearly an appetizer portion. I know rouille can be optional, so not having that was fine but there was no crouton to drench in the broth. I asked for more bread for this reason. I just couldn't believe how salty it was.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was outstanding and the service was fantastic! Everything we expected and more

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was a special stop for my daughter as we came to NYC for college tours. Butter is a nice diversion from the hustle and bustle of the city. The ambience is nice, calming, sophisticated. My daughter ordered the Butter burger and it was fantastic. Plenty to eat. On the other hand, I ordered the chopped salad, just a few dollars less than the burger dish. I expected the salad to be a bit more substantial than what was presented. It was the size of a small side salad with just a few leaves of lettuce. Needless to say, it was a disappointment. Perhaps it was my own lack of judgement, as I expected a nearly $20 salad to be a bit more substantial. Otherwise, their butter rolls were melt in your mouth and the burger plate made up for the lack of salad I received.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Overall, I would say our experience was just okay. The food was spectacular, but the service we experienced was absolutely terrible. I’m still a bit confused about who our waiter or waitress actually was. No one introduced themselves. Our drinks and bread were brought out promptly, but no one would take our order. Once our order was finally placed, we waited forever for our meal. I enjoyed the food, but I don’t believe I will be going back.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was very good. Especially the squash soup. The service was good but slow and made our group a bit anxious as we were needing to leave for a meeting. I’d try it again when I was not rushed for time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good spot for late night after theater dining. Butter is bustling and a bit loud with a younger crowd. The rib eye steak was enormous and buttery with great flavor, something I would order again. Service was friendly and prompt, something you want when you are hungry for dinner after 10 pm.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Incredible- one of the best dining experiences I’ve had! And at my age, I’ve had many - also I’m from New Orleans and I think I know great food when I taste it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing service, terrible food and drinks. I will never go there again. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food was excellent and unusual, service was a little spotty. Once we were seated it took a while for someone to take our drink order. We actually had to call someone over to take the order. I ordered the snapper which was a special highly recommended by the waiter. A few minutes after taking our order the waiter returned to tell me there was a mistake. There was no snapper, it was fluke. I ordered off the regular menu. Again, the food was excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Visiting NYC, disappointing restaurant. Hostess was rude, food was not very good, service average.
Tried many restaurants this week: red rooster, lambs club, grand central oysters etc. Sadly Alex Guarnaschelli was the worst.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Went for my mom’s birthday for lunch. Lunch is a better value. My mom said everything was amazing and she is a picky person!

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Brunch was delicious and very reasonably priced. There were many yummy options and the food was very fresh. The drinks were great too. Loved the mimosa and the bellini. Great ambience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very disappointing. Had no vibe. The lobster pasta special was 40$ and was literally lobster ravioli that you could get at a diner. There was no ambiance. It was like being at universal studios and they were replicating a nyc restaurant. It lacked any sort of special feeling and charged like it was a top restaurant. The service was ackward and casual. A tourist attraction with no real soul

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service very slow. We wanted dessert and coffee but we're never asked about that. Sat with only water on table at the end for quite a while.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My mom is a huge fan of Alex Guarnaschelli. She was so excited for this visit and was worried that it might not live up to her excitement. It did. And, it exceeded her expectations. The food was phenomenal. Arguably one of the best meals any of us had ever had. Service was attentive, and they made us feel like honored guests. When I asked Mom what she wants to do next time she has the opportunity to visit NYC, she said immediately, “I would go back to Butter.” It was a special night from beginning to end.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My sister & I recently visited Butter after seeing the NYC Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. We'd been wanting to have a meal at Butter for a long time & it was the perfect occasion. We made a relatively early reservation (6pm) and arrived early to have a drink at the bar before being seated. The hotesses were rather unfriendly (not mean, just not overly enthusiastic) but that didn't bother us too much. We split the Purple Paradise cocktail for two which is served in the Absolut Elyx copper pineapple. It was delicious - tart, refreshing and not too sweet. After being sat, it took a while for the waiter to greet us but we saw him dealing with difficult patrons so we understood-- and from that point forward, he was extremely attentive and helpful. He helped us select the perfect wine for our meal - not easy since I got steak and my sister got the roasted cauliflower. (And to note - the wine list is extensive and they have a fair amount of reasonably priced bottles - for NYC). For dinner, we started with the stuffed shishito peppers (a MUST) - the smoked shallot dip was divine and the lightly fried peppers were perfection. I ordered the NY strip with a side of the goat cheese grits. A-MAZ-ING. Of course, the steak was cooked to perfection, the mushrooms were a dream and I could have eaten those grits until I exploded -- beyond creamy and perfectly seasoned. My sister ordered the steak tartare small plate and the cauliflower in coconut milk larger plate. Both were perfectly seasoned. The tartare was typical but superbly executed and the cauliflower was interestingly spiced and something different. Overall, we had a great experience. The decor and ambiance is classic, cozy and masculine. We sat in a raised booth along the back so we had a great view of the whole place. It started off quiet (close to when it first opened for the night) but quickly became a bustle of activity - not too loud but energetic. A must visit for a fancy night!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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