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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.
New York, NY 10036
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
45th street between 5th & 6th avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Butter Midtown Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $20 salad to be a bit more substantial. Otherwise, their butter rolls were melt in your mouth and the burger plate made up for the lack of salad I received.
Overall, I would say our experience was just okay. The food was spectacular, but the service we experienced was absolutely terrible. I’m still a bit confused about who our waiter or waitress actually was. No one introduced themselves. Our drinks and bread were brought out promptly, but no one would take our order. Once our order was finally placed, we waited forever for our meal. I enjoyed the food, but I don’t believe I will be going back.
Good spot for late night after theater dining. Butter is bustling and a bit loud with a younger crowd. The rib eye steak was enormous and buttery with great flavor, something I would order again. Service was friendly and prompt, something you want when you are hungry for dinner after 10 pm.
Food was excellent and unusual, service was a little spotty. Once we were seated it took a while for someone to take our drink order. We actually had to call someone over to take the order. I ordered the snapper which was a special highly recommended by the waiter. A few minutes after taking our order the waiter returned to tell me there was a mistake. There was no snapper, it was fluke. I ordered off the regular menu. Again, the food was excellent.
Very disappointing. Had no vibe. The lobster pasta special was 40$ 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
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.
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!
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