Butter Midtown

4.6
4821 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.

Please note that in accordance with the guidance provided by the City of New York, BUTTER will require proof of Vaccination for Covid-19 as well as a form of Identification for every guests who enters and stays on the premises.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4821 people are saying
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TonyaC
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Small plates are small for the price but good overall. The Parker house rolls were not quite what I expected. The short rib was the best dish we've had in NYC so far in this trip. So good!!! The waitress was attentive until time for the check. We had to wait a long time and finally had to flag her down. It is a really good restaurant. We enjoyed the food and experience overall but improvements could be made.

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CasualEater
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat the awesome-some of the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and so was the food.

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RDPJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! Alex is our favorite from the Food Network and eating at Butter only confirmed why we like her so much. The food was excellent but the service was superb. It was a great experience and we will be back!

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ChristinaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience. The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is lovely but not stuffy. Our meal was relaxed and well paced. We had the rolls, roast duck and short ribs plus we shared the smashed potatoes. I would recommend all. Great place for a pre-show dinner.

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CdMGal
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and beautiful location. Perfect for date night or a fancy family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been wanting to go here for years. Finally got there and it was EVERYTHING I wanted it to be. Food was great service outstanding. Only issue was we had a wheelchair with us and while they were accommodating they definitely forgot about wheelchairs when it was designed. Slowed us down a bit but we’d go back in a New York minute

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ElyseD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service we've had so far on our trip!

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vipguymelchan
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

This place desperately needs a restyling for both food and vibe/decor. The service was meh at best. Same for food.

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JoshJ
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipCWright
New England
71 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really need to up your game on small plates. Really is much to share as an appetizer with cocktails

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Amazing
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best culinary experiences we've ever had. I have been planning and waiting to check out Butter for forever, and I was NOT disappointed. The drinks were incredible, and the staff.... well the staff was the most friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and professional staff that I've ever seen throughout an entire restaurant. They really made the experience. They were basically the right amount of helpful, funny, and kind while not even feeling like they were on top of us.

Ok, I know I said all that ^^ but the FOOD. Well, the food was out of this world. Go to Butter and treat yourself. Your tastebuds will thank you. We had seafood risotto and the cloud cauliflower. We also got every single side (why not?), and several smaller plates for our larger group. The mac and cheese was to die for, the brussels sprouts... wow. And I even ate broccolini! I don't usually like it but I wanted to try everything.
We also got one of each dessert to enjoy back at the hotel since we need to walk off some of it. AMAZING. Beignets were my personal fave.

My favorite drink was the Bitter Sling. If you like whiskey, and a smokey vibe/flavor you cannot go wrong.

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vipHopeful1
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A rarity in the theater district. Amazing restaurant.

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CaitlinC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious food though slightly expensive.

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BlairW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is THE best restaurant I have ever been to, EVER.

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dianed
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Butter was perfect! Service, food and setting. Bonus we got to spot a celebrity while we were there.

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CharlesH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating our birthdays in NYC. The food was expertly prepared and beautifully presented, exceeding our expectations from Iron Chef, Alex! The service was timely, unrushed but responsive, and the atmosphere were fantastic! Really enjoyed the music play list too, but it was harder to hear once the restaurant filled up. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I traveled from California to New York for a special mother/daughter trip. I am a huge fan of chef Alex and making a reservation to visit Butter was one of the first things I did. The food was excellent and we had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Interesting combinations. Enough food that you were full but not stuffed. We had the Branzino and Boneless Beef Shank. Cooked perfectly

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vipCarolS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with out of town family. Food and service were absolutely perfect!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Caprese salad was very underwhelming. There was no basil with it, the tomatoes did not look as if they were heirloom tomatoes, just normal ones, and it was sitting in a puddle of water, making it difficult to get a good bite of the burrata as it turned into slop as I pulled it apart. The salmon was okay but close to room temperature when served. My mom had to wait 10 minutes for cutlery to eat her meal. I was very excited to try this restaurant and it was pretty disappointing. I ended up spending 120 CA. I wish I had went somewhere else. Sorry.

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JJLVSH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our Party of 4 fined at BUTTER on 11/9/21.
Ambiance was refined and yet very comfortable.
We began with Pre-dinner drinks; the craft-cocktails were delicious and very well made.
We also shared the veal bacon, gnocchi Mac & cheese plus the Chef’s special Parker House rolls.
Alex Guarnaschelli’s menu is varied and was well executed by her staff.
All four of us ordered the short ribs which were delicious.
The sole reason that the entire experience did not generate
5 Stars is due to the short ribs not being HOT when arriving at table. However, they were warm enough to be enjoyed
Just before our desserts-to-share arrived, the staff
delivered a flute of bubbly to each of us so that we could toast to our 32nd wedding anniversary. Delicious, and the
perfect way to wrap up a lovely evening.
All things considered, we certainly will dine again at BUTTER!

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AimeeK
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Service was on point allowing time for drinks then order and check when ready! Food was delicious. Will return!

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Trip
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter was fabulous! The food was excellent and we enjoyed the atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance- food and service were top notch. Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially as a pre theater restaurant

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HBJ5
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Butter! The salmon was cooked perfectly, and the homemade beignets were terrific. The ambiance is great for a date night

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QuimberlyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the food, we were impressed. We especially loved the duck and porkchop which were both executed so well. We will definitely come back. They also have the best dinner rolls.

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AnnieK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent experience. The staff was very helpful and attentive and the food was delicious.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything I expected. Friendly and attentive service. Outstanding.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is incredible. You literally cannot go wrong here.

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vipKathyO
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed, especially since I highly recommended it to two friends after a spectacular first visit a year or so ago. A salmon requested well done arrived rare, smashed potatoes side order were whole baked midsize and small spuds. Halibut and second customer’s salmon were wonderful. Charge for bread? Really? $8 for a bottle of still water. Really? Not a terrible experience but expected so much more.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Butter, the food was delicious and our waitress was very friendly!!!

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Leigh
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal. The portions were generous and everything was so good. I would suggest if you are trying to make a 8pm Broadway show make a 5pm reservation. We did 5:30pm and we were rushed at the end.

Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding and we loved the ambiance! The cocktails were amazing!!
Our server started out great, but we think she may have been overwhelmed with tables, not sure if they are understaffed. We had a show to get to which she knew from the beginning at 5:00pm and we still had to ask for the check 20 minutes before the start of the 8:00pm show.
We will definitely be back!!

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Curru
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came to NYC on a vacation and I wanted to go to Alex's rest as I follow her in the food network. The welcoming reception area was very beautiful. The restaurant area was fabulous and it played soft fun music. We sat down in a corner booth so it was great to see the entire restaurant in action. We ordered the bread ( of course ) and I was a little disappointed that we didn't get the explanation of the different butter's served. we had to ask our server. I feel if the restaurant is called Butter and you serve multiple kinds of butter then we should at least be told about them. I had a great wine by the glass and we ordered the pork chops with the brussels sprouts salad and green beans. Everything had great flavor but unfortunately our pork was a bit overcooked and dry. Staff was friendly. Wish we could have seen the outside area but it was a bit cold. I expected the execution of the food to be perfect because it's ALEX. But overall GOOD!!!
congratulation's Alex on a beautiful restaurant

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EricaR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter completely blew away any expectations I had. The food, ambiance, and service were all incredible. Our waiter was attentive and able to answer questions about the menu. The food was some of the best I’ve had in NYC. I would order any of our dishes again. Will definitely be back to Butter for another meal!

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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 4.6 stars by 4821 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.