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Permanently Closed - Butterfield 8 Restaurant & Lounge - NYC

136 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Lunch (131)
  • Vibrant Bar Scene (106)
  • Good for Groups (101)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Business professional meets social scene in this Urban American Gastropub. Surrounded by warm wood-paneled walls, big leather booths & oversized lamp shades, this contemporary restaurant offers a unique dining and lounging experience perfect for corporate power lunches, after-work cocktails or pre and post theatre dining. The uniquely designed menu offers a large selection of small plates, sandwiches, salads and entrees to suit any taste. Behind the bar, an outstanding wine list, local micro-brews and a large selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails are offered. For the sports fan, large HDTV plasma screens broadcast the big games. Private parties, large groups & special events are welcome, with private dining & event space available.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 679-0646
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Masekela Jones
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Cross street
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Parking details
Public lot and street parking after 7:00pm.
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Public transit
Within walking distance to both Grand Central and Penn Sation.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 136 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.5  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipalex (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

friendly and attentive service; Mary is the best! great place to watch football

vipIGinger (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

My friend and I went to lunch there and enjoyed ourselves. The food was very good.

vipGiuseppeD (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2016

Server was annoyed and not inviting at all.
Worst server I've ever had there. Must've been her bad day...

vipStjoy33 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

It seemed as if the restaurant was shorthanded with staff. There was no host at the host stand when we arrived. Thankfully the bartender was on top of it and very observant and attentive. She did an outstanding job managing the bar and restaurant, bringing us to our table, mixing the drinks, and managing the entirely full bar of people. I was very impressed with her.

Our waitress was very nice but was not attentive at all, we had to ask for menus, and hunt the staff down to get water refills, to go boxes and the check. In addition, they were out of one of the meals we ordered but the waitress didn't tell us until the other meals arrived. Finally the nachos we ordered had pork instead of chicken. When I told the staff that brought it out I had to prove to him that it was pork. He didn't believe me.

It's too bad I really liked the vibe when I walked in but the service was so poor I'd never go out of my way to find it again

BusinessFoodie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, attentive staff and quality food. It is an upscale pub, so the menu is what you would expect, but the food was good quality and well prepared. A bit pricey for lunch, but average when compared to other restaurants n midtown Manhattan.

vipkona (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

Nice gastropub with a lot of wood accents. Our waitress, allison, was very friendly and efficient. I had broiled salmon with asparagus, wife had grilled trout with avocado salad. Both were good sized portions, very fresh and delicious and reasonably priced at $25 & $21. It was national french fries day so we added a side of fries for $5...very good shoestring fries...totally worth it! Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely eat here again when back in city!

LBee (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Food and service were really good.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Went for happy hour and it was great. Nice seating and good environment

Thomas (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

This is a bar. The only seating for dinner was in the bar area. We had very good appetizers, but the music was blasting so loudly, we couldn't stay for the main course.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2016

We had the chicken sandwich and the salmon entree. Both were very good and tasty. This was the first time we were ever asked how we wanted a salmon cooked (like it was a burger).

Nice spot and decent atmosphere. Nice place to go for drinks and a bite.

vipnycEats (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

Music is blasted at ridiculous levels, despite fact that nobody there appears to even remotely enjoy the noise. Can't hear the people you are eating with. Service was atrociously slow, even though there were only a couple of tables in need of service at the time our party was eating.

andreseng (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2016

Misplaced or out of touch Denver Broncos fans rejoice and unite with fans of the same!

vipalex (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2016

the service is friendly, attentive, accommodating. the food is great.. we like the grilled cheese short ribs and the grilled tuna on salad, and the coconut shrimps

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

Made a reservation, received emails reminding me of the rsvp. Showed up at the restaurant to find the doors locked. Never again!

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2015

The service was very poor and the food was average. One guest in our party had a dietary restriction and the waitress was hardly able to assist. Our water was not refilled once during a nearly 2 hour meal. We sat for about 20 minutes waiting to order our meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 27, 2015

The food was just okay and the music was way to loud for a Tuesday night. The place was practically empty and you couldn't have a conversation with the person you were with. Better bars in NYC!

vipnyclucas512 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 24, 2015

my wife and i eat here on a saturday night and while we were quite surprised how empty it was that actually made a bit more enjoyable a nice surprise. the organic chicken which was my dish was cooked a bit too long but good. my wife had the fish tacos which she still raves about. overall it is a pretty nice restauraunt and we would def visit again.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Overall, very good. The restaurant was out of the wine we selected, but our server made a great recommendation for a different bottle. It was so great, we ordered 2! Food was very good- offered a great variety to satisfy everyone's palette. There was a great DJ playing top hits. Volume was at a decent level, so we could still chat with one another. Great booth and we were not rushed! Our sever even invited us back for a complimentary drinks. Already planning our return visit! Thank you!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 20, 2015

Awful. It's a bar not a restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2015

The food is fair, however, in busy midtown, it's a good place to just sit and have lunch.