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Buttercup

4.7
4.7
618 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A Contemporary American farm-to-table Restaurant and Craft Bar owned and operated by a husband and wife team. This is Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz's and Gabriel Sanchez Luz''s second venture in the organic, farm fresh American contemporary cuisine. Proud to serve & support local produce, craft beers, and small wine makers. Buttercup is the younger sister of The Farmhouse in Needham and it is sure to bring you the best food/drink experience. Dine-in service is open! Patio is now open and reservable

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 545-1506

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz

  • Catering

    We are able to offer on site catering. For more information and menu ideas email us at eatbuttercup@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are the perfect venue for special occasions and events of all sizes. Hold your next gathering in our dining room, bar, or outdoor patio. For private event inquiries, email eatbuttercup@gmail.com

  • Neighborhood

    Natick

  • Cross street

    Main St. Natick

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street parking. There is also a public parking lot across the street that is free after 5:00 p.m. every day.

  • Public transit

    Natick Center Commuter Rail

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 618 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    American

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  1. A

    Alex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was EXCELLENT, I just wish some of the dishes had had a little *more* of the food. (Specifically the scallops and the cornbread we wished we had a little more of on the plates!) Other than that everything was fantastic. Would recommend this place for sure.
  2. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Our server forgot the soup and bread that we ordered (multiple times) and made inappropriate comments about my hair. The scallop portion was extremely small, and burned.
  3. AK

    AndreaK

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fish tacos ever.
  4. CB

    CathyB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buttercup is not just Dino g out - it’s an experience!
  5. JC

    JillianC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Portions small for the price. Presentation lacking on beets and ricotta dish.
  6. EJ

    EdwardJ

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, and service…
  7. S

    Sparkles

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, apps, drinks and food. Service was equally great and our birthday party of 6 had the best seat in the house tucked away in the front corner making it easier to talk. Gave 4 stars for value as it was a bit pricier compared to comparable restaurants. Overall great experience!
  8. L

    Lovely

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific as was the service! On a major steet in Natick, but very pleasant. A wonderful place for a special occassion!
  9. t

    timo

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We ate inside. The food was superb, best halibut this year. The wine list was interesting, no complaints. We’ll go back again.
  10. MA

    MAStinson

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious dinner and great service from Claire. They happily replaced my drink (which I did not like)
  11. CO

    CarolO

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fresh and the dishes are plated with some nice flair.
  12. CW

    ChrisW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh food with perfect portions. Service was great and the restaurant is clean.
  13. S

    Sharon

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strikes the right balance of casual and contemporary. Have never had a bad meal. Love their fish tacos. My SO loves the halibut. Well prepared food and nice servers. It’s certainly not budget dining but I think it’s very fairly priced.
  14. r

    roxanneg

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hi we ended up inside as we were worried the weather would turn. Food and service excellent! We sat at the table near the window at the bar. I didn't like the spot because it was so isolated from the ambiance of the restaurant but my friend who got there before me accepted it so I had no choice. Wish prices were less so we could come more often.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything on the menu is amazing. I’ve tried them all.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our reservation was for patio seating because Open Table did not have a standard table available when I was trying to book it. We have young kids with us and it was a bit chilly out so when we got to the restaurant, we requested for a standard table. They were booked but still accommodated our request which was a plus for customer service for me. Overall great food too! Loved the oysters, prosciutto with pesto, ceviche, wedge salad, bolognese and buttermilk fried chicken.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails and food were wonderful. Always enjoy coming to eat here. We will be back.
  18. BG

    BGBoston

    New England

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great date night for anniversary. Great Service by Ashley! Loved the "Last Laugh" cocktail.... Buttermilk cornbread with ricotta was great and the beets were a nice portion but not very special. The scallop preparation was delicious and the sear was spot on. Then there was the halibut OMG it was amazing. It is exciting but not surprising to see the crowds every night. Keep up the great work.
  19. MT

    MarkT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Buttercup was excellent as usual. Food, atmosphere and service were exceptional. My only criticism was that it was my wife’s birthday and I had noted it on the reservation. I expected the server to acknowledge in some fashion. In their defense, I did not remind them and pretty much forgot all about it as I was too busy enjoying the dinner so much. It was no big deal and would not discourage me from dining there or recommending Buttercup in the future.
  20. NM

    NeilM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service was good. We enjoyed our night out!!
  21. FF

    FunFoodies

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, relaxed environment, attentive service, efficient without being rushed, dress up or down, super bar!
  22. E

    Elizabeths

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut, scallops, and risotto were all delicious dishes!
  23. JB

    JB123

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    The outdoor seating area is right along a busy street, which we found unpleasant.
  24. AM

    AMSW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Had an incredible dinner at Buttercup on June 16, 2022! The prosciutto and burrata appetizer was delicious. The scallop entree is "second to none". A delectable fusion of flavors (sweet potato, avocado, corn) and perfectly cooked scallops doesn't disappoint. Hoping this dish remains on the menu!
  25. PR

    PaulR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, excellent food and service. A great find.
  26. c

    cata

    New England

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    When you mess up a reservation and make the customer feel like it was their fault, then one way to make it better is to offer the customer a free drink. That did not happen. It was stressed out the entire meal. I’d rather go somewhere else next time. If you still want to try this place, the food is good, expensive, the server is ni
  27. j

    joyces

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal was outstanding from appetizers through dessert . We cannot wait to come back!
  28. JB

    JonathanB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was fantastic and outdoor patio was exactly what I was looking for
  29. m

    mmc29

    Cleveland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely dinner out with ny family. We were able to reserve a seat outside before prime dinner time (5:15). The food was awesome and so was our server. Our two preschoolers were with us and we all felt very welcome. The kids' menu was great but the desserts won out in their eyes, od course. The shrimp ceviche, fish tacos, and veggie risotto were all excellent. We look forward to returning and trying more menu items.
  30. JD

    JerseyDad

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is very good, very fresh and well prepared. Terific menu and one of the best restaurants in the area no doubt. Our server was great and we took good care of her - she was running hard. The wine and drinks are extremely pricey at this restaurant. The wine list needs more reasonably priced wines. Starting point for a bottle of wine is WAY too high. You can save money by asking for a full bottle of wine from the wines by the glass list even though the menu does not include those prices (not sure if this is by design or an omission?). Very good restaurant but has gotten very pricey. We will come back but not as often as a result the prices.
  31. G

    Gary

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Hello. Had a great meal at Buttercup. The only drawback is that we were seated next to the busing station, and we had two bottles of Windex aimed at us for our duration. Thanks. Robert.
  32. J

    Jeff

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from start to finish with a special shout out to our server Ashley!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buttercup is awesome. Consistently excellent food and drinks! I love it!
  34. NT

    NoraTphil

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    This review might be more about the times we're living in than of Buttercup specifically. Just keep that in mind as you read further. I went to Buttercup for the first time back in February. Then, I felt it was spectacular in every way--5 stars. Based on that experience, I took a friend there for her birthday last night. It wasn't all that I'd remembered it to be. We sat outside (by choice), and though the evening sky was lovely, the noise of downtown Natick at dinner time was not. The serving staff were warm and friendly, but seemed inexperienced and were not entirely "on their game." The food was very good, but the portion sizes were small--I went home hungry--and the price seemed too high for what we got. The "bones" of Buttercup are good--they create very good food. But one should know what to expect if one chooses to eat outside at rush hour, and hopefully, in time, they'll be able to shorten the distance between their portion sizes and their prices.
  35. m

    melchl

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    We were seated at the worst table in the restaurant despite having made a reservation, and there were other empty tables for two. Service was very slow. Took 10 minutes to give a drink order and at least another 10 minutes to receive a bottle of beer and glass of wine. Another table was seated next to us about 15 minutes later and they received their appetizer before us. The food was good aside from the "ceviche", which was served with crostini (who does that?), and would be more aptly called a mango and cucumber salad because there was barely any shrimp. It was extremely loud. We basically listened to the loud diner next to us the entire night. We might has well have been on a double date with them, the tables were so close. Would not dine here again.
  36. KA

    KAKB

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food, good service. Ate outdoors and us on busy street. Not much outdoor ambience but food selection and flavors excellent. Friendly and attentive service.
  37. J

    Jessmondo1

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    Food was only ok. Lobster sandwich was awful. $11.00 for a piece of cornbread. And what is lavender doing in the cornbread. It had no corn taste. Just not good.
  38. LH

    LindaH

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very noisy in the main area. I'd recommend going later when the traffic dies down.
  39. d

    dgdg

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food. we especially liked the cornbread, the beef short rib with noodles and the key lime pie. The waitress was very friendly and helpful
  40. DR

    DebR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my second time back and it did not disappoint. Drinks, apps, entrees, deserts - all delicious. Our server was excellent and we never felt rushed even though it was completely full. Will be my go to place for out of town guest moving forward and any special occasions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buttercup using the Order Online button. Buttercup also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 545-1506.

Buttercup is rated 4.7 stars by 618 OpenTable diners.

Buttercup does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Buttercup

13 W Central St Natick, MA 01760

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main St. Natick

  • Neighborhood

    Natick

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street parking. There is also a public parking lot across the street that is free after 5:00 p.m. every day.

  • Public transit

    Natick Center Commuter Rail

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 545-1506

  • Catering

    We are able to offer on site catering. For more information and menu ideas email us at eatbuttercup@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    We are the perfect venue for special occasions and events of all sizes. Hold your next gathering in our dining room, bar, or outdoor patio. For private event inquiries, email eatbuttercup@gmail.com

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