Buttercup

4.7
200 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 200 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The interior of the restaurant is beautifully designed, with a modern and well lit bar and very comfortable dining area with views of the open kitchen. We ate indoors, but the outside patio looked very comfortable as well! Service was fantastic, and the food was tremendous, we had beef tartare, fish tacos, short rib pasta, all wonderful. Very good cocktails and beer list as well!

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vipiamnotacritic
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Boston level food in the suburbs. Farm to table setting with a diverse menu that is easy to consume. The mains were all very good, however many of the appetizers we had were outstanding. Only the potato leeks soup was slightly disappointing as not having the rich flavor profiles as all of the other dishes.

Nice diverse drink and wine menu. Service was good.

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Merr
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Buttercup - such a special place - always delicious and the service is terrific.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice to be dining out again. We sat outside and it was a bit chilly. I do wish the heat lamps were out. Food and service were great

MD
MichaelD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoughtful food. Well plated. Nice flavors. Need to change it up. Menu is almost the same as it has been for quite some time now.

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Happy
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed dinner at Buttercup. Terrific menu offerings. Great service. A lovely evening.

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside and although it was chilly to start, we warmed up quickly with the delicious mussels! We have been talking about them for the past two days! Service was attentive without being disrupting. I would definitely recommend Buttercup for anyone looking for a nice dinner in Natick.

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rwp64
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, farm to table, and incredible staff.

KB
KathleenB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner! Couldn’t book a table with a party of 5 on Opentable but able to secure one with a credit card. We were seated right away even though 2 of our party were late. Good service - friendly and knowledgeable.Food was amazing, great wine list. Very happy with our experience and so happy we opted for indoor vs outdoor as it was 50 and raining. Love this place, highly recommend and will definitely come again!

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Dabc
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So nice to have outside and inside seating. Such a nice restaurant for the western suburbs.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exccellent food. Courteous staff. Wonderful experience. I will be back!

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vipCarenC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

buttercup never ever disappoints. Dora and her team have created the most amazing restaurant, her second I might add. My husband and I eat at both places and they're both as spectacular as they are different. We had not eaten inside buttercup since 2019. We ate outside last summer and thru the fall. The food is delicious, creative and always served beautifully. We ate inside for the first time this past weekend. It was emotional and fun to be back at such a special place and to receive hugs from our sweet Dora. Our hearts are full of love and gratitude that buttercup and her sister restaurant survived such a dark period. I believe we are all better humans after having gone on this journey together and supporting one another in the ways we did, and I believe our lives and friendships are much more meaningful because of it❤🙏

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april2021Buttercup
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is my 2nd visit to Buttercup, the 1st was during their 1st month in business. The 2nd visit as expected was an even more enjoyable experience as the opening month wrinkles had all been worked out.

My 1st visit the entrees ate a little worse than they read if that makes sense while the apps were the gem of the meal.

This 2nd visit the food was amazing from start to finish. The daily oysters were some of best I've had anywhere, the charcuterie board was mouth watering, the lavender-honey cornbread to die for and the salmon entree with seasonal veg (parsnip/aspargus/mush) was divine.

We will definitely add Buttercup to our regular rotation!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, creative, inspired food & cocktails. Always a treat to eat at buttercup. Everything they serve is perfectly fresh. The service is quiet and attentive. It’s a wonderful place!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Fish Tacos are awesome!!

KG
vipKatieG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve only had excellent meals here. So tasty, casual, but elegant atmosphere. Love it.

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MargaretR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and wonderful service! Highly recommend!

JM
JudithM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We should have been told we were not in the main dining room.
When we go out to eat we would appreciate some atmosphere.

MW
vipMikeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Was one of the worst servers I have ever experienced in my life. Never served water after asking 4-5 times, didn’t check on us twice for 30+ minutes and got annoyed/rude when my wife sent back a drink with extra ice after asking for no ice.

The food at Buttercup was terrific as always, looks like we will only be doing takeout at this restaurant, if anything, going forward.

2nd bad wait service in a row, however Saturday night was much worse than last fall.

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stacyc
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waitress was inattentive
She was polite and knowledgeable when she was at the table, but she did not give us the attention we deserved.
She did not clear plates or get us a second drink in a timely manner.
She also brought drinks without lime that typically would have lime and when we asked for it the drink was finished before the lime made it to the table.

KM
KelliM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our fave places to go. Most enjoyable food and drinks

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BarbaraB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were outside so ambience and noise level reflect outdoors and traffic. The food was excellent.

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vipTonyM
New England
29 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there and we loved it. Prosciutto app was great, maybe a bit more bread as 3 thin pieces for 2 of us so we had to fight over the last one ..... kidding. While wine selection is limited, both reds we tried were good. Halibut app and short ribs were awesome. No room so we skipped dessert. Will be back and would recommend ..... service was great

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. My favorite restaurant in the area.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasant experience, one of our neighborhood favorites. Good healthy food, farm fresh.

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vipKim39
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem of a restaurant in Natick. Great to have a delicious restaurant with beautifully plated dishes and fresh ingredients in the burbs! Nice patio outside and high ceilings inside.

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GiovannaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and safe

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vipSipp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Love this place but service is SO slow. Been twice and same thing. Everything else is fantastic

MN
vipMichelleN
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit, great for a special occasion, a bit disappointed in appetizer and the chicken dinner but short rib dinner and brownie dessert were delicious. Service is always good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I heard about this place from a friend and were excited to try it out. We love to eat and consider ourselves foodies. The food was incredible! We will definitely be back soon as this is now our favorite place to eat.

SK
SarahK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

When I made my outside reservation I assumed there were heat lamps - I shouldn't have! But I wish they had mentioned it to me... All was well as they were able to seat us at a well-distanced inside table. A lovely dinner out!!

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vipChristopherM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. Drinks were tasty. Will definitely be back.

JK
JimK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time going to the restaurant. Beautiful building, great layout, and staff was great. Thought was a bit pricey for the area.

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RestaurantRegular
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The quality of the food is OK for the burbs, but it's very expensive. My husband and I have been many times before, and it seems like the food prep has gone down hill. The fish was a little dry, the bread (which is no longer complimentary) was neither warm nor fresh and the salads were not what was described on the menu. Our "arugula" salads did not contain any arugula and were way too heavy on the quinoa. A better description would have been "a huge bed of quinoa topped off with a few lettuce leaves, a teaspoon of goat cheese and two small slices of avocado". I think that the next time we're looking to drop $200 for dinner we'll make the trek into Boston for a great chef-prepared meal. It feels like the better value.

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janie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent- with covid the dining room’s ambiance is not what it was but hopefully that will change

SM
vipShannonM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is fantastic with the smallest lovely details - service is excellent - big fans.

JS
vipJamesS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

SM
ScottM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food

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Neta
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Loved the food! We sat outside and enjoyed the nice weather. Service was a bit slow, but we got everything we asked for. I look forward to going there again!

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 200 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.