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Buttercup

4.7
4.7
564 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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Booked 45 times today

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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Popular dishes

Menu

Homemade Pantry Items

  • Fresh campanelle$5.00

    • Fresh pappardelle$5.00

      • Fresh sourdough, full loaf$20.00

        • Half Loaf Sourdough$10.00

          Fresh bread baked daily.

          • Marinara Sauce$8.00

            • Champagne Vinaigrette$10.00

              Last updated: October 14, 2021

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              What 564 people are saying

              Overall ratings and reviews

              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
              • 4.3Value

              NoiseModerate

              Loved For

              • Boston Suburbs

                American

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              1. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined today

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Beautiful outside dining!

              2. TW

                TonyW

                New England

                2 reviews

                4.0

                2 reviews

                Dined 1 day ago

                overall4food5service5ambience4

                There was a large party near our table so it was quite loud because they were having a very good time. Not the restaurant's fault, we asked for the table not realizing they were going to be so loud. The food is excellent as is the service. I highly recommend this restaurant to alll our friends. It is a pleasure to eat there. Most nights I would have given them a five star rating, just bad timing on our part.

              3. I

                Iampoor

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined 1 day ago

                overall3food3service4ambience4

                There was an added fee for the kitchen that wasn’t disclosed prior to getting the check. It should be clearly disclosed at the start. Being blindsided has made me decide I will never go back. The prices were already too high for the quality of the food/drink, and then you add that fee. Not cool, be upfront.

              4. W

                Wzaza

                New England

                32 reviews

                vip
                3.0

                32 reviews

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall3food3service5ambience4

                Buttercup has been our most favorite restaurant ever since it opened. We have never been disappointed, until last night. We did not love the beet salad presented on a board, nor did we love dessert in the same manner. Although the brownie was delicious. Would have loved some cocktail sauce for the oysters. By they way, they were tiny.The biggest problem was the halibut. We have had that dish on numerous occasions and it has been fantastic. Last night it lacked any real flavor. It was bland. The accompanying potatoes were a little lumpy too. Not sure what happened but it id worth while checking in with the chef to see what he/she thought. We will go back as we are sure it will be great....

              5. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined 5 days ago

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Everything was top notch, great service, food and atmosphere.

              6. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                2 reviews

                2.0

                2 reviews

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall2food2service3ambience4

                $41.00 for virtually inedible watery risotto with 4 shrimp.

              7. AJ

                ArielJ

                New England

                4 reviews

                2.0

                4 reviews

                Dined 6 days ago

                overall2food2service2ambience2

                The chicken was dry and seemed to have been pre- cooked prior as it came out too quick to be freshly cooked. The quality of the food and service is not the same

              8. J

                Janie

                New England

                6 reviews

                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on May 10, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Met a friend for dinner. First dining experience with Buttercup. Service was terrific, cocktails were delicious and food was amazing.

              9. DM

                DaveM

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 10, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                This place is a gem. The food and service are consistently top notch, and it's fun to see them take locally sourced ingredients and turn them into masterpieces. The cocktails also top notch, and the wait staff appears just as you need them.

              10. EJ

                EdwardJ

                New England

                17 reviews

                5.0

                17 reviews

                Dined on May 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent food and atmosphere. Only downside is that it's a little pricey, suitable for special occasions.

              11. J

                James

                New England

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Wonderful atmosphere, service, and the food is terrific! Everything we want in a restaurant!

              12. L

                Laura

                New England

                4 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Excellent food. Nice portions. Beautiful presentation. Attentive waitstaff without being intrusive. Great experience! Tables just a little close together and make parking options clear on website.

              13. BL

                BarryL

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 6, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                The halibut I had was moist, well-seasoned, and delicious. The service was helpful and prompt. This is a gem of a restaurant.

              14. B

                Babs22

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on May 5, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fish tacos are delicious. Pleasant service. Yummy.

              15. r

                robertl

                New York Area

                6 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on May 4, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fish tacos super. Mussels outstanding. Nice people serving

              16. E

                Evaeng

                New England

                22 reviews

                vip
                4.0

                22 reviews

                Dined on May 3, 2022

                overall4food4service4ambience4

                Good food, good service.

              17. SG

                StaceyG

                New York Area

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on May 3, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Great find in Natick that's a great meeting spot for solo diners, couples, groups of friends, and families with kids. The ambiance is really nice and the service is exclelent. Good food and good drinks!

              18. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 30, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Great food, service and drink options!

              19. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 29, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent and consistent food. Our server was great!!

              20. JJ

                JudyJ

                New England

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 28, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                wonderful service, delicious food and lovely atmosphere!

              21. SK

                SarahK

                New England

                3 reviews

                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 24, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We just love it at Buttercup. Great mussels, beautiful charcuterie board, and all 3 of us had the Halibut dinner - SO GOOD. And the service is professional without being cloying. Always just an enjoyable meal out. (Drinks are good, too!)

              22. GF

                GinaF

                New England

                3 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 24, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                Excellent dinner!!food and service was great- short ribs and pan seared halibut were delicious. Open restaurant is a little loud but nice ambiance . Server was great

              23. K

                Kevinpavao7

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 23, 2022

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Amazing food and ambiance. A beautiful place to dine

              24. JD

                JeanD

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 22, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Excellent food and service. We will definitely go back!

              25. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                Dallas

                1 review

                3.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 21, 2022

                overall3food3service2ambience4

                I left disappointed. I came in with very high expectations because it is so hard to get a reservation and the food options were creative. To start, I let them know it was my husband’s birthday when I made the reservations and they didn’t say anything or even put a candle in the dessert. The waitress rarely came to the table and wait periods were pretty long. To be fair, it was a busy night though. The ambiance was nice, but very difficult to hear someone across the table. I would recommend the bolognese and beef short ribs…not the Tiger shrimp risotto. Overall, I wish the service was better. I don’t think a simple “Happy Birthday” is asking much.

              26. MB

                MichaelB

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 21, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                The food and service is consistently excellent at Buttercup. Our waiter (Vinny L.) was top notch. Very knowledgeable with regard to the menu and wine pairings. And the food is always excellent. I have been to Buttercup 8 or 10 times, and I have always had great experience.

              27. LO

                LauraO

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 16, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Service was excellent, beautiful and peaceful ambiance and the food was incredible.

              28. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                1 review

                vip
                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 14, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Fantastically prepared food. Extremely attentive service in a very relaxed setting.

              29. NT

                NancyT

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 12, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Food was fresh and excellent. Service was delightful and attentive.

              30. LC

                LisaC

                New England

                18 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                18 reviews

                Dined on April 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Amazing food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back!

              31. C

                Ccs6081

                San Diego

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on April 8, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience4

                We sat at the bar and had drinks and dinner. Service was excellent, food was superb, lots of parking, soon to open for outdoor seating. Great spot. We will be back. Ashley (behind the bar) was top notch!!

              32. PK

                PeterK

                New England

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We have been to Buttercup a half dozen times in the past couple of years. It’s always delicious with great service. Highly recommend.

              33. PM

                PamelaM

                New England

                1 review

                5.0

                1 review

                Dined on April 7, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                What an awesome dinner! Celebrating a special birthday. Every thing from the pear salad appetizer to the short ribs to the brownie dessert , delicious!! We highly recommend Buttercup and will definitely be going back soon! You won’t be disappointed

              34. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                3 reviews

                vip
                1.0

                3 reviews

                Dined on April 3, 2022

                overall1food1service2ambience3

                Our experience was disappointing and I don’t think we’ll be back. The fried chicken was dry and all dark meat. They didn’t have a couple things in the menu. And the butterscotch pudding was inedible. This was my second time here so it may have been an off night but overall, highly overpriced for the quality of food. The pear salad was really nice and the bourbon bread pudding was delicious though!

              35. DW

                DianneW

                New England

                5 reviews

                5.0

                5 reviews

                Dined on April 2, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                We loved everything - the staff, the food, the ambience - can't wait to go back!

              36. A

                Aaron

                New England

                8 reviews

                5.0

                8 reviews

                Dined on April 2, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Buttercup is a local staple. Their food and service are always tops, and it feels good to support our neighbors and not some corporate chain.

              37. MG

                MichaelG

                New England

                6 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                6 reviews

                Dined on April 2, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Food was amazing. Everything that hit our table was great. Oysters, Tuna Tartar, Pear Salad, Prosciutto Burrata, Halibut Special, Steak and Fish Tacos with the Rhubarb Crisp to finish.

              38. N

                Nitram

                New England

                2 reviews

                5.0

                2 reviews

                Dined on April 1, 2022

                overall5food5service4ambience5

                Excellent variety and choice. Fresh and light meals or heavier choices.

              39. OT

                OpenTable Diner

                New England

                4 reviews

                5.0

                4 reviews

                Dined on April 1, 2022

                overall5food4service5ambience5

                Perfect local restaurant and amazing menu. Flavors and presentation on point. Our server was great and gave us great personal attention. My only feedback is that I wished they had a better dessert selection.

              40. LS

                LeighS

                New York Area

                27 reviews

                vip
                5.0

                27 reviews

                Dined on March 26, 2022

                overall5food5service5ambience5

                Exceptional food and experience as always. A perfect date night out! Left so full and happy!

              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 564 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.

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              Booked 45 times today
              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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