Buttercup

4.6
439 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 people are saying
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4.5
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FradaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good, food was excellent, and ambience was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Buttercup never disappoints!!! This and Farmhouse are absolutely my fave and go to restaurant…unreal, fresh and creative menu and amazingly attentive staff!

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AnneJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambience - a trifecta!

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Melisa
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great - I definitely recommend Buttercup

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ChrisD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening at one of our favorite restaurants!!! Frank Conway in the bar served us and he was excellent!

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RHODY
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was ready super quick. Delicious, exactly as described. Waitstaff very attentive.

JB
JenniferB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food dishes are delicious. Love the vibe & decor in the restaurant too.

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MarthaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buttercup never disappoints. Wonderful food and attentive wait staff.

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Jazzwoman
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! Will dine there again sometime. Enjoyed everything.

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AlainaK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service!

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LeeF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu looked tempting but food overall was very bland and boring. We had ceviche, mussels, fish tacos and halibut and none of it was memorable. Service was good and ambiance was fine, but for the prices the food was nothing special, unfortunately.

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vipTitlemama
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is fabulous. The wine list is disappointing. Not enough selection at a reasonable price. The wine that we got was not worth the price we did pay.
The food, however, is worth the trip

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Megan
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great as always.

CB
CathyB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely little place. Quite the find. Food is beautifully prepared and served with a flourish. The halibut was divine.

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carolf
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

An infestation of fruit flies in the midst of a health crisis as well as lack of concern on the staff parts made this a miserable experience.

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vipDiane
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food, service and ambiance! Just perfect

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dianez
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely extraordinary!! This is special stuff served in this sweet place, the service is exceptional, the decor is charming and the food is out of this world.

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KatieB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are delicious and well priced, and the menu is diverse and has something for everyone without being overwhelming. The atmosphere is comforting and lovely. The service was attentive and friendly. Definitely a gem of Natick!

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Natick
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant. Beyond very good or excellent because of what’s going on here. A farm to table experience that uses quality ingredients to produce memorable dishes that also excel on a presentation level. Special place, special vibe, capable and friendly staff. Don’t miss this one.

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Chezhenri
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let me start by saying that I know everyone is short staffed. We waited forty minutes without even any water. When someone did come to the table, we ordered wine and dinner at the same time. My husband and I both ordered the same entree. After another thirty minutes, the wine came almost immediately with just one entree. They offered to put the order in at that time for the second entree but it was just too late. They should have comped the meal and offered the missed entree as takeout. I did leave a message and asked for a return call before writing a review, but none came. I would have likely given the food a higher rating but I didn't receive any.

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vipscott
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was very good. Decor is great. Service was sporadic at best. I think we saw our server three times. Once to say he'd be with us, once to take our order, once to get the bill and give us the desert menu. No opportunity to order a glass of wine with dinner etc. Unusual for this place but too bad.

JM
vipJohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night with a great menu, excellent food and great service.

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Barry
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and had a wonderful experience. Too bad they will discontinue outdoor patio(with heaters). That would make it even better.

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AnnS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at buttercup. We were very pleased by the ambiance and decor. Food and service were great. It was a perfect romantic birthday dinner. Also appreciated that all the doors were open, allowing for some ventilation during the pandemic. Would definitely recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food was fantastic. We sat outside; when I called they said they had heaters outside. When we arrived, they did not. It was really too cold to sit outside in late October. They should get heaters or close outdoor dining. Otherwise, it was fabulous!

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vipJohnS
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only comment is that they need to bring back the heaters for outside dining. Not a real complaint but as the weather chills they need to have heaters if they want an outside presence

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. Was disappointed that they ran out of some foods early but understand the supply chain issue that is going on due to Covid. Overall a good meal and service.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish menu. Beautiful presentation. Very happening and upbeat place. Service was good.

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vipRicGj
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were well into our meal before we received or drinks ( and we had an appetizer).

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southpaw
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience at this new to us restaurant. The atmosphere stood out the minute we walked in the door. Candles in mason jars on each table enhanced the dimly lit rooms. The busyness was subtle as the waitstaff clearly had things under control and their delivery was seamless. They were very accommodating and attentive. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the menu and when asked about gluten free options she was quite informed about what I could have from the menu. The fish tacos (3) were the best I have had in recent years, full of delicious halibut, pico de Gallo and chipotle aioli. Delish! My husband had the bolognese which he raved about and enjoyed immensely.
An excellent dining experience and we’ll be back for sure (Hint, hint, gluten free pasta maybe down the road? 😊)

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vipMomof4
New England
122 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a great meal inside here with an old friend. It was a busy Wednesday night but the tables are spaced well and a few people were eating outside (can’t recall if there were heat lamps) The fried chicken was really good and she had the fish tacos which she loved. Service was excellent. Not my first time at this little gem and it won’t be my last.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in months! Generous portions, excellent service and delicious! Hats off!!

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MariettaA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. So much so we drive almost an hour to get there. Consistently fantastic food using only fresh ingredients. Great waitstaff, friendly and knowledgeable. Drinks are fabulous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mussels were amazing!

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Coco
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buttercup was great on all levels! Our first dining experience and we definitely will return! The food was delicious, nice portions and nice ambience. We sat at the bar even though we had a table reservation - the bar was nice and comfortable. I had the lamb with mashed potatoes and spinach, my friend had the fish tacos - both were delish! Wine selection was good and nice pour!

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KarenL
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and dining experience

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viplsullivan
New England
67 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a 7:15 reservation for a party of 5. We arrived on time and were told our table was paying and would be available soon. After waiting 25 minutes and watching the women at our table sit and chat without moving a muscle, I approached the host/waiter and asked if he could please at least clear their table, hoping to give them the impression of being "done." He said he would, but that he could not ask them to leave. I wondered if he could mention to them that others were waiting for their table? They had paid the check and just sat and sat and sat. 35 minutes we waited on the sidewalk with no apology from the restaurant. I would have thought a free dessert would be offered, but nothing. The waiter was fine, but not overly friendly. I assume like most restaurants they are short staffed, so I don't want to be too hard on him. I guess my question is why state on your website that table reservations are for 90 minutes, if you don't plan to ask guests to leave after that 90 minutes? Thankfully the weather was lovely for us to be outside waiting.

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CanYouHearMeNow
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lovely spot but music was too loud/unnecessary, and the acoustics are way too lively for folks with a little hearing problem. We sat in a protected corner and it was hard to have a conversation.

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opentableuser9
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, attentive service and nice ambience. We enjoyed appetizers, entrees and dessert - everything was delicious. We will definitely be back!

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BeckyB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner on the patio was absolutely delicious, start to finish. The temperature outside began to drop before we had finished our meal so do come prepared. The noise from road traffic was okay. I told my husband on our walk home that in this case you do get what you pay for!

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 4.6 stars by 439 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.