Buttercup

4.8
156 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 156 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKBee
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Fun cocktails too. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Drinks were tasty and they had a great local beer selection. Our Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Oysters were excellent, beet and ricotta was tasty however the meat and cheese platter was lacking. It was more of a fruit platter, hardly any meat n cheese with 3 pieces of stale sourdough. For $26 you would expect a little more, why all the apples and oranges?! Meals were good but nothing memorable, have had better bolgnase and short rib elsewhere.

BM
vipBenM
New England
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Dining Experience! great neighborhood gem!

MG
MarthaG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and wonderful service. A little gem in Natick.

LC
LisaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a lovely covid safe dinner- excellent drinks, wonderfully fresh and creative dishes

BF
BradF
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love this place!! Excellent service, excellent food - amazing food! Apps are wonderful. Had the best salmon ever this past weekend. Somewhat limited wine list, but the options are wonderful.

CL
CoachL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this great spot - every dish on the menu could become your favorite!

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Melissa
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Buttercup to celebrate Valentine’s Day. My husband ordered the 3-course Valentine’s Day menu. I ordered a la carte off of the dinner menu. The oysters were fresh and delicious with a lovely mignonette. My husband’s lobster risotto was to die for! I got the halibut, which but simple and tasty. Our waitress was kind and knowledgeable. Great ambiance! We will definitely be back.

HM
HeatherM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, servers are always terrific, all around great evening at Buttercup!

JS
vipJamesS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food as always perfect and the craft cocktails outstanding.

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vipSarah
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and lovely atmosphere! Favorite place in Natick.

JM
JillM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambience were all excellent! I have been to Buttercup previously (but it was a while ago) and it is just as good as ever! All of the dishes do not disappoint and the waitstaff is well informed about all of the menu options and very helpful with course selections (should you need some advice, but you cannot make a poor choice!). Superb and so happy they are managing to survive the excessive government restrictions!

Give them a try and you will be in for a very enjoyable dining experience.

Jill from Natick

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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Skylar
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I went to Buttercup for my mom's birthday dinner and it was amazing! We all found appetizers and entrees we loved and the service was fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our food was cold which was odd since there was only two tables dining. Entrees were amazingly delicious. Great service. Sugar cookies for dessert were too hard for my liking. They do a great job at meeting the covid dining restrictions for everyone’s health :)

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chrisa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here - Ashley was great - so attentive , knew her menu, checked in often to see how meal was! We were only ones there for a bit - very covid safe !!! Clean.
The meal was delicious. Caesar salad was to die for ! The short rib- tasty and fell apart beautifully
Fish tacos were spot on- perfectly cooked and yummy
Will def go back. Loved it

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vipstever
New England
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service very good. Great neighborhood spot though would love to see a burger on the menu to go with those truffle fries.

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Douyons
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend this restaurant; we’ve been here a couple times for dinner and we also celebrated our wedding dinner here. The owner and staff are AMAZING! They go above and beyond to make sure their guests are happy and satisfied, more than satisfied!!! The food is incredibly delicious! The staff are so kind, so amazing!
One doesn’t find a place like this easily, as great as Buttercup! So, go eat at Buttercup and enjoy the food, the place, and the service. They are excellent, excellent, excellent, excellent!!!!!!!

SM
SamM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really interesting menu - cozy spot - really good service and the food was delicious.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints! Short ribs are amazing!

LT
LeslieT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience at Buttercup! The food is amazing and the staff is delightful.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful, check yelp

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and menu will definitely be back!

IB
IlanaB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place if the weather is good. Too expensive though

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Slahen
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The smell from the kitchen was so strong, 3 days later my clothes still smell like cooked food. Bottle of wine starts at $65!!! but the place is not white tablecloth restaurant.

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Veruca81
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Buttercup. We ate outside but I always find it quiet enough to talk inside. We loved everything we ordered and our waitperson was great. I recommend Buttercup all the time and have bought Gift Cards for clients who bought homes in the area.

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vipSweetashoney
New England
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WORTH THE TRIP!!!!! The food is great and even eating outside was fun ;)

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Emma
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing and the service is even better. We started with the arancini and Buttercup salad which we loved. The fish tacos are the best in town, and the halibut was great as well. The food is all so fresh and you can tell it was prepared in-house. Love this place!

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Charly
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was attentive and friendly and food was great.

EW
ElizabethW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside so the ambiance and noise were different from being inside. The food was excellent as was our waitress.

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vipDuke
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken is incredibly moist and fish tacos are fresh and tasty. Overall the food is outstanding!!

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viprobrc
New England
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pasta bolognese, and the short rib entree were delicious. Tried the Arancino to start which was tasty. Had a couple of nice cocktails and some red wine. Will be going back soon.

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Mydin
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Superb food, great service..
Only issue was $3.00 charge for not fresh bread plus butter.

J
vipJake
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a covid friendly environment!

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pkspin
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu. I had the mussels (outstanding), endive salad (good ) and sprouts (good). We shared the arancini starter (very good). A fun place to go with a nice sized patio and plenty of heaters. Great for sharing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Staff is amazing and food/drink is fantastic.

LB
vipLoriB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for our friend

HF
vipHonoraryFoodie
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superb service and great food... what could be better? We started with a couple drinks and the charcuterie board... fish tacos and chicken with green, potatoes and carrots followed. God was well-prepared and tasty. A wonderful experience.

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Oskar
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the outdoor seating. The menu is varied and excellent. Atmosphere is great aside from an occasional loud truck that rumbles by on the street nearby. Sharing a dessert with my spouse was a great ending to the meal.

DL
vipDavidL
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is consistently good. The service is consistently lacking. Everything else: menu, price, ambiance is good enough to overcome the choppy service which is why I continue to go back.

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 4.8 stars by 156 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.