Butterhorn

4.8
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291 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
From-scratch cuisine using Midwestern ingredients with French and Italian techniques. Craft cocktails and great wine selections
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4.8
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IcyGaze
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Usually come for the entrees but this time we had the burger. It was, perhaps, the best burger we’ve ever had. Yum! Chicken sandwich was good too, but not as good.

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JenN
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved this place. Great service & staff all wearing masks. The menu changes seasonally so be sure to check it before coming in. There is a variety of great food as well as a burger so there’s something for everyone in your group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a diamond in the ruff.....great experience, service was excellent, food absolutely inspirational.....

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JJ76
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The few items I sampled were some of the most visually elegant food I have seen in this part of the world. I had not expected cuisine of such high caliber in of all places, Bismarck, North Dakota!

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BonnieB
Fargo
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and the food is amazing!

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DaveA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had filet minion and was awesome. Great service!

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DavidF
Fargo
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Good service. Food excellent. Simple burger was great. Corn soup was unusual and good

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall experience. The food was very good and the service was great. Cocktails don't scrimp on the alcohol. The only thing I could say was a inconvenience is the menu changes regularly based on the season and availability of ingredients so the items on the website don't always reflect what may be currently available. I wouldn't let that stop you from eating here but maybe call ahead if you are dead set on a particular item being available.

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vipPatrickA
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Butterhorn is a fantastic addition to the Bismarck dining scene, and one that I and my guests really enjoyed. The ambiance is a warm mix of 'original Bismarck' and contemporary grace. The menu was exciting for both food and wine; the beer list seemed to only list local brews and lagers and we had to ask to see if there were more popular brands, i.e Blue Moon. There is. There is one problem with the bar sitting located in the center of the dining area; the night we were there a few 'lubricated' friends were having a great time and were excessively loud. While it's great to see friends laugh together, that night we had a tough time conversing in our dining booth. I can't imagine what the noise level was at the tables that were closer. Perhaps the glass partition between bar and dining could be raised from 5' to twice that, or classical sound-muffling curtains hung in lieu of the glass. Our enjoyment level increased 5x when these guests left, and we spent the rest of the evening enjoying one another's company and enjoying Butterhorn's beautiful setting and delicious food.

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vipPaulS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise-we are from Manhattan Beach, Ca and stopped in for dinner tonite (5 of us) as it appeared to be the highest rated restaurant in the state. It did not disappoint, as even if you do not include the best bread we have ever had with dinner, the butterhorns, the restaurant easily deserves it 4.8 out of 5.0 rating. Our server was attentive and on top of it. The food was delicious from the starters, to salad to the entrees. We were so full we had to skip the dessert.
We have been to many fine restaurants in Southern California, and around the country and world and this truly is a gem and highly recommend. 5.0 and I never take the time to right a review.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere, and service! Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night out with my husband!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It makes me a little sad that one of the fanciest places in Bismarck is attended by people in hoodies and sweat pants.

Local culture aside the food is fantastic and the ambient feel of the restaurant is wonderful. It was a little noisy and made quiet conversation with my date difficult.
Overall I was very impressed with the food and service. The butter horn rolls are an absolute must.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wife liked her dinner, mine wasn’t so good. Slow for the food to be served to the table.

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vipLisaF
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ceviche, Filet, pasta and chicken oh my! Belly is too full...did I mention the BUTTERHORNS! They just keep giving. And we love love love this place!! Keep inspiring Bismarck! Thank you!

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vipDeanZ
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really cool owners. They got flowers for me to be put on the table. Awesome service.

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IcyGaze
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in North Dakota. Absolutely amazing birthday dinner.

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vipLisaF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place! A kitchen that knows how to cook! Thank you we’ll return often!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail was so yummy! Such a wonderful place!

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BrendaM
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceeded expected!! Pasta with mushrooms great, salads so fresh. Wine selection great and unique to this city

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JeanK
Fargo
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly wonderful food, excellently prepared, served beautifully, and good to the last bite. Steak au' poivre is melt in your mouth good, along with the roasted Brussels sprouts and fingerling potatoes that accompany it. The shrimp cocktail is a treat for the eyes and tongue, and the lemon dill sauce that goes with it would make anything taste terrific. The Wedge salad is crisp and fresh and tasty, and my son tells me the cheeseburger is topnotch.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bismarck is fortunate to have such a restaurant! We will definitely be back.

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Janelle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! 10/10 would absolutely recommend. Thanks, Chef Steph!

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vipAlexandraL
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From New York City so was somewhat skeptical about cuisine in North Dakota but Butterhorn was as good as any other place. Food was great and the butterhorns - the rolls and butter were insanely good. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.

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BusinessDinner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought guests here for a business dinner. Service was terrific and food was amazing. We'll be back!

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MichelleE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Bismarck's best dining venues. The steak au poivre is a culinary masterpiece served with delicious crispy brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes. Don't skip the butterhorns!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real hidden gem in Bismark. It is proof you can not judge a book by its covers nor a retraunt by its sidewalk appearance. The Butterhorn is culinary excellence that will does not disappoint ! I will be back and I’m bring others ..

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PrairieDawg
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I thought it would "good" but it was outstanding.!!.. best restaurant meal we have ever had in Bismarck,

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JakeW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend if you are looking for a place to dress up and eat a nice meal. The service was great, the food came out quickly, and the food was great! I would have taken butterhorns home in my pocket had my pockets been larger! Will be going back in the foreseeable future.

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Runner4
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The bruschetta appetizer was ok. The chicken dish that I had was good. I did not care for the Cavatelli pasta that my husband had, but he liked it. Service was slow. We sat in the basement and the atmosphere was ok.

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BrandonD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good, food was good, and the price seemed a bit high for the occasion.

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SueK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the staff welcoming and very nice.

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SherryH
Fargo
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Even though the price was high, it was worth it for a true dining experience. Our waitress was well informed and gave great recommendations. I loved the wine pairing option so that I didn't have to guess what wine went with my food. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had. Would definitely go again for a special occasion and can't wait to try the breakfast buffet.

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BobK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Server was less than par. Other staff very attentive. It was very busy, but other servers seem to have their game on assisting my table

Regardless overall experience was good enough that I will be back.

Burger was delicious!

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AndreaR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed. The food is great, service is wonderful, and it has a charming ambiance.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed it very much! The butterhorns are delicious!!!!!

KB
KateB
Fargo
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always absolutely incredible. An experience in itself!

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Seth
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in Bismarck. I went to high school with the chef, and I hope this place thrives for many years to come.

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vipLorriN
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star all the way from service, ambiance and delicious food! I told my husband he has to bring me here at least once a week! One of the BEST meals I’ve EVER had.....started out with mouth watering WARM butterhorns....had the steak au poivre with charred brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes. Even my cocktail (aperol spritz) was perfect. I give the highest recommendation to anyone looking for a special place to eat! I can’t wait to go back!!

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ShariA
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an Excellent New Years Eve dinner. We are adventurous diners and it didn’t disappoint. Thanks for a great way to make a New Years Eve special!

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Butterhorn is rated 4.8 stars by 291 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.