Butterhorn

4.7
381 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
From-scratch cuisine using Midwestern ingredients with French and Italian techniques. Craft cocktails and great wine selections
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GFH1
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, high quality food. The basement level is very nice and romantic. Shoot to seat there if you are a couple. Overall, a great experience.

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JEFFW
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a birthday dinner with family from out-of-town.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!

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JoyceH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fine dining for a special evening out. Loved food and special beverages.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 47th anniversary. Jill was our server and refer to us as the bride and groom💖 My husband had the brand new pork chop. He said it was amazing and I had the filet, which was so tender. We were surprised with a free dessert. We had the Chiffon Cake Roll. It melted in your mouth just like the Butterhorns. This is my favorite fine dining restaurant in Bismarck!

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Smith
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining and exceptional service that is rooted in ND basics with an elegant twist. Brunch is a no-brainer with great prices and food. Dinner is also fantastic but prices match the quality which are both higher than average.

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Took us a long time to be seated and also took a long time forbour food to be served. But it was worth the wait. Food is fantastic. I loved also the caramel rolls. Highly recommended. Don't forget to make a reservation. 🙂

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DylanT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and great food we will continue to visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal

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CharlieH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was great for my family with teens to enjoy during the evening summer heat!

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I'm supportive of what Butterhorn is trying to do and if I had not been so dang hungry after a day on the road and not eating anything I would have opted for something that was a bit more innovative than tater tots over short ribs. But alas, it was meat and potatoes, which filled the bill. Also, they're very proud of the fact they make their own tonic water and recommended we try it with our Bombay and tonics. Not a good idea for gin lovers -- the tonic overpowers the gin and isn't carbonated enough to give the drink that effervescence that is crucial to a good G&T. If I'm ever in Bismarck again, I'll give Butterhorn another try. The people are very friendly and they're nobly trying to fill a need for an independent, upscale eatery in a market that is a sea of chain restaurants.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to dine. Never been disappointed. Delicious food, excellent service and friendly staff.

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CrystalK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Butterhorn was fantastic; great food, amazing staff and a comfy booth. Three people ordered three different items and we all loved the food. The carnivore Quiche was so good! Cannot wait to return!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best restaurant in North Dakota. I can’t think of a better one.

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KarlaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was fabulous. Our server told us she was new, but she did a great job! She answers our questions and was very accommodating!
We will be back soon!!
Thank you!

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LoriF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Butterhorn while on vacation we absolutely loved it. The food is wonderful and the staff is very friendly. They have an outstanding wine list and the cocktails are good too. We had such a good time we stayed on extra day and had dinner there again. Would tell anybody wanting an upscale fun place to eat to go to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our families celebrated a groom’s dinner here and loved every part. The food was delicious and the service was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommend this place for a special occasion. Thank you Butterhorn!

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vipMBDW
Salt Lake City
34 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was terrific. Great ambiance. Rolls yummy, fun cocktails, good menu.

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Ashes
Boise
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Great environment for family dinners. Pricey. But pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband leaving on a week long fishing trip and wanted to have a nice dinner together, before he left.

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food with outstanding service. Highly recommend

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JerryW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The overall experience was just ok. Service was slow, the Filet my wife ordered was not done to what she ordered. Took for ever for the server to check on us. Eventually the hostess took care of the issue. Noise level was very high hard to talk. On postive side the food was delicious.

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The place is bice in the inside but the way it was decorated was like they tried to do a lot of different things. The service was exceptional. The butterhorns are great but the meals were not to the same level. The pasta and sheep kabobs we ordered were good but not outstanding. The drinks cicktail my wife ordered was good but tuny for what it cost. If it was about 2/3 the price, i would not recommend it to other people based on the other options located in bismarck at the buttterhorns current price point.

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KenJ
Fargo
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu seems a bit limited compared to previous visits, but understandable in light of the current situation. Both mains were prepared perfectly. Cookie and milk was an excellent dessert!

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ShanthaH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience, the server was very nice.

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CrysT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My only complaint was I had reserved through Open Table a high top (I wanted is to ge by the windows) and ended up with a table in the middle of the restaurant. (The last option I would have chosen.)

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our food and the staff were great

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was our first time at Butterhorn. The Greek &Honey Spinach Salad was very spicy. I should have asked for the dressing on the side. Meatballs were good. Butter horn rolls were excellent. Borscht was very good. We waited over 30 minutes for our dessert order. Due to the delay, the dessert and rolls were on the house. We ate the gelato from the dessert and took the rest home with us. Dessert was fair. Overall, a fair experience.

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vipshauns
Louisville
68 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were travelling through the Bismarck area and decided to visit this restaurant- a very wise choice on our part. The team at Butterhorns are excellent- superb food - superior service - the Croissants are incredible.

Bravo!!!

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family from Florida in town and we all really enjoyed our night out. The food was amazing and our server was very prompt! Will definitely be back again.

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jerman
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and location. Menu changes seasonally so its not the same old thing.

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KaytlinS
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, Rusty! Food and drinks were all fantastic.

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Schatz
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty, our waiter was so helpful and patient, and fun. The best and pumpernickel salad is outstanding. Hubby's shrimp cocktail was excellent. Both meals were delicious. We're going back again!

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JaneR
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the creole chicken roulade. The chicken and beans were fantastic. Flavors were good but felt the creole spices fell a little short. Rice was well cooked but bland. Would suggest more beans and less rice to increase the overall spice level.

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Gary
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Drinks were great, steak was great
Beef stroganoff was bland. The beef was a little over done. Good portions.
Wedge salad and house salad were very good.
Waitress was very good she had to explain what the dishes were and what the sides were. There is not a lot of selections on the menu.

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience! The food was outstanding, our waiter really paid special attention to our needs and went the extra mile. We will definitley be back!

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RobM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, always great here at Butterhorn. Service from Janey excellent as well! Highly recommended

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Ally
Fargo
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I chose this place to celebrate our 3rd anniversary. From the minute we were greeted at the door, our experience was nothing short of excellent. We were even treated to a complimentary dessert for the occasion! We will definitely be coming again.

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Abigail
Fargo
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a slice of Heaven in Bismarck, ND!

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vipDebbie
Minneapolis
185 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I always enjoy going to Butterhorn when I'm in Bismarck. The combination of a smooth pinot noir with butterhorns, the beet and pumpernickel salad and the small plate of meatballs was a perfect antidote to the long drought of restaurant dining that was the last year. The meatballs had a buttery rich sauce that was just excellent and the portions can easily be a meal or split as an appetizer for three people. That beet salad is the best!

FAQs

Butterhorn is rated 4.7 stars by 381 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.