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Butter Midtown

4.5
4.5
5076 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
BUTTER is located in Midtown Manhattan. Executive Chef, Alex Guarnaschelli offers traditional American fare highlighted and enhanced by subtle global influences with the grace notes of seasonality.

Please note that in accordance with the guidance provided by the City of New York, BUTTER will require proof of Vaccination for Covid-19 as well as a form of Identification for every guests who enters and stays on the premises.

BUTTER accommodates PRIVATE EVENTS for groups of 20 to 250. For more information please visit our website listed below.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 719-1364

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alexandra Guarnaschelli

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Dining Inquiries please email Tim at: tgonyon@butterrestaurant.com

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    45th street between 5th & 6th avenues

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,076 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    A really disappointing experience for a restaurant by an Iron Chef. We were looking forward to a dining experience but it wasn’t that. Our server never told us his name and was inattentive and unavailable. Food was adequate but not anything memorable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best time ever at my favorite restaurant in New York :)
  3. L

    Lovetodineout

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful. The food and service amazing. The only reason for 4 stars was because it was so uncomfortably warm. Ugh!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Butter is a favorite for my husband and I! We are big fans of Alex Guarnaschelli and the food at Butter is always incredible. We shared the strip steak and branzino and both were cooked perfectly. The crispy skin on the branzino was amazing. Of course to finish things off, we shared the raspberry beignets which did not disappoint!
  5. DL

    DonL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    could be a broader selections in the menu but everything was excellent.
  6. PS

    PamS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Charge for the infamous rolls and butter now. A bit disappointing. No oysters now, it was just not how I remembered it.
  7. NW

    NancyW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Out of this world food. From the main courses to the sides -- Cavatappi pasta and smashed potatoes. Who knew potatoes could be so so delicious!! Excellent, friendly, attentive and competent service. I will be going back when I am in town again. Kudos to Alex and her team!
  8. p

    padukes

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    food/service was excellent, air conditioning may not have been working so well, was close to uncomfortably warm having dinner
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The air conditioning was broken and we would have liked a heads up about that. Everything else was great.
  10. KD

    KrisD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were amazing. It was probably one of the top meals I ever had. The wait staff were friendly and attentive. It exceeded my expectations.
  11. JD

    JD333

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was incredible. I love that Butter has delicious options for vegetarians. The cauliflower was so good! I’ll be dreaming about the gnocchi mac and cheese until my next trip to New York. I would definitely plan for spending 2 hours here for dining. We had a 5:15 reservation and were out in just about 2 hours in plenty of time for our 8 PM show.
  12. BC

    BrendanC

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Our waitress was emotionally void and made the overall experience sub par. It was our daughters 13th bday celebration and she didn’t even acknowledge it after we told her what we were celebrating. Food was ok but the great look/feel of the place was killed by the staff.
  13. P

    Panmecek

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails, and service were fantastic. The gnocchi mac n cheese are little pillows of deliciousness.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff and amazing food.
  15. RR

    RhysRyan

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was everything we hoped for when we booked the reservation. The place is very nicely decorated and the staff delightful. We started with a drink at the bar and then sat down, meeting our lovely server Janet. Everything was just perfection and the meal was over the top. I was going to get the chicken but she recommended the pork chop. I'm so glad she did, it was the best pork chop I ever ate and it was the sauce that really did it. Oh, and the homemade bread and butter, damn good. I cannot say enough good and can't wait to go back next time I'm in town!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex and her team never disappoint! We were there to celebrate our 27th anniversary (one of several that we have celebrated at Butter) and as usual everything was delicious!
  17. M

    Meryle

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an intimate occasion and the atmosphere was lovely to celebrate 16 years of marriage
  18. CV

    ChrisV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was a great experience at Butter! The food and ambiance was great, and our server was fantastic, she even gave us a free champagne toast after our meal to help celebrate our anniversary!
  19. G

    Geno

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Really enjoyed the whole experience!
  20. m

    mjmack

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful. Service was amazing. The decor is a little dated.
  21. j

    joang

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was perfect. Raspberry beignets were the highlight though. Our server was wonderful.
  22. S

    Scooter

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful, subdued midtown environment complemented by delicious food and attentive service. Considering Alex G's celebrity status, the menu was not overpriced for NYC theater district. Very enjoyable.
  23. FT

    FrankT

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, drinks and service.
  24. L

    Loveacat

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Butter delivered an outstanding dining experience with an excellent menu and wine list.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service, and a beautiful restaurant. Jazmine was an amazing server! You can’t go wrong with ordering ANYTHING here! 1000/10
  26. m

    mattg

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great valued and incredible tasting meal with great wine selection.
  27. PC

    PhilC

    San Francisco

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and menu
  28. KM

    KathyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am not exaggerating that our meal was one of the best ever. From the delicious Parker House rolls to the Raspberry Beignets… I am so sorry I cannot remember our server’s name, he was excellent. The restaurant has a great vibe and greater music. Thank you Alex, Butter and staff Kathy McGowan
  29. GG

    GmGorilla

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoy watching Alex on tv and following her Instagram, so this was a treat! Let’s start from the top…. The Calamansi cocktail was refreshing and delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed the watermelon ice cubes. My friend got this as a mocktail and was equally impressed. The Parker rolls and 2 butters were great. For appetizers: Prosciutto di Parma with melon and caper berries was solid Gnocchi Mac and cheese. The gnocchi was the best I have ever had, like little clouds but there were too many breadcrumbs on top which made it hard to enjoy the simplicity of this really wonderful dish. For mains I had the chicken - it was alright. Not as wonderful as I thought it should be…but it’s chicken and it was cooked perfectly My friend had the branzino which she said was very good. For sides we had the broccolini -also very good Smashed potatoes - addicting even without the blue cheese Lastly the lemon roll cake….just get this and eat it! So light and refreshing after a heavy meal. Service was great - our waiter was very conscientious about making small talk despite how very busy he was. Overall the staff was super attentive and showed you that they cared about this restaurant and this food. It was nice. While I can’t rate this as outstanding - it was still all I wanted it to be. I do highly recommend
  30. J

    Jonathan

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We had pre-theater with a 7pm curtain and while our children were late, we ordered by 5:45. Appetizers came in 15 minutes. Our entrees came at 6:40. We asked for the check with the entrees. Had to ask 3x. Had to carry the check to the server to pay. No time for dessert and coffee. Food was great but not a pre-theater restaurant.
  31. M

    Mark

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The flavours of our dinners were great but the food was pretty salty. The service was well done.
  32. ET

    EricT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time to Butter. The first time was before the pandemic. We are so glad that Butter was still here when we came back to NYC! We love ICAG and the food was just as amazing as we remembered! Make sure you save room for the raspberry beignets! Our lobster risotto was also cooked to perfection and melted in our mouths!
  33. HL

    HeatherL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious food I had all week in NYC! Food was perfect, service was great, seated timely with reservation!
  34. N

    Nummers

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon was perfection. The mac n cheese gnocchi transported me back to Italy in a single bite.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Everyone loves Alex G. The rolls were good. The mac and cheese was delicious. Son enjoyed his lobster risotto. My Branzino was good. Wife’s pork chop was pink throughout not just in the middle. Sent it back. She enjoyed the Branzino. No dessert we just wanted to leave. Server and manager took good care of us. We would not go back.
  36. H

    Hamada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a great time. Went there to celebrate the date. The chicken butter was so succulent and the chicken was very tender. It was a bit loud so we couldn’t hear each other very well. The servers accommodated our request to change and the wine was just so refreshing and smooth. Really nice experience, will definitely come back!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was spectacular as always. Franco the bartender deserves a raise.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was outstanding, food was great!
  39. RW

    RobynW

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex’s restaurant definitely exceeded our expectations!! Everything was exceptional. It was our favorite dining experience from our trip. There’s a reason why she’s an IRON CHEF!
  40. TO

    TryingOutAlltheBest

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The experience was just okay. Service was wonderful, attentive, and kind, but the food was just okay. Smashed potatoes were probably the best part is the meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Butter Midtown using the Order Online button. Butter Midtown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 719-1364.

Butter Midtown is rated 4.5 stars by 5076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Butter Midtown

70 West 45th, New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    45th street between 5th & 6th avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alexandra Guarnaschelli

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 719-1364

  • Private party facilities

    For Private Dining Inquiries please email Tim at: tgonyon@butterrestaurant.com

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