Butter Midtown

4.4
3563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We went during restaurant week and got a great deal for delicious food and drinks! I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting and looking for a great upscale restaurant.

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e
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was great idk

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T
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience. Had to try it because of the name & fame. Will go back because the food was great. Service was great.

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KR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, modern upscale rustic atmosphere, staff and service was excellent, as was the food! For an appetizer I recommend sharing the Di Palo’s Burrata, dinner the Boneless Short rib was savory, which I added sides of the rosemary sea salt potatoes and grilled broccoli. My friends each thoroughly enjoyed the roasted brussels sprout salads, and gnocchi Mac& cheese. Will definitely dine here again.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Classic food, done right. Great atmosphere, and great value.

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SG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The strip steak was divine and best I ever had. The pork chop my husband got was also delicious. The raspberry profiteroles were also delicious! Definitely recommend.

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S
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Bar and grill atmosphere with unnecessarily loud sound system that effectively drowns out conversation. Good food and service with tables large and adequately spaced. If they would just turn down the volume...

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DG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinner before going to a Broadway show. Food was excellent and the staff was friendly. The white cloud cauliflower is delish as were the delicata squash rings. My husband had steak which was also quite tasty. We will definitely go back.

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S
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We loved the small plates more than the large plates. If you are paying almost $50 for a large plate you want it to knock your socks off. The pork chop was good, but slightly over. The veal bacon, Mac and cheese, and octopus were worth going back for! Also the cocktails were fantastic. Go with a lot of time because the food does not come out quickly.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was attentive. Would recommend to a friend!

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OT
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Business dinner for 6 global travelers. Everything was perfect from the service to the food. Fantastic experience.

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LG
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

The bread and butter, and the raw and roasted brussel sprout salad were delicious . The broccoli in the grilled broccoli and aged balsamic was over cooked/mushy. The tobacco double cut pork chop was extremely tough. The pan seared branzino on its own was very good but I wasn’t a fan of the lemon vinaigrette. The room was cold and I noticed I was not the only one with my jacket over my shoulders.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent if a little overpriced. The waitstaff was very attentive and prompt. I could hear my boyfriend speak from across the table without having to strain. Altogether a fabulous experience! I would consider coming here again for a very special occasion but the prices are rather limiting for even once a year visits.

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KB
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and a great wait staff!

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j
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very happy with our choice. Comfortable, very nice feel to the space, excellent food and quiet enough to have a conversation without shouting!

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NG
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten at Butter several times, lunches and dinners. The food is excellent, the service is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. I highly recommend it. I will say the portions are a bit small - I had the tiniest piece of key lime pie I have ever seen in my life with lunch yesterday. But otherwise, a real winner.

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e
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had such an amazing time. Food was delicious and service was super quick. We had plenty of time to eat and make it to our play after.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I made an 8:00 reservation and they told me the kitchens closing so if you want food order now ... why would u take a reservation at 8:00 if the kitchens closed and not tell me ahead of time ? It was my wife’s bday really killed the evening not to mention they where out of the tomahawk steak for two that I was really looking forward to on the Extremely limited menu . Waiter was nice about it and the food was tasty.

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S
11 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The chief needs to punch up the menu a bit. Not creative. Appitzers and salads were only ok. The short ribs did not dissapoint.

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DA
19 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Has dinner after theatre was very impressed witb the quality and taste.

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KP
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food at Butter is phenomenal. The rolls alone are worth the visit. Overall, pricey, but this is NYC.

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SF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious approachable take on classic dishes!!

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AN
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We ordered fries and calamari Both came out cold. Not room temperature but cold.

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J
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Chef Guarnaschelli is a hero of ours, we enjoyed Butter in its previous location.

Tonight’s meal was very overpriced, the service was average, apps were solid, entrees were very disappointing and the sides were literally cold.

Aside from the great bread and butter, good cocktails, fantastic tartare and burrata, everything was clumsily seasoned and poorly cooked.


Weird meal for two $300!

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NT
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Butter before seeing the Cher Show and it was amazing. The staff was so friendly and attentive and the food was outstanding

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SO
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Went for a pre Theatre meal. So we weren’t in a hurry, which is just as well, as service was so so. Hostesses has the attitude that they wanted to be somewhere else. Literally no enthusiasm when I came to the desk. Then I waited at the bar for my friends, 7 mins before I got someone’s attention for a drink. Place is cold, not sure if the AC was on or a fan blowing, it was really draughty. Ordered a second drink a5 the table and again I had to remind the waitress to bring it. Bar crew were definitely not in sync. All in all it was just ok.

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had everything from soup to beignets. Tasty appetizers and burgers - great service, and a nice atmosphere.

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LH
12 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre theater dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The waiter immediately informed us that the kitchen is closing at 8:00 and our reservation was at 8:00, very uncomfortable after he told us that. On a happier note the young waitress that helped us towards the end of our meal was wonderful. Food was fantastic as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and staff. Waitress was very knowledgeable and table was spotless after every course.

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s
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, went with friends for price fixe brunch. Nice assortment, good value for the money,interesting cocktails. I am a bread person, and would have like some rolls or croissants. Would like to return and try dinner there.

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RI
14 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

At the price of the Sunday buffet, eggs to order should be offered
Also more beard choices

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RS
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve wanted to try Butter for as long as we’ve been a fan of Chef Alex Guarneshelli on Food Network. It did not disappoint! The food, the decor, the service were all wonderful.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My second time there. Loved it as did my guests. Treated my granddaughters as a Christmas present.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place, loved the ambiance, great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Underwhelming, the sides were cold and had to be sent back. Vegetarian options were lacking(only entree was cauliflower for someone who doesn’t like cauliflower). Entrees were uninventive. Chicken was fine, branzino was fine, salmon was fine. Would not recommend or go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! My wife and I were looking for something special on our date weekend to NYC and this place delivered! Excellent food, staff, ambiance, everything!

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AR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Butter was a bucket list place for me but I was a little underwhelmed. The ambiance is great. The service was top notch but I am not sure it was worth the price of the food. The complmentary bread didn't seem fresh, My squash soup however, was the best I have ever had. The burger, which is their specialty was not as wonderful as I hoped. The dessert was Key Lime pie and it was good. I just don't think our meal for three was worth $200.

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JL
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Butter for a pre-theater dinner. We told our servers and they did their best to serve us quickly, and so we had plenty of time to get to the theater. They were attentive and very nice.  Our food was excellent; I had the Salmon and my wife had the short ribs, both were delicious.  Butter exceeded our expectations! We were disappointed that Chef Guarnaschelli was not there that night, we are big fans!  We'll definitely visit again, and maybe meet her the next time!

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