About Butter Midtown
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.
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am-3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
45th street between 5th & 6th avenues
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Butter Midtown Ratings and Reviews
Visitors to the city, our expectations o ...
Visitors to the city, our expectations of dining at a high end restaurant was a disappointment. The ambience was nice but the temperature was uncomfortably warm. The service was slow and seemed altogether disinterested. The food was good but the timing wasn't great. We had both small plates before our bottle of wine was brought to the table.
When we left the restaurant, the hostess didn't thank us for our business. Unfortunately, my wife and I won't consider Butter the next time we travel to NYC from Wisconsin.
Knowing exactly where Butter is located ...
Knowing exactly where Butter is located we still passed the door we walked into a very lively room with a beautiful bar centerpiece. We opted for small plates and two glasses of CA wine. The smoked ricotta stuffed cherry peppers were a tasty starter- just the right amount of heat. Our entree was the gnocchi mac and cheese. It also was a hit.
Love Alex G on Food Network, so when Pri ...
Love Alex G on Food Network, so when Priceline Express deal landed us at hotel on same block, we thought Why Not? Had 5 o'clock reservation and weren't seated until nearly 5:30. Snooty hostess, snooty waiter, food and ambiance were good, but not worth feeling like you were putting people out to wait on you. Save your money and go to Cock and Bull across the street.
Second time here in a week (traveling fo ...
Second time here in a week (traveling for business). The service is not warm at all from start to finish. The hostess was unprofessional and barely spoke to me. No one checked on me during my meal and it took forever to get my check even though they weren't that busy. the stuffed cherry peppers were very underwhelming/ not good value. Roasted & raw salad was good but drenched in dressing this time. Overall the value proposition is lost here. There are many fine dining options in the area that are better.
Everything about Butter was sensational. ...
Everything about Butter was sensational. It , without a doubt, is one of the top restaurants in which I have dined in over fifty years all over the world. Every dish from the appetizer to the entree to the dessert was marvelous. The atmosphere was superb, and the service was flawless. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
The food was delicious and well present ...
The food was delicious and well presented. Our server was super friendly and very helpful throughout the entire night. The gnocchi mac & cheese is on point and a must as well as the brussels sprout salad. we ordered two desserts and we're not as tasty as the food.
I had the duck special and my husband ha ...
I had the duck special and my husband had the New York Strip. It was definitely one of the best meals we've had -- even the toasted dinner rolls that came to the table after we ordered were extra special. I wish that I was a good writer so I could do the meal justice. I am doubtful I will ever have duck that tender and flavorful again. Sad that I live far away and cannot readily anticipate the next occasion to dine at Butter Midtown.
It didn't wow me and the value for what ...
It didn't wow me and the value for what you get was just OK. The food was tasty though. The service didn't seem sincere and both times I've been there the hostess staff was extremely unprofessional. The busboy/man was very good though.
For our anniversary dinners we decided t ...
For our anniversary dinners we decided to always go to a new restaurant and this year we chose Butter. It was a great choice. We loved everything about. Excellent service, beautiful devote and ambiance and delicious food. I am sure we shall return again.
My wife and I were very disappointed. A ...
My wife and I were very disappointed. As we were heading to a show we elected to make a small meal out of appetizers with the idea that we would eat again after the show. We ordered one martini to share plus 3 appetizers, the baked oysters, the poached shrimp and the veal bacon. Now I realize that these were billed as appetizers or tapas plates but cmon. Take away the drink and the appetizers were still about $65 for the three. And were they ever small....not much to eat at all. My wife thought the oysters were about the smallest she had ever seen. The shrimp----there were exactly 4 small shrimp on the plate. So ok..the veal bacon was different and quite good. But thats about all I can say positive about this experience. I would not return.
Went with my 16 year old daughter spur o ...
Went with my 16 year old daughter spur of the moment. We were seriously under dressed, from a convention and my daughter being in costume. Nevertheless, we were well treated by the staff, not in a corner. The service was great, wine list impressive, and food fabulous. I wish we had had time for dessert. I hope to return.
Chose this restaurant for location in pr ...
Chose this restaurant for location in proximity to client I was taking to lunch.
Was pleasantly surprised with food and service. Waiter was respectful of our pre meal discussion. I felt proud to have chosen the spot as the whole experience could not have been any better. Smooth like butter!
Was really looking forward to trying But ...
Was really looking forward to trying Butter. Overall was a little hit and miss. "Salt-baked" oysters were just OK - however the tomahawk dry-aged steak for 2 was AWESOME! Passed on dessert, but wine, service and sides were all great. Overall, definitely worth a visit.
The food was delicious. The menu changes ...
The food was delicious. The menu changes seasonally, so it is hard to recommend specific dishes, although I will say the veal bacon alone is worth going now. The one negative was the coffee. It was absolutely dreadful. So, go for a great meal: appetizers, main course, and even dessert, but skip the coffee.
At 7 on a Saturday, 2 special items were ...
At 7 on a Saturday, 2 special items were not available. and the half-bottle we ordered for appetizers was also not there. By the time the wine issue was settled, the second course arrived before we even started the first.
Then the bill listed an erroneous charge of $65 for the first wine that we never got.
Bad management all around
It took my niece and I three years to ge ...
It took my niece and I three years to get to eat at Butter. We had planned on it after her High School Graduation and after birthdays and such. Somehow other things always got in the way. So we both were so happy we could finally make it. And we were NOT disappointed. Loved everything we ordered. Was surprised at the generous portions of the appetizers. We will be back for sure. Hopefully it won't take us another 3 years.
While the food at butter is usually deli ...
While the food at butter is usually delicious, the service is frequently disappointing. The wait staff generally seems uninformed or confused. I've been here several times and have had servers come back to retake orders, bring the wrong order, give me incorrect information about menu items, leave off sides, etc.
I was very disappointed at the service s ...
I was very disappointed at the service speed and attentiveness to the customer. Food was good, but service makes this place a single visit. Go to a Boulud restaurant instead. Same price (except for Daniel), but experience is a different level altogether.
We visited Butter while in NY for vacati ...
We visited Butter while in NY for vacation. It was a good choice. Our server (who looked like she could have been Chef Alex's daughter) was very attentive and answered all of our questions expertly. The food arrived
From the hostess who accommodated a last ...
From the hostess who accommodated a last minute reservation switch to the waitress who brought me a picture of Chef Alex to bring home to my daughter, the staff at Butter could not have been more enjoyable. The food was as amazing as I was hoping, starting with the flakiest bread and creamiest compound butter I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. My wine and dessert were the perfect way to cap what was an extremely hectic day at work. Thank you to the Butter team for helping to make my NYC trip more enjoyable!
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