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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.
New York, NY 10036
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
Hoped for more from Iron Chef Guarnascelli! Food was just quite good, but in NY quite good is not good enough. I was surprised to get a table on short notice, but the restaurant was almost empty when we came. It eventually filled up more, but nothing like a Sunday crowd in NY. I think it's time that the Iron Chef steps from the screen back into her kitchen!
We enjoyed brunch at Butter - I wish we could have come for dinner but there is only so much time in the day. The brunch was excellent - food was fresh and plentiful. The restaurant is lovely. The service was a little slow as far as getting drinks to us, but overall an enjoyable experience.
Menu was good but could be more varied.
Shrimp appetizer lacked texture. Liked the truffle pasta dish. Enjoyed the cauliflower. French fries not truffle-y and crispy enough.
Nice vibe. Appreciate that the chef is on premises. Service is good, although there was a long wait for main course.
Cocktail selection is interesting.
Will be back.
Will be back.
My husbnad and I both ordered the lunch prix fixe menu. The soups (two different) were absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! The house-made rolls and herb butter were sensational! We ordered the Butter Burger on our server's recommondation and were extremely underwhelmed. The burgers were both undercooked for what we ordered, and the burgers were definitely underseasoned. The cheese fondue needed to be sharper to be tasted with the other toppings. Our desserts were fine, but nothing too sensational. I would try this restaurant again, though, based on the soups alone. They were THAT good.
Everyone was very pleasant. My waitress was knowledgeable of the menu and made excellent suggestions.
The food was tasty, I especially enjoyed the shrimp appetizer and ordered the short ribs special which was also very good ( maybe I would do a little less polenta).
Thank you a very nice meal.
The appetizers and wine were lovely. Our main courses (strip steak and porkchop) were sadly not well prepared. I ordered my steak medium and it was rare and almost impossible to cut. I had to send it back. It was better the second time, but the onions were chewy and stringy. My friend had the porkchop which was also underdone and the red peas were not completely cooked either... we were super bummed because this was the highlight meal of our trip to NYC and I love Alex G! Service was good, if a little slow considering how few people were there (Sunday night).
Sunday brunch at Butter was good to very good and would be rated higher if the food on the buffet was kept hot. Food offerings were expertly prepared and tasty. One minor problem was stale bagels and no cream cheese. Our server Visar was very attentive and accommodating.
Not sure Brunch is their forte, dinner menu looks attractive.
First time eating here. The restaurant is below ground, which made it rather cozy. Let the waiters help you with the menu. We got great service.
I suggest the steak for two people. It was worth the price. The appetizers and sides were also tasty too. My friend and I are foodies and we eat out once month. This was a fabulous meal and we already plan to come back.
Beef carpaccio served without any cracker or bread. Very bland.
Veggies with a dip very bland
Tuna tartare also very forgettable.
Roasted chicken for forty dollars over cooked and dry.
Veg entree was undrcoked cauliflower.
Fish dish was good.
Service friendly and attentive.
Food was MUCH better a few months ago.
The food is WAY overpriced. The cheapest thing you can get is a $17 salad, and it is about a half cup of lettuce (if that). The food is extremely weird and there isn't much variety. Only eat here if you want to pay for way overpriced, weird food.
I was disappointed in the taste and portion. We went for lunch and the sea bass was paper thin and over greasy over salted I believe were collard greens. The sushi app tasted like it had olives or something salty throwing off the taste and it was done in two bites. The risotto was good. But after seeing the value and quality was so low we decided not to stay for desert and coffee. Nice ambience but with so many options in NYC, the food has to be better.
The food was excellent, but the introduction was unpleasant. My party of 5 arrived at different times on a Monday for lunch at a very unbusy time (noon). The hostess didn't want to seat us until the last person arrived. They could but wouldn't serve us until that last person arrived. Made for an unpleasant and unnecessary exchange were we felt unwelcome. I spent $400 for lunch when I had many choices in town. Relax on this policy and let your food and service do the talking. Otherwise a great experience.
My son loves watching Chef Alex on Chopped - so last year for his birthday we went to Butter and he loved it. He has spoken of the chicken for the past year! So, when he turned 16, naturally, he wanted to return. We had 7 people along to celebrate. The food was very good - my son had the chicken! Service was good but not great. Overall we had a good time - for the money I would expect a slightly better level of service. Will only return if my son insists!
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