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
Food is good and Restaurent is attractiv ...
Food is good and Restaurent is attractive and spacious. However, I would Never go back given the horrible if not invisible service. And, the disinterested and unconcerned attitude of the maitre de and waiter was insulting.
Fabulous food that starts with wonderful ...
Fabulous food that starts with wonderful bread and homemade "butter" of course. Two people can easily share appetizers and not even order an entree, or easily share that too. The gnocchi mac & cheese was the star!
The hostess was friendly and accomodatti ...
The hostess was friendly and accomodatting. The server was polite. The reason for the low scores is due to it taking 45 minutes for 1 bowl of overcooked pasta. The sauce was delicious, the pasta itself gummy. I didn't complain as I just wanted to leave. The new server didn't seem concerned. I would go back hoping this was an anomaly. Very disappointed
Very busy night when we were there but s ...
Very busy night when we were there but service was very slow and poor. Took over 30 minutes to order wine and almost an hour to get the wine and finally order dinner. Mushroom apatizer was very good. rest of the meals were just okay. Atmosphere was great but service was not worth the price.
The restaurants was scorching HOT. The ...
The restaurants was scorching HOT. The bus boys kept going to take our plates when we weren't finished (many times). Portions too small for cost. Decor is beautiful. Seating was comfortable. Seems that the staff was overly concerned with their "Big Events" going on upstairs and not with the small tables that paid a nice penny for fine dining.
We are huge fans of Chef Alex so while v ...
We are huge fans of Chef Alex so while visiting NYC for the first time, we had to go to Butter. We went for dinner on a Monday and were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. We sat for almost 5 minutes before being greeted. Our waiter was attentive after that but was all business. In fact, we didn't even realize he was our waiter for a while because he never "formally" introduced himself. He was not personal with anything and barely spoke to us. Maybe that's a New York thing? Haha. However, our food was outstanding. We ordered the Mac n Cheese Gnocchi for an app and it was heaven. I ordered the Tobacco Smoked Pork Chop and my husband got the NY strip. Both were amazing and cooked perfectly. We also ordered the red potatoes and broccoli for sides. At $10 each we expected them to be bigger and more "family style" but both were tiny. At that point we were too stuffed for dessert unfortunately! Our meal was on the pricier side but we left feeling satisfied and would definitely go back.
Some of the items were better than other ...
Some of the items were better than others, but overall I thought that it was not necessarily good enough to justify the price. I found the server to be not particularly attentive or outstanding as well.
Some of the best things- the apple dessert, the oysters, the gnocchi with cheese and the flavor on the new york strip steak
Not so great- the quality of hte NY strip steak (Very fat/a little tough), the pear dessert (Was almost inedible) the spinach/bacon dip-not remarkable
Overall I would probably skip next time because although the food was good it was not good enough.
Butter is one of my favourite places to ...
Butter is one of my favourite places to eat in New York. I always thought that restaurants run by celebrity chefs were overrated. I was wrong. It's excellent.
The appetizer pastas were phenomenal and our mains (steak and chicken) were cooked perfectly. The wine list is extensive and not too expensive.
Everything from when we were seated to w ...
Everything from when we were seated to when we left was a great experience. I made reservations to take my boyfriend there for his birthday and we really enjoyed the service. The food was amazing and they had very nice portions. The waiters were very friendly and welcoming. The ambience was also romantic. It's a great place to have dinner parties and well as a romantic evening with your partner. The only thing I noticed was that they had a coat check but didn't ask to check ours in. I don't know if that was for parties, couples or whatever. But I will definitely be going back.
What a disappointment. We went for Sunda ...
What a disappointment. We went for Sunday brunch and had high expectations because we had dined there for dinner and read the reviews for brunch. We were met by the most unfriendly disinterested waiter. We sat down and were served cold coffee. We asked for hot coffee , which was brought to us without empty cups- we waited for the cups while our now hot coffee got colder. The eggs were cold! We asked for salt and pepper twice- it took at least 10 minutes.
Brunch was a buffet. They did not replace the utensils for second helpings or clear the plates. The restaurant was not crowded so there was absolutely no excuse for this.
Truly a bad dining experience. Would never recommend this restaurant!
My husband I enjoyed our meals very much ...
My husband I enjoyed our meals very much. I had the chicken which is not my usual choice at a restaurant but the waiter convinced me it was worthwhile. Thankfully, he was correct. My husband had the pork chop dinner and loved it. The desserts were good as well. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, located below street level. The place was lively but not so loud that you have to shout to speak. We had a great time and will definitely return to Butter.
Very interesting menu with some unusual ...
Very interesting menu with some unusual but very tasty food combinations. Butternut smoked soup with popcorns is very good. Also had the skirt steak without chimichurri that was perfectly cooked. A bit odd that as a main course comes without any side dish at all. Would definitely go back to try other dishes
Had my boss from California come to NYC ...
Had my boss from California come to NYC for an event we did and he wanted to go to Butter...
Last day before he headed back with his family we went there; I had made reservations for 7pm and needed to change to a later time, worried of getting the $35 no show charge turns out that phone not working. Had my Concierge from the hotel send an email. finally we showed up..... the food honestly is NOT all that for $$ and drinks neither. Sorry but not in our repeat list for all our events we do in NYC.
Had previously been to original downtown ...
Had previously been to original downtown Butter location and had always been amazed at the food and vibe. New place is bigger and just doesn't quite capture the same cozy ambiance. Looks like a traditional steak house; lots of dark wood, large banquets.
Food was okay. Good burger but no pickle, fries, or any adornment other than lettuce and tomato. Fries were extra and they were good, not great. Neither worth the price.
We were anticipating the spinach bacon app and it wasn't very good. There are lots of choices in midtown and I don't think we will be going back.
Service was terrible. Food had great fla ...
Service was terrible. Food had great flavor but it was served lukewarm to cool, and some was actually cold (broccoli). Had high expectations but too many other options in NYC to gamble when spending this much on a meal.
I was so looking forward to this meal - ...
I was so looking forward to this meal - I love Alex, but sadly the food was not up to par - thank got the chefs weren't battling in Chopped - they would have been Chopped. Also - the service was just BIZARRE. The only word I can use to describe it. I won't be going back.
Went for lunch on a weekday. Food is awe ...
Went for lunch on a weekday. Food is awesome: butternut squash soup was balanced, with intense real flavor, and the popcorn garnish is hilarious. Nice contrast. Skate was sweet and perfectly cooked, mustard greens were a great counterpoint. Lemon panna cotta was silky and lemony. Everything was lively and fresh. Staff were friendly but unobtrusive. Only issue is that it's really noisy until about 1:45. New Yorkers are loud and like loud restaurants, so that's not going to change. This was my third time, and I can't wait to go again.
While the decor, layout and food were ve ...
While the decor, layout and food were very good sadly the service was very slow. It wasn't our waitress, the bar and kitchen were either under staffed, overwhelmed or both. It took over 20 mins to get our drink order filled and at the end we had a spontaneous engagement celebration so I ordered a $165 bottle of champagne and it was as if... okay, we'll get to it. Sad.
Service was good, ambiance was very nice ...
Service was good, ambiance was very nice...but food was a complete disappointment. My salmon was dry and over cooked. My wife's chicken was bland. So disappointing as was looking forward to this anniversary dinner and came all the way from Denver.
Very pleased with our meal and the servi ...
Very pleased with our meal and the service. Interesting food and our server was very personable. Our 12-year-old daughter was with us and he was so sweet to get a photo of Chef Alex for her since she is a fan and Food Network viewer. He also knew about the wine we ordered and what was in the dishes.
We started our evening with some delicio ...
We started our evening with some delicious cocktails at the bar. The bartenders were friendly and the drinks were tasty. Then we moved to our booth for dinner. The food was outstanding. My wife had the brussel spout salad and the gnocchi mac and cheese, both of which were delicious, and I had the NY Strip, which prepared at a perfect medium rare was one of the best I've ever had. The side of fries was also perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Finally, our raspberry beignets were a great way to finish the meal. We will definitely be back.
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