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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-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 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, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Butter Midtown Ratings and Reviews
It was my wife's Birthday and she want to go to this restaurant for a special dinner. I drove from Newport RI to the city and had a tribal time. We ordered the 120.00 steak and it took 50 minutes to cook? When it came to the table it was already cut ? Why would they cut the steak and allow to juices to flow or did they cut it to make it cook faster? I have had better service at a Wendy's. The server ( alex? tall man) seemed to spend the entire evening at the table next to ours rather then waiting on others? Several time I tried to get his attention and he would just walk by.
Again this was my wife's 50 birthday and she wanted a memorable time, I guess you can say we had one
Plus no salt on the table and when we asked the server for salt he looked at us as if we were craze -
There is duct work hanging from the ceiling that has not been cleaned or dusted for sometime - YUK
I don't believe we will be going back
While the food was excellent, the portions were very small. Furthermore, who serves a hamburger without fries? While the burger was delicious, serving it on a plate without accompaniment made it look rather pathetic. Also, for $36 the burger should have come with something.
The food was good the waitress Bennett was very nice but we couldn't understand why we had to order the entire meal at the beginning? The restaurant wasn't that full. Normally we like to take out time with an appetizer or two and a cocktail before deciding on our dinner order. Apparently this is verboten in Butter
A group of girl friends and I went to BUTTER on a Friday night and while the food was pretty solid, the service wasn't the greatest. We were told we had to order our entrees when we ordered our appetizers (totally fine), but we ended up waiting 45 minutes in between courses, and than another 25 mins for the waitress to swipe our cards.
Drinks- I can't comment on everyone's, but I had the Holy basil and boy was it delicious. Super light and refreshing. Perfect summer cocktail.
Food wise- we had 4 appetizers: gnocchi mac & cheese, burrata, veal bacon, &a beef carpaccio. All four were incredible but the carpaccio was bar none my favorite.
Main course I had the cavappi. This was a macaroni dish with a lamb Ragu. The pasta was delicious however it was spicy to the point that half way through eating it I couldn't taste more than the spice. Some of my friends commented the same for their spaghetti with wild mushrooms, and the others that had steak and the Sea Bass said they were incredible!
Overall definitely a fun dining experience, but just know you will be sitting down for a several hour dinner.
My boyfriend and I came to Butter while visiting the city this week and we loved it! The environment/music were very warm and welcoming; it was just beautiful. We both ordered the NY Strip steak with chive butter, wild spinach and a side of the garlic herb French fries and they were to die for! The steak was so tender and flavorful, and a large portion as well! We barely finished them! However, our server was not attentative and seemed very arrogant. I was a server, so this rubbed me the wrong way and my boyfriend was not happy with him either. I did see servers who were bubbly and friendly, so it was probably just our server that had the issue! Overall, we had a wonderful experience and we will have to make another stop when we come to the city!
Do not go here hungry. Portion sizes are incredibly small, and prices are very high. Our small plate salad, while very tasty, would not have filled a typical cereal bowl. It was $18. A small plate of veal bacon was $15, and only had 5 bites. The small plate hummus had around 6 pieces of pita bread the size of quarters. We spent over $50 and left hungry. Also, very dark and very noisy.
The first thing that hit me when I first walked in was the NOISE!!! I'm usually not adverse to noise but this was over the top. It took a long time for the waiter to even notice we were there and then 20 minutes to bring out drinks over . The food on the other hand was delicious. Tuna tartare was great and the lobster salad although small was great-the rolls were awesome ! The noise was really off putting and i don't know how you fix that.
I ordered a kale salad. The salad came with no kale and had some food that wasn't listed (with gluten, and I'm celiac), while missing the food that was listed. The salad was very small too although priced as an entree. I mentioned this to the waiter and he failed to offer me a replacement.
We had a beautiful unrushed family dinner. Terrific service, delicious food. A bit noisy in the dining room, even on a Monday, but we stayed long enough for the room to mellow down. Music sometimes raucous,sometimes perfect. Took advantage of the Monday burger special with half priced bottles of wine. Quite pricey wine list. As often really happens, the quality of the meal is measured by the love around the table with whom the repast is shared; Butter staff allowed our family to enjoy a joyful night together.
Overall, the food was mostly outstanding - especially the octopus, the spaghetti with mushrooms, and the raspberry beignets. The kale salad would have been outstanding had it had a little less dressing. The tuna tartare was mediocre at best and was very expensive all things considered.
We had a great waiter who was incredibly personable and helpful. Our bus boy was also very attentive, making sure that we were never without empty water and would help us make space/remove empty plates very quickly. We were also there when it was fairly empty (>25 guests).
Will be back for more spaghetti, octopus and beignets
Went on a birthday date with someone who is as big an Alex Guarnichelli as I am . Restaurant was a little louder than anticipated, but not horribly so. Dining room was beautiful and comfortable, and food was to die for. Staff was absolutely fantastic. Can't wait to go back!
I have wanted to go to Butter since I knew it was Alex Guarnaschelli's restaurant. I am a big fan girl. I love watching her on the Food Network. The place did not disappoint. The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was awesome. I would totally go back for a special occasion.
The prix fixe menu was an excellent value at $35, for a business meal. There was a vegan option as well as a regular option for seafood or beef. The food was very tasty and the right size - not skimpy and not too much for comfort. The grilled salmon was very tasty and the service just right - waiters available during the busy lunch period and not over bearing. My favorite thing about Butter is the ambience - moderate lighting in a downstairs environment and comfortable banquettes that allow for some privacy.
The whole atmosphere of the restaurant is classy and the ambience was elegant yet subtle hints of nature was evident in the beautiful photographs hung on wood-paneled walls. Service is great, the staff was very interactive and friendly - which is always a 'yes!' to diners. The food experience, however, was a little bit of a let down, although I'd have to say the appetizers were way better than I expected. We ordered the Truffle Gnocchi and Mushroom Spaghetti and both were so rich and robust in flavors that we were almost full and happily satisfied by the time our main courses arrived. For our main courses we ordered the steak, pork chop, and the vegetarian cauliflower dish. The steak was a little oily and although my friend had ordered medium-well, the meat was still too soft. The pork chop was cooked well but accompanied by too many beans. The cauliflower was also interesting, but it started to get a little too rich near the end due to the coconut milk used to cook its sauce. Dessert was also a bit of a let down, we had ordered the raspberry beignets, pistachio mochi ice cream, and some caramel egg dessert. The egg dessert turned out to be a super sweet drink that resembled a watered-down version of a root bear float, but the other two desserts were just OK. Overall, not bad at all but the food here was not quite what I expected but the mood of the restaurant and service is impeccable.
I recently had the pleasure of Dinning at Butter NYC. It was my 30th wedding anniversary and i wanted to do something special with my wife. We are both fans of Chopped and thought it would be a great idea to try Alex's restaurant since we were going to be in town for a show. The staff at Butter were very friendly and could not of been more accommodating. The food was just amazing, we ordered the mac and cheese gnocchi and the poached shrimp for our appetizer. The gnocchi was outstanding and i could eat a huge bowl of just that and would be a happy camper. The tomahawk steak for 2 was unbelievable. Again i would like to thank the staff for making my night with my wife a great experience.
Took my 14 yr old Food Network fan twins for Bday. We all got the Prixe Fixe menu. My daughter has allergies which they were conscious of. No bun for her burger and also no fries. We just had water to drink which they refilled throughout the meal without us asking. While I appreciate their mindfulness of her allergies and leaving food off her plate, I was shocked when we were charged $16 for water that we didn't even ask for. And here we paid full price for 85% of a meal. They did not offer any substitutes for what she couldn't have. For what was such a nice meal, I hated to complain, but they wouldn't just keep pouring new bottles of wine without the customer asking. He talked to the manager and got $8 taken off. Well, another $5 came off his tip. I've been to plenty of upscale restaurants all over the world and have never been charged for regular water.
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