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Butter Restaurant

415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 253-2828
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Ranked #1,937 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Astor Place and East 4th Street
Transit: 6 train to Astor Place, N,R train to 8th Street.
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NYC
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love Alex G, but this restaurant left me wanting more. The service was definitely not up to par, and the meal was just okay (especially for the cost). I did love the atmosphere inside as well as being able to spot Alex while I was eating.

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Last night was our third time in Butter, and we had the same high expectations as our other visits. The food did meet these expectations, but not the service. My husband has a food allergy, but the waiter would let the chef know. That did not happen. Also, part of the entree order did not arrive on time. It was... More

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were in NYC for a special celebration. Our weekend was full of fantastic food experiences! Thinking we would end with one final great meal we made reservations at Butter. What a mistake on our part! Of the 8 meals ordered, 4 were served cold! The manager, if you can call him that, nonchalantly sauntered to our table and expressed... More

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Longwood, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Eight of us went to enjoy what we thought would be a memorable top chef experience. Were we ever wrong! Six of the eight of our meals were cold. The wait staff was inexperienced, placing down the wrong entrees to the wrong people at our table. When we asked to speak to the manager he seemed to take his sweet... More

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Ridgewood,NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Birthday dinner for myself & husband. Started with an amazing cocktail called Calamansi (?) -wow. It was lime juice , mint, vodka and watermelon ice cubes - so refreshing . Appetizer was wild mushrooms and toasted brussel sprout leaves with homemade ricotta on a brioche - we split it and it was scrumptious. Definitely too large to eat alone. salad... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband and I went to the Mid-town Butter in the theater district, after a Wednesday matinee play. It was part of a birthday gift for me. Well, this meal we ordered was the happy completion of a very special day. This is Alex Guarnachelli's beautiful place. I'm so sorry she wasn't there that evening, I'm a big fan of... More

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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were so excited to try Butter, a group of 6 of us made a reservation turned Up and were impressed at first. However the trouble started when we ordered and we told the waiter that one of our guests had an allergy. He would not help us at all. He said they could not amend any of the menu... More

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Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I enjoy Foodnetwork and wanted to try some of my favorite tv chefs' restaurants, so we went to Butter. The decor was beautiful and serene. I love the wood and the skylight that kept it from being too dark. We went for Sunday brunch and my food was exceptional. I got the fried chicken Waldorf salad. My friend got an... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Atmosphere was great! Just the right combination of dark and light, rustic and new. Great service, fabulous food, good wine, good drinks. We just had appetizers but would have enjoyed a dinner here too!

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new jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

So we booked our reservation one month in advance, which is the earliest you can do. This was a graduation dinner. My first concern was the "B" rating on the wall from the health department. I asked the waiter about it and he I formed me that the rating was due to problems with the refrigerators behind the bar, one... More

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