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Butter Restaurant

415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 253-2828
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Ranked #1,535 of 11,374 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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65% Recommend
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Cortlandt Manor, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We came here during restaurant week and were not disappointed. We had the pork, which was absolutely delicious: it fell apart easily and the balsamic sauce it was in was divine. We had a pasta appetizer and I can't remember what it was called, but it was delicious as well. I would recommend it, though I can't speak to pricing... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend in NYC with the only disappointment being our dinner at Butter. We had looked forward to visiting, especially since we enjoy Alex on Food Network. We should have known it was going to be an issue when we could not get in the front door because there was a crowd with shopping bags reading the... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We wanted a great dinner before a show for our family that was in NYC visiting. We tried Butter's and had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is very nice. Intimate enough if it had been just my wife and I however light enough to have a family conversation. Food was phenomenol. Great variety of exceptional dishes with kid friendly chicken... More

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Philadelphia, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My girlfriends and I went to New York for the weekend to see Kinky Boots and then to eat dinner at Butter. One of the ladies has cancer and we wanted to enjoy some bonding time in the Big Apple. First of all, when you walk into Butter, there is an enormous, two-three story staircase to navigate, which was difficult... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had an amazing dinner at Butter in NYC. From the appetizer's to the desert and everything in-between was simply delicious. Everyone in our party had a different dish so we could see who had the best, but it was tied between us all. EVERYTHING was fresh, tasty and left us wanting to make another reservation...... Wish they would move... More

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

As a fan of the Food Network show Chopped, and of Alex in particular, I sought out Butter for lunch during a quick trip for a conference in New York just for an experience to tease my wife and son about. I went alone, which can be an awkward experience in some restaurants. But the wait staff was welcoming and... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This restaurant is very large and spacious. My girlfriend and I were there on one of the coldest nights this year, as a pre-Broadway show dinner. The restaurant was absolutely freezing! We never took off our coats and gloves!! A wind was actually blowing in from the ceiling. The waiter was very nice and sympathetic, but there wasn't anything he... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Me, my wife and friends visited the restaurant early January. We have been there before a couple of times in the last few years and would have preferred another restaurant, but our friends made the booking. Well... the evening turned out a success. The service was good, our food was reasonable good..BUT nothing special. I had the curry seafood, it... More

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We went to this hotel as it was recommended by our hotel as a new place in the Theatre district. We asked for a 6:00 reservation. When we arrived they did not seat us as they were having a staff meeting we waited 15 minutes for their meeting to end. Service was lousy, we spent two hours in the restaurant... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We had a party of eight. The service was attentive and the server was well versed with respect to the specials. The recommended wine, however, did not live up to the hype. The pork chop was divine. The best thing any of us had? The Geechie Boy grits. Absolutely creamy and...smooth as butter!

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