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Butter Restaurant

#1,728 of 11,947 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Manhattan
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415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003 (Astor Place and East 4th Street)
6 train to Astor Place, N,R train to 8th Street.
(212) 253-2828
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dessert and Drinks

Dropped in with my wife for dessert and drinks. The cheesecake was perhaps the best I've ever had. Staff was friendly and helpful. We'll come back for dinner next time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Dan F
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Bettendorf, Iowa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bettendorf, Iowa
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Dropped in with my wife for dessert and drinks. The cheesecake was perhaps the best I've ever had. Staff was friendly and helpful. We'll come back for dinner next time!

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Kinderhook, New York
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is quite a find - great ambiance, terrific service and delicious food. They knock it out of the park with veggies!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I booked this for a friends birthday and was not disappointed. I am a bit of a foodie and wine snob and was very impressed, thank you Alex Guarnaschelli! We started with the homemade ricotta and ricotta crispy brussel sprouts crostini - amazing flavors. Our entrees were even better than the starter, two of us had the pork chop, at... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I normally could not afford some of the restaurants I have visited this trip, but since it is Restaurant Week, many have a 3 course prix-fixe menu. This made Butter very affordable. I am a big fan of Alex G's and have always wanted to eat here. I started off with Butternut Squash soup which was to die for! My... More 

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Saint James, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great restaurant. Pork chop was outstanding. First time having duck and loved it. Service was very good. Highly recommended Butter

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is the best tasting food I've simply ever had. We had beautiful cocktails, along with wine. We then had an amazing waiter who was very helpful explaining the menu and what he thought we should have. The food really was second to none. A must go to if your visiting newyork! Thank you

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have been lucky enough to visit some really great restaurants over the years, and this meal was up there with the greatest. Our party consist of two rampant carnivores and two vegetarians, and eac one of us was bowled over by our menu choices. Rather than ramble on, I'm just going to say IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT (our... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We went to brunch for good food and bloody Mary's last weekend. We ordered our Mary's and we're told NO bloodys! In NYC? For brunch? What? Waitress said the bartender didn't have ingredients. Although they had vodka, tomato juice, hot sauce. What kind of bartender is that , he can't originate his own version? When I tell you tables all... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We went on a cold NY night and was warmed to our soul with chef Alex Guarnechelli's offerings. In particular, do not pass up the Mac and cheese gnocchi. Oh, and her desserts...rustic bliss. A giant YES!!

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Loved the restaurant, atmosphere and the rolls were amazing as was the food. Oh, don't forget to order the dessert.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003
    (Astor Place and East 4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Astor Place, N,R train to 8th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 253-2828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?