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Butter Restaurant

415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 253-2828
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Ranked #1,798 of 11,748 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Astor Place and East 4th Street
Transit: 6 train to Astor Place, N,R train to 8th Street.
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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I would have rated Butter a five star had it not been for the loud music. However, the wonderful food and the 5 star service certainly made our evening a most memorable one. My husband had the filet and I dined on the most delicious pork chop I have ever had! My granddaughters (aged 16 and 15) dined on the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We recently visited Butter during a trip to NYC. Overall the food was excellent! We particularly enjoyed the delicious pumpkin ravioli appetizer and the simple, but flavorful Tomahawk steak (cooked perfectly medium rare). The atmosphere was lovely and nature-inspired (wood, tree branches) creating a comfortable and calming effect. Unfortunately, the service was not up to the level of the food... More 

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Bohemia, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First, the food at Butter is excellent. My husband and I shared the pumpkin ravioli appetizer which was delicious and more than generous. In fact it could be a main course for one. I had the branzino and my husband had the pork Milanese. Both were just perfect. The room is warm and comfortable with subdued lighting (but not so... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were in New York and staying at Cassa Hotel so were conveniently located above the restaurant and after reading a number of positive reviews decided to try Butter Restaurant. The bread served prior to our meal was a soft bun which was salted and was divine with butter - we could have definitely had more of these. We ordered... More 

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Butter has an intriguing menu that contains reasonably priced small plates (including salads and hot appetizers) and large plates. I shared the day's special (veal chops for two) that - while of excellent quality - was enough for four people. One fault - we had to ask to have what looked like a standing rib roast sliced so it was... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After a long day exploring the city for only her second time, my teen daughter was tired, hungry, and ready for a break. She's a foodie like her mama, and when she asked if we could splurge on dinner at Butter, I was happy to oblige. There's no sweetness like being able to provide joy for your child, and watching... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Finally tried Butter for restaurant week. I'm a big Chopped fan (Food Network Show), which the Chef of Butter, Alex Guarnaschelli, is a judge on. I give it high marks because of the quality of the food and the very nice ambiance, it's a big space that's very pretty, I think it's good for larger groups or for an intimate... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

On a whim we made a reservation because we were in the area. We shared an appetizer and drinks at the bar while waiting for our table and we were seated a bit early, considering it was a Friday night. The Ricotta and Puntarelle appetizer was so delicious we joked about being 'done' and leaving. But we're glad we didn't,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If your looking for a special ocassion or just some great dining with superb ambiance, there are few places like Butter, a restaurant which is preceeded by it's reputation.

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We tried five dishes family style and the squash ravioli and tuna tartar were standouts. Portion sizes are not very big. Decor is very dark and atmosphere is not very lively. Service was excellent.

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Additional Information about Butter Restaurant

Address: 415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 253-2828
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Mediterranean

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