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Butter Restaurant

415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 253-2828
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Ranked #2,056 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I try to go to NYC 2-3 times a year and whenever I go, I try to have new food experience. This time around, I tried Butter n Empire Dinner (yes, I'm a Food Network fan ;) Went to the Midtown location for brunch and the food was good although pricey (which was to be expected). I had a plate... More

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College Station, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was in New York with m daughter, son-in-law & granddaughter & first time we ate here & was Great Atmosphere, Wine & Food Very Good!! the end of July!!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visited this restaurant for brunch with friends for Sunday brunch. The food was excellent, however service was unattentive and uninspiring. Numerous calls had to be made for water requests, server Rebecca would regularly leave us in the dark and not ask if anything was needed to a point where we had to raise our hands and seek attention from... More

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Glendale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I enjoyed my meal & my wine, but it was hyped so much that I left a bit disappointed. It's trendy & got a seen & be seen attitude. But it was fun for a trip to NYC.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was concerned when I walked up to Alex Guarnaschelli's restaurant and saw that it had a grade B rating from the health department, but we decided to risk it. The menu was limited and rather expensive, and I am not that adventurous when spending that kind of money on something I may not like, so I got the chicken,... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We dined at butter in August 2013. Love the food network and thought it would be fun. Portions definitely were not what we expected and the food seemed very pretentious. Everything was 'extra'. Wouldn't bother next time in New York.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Definitely had one of the best meals EVER. Everything was PERFECT. From decor to wait-staff to my drink to the food. Can't say enough positive things about Butter.This restaurant is owned by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. I spoke with our server about her training and she told me that they put in 2 full weeks of intensive training complete with... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Decided to take advantage of Restaurant week and take in Chef Alex's, Butter. The restaurant is located in the lower part of the Cassa Hotel and you look up to see natural light and a garden setting for the restaurant. The Restaurant is done in darker wood tones with some nice soft lighting that conflicts with higher halogen spots. The... More

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Yukon, Oklahoma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wife and I had lunch here. We had the butter burger with fries. I had a house salad with Apple Cider Vinegarette. The butter burger was very good. We ordered it medium but it came out medium well. The fries were crispy and not greasy. The salad was very good. Service by our waiter Jeremiah was excellent. The restaurant is... More

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Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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