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Butter Midtown

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70 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-4202
+1 212-253-2828
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
70 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-4202
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Reviewed yesterday

On a Tuesday evening, the restaurant was nearly full, VERY loud, and a lot of bar activity. One main course, White Cloud Cauliflower, was simply spectacular; it was a vegetarian main course to which no one would object. The Cavatappi pasta was acceptable -- the...More

Thank Arkmont
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here due to the iron chef Alex . We were a little bit disappointed that is was not as good as I thought it would be. The only thing that was a standout was the seared foie gras. The pork chop was also...More

Thank Septis R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in New York just for a day trip and knew I wanted to treat myself to a good meal, but with so many incredible restaurants I didn't know where to start. I had heard of Butter because I'm a huge fan of Alex...More

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently dined with two friends who work in Manhattan. The restaurant had a great vibe, good knowledgeable staff and delicious food and drink.

Thank hbrun
Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price, the bruch-breakfast bar is not worth it. The food is just okay. The bacon is quality and some of the pastries are delicious, but not not a good bang for the $40 price. The coffee is excellent. I will definitely try to...More

Thank snigglepup
Reviewed 1 week ago

The appetizers were good, octopus I can remember the other two were definitely average. Now for the entrees. My NY strip steak would have been considered good at Outback, but I wasn't paying $24.99. Try $49. My wife's sea bass looked more like a tilapia...More

Thank pgi3600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew nothing about this place other than hearing about it on Chopped on the Food Network - Alex Guarnaschelli is one of the judges and owns the restaurant. It was as expected a top of the line restaurant from appetizer and drinks to dessert....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Cassa hotel for 6 nights, breakfast included. Every morning, from the first to the last, we were "greeted" by the same two staff with the same blank expression. Zero interaction. Zero recognition. That's 6 mornings. In a row. On arrival and...More

1  Thank pgbDublin
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Was very underwhelmed and SAD! First, no oysters, second bar not open for first 15 minutes...hummus was very good, drinks were unique...my butter burger 2.0 was overcooked and husbands ling island sea bass underseasoned...for iron chef food and super critical judge, I say pass...had way...More

2  Thank JunctionGirl
Reviewed June 6, 2017

Enjoyed dinner at Butter after the theater. Carpaccio appetizer was small nothing out of the ordinary. Friend had the truffled burrata looked better than the carpaccio. Large plates are REALLY large enough for two. Wish waiter had advised us of this. The sword fish special...More

Thank Flora P
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from D B | Reviewed this property |
Probably. Depends on time of day
February 21, 2017|
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Response from melliepont | Reviewed this property |
You will see the Butter logo on the window along with Alex G's signature. By the doors you will find the menu posted. So, don't worry, you will find it!
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January 10, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 W 45th St, New York City, NY 10036-4202
    (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>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-253-2828
  • E-mail
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