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Butter Restaurant

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415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7000 (Astor Place and East 4th Street)
(212) 253-2828
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The appetizer offerings were so interesting and varied that we ordered five of them! The best was the grilled octopus but they were all good. Only thing that disappointed was the sorbet for dessert which wasn't very flavorful.

Thank dan071760
Warwick, RI
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Recently, my wife and I went to Butter as she is a fan of Chef Guarnaschelli. The subterranean restaurant is dark with wood as the primary decor throughout. The weekend menu was just the right size with a variety of options at typical NY prices. Since we wanted to try a little bit of everything, we ordered several apps as... More 

Thank jejri418
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189 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We came for special dinner with a reservation, the table made it imposible for us to socialize so I asked the host to seat us else were but she said the available tables were for larger groups. Guess what? 10 minutes later another party of 4 was sited at that the same table. Our mood was instantly soured, nevertheless the... More 

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I made reservations here prior to coming to NYC because we like to try famous chef restaurants when we travel. This one did not disappoint! We had croquettes for an appetizer (highly recommend), a delicious New York strip and acres farm chicken for the main entrees. We are not steak people BUT let me tell you.. This... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We arrived at the restaurant to discover that my coworker had made reservations for the wrong night - there were nine of us but the hostess did a great job of accommodating us and we only had to wait an hour. The Garden is nice - has a bar and you can get appetizers. The food was excellent, except that... More 

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los gatos
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

What a disappointment! I had friends in town from out of state who wanted to go there because their daughter's office was near by. We had a large party of 10 on a Sunday evening and there was virtually no one in the restaurant. Eating in an empty restaurant is never fun, but our group was so large that we... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Unfortunately, the spectacularly unique food could only mostly make up for the disappointing service. We arrived for a 5pm reservation on Saturday night on time (exactly 5) to find a locked door and other patrons waiting outside. Within a couple minutes, the door was unlocked but the hostess wasn't ready to sit people for a few more minutes. She had... More 

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fort lee , new jersey
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480 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I ordered Brut Rose & received the $20. glass instead of the $15. & the waiter said: " I thought you wanted that ". ????? I would like to know what I said that would indicate a choice? Chicken dish was on the Southern fried & was different & excellent. Pasta od lamb sausage equally excellent. Poached shrimp, well, they... More 

Thank lfbmonkey
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We went there for dinner on a Thursday night. The food was really good. The service was impersonal and rushed. There were several large groups of people there, and the vibe suggested everyone was having a good time. Overall, it was a good experience, but it did not exceed my expectations. I suppose I would give it an "excellent" rating... More 

Thank Tony G
Kissimmee, Florida
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Alex does not disappoint. The atmosphere, service and food were exceptional. You must try the mac n cheese gnocchi -- amazing. Food portions and prices are standard for NYC.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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: 415 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7000
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?