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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
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Fairport, New York, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just outside time square the Food was good but the Service was mediocre. For the price they really failed :(

Thank Cassandra Z
New York, New York, United States
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool space, close to The theater district. Fabulous wine selection and an inventive menu. Had the salmon and the chicken. Both were top notch.

Thank Jimmy B
Syracuse, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't understand these weird reviews, "it was dark" "it was to loud" what?! It's supposed to be dark and because the place was packed it was too loud?! Weird. I had a great experience the food was amazing the atmosphere was top notch. My wife and I had an amazing dinner, yes it was dark or romantic however you... More 

Thank Jay W
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our visit thought the best course was the appetizer. We shared oysters and stuffed peppers that were sublime. Had the Porgy and a steak ordered green beans as a side they were dry hard and over sauced. Main complaint was the service set up they had one waitress doing all the orders and check in for the whole restaurant... More 

Thank Katblakeinto
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very awkward from the second we walked in. The server was very strange. Trying to act classy but was clearly a mess. The bread was hard, fries were stale, portions were small for the price, and our espressos were served cold!!!!! We were very kind to the server while expressing our concerns and simply asked for hot espressos. She went... More 

Thank Mike H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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194 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Ana A
Pikeville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank cvbc
Nashville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Special occasions
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?