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  • French
  • 415 Lafayette St, New York NY10003 40.728465 -73.992066
  • (Btwn 4th St & Astor Pl)
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  • (212) 253-2828
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User Ratings (Based on 118 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 2.9
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 253-2828
(212) 477-0181
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc, DC
Mon-Sat: 5:30pm-11pm
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late Night, People Watching, Private Parties, Tasting Menu, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Butter

    Posted by Nancy krick on 04/12/2015

    Best meal ever

    This was the best food I have had in my life. From start to finish everything was tasty and beautiful and the correct temperature. The atmosphere was very nice but it was very warm. I cannot say enough about the food and service it was flawless.

  • Butter

    Posted by LLfoodgirl on 11/27/2013

    New Butter

    Tried the new Butter in Midtown and it was great. The space is beautiful and is a nice upgrade from their downtown. Though not to be eaten everyday, I'm a fan of Chef Guarnaschelli's food. Had a lovely evening with good service and a hip crowd.

  • Butter

    Posted by foodie on 10/26/2013

    not up to par for iron chef title

    Huge disappointment. Been to several other iron Chef restaurants, but Butter was just not up to par. Overpriced because of the iron Chef name, but food was not original nor tasty. I had brought my entire family there and we were all disappointed. Service and ambiance was good. Unfortunately, because of the lackluster taste, we won't be coming back and would not recommend this place for people who are expecting excellent iron chef quality food.

  • Butter

    Posted by Taylor on 08/09/2013


    I visited Butter two nights ago for Restaurant Week with my aunt and cousin. OMG! The food was just amazing! I ordered the pasta with spicy lamb sausage, short ribs, and chocolate ice cream cake with caramelized almonds. My aunt ordered the mussels, my cousin ordered the salad, and they both ordered the salmon for their entree and strawberry sorbet for dessert. The food was truly delicious. Every time we finished one course, we were upset because we wanted more. But not "more" in a way of the food being skimpy. But "more" in that we just wanted more because it was so good. I am definitely coming back to Butter for some more amazing cuisine!

  • Butter

    Posted by Brian on 02/13/2013

    Skimpy Portions

    I went here for my birthday and while the quality of the food was excellent, for the amount you get on your plate the menu is obnoxiously overpriced. The $22 foie gras appetizer took up all of 2 square inches on my plate, and at $11 per bite it should have been the best thing I've ever had, and it wasn't. The "rack" of lamb consisted of two skimpy lamb chops that tasted great, but were gone in under 2 minutes along with some very average, undercooked root vegetables. In short, I left the place still starving and paying $150 per person. My girlfriend then went again for a friend's birthday, and they were laughing hysterically when the waiter brought them a 1x1 square inch piece of birthday cake that was almost overwhelmed by a single birthday candle. You can do much better elsewhere for all the hype this place has, I won't be back.

  • Butter

    Posted by P&M on 10/08/2012


    This was something we both had been looking forward to - and it was evertyhing we could have hoped for. The food was outstanding - the pace of the meal relaxing. The service was top notch. We travel and have our share of good/great meals - this was in our top 5 ever. My duck was the very best, his lamb was to die for. The very best of all was the Cavatappi Pasta With Spicy Lamb Sausage, I could have eaten this and been fully content.

  • Butter

    Posted by Aileen Chester on 09/23/2012

    Waiting for Godot

    Thought it would be a nice experience to bring foodies from Los Angeles, not. We were seated in a very nice booth, our waitress was lovely and accommodating. However, after the appetizers came, we waited almost an hour for our entrees. She kept saying our dinner was just about to come out. We had to go speak to the general manager of the restaurant. Needless to say we were embarrassed for taking our guests to this restaurant. However, I must say they were very apologetic and did make up for it with wine and dessert. The excuse was too many tasting menu orders from the kitchen. Thought the food was fair and did not get your monies worth. Not again!

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