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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 elena on 02/04/2007

    Exceeded expectations

    Went to Butter during NY Restaurant Week, despite lukewarm reviews on the site. Was pleasantly surprised by the food and service - much better than expected! We had beet salad and goat cheese salad (OK) and butternut soup (great!) to start, grouper and duck for entrees (both excellent) and passion fruit flan (delicious) / apple crisp pie (only average) for dessert. The waiter was caring and helpful - we never felt snubbed, even though Restaurant Week service in other restaurants generally comes with an attitutde. They seated us downstairs but if you get to choose your table, the top floor seemed more 'happening'. 20% service was already built into the check which we appreciated - dinner came to roughly $70pp. Would recommend this restaurant to others.

  • Butter

    Posted by fdiz on 01/25/2007


    To start off, let me say how gorgeous the interior of the restaurant is. There are two levels & my friend & I ate downstairs. Very spacious and we had a huge table to ourselves. The service was a little slow and the waitress was not that friendly..semi-pretentious. As an appetizer I had the salmon tartare which was DELICIOUS. Best I've ever had, but my entree which was the snapper wasn't that delicious..too salty.

  • Butter

    Posted by Restauranteur on 01/25/2007

    Don't waste your time or money

    Atmosphere was mediocre, service was good, food was a waste of taste buds. The appetizer shrimp with Kale had a very weird combination of flavors, the beet salad was all wrong, the texture of the cheese it's served with is way too soft. Things of that combination should compliment one another. The trout was tasteless, and the pork chop was served to be cut with a butter knife....come on people! Desert was a waste of calories. I'm normally an optimist when it comes to food and always find something I DO like, not so much in this case. The poor bus boy was trying to make some entertaining conversation with my girlfriends and I, the minute he steps away he gets yelled at by one of the waiters for talking to us.

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 12/21/2006

    Not tasty

    It was not tasty. Atmosphere is very nice and the service is good. But they really missed with the food, which is kinda why we went thereā€¦ Very disappointing to pay 80$ for such a subpar culinary experience.

  • Butter

    Posted by butter fan on 10/13/2006


    Went to butter last night for the first time last night, despite the mixed reviews. Everything from the little beet salad they gave at the begining to the little green tea bluberry cakes they gave at the end was amazing. The service was just right too! We really liked the salmon tartar, the halibut and the carrot cake. We'll be back!

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 10/10/2006

    Not worth the Hype!

    I would not recommend this place to anyone, it is way over priced, and I was not immpressed with the food. I paid $27.00 for a Chicken breast,! (LOL).

  • Butter

    Posted by ravik47 on 09/13/2006

    Disappointing experience

    Went to butter after our good experience at james beard foundation dinner with their entry. I couldn't have been more disappointed. The entrees were overcooked-the pork porterhouse was so hard, you need a masher to eat it, the snapper was tasteless, desserts were average and the appetizers were ok. Don't waste your money on any of their cocktails. All in all a truly forgettable but expensive night.

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