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Posted by Joanne on 08/09/2006
Went to Butter on a Saturday night in early June. Room was beautiful, service started out great but we were pretty much ignored later. Wanted to order a second bottle of wine but the waitress never came to check on us. Finally we flagged her down and got the wine. Even though the service was lacking the food was truly a religious experience! The fois gras was the best I've ever eaten! My friend was jealous that he didn't order it as well! The entrees were nothing short of 5 star. Price was fairly reasonable for a top-notch NYC restaurant. All in all, I highly recommend checking it out, I'll definitely be going back!
Posted by Ryanhag on 08/02/2006
The attractive dinning room and kind, attentive maitre'd made a great first impression, but I fell in love at the first coarse. If it is on the menu (the waiter mentioned that the menu changes frequently to reflect what is fresh in the current market) you have to try the stuffed soft shell crab appitizer. For the main coarse my wife loved the halibit but I couldn't get away from my veal. The waitstaff was extreemly friendly; I couldnt be happier with the service. Ohhh and don't forget to try the butter martini, it rocked! (I think thats what they called it, maybe the butterttini) It was a bit pricy but worth every cent.
Posted by CP on 07/19/2006
Went here with my girls for dinner- nice atmosphere but that is about it. Took 20 minutes to get our appetizers, one never even arrived. Food was OK at best, nothing great, even the dessert was not great. Overall, an unpleasant experience at a place we were really looking forward to enjoying. I will not be back and I do not recommend it!
Posted by Blanchita on 07/18/2006
My lunch was very good -- goat cheese and asparagus salad to start, roasted cod with corn, shredded cabbage and bacon and the super-duper delicious hazlenut chocolate dessert. HOWEVER, be warned that they now only serve a prixe fix lunch with four apps and four entree offerings and three for dessert. I was SO looking forward to trying THE LOBSTER ROLL -- and so was the woman next to me who was in from out of town. Someone at the restaurant faxed her the old lunch menu and she only came in for the lobster roll. The manager profusely apologized and said that if they had had lobster available in the kitchen that the chef would've made it. My lunch date had come with the lunch menu too. Our watress was fine. The atmosphere is very pleasant and soothing.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/14/2006
Ok, I was prepared for the super trendy crowd, but for a late night dinner on a Thursday, it was mostly middle-aged women pretending to live in a world from "Sex & the City." Not pretentious, though, as I had expected it to be, and clothing actually covered most people's bodies. The service was ridiculously slow and just poor. The food is nothing special and pretty bland/boring. Not many vegetarian options. Even the peaches on my friend's dessert were from a can! Over-priced, not terriffic food, lously service and not even that exciting of an atmosphere= me not going back.
Posted by tlc on 06/07/2006
We paid over $300 for a meal, just to be rushed through the end of it and asked to please leave b/c they needed to turn over our table. Not recommended if you want a nice liesurely night of dinner and drinking with friends (unless you a huge group of women who are squealing, screaming and potentially doing shots, you're more than welcome, apparently) It was dissappointing. But the food was amazing.
Posted by Kathy and Bos on 05/28/2006
We selected Butter for its location, not its reviews. We'd been to Gramercy Tavern the night before. Well, were we surprised to have our favorite meal, friendly service, absolutely beautiful surroundings ...a new favorite restaurant! The food was amazing. And we're foodies, so we have eaten in many of the world's finest restaurants. The wait staff was friendly and there when we needed them, but disappeared when we didn't. I will definitely put this at the top of the list when we return to NYC in July and again in October! This is a "not to be missed" experience!