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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 Blanchita on 07/18/2006

    Lunch is Prixe Fix Only

    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.

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/14/2006

    Really nothing special

    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.

  • Butter

    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.

  • Butter

    Posted by Kathy and Bos on 05/28/2006

    I have a new favorite...

    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!

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/02/2006


    The wait took forever. Was really disappointed since no one even came to update us on the status of our table. Almost left many a time, but decided to stay just because we had already waited for so long. The waiter we had was really nice and the food ended up being excellent.

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/09/2006


    I thought the food was mediocre..but they did do a good job of making us feel welcome and warm...the service was attentive but not overbearing and the hostess did give us a sincere apology when we got there and found out the birch room was closed. I would suggest this more as a dessert place or a place to enjoy cocktails.

  • Butter

    Posted by The Villager on 03/02/2006

    Not as sceney as I expected

    I took my fiancee out for a belated Valentine's date on a Friday and was very happy with what we experienced. The food was great and the waiter was excellent. We were expecting nose-in-the-air attitudes, but only had a hint of that from the female hostess. We were seated in the upstairs area (the quieter of the two levels) for dinner and then ventured downstairs for a cocktail. Cool atmosphere. Wouldn't rush back there, but would go if we were in the mood.

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