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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 mrtemplate on 07/09/2009

    where's the service?

    it appeared that the tasting menu was in effect last night, but waiting over 35 minutes between salad and entree is still a bit extreme. one of our party appeared invisible to the server--the server first poured wine for four of our group of five, ignoring the fifth. then left dessert menus for only four, again ignoring the fifth. we tried two different desserts, waiting 20 minutes to receive them, and found them both to be substandard. overall the food was reasonable, but the experience was not. i had high hopes, but don't expect to return.

  • Butter

    Posted by sara nyc on 02/19/2009

    unpleasant service!

    i came here with my friends for my bachelorette party recently and all i could say was the servers were rude and unfriendly! we were a table of 16 girls, all polite and willing to spend money, but the servers couldn't have been any less friendly, and the food was blah! would not recomend for big parties

  • Butter

    Posted by Lindsey on 02/02/2009

    Amazing Dish

    Ummm everyone in New York must taste the Pork Tenderloins that I had here the other night. I only went to Butter because it was Restaurant Week; otherwise I'm not much of an expensive-pretentious-restaurant-goer. But this dish MUST be rated somewhere. Like, seriously, I never wanted it to end. These pork tenderloins melted in my mouth and were so flavorful, they were practically orgasmic. Anyway, the waitress was really cocky, like, "ugh, restaurant week people - oh please, don't bother me, I'm better than you because I am a waitress and I normally serve Gossip Girls, not normal citizens like you" Yeah also the busboys/food runners were cursing every time they brought over another wrong food to our table... at least 3 times. Actually that's more like the type of restaurants I go to. Snobby waitress, not so much. Anyway the dish was incredible. I would go back just for that. Other dishes were OK also. Pork tenderloins were delectable. I don't even eat pork ever!

  • Butter

    Posted by anonymous on 01/29/2009


    A girlfriend and i went for restaurant week and the experience was fabulous. The food was great and they had a very good wine for restaurant week on the menu ($30 a bottle). The waitress was very friendly and attentive. I probably couldn't afford the regular menu but it was a great restaurant week experience

  • Butter

    Posted by Clickety Clack on 01/27/2009

    Hmph! Don't front. You want celebs, not sauce!!

    I must say after reading the previous review I am unsure of the reviewer's intentions. After all - the summary was that the experience was "chill" and "no celebs were needed" and yet, "I'd go back". Well! I find this faint praise! Darlin' I insist on something memorable if I am going back - this IS NY! And as well, if the food is just OK, and I like seeing celebs, and that is why I go, get over your superior attitude! The food here is delicious, but even so I will NOT apologize for going to see a celeb. You can go to many neighborhood spots for "chill" - I want stilettos and square jaws along with my food. And I won't say I am sorry for that!! Give em all a little pat o' Butter!!!

  • Butter

    Posted by randy newton on 01/26/2009

    More Butter Please!

    Butter has had so many mixed reviews but I am happy to report that it is a lovely place to dine. Surely there were a few details about the place that screamed "I am privately owned and we do things OUR way here" but I do find this to be a charming point as well. It is certainly a pretty place and I didn't care that there werent any celebs there. I talked for a while to the hostess about what the deal actually is with the place and she answered frankly that celebs may randomly wander in for dinner at times, but Butter really isn't about seing the Olsen Twins or the NY GIANTS and that usually only happens when the owners throw a private party. She said people get so bent out of shape about not seeing paris hilton or the gossip girls that at times the place gets a bad rep as a has been. I say, who cares. I thought the food was very tasty. It was a bit on the rich / saucey side for me but the place IS called Butter. I tried the scallop dish appetizer (which was my favorite part of the meal) and the filet of beef for my entree. My friend had the sea bass which was really nice. We shared the creme brulee dessert which was mediocre but we were delighted to receive little chocolates with our bill that completey filled the sweet spot we needed! Our server was nice enough, not intrusive and knew all the answers to our questions. Overall a pretty chill experience. Nice people and tasty food. The only hitch was that we did wait for our main course for what seemed like a hair over the standard amount of time, but nothing to cause an uproar about. I would go back here again for a special occasion or maybe a drink and snack at the bar. No celebrities needed.

  • Butter

    Posted by PerpetuallyNauseous on 01/25/2009

    At Least The Service Was Good

    My Partner and I went to Butter for Christmas Eve. We had been wanting to try the place for sometime. We will not be going back. The service is excellent, I'll say that for sure. The waitress was personable, knew a lot about the wine list, and gave us a great amount of attention. The food, however, was nothing special. Certainly not worth the price...and we don't have trouble paying for a nice meal. (If it's good). The other thing that really bothered us is that fact that the place looks past it's prime. You can see water damage and cracks in the walls. Stains on the carpet downstairs. Peeling paint. And the worst part of all, all of the seating was pilly. The fabric was all worn out. It seems like the owners are onto bigger and better things. The place looks neglected. And the food was nothing special. Save your money...or spend it somewhere else.

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