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Posted by Unhappy customer on 01/20/2008
The food was good and the atmosphere was trendy. However, if this restaurant survives it will be in spite of poor service. The waiter assigned to our table could possibly be mediocre on his most successful day. Nevertheless, on this day he was a poor as I have seen in NY. And to highlight a poor service he added the gratuity automatically to our bill. We were a party of five, one short of the standard six that typically receives an automatic gratuity. In the end, Butter was a disappointment.
Posted by DC on 01/03/2008
There were four of us out for dinner. Every one of us enjoyed our meal. The service was great. It is expensive but worth every penny.
Posted by mgp on 11/27/2007
The place is beautiful. My husbands food was delicious he loved everything he ordered. I loved my butternut soup. As for the lamb I ordered it was just okay. Nothing to impressive. I did hear that the place turned into a club, but we had 6:30 reservations because we had a play that night. It came very well recommended, but I was kind of disappointed. Maybe the club atmosphere would have made it better.
Posted by Julie on 09/27/2007
The place is great. The place to be and even though the food isn't great, there is so much making up for it. Great place to go with a bunch of friends for some cocktails. Last time I tried something new (the ORIENT) great drink...unsual but very good. It has a ginger liqueur in it called Canton I think... Anyway I absolutly recommend it!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/25/2007
This place is definitly trendy, and the food is ok, could be better. The desserts are fab but the drinks are horrific. Service was excellent when we went. I think this will eventually be a place like the russian tea room, you've got to do once in your nyc experience, just so you can say you did.
Posted by Mr. K on 08/13/2007
The decor is beautiful and if you are a group of four or more, the side banquettes are very comfortable. Certainly the "it" spot of the moment, with a young and trendy crowd. Hovewer, unlike other new places, there was no attitude, and everyone was friendly and courteous. As for food, some was delicious, most was not. Tuna tartare appt was average, and striped bass was bland and overcooked, just to name a few. On the other side, duck breast was delicious. A dessert of pastry filled with raspberry cream looked and tasted like store bought doughnuts. Asked the waitress for a biscotti with my esspresso, and was told that they can't spare any (all reserved for dessert) Give me a break ! The wine list has a few quality choices that are reasonably priced. Most of the list will blow your wallet hovewer, so get ready. In the end, definitely worth a second visit, & hopefully trendiness will go down and food quality will go up.
Posted by Josiegirl 1999 on 08/09/2007
Went out for a business dinner - 7 girls all together. Of course, this place is wonderful on an expense account, so we ordered liberally. The onion rings and fried artichoke hearts were delish. I had the grilled halibut with roasted asparagus and sqaush emulsion, which was simple, yet done perfectly. Our waitress was so friendly and so helpful. She told us stories about the celebs who have been in lately (Prince, Nick Lachey)The drinks were fantastic and the desserts were amazing. I had raspberry bengiets - they were three perfect little doughnut pillows with vanilla bean dipping sauce. It was a really nice atmosphere - clean lines, dramatic ceilings, candlelit rooms....