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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 happyman1969 on 02/11/2008

    Tourists Only!

    Nice room. Lousy food. Not good service. They made us wait 50 minutes past our reservation so we would suck down $18 drinks. Rip-off! Leave this to the tourists!

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/29/2008

    not worth it

    I dined here for lunch during Restaurant Week and I have to agree with other reviewers that it wasn't great. The food was mediocre and the service was just ok. Waiters kept dropping things which was pretty distracting, but also they seemed quite bored and rushed us. If you're going to participate in Restaurant Week at least make it an enjoyable experience. And the other annoying thing was the music.. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink Floyd? Weird.

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2008

    Not worth the hype. Very Disappointing!

    Rarely do I give bad reviews on this site however I must say that I was extremely disappointed by my overall experience at butter. At first things started out well and we were able to order our food quickly and received our appetizers, which was the only good thing I had, on time. However it must have taken over 25 min. to receive our main courses after our appetizers were cleared. I ordered grouper which was extremely overcooked to a point where the fish was dried out. The flavors accompanying the fish (chunks of whole lemon) were very overpowering. After that our main courses were cleared it took another 20 min. for the desert to come out and all we ordered was sorbet. The sorbet was nothing great (I think it was ciao bella) but compared to the entree it was better. And again to get the check took another 15 min. This restaurant has potential but it was seriously lacking on the night that I went. I strongly recommend this restaurant as a candidate for Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare. Somone should show the chefs and the waitstaff how to run a restaurant.

  • Butter

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2008

    Restaurant Week - Rude, Terrible Service

    I went here for Restaurant Week after dining here several times before. Our waitress was incredibly rude and ignored us since we were ordering off the Restaurant Week menu. We ordered 3 drinks per person in addition to the $35 a person dinner. Overall, I was very disappointed with the service simply because we weren't ordering off the normal menu. She was rude and brought us 2 of the wrong dishes for a 3 course meal and did not apologize. I have been many times before and will never go back based on her overall attitude and lack of service. My recommendation: Avoid.

  • Butter

    Posted by Unhappy customer on 01/20/2008

    excited at first disappointed in the end

    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.

  • Butter

    Posted by DC on 01/03/2008

    Couldn't get any better

    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.

  • Butter

    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.

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