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Butter

415 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003 40.72863 -73.992448
nr. Astor Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-2828 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

butterrestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU

Prices

$17-$38

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Singles Scene
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

With its lofted space packed with youthful scenesters and a pumping soundtrack, Butter has the trappings of a nightclub, but the spot also boasts an expert New American kitchen under the direction of Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli, a Greenmarket devotee. An extensive wine list and specialty cocktails like puréed-blackberry margaritas further distract from the food, although there’s much to enjoy on the homey and hearty menu; dandelion greens provide a bitter counterpoint to the duck breast sweetened with peach marmalade; Colorado rack of lamb comes with olives and artichokes, or a decadent mound of goat cheese and honey, depending on the season. The dining area is windowless with tables for two clustered in the center, and crescent-shaped booths along the sides. In lieu of a view there’s an illuminated photo of a birch forest in back, an arboreal motif that repeats in the exclusive Birch Room lounge downstairs.

Recommended Dishes

Rack of lamb, $39

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