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Butter Midtown

darren425 Feb 3, 2014 12:32 PM

We're thinking of trying Butter midtown for pre-theater. Has anyone been?

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  1. coasts RE: darren425 Feb 3, 2014 01:15 PM

    I have a reservation for tomorrow night and will report back.

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      RogueFoodie RE: darren425 Feb 3, 2014 01:38 PM

      I've never been to the midtown location as it is quite new, but the one downtown is great.

      I got the charcuterie platter and braised shortribs when I was there. Great New-American food.

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        darren425 RE: darren425 Feb 3, 2014 02:49 PM

        Thanks Coasts and Rogue Foodie - looks like Butter excels with meat? From Eater:

        "Alex Guarnaschelli's relocated Butter serves up a simply prepared but ethereally tender tomahawk rib steak that tastes especially funky because the chef leaves the dry aged exterior largely untrimmed. She likes the way the “hair of the dog” fortifies the flavor of the steak, we think you will too. ($99, price per oz $2.48)"

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          RogueFoodie RE: darren425 Feb 3, 2014 05:35 PM

          Now that you mention it, you're right: Butter's meat options are pretty darn good. That being said, I've only been to the one downtown, so I can't say much about the food at midtown...

          My sister ordered scallops the last time we were there, and they didn't turn out as well as my shortribs or mom's duck breast.

          1. coasts RE: darren425 Feb 5, 2014 05:01 AM

            last night's dinner at Butter was fantastic. the space is classy - dark and clean and modern. service was friendly, professional and unintrusive. not so sure about the Star Trek bridesmaid dresses they're made to wear...

            i had what may have been the most perfectly prepared piece of pork of my life. Nicely seared and slightly pink in the center, topped with mustard and a generous portion of shiitake mushrooms, all of which played really well with each other. the skillet potato cake was a bit too oily, but not in a way that made it unenjoyable. not sure i'd order it again. the artichoke hearts with gruyere are reason enough to return.

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              darren425 RE: coasts Feb 5, 2014 09:34 AM

              Thanks Coasts for your review.

            2. financialdistrictresident RE: darren425 May 15, 2014 12:12 PM

              Going pre-theater to midtown location.

              Per post on this thread: "looks like Butter excels with meat?"

              I only eat poultry and fish.

              Stand out dishes? Avoids? Suggestions?

              Thanks for your help.

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