Butter Restaurant, East Village, NYC

Butter Restaurant, East Village, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$$

Must try: Roasted Hudson valley Duck Confit

  

I found my entire experience at Butter to be really temperamental.

I couldn’t quite fathom whether Butter is a serious restaurant, a lounge or a bar. It seems like each area of the restaurant endeavors to be something else and as a diner I felt a little lost in the lack of cohesion.

The food followed suit. The appetizers bordered on being terrible. We had a braised octopus, which was really rubbery and chewy. This was followed by superb entrees, which consisted of thoughtfully composed, tasty dishes. But then dessert again fell terribly flat. Boring combinations of mediocre sweets really disappointed me.

The service was similar to the food. Though our server was friendly, he treated us with disinterested concern.

I am a huge fan of Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli on TV but for now I think I’ll continue my adoration on screen only.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Cavatappi Pasta with Spicy Lamb Sausage

 

Braised Octopus with White Beans

 

Roasted Hudson valley Duck Confit

 

Seared Hatfield Farms Pork Chop

 

Sticky Toffee Pudding

 

Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

 

 

 

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