70 West 45th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
That’s right, New York. It’s another midtown marvel. Joining the slew of hotspots suddenly cropping up north of 14th Street, Chef-lebrity Alex Guarnaschelli has reincarnated her Noho nabe fave with the grand opening of Butter Midtown.
With soaring, high vaulted ceilings, communal tables, cozy booths and nature scapes abound, a casual, cool and intimate ambiance is effortlessly captured and utterly inviting.
Rich ragouts, heaping plates of their moorish Welsh rarebit--toasted bread with melted cheese and ale--straight from the wood burning oven, as well as a scene-stealing raw bar and charcuterie selections, pull from both sides of the taste token. Guarnaschelli beautifully captures simple straightforward flavors with such standouts as her burrata and aged balsamic salad, with more adventurous pairings of Hudson Valley duck rilletes and champagne grape mostarda, appealing to each and every palate.
Whether seeking to cozy up with a date in their back garden, or indulge in a rip-roaring feast at a high-topped wooden table, Butter is the place to be.