It’s almost two weeks after my birthday and still celebrating! :) I’m a lucky girl. So excited to check out the new Butter restaurant in Midtown with my foodie bestie, SaraDISH. We were seated in a booth in the back, which was was super spacious and comfortable. SaraDISH and I started off with a refreshing Calamansi cocktail that had watermelon ice cubes (how awesome is that). We are usually hardcore carnivores, but decided to keep it light and stick with seafood and veggies. For apps, we shared Kumamoto, Blue Point, and Wellfleet oysters, Hawaiian yellowtail, and homemade ricotta with hen-of-the wood mushrooms & brussels sprout leaves (I’m a big fan of Chef Guarnaschelli’s homemade ricotta). Our entrees included the grilled striped bass with braised salsify and a ragu of braised baby carrots, parsnips & Hokkaido squash (from Union Square Market). Each dish was fresh and delicious! We ended our night with a light dessert of pistachio gelato and mango sorbet. Overall, I was really impressed with the food, service and atmosphere and I can’t wait to come back soon to try the burger — it’s only available at lunch. Thank you so much, SaraDISH!

Butter: 70 West 45th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue)


Calamansi cocktail (Grey Goose, fresh watermelon ice cubes, torn mint leaves & calamansi lime juice)


Warm, buttery dinner rolls


Kumamoto, Blue Point, and Wellfleet Oysters


Hawaiian Yellowtail with olive oil, birdseye chilis, and lime


Homemade ricotta & hen-of-the wood mushrooms on sourdough toast with brussels sprout leaves


Grilled Maryland Striped Bass with braised salsify and lemon


Union Square Market Vegetables (braised baby carrots, parsnips & Hokkaido squash)


Fourth birthday celebration with toasted pistachio ice cream and mango sorbet


The dining room and bar