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Want To Eat Like Your Favorite Celebs? Then Check Out NYC Hot Spot Butter!

Thu, February 24, 2011 5:23pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment

You’re constantly hearing where the rich and famous are dining but you rarely can ever get a reservation! We’re here to tell you about the ultimate dining experience!

Close your eyes and imagine eating mouthwatering lobster and sipping on a fine red wine — and you’re in your hottest and most flattering outfit! That was my Friday night! Don’t be jealous, I can tell you exactly what to do to be totally prepared to hit up this totally swanky Manhattan restaurant! First thing you need to know about Butter — it was created in 2002 by Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano! They are the brains behind NYC nightclub 1Oak and Scott even dated starlet Ashley Olsen! As soon as I walked through the doors of the lower Manhattan restaurant that we’ve all heard about in celebrity sightings, I checked my coat and I was off to a real NYC experience! In my skinny jeans, Forever 21 top, and Chanel clutch — I knew this would be a great night!

My date and I started with the Cavatappi Pasta with Spicy Lamb Sausage appetizer which melted in our mouths — literally! It was so delicious that we could’ve just eaten platefuls of it all night! But of course, after ordering their best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, we moved onto the main event — lobster and steak! As a true seafood lover, I couldn’t help but order the Sautéed Main Lobster on top of Gingered Sweet Potatoes, Caramelized Cauliflower & a Toasted Pine Nut Gremolata. My date devoured a Seared Ribeye Steak with Crispy Fingerling Potatoes, Oregon Blue Cheese, Fresh Parsley. Can you say YUM!

Despite the fact that my skinny jeans were painted on at that point, I decided to go for dessert! I ordered the Raspberry Beignets with Vanilla Dipping Sauce. I ended up taking them to go. Let’s just say the next morning I had a really great breakfast!

This restaurant gets‘s definite stamp of approval! I give it 5 of our Hollywood HOT stars!

— Chloe Melas

Celebrity Sightings:

Ashley Olsen, Anne Hathaway, Paris Hilton, John Mayer, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Klum and Seal, Derek Jeter, Ashlee Simpson, Jamie Lynn Sigler.


Total date-night crowd with maybe a few single guys.

Dimly lit and incredibly romantic

Girl-to-Guy Ratio:

Chances you’ll be hit on:
Maybe downstairs. Upstairs it’s definitely date-city!

HL Rating:



415 Lafayette St., 212-253-2828

Hours:Dinner, Monday through Saturday, 5:30 to 11 p.m.
Cost: Appetizers, $10-$16; entrées, $27-$30. All major credit cards.