Betony

Betony

American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerFebruary 24, 2014
    The milk punch “tastes like magic: smooth, sweet, and spicy—depending on a changing roster of seasonings, such as bergamot tea and Thai bird chili—topped off with your choice of spirit.” Read more
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 28, 2013
    The Prosecco-topped Negroni Sbagliato is a good place to start. Consider ending your meal with one of the truly delicious Irish coffee creations, if they're available.
  • Nora D.
    Nora DAugust 6, 2015
    The chef's choice 10 course meal was an EXPERIENCE! My favorites were the Cheese, Foie Gras Crème Brûlée and the Orange Blossom Muchi Ice Cream..For drinks go for Beets Wine and the Tea Service
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 7, 2014
    Serving elegant, accessible Modern American cuisine. The service is warm and attentive. Stop in for a drink and some snacks at the bar, or settle in for a full-on fine dining feast. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereFebruary 20, 2015
    Beautiful restaurant near Central Park. The decor is amazing. The food is even better. The chefs used to work at 11 Madison and the food is top notch. Best meal I've had in NYC in a while.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ChanAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my fav spots. Eamon and Bryce partner up to create some new American dishes with a classical twist. The fabled ribs and chicken are made sous-vide and deliciously wonderful. Oh, fried pickles!
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroSeptember 24, 2013
    Get the fried pickles, and the cucumber with buttermilk that was frozen into powder with liquid nitro. It sublimated at the table! Corn Potato Gnocchi were sinfully good. Can I move in next store?
  • April W.
    April WallogaNovember 2, 2013
    OMGs for the short rib and sweetbreads, the chicken liver mousse app, and the lemony yogurt and crispy grain salad (chef's fave). Oh, and the chickpea panisse!! Start with the mezcal "milk punch."
  • New York Post
    New York PostAugust 25, 2014
    Silly-but-yummy foie gras bonbons - a David Burke-ish folly of cold foie gras balls in hazelnut crusts - take a sweetening cue from a touch of cinnamon. Read more
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi USeptember 17, 2014
    Appetizers, usually the most inventive at any restaurants, are truly pleasing for the eyes and delicious here. My favorite by a very small margin is chickpea panisse but everything is great
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa StephensonSeptember 25, 2013
    This is the one and only time I'll emphatically say, Order the chicken. Perfectly cooked, incredibly moist, and with a side of shredded leg meat topped with a quail egg. Incredible.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 5, 2013
    In the running for the top restaurant of 2013, this new Midtown hotspot serves up some unique dishes at a hefty price tag. We definitely recommend getting the short ribs.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 8, 2014
    Betony is the restaurant that Midtown has been waiting for. Stop in for a drink and some snacks at the bar, or settle in for a full-on fine dining feast in the back. Read more
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorApril 1, 2015
    Wow. Every dish is a piece of art here. Everything we tried was amazing, but save room for dessert. The coconut rice is the bomb!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    When an evening begins with one of New York’s best pisco sours and foie-gras bonbons that resemble nut-encrusted chocolate truffles, hopes are high for the rest of the meal. Read more
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Caviar, buttery foie gras, fluke carpaccio, velvety leek ravioli—all of the fine-dining elite can be found in a restaurant that somehow manages to be unpretentious.” - Cherae Robinson Read more
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn ChengSeptember 22, 2013
    Definitely the short ribs (in fact, one of the best) and poached lobster. Gnocchi & sardines were good. Hot foie gras was OK. Wine list is superb.
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChangDecember 24, 2013
    "... a short rib, slow-cooked in aged beef fat then grilled over intensely hot charcoal, that is supremely tender but still hits you in some primal spots." - Pete Wells, NYT
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 5, 2014
    We’ve been on the Betony Bandwagon since it opened in 2013. Start with a cocktail and let the somm select wine based on your order. And you better have ordered the Grain Salad and the Roasted Chicken!
  • Brad P.
    Brad ParkJanuary 7, 2014
    A fine dining establishment, but there’s just enough informality to the menu and the service that you won’t feel like you’re eating at church. There's a Russian oligarch’s living room.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RJanuary 18, 2014
    Lobster rolls and warm foie gras are a must. While all the cocktails are great, the milk punch is truly unique and the best companion for the evening.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 15, 2014
    If you haven't yet sampled Bryce Shuman's cuisine at Betony, make your debut today, where the restaurant has begun serving a whole loup de mer for 2. The $85 dish is only available Sundays. Read more
  • Glory K.
    Glory KadiganMay 6, 2015
    I found my new favorite restaurant! Everything we ate was delicious. And try the cocktails!
  • Evie
    EvieFebruary 23, 2014
    Get started with a few cocktails (Pisco sour is excellent) and the scallops. But everything is pretty damn good, especially the service.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouApril 29, 2014
    The executive chef, Bryce Shuman, who comes from Eleven Madison Park, looks like an insurance salesman but cooks like a maestro, extracting more flavor than seems possible from familiar ingredients.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HSeptember 3, 2013
    Gnocchi & the Short Ribs. Do them both. Do the gnocchi twice. Staff is incredible!
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiJuly 16, 2014
    The sweet corn agnolotti comes with black truffle accoutrements that melt in your mouth. All dishes are beautifully presented
  • Trae F.
    Trae FOctober 7, 2014
    Loved the bar. The best Old Fashioned I've ever had anywhere. Coming back soon to enjoy the great looking menu.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 31, 2013
    Inventive fine dining and cocktails (especially for Midtown) from three Eleven Madison Park alums.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew Del-ColleMay 10, 2013
    The short ribs. For all that is good and holy, get the short ribs. Some of the best I've ever had.
  • Glory K.
    Glory KadiganMay 6, 2015
    Yummmmy. Definitely coming back. Cocktails rock but all food was delicious
  • Chris R.
    Chris RotellaJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing food so creative and tasty, also great decor!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HimmelsbachJuly 17, 2013
    Holy short rib, batman. Plus try the beer list for pairings; works really well per staff recommendations.
  • Kathleen Y.
    Kathleen YanolatosJune 20, 2013
    One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Get the pickled peppers, gnocchi, short ribs and blueberry parfait.
  • Adela M.
    Adela MouOctober 12, 2013
    The short ribs were like butter and even the butter was amazing. A must for any ny foodie.
  • Alexis Y.
    Alexis YSYJanuary 20, 2015
    Foie gras Bon Bon, poached hens egg, broccoli panna cotta, lobster!
  • Eaters H.
    Tasting menu is a must. Definitely the Foie Gras Bon Bon - a serious YUM!
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BouludJuly 30, 2014
    Delicious chicken! I shared a lovely meal there with Wolfgang Puck.
  • Rebbi B.
    Rebbi BurdettSeptember 21, 2013
    Food was very good. Cocktail list impressive. Hostess, very sweet and wonderful. Waiter.... Not so much.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiOctober 11, 2013
    Yes you may end your meal with espresso here. Stumptown pulled well.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StavisNovember 16, 2013
    Great drinks, great food, great room. Great staff!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneOctober 2, 2015
    You've never had a skate wing quite like this! Trust me!
  • PJ W.
    PJ WalkerDecember 14, 2013
    Two great craft cocktails - Palma Fizz and Midas Touch - gotta try 'em
  • Josh F.
    Josh FajardoNovember 17, 2014
    Have the Milk Punch, easily the greatest drink in NYC
  • Bogdan P.
    Bogdan PopaDecember 26, 2014
    Milkpunch was very good. Food was excellent. Incredible rolls.
  • Paulo Y.
    Paulo YollerSeptember 7, 2013
    One of the best!!! Excellent from the beginning till the end!!!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewJune 8, 2015
    Great date spot. Any girl will love The Chanel cocktail
  • Marc S.
    Marc SJuly 16, 2014
    Great private room downstairs. Seats around 24.
  • ellenost
    ellenostAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is delicious, but highly recommend the foie gras bonbons!
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessAugust 4, 2015
    The food is way overpriced and not very good, but the G&T's at the bar are fantastic, Singapore slings good too!
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