Betony

Betony

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 25, 2016
    “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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HSeptember 3, 2013
    Gnocchi & the Short Ribs. Do them both. Do the gnocchi twice. Staff is incredible!
  • 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.
  • Glory K.
    Glory KadiganMay 6, 2015
    Yummmmy. Definitely coming back. Cocktails rock but all food was delicious
  • 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.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 31, 2013
    Inventive fine dining and cocktails (especially for Midtown) from three Eleven Madison Park alums.
  • 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.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RotellaJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing food so creative and tasty, also great decor!
  • Adela M.
    Adela MouOctober 12, 2013
    The short ribs were like butter and even the butter was amazing. A must for any ny foodie.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HimmelsbachJuly 17, 2013
    Holy short rib, batman. Plus try the beer list for pairings; works really well per staff recommendations.
  • Alexis Y.
    Alexis YSYJanuary 20, 2015
    Foie gras Bon Bon, poached hens egg, broccoli panna cotta, lobster!
  • Eaters H.
    Eaters HeavenApril 6, 2016
    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.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 21, 2016
    Reflect your inner self in a cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Ask the bartender of Betony to make a Tequila Sunrise for you.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiOctober 11, 2013
    Yes you may end your meal with espresso here. Stumptown pulled well.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneOctober 2, 2015
    You've never had a skate wing quite like this! Trust me!
  • Robert S.
    Robert StavisNovember 16, 2013
    Great drinks, great food, great room. Great staff!
  • Rebbi B.
    Rebbi BurdettSeptember 21, 2013
    Food was very good. Cocktail list impressive. Hostess, very sweet and wonderful. Waiter.... Not so much.
  • Josh F.
    Josh FajardoNovember 17, 2014
    Have the Milk Punch, easily the greatest drink in NYC
  • PJ W.
    PJ WalkerDecember 14, 2013
    Two great craft cocktails - Palma Fizz and Midas Touch - gotta try 'em
  • 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
  • ellenost
    ellenostAugust 27, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is delicious, but highly recommend the foie gras bonbons!
  • Marc S.
    Marc SJuly 16, 2014
    Great private room downstairs. Seats around 24.
  • harryh
    harryhApril 26, 2015
    Fantastic food. Wildly disappointing service. At this price point they should be doing a much better job.
  • 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!
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JFebruary 5, 2014
    The foie gras bon bons are insanely delicious
  • Wesley B.
    Wesley BlissJanuary 5, 2015
    A bit prissy & over the top, but good cocktails and food.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Betony, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Brian N.
    Brian NewmanSeptember 25, 2013
    Chicken, grain salad, plum cake all great
  • Sam D.
    Sam DangremondAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try one of Eamon Rockey's delicious cocktails!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsAugust 6, 2015
    TimeOut says their baguette is the best for a picnic!
  • car
    carNovember 16, 2013
    not sure this is worth it... lobster rolls are like a cigar, "fried pickles" were just fried bits. wouldn't go back
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Betony.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 12, 2016
    When you visit Betony, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Betony is a great place to drink Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • Candace H.
    Candace HoFebruary 14, 2014
    The Jasmine Rice dessert is everything!
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzOctober 13, 2014
    Short ribs, foie gras, desserts
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderApril 7, 2015
    Seared striped bass and roasted chicken!
  • Paulo Y.
    Paulo YollerSeptember 11, 2013
    Best milk punch in town!!!
  • Allan B.
    Allan BeaufourFebruary 9, 2014
    The chicken entree and the jasmine rise dessert
  • Michael V.
    Michael VagnettiJanuary 14, 2015
    Dinner comes with two amuse-bouches (one sweet before dessert).
  • MJB
    MJBAugust 1, 2013
    Definitely get the short ribs!
  • Jordan N.
    Jordan NewmanMay 11, 2014
    Chicken portion is hilariously small. Basically a chicken finger. Not fingers. Finger.
  • Lillian T.
    Lillian TungJuly 26, 2013
    The short ribs are sublime.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Betony, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Crystal
    CrystalMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried. Pickled. Ramps. (Genius.)
  • C D.
    C DaleyFebruary 21, 2016
    Foie gras, champagne selection
  • Shinya H.
    Shinya HirokawaJuly 23, 2016
    stone soup
  • Kristen
    KristenOctober 12, 2013
    Definitely some good eats here. Too bad they are trying so hard.
  • Esther M.
    Esther MoonAugust 3, 2013
    The fried pickles are amazing!
  • Nora D.
    Nora DAugust 6, 2015
    Thank you Bryce Shuman! 💕
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.June 12, 2013
    Zagat reco's the Fancy potato chips
  • Shirin M.
    Shirin MalkaniApril 5, 2015
    Good for a business lunch
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinAugust 2, 2013
    Corn potato gnocchi!!!
  • Nick R.
    Nick RunyanSeptember 16, 2014
    Short rib!! And milk punch
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonOctober 10, 2014
    Lunch is a steal.
  • Help M.
    Help MeJune 26, 2016
    10 courses
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SSeptember 18, 2014
    How are the rolls this good?
  • JJ C.
    JJ CohoonSeptember 24, 2014
    James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant 2014 nominee.
  • Alexandre P.
    Alexandre PortugalDecember 6, 2016
    Elegante, discreto, bem localizado. Excelente pedida p um jantar antes de um show na broadway! Recomendo!
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BoucherJanuary 28, 2014
    Une cuisine moderne et créative!
  • Matilde G.
    Matilde GomezNovember 15, 2014
    Pregunten por José, gran mesero
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