I went to Butterfield 8 on bedford the other night and it was pretty bad in an odd way. When I first started eating i thought the food was ok - by the middle i wasnt sure and after I left i hated it. We started with the Kobe Beef Sliders which were tasteless. The thai ketchup tasted like regular ketchup to me and didnt really add anything. No onions, no pickles no nothing with the sliders. We also tried the steak sandwich and grilled chicken sandwich. The bread on both dominated the sandwiches, to the point where you could taste nothing but the bread. Also, the steak sandwich had a fancier version of the Philadelphia cheese sauce on it, but it came really thick and had no flavor. Wasabi mashed potatoes had no wasabi flavor, and the french fries tasted like they had hidden valley ranch on it.
On a positive note, service was really good, the space is nice, and the bar is big, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. While I think they have a good menu and concept, the execution is missing. Perhaps they can work this out, and I would consider giving it another try in a future date.