Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is high in beta carotene, a beneficial antioxidant.

Fall is in full effect around the U.S. and while I thought I might be sad to bid heirloom tomato season farewell, but one bite of a dish with butternut squash makes it easy to move on. Rich in fiber and essential vitamins, such as A, C, and E, butternut squash has long been popular in soups and stews. And, chefs are getting even more inventive with this diverse ingredient, tucking it into tacos, sprinkling it atop pizzas, and letting it shine as a simple side dish. Find out what OpenTable diners are saying about butternut squash in recent reviews. 

Ad Hoc, Yountville, California: “Veal chops were cooked to perfection with a wonderful bounty of fall veggies. The roasted butternut squash gratin was heavenly, sweet, and creamy with a note of tarragon.”

Adour at the St. Regis, Washington, D.C.: “A pocket of Paris dining in DC! The butternut squash soufflé alone is reason to go again and again.”

Ai Fiori, New York, New York: “My favorite dish was the pasta course of veal with a butternut squash sauce and my boyfriendss was his fried soft shell crab appetizer. I would highly recommend this resurant for a special occasion!”

Bearfoot Bistro, Whistler, British Columbia: “Although hard to pick, our favorites were the octopus appy, the butternut squash main, and the cheesecake.”

Boitson’s, Kingston, New York: “Special butternut squash fritter appetizer was amazing.”

* Davis Street Tavern, Portland, Oregon: “My salad was a chef-inspired combination of arugula,butternut squash, pomegranate, and a smoked tomato/basil dressing. It was just heaven! This dish had pleasant offsetting notes of bitter versus sweet in an innovative combination.”

Esca, New York, New York: “I also had a side of honey-roasted butternut squash Simply deelish.”

Farmstead Table, Newton, Massachusetts: “The root vegetable purees (butternut squash, celery root, and parsnip) are excellent.”

* Glenwood Grill, Raleigh, North Carolina: “Wonderful as usual, and the butternut squash and leek bisque was awesome.”

* Luke Palladino at Harrah’s Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey: “Our entrees, bolgnese and butternut squash gnocchi, a special, were fantastic.”

* The Painted Burro, Somerville, Massachusetts: “We did order the butternut squash tacos as well and those were quite good! Would recommend!”

Paramour, Wayne, Pennsylvania: “We had the chef’s selection and it was fantastic. Fresh oysters, trio tartare, braised scallops in butternut squash-ginger soup with toasted rice (unbelievably good), then rib-eye with mini potatoes over roasted veggies, and finally a yummy chocolate sampler!”

Pazo, Baltimore, Maryland: “Food was amazing. The black bean/butternut squash soup is an absolute must have! Great to see them using local ingredients. Highly recommended!”

* Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Providence, Rhode Island: “We tried three different pizzas. One of them was a butternut squash pizza special which was incredible!!! (They all where fabulous but loved the uniqueness of the special). Everything was so fresh. I cannot wait to go back again!”

Root Down, Denver, Colorado: “The food was great! It was fun to try so many dishes. The scallops, arepas, and butternut squash gnocchi were my favorites!”

* Strand Bistro at The Strand Hotel, New York, New York: “I must say that their butternut squash-bacon rissotto is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten in my life.”

Underbelly, Houston, Texas: “We had the pork chop, Korean BBQ goat with dumplings, the bread with butternut squash butter, the butcher’s cut beef, and crispy green beans with fish sauce, as well as the vinegar pie and fried pecan pie. Every one was absolutely delicious and picking a favorite would be imposible. We will be back!”

Zaytinya, Washington, D.C.: “We had the whole grilled branzino, a lamb dish that was sensational, butternut squash hummus, the best tabbouleh I’ve ever eaten, and a very good white wine from Santorini called Atlantis.”


  1. michele doctor says

    Roasted Butternut Squash soup at Stellas Italian in Dana Point , CA is the best !

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