New York's Choice For Generations.
True New Yorkers have a taste for big-city traditions, especially when it comes to the butter brand they know and love. Hotel Bar® is the real deal when it comes to getting great butter for a great value.
Meet The Big Apple’s Most Trusted Butter.
16oz. Salted Butter Quarters
16oz. Unsalted Butter Quarters
8oz. Salted Whipped Butter Cup
8oz. Unsalted Whipped Butter Cup
About Our Butter
Hotel Bar® Butter is the real deal with the flavor and quality that New Yorkers know and trust. All of our butter products are kosher certified.
What is the definition of butter?
Butter is a food product made exclusively from milk, cream, or both. It can be made with or without salt, and contains at least 80 percent milk fat by weight. It is a dairy product made by churning until it reaches a semisolid state.
What are the different types of butter?
- Salted butter – Perfect for general cooking, it contains less than 2% salt.
- Unsalted butter – Preferred for baking, creating flaky crusts and sweet treats with great taste and texture.
- Whipped butter – Regularly 80% salted or unsalted butter that has air whipped into it, resulting in a product with greater volume, reduced density and improved spreadability at colder temperatures.
- Clarified butter – Made when butter is melted and the milk solids and water are removed. Less water means no splattering and the removal of the milk solids give clarified butter a shelf stable life of up to six months.
How should I soften butter for table use?
In general, butter needs to be just slightly above 60°F to be able to spread on something soft like bread. Whipped butter spreads easier than stick butter due to the product being whipped. Neither will spread easily right out of the refrigerator. We recommend allowing the butter to sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before spreading.
Should I use salted or unsalted butter for recipes?
Salted butter is best for general cooking. Unsalted butter is preferred for baking, creating flaky crusts, and sweet treats with great taste and texture.
How should butter be stored?
Butter should be kept refrigerated at 45° F or less. Store it in its original container in the coldest part of the refrigerator, not the warmer “butter keeper” on the door. Store it away from foods with a distinctive odor like cheese, onions, garlic, etc.
Can butter be frozen and used at a later date?
Butter can be frozen for up to four months after the “sell by” date if frozen when fresh. Butter should be placed in freezer baggies or other air-tight containers. Once thawed, butter should be used within a few weeks. We do not suggest freezing whipped butter as it can change the texture of the product.
How do I measure butter?
Accurate measurements are important in many recipes. Here are some facts to keep in mind when measuring butter:
2 cups = 4 sticks = 1 pound = 16 ounces
1 cup = 2 sticks = 1/2 pound = 8 ounces
1/2 cup = 1 stick = 1/4 pound = 8 tablespoons = 4 ounces
1/4 cup = 1/2 stick = 4 tablespoons = 2 ounces
Does butter contain gluten?
Butter is made from non-gluten containing ingredients.
Is Hotel Bar® Butter made with artificial growth hormones such as rBST or rBGH?
All Hotel Bar® products are made with milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.
No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST treated and non-rBST treated cows.
Do you sell Kosher Butter?
All of our branded items are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union year round.
What does the date on the butter signify?
The date on butter is the “use by” date.
Where to Find Our Products
Find Hotel Bar® butter products at a store near you.
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