Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown
Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown

Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://billsbarandburger.com/
  • Phone: (212) 894-3800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am.
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Brett Reichler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington and Albany St and West Side Highway
  • Public Transit: Rector Street 1; Rector Street N,R; Wall Street 4,5; Cortland N,R
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 70 West Street 90 West Street 50 West Street
A word from Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown
Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown is located in The Marriott Downtown.
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Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (12)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (6)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Horrible, horrible service..
    greenwichgirlVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was fine but we were on time and our table was already given away and we had to sit in the entrance to the bar area. Took about 10 mins to get menus and then forever to get our food... Won't be back and will spread the word around the office
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Lunch Location
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The hostess was very welcoming and the wait staff was very attentive. Great for lunch is in the regular dining area or for groups in the their private room. Trendy without the overly trendy $$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers Bill. Whoever you are
    HungryJacquiVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I had the onion soup burger. Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions and pickle on an onion brioche roll. Make sure to ask for yours medium rare or they bring it medium. Delish!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    Eyes24VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Burgers are juicy and delicious. Highly recommend. Great place if you're looking for a quick bite while at the WTC memorial.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trip in New York
    donguis
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I wanted to live a real American food and I really get what I waexperiegets looking for. I recommend this place bc the service and the good was great...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was fantastic!
    diane
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Can't say enough good things about Bill's! 1stl, my 9 year old has severe food allergies & our waitress did not hesitate in helping us find something that she would enjoy & that was safe for her. We were celebrating her birthday but chose not to say anything because she wouldn't be able to eat anything from the dessert menu. Our waitress overheard us talking about her birthday and came over & asked if there was anything they could do - they brought out a plate of pineapples and strawberries with a candle in it and sang Happy Birthday! It was wonderful!! The drinks were fantastic (with one exception - we ordered a mojito and it was pink...still can't figure that out!) and the food equally as wonderful! Highly recommended for families!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent if you're at the Marriott.
    BW612
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you're already staying at the Marriott and want a convienant meal or drink, Bill's is a fine choice. However, there are a plethora of other (better) choices in the Financial District and SoHo.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great place to eat and hang out. The tacos were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CNN might reconsider its rating
    RefinedGentlemanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    For a restaurant that prides itself on its burgers they failed, in my opinion. The hamburger patty was thin and overcooked; the bun was small. I order a burger with mustard -- they brought mushrooms. On the other hand, the staff was friendly and the restaurant was conveniently located in the Marriott hotel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Bill's Bar & Burger Downtown reviews archive.
  • bad, bad burgers
    ljoc
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    when i talk about food, bad means rally, really good! Every part of our experience was delightful - making a reservation was easy, our party was accorded special needs for low noise level, the wine and food was excellent, service was prompt and friendly! We definitely will revisit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • okay burger joint
    jk23VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Just an okay burger place. Large beer selection and big tv's all over was a plus. With so many choices in area I would try something else next time I was craving American food when I was in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Breakfast
    NYCFood
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    It's hard to find a good sit down breakfast in the financial district, mostly because who goes? (I understand). But this one was nice! It wasn't as fancy as Andaz or the Ritz, but there were other diners, and the menu is versatile and extensive for a non-diner breakfast. The huevos rancheros was flooded with avocado and sour cream (yum!) and the turkey sausage was delish! I heard the pancakes were good; did not try. It's good for a casual breakfast spot!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BugsyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My burger fell apart, the bun just absorbed everything and crumbled. The burger didn't even fit on the plate it's served on. The milkshake was good, but I'd honestly prefer a McFlurry. To too it off, the fries were mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok
    Girl
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Was okay ran out of ice cream waiter was okay too far out there no bathroom
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Burger Joint nr the WTC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Four of us had lunch at Bill's Bar and Burger Downtown and it was a perfect spot as we had been on the SOL/Ellis Island run and then walked uptown to the WTC. The food was really good and the service outstanding. We would definitely revisit
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good. meatpacking locale better
    Abbi
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food was nice, but food/ambience/service much better at Bills in meat packing. Crazy shakes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normal and Overrated
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Because this place is on opentable, I thought it would be different than a regular bar. Sadly, it is not. The burgers are really overrated and just normal. They are no better than McDonald's. I think even Shake Shack is a little better. The noise level is what is to be expected from a bar, but the tables are nicely spaced , so you don't hear anyone's conversation. One major problem is paying $9 for a burger that you really can get much cheaper for the same quality at McDonald's.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 6 ounces hamburger was very small
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    although the food was tasty the six ounce hamburger was more like a meatball. Beware of the fries they are extra and cost almost half the price as the 10 dollar burger. The buffalo chicken wrap was very good. Lively atmosphere and the service was very good overall.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good FiDi Lunch Spot
    felbriggeVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Well run burger joint, welcome addition to the FiDi lunch desert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for feeding relatives
    MothersDayDinner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My grandchildren requested Bills Bar and Burger for a Mother's Day dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place to go before Ground Zero!
    Nan57
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We went to Bill's before we went to Ground Zero. The food was very good and it was obvious that it was a "happening'" place! Service was fabulous and it was a fun venue! My husband enjoyed it as did my grandson...all generations were happy!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I've only been here twice but loved it both times and cannot wait to return! I had both the shrimp burger and turkey burger and they were both amazing! the fries rock too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little pricey for what you get
    NYCEat
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    a little pricey for what you get, nothing included with the burgers so there's the additional cost for sides (fries, etc)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!!
    dining2eat
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were visiting NY for the day and wasn't sure where to go for dinner close to the 9/11 Memorial. I googled restaurants near the Memorial and Bill's Bar & Burger was one of the restaurants listed. There were mixed reviews, but I thought we should give it a try so I made reservations...so glad I did. The service was great and the food was delicious! I had a burger with sweet potato fries and they were awesome! Everyone in my party was happy with their food and thanked me for finding this place. The large beer list made the guys happy. The online map made it look a couple of blocks from the Memorial, but it was on the corner across from the entrance to it. I highly recommend Bill's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very tastey
    burgerboy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent burger,will eat there again next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Greatfood
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I would love to go back to this place. Friendly an patient staff, the food was amazing, I'm very pleased with this place. I didn't even get a burger and I thought into good was amazing. I heard they have a really good veggie burger. Very reasonable prices.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers are amazing here.
    KskinnVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Burgers are amazing here. Kids love the wax they get given.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected for brunch...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This place is just okay. We got a brunch reservation for 11:30 after the NYC half marathon, and after being seated, were told that they stopped serving eggs at 11. Huh?!? I've never heard that at a New York City restaurant serving weekend brunch, ever. Disappointment. Decent burgers and fries, which came out lukewarm. Had to send back a strangely colored, watered down mojito, in favor of a beer.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • attentive service
    BritinNY
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    frendly smiles from the moment we walked in. they recognized that this was a business lunch and put us out of the way so we could talk. server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    Renek
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I'd eaten here once before, and it's very close to my apartment. Immediate seating, courteous service and quick food. And it all tasted great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    ltatiana
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I had an amazing time, I went there to celebrate my 21st birthday. I had never been there before. Everyone was so nice and very attentive. Drinks were good and of course I have to disscuss prices, the prices in my opinion ( I am truly not a spender) were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Super Bowl night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Two college friends and I met here to watch Super Bowl XLVIII. They wanted to go to a sports bar near Times Square, but I convinced them that lower Manhattan would be less crowded and just as much fun. Before the first quarter ended, they told me how much of a great find Bill's is and how they were thinking about coming back in the Spring. With so much activity - the action of the game + loud families and groups in the bar and dining area - one would expect there to be some glitches in service. Nope, not at Bill's. Our server was attentive and friendly all night. The food (fries, onion rings, chicken tenders, beef and shrimp burgers, and guacamole), selection of domestic and imported beers, and the atmosphere and location were all great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Burger Joint with Table Svc.
    XeroxMan
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    A solid burger place, very reasonable prices, under 15 bucks after a tip in FiDi (and inside a Marriott), glad I found it. Looking forward to getting back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised by Bill's.
    mos205VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by Bill's. Food was tasty and the space was open and great for watching sports.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great burger!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    A simple and well executed menu. Love the burgers and that they update on occasion. A little noisy at game time, but otherwise a comfortable neighborhood spot with decent service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was there twice for breakfast.
    GmanVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Was there twice for breakfast. It was a combination of hotel restaurant and sports bar--unusual for a breakfast spot.
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  • Given other reviews, I was
    JJay
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Given other reviews, I was expecting an awesome burger. The burger and other food was average at best. On a positive note, our server was great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have tried Bill's a couple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Have tried Bill's a couple of times and each time I'm left thinking that I could have eaten at Shake Shack for half the price with the food being about the same. We were particularly disappointed by the advertised NYE party for kids, which turned out to just be a face painter sitting in the corner of the restaurant.
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  • good service, decent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high after reading a bunch of great reviews, but I was a little disappointed in the food. It was good, but I was expecting fantastic. I've had better burgers plenty of other places. The service was great, however. Very friendly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Success
    AJohnson
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I organized a small group meet-up. The table was ready as requested. The staff was very accommodating and did not rush our service. We will look to gather there again! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.