Bill's Bar and Burger
Bill's Bar and Burger

Bill's Bar and Burger

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.billsbarandburger.com/
  • Phone: (212) 705-8510
  • Hours of Operation:
    Saturday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Next time you're craving comfort food call on Bill's Bar & Burger. We'll deliver our famed burgers, sliders, shakes and more for an office lunch, birthday party, boys' burger bash and any other occasion imaginable.

    To place a large order, please inquire 48 hours in advance. Orders require a credit card hold at the time of order. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the pick up or delivery time.
  • Special Events: To inquire about a large party or Special Event, contact our Special Events Department at 212-331-0328 or events@brguestinc.com.

    To submit your event request online, visit our online booking page: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51st between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Take the B D F M trains to 47th-50th Streets (Rockefeller Center) or E and M trains to 5th Avenue and 53rd.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and several public lots in the area surrounding Rockefeller Center.
A word from Bill's Bar and Burger
Practice makes perfect...and burgers are no exception. The Bill’s burger evolved from countless tastings, recipes and lots of burger love. The result is a blend of three meats, smashed and cooked on a flattop griddle, served in an all-American seeded bun. It’s your reliable, made-to-order hamburger, plain and simple.

While Bill’s flagship location in NYC’s Meatpacking District opened in 2009 as a small neighborhood joint, it quickly turned heads across the city and was followed by a 400-seat space at Rockefeller Center, the biggest standalone burger joint in the country, and a location ‘down the shore’ at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Regardless of size or stature, every burger served is made fresh daily. Grab a seat at the bar and select from a long list of craft brews. Bill’s has got some sweet treats, too, from hand-dipped milkshakes to decadent cupcakes.
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Bill's Bar and Burger reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (49)good for groups (38)kid-friendly (35)fit for foodies (18)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)special occasion (3)Show More
  • Great location. Great shakes. So-so food.
    Missy
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Our table was ready on time. Service was very good. Our entrees of burgers and BBQ chicken sandwich plus sides were mediocre. The best food item was my daughter's corn dogs off of the kids menu. The cookies and cream shake she ordered was one of the best shakes I've ever tasted. I'd wished I had skipped my entree and ordered a shake instead. The location,Rockefeller Center, is excellent for sight seeing over the holidays. I suspect the reason this restaurant was packed is because of it's location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    At $10 for a glass of wine, I would expect more than a half-full glass. At $3.95 for a coke, I would expect to be entitled to a refill.l.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loved this place
    Hb123
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We arrived ten minutes early for our reservation, and we were pretty much seated right away, even though the place was super busy. The hostess and greeter were very friendly. Our waiter was outstanding- I even told the hostess on our way out how good he was. The food came quickly, and it was delicious. Prices are very reasonable for the city, and you can't beat the location- practically on top of the tree and just a block from Radio City. I can't wait to go back, everyone in our party loved it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Burgers!
    TexasFlavor
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My family and I just ate here after seeing the Rockettes Christmas show. Everything we ate was incredible - spinach and artichoke dip, fried pickles and peppers, burgers, fries, and onion rings. We had the best waiter and the best experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good burger spot near Radio City!
    cookinDi
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was very good! Disco fries were amazing! Kids menu, good prices, fast service. It was a great choice for our family for lunch after seeing a show at Radio City. Bill for 6 people under $120!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy fun times
    Abbydog3
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great spot, hidden from he main traffic pattern from 30 rock. Prepare yourself for a yummy shake and the fried pickle/pepper was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, Good Expereince
    stellabritt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Bill's has great environment and excellent service. If, however, you're looking for a fine dining experience, you've come to the wrong place. Overall, great bang for your buck--the prices are unbelievably inexpensive for New York, let alone Manhattan, let alone Rock Center. Can't recommend the fried pickles and peppers enough. Yum!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great burgers
    2bigspuds
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We booked a table online and were very pleased we did. No waiting, straight to a table.The staff were all very friendly. Service great. We had travelled all day and were so hungry. Didn't wait very long at ll for our delicious food. We will be telling everyone how great our experience was. Will be back next time we are in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for light dining mid-town
    Mari
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We needed a quick meal after seeing the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City, before we took the train home. Bill's Bar and Burger was perfect. We had a nice table in the corner which allowed conversation with our friends before we went in different directions. Service was fast, and the server was very friendly and helpful. We all had burgers and they were great! A wonderful find - highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for lunch
    Jodi
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was a great find for a casual lunch right in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Very reasonably priced and good selection...not just burgers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You've got to try the fat cat
    QueenKelleyVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love this place ... love this burger! A friend took me to Bill's for my birthday and reminded me that this is the same place I requested to go last year. What can I say; I like what I like! ;]
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buono
    Bimbogigi
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Siamo stati da Bill's una domenica sera: il locale è tipicamente USA, dove si puo mangiare un buon Hamburger e bere una buona birra senza spendere molto; servizio un pochino lento, ma nel complesso molto gentili. Ho provato un "Bacon and cheddar" è la qualità era buona, cosi come le patatine di contorno; la dimensione è relativamente contenuta per gli standard americani; molto buono anche il "Mint Chocolate Chip" shakes. Da considerare
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The burgers were smaller than the $1 menu at any of the drive through chains. Not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Food was good. Shrimp Burger excellent. Order came out of the kitchen completely wrong. Not sure if it was the kitchen or the waitress. No silverware on the table. Restaurant was not even half full.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good burgers and more
    gendreau603
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The kids loved the milk shakes, something you don't find everywhere...so, once we resigned to a dessert-before-meal exception, we indulged in some great pub food. The fried pickles and peppers were a spicy start to a great meal. Burgers and the Mahi-taco were pretty much the fare for the table. Great fries and good view of the world series!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service and Overpriced Meals
    Fearborn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great burgers aren't enough to overcome bad service and over priced meals. We waited for just a short time to get some water, with a seat right at the window where NY walked by. However getting our order in, refills, any other drinks ordered, or our check took way too long. The burgers were amazing, but the fries were just really good. Had we not paid extra for the fries, I wouldn't mention them. Fries this middle of the road should come with your burger. The "ice" water was nearly ice-free. This is New York, so a $10+ burger is completely normal, and when they're this good, it's worth it, however I would recommend getting JUST a burger to-go as the service and sides are horrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Friendly Sports Bar
    Felderparty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nice sports bar in convenient location. Food was reasonably priced, lots of TVs and server was nice about having a game changed for our group. Bobs is a family friendly sports bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic burgers
    Peeg
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If a restaurant has the word "burger" in its name, it better have good burgers! Bill's delivers with delicious burgers. I do miss the lamb burger from the menu but the other burgers are spot on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great place, great food, great staff.. Great for after the show...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill's Burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A half step better than a fast food joint and they didn't even credit me with the points I'm entitled to from my visit!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glutenfree Burger...
    glutano1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Was happy to get them at Bill's Bar and Burger! And it tasted really good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and delicious
    Travels2eat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The milk shakes are to die for! Had the peanut butter bomb with the Jack Daniels honey add-on. Best shake I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bartender and good burgers
    Letitia
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went To Bill's because it was a few blocks from the theatre and the menu listed lamb burgers, one of our favorite dishes. When we arrived, we sat at the bar and enjoyed their happy hour drinks special. Our reservation was for 6 p.m., and the waiter seated us promptly. He explained that the menu had changed the day before and lamb was off the menu. He saw how disappointed we were, went to speak to the chef, and returned to tell us they still had a few lamb burgers left and would cook them for us. We were very happy with his efforts and the food was quite good.
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  • Excellent...as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We always make it to Bills when we are in the city. Food is always great. Our service this trip was exceptional and everything came out as ordered and really quick.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phil & Linda
    LuvNYC
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We ate lunch at Bill's Bar & Burger before attending a matinee Broadway play and had a great experience. The waitress was very helpful and we enjoyed our meal selections.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burger/shake in town?
    BigNorwegian
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Dropped in for lunch without reservation "by accident" on vacation in NYC with my family. Got a so-so table, but all of us just loved the burgers/shakes/service. $100 incl 20$ tip for a great lunch incl beer/shakes/burgers for 4 (two kids), but the taste of those burgers and shake!!!! A couple of days later we were considering what to do for our last meal in NYC, and we all voted for Bill's. Made our reservation through open table and specified that we had two kids and that we would like a good table. When we came in, we were greeted like they really expected us - we got a great booth downstairs in the corner - fantastic burgers/shakes and great service even though the place was very busy. Highly recommend it -great authentic US experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful experience!!
    KerryVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went to dinner or should I say TRIED to go to dinner here on Wed night, sat down, was given 2 glasses of super, warm water...I asked for 'ice water' instead and the waiter looked at us like were were crazy...we orderd this blueberry vodka drink, the waiter brings it to the table and says oh here it is, but we are out of blueberries...nice...then we ordered our meals a 5:10 pm, at 5:40 the waiter comes over & says the Dept. of Health is here, you food will be delayed another 20 minutes...crazy, cause what was the kitchen doing for the past 30 minutes they had our order. PS, 2 burgers, 1 french fry...not a big order... 5:45 pm we asked for the check and left...really disappointing, really bad customer service....$10 burger can't be that good
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  • temp and space
    Dinner
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was very hot in the restaurant when we came for dinner. Also where the hostess first sat us I had to.ask her to move us because there was no room for both of us to sit comfortably. There wasn't any room between the tables and the person that sat behind me was basically in my lap. But she was kind enough to move use. The next table was a booth. It was still tight but we were able to manage there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Fat Cat burger was delicious, and I can't remember the last time I had fries this good! Thanks, Bill's Bar & Burger!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • That's good!
    PaolaB
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Service and food are very good; I found the burgers smaller than I remembered, but still very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best burgers I've ever had
    Goldpaugh
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've eaten at Bill's many times and they never disappoint! Convenient location and quick service! Great for anything from a quick lunch date to a classy night out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun find
    Iowauspta
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great burgers and lively environment. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for mom and son
    5GreatLakes
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    At my 17-year old son's request, I was looking for a Sports Bar with great burgers. This was perfect!! Yes, he ordered the Top 10 burger, (plus another!) and loved them. I had the turkey burger and a salad, which were both delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bien
    Sylvala
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Restaurant bien pour manger un hamburger en famille pour la soirée dans un bel endroit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick and easy
    slabra
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Thought it might be a bit more than what it was. Quick and easy. Nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about. Food was decent but unremarkable. Served its purpose and reservation honored so got in at time expected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical touristy burger place
    Brian
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    You get what you'd expect... OK (but not particularly good) burger, OK service, lots of tourists there for dinner given the location.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 313 reviews are from the Bill's Bar and Burger reviews archive.
  • Great service
    Mare214
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    First time here at bills bar and burgers! Came from upstate NY, saw reviews online and decided this looked great, made a reservation which we were early for but they sat us anyways! Our server Stephanie was great very tentative and always made sure out drinks were full! Food was great definitely have great burgers. All around great experience and would come back again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pequeños bocados
    Amada
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Las hamburguesas estan muy pequeñas. Debes pedir otro plato para quedar satisfecho
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Burgers!
    Burgers
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great burgers! Great price! Our boys really enjoyed these burgers and it was located conveniently to our hotel.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Service was good
    Prometheus478
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My date and I felt rushed even though the restaurant was empty and there was no one waiting. The food was ok, but not what my date was expecting. She had the shrimp burger before at a different location, but not pleased this time around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic