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: 2127058510x
  • 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
62 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (37)good for groups (25)kid-friendly (25)neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)special occasion (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Friendly Sports Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 309 reviews are from the Bill's Bar and Burger reviews archive.
  • Extremely disappointing
    Lovegoodrestaurants
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The restaurant was very busy due to USA soccer game being shown on screens but that is not the customer's fault. We were "greeted" by a very rude hostess and the waitress was indifferent. We were having our 1st course when the main meals arrived. We asked if they could be brought back later. One minute later the mains arrived again & we asked, again, if we could finish our starters. 2 minutes later the mains arrived again! We ended up accepting them and our table was filled with 8 dishes. Our waitress did not apologise & said that "food arrives quickly here." Totally unacceptable. There are much better restaurants in NYC.
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  • Great shakes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    If you want to have a great shake, this is the place to go! Best in New York! However the burgers were small and not done to order. Buns couldn't hold the meat - ended up a mess on the plate. A dissapointment in the food category.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Place and Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My first time there. Great service and food. I will return there for all future visits to the island.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great central locations
    ladysmiles
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Mahi tacos are awesome! Have not had anything here that is not good, great twist to the hamburger joint, nice selection of beer and appetizers Energetic staff gets you in and out quickly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always!
    ss6103
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Been coming to Bill's for a few years now. Tasty food, great service, and a cool environment in the Rockefeller Center craze. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McAuntLinda
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have dined here a few times before. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating and they have a shrimp burger that's fantastic! It can be a bit noisy but not enough to prevent me from going there. The atmosphere is very casual and the prices are quite reasonable. Perfect if you're catching a show at Radio City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    bklyndiner
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The restaurant itself was lovely but there were a few concerns: 1. The tables by the window were set close together. Everytime someone wanted to get up, the person behind them would have to move or get up as well. 2. The air conditioning was not working properly. It was extremely warm and uncomfortable. The food was good but nothing extraordinary. The service, however, was excellent. Very friendly and accomodating staff.
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  • very GOOD
    Liam461VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was my second time to Bills. Both were enjoyable. The service was excellent. Polite, in time w reso n well originated. For the type of food they serve ( Friday s, Ruby Tuesday ) its a cut above n then some.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZSogz
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great food and awesome service, a fun environment and cool drinks. Servings were small though, wish we got more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for the family
    Bills
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The kids enjoyed the milkshakes and burgers and the adults loved the sandwiches and fries. Great service early and then it got very busy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    Strongarm
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Bugers were a bit on the sloppy mess side. Nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & fast service
    Jeff
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was fantastic, and it came so quickly!! Great for lunches when you have to get back to the office. Just beware - no sides come with the burgers - you have to order them separate!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good burgers and drinks
    BigDave
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We have eaten at bills a couple of times now and it is excellent value. The portions are not the usual gigantic US size but they taste good. The margheritas are especially good. The staff are really friendly and efficient. We left having eaten well and drunk well, and it didn't cost a lot either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Had the Fat Cat, double, with bacon and the disco fries. Everything was awesome. Finished up with the Chocolate Peanut butter bomb shake with a shot of JD Honey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Burgers were good and great beer selection. Prefect place to watch a sporting event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.