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David Burke Kitchen
David Burke Kitchen

David Burke Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidburkekitchen.com
  • Phone: (212) 201-9119
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday thru Friday 7:00am-10:00am
    Lunch: Monday thru Friday 12:00noon-3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: seven days 5:00pm-11:00pm
    Treehouse menu all times in between, closes at 1:00am Sunday thru Wednesday, 2:00am Thursday thru Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Shea
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact melissa@davidburke.com.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for our sumptuous Sunday Night Supper series. (hint, hint: make it a dinner date...) our three-course $35 menu is filled with all of Chef Burke’s fabulous favorites—from his addictive tomato bisque (with grilled cheese croutons, we might add) to his dry-aged prime rib.

    Join us any day of the week upstairs at our Treehouse Bar for $5 Burgers and drink specials. Open at 5PM, the Treehouse bar serves select dining options from David Burke Kitchen and offers its own cocktail and wine selections. The Treehouse Bar is great for starting off your weekend or grabbing a drink after work! Stop in for any sports event and have a beer in this perch overlooking 6th avenue.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: A, C, E, J, N. Q, R, Z, 1, 6: Canal Street Stations
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from David Burke Kitchen
Critically acclaimed chef David Burke focuses on locally-sourced, modern American food presented in the whimsical style that is his trademark. His menu emphasizes the highest quality vegetables, sustainable fish, beef and game birds. The restaurant’s spaces are designed by James Beard Award-winner Thomas Schlesser. The Treehouse Bar features seating that offers a birds-eye view of the bustling street below. There, you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails with pizzas, flatbreads, spreads and homemade sweet and savory snacks. Downstairs, the loft-like space is divided into a bar and dining room. The open kitchen and glass-enclosed wine cave allow guests a peek behind the scenes. Burke’s theatrical style is reflected in the carving station, where meats are carved and whole-roasted fish, lobster and casseroles are plated in the center of the dining room. David Burke Kitchen’s unparalleled outdoor space, opening in time for spring, has its own bar and seating for 130.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had heard great things, but overall it was a lackluster experience. Had to wait 20 minutes after our reservation time had passed to be seated, found a seat at the bar but bartender was impossible to flag down, had a great back corner table (highlight of the evening), the servers were fine (no complaints), but the food was 'meh.' Would not go back, definitely a touristy spot for scenesters."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were shocked to be able to get a table on a Friday evening...and David Burke Kitchen didn't disappoint. Our waiter, Mike, was awesome! The menu was great, and Mike was very clear about the pricing for restaurant week. The heirloom pork was DIVINE!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "To be fair, the food was okay. But the service was absolutely appalling!! I felt like a cow being herded from one station to another. They put down your appetizer, remove your plate once you put down your fork and then in comes the entree swooping in. We didn't even have utensils for the entree because we couldn't find our server! We sat for a couple of minutes with entrees in front of us and the bus boys said someone would bring us utensils soon because he was busy filling waters. Dessert was awful. Strawberries & Cream tart was all cream and the tart was like a frozen thick waffle with nothing going for it. The chocolate hazelnut bar was just as bad and the ice cream was just too sweet. We took a bite and couldn't stomach the rest."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I cannot help but compare this restaurant to Fishtail...the food and service were excellent, however, Fishtail is hands down the more attractive of the two. Having said that, I would definitely eat here again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu was delicious and the rooftop patio is perfect."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • " excellent, creative cuisine, accommodating staff but extremely noisy at lunch (restaurant wee)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The ambience was pleasant--and you get sunlight without being in the sun. A good place to meet friends in a neighborhood we don't usually get to see, and accessible by subway."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went here for Restaurant Week and it was great. Sometimes the menu and portions for Restaurant Week are limited but not here. Service was perfect, ambiance for lunch perfect-quiet and cozy. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Seated almost 30 minutes after our reservation time, but we were able to have a drink at the bar while we waited (albeit very expensive drinks). Food was overall excellent, market vegetables were slightly disappointing though. Never got the bread sticks/carrots/grapes and I mention this not because we really wanted it but because it speaks to the service. They seemed totally overwhelmed (slow to be seated, slow to get food, overall lack of attention)--our server barely spoke to us. But other than that, great evening. Monkey bread is fun and definitely a try-once kind of experience as they prepare it table-side. If it weren't for the sub-par service this would be a 5-star review."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Never waited that long. Although everyone was friendly, every servers and girls in the front reservation area were rushing and looked like everything was so hectic for them to handle. Great sommelier, though. She was graceful and knew exactly what to do and ON TIME."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Service was excellent by both sommelier and waitress...but food left something to be desired. There signature crab cakes were mushy and not very tasty. Our other dishes....short ribs, heritage pork were small portions but good. The best dish was the pappardelle with prawns. Overall, over priced for the hype."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The entire meal was fantastic, but the the Toffee Monkey Bread will change your life"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Good service does not make for good food. Have wanted to try since it opened; yes, waited that long..... The lollipop tree with bubble gum whipped cream was perfect and worth the hike from uptown. The rest including at our table kale salad, lobster rolls, pasta, and steak was mediocre at best, nothing exceptional, nothing daring. Perhaps just a poor choice of selection of restaurant week, or too long in anticipation of the food. Save your time and money, unless you are particular about service and don't care about food. Service and ambience impeccable, hence the two stars."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Loved the food! Always have. Decor is pretty standrd."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a Restaurant Week Lunch today. There were excellent choices;i.e. Appetizers, entree and deserts. Definitely worth the trip,"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was average, we had a reso and had to wait 50 min for the table... Maybe its just because restaurant week, but overall a bad experience. Bill went up so much cauz of the waiting we had 2 drinks (100$ only on those..)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I thought the food was overall very good here. The service however was not and for a pricey restaurant this is really not acceptable. It took 25 minutes for us to just get out cocktails which are 16-17 dollars a piece. The food also did not come out in a timely manner. The waitress was unfriendly and put her hands on our plates touching food first before asking if she could take them away. I understand it was restaurant week but the restaurant needs to hire more staff and bartenders. For NYC service should never be this poor."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "While the meal was fantastic from beginning to end (even the bread - a mini loaf, thin breadsticks, and some grapes - was great), and our waiter was spirited, attentive, and friendly, the baby octopus appetizer was by far one of my favorite things I've eaten in a long time and is the one thing I haven't stopped talking about. I went with a friend for restaurant week and felt like I was walking away with a great deal (and a full stomach)."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great for Restaurant Week Deals and other promotional menus, but a little overpriced otherwise. Don't get me wrong, the food was great, but a bit too pricey for what it was."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was generally excellent as always. Although the staff were friendly, the restaurant was seriously understaffed. They had 1 sommilier for the entire restaurant which was full from 7 pm on. Thus our wine came when we had almost completed our meal. There was no support staff to keep water glasses full either and it was an extremely warm evening."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to DB Kitchen durring restaurant week for dinner. We had a great time. My short rib was so perfectly cooked and every bite was packed with great earthy flavor. My girlfriend could not stop raving about her Arbold Palmer dessert. A winning meal all around."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I went here because of the great menu and wonderful reviews. First the pretzel encrusted crab cake, OVERRATED! For such a well known crab cake I would of expected it to be lumped at least. The sauces add no contrast to taste. We had several other dishes which were just ok. The best thing about David Burke Kitchen is the culmination of fresh ingredients and rainbow of colors used. Otherwise the sauces were terrible, dishes weren't served hot. Although I will give it to them I did have a beautifully cooked piece of fish! Overall the bread-platter (those ginger-pickled carrots) and dessert (chocolate hazelnut) was my favorite part of my whole meal!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Went to David Burke for restaurant week and found it to be delicious. The Prawn Pappardelle, Lobster Dumplings, and Short Rib were fabulous, as well as all the desserts. I would go again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I invited my French visitors to David Burke kitchen for lunch and they really enjoyed the quiet ambience of the garden, they enjoyed the food and found the wine list very good. It was a gastronomic delight and the location in SoHo is also very convenient."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "First time dining at David Burke Kitchen at the James Hotel, so now I can attest that all 3 DB restaurants in NYC are outstanding. The cauliflower "steak" was like nothing I've had before--a delicious vegetarian find. My companions' filets mignon and scallops meals were well received. Of course, we saved room for the signature cheesecake lollipop tree and a shared monkey bread at the end. O.-M.-G. Heavenly. Took a walk up to the garden on the 2nd floor. Had we known there was outdoor dining, we might have requested a table there, because it was a lovely evening, but we'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had dinner with business colleagues here on a Thursday night. While the menu was interesting and the food delicious, the restaurant lacked an atmosphere and the service was not great despite there only being a few tables of diners. It was a stark contrast to the lounge and rooftop scenes in the James Hotel."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Brilliant, courteous, professional staff. The food is fantastic, as is the wine list, and outdoor dining. I go weekly."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It's too bad that David Burke serves such good food in such a tacky setting with such third rate service. His food deserves better. I actually thought about getting the food to go, but didn't want to be rude. I would neither recommend nor return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The staff at DBK was very friendly and warm. The peanut butter bacon wrapped dates are a must!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food was delicious. It was very cold in the restaurant. Restaurant is a bit dark. Unusual to sit two people directly beside us (1 foot away) when there was much available seating."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. My sole issue was the food, which was undoubtedly great but not quite as amazing as I'd hoped given the restaurant's reputation and the prices. I would argue that some dishes, notably the salt brick beef and the ratatouille and ricotta jar, were underseasoned."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "For the most part I trust the reviews I see on Open Table and Trip Advisor, but since I'd never eaten in Soho before, I didn't know what to expect. The reviews were nearly all positive for David Burke's Kitchen, and my wife and I enjoyed our dinner immensely. We will be recommending this one to our friends, and look forward to returning again some day. We had a great waiter with a sharp sense of humor that knew exactly what to recommend for a couple of first-timers. The braised short ribs delivered as did the baked oysters. If you have tickets to see a show @ City Winery, like we did---it's only a short 10 minute walk over to the nightclub on Varick. It was a perfect evening as far as I'm concerned."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "At breakfast with the room 3/4 empty, they lost our ticket and when the food finally came, the order was wrong. Two hours for breakfast is lame. Thankfully we were not in a rush."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Another winner by David Burke. Food is exceptional. Eat on the patio if the weather permits."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Got stood up so sat at the bar. Went for the rib eye. Melt in your mouth. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We stumbled upon this venue as we were walking through Soho. We noted the celebrity chef's name and made brunch reservations for the next day. We were excited to try the food and had no idea we had found a magical garden with a view of the freedom tower, at the James Hotel. Surprisingly it was empty. I guess the city still sleeps at 1130 AM ! The food was good, and just that. My husband had eggs Benedict that could not compete with Norma, and I had a strange tasting egg white omelet that had the veggies separately folded between the omelet , so the egg whites themselves were "blah." We expected a little more for the cost of the meal, but overall I would return because the venue is amazing !"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Our server one nights ago was out of this world, she made some awesome recommendations & knew the menu really well. Extensive wine menu."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in we were greeted with friendly staff. Our waiter was attentive and knew the menu and the food well. My husband had the flatbread. I had chicken dumplings which was delish. There was a tangy barbecue flavor which the chicken sat in but it wasn't overpowering. For dinner our guests had the chicken; one had the prawns with papparadelle , I had a sashimi app as my dinner and my husband had the steak.the steak was the best dish. So tender. For dessert we shared the little donuts with 3 sauces. Uh... YUM!! Great restaurant, cool vibe and great staff!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "12 Hour braised short ribs over homemade mushroom cavatelli with a truffle butter cream is all you need to know!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I took a friend out for her birthday here and it was a disaster. We ordered salads with dressing on the side. It took about twenty minutes for the salads to arrive, and they were both drenched in dressing. We sent them back, and it took ten more minutes for replacements. One was fine, and the other still had dressing on it - and so had to go back again. After another ten minutes the salad arrived. One salad had the wrong cheese on it as well. When the first salads came out, the grilled shrimp and bacon and potato bits were freshly cooked and warm. By the second and third salads, it was obvious that these were the same items and no longer warm. Although ultimately our meal was comped, it was really terrible all around. Caveat emptor!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014