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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Another winner by David Burke. Food is exceptional. Eat on the patio if the weather permits."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We were a party of 5 on a Saturday night. Table was ready, our waiter was very professional and polite. Everything we ordered was amazing. Started off with the kale salad, chicken dumplings, crab cake, ratatouille jar and the tartar. All were exceptional. Mains were the scallops, the chicken, the salmon, and the succulent salt aged rib steak which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. But the highlights were the desserts. The cheesecake pop tree and it's bubblegum whipped cream....but the absolute highlight was the monkey bread. I can't even put into words how good this dessert is! Good coffee, good selection of beers and all around great experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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
  • "So many places take reservations for brunch on the weekends. It's rare to find such a great breakfast. I highly recommend it! The food is delicious and innovative, which is what David Burke is known for."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Is our 3rd time in this restaurant and always has been an amazing experience with super great good. This time we went to lunch and was also exquisite as the past times."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "so I read all the reviews.. and booked this anticipating an amazing brunch. the restaurant was empty.. we were the ONLY table.. oh yeah.. you could sit outside.. thought no one asked us if we even wanted to and should you ever have to ask for another cup of coffee at a brunch.. how about five times asking for another cup of coffee.. this is suppose to be a great restaurant.. where was the service food was actually quite good.. just everything else destroyed it.."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "DBK is one of my favorite spots in the city. Try the monkey bread. You won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Really good fine dining, recommend the scallops with quails eggs."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Loved the outdoor dining here. Food choices were varied and many. Could not decide what to pick. Service was friendly and just at the right tempo."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband & I had Sunday brunch here and it was very pleasant. The service was excellent and the server seemed very knowledgeable about the menu. The buttermilk biscuits & chicken dumplings were delicious; the burger & chicken market salad were fine; the chocolate & hazelnut dessert was sublime. I would definitely recommend this spot."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "From the moment we entered the restaurant, we had great service, delicious food and a wonderful experience. First we had cocktails in the upstairs at David Burke's Garden bar. Fun and casual bar scene at the rooftop bar. Dinner was inside with a fantastic waiter who thoroughly explained the menu items. For starters, we had "Ants on a Log" (escargot fritters) and Crispy Oysters. Bother dishes were prepared artfully and creatively. Main course was Red Snapper special in a deliciously light broth and Scallops with quail egg and bacon. Even the hot fudge sundae was delightful. All in all, the meal was fantastic."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "And there's plenty here to love! Great food, great wine, great service. Great vibe - at every table we only saw animated, happy diners. Ask to be seated in James' section. He's "the perfect server" and coordinated the perfect timing of a memorable meal. DBK is the perfect blend of casual atmosphere and stellar food. Our first visit (where have we been?) and it won't be out last!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "never ended up eating there nobody from restaurant called to inform us"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • " I went to David Burke for birthday dinner with my parents and boyfriend. The food was amazing (the tuna-salmon tartare was fresh and the swordfish paella was moist and flavorful) and the service was great. Perfect portion sizing (the monkey bread for two definitely serves 4 or more!). The upstairs bars are lovely, albeit with drink selections that are a bit more pricey. The only downside was that our reservation was delayed about 45 minutes, which the host attributed to everyone arriving late. Thankfully our server was super attentive. Definitely an older and family vibe, with the bars catering to 30-somethings and professionals. All in all worth it though, I would definitely recommend this place to any one. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I went for a special night out. The food was prepared well and fresh. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. We ordered the taster, appetizer and entree. My suggestion if you are hungry, that the portions are sizeable. We didn't have room for dessert!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, Staff attentive, plates beautifully presented. Would highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Incredible $25 prix-fixe 3-course lunch with lots of interesting selections. Great cocktails. My only complaint is the wine list is ridiculously overpriced. I think the cheapest bottle was $70. We just got one glass of wine each which cost $28. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Our table of four all tried different items and we tried each others. Everything was fantastic! i had the short rib entree` and it melted in my mouth. The peanut stuffed date appetizer was amazing. Everything was creative and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was too precious; fish portions were tiny. Meat dishes better (pork chops and short rib) and more generous. Overpriced too."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Perfect brunch on Mother's Day. Food was delicious without being formal environment Staff all very friendly. Kitchen omelet strudel was great!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Monkey bread for dessert? Yes, please! Outstanding food... recommend the fried oysters to start-yum!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been here a couple times and can't wait to return. Not only is the food perfection but the staff is fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "creative menu. excellent service. packed. great for a low key dinner during the week or something a bit more uptempo as the weekend approaches."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "4 of us came here for dinner on a friday night and were looking forward to enjoying ourselves. We ordered a bottle of wine and drinks and got some apps. Even though the food was good, the waitress was on top of us the entire time. Not in a good way either. We felt very rushed and even mentioned to her that we needed a few minutes. This is in between ordering apps and dinner. After 1.5 hours our dinner was done and she was asking us for dessert. Let us enjoy our drinks and meal lady! She literally came over 4 times in 10 mins to order. It was very bizarre and if the place was packed I might see her angle but it wasn't so we all felt annoyed. The food was good when she wasn't asking us what our next course would be. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "excellent stylish food......classics re-interpreted with interesting twists try the oysters and the ant on a log......scallops were perfect"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Courses came out too fast. We were on appetizers and main course was served. Not a leisurely dining experience"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This was the perfect ending to an overnight birthday trip to the city. From the moment we sat down until the dessert was boxed up for us (Toffee monkey bread, which was TO DIE for), the service was impeccable. The manager even stopped by to ask how our evening was going. I had the scallops which were amazing, and my date had the special for that evening which was a surf and turf that paired a filet with a giant prawn on top. David Burke Kitchen is romantic and somehow perfect for a special occasion with a significant other or just a nice dinner with friends. I can't wait to go back during my next trip to New York."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This was one of the best meals we've had in two years of dining out regularly in Manhattan. The space and service are wonderful. Their wines by the glass are just lovely. The food, though, is just exceptional. We started with fried oysters, which were fantastic. The cauliflower "steak" is an inventive dish full of flavor. We also had the paella, which was excellent. All of our dishes had relatively bold flavors, but nothing was "too much". Sometimes that level of flavor covers up bad cooking, but that is not the case here. Everything was expertly prepared and simply delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "David Nurke restaurants always deliver a good food and a nice moment."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "we had a great meal and happened to be there with oliver stone. lol not a star watcher it was just cool to see. now the food? OMG SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. we could eat there every night, we love the david burke experiece and look forward to many more. please go and experience ! thank us later! "
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "Check out roof top bar and restaurant I will be back again "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Had been to DB townhouse beforebut that one was stille not open due to renovation. As alternative booked "kitchen". Food was absolutely above average but was missing the wauw factor. Also after ordering the waitress mentioned that certain ordered dishes were sold out. Better hear this before you order. Restaurant only half full on A Sunday evening, rare for NYC. All in all A bit disappointing , but will test Townhouse as soon as it opens. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Thought it would be better and expected more. Wasn't too much to choose from. "
    Dined on 1/11/2014