David Burke Kitchen
David Burke Kitchen

David Burke Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidburkekitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2122019119x
  • 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: 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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
David Burke Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
415 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (236)special occasion (153)great for outdoor dining (149)good for groups (113)great for lunch (113)neighborhood gem (110)hot spot (91)romantic (91)great for brunch (80)notable wine list (64)scenic view (49)vibrant bar scene (39)late-night find (30)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • YUM!
    waltVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Every bite from start to finish was amazing and memorable. So glad a friend recommended it. There is really not much else to say...the food is SO good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Acdinnerfan23VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Love love dinner here but brunch was sub par. We had to ask for a server to take our drink order but then service picked up. The shirt rib hash was tasty but not much short rib so was disappointed. I love this restaurant for dinner just was sad brunch didn't measure up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    DP16
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    From the minute we walked in to our departure we were treated like royalty. Perfect seasonal menu with beverages to match. General manager E Thomas and staff could not have been more welcoming and gracious. The outdoor seating was magnificent with a breathtaking view. Thank you E Thomas for making a once in a life celebration a lifelong memory. I will definitely return and recommend to all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trip to NYC
    Thefallen1975VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    When my partner and I decided to take a trip to New York, I knew I had to find a great place for brunch one day while we were there. I had a few places in mind but decided on David Burke kitchen. I'm glad I did. Try the bread basket but get one of each of the choices, they were divine, but be warned, it's a lot of food. The lobster Benedict with old bay bear aisle was succulent and rich and flavorful. Go after 12 on Sunday's because they can't sell liquor before then and brunch without alcohol is just a sad breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations weren't outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We arrived for a reserved table and were informed it was not outside, which was an hour and 20 minute wait. Disappointing way to start the meal, as it wasn't clear on Open Table you had to make a separate reservation for outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed eating here on our anniversary. We split the Ricotta app, she had the Salmon, I had the Steak, both were cooked to perfection, and we split the Angry Baked Potato which included a tableside preparation with the toppings. Pricey (~$80/person) but it is NYC; we didn't feel like this was out of place or unreasonable, especially considering the great food. We would be interested in visiting other David Burke locations, we would definitely like to come back here, and would recommend this restaurant highly to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth every penny
    nomnominnyc
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the food here was like few things I've ever tasted before. went with a big group -- split almost every starter and app, plus a few entrees. it was maybe the most expensive dinner I've ever had, but totally worth it. I'll remember that meal for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    this place was fabulous!!! great food, service and ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recomend it
    AferreiranetoVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Jsyyjjyjyjyjyjyjjyjxjyyjynnyxjnxnxnxnxnxnxxnjxjxjxjxjxjxjxxxjxjxjhxjxjxjjxxjxj
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SoHo Gem
    Karate
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    (If you already have this from my first attempt, please ignore, otherwise throw it all away). After Babbo and Ed's, David Burke needed to be very good, and indeed it was. My family elected for the comfort food, however they were very impressed by the quality. I went more "haute cuisine", and had the 3 course special - less than $40 is outstanding value. I couldn't go past the gazpacho (class), lobster roll (excellent) and fruit with sorbet (perfect finish). What a treasure, and worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    chjmu01
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A girlfriend of mine and I went to David Burke on Friday night for dinner, and while the food was great, the service was sub-par at best. We sat outside and we were immediately greeted my the Sommelier and she was extremely friendly and helpful. But the wait staff took about 12 minutes to come over to our table, and then barely returned back to ever check on us, refill our water or wine, or ask if we needed anything. We had to flag them down if we needed anything, and the restaurant was practically empty (even at 8pm on a Friday) so there was no reason for the service to be so terrible as the place was practically empty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thank you
    anniversarycelebration
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at David Burke Kitchen and the staff made it incredibly memorable. Each staff member made it a point to stop by and wish us congratulations and managed to do so without being intrusive. We had incredible service, great food, delicious staff recommendations, and a very romantic ambience. We highly recommend David Burke Kitchen, and we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Very few patrons and plenty of staff. Horrible serivce. No one greeted us upon sitting at our table and waitress acted surprised we were there. Food was good not outstanding. Disappointing Told manager and he did apologize and comped our drinks
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Theprofessor
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is in my top 5 for sure. Founding Farmers in DC has a slight edge but it's close!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Staff could be more knowledeable abnd attentive instead of talking to each other. Kept having to ask for water. Food is good but not Magical David burke
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Rooftop
    Sven
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great rooftop patio with very good service. Lobster roll was good. Fries were some of the best I have had in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but ridicoulous wine prices
    AWW24G
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The Food was very good and also the service. But the wine prices are by far to high for the offered wines. Even in Zurich - the city with probably the highest wine prices at all - have I never seen such high wine-by-glass/bottle prices. Just be aware of this...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Odd Experience
    Sak1VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our experience was strange and we felt odd throughout the meal. We were the only ones there in the entire restaurant until another patron arrived about 20 minutes later. The server got our order incorrect. The food was not worth the price we paid and was grossly overpriced. Disappointing experience for a David Burke restaurant. I will not return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous all around
    MPFoxVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was fabulous from the peanut butter grapes wrapped in bacon with a maple glaze, to the cauliflower steak, and short ribs, to the monkey bread that says it is for 2 but we had left overs with 4 sharing! The service was outstanding - our waiter Michael knew the menu in detail and made wonderful recommendations. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Angie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great and beautiful restaurant. Amazing terracce. Octopus delicious. Lobster BLT good. Hamburger good. Wine list too expensive
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky1
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Ambiance very good. Food average. Wine prices are ridiculous. Embarrassed to bring my friend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, long-time coming
    appellative
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went for lunch on a weekday. Loved the outdoor seating and the food was delicious, but took almost 30 minutes for us to receive our food. Had we not ordered gazpacho, an undoubtedly-premade ricotta appetizer, and a salad perhaps the wait could have been justified, but given the nature of those foods it was surprising how long it took. With that said, was not disappointed by the food, was all delicious. Also, you won't regret getting the jalepeno fries.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie Delight
    TheBlues
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food at David Burke is truly an experience and delight. The "Treehouse" or outdoor dining is very nice, well put together. Perfect for company lunch, romantic date, group outing. Complements to the chef for keeping a group of 15 and 10, orders straight and each plate delightful. The service though needs a slight bit more attention. Sitting out on in the sun requires a bit more rounds of ice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and Casual
    thenylovers
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised with David Burke's kitchen. I went in for brunch with my husband and we were delighted. The ambiance is beautiful, very cool and perfect for a summer day. The food is also divine, although servings tend to be a bit on the big side - which for me means I don't get to try different things. Drinks were very good as well, if you like boozy brunches. As we were sitting there, we had families, well informed tourists and groups of other younger people sitting, everyone having a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pearlz
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have eaten here several times and it is consistently good. The only reason the service is less than 5 star is that it can be a little slow. Just have another sip of your drink!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was great, service was attentive. Wine was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of NY's best!!!
    LincolnUfoodie81
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My college buddy and I are serious foodies and frequent a lot of restaurants in NYC. David Burke Kitchen made our top 5 best restaurant list. We gave it high marks in all categories(food, service, ambience and crowd).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food for restaurant week
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The deco in the restaurant is awesome too... If only it is not on that so west wing of Soho!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    excellent food and good service. Great menu for restaurant week although too many upcharges for certain items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth it for dessert
    parkview101
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful restaurant-week menu (although too many dishes had surcharges). But the quality of the food was very good, and the much-hyped cheesecake lollipops are worth the price of admission. Music was a litle loud for dinner, though--maybe some nice ‘40s jazz?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    ReviewsHappen
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best short rib ever! Everything should be topped with truffle moose!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    CustServAMiss
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Service was great, informative attentive and suggestion. Food was great and the space was nice outdoors as well as indoors
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Short rib entree very special. Food above average. Drinks overpriced
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch for Restaurant Week!
    JenDinesNYC
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Having tried a few restaurants this week for Restaurant Week, this was by far the best restaurant. The food was very good, the ambiance nice (chic-farmhouse vibe), and the service EXCELLENT!! Our server was WONDERFUL!! Great value for restaurant week!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a loud restaurant
    PickyNewYorker
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I went to David Burke Kitchen to celebrate a special occasion. It happened that this fell during restaurant week. We were happy to find that DBK is not one of those restaurants that gives you a restaurant week experience that is really just a tiny sample of their real food. Instead, they give you a great set of choices. We also had cocktails and wine, and the selections were superb (if expensive...expect to spend $15–$20 for a GLASS of wine). The only potential down side was the noise level. The acoustics definitely leave every plate movement and every conversation echoing around the restaurant. Great if you're up for a festive atmosphere, not so great if you want an intimate dining experience. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Treat
    foodsnob1952
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Fantastic restaurant week - extremely attentive service and amazing food. Started with the pretzel encrusted crab cake - declared the winning appetizer at our table - while friends enjoyed the tuna and salmon tartar and lobster ravioli. For the entree I ended up with the short rib and truffle-infused pasta. I thought the short rib was fabulous but we all decided the real winner was the pork chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch experience
    eatout
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were delighted with the lunch which was highly recommended by friends. The food was well prepared and presented and was enjoyed by all in our party of four. The server was very attentive and made our meal quite pleasant. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nim10
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed a very good lunch with co worker. We decided to bump up the fee for restaurant week by upgrading choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This DB is not up to expectations
    luv2cookVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went during restaurant week to see if this new DB lives up to the great dining experiences we have had at other DB venues. Not so! The room (in a semi basement) is ultra modern and cold - all hard surfaces. The noise level was unbearable - reinforced by the constant booming of the non descript music in the background. My first course was (octopus) was overcooked and hard although the taste and accompaniments were very good. The main course (Salmon) again was overcooked and without much flavor. Dessert, usually my favorite course, was a Trifle parfait. This was the worst Trifle I have ever tasted! The whipped cream was too thick, there was little fruit (pineapple) and a very dry biscuit. My other diners had similar experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can do better
    BonzVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We came here for restaurant week. The food was good but service haphazard and rushed. Many of the restaurant week items had surcharges which defeats the restaurant week purpose. We waited a long time for drinks, A pre appetizer had been ordered as well. The drinks finally came, along with all 3 appetizers, one of which was the wrong item. The food tasted as though it had been sitting out for awhile. My guess is that they anticipate that people will order certain things and make them ahead of the actual order. The pretzel crusted crab cake (surcharge) was overcooked. The lobster BLT entree (surcharge) was good. The desserts were nice but a bit cloyingly sweet. We had the hazelnut crunch and some sort of blueberry lime sorbet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic