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.
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David Burke Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
430 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (236)special occasion (158)great for outdoor dining (137)great for lunch (124)good for groups (112)neighborhood gem (109)romantic (94)great for brunch (88)hot spot (85)notable wine list (57)scenic view (47)vibrant bar scene (41)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (18)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, long-time coming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food for restaurant week
    Foodie
    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!
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Absolutely flawless. Great food, great service, GREAT staff. Can’t wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great, but not restaurant week
    Happyeater
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my 3rd time to David Burke Soho, and while I love all of his restaurants, I was disappointed by the service this time. As a former waitress for the Four Seasons, I understand that the tips that waiter might receive during Restaurant week are not as high a usual, however that CANNOT impact behavior towards guests. We felt rushed, in that servings came out at the pace of a Thai restaurant and picked up, so the overall experience was not the same. As an aside the food was great and the hostess accommodated us even though I accidentally had the wrong date. Overall, I will return, but am writing this review in hopes that this flaw is noticed and fixed.
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  • Spectaular
    Navibulin
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food here was fantastic which is no surprise for a David Burke restaurant. Little cramped - waitress for the table next to us bumped into my shoulder and I could smell the cologne of the gentleman to my other side. Server was a slightly despondent, almost going through the motions. I would assume they hate restaurant week because their tips decrease due to math and percentages. I overtipped despite his lackluster attitude. But beyond all that minutia, the food was just fantastic as were the cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • big disappointment
    unsatisfiedVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    somehow a table 4 2 during restaurant week with a $75 bottle of wine cost $200 due 2 supplements...ridiculous...the dessert inedible...the main course barely edible...the crab cake was delish...didn't finish main course and didn't touch but 1 bite of dessert...the service was only good thing about dinner DISAPPOINTED IN KITCHEN
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  • Great Restaurant Week
    ChefTVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is by far the best restaurant week dining experience I've had in NYC! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! I'm certainly coming back in the future, even if it's not restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for restaurant week, food was awesome. Portions were large, I went home with leftovers. Most restaurant week participants seem to skimp on portion size, that did not seem to be the case for DBK. The market salad was awesome and big, short rib was very tasty. Desserts were good too but the main course and appetizer were the highlight of the meal. Would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dining experience
    Bec123
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went for restaurant week. The menu was extensive compared to many other restaurants who participated during that week. And the food here was amazing. Every dish our table received was a great surprise and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh.
    foodieaficiando
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I'm disappointed with my experience. I went for restaurant week, and it was blatant that the food had been sitting under a heat lamp. Although it was good, it wasn't great to know that the food had been sitting waiting for a customer to eat. Also, the added prices per dish was unnecessary. Ten dollars extra for a main course? Almost 30 dollars extra for steak? It almost defeats the purpose of restaurant week. Additionally, we were seat on the upstairs concourse. Although it was nice, we were seated on fold out chairs.. rather than in the proper dining room. On the upstairs level, there was one server for over 12 tables. Oh well...
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  • Looks BEAUTIFUL tastes AMAZING!
    luvgudeats
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We began with cocktails, I had the Grand Tsar and it was wonderfully refreshing. With dinner we had a Pinot Noir, that worked very well with our dinners. As appetizers we had DB's Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake and the Parfait of Tuna and Salmon Tartare, then he had DB's Salt Brick Beef (AMAZING!) and I had the Branzino, again DELICIOUS! For dessert we had Toffee Monkey Bread for Two, happy in our food coma we wobbled home... :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Restaurant week menu is great although there are a lot of supplements for the nicer dishes. Great happy prices which extend to certain bar food items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We'd been there for lunch, which was quiet and peaceful.Dinner was noisy and frenetic. To our surprise, the check appeared right after dessert. Even if they needed to turn the table, an extra ten minutes would have been appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JCCQ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went for restaurant week and pretty much everything had a supplemental add on - kind of a rip off and the food was not that great
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  • LuluVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Four of us had a delightful lunch during Restaurant Week. Wonderful ambience, delicious food, excellent service -- a wonderful 'find.'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back
    CharmingVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were here once before when there was no one in the restaurant, and couldn't get anyone's attention. This time it was packed due to restaurant week. There were a lot of choices for a prix fixe menu which was good. The techno music was deafening, pulsing and certainly not conducive to a nice dinner. The second time we asked the music was turned down. Unfortunately, they appeared to be understaffed. However, the hostess made a gallant effort to clear the tables. I am afraid the food was not memorable, and we won't be back.
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  • David Burke rocks my world.
    AmLA79
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After seeing David Burke and his culinary creations on Top Chef Masters, I was so excited to try his food when in New York for restaurant week. It certainly did not disappoint. The food was delicious. The portions were generous, each course was amazing. The service was truly outstanding. The atmosphere was casual, farm to table aesthetic, yet with an air of sophistication. Delightful.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice
    Anjaberlin158
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have tried it out, behause we stayed at the James. Very nice Location and very good food. Service was very good also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Came for low key wedding anniversary dinner without sacrificing high quality cuisine and that's just what we got
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a keeper
    Vuffiraa
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went there instead of the usual nice city places and what an amazing night. The outdoor dining was setup just perfectly, the waiter did a great job helping with selections and was right on the money, and every dish brought out had such fresh tastes. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My dining experience at David Burke did my meet my expectations due to the lack of service. For one, though I made reservations, I had to wait for a considerable amount of time to be seated. Secondly, the service that I received from the waiter was subpar and well below what I would expect from an establishment such as David Burke Kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tired of waitstaff with attitude?
    diner4everVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If not, DB Kitchen is for you. Beginning in the Treehouse bar, our waitress was lacking interest, manners and skills. Add attitude and our experience was ruined. Even the perfect evening couldn't make up for it.DB has wonderfully inventive appetizers but I was disappointed that there was only one jar app.Monkey bread was great but entrées and sides forgettable.
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  • Restaurant week - Great choice
    Foodlover80
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great restaurant. Went during restaurant week for dinner and the menu options were great. Staff were very friendly. Tuna and salmon tartare was excellent. The heritage pork was delicious. Glad we decided to try David Burke Kitchen. Would definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Restaurant Week dinner
    Berryfizz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Restaurant Week menu offered a wide variety of items, for each course, which is one reason we chose this restaurant for dinner with friends. It was a little disappointing that many items required a supplementary cost. Everything we had was very good, although I am not certain the Toffee Monkey Bread for Two warranted it's $14 supplement. The wine list is extensive, but there are few selections under $75. In some cases, buying a glass almost equaled the bottle cost/5; so it made more sense to order wine by the glass. Service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall