David Burke Townhouse
David Burke Townhouse
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David Burke Townhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidburketownhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2128132121x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:00pm Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We have an additional vegetarian menu.
  • Special Events: Group dining is available at multiple price levels in semi-private spaces for groups of 20-200. All menus can be modified to meet your particular needs. We cater to both social and corporate events. Please email melissa@davidburke.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park and Lexington
  • Public Transit: Subway: 4,5,6,N,R trains to 59th and Lexington. F train to 63rd and Lexington.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are two nearby garages. One is located on 61st street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues and the other is located on 61st street between Park and Madison Avenues (we are between Lexington and Park Avenues).
A word from David Burke Townhouse
David Burke Townhouse is the masterpiece of Award-winning Executive Chef David Burke, whose reputation for wildly creative takes on American ingredients is unsurpassed. Since 2003, David Burke has been serving provocative Modern American Cuisine in an elegantly refurbished Upper East Side space. The restaurant's design is inspired by the bold colors and lacquered surfaces on the 1930's, yet it has decidedly contemporary aesthetic. Upon entering David Burke Townhouse, guests will feel the glamour and sense of fun in the lounge with its sleek white gloss, stone bar and whimsical art installations. The volume of color and drama is turned up for the main event, the dining room, where a striking color palette of chocolate, vanilla and lipstick colors prevails.
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David Burke Townhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
  • the outstanding chef's salad
    booklady
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    the outstanding chef's salad was perfect for lunch...a shared apple dessert was just enough...only negative....only a small amount of choices were listed for the $27 prix fixe lunch.
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  • No question
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    With all the choices NYC offers, this May have moved to the top of the list.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • David Burke = culinary genious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Yet again, a David Burke restaurant has impressed and fully satisfied its eager guests. In this case, our 10 year wedding anniversary at Townhouse. The level of service and attentiveness was beyond compare. Townhouse staff were aware of our special occasion and treated us like royalty! The food... Oh my God the food... incredible crab cakes, perfectly seared scallops, delectable crispy lobster, to name just a few. Thirst-quenching cocktails and a modest check made this a PERFECT evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    ManhattanVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    What a wonderful restaurant, a creative menu beautifully executed, wonderful service and great ambiance. My husband had the Apple themed seasonal prix fixe menu and it was absolutely divine (and an exceptional value). The wine list is good but we would recommend adding some interesting, reasonably priced bottles to the list. Other than that, a wonderful restaurant - highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy evening
    margot
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    Dining room was little bit crowded. We spent evening at the bar, bartender Mario was very attentive ,friendly and professional. We left happy. Duck and crab cake were outstanding as was cucumber martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wished it was better
    PookVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Not very impressive sadly, good but not great at all, the bread was very hard to start with and then throughout the meal everything was just mediocre nothing blew me away and dessert was not very good in fact one dessert was ineduble looked liked toothpaste on the plate, sorry but not impressed
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  • A LITTLE GEM
    nycdiva
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    WONDERFUL COURTEOUS STAFF, EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT PRESENTATION AND LOVELY AMBIANCE......DAVID BURKE ALWAYS MAKES IT FUN AND MEMORABLE
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    ArnieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I hadn't been to David Burkes Townhouse for some time, but it was very good and I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat to dine at David
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    What a treat to dine at David Burke Townhouse! The hostess and manager made us feel so welcome. Our server and all service staff were also very friendly and attentive. Everything was delicious. Must haves include tuna and salmon tartare, pretzel crusted crab cake, pumpkin pasta, and scallops. Let's not forget their lollipop tree and peanut brittle! Will definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience - value for money
    Trine
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Great restaurant in a cool/trendy environment. Great and delicious food served very delicately. You really get value for money here. Definitely not the last time I've been to David Burke Townhouse. The only downside was that we had to ask for the winelist when our food was served (hence the three stars for service), but service was very friendly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent brunch experience
    Gevon
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Excellent brunch experience altogether. Food was good, but service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Ny
    Filly
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Best restaurant in Ny!! beautiful decor, incredible service. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so so
    Lids
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We are fans of David Burke and his food , but this time not so much. Appetizers were just ok. The duck entree was very fine, but the salmon was just ok. The seasonings were not really "there". The real deal killer was dessert . Billed as butterscotch panna cotta, it was served as pudding. An instant pudding with a beautiful marshmallow meringue garnish. A shame. Our service was good, however, no one checked in during the entree phase. Wine brought our tab to a bit south of $200.00. Not worth the money, we are sad to report.
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  • Took and Important Contact
    noeticblues
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    I took and important business contact to lunch here, and man who has a very expensive lifestyle and is very in-the-know. He seemed very happy with the choice. *whew*. We had a party of four and were seated all the way in the back of the room near the fireplace, which was nice because we could see everything going on and not be in the way. Being in the way is a serious issue here -- I'm glad all of our party were slender because they pack those tables in! The decor is tastefully whimsical. I don't recommend the pumpkin pasta, but the butterscotch panna cotta was amazing. Also fun was the lollipop tree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad dining experience
    1234VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    We had a terrible dining experience. Food was mediocre, the staff is poorly trained. The main goal is to push customers to order the most expensive items on the menu. The room has too many waiters and yet we had to signal one of them to refill our wine glasses. When it comes to food, portions are too big and the most of the main dishes are buried under the mountain of french fries or sauces.
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  • Overrated - huge disappointment!
    ClebbyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Beautiful setting - marginal food! What a disappointment!! We arrived for a 1 p.m. reservation and were seated promptly. We were then informed that the restaurant was out of its lobster appetizer and lobster entree. Since we are not meat eaters - this was a huge disappointment. We then ordered the $24 chef salad and asked for it to be served with only shrimp and not chicken. The salad arrived with two small shrimp only. One member of our group ordered the tuna tartare and the tuna was an unattractive red/black hue. The popovers were a nice touch and the cheesecake dessert pops were OK. On our way out @ 2:30 p.m., we passed a diner enjoying a lobster entree - perhaps they were more special than we were?
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  • Totally enjoyed the entire
    Sherry
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Totally enjoyed the entire evening. Just too bad men are more casual. They should wear jackets
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you want to impress....
    chuckVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Had a great meal at David Burke's Townhouse. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. The steak was a "10". Looking forward to eating there again. Chuck
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fantastic Surprise!
    VeeVee
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Most outstanding restaurant I've been to in five years from beginning to end; decor, service, and staff included!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truffle abuse bad service ok food
    TruffledVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    I am long time diner of DBT. Always great except this time. Got stuck in a corner table for two. Waiting 15 mins to see a waiter. Never offered a wine list. Frankly never saw him again till I complained. Then took order. Ordered short rub cavitelli pasta. Asked if he shave truffles. Should have asked how much. Entree 38. 5 truffle shavings 50 bucks. Bad service ok food and dishonest severs.
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    fit for foodies
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  • awesome
    margot
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    This restaurant was awesome! Small, intimate and delicious food. We loved it! We had beets and salad to start. Steak for a main was so delicious and the wine was great. Service was helpful, friendly and absolutely wonderful. Bartender Maurio made for me manhattan with balsamic vinegar, truly unique, one of the best I have ever taste. We loved this restaurant and will definitely be back when we return to New York. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    lkn4gr8food
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Had a terrific lunch at David Burke Townhouse. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Ambiance is classy but relaxed. The burger and fries were an upscale treat. The crab cake, lobster salad and carrot cake bread pudding were also exceptional. The hit of the meal was the Butterscotch Panna Cotta with Curried Caramel. A real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but....
    Dave
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Sword fish arrived cold. Water glasses not refilled. Waiter never came back to check on the meal until I called him over. Dishes not cleared promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A True Masterpiece
    RAD2626
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    Having eaten several times at David Burke's Fishtail, I expected the food and service to be excellent. What I did not expect was an over the top memorable experience. Everything was extraordinary - the Dover Sole was spectacular as was the angry lobster appetizer. The lamb shank in curry was equally good. Presentation and ambience from the personalized Wedgewood charging plates to the Chihuly knockoff glass throughout the restaurant was wonderful. The service was perfectly attentive without being overbearing. The wine list was a surprise - not that it was not complete, which it was, but for its prices. Based on my review, the wines were only about 150-200% of retail vs. the 3-4x most of the best NY restaurants/wine lists charge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful find, and looking
    NANOC
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    A wonderful find, and looking forward to returning in the near future for another lovely meal. The tower of tuna and salmon tartare was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same old thing.
    Brunchdelight
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We were saying locally and searcched the internet in hopes of findinga unique brunch option. Having heard of David Burke ut never having the opportunity to try one of his restaurants we thought we would give it a try and are thrilled we did. Th establishment is beautifyll appointed, the service impeccable and the food options unique. The quality was amazing the the quantities surprisingly generous. We already have recommened the redsaurant to friends and family and it was only two days ago we were there. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Brunch
    Meg5
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    This was a fantastic brunch for a celebration. Creative dishes, excellent service and a dessert that is really unheard of - all for a reasonable fixed price menu. Fantastic experience - we hope to be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic Perfection
    yokatasoho
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    My lady and I were taken to a romantic corner table as requested, and had an absolutely stellar gastro experience before a show at the Park Avenue Armory. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a relaxing break in the day
    smith
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Quietly energetic lunch in a lovely setting. Food and advice on the menu done patiently. Food excellent. Can't wait for a reason to return. Will try dinner next.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time eating here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Our first time eating here. Cannot wait to come back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fir brunch
    Denver55VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Sunday brunch was delicious. Attentive service without being pushy. Fun quirky decor with glass balloons hanging from the ceiling. Chicken and dumplings were amazing and the cheesecake lollipop dessert tree was the perfect ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch at David Burke
    Harry
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The presentation was excellent as was the food. I had the lobster scramble as an appetizer and the steak & egg as the entree. The carrot cake, mousse and vanilla ice cream dessert along with coffee made for a great ending. At $39, it was well worth the money.
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    great for brunch
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  • Stellar Food; Poor Service
    NYCAttorneyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    On arrival, our group of 4 was promptly seated in the crowded back dining room at a table near the center of the room. We ordered three courses and had intended to "dine" but we were constantly rushed by the waitstaff and our table and chairs were jostled with nearly every passing diner and waiter. Our entrees arrived only 10 minutes after our appetizers! This is completely unacceptable for a restaurant of this type. The food was up to David Burke's usual standards but the service was an embarassment. I would strongly recommend David Burke Kitchen downtown over the Townhouse. Same great David Burke cuisine and dramatically friendlier and more relaxed service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great business dinner
    fulpl8
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    I asked in advance for a quiet table. They accommodated with a table tucked away with a sidewalk view. It was much more lively toward the rear of the restaurant. Appetizer of pretzel-encrusted crab cake was delicious with great presentation. Entres ordered included Steak, scallops and braised short rib. Raves all around. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Great little place if you're stuck in midtown! I will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    hootie
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    I was dining by myself so I said at the bar and felt very comfortable, beautiful little bar! The bartender was great, and very friendly as was everyone else. My meal was delicious! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will return
    eskimo
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The night went off to a rough start, where they were 30 minutes late with our table. But we were given complimentary small bites to contain our appetitie which were really tasty. I have to say the seats were not comfortable and the tables are too closely put together, you are literally sitting on each others lap if you are on the couches...but all was forgiven with the quality of food and service thereafter. Probably the best meal i have had in NYC in a long time. The creative thinking behind the food and flavour combinations were simply stunning. Go here if you want to be food inspired, but make sure you leave room for the deserts. They were to die for, and I will certainly be returning to try those drunken donuts...
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachelorette dinner
    orpheus
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The decor was great, it was upscale while still being fun, I adored the Humpty Dumpty's on the fireplace and the glass balloons in the hallway. As a group, we split two appetizers, the salmon/tuna tartar and the sea scallop "benedict" - both were delicious. I ordered the Duck Duck Duck which was okay. The duck and dumpling were very good but the meatloaf was tough and a little on the dry side. The other entrees ordered were the salmon (delicious), the stuffed sole (wish I had ordered that) and the beef shank, which was also very good. All of the waiters went out of their way to either congratulate me on my upcoming nuptials, including bringing me a very yummy chocolate souffle.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    I just wrote a review that exceeded the character limit by 2000, so I will try to shorten it here! Basically, everything about dining here was amazing. I came here with my Mom and sister-in-law to celebrate my birthday. We were running late so called the restaurant to let them know. When we arrived, they seemed very gracious that we had called. The ambiance, service, and food were all phenomenal!! Some of our favorites - roasted beet salad, lobster steak, chicken and dumplings, cheesecake lollipop tree, and warm drunken donuts. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. The darling boxes of chocolate we got at the end of the meal were the icing on a very delicious cake. The only downside was that we missed David Burke by about 20 minutes!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food with attentive
    PPS2101VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Outstanding food with attentive service, highly recommend
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The greatest Brunch ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Yhe decor is fantastic, the food is over the top!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.