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About Bill's Bar and Burger

Bill’s exploded into the New York burger scene in 2009 with its original Meatpacking District location, becoming an instant hit with both burger junkies and locals alike. In 2010, Bill’s Bar & Burger Rockefeller Center opened with 400 seats, making it the biggest standalone burger joint in the country. Every burger, shake, and fry, in dozens of varieties and counting, at Bill’s is made fresh daily. Bill’s now has three locations across NYC.

16 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Burgers, American

Hours of Operation:
Saturday – Wednesday: 11am -11pm
Thursday & Friday: 11am -12am

Cross Street:
51st between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 705-8510

Website:
http://www.billsbarandburger.com/

Catering:
Next time you're craving comfort food call on Bill's Bar & Burger. We'll deliver our famed burgers, sliders, shakes and more for an office lunch, birthday party, boys' burger bash and any other occasion imaginable.

To place a large order, please inquire 48 hours in advance. Orders require a credit card hold at the time of order. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the pick up or delivery time.

Parking Details:
Street parking and several public lots in the area surrounding Rockefeller Center.

Public Transit:
Take the B D F M trains to 47th-50th Streets (Rockefeller Center) or E and M trains to 5th Avenue and 53rd.

Executive Chef:
Michael Vignola

Private Party Facilities:
Bill’s brings you classic griddled burgers, steak cut fries and hand-dipped milkshakes in a fun retro setting, not to mention a long list of craft beers and cocktails. Plus, it's the largest standalone burger joint in the country! Available for full shutdowns, partial buyouts and group dining.

Private Party Contact:
Special Events: (212) 331-0328

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To inquire about a large party or Special Event, contact our Special Events Department at 212-331-0328 or events@brguestinc.com.

To submit your event request online, visit our online booking page: http://www.newyorkeventvenues.com/contact-a-planner/

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Bill's Bar and Burger Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.0

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3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Great for Lunch (15)
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Good for Groups (12)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quick Bite (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Sports (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved my lunch. Service was great. Will most definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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·Dined 2 days ago

Was very impressed that they called a day ahead to confirm my reservation and when I arrived we did not have to wait but were seated right away. The food was very good and service excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was good, but food was ok. Small portions, burgers don’t come standard with fries, which to me is very strange. Chicken tenders kids meal was horrible!! Driest, most bland tasting chicken I have ever tasted.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food amazing. Huge portions. Very quick service. Reasonable cost. Second time eating here. Will make it a 3rd if lucky enough to visit nyc again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our waiter was great, too bad the food wasn’t, the food has definitely changed since our last visit, burgers were small and McDonalds like and turkey burger was dried out

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I wish I could remember the name of the server we had. He was exceptional! Very personable and attentive! Food was great. Would definitely return

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

One of the few places to eat in the midtown fifth avenue area that has good food and reasonable prices. There's something for everyone on the menu and the atmosphere is festive. Good spot!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Bill's used to be my favorite place for a burger. Under new ownership, they have changed these classic, thick, juicy, medium rare burgers to 2 flat, stacked medium well or well done only. I'm not a big fan of this, but will continue to go, as it's still a lively, casual restaurant with great fries and shakes.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food in a nice place! Very good shakes and a good place to eat a well done hamburguer.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It had such promise, but our server was far more interested in chattering with co -workers and eating a snack than dealing with us. My daughter ordered a big milkshake and I ordered a glass of wine. By the time my wine came (small, expensive) she was nearly done with the milkshake. How is that possible someone made the shake by hand, delivered it and then still no glass of wine? Bar was not slammed. Just kind of weird. The burgers were EXCELLENT, however. I would give them another chance. And I'll stick to water.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was very good -- burgers, grilled cheese sandwich, soups -- and the service was great. However, it was really noisy. Impossible for good conversation, recommend for a quick lunch.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had the Fat Cat Burger and it was delicious; beer was nice and cold. However, upstairs dining tables are only enough room for two people.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was amazing, we are for sure going back!!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sorry I just found this place now! Where has it been?? Really liked it..will definitely go back! Had the sliders and they were amazing! Our waiter was a sweetheart too. Perfect location. Just loved it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very touristy. Only went because it was close-by to our offices and could seat a group of 4. The food was good but not great for the prices. Definitely an easy place to get a burger in midtown but not somewhere I'm dying to go to again.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The staff was very accommodating. We were seated even if we weren't complete so we can start ordering. The food takes a bit long to come though. But staff were very nice. Great location too. I wish there were healthier options though on the menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The Fat Cat Burger was AMAZE. But drinks were a little overpriced.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Really good burgers. Lots of choices. Good location at Radio City

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Pleasant and speedy service. Lunch rush crowd makes this a lively venue, but the tables are spaced apart enough to allow for a sense of privacy. Tasty burgers and sweet potato waffle fries, but the malted milkshake was the star for this diner. Very thick milkshake, perfect amount of malt flavor, big hunks of fresh berries and it is served with an extra wide straw to prevent strawberry-hunk-log-jams.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great spot. The service is excellent, from the hostess to the attentive waiter. The Burgers are the best in the city, hands down.
Highly Recommend

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

A great place to grab a bite before or after a show at Radio City. Lots of burger varieties to choose from!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was good, but not great. Service was bad. Had to wait a long time to be approached and only saw the waitress one other time prior to getting the bill. No refills or second drinks offered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Beers were warm, burgers were served completely incorrectly, service was slow, and listening to the staff speak to each other in derogatory terms up to and including racial slurs to each other made for a fantastically disappointing experience. Overpriced, overrated, and lost all its charm. NEVER GOING BACK.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

There were three of us. My daughter got her food and was finished with the meal when the waiter came back and asked if we had gotten our food yet; when we said no he immediately went back and got it. Needless to say it was cold. No apologies or explanations were offered. We have dined here many times before but the food as well as the service appears to have gone downhill. We will not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Desafortunadamente en esta oportunidad la mesera tomó mal el pedido, sirvió las bebidas sin percatarse de cuál era para quién y no había colocado el servicio de mesa (tenedor y cuchillo). Tampoco reemplazo de servilletas.
En esta oportunidad el servicio fue pobre.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Usually great but our waiter had pretty much the whole downstairs during lunch rush. I guess some other staff didn't show up. He was hard to get a hold of and didn't bring a few items. I'll be back but this was not their best day. Food was still high quality and came out fast.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

For a restaurant that says it is a burger place, they only serve them well done and buried in toppings. In addition if the burger was a third of a pound I would say I was overly generous. The server we had was inattentive. The best part of the meal was the bananas Foerster shake.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We were in the City for the day and was looking for a good, non-touristy place to eat lunch. Bill's was a great choice. My son has food allergies and the restaurant was very attentive to this. Food was quick but not rushed. And cooked very well. Will definitely eat there again.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

The restaurant was warm. The beer wasn't cold enough and way overpriced. The food was ok. No big deal.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Every time I am in Midtown with my kids I go to Bill's. For our picky eaters, it is one of the few places that satisfies kids and adults. We've tried lots of appetizers, burgers, non-burgers, desserts and cocktails. So far, we haven't been disappointed in anything. And the prices are very reasonable. Most importantly: we have never had bad service there. Will keep returning!

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

High expectations, lower than expected results

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 13, 2017

When we arrived (upstairs), we asked if we could have a window seat, which was available. We were told by the hostess that she had a nice table for us downstairs with a window. The "window" looked out on a women's bathroom...and there was a line. Next, our food was not hot when it arrived at the table nor was it thoroughly cooked. As we found out from the waiter, Bill's cooks their meat between medium to medium-well. This would have been nice to know before it arrived. This should have been stated on the menu or mentioned by the waiter during the ordering process. When we questioned the waiter after our food arrived, his cavalier attitude resulted in us sending one of our dishes back. This was our first and last time eating at this establishment.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great and fast service, food was excellent, no wait time at reception with reservation. Strongly recommended, nice location.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

On a visit from Toronto, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Bill's Burger at Rockefeller centre in NYC. Outstanding food, the best burger ever, fresh cut fries and this meal was not just for me, but thoroughly enjoyed by my wife who has Celiac disease. A very memorable evening with great food and excellent service

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Met up with some friends here for lunch. Food and service were good. Would go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We Brought our 14 and 15 year old daughters to New York for the first time. They were wanting a good burger and Bill's did not disappoint. We also shared a monster peanut butter shake which was amazing. The restaurant was not too noisy so a conversation was easily heard and not distracting. Service was attentive but not over the top intrusive. Great time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Crazy busy but a good choice for lunch in the Rock Center area. On route to a business appointment, we panicked when we arrived for our 1:00 pm Open Table lunch reservation because the place was mobbed with many people waiting and walk ins from the street arriving in a steady stream. Nonetheless, we were seated by 1:04 pm despite the crowd (impressive), our order taken promptly (more points), and after a 20 minute wait, food arrived. Considering the number of tables and people, we weren't too surprised, but we were happy and relieved when our food arrived. The fish tacos were tasty and the pulled pork respectable. Our server was attentive and the price more than fair considering the neighborhood. Before we left the Manager stopped by with a smile just to ask if we'd enjoyed our meal - in a very genuine way. High points all around for hospitality from the front desk, service and management. A good choice for the Rock Center Area. They deliver exactly what's on the menu and they do it with a smile. Many thanks.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Bill's Bar and Burger is a great place for a casual meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent burger good service would definitely recommend for a casual meal near Rock center

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Live Music, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great restaurant.. we enjoyed it very much!

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