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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (58)
Kid-friendly (48)
Comfort Food (40)
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Great for Lunch (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Fun (35)
Good for Groups (30)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Bar Seating (19)
Quick Bite (19)
Happy Hour (16)
People Watching (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Late-night Find (14)
Live Sports (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great Beer (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 2 days ago

Really good food and the service was great! I would definitely recommend to anyone

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was fast and friendly. Kids enjoyed the atmosphere but food was mediocre to poor. Kids' meal fries tasted like cardboard. Slider buns were stale and food otherwise unexceptional. Will not go back.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner took a full hour to receive (2 sandwiches). Our side was served when we were 90% done with our food. Plus, it was overcooked and had to be sent back. My hubby worked at Ruth’s Chris for many years. If the waitstaff is “in the weeds” go and apologize or send a manager over to talk. Nothing was done. In my 30+ years of eating out, that was the first time I didn’t leave a tip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Very mediocre. The only reason we chose to eat there was that it was close to Radio City Music Hall where we had show tickets. When we arrived- well before the dinner rush- the hostess at first couldn't find the reservation, then sent us downstairs to another hostess for seating. The second hostess sent us back upstairs despite the fact that there were many empty tables. When we finally did get seated it took more time to get menus and over 15 minutes for someone to take our order. 45 minutes later the entire order( soups, appetizers, and entrees) came out at once.
Yes, the food was hot as served, but otherwise bland. Inexpensive though.
Two hours in the place to get a bowl of soup and a hamburger. No Thanks.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Sat on time, but no food to 80 minutes means we up and left. They comped our drinks but still not worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent spot for a pre-theater dinner. Absolutely delicious chili fries and corn chips with guacamole. Tasty burgers, and very very good gluten-free bun. Friendly, accommodating wait staff. Excellent location and a fun time before the show at Radio City Music Hall.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Took 30 minutes for our drinks to come. Our server was very apologetic and he was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

If you have a large group in midtown, this seems like a great place to go as it is two levels and can definitely accommodate. However, as a group of 2 who ordered after a group of 15, it took over an HOUR to get our food at 5:30pm on a Saturday. Not only were we massively delayed, but so was the large group and many other tables around no us. No comps or anything. What a waste of time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was so disappointing, we always visit Bills when I’m NYC and each time service isn’t the fastest, but this evening was ridiculous. We waited over 40mins for a kids grilled cheese sandwich, kids hamburger and 1 rock burger and 3 sodas. We saw 2 other tables of 5 leave, leave without receiving their meals. So disappointed that our last visit to Bills was memorable for all the wring reasons.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Cute little burger joint just off Fifth Avenue by Rockefeller Center. Fresh beef burgers that were yummy. Onions rings a little soggy but still a fun quick bite. I would definitely go back,

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Tutto perfetto, ottimo cibo ed ottime birre

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was quite slow but food and drinks were good.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was good and the shake was better but the noise was too high. Service and value are both good. Would come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Had a reservation for 12.30pm and wasnt seated until 12.55....ridiculous.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overpriced burgers but what do u expect in NYC
Have had much better burgers for much less and those even came with fries not a separate charge
Tables are crammed together literally had to ask guy next to us to get up so I could go to bathroom. Stick with bottled beer mixed drinks so weak not worth the $14 per

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Bill's has great burgers at reasonable prices. Also an extensive beer list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

A disaster. Raw frozen fish in the tacos , cold fries. Minuscule fish in sandwich . Terrible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

A good place for a quick lunch. Standard burger fare, just like the name says.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a nice lunch. The food was very good. The service was pleasant. The only thing I have to say negative was that it was quite cold. We kept getting a nasty draft. We will surely return but with a cardigan next time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Took a long time to get our food. Server was inattentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was with co workers Waited 45 minutes for a burger got up and left

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Wait time was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Made a reservation for 6pm and didn’t get seated until 6:40.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Totally ignored our Open Table reservation. Tried to give us a pager and 20-30 minute wait. Gave us cramped bar table after complaint to manager. Then served us cold food. Unpleasant. Unprofessional. Unwelcoming. Won't be returning. There are far better choices in Midtown.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very Nice, great food!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great burgers, great selection for non meat eaters also. Delish ice cream shakes!
Resonable price. Takes reservations which you usually need.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were in NYC and my son and I wanted burgers for dinner. It was our first time and we really enjoyed the burgers, shakes and nachos. Great value and fun atmosphere. The service was a little slow but that's because it was very crowded - they should probably hire more people

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My waiter was outstanding, he was funny, welcoming, consistently communicated with us and let us know when everything would be coming out.. The food was off the hook. All the ingredients were clearly fresh, the pickles had a snap to them, the burgers gushed juice, the buns were soft and not greasy.. 10/10 would reccomend

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Waited ten minutes for a table despite reservation. Fish tacos spent too much time under the heat lamp.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The burgers were great. We ordered apps to have before the burgers but then the burgers came out. We had to ask about the apps and they brought them immediately and apologized but they had clearly forgotten them and the plates had been sitting under a heat lamp. Not the end of the world but somewhat disappointing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excelentes hamburguesas, nachos y papas fritas. Recomiendo la hamburguesa de langostinos. Exquisita.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Dinner with two 10-year-olds was great. The high noise level didn't bother. Portions were large, and the food was tasty. I would definitely go back, with or without kids.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Although there were empty tables hostess was telling us it was 20 min wait. We waited around and I asked hostess again about the empty tables. She told me the table was not set. So it seems we were waiting around for someone to put silverware on the table! The hostess eventually put the silveware on the table herself and came back to seat us. Our server was great! Food was sub par. Slider buns were hard and fries were cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I gave the restaurant a poor rating in all categories even though we never got to eat anything. I made a reservation via Open Table for January 18th for 3 people at 6:00 p.m. When we arrived, the area around the hostess station was crowded with people, all who had reservations and were told the same thing as we were - no tables were available. We were given a beeper and told to wait. After about 20 minutes I approached the hostess station and was told that there were still 4 parties ahead of us. I questioned the hostess as to how could that be when we had a 6:00 reservation and was told that prior to our arrival she had seated people without reservations. The manager came over and told me we would be seated as soon as a table was available. Looking around, it appeared that no one was even close to being finished and we had an 8:00 show. He said that the hostess made an error by seating people without reservations. Really!!!!
We left as did several other groups and walked across the street to Johnny Utah's where we were immediately seated and served.

Thumbs down to Bill's Bar and Burger!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

After over 45min waiting for a table we walked out. They had a speed dating event downstairs, that's why only half the restaurant could be used. Everyone around me with a reservation was angry and frustrated. The ladies at the front just shrugged their shoulders and didn't care.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Research a good burger place near our hotel and found this restaurant. The food was horrible. The sliders were under cooked and greasy like a Krystal’s. Sweet potato fries were ok. Regular fries were ok as well. The ambiance is good and the place was packed! I can’t believe anyone would wait 40 minutes for this food. Save yourself. Go somewhere else I can’t for the life of me understand why this place has a good rating.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and fantastic service for a reasonable price for the city.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We enjoyed our lunch at Bill's Bar and Burgers and will definitely return. The location is great, so convenient to 5th Ave, Rockefeller Center, etc. Our server was friendly and helpful. The burgers were very good and the atmosphere relaxed and cheerful.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great, server Andrew was exceptional. Even though it was crowded we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun atmosphere, burgers and shakes were very good. Service could have been better.

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