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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (50)
Kid-friendly (45)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
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Great for Lunch (34)
Comfort Food (31)
Fun (30)
Good for Groups (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Bar Seating (17)
People Watching (16)
Quick Bite (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Hot Spot (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Live Sports (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Great Beer (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is in a great location, close to Rockefeller Center. It was the perfect restaurant after a long morning of touring and walking around. Great food and HUGE portions!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Perfect spot for pre-theatre dinner. We were looking for a kid-friendly restaurant near Broadway and Bill's was a great casual dining choice. The burgers are quite good (but sadly, they only serve medium-well to well), their house beer is made by Six Point, and the milkshakes are excellent. Would dine here again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, good quality meat!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had to wait for 30mins to get a table and what’s the point of making a reservation! We had to choose to squeeze everybody into one table or split into two separate tables. Had to wait for 15 mins for the waitress to take our orders. Foods took forever & when finally came, they were cold. Very disappointed with the quality of the service & food!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Sweet potato fries great
Burgers delish
Our server was wonderful

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

Good, but VERY SMALL portion of brussels sprouts, and soggy for roasted ones. Burger (Cat) was good, though burger patty itself fell apart, and both dishes were only lukewarm.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The meal was good. The service was very inattentive. The location was great for visiting Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was extremely good, yet the service could have been better. Even though the waiter was friendly, he brought us the wrong drinks and forgot about our order. We also had to wait quite some time to pay. But as the food and the atmosphere was really great (juicy burgers and very crispy fries), we would always go there again!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Special, on Saturday December 30. Had a 5pm reservation here. Got there early (about 4:15). They were able to seat us within 15 minutes. We were really surprised because it was right before NYE. Food was very good. Restaurant was really convenient to Radio City. All in all, glad we went here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Reservations were immediately noted and we were taken directly to open table. Table was next to serving station which took away from any possible restaurant ambience, but had good view of Televisions showing NY Weekend Bowl Game which was much appreciated for a sports fan.

Food was good and reasonably priced for NYC visitor. Was able to order variation from menu item with no problem. NY Cheesecake which was not on menu was exceptional.

Service staff made apologies for any delay in service which were minor at worst and being 12 deg outside we preferred to stay longer. Food was served quickly upon order (Too quickly considering the cold outside, but can't blame restaurant for that).
Emergency Exit door was constantly being opened by patrons leaving through door marked for "Emergency Only". Very cold wind blowing directly on us each time. Took many times before services took action to prevent this from happening.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Burgers were huge and delicious. My son had a thin mint shake that he raced about. Only downside was that the Drink menu was not updated. Lots of what was listed wasn’t available. I got my meal before i got a drink, asking for 3 different things before ending up with red sangria. Will go back sometime when i am in the city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I both had the impossible burger which was really good and tasted almost like a real hamburger - better than most vegetarian alternatives.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect pre-show lunch with 3 little girls. Food was outstanding. The girls ate like football players. Great value. This was my first time but will certainly not be the last!!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My burger was awesome.
My daughter ordered wings and ended up only eating one she didn't like them there was too much sauce.
Our server was great she took them back and took them off the bill!
I wasn't expecting that!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a good dinner. The restaurant was very busy but service was still friendly and fast.

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

Went to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and did sightseeing in Manhattan. It was our first time at this restaurant. The food and service were great. Will definitely go again.
Happy New Year !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was so happy to have booked with open table. It's so close to Radio City so when the show is over it can be packed. We had great burgers and great service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Burgers were delicious if a little pricey. Disco fries were fantastic and the shakes were phenomenal. The place was slammed but luckily we had reservation so no big deal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was pretty good for a burger joint. I would come back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The "Fat Burger" was exceptional - needed more that 5 napkins! Cooked to perfection! Highly recommend if you are looking for a great burger.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Just cool ! Thank you ! Ideal happy holidays dining. We come from France.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We arrived a little early for our reservation and the hostess was very accommodating, seating us immediately. My children enjoyed the milkshakes and kids meals. The food was great and delivered quickly!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was great, waiter was great but I was seriously turned off by the two females hostess. They both were extremely rude and one was laying her head down on the counter and wouldn’t lift her head or eyes to talk to anyone. I understand, it’s busy, it’s a holiday but at least be gracious. You’re the first people your guest see when they come into your establishment. I won’t be coming back to this location for sure.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were in NYC for Christmas vacation and had our Christmas dinner there. Lots of fun. Great server (Eddie), good food, and very good beer. It's big and boisterous, but worth it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good for kids!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service, phenomenal burgers and great beer selection. I love this place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good food, good fun and good service. We visited on Christmas eve.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fun
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very poor customer service first we were ignored then when we were seated asked to move total lack of service all this even though we pre booked!!!!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve after radio city music hall. Everyone was super nice and friendly. The place was packed but everything was so organized and well run that it didn't matter. Our waiter was awesome and the food was delish and fun.
👍👍

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was really hot in the restaurant.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

If you want a seriously good burger, this is the place. As great as the burgers are, the milkshakes are even better!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great atmosphere and location handy for after the Rockets show at Radio City Music Hall.
Cocktails could be better..but burgers were right on par with In and Out...my all time favorite so that is a huge compliment!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Worcestershire)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Brilliant food and good service.

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