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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

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (13)
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Fun (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Live Sports (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Special Occasion (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great restaurant.. we enjoyed it very much!

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Really good find just off 5th Avenue. Burger lovers delight with a great choice, good prices, excellent service and a strawberry milkshake to die for. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The waitress was very helpful with quick service. The food was fresh and tasted good. Plus, they had gluten free options, including a bun for the burgers! We would go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great restaurant.. we enjoyed it very much!

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 (London)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Service too fast. Had to send mains back as only halfway through starters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Average Place , nothing special. Nothing wrong either. Burgers were good, service was pretty quick. They sat us in the back, which was warm. Seemed like the air did not reach us. Went on a Saturday around 6pm and the place wasn't busy.

Probably would not return, but would recommend for a quick burger and beer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food and service were just what my friends and I were looking for: a simple but good burger, and not a lot of interruptions from the waiter. I do not dine out often but if I do in this area, Bill's will be the place for me.
Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The restaurant is perfect for the pace of New York. It has the New York appeal with great service levels. Staff is very personable and not intrusive in the diner's time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Have been here a few times now, always a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Amazing. I'm not quite sure what else needs to be said!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Great Beer, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was a rather disappointing experience compared to when we first ate at Bill's Burger at their Chelsea branch. The fries were cold and uncrisp - although this was replaced when we complained, the fresh (hot) ones were also not crisp at all. My burger (South) was quite good but my husband' burger was rather dry. The service was OK but unremarkable. It was very noisy.

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 (London)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Service was slowest we've had in NYC. Waiter brought one drink and didn't bring other drink until after food was served. Food served efficiently, but I think the English muffin on the award winning burger was over toasted and hard to cut. Had better burgers in UK many times. Overall, reasonable, but our experience was not in line with other TripAdvisor users who recommended it

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Burgers were good. Service swift. My only issue were the kids meals. Kids meals are all $13. My daughters (kids meal) burger was 13. She added cheese ($1) bacon ($2). And wanted root beer ($2) so her kids meal was $18! My adult meal was 11$! We were not told of of these upcharges.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

It was ok. Nothing special. Reasonable price, stale chips, no buzz. Maybe an off day/time for them.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

This is a great space! We had just flown in from Scotland after 10 days of heaven and wanted good ole USA hamburgers. We had junk fries, which were incredible. So much so that I am craving them back at home in Houston. My husband had the patty melt, which hit all the right notes. I had the konnichiwa burger which frankly is fun to say. I had hoped for thicker patties. It is evident they are formed by hand. By not being thicker, I feel the patty wasn't as moist as it could have been. I also feel there was a lot going on between the slaw and ketchup and it was difficult to distinguish all the flavors. I was expecting more from my burger and wish I'd had a plain ole cheeseburger instead. Besides that, we had a great meal and the server was awesome. He was engaging and gave us a list of restaurants to try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We were seated instantly...no wait at all. The food was great and the service was wonderful..definitely will go back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Wales)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We are here before visiting Top of the Rock. Good location. Very fast service and the burgers were really good.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We enjoyed a quick, early Sunday lunch here before a theater show with the kids. Lots of choices on the menu for adults and large kids portions. Loved that there was vinegar on the table for fries...the sign of a true burger joint! Very quick service as we were there before the lunch crowd.

Tags: Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

It's a good place to go with groups and is kid friendly.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Slow service, Cold food, dingy, loud, maybe good for kids but again the service was so slow and it wasn't that busy. Disappointing over all

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Essen war lecker ... Bronx pal ale wir erwartet gut ... kommen wieder

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Very nice lunch. Great, friendly service. Food arrived quickly. Perfect for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Sliders were a little greasy but over all food was good

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Bill's changed their menu, and I am not impressed, it was once GOOD value but now its fair. Beer selection have decreased and cost have gone up by 30%--significant and not what I expected when I took friends here for beer night. But food and atmosphere is still on par and definitely a great location for burgers in a touristy location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Chef Alex, whom my wife knows, came to greet us at our table as well as when we were leaving. Very personable an we enjoyed quite a few laughs. I apologize for not remembering his name but our waiter was superb. Very attentive to our needs for refills, to ask if we needed anything, brought extra napkins and very polite.

All in all a WONDERFUL experience after enjoying Miss Saigon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Bill's Bar and Burger has great burgers at a reasonable cost.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2017

4.50 for fries that is smaller than McDonalds -way to much
Bun on burger fell apart
Ginger-ale served with no fizz

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Wonderful casual meal. Service quick. Would recommend for groups, family or a couple getting together

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great place for casual dining mid-town. Perfect place for our family's after-theater dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Great location and menu, we picked this for the last night of our holiday. Great food and it arrived quickly but after that, service not amazing. Went somewhere else for dessert. As Brits we do understand the tipping culture but we begrudge tipping when service is not great. We did still tip. Would recommend but maybe there's a reason it wasn't full.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Nice busy casual resturant close to St Patrick, s Cathedral.
Food and drinks were good.Service was cordial and friendly.Would certainly go back whenever I am in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was pretty good. Milkshakes were insane! Good for a pre-theater matinee as it is not that far from most Broadway productions.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Service was very slow, food was delivered cold and had to be returned. They then forgot to replace some of the food so we had to wait again, it was then delivered cold again. Drinks were slow and one was delivered just as we were paying the check. Not a good experience.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Manchester)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Great tacos with fresh salsa and really tasty burgers, the milkshakes are worth a try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Muy buena hamburguesa y precios muy razonable. Vale la pena.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good service and the place was overall nice, but the food was not worth the cost. There was ample seating so wait time was probably short. There were sports on TV so place had a relaxed vibe.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food - nothing special - hot things weren't very hot. Service was painfully slow

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Bill's Burger is great for any family outing to the Rock Centre area, their menu has everything to make the kids and grandma happy! Casual ambiance, good food & fast service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Decent enough burger bar, but I guess the reviews suggested it was going to be above the norm. Burgers were good; one friend disappointed with his turkey burger. Cranberry and sodas flat and watery.

Tags: People Watching
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