Burke & Wills

4.6
594 reviews
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Australian
Modern Australian bistro focusing on seasonal produce featuring a menu of modern fare with an Australian twist. Items including creative takes on authentic dishes like a Kangaroo Burger and Australian Lamb Rack. The restaurant also features an all Australian wine list, craft beer and artisanal cocktails.
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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, excellent appetizers, hood drinks, nice desserts, pleasant atmosphere. Very good time had by all.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance was really cool. Host and waiters were a great help.

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CS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went there for the kangaroo burger during the Restaurant Week. I was satisfied of the quite ambient, good service and of course the interesting exotic meat. Huge fries and soup were good too.

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HV
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved that the Australian owner carried the Australian theme from the name all the way to the dessert. The bread pudding was divine. Good on ya, mate.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience Australian cuisine. Food was amazing and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and very helpful

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AB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Attended dinner for restaurant week. Everything we had was great. The space is cute and quaint. Smaller than expected but really nice.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The drinks were inspired. The food was tasty, the fish was delicious and the dining room is charming.

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MS
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved dining here! Staff team was attentive and made the experience such a great time.

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PA
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Happy hour was excellent the drinks are great.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food and atmosphere, staff were delightful, front bar was good fun too!

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t
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

For restaurant week I came here for dinner with three friends. This restaurant is a good go to spot to take a group of people because their menu is the same for restaurant week. Service was ok but efficient. The glass of water I had had a lipstick stain on it so I got a new glass, server was not happy. Our server was knowledgeable but appeared annoyed due to asking a lot of questions, but came around after I ordered a mocktail and glass of Pinoy Gris. So for food, I ordered a mocktail: Paul Hogan, which was good and refreshing. For my three course meal, I ordered the roasted beet salad. The salad was definitely colorful just as our server described and it was tasty and refreshing. Next I ordered the barramundi which was both popular and highly recommended by our server. The dish was roasted perfectly crispy and mixed with vegetables it had a great balance of flavors. The dish compliment well with the Pinor Gris from Australia. Finally for the dessert I had to have the bread pudding which was so good and a perfect end to this dessert. I would return to have brunch because the back area of the restaurant had a awesome sunroof.

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n
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot. Lively bar in front, classy, quiet restaurant in the back

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KK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. I loved the ambience, feeling like you're in an old house but in a very upscale way. Wine was delicious, and everyone loved their food, but it is quite pricey for what you get.

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RP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IRL Aussie noms with excellent service. I’m eager to go back.

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N
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the speakeasy upstairs, cozy and friendly .....creative bartender. Dining downstairs excellent and recommend kale salad and kangaroo burger...delicious.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great pre-Beacon Theater dinner during restaurant week.

Mark was our waiter, we did the wine pairing as well.

Servings were a bit small, but delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time visit during restaurant week. Everyone was welcoming and eager to introduce us to all that the restaurant had to offer. Two for one Happy Hour with creative cocktails and oysters. Sam the bartender was knowledgeable and happy to educate us on Australian customs and tastes. Our waiter Mark paired our 3 course meals with a wonderful assortment of red and white wines, and was super-friendly. Very good food, nice variety. Best of all, the ambiance is really terrific, and very unexpected in the heart of NYC. Cozy, spacious, easy to talk with each other at your table. I would highly recommend giving them a try.

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Was actually a bit fancier than I expected (which was nice). I would go there again for sure.

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L
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambience great service

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brought my husband here as a surprise for his birthday. Table wasn't ready but there were two seats at the bar so we didn't mind waiting. The couple who was at the table before us took their time leaving (again, didn't bother us, we had a reservation for later in the evening so it happens) so it took about 20 minutes for us to get seated, which really didn't bother us because we'd been enjoying our cocktails at the bar and chatting. When we asked the hostess about settling our tab or if it would get switched over to our table, she told us not to worry, drinks were on them because of the wait. The waitress then also sent us over two additional plates for the wait, on top of the food we ordered. Everything was delicious, the staff was friendly and attentive, and helped make the the evening a memorable one.

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AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner at Burke and Wills Saturday night. The service was really wonderful. Unfortunately we weren't seated until about 35 minutes after our reservation due to a lingering table and the staff went above and beyond to make us comfortable with complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Their handling of the situation left us with a very positive experience despite the wait.

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n
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Great for conversation with friends. A rare find on the upper west side.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an absolute gem! Delicious food, attentive service, very chill atmosphere. There is a speakeasy bar upstairs called manhattan cricket club that’s also worth an after dinner cocktail. It does get busy though so make sure you put your name down on the list.

Great spot to take a date, or a low key friends dinner on the upper west side.

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C
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Locale molto carino e curato. Atmosfera calda. La sala ha un soffitto di vetro a cupola. Servizio di livello. Ho mangiato una zuppa di lenticchie notevole e un pollo molto gustoso. Porzioni adeguate. La sala di entrata funziona come bar. Anche molto carina.

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a perfect Christmas Eve. The food was spectacular, we were seated in the table we requested, and the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful as always. We love the wine list too! Every course was truly amazing and the ambience perfect. A wonderful way to start our festive holiday. We will be back soon and will strongly recommend to all our friends. We hope you are doing a special menu for Australia Day! See you soon and thank you very much.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second time and the food is still great! I brought two of my friends who recently visited Australia. Always enjoy the Australia cuisine!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were late for our reservation but the hostess was VERY rude about it, saying to us when we arrived "Just so you're aware, next time you should CALL" in a major tone. Definitely put our dinner off to a bad start.

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SU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 7 and every dish was excellent! Our first time, but will definitely return.

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TJ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The ambience of this restaurant is really nice and I love the bar. But the price of the food is ridiculously high and the portions are oddly small, even for Manhattan standards. I recommend staying away from the pasta and oysters. I recommend the Ro burger, I didn’t eat it, but the people I was with said it was tasty, like a leaner version of beef.

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O
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The staff @ B&W were extremely kind and accommodating with my large Thanksgiving party, including addressing last-minute changes. Food was excellent and ambiance was lovely. Overall, a fantastic dining experience!

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect peaceful warm Thanksgiving lunch
with my wife and well behaved toddler .
Excellent !

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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t
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food, terrific drinks (including Old Fashioneds on draft) and an atmosphere that allows conversation but isn’t dull. A go-to place for us in our neighborhood when we want consistently tasty, interesting food in enjoyable surroundings.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and cocktails are amazing. Strongly suggested.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katie and Amanda were the best! Food was great! Just perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience! Happy hour at the bar with 2 for 1 cocktails. And not just speed rack! The hostess and waiters were lovely! Highly recommend!

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W
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the glass rooftop in the dining room. That was a nice touch. Our server was very attentive. I wish I could remember his name. My husband had the kangaroo burger which he said was delicious. I had the lamb ragu pasta which must have been a special. That was also very good. I never had Tasmania white wine before which is like a gerwurztraminer, but not as sweet. I was amazingly surprised how good it tasted. I would definitely go back. I hear they have a hidden bar upstairs called the Manhattan Cricket Club. I'd like to see what that is like.

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BV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place. Attentive wait staff. Excellent drink menu. Was hoping for lamb chops but not on menu that day. Had fish and flank steak. Nicely done. Would go again for sure. Bar looked fun and inviting.

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not very Australian and not very good, Just a run of the mill gastropub

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EP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My partner and I booked 9pm reservations on a Friday night. We were quickly received by the friendly hostess. She waled us through the front bar to get to the restaurant's seating. The bar had a cozy ambiance playing fun music. A nice mix. As we were seated in the back dining area, it was quiet and brightly lit. Pretty, but a stark contrast to the front room. Thankfully there were two bar stools still open so we moved to the bar and dined up front. Talented bartenders (whom you could chat with while dining), nice atmosphere, and yummy food. We had the beef tartare (good, maybe too many potatoe chips on top? Howver, I'll never turn down a good chip!), the main chicken dish and the veggies were divine. I recommend especially for a cozy bar dinner for two. Seats are limited but worth it.

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