Burke & Wills

4.7
636 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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ER
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like this place so much, I hesitate to recommend it too often so it doesn’t get crowded. Food and drink are both consistently awesome, and the servers are the nicest.

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RH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good fare, good options for non alcoholic cocktails, food was well prepared, charming service and really charming decor.

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c
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous Aussie rieslings!! The oysters were great, lovely beet salad, Arctic Char was amazing. We will be back!

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CD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our first visit to B our waiter was friendly and engaging, with lots of recommendations about the menu. The food and drink was excellent. Especially enjoyed the oysters, shisito peppers, bavette sirloin, and the bread pudding dessert! We'll be back!

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MF
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very good but I especially recommend the curried carrot soup and the Pavlova dessert! Lovely service.

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LV
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our evening experience. They made our anniversary night so special and were super accommodating of my dietary restrictions. We would recommend them to anyone!

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UN
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Menu was interesting and food beautifully presented but limited choices. Food was good but nothing special—a little bland. Drinks excellent; bread pudding with toffee excellent. Our server was arrogant and inattentive. Told us at the start that a “trained service dog could bring food “ but he said “I hope I can do more”. Then the meal was delayed; deserts brought at different times, and it felt as if he was going through the motions of following up but could care less about our experience. Was it because we were older couples? Too bad because the restaurant came highly recommended to us.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for brunch and very good service. I recommended lox Benedict.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely! The staff is attentive and genuinely friendly, and the food was very good.

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TL
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If going to the Beacon Theatre for a show or to watch a great act (recently Eddie Izzard) make sure you drop into this great place (5 mins away). The staff are friendly, the drinks are good and the food excellent.

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n
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Burker & Wills because the dining room is small, intimate, food excellent and service always professional and knowledgeable. All the above is unusual for the UWS

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K
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific brunch
Great food
Fabulous server
Quiet restaurant

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only one of the best Australian restaurants in New York; one of the most beguiling in any category.

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LS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A quaint little refuge - attentive ,friendly staff - great music and good food. I would definitely venture back.

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M
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The menu was limited

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J
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday evening (Easter). Quaint dining area, dinner was delicious, cocktails were great, and service was top notch.

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EW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. A bit pricey for brunch food. Drinks all separate.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Creative and well-prepared dishes . Nice ambience and decor in the glass-ceilinged dining room

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Z
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Preshow dinner on UWS so I asked Cheryl #bookofeats for a suggestion. Went to Burke n wills, nice place, good beer ( from Brooklyn Threes logical conclusion)n bourbon selection. Food was delish, kangaroo burger, mussels. Bread was sourdough which was ok, could be more sourdough. Not a fan of olives but I never tried a red one. Still not a fan. Overall a good spot, a bit pricey but maybe that’s the UWS

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, excellent food and service quality!

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BB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wine, excellent service, prices are reasonable.

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JB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary! We arrived at an early 4.30 because we were pre-theater with a 5.30 reservation. We happily ordered drinks at the long and inviting bar and they were excellent (my wine and my husband’s fancier cocktail) and then they told us that since it was happy hour (which apparently extends to 8!) we would get two more of the same drinks gratis. No complaints from us. We ordered some crab beignets to accompany them and they were excellent. I have to say that the atmosphere in this bar was so very pleasant - all ages happily mingling. When we moved down a seat so that another group could sit together, we were mightily thanked by that group and also by the fabulous bartender whose cocktail making skills verged on prestidigitation. The dining room was small and charming and the attention to all diners was wonderful. We don’t usually like to order the same entree but when we saw the soft shell crabs (maybe a recent addition because they were not on the menu when we checked online?) we just had to. Fabulous. Then off to the nearby Beacon Theater and Jerry Seinfeld! Wonderful evening!

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LM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is a GEM!!! Great restaurant and room. Cocktails are very good too.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very patient and kind and answered our dozen questions about the cocktails. We all four ordered different meals and each were extremely happy.

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Lovely food and great atmosphere. Next time I will make my way to the cricket club after :)

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, attentive and ambience perfect. The food was absolutely delicious.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Katie was personable and helpful! The food was delicious: we split the bone marrow toast and enjoyed the kangaroo burger and salmon as mains. We enjoyed the decor and ambiance (quiet, on a Wednesday).

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Katie was very lovely! We were after this kangaroo burger so we split one. We had a great time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience! The food was so creative and the waitress could not have been friendlier. Can dress up or not for this location - definitely a blend of people. A bit pricey so maybe a special occasion restraint!

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff , manager was very nice also and extremely accommodating.

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance food drinks service def one of top places on UWS

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TJ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

B&W is great little hidden gem on the Upper West Side. The food is really good and the service is terrific. Last time I was there, I had the special short ribs dish, which was very tasty. Some of the folks in my party did not like that the restaurant does not provide bread on the table (you have to pay for it). Overall, really good place worth checking out.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, the service and the ambiance. It was my 2nd time there and will now be a go to regular spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience! Went on a date for our anniversary. The bone marrow was delicious! We also had the chips, which are similar to steak fries. The rigatoni was very good as well. However, the bone marrow was the star.

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e
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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h
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Work dinner was lovely. I somehow missed the full wine list so got us a cheaper bottle than I would otherwise, but that's really my absentmindedness more than anything else

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AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and unique. The drinks were also the same. The waiter gave us good recommendations.

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PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the bar in the front to the skylighted dining room, the restaurant is appealing and welcoming. And the same can go for the attentive staff. It's a strong contender for one of the West Side's best restaurants, with a slightly unexpected menu of delicious -- sometimes unusual -- choices. The wine selection is excellent. Whole experience has me thinking about booking a flight to Australia...

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BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

good ffod, on expensive side for what you get. lively front bar, dining room in back is small - fits abotu 35 people, can get loud dependinfg on patrons, but bar noise doesnt spill into dining room. THer is a n upstairs area too, not sure what that looks like.

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

Such great ambience! Fantastic front bar with a good

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