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Burke & Wills

4.5
4.5
659 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 823-9251

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Perez

  • Private party facilities

    Burke & Wills offers private dining for up to 35 people in the atrium dining room. With a range of configurations and package options available, Burke & Wills is perfect for birthday’s baby showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, intimate weddings, and more

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 train to 79th St.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 659 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. n

    neighbor

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A rare find on UWS. Delicious unpretentious interesting food, professional service, reasonable prices and best of all quiet enough to have a conversation.
  2. P

    Passionate4food

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu with options from lighter fare to steak. Happy hour was a good value and the appetizers tasty. The Roo Burger was excellent. I’d go again and would hang out there if I lived in the neighborhood.
  3. f

    frella

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktail bar and restaurant; good menu choice; sensible portions; good food and service.
  4. DF

    DavidF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tomato & feta salad, barramundi fish and kangaroo burger were all awesome. Do it!
  5. E

    E130

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers and food were spot on.
  6. M

    Mariya

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Not too many choices ans it was a bit pricey for thr amount served.
  7. b

    barbarab

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Everything was rather disappointing. Actually we all felt a bit ill afterwards. Lots of grease. The triple fries were similar to basic dinner fries, nothing special. The steaks were ok as was the chicken but nothing special.
  8. MH

    MHA1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. Nicely plated. Tables are reasonable distance and when I was there, it wasn't crowded so they sat people at every other table and not together. Staff is friendly, patient and helpful. Generous with refilling my water glass!!!
  9. M

    99Miles

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and amazing service! I will be back and recommend this place to everyone.
  10. MP

    MichaelP

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious and unique. The service was superb. Would return just for dessert and the Kangaroo burger. Happy we found this restaurant!!
  11. JL

    JaneL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place. Service was top-notch, good scrumptious with a wonderful ambience!
  12. e

    elizabeth

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, and the service was fine. We were disappointed in the quality of the food.
  13. a

    alibo

    Springfield

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent. Good and our server was efficient and friendly. One thing we mentioned to the server as just a bit much. Charging $4.00 every time they refilled a 10 ounce glass of iced tea. Reallyjust
  14. JQ

    JixuanQ

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It’s really nice that they offer the same menu for restaurant week. Appetizers were ok, entrees were pretty good, but a bit disappointed for the desserts. May come visit again.
  15. w

    wingedflower

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love the environment and ambiance. The window garden is just so pretty. And the kangaroo burger is very special. Love it.
  16. B

    Bubbe

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had never been to this restaurant. Of course, we tried it since it is restaurant week. We were very pleasantly surprised. The selection is vast. Everything we had was excellent. We'll be back.
  17. YF

    YummyFoodEater

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Inventive delicious food, great cocktails, amazing service and ambience.
  18. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my visiting relative from Japan for restaurant week. Amazing dinner, both my wife a her enjoyed everything
  19. B

    Brooklynn

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious. So thankful for NYC Restaurant Week for letting me try a great meal. The stracciatella was insanely good! Highly recommend that.
  20. n

    neighbor

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been here many times and consistently find good food and good service. But one of the things we value most is the ambiance and that we can have a conversation and hear each other! More and more unusual, more and more valued
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious brunch! Fried chicken sandwich, aioli, and perfectly crisp potatoes! Our salty dog carafe was very refreshing! Quieter than expected on a summer Sunday, but lovely for catching up with friends. Would definitely return!
  22. A

    Arcinpgh

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, inventive cuisine. Mark our server was great. Will definitely return
  23. AT

    AustinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a wonderful time!! The food was delicious and our waitress for brunch was incredible! I don’t remember her name, but she was so sweet and gave great recommendations! GET THE PAVLOVA!!!!!
  24. ER

    EduardoR

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  25. RH

    RHRuggeroni

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good fare, good options for non alcoholic cocktails, food was well prepared, charming service and really charming decor.
  26. c

    chicagodiner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous Aussie rieslings!! The oysters were great, lovely beet salad, Arctic Char was amazing. We will be back!
  27. CD

    ChristianD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  28. MF

    MaureenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall very good but I especially recommend the curried carrot soup and the Pavlova dessert! Lovely service.
  29. LV

    LeighV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  30. UN

    UNplazagirl

    New York Area

    132 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    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.
  31. J

    Joenaka

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place for brunch and very good service. I recommended lox Benedict.
  32. CT

    CharlotteT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely! The staff is attentive and genuinely friendly, and the food was very good.
  33. TL

    TheLimey123

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  34. n

    neighbor

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  35. K

    Kaproy

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific brunch Great food Fabulous server Quiet restaurant
  36. MA

    MarkA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only one of the best Australian restaurants in New York; one of the most beguiling in any category.
  37. LS

    LauraS

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A quaint little refuge - attentive ,friendly staff - great music and good food. I would definitely venture back.
  38. M

    Mattg1958

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. The menu was limited
  39. J

    Jamie

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday evening (Easter). Quaint dining area, dinner was delicious, cocktails were great, and service was top notch.
  40. EW

    ElizabethW

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. A bit pricey for brunch food. Drinks all separate.

FAQs

Burke & Wills is rated 4.5 stars by 659 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Upper West Side

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am Weekend Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1 train to 79th St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Perez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (646) 823-9251

  • Private party facilities

    Burke & Wills offers private dining for up to 35 people in the atrium dining room. With a range of configurations and package options available, Burke & Wills is perfect for birthday’s baby showers, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, intimate weddings, and more

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