Burke & Wills

4.6
608 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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
11 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
19 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
4 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
Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such great ambience! Fantastic front bar with a good

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was pricier than I anticipated but it was very good.

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RR
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nicely prepared food, but the service was lacking.

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BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
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 8, 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
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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 6, 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 3, 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 2, 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 1, 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
23 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 January 31, 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 30, 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 25, 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 15, 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
4 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 12, 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 12, 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 30, 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 29, 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 27, 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 11, 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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