David Burke Kitchen - The Garden

4.2
174 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The Garden at David Burke Kitchen is an unparalleled outdoor space with its own bar and seating for 130. The space, along with the hotel's urban garden, is landscaped with herb beds and flowers, and decorated with sculptures made of recycled materials that reflect the rustic, whimsical vibe. Guests can begin a meal at The Garden with snacks and starters such as the extra thick cut candied bacon with black pepper maple glaze on a clothesline, and house-made ricotta with rosé cider grapes and toasted almonds. Sandwiches such as the grilled chicken with crushed avocado in a cheddar biscuit, and the grass-fed angus beef, aged cheddar, bacon, challah bun Kitchen burger with fries complement the open-air space, which also features a 14-seat chef's table and private cabanas. At the bar, cocktails like the blackberry lime rickey and the lavender crop are served alongside our specialty beer & wine list . The Garden is open everyday, weather permitting.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
The Garden is closed for the season. Come join us indoors at David Burke Kitchen!
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Phone number
(212) 201-9119
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Raoul Whitaker
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Catering
David Burke Kitchen offers off premise catering. We can travel anywhere: Offices, apartments, summer homes, schools, catering venues in NYC, and homes in the 5 boroughs, New Jersey, the Hamptons and Connecticut. We take our signature dishes and treat you to a personalized catering experience. Contact our VP of Event Sales, Melissa Camp, at melissa@craveablehg.com or 917 746 9688.
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Cross street
Thompson
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A, C, E, J, N. Q, R, Z, 1, 6: Canal Street Stations
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The restaurant's multiple spaces offer several different ways to experience our locally sourced, inventive fare for group dining and private events. The airy, rustic dining room offers special prix-fixe menus for group dining, and may also be rented for exclusive use.



David Burke Kitchen can accommodate up to 250 people for a standing cocktail reception and 120 seated.



David Burke Garden’s outdoor oasis can seat up to 120 people and is available for standing cocktail receptions for up to 250 guests.



Our Treehouse Bar can seat up to 40 people and up to 80 people for standing cocktail receptions.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding nothing more and nothing less

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Horrible, horrible, horrible service. Dinner took 2.5 hours. Unbelievably terrible.

NB
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We wanted to have lunch in the Garden at David Burke's Kitchen, but it was 91° the day we went so we ate in the treehouse. The food was delicious, but the ambiance is really in the outdoor garden (or in the main restaurant downstairs). We're going back when it's a bit cooler to experience the garden atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I’ve come for Restaurant week several times in the past and it seemed clear that the quality of the food has gone down and several compromises were made on the food-from a mediocre gazpacho to diver scallops that were so thin it seemed that they had been sliced in thirds. Our waiter also seemed to have forgotten to put our food order in because another waiter had to take note and step in after waiting 45 minutes. And we had to ask for bread, as none was offered.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Delicious food. Gorgeous ambiance. But...The worse service I’ve experienced in NYC. Rude waiter. Food came before our drinks. A side we ordered with brunch came extremely late and then they tried to over charge us for it.

NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We arrived and the restaurant at 1pm for Saturday brunch and it was almost completely empty, which wasn't a great sign... we were seated and the servers were all quite attentive. Drinks and Food were all quite good. Prices are on the higher end for a casual place in NYC that doesn't even have a "scene" to boast or good DJ/music to boast. I went to use the restroom and it was locked, and a man inside said almost done.. I assumed it was being cleaned. I waiting a few minutes. a few more guys gathered all waiting to use the bathroom. after about 7-10 minutes waiting I knocked again, I was a bit suspicious of what was going on, typically when a restroom is being cleaned the door isn't locked. I went to find someone that works in the restaurant. they were unable to get in. Finally after banging on the door they opened it and it turned out there was a plumbing problem. during this time the manager to the restaurant had come and gone to use the ladies room herself and completely ignored the entire situation. I was told that was the only bathroom for the restaurant, and was yelled at when I went to use the women's restroom. I later spoke to the manager. She incredibly rude about the entire situation. Needless to say it is a shame that she herself totally tarnished the entire experience. Aside from her and that part of the experience, the service and overall the food/drink was good. If they get rid of that manager, I would definitely go back.

MH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

What a gem in SoHo! Loved this place. Quiet, clean, and a beautiful outdoor dining space up and away from Manhattan chaos. Food was fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful rooftop, delicious food and amazing service - just a bit pricey !

CV
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It’s rrally cool for drinks but it doesn’t have a lot of options for dinner. The place is really nice though

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The ambiance on the patio was great and the food was delicious. However, I felt rushed by the servers even though there were plenty of empty tables around us. I was never even asked if I wanted a second drink before the bill was brought to the table.

C
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

This was our third time dining at DBK. This time, we went to celebrate my birthday. The food and service were excellent, with one exception - my husband ordered his lamb medium rare and it was served medium well-well done. He still enjoyed the flavor, so he didn’t send it back. This isn’t necessarily the staff’s fault, but there was a table right next to us with four small children. The children were screaming and even crawling all over a staircase and railing right next to our table. This went on for nearly an hour and no one did anything to encourage better behavior, including their parents. Not exactly the fine dining experience we expected. Otherwise, we were pleased and will likely return at some point.

HL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff was very attentive upon our arrival. Our waiter brought us the drinks we ordered, and we placed an order for appetizers which all came in a timely fashion. Then we ordered entrees and they took about an hour to arrive. Our waiter was very apologetic and said something about a party in the restaurant at the same time. It was a beautiful night to eat outdoors, however this was way too long to wait for our food.

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow service not ideal for a business lunch.

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Muy lento el servicio

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f
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food great as always. And .. service variable, as always. All over you until you order, and then it's like they forget that you're there. Garden is a great setting for a gorgeous day.

DJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I get the private event but at least there should have been more communication on website or on open table for the private event. Tree house dining is not an experience we were looking for since main dining room was closed for private event. I get the nature of the business but it's still not good enough notice.

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We ordered the summer clam boil. The food was a complete disaster. It was overcooked and bland. The clams and mussels all had sand in it. The waiter messed up on the bill and charged my card twice. The only thing decent about this place is the environment.

JX
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was impeccable. The newly created sausage and octopus past was fantastic. The carrots came back under cooked and under seasoned, but was quickly rectified. Our server was fantastic.

KK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots! The garden is a great place to enjoy the weather! Amazing service and delicious food! Our waiter Zac was great- he has served us many times and we always leave well fed!!

M
Montreal
128 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had such a lovely lunch in the garden. It was a beautiful day for eating outside. The lobster toast and burrata were delicious!! The hamburger was tasty as well. Friendly service - beautiful ambiance.

r
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My host Alex was great! He added a kind flare to the resturant making it a easy place to love. Every staff we encountered at the dinner weee very kind including the manager. I will return THANKS ALEX!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner with a friend who I hadn't seen in a long time and we had a great time.
We sat in the garden upstairs on a beautiful summer evening when it was not humid. We started at 6 pm and didn't leave until 9:30 p.m. The wait staff were very attentive throughout the evening.
The food was excellent. I had the pork belly with pineapple shrimp fried rice. Everything was cooked to perfection and timed just right after our appetizers. The rich deserts were so good as well: fruit shortcake and chocolate mouse cake.
It was a perfect NYC summer dinner outing at at great dining place!

AN
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Great ambiance. A little oasis in the city. Service was abysmal. No greeting for 15 minutes by the server. We timed it. It was that slow. Server was rude and curt. The location and food really saved the day

D
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent outdoor space for brunch, food amazing, service good and fairly priced... would highly recommend and even had shaded tables / booths to limit sun!

HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great food. Order the bacon for fun. If you hare outside during the summer request a table that is well shaded otherwise you will burn to a crisp.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David Burke Garden is one of my go-to restaurants in NYC. It never disappoints. It's great for drinks and dinner. Cocktails are delicious and the food is wonderful. Always a pleasure.

G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The pina colada pancake was nasty. Very thick and cake like but not tasty. The eggs were unsalted and they left the dry nasty pieces from the egg being over cooked. The drinks were watery and over priced. Over all the food was the LEAST of any reason to go here.

t
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to this restaurant often but never for brunch. It was really good, expensive (drinks)
but good. That bialy sandwich was nom,nom. Shout out to Daniel who gave great service

D
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The Garden is lovely and it was a beautiful night. It was lobster Tuesday so we both ordered the special. My wife had the lobster gazpacho and I had the lobster tacos to start. Both were excellent. I had the steamed 1 1/4 lb steamed lobster and my wife had the 1 1/4 lb grilled lobster. Both were perfectly prepared. I got asparagus with my that were large and tender. We each had with me by the glass. I had the Cabernet from Washington called Maurice. Very good and well priced at $15. My wife had a Sauvignon Blanc. Highly recommend. We will be back!

t
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i REALLY ENJOY THIS RESTAURANT AND ALWAYS BRING PEOPLE FROM OUT OF TOWN HERE. dELICIOUS FOOD, GREAT SERVICE. A PERFECT NIGHT IS SOME COCKTAILS AT JIMMY AT THE JAMES ROOFTOP AND THEN DOWN TO DAVID BURKE'S FOR DINNER. PERFECT!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was disappointing - our food was delivered to another customer and it got worse from there

p
Toronto
83 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great rooftop dining. Food was good

t
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here so many times. I prefer to go in the summer so I can sit outside. Usually do a few cocktails at Jimmy at the James then come down to eat. It's always a perfect night. Food, ambiance, everything is great

MX
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails with terrific service. Not cheap.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, service, and ambience!

PG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional. The staff is generous and accommodating. The vibe is uber cool.

MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor setting. Good food for meat eaters and vegetarians. Can even accommodate vegans. Great drink menu. Pricey menu. You pay for ambiance.

MA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Service and presentation was very poor!

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Fantastic meal. Was there for an event, loved the food and decided to back for a real meal. Glad I did. It goes straight to my favorites list.

k
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was great and the space is perfect for the summer. BUT it is expensive!! It is a shame that they cannot have wines below $80, when there are amazing bottles out there at not so high prices.

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