David Burke Kitchen

4.2
2608 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee
David Burke Kitchen pays homage to the craft of cooking and sharing hearty, rustic American food. Its artisan menu items are inspired by morning visits to the green market and what is freshest in the region, prepared with creativity and refined technique. The result is a dining experience that is truly of-the-moment, authentic and regional. Kitchen celebrates the integrity of ingredients at their peak, prepared with a deft hand and served alongside the finest wines and spirits.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00am-5:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm
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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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Private party facilities
David Burke Kitchen brings creative, inventive culinary style to downtown New York. Focusing on wholesome and hearty modern American food, David Burke Kitchen combines locally-sourced ingredients and presents them in a creative and whimsical style.
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Private party contact
Melissa Camp: (917) 746-9688
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Catering
Contact events@craveablehg.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Avenue
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Parking details
Varick Street Garage, 360 West Broadway
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Central Parking System, 45-47 Dominic Street
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Public transit
A, C, E, J, N. Q, R, Z, 1, 6: Canal Street Stations
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Special events & promotions
David Burke Kitchen's interior is inspired by the surrounding neighborhood, and blends the cool, industrial simplicity of SoHo's airy lofts with the rustic warmth of a country abode. The restaurant's multi-level spaces offer several different ways to experience Chef Whitaker's playful menu. From rehearsal dinners, weddings and bachelorette parties to corporate events, David Burke Kitchen is the ideal spot for your next special event. Contact events@craveablehg.com to learn more!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
2,608 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
55%
Very Good
25%
Good
11%
Fair
3%
Poor
6%
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
New York Area
45 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The employees are all gems- friendly, helpful, approachable. The ambiance is lovely- I like the new artwork in the main room. The food is delicious, and the variety is welcome. The only issue we had is that for some reason there was no peanut brittle to take on the way out. They were nice to try to remedy that with a cake— but it wasn’t the same. We were already leaving over some of the beautiful and amazing desserts— we had no room for more then— the peanut brittle is something for later— to remind you of the wonderful lunch you had earlier, and to reinforce the experience. Please bring it back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good. Service a bit slow but food good and the outdoor dining was perfect today.

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N
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was original and excellent. The servers were fine. The hostess could not have been more indifferent and unfriendly. The bathroom was messy and neglected at prime time on a weekend. The music in the garden was loud and seemed geared more toward the bar than fine dining. Hope the feedback is heeded. Would love to return for the food.

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n
Los Angeles
9 reviews
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. We will be back. The branzino is highly recommended, and if you have a sweet tooth - definitely go for the monkey bread and/or the cheesecake lollipops.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the time at the restaurant.

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KM
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

My wife and I were there for our 1rst Anniversary. I wanted to sit inside but the inside was closed and we were forced to eat in the garden. The garden looked nice, food was amazing and the waiter was very good. My issues were eating outside, where there was plants touching the back of my head and there was a loud wedding rehearsal party going on. If I had known we were going to have to sit outside or about the wedding party, I would've eaten elsewhere or changed the date of our reservations because I wanted a quiet romantic dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrating daughters achievement

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Memphis
1 review
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent, it just took them a while to get the drinks out and an a long time to get the food out. We had to ask what was wrong. The server didn’t match the quality of the food. Better serving staff needed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Average food, average decor - the garden is nice though

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was inattentive and slow, but they may have been short-staved.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Gosh was delicious as was all each of the appetizers. The dessert, especially, the cheesecake pops, was fabulous and a serious crowd pleaser.

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P
New York Area
110 reviews
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Amazing food. Unprofessional staff. Really bad service

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KT
New York Area
4 reviews
3.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good - had the lobster, assorted vegetable dishes and the scallops - but the clothesline bacon was terrible, sent it back once then had to abandon it altogether. Poor knock off of the Tavern 62 staple. Service was uneven, had to flag our server down more than once and the sommelier was overly informal, way too familiar in his interaction with us. On the positive side, the bar area, drinks (spirits and wine) were excellent, as was the outdoor dining ambience. Probably will stick with Tavern 62 rather than travel back downtown for this.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
1.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Confused waitstaff

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S
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good and our waitress was very friendly and gave great recommendations for the menu. She also made our birthday boy feel very loved with the complimentary sparkling rose!

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there this past Sunday for brunch. We all enjoyed our meals very much, will definitely go back again for brunch. I'd imagine other meals are very good also. Can't judge it for particular categories, having only been there once, but it was comfortable and easy to talk and hear conversations. The service was very good.

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TW
New York Area
4 reviews
2.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Although the food was good the service was SLOW. It turned out they had ONE waitress for the whole restaurant at lunchtime on Friday - and she was ALSO the bartender. Waiting almost an hour for a burger just isn't acceptable. There were plenty of others, busboys, food runners, some whose job was a little unclear but who kept going in and out of the kitchen, and any one of those could have helped and made a huge difference. Will definitely not be in a hurry to return.

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AZ
1 review
1.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Portions were tiny and everyone left hungry. Would not go back.

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KB
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I had a 9:45 pm reservation which I was early for& was seated without much of a wait (Very beautiful and friendly hostess) . I was eating alone , which I do from time to time when I'm in the mood . I wasn't addressed by any wait staff until 10:11pm. I am not sure if it was because I was alone or the color of my skin or just plain old inattentiveness.(Besides the young man who came and asked if I wanted water. - roughly 10:03PM) I let the General Manager Percy know this however he didn't seem very interested. He asked how he could fix it (by presumably assuming I may have wanted some sort of comp for my wait) however I let him know I just wanted to provide that feedback. It is a turnoff to have such a beautiful restaurant with amazing dishes and wait staff who are obviously not privy to when new tables are "sat". (I used to work in a restaurant & I think it's strange that it took almost half an hour for my waiter to magically appear At this point I was highly irritated however stayed because It was already late and at this point I didn't feel like finding another place to eat.
Food Again was AMAZING! Can't take that away from the Head+Sous chef's who work hard to creating delicious dishes. My waiter again only came over once to check if everything was okay. I had to ask for another glass of wine from another staff member because my waiter was too busy cleaning up the back bar to check on me. Angelo (I believe his name was) saved the day. Honestly and truly would've given the service one star if Angelo didn't addressed my request as well as provided some much welcomed conversation. He saw I was a bit irritated with how my evening was going and really made an effort to turn it around . (I know he was just transferred from another location but CHERISH THIS MAN !)I usually never write reviews but absolutely had to as I love the food and the David Burke restaurants but Management should care more about feedback from all customers (Not just The white ones)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible!!

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YS
1 review
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed dinner during our first visit to this restaurant. The hostess, server, and other restaurant staff were very friendly and extremely helpful during our visit. We will definitely make reservations at this restaurant during our next visit to NYC.

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JY
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and luxurious!

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the first to try the new menu and I loved it! The tuna tartare was very fresh (spicy), the broccoli was paired perfectly with the balsamic and feta, and as someone terrified of eating octopus, the octopus starter was perfectly prepared where there was no rubbery texture!! But hands down favorite was the scallops omg delicious 💯👌🏻 service attentiveness was pretty good; my friend has a gluten allergy and the server knew his stuff and if he didn’t immediately went to find the answer. They were very accomplished with making dishes gluten free🤗Recommend if youre trying to make a good impression!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We live close by and have probably been to David Burke kitchen 6 or 7 times over the past few years - we had always found the food and service really good. I don't know if the restaurant has a new management team or what is going on, but our last visit was not ideal. Everybody was nice, but the training of staff was not great - it's as if they were all new and organization seemed very off. When I made the reservation, I indicated that we needed a high chair, but unfortunately no high chair was already in place when we were given our table, and it took a while for the high chair to arrive - not ideal when you have a squirmy infant and impatient toddler to deal with. Then it seemed we were completely forgotten - no water came for almost 10 minutes until we finally flagged someone down. Then we never got greeted or explained anything by a waiter - we again just flagged someone down and said we were ready to order (the waiter clearly had no idea what was on the menu, he asked us to point out the dishes we were ordering - first time i've seen that). Our child was starving, so we asked for some bread. It never came, so we had to flag someone else down for bread. Then the food comes and it just did not seem as good as it once was. To top it off, the check came with an error (always review your checks!). My wife and I left wondering what in the world happened to one of our go-to restaurants??

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MM
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great option for Easter brunch! Service was not great but food was delicious and we got seated right away. Highly recommend it for all eaters.

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P
New York Area
39 reviews
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and nice atmosphere but very over priced!!

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SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is amazing experience. Food is good and in fair price. Strongly recommend.

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AS
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great attentive service and very tasty food. Check it out if you can.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was beyond wonderful, and the food just as good. They brought us a free half order if their signature “clothesline bacon” dish near the end of our meal. And we also received a huge bag of Carmel corn for our trip back home. We were only in NYC for two nights, and this was a definite good choice.

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OT
New York Area
148 reviews
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Casual place in Soho, food was not memorable, expected more from David Burke, staff was friendly though

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Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a birthday brunch!

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OT
1 review
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Sent the steak back twice. Just think about that.

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NY
New York Area
20 reviews
3.0Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Second time dining there, hopefully the last. Waiter got order wrong, food adequate, nothing special. Lemon pound cake was old/dry. So many great choices in the area, this isn’t one of them.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The waiter assumed that I wanted a glass of wine when I was ordering one for my girlfriend, sidenote I do not drink, he told me it was all about her, which is funny because I had told him which one she wanted to try and which one she would have if she didn’t like it and did not even order a drink for myself but he wanted to feel smart. Then he asked what I wanted to drink I told him Diet Coke, then he repeated Diet Coke back to me in a shocked manner As if that wasn’t a real drink, then he proceeded to tip over the wine glass shattering it and shattering the candle at the table and smashing glass all over the place as well as red wine all over the place. After cleaning up the entire mess, he assured us that our first round was on him. I found that to be tacky, and also the least someone to do after making such a scene on Valentine’s Day. Also, the only round he bought was the wine I still paid full price for all of my Diet Coke’s none of which were “on him”. I asked him if he could assure me that the ribeye would be charred medium, And in and overconfident tone that was typical to his behavior, he said, “absolutely”. Needless to say the steak came out medium rare instead of what I had ordered, which was medium, he made sure to announce that he had it prepared medium rare, To which I didn’t respond because I wanted to get the meal over with at that point. As far as the steak being charged, there was some blackness to it but all of the fat was uncooked, none of it was crispy. Typically when a steak is charred the idea is to make sure all the fat is crispy especially on a ribeye.

Thank them for the free glass of wine that only cost us broken glass and spilled wine all over our table, not a bad deal

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the finest cuts of Beef i have ever had . The service was outstanding. Martin was our server and he was spot on GREAT.

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CX
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food especially the roasted chicken breast with smashed potato. Fabulous!

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and decor was excellent. The food was great.. the duck fat should have been rendered a little bit more .. and it was on the line of being medium as opposed to medium rare. It was as if there was a decision to be made of whether they were going to over cook the duck and it contain the crispy skin we were looking for or it was going to be sent out as is but cooked to temperature but still very flavorful. All in all a great experience..

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i
Minneapolis
1 review
2.0Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Restaurant week -

The starter salad was not seasoned or with any dressing, the main dish was good but the deserts dry almost as if industrial- it was ok nothing mouth dropping good

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