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About Bill's Townhouse

Classic American Cuisine served in a Classic New York room.

57 East 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Tavern
Monday - Thursday, 11:30am – 10:30pm
Friday, 11:30am – 12:00am
Saturday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Dining Room (Lunch)
Monday - Friday , 11:30am – 3:00pm

Dining Room (Dinner)
Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Friday 5:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Cross Street:
btwn Madison & Park

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 518-2727

Website:
http://www.billstownhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano in the Tavern, Monday - Friday 7:30pm-11pm.

Parking Details:
24 Hour Garage available across the street, 62 East 54th

Public Transit:
5 Av/53 St (E, M) | 51 St (4, 6, 6X) | Lexington Av/53 st (E, M)

Executive Chef:
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Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
To inquire about an event, please contact our team at: events@billstownhouse.com or dramirez@billstownhouse.com

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Details
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 11:45PM

Private Dining

Bill’s Townhouse, a nineteenth century Landmark that once held a well known prohibition-era bar is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The third floor offers a Private Dining Room & Parlour with a full bar. Full Buyouts of the Townhouse & Main Dining Room are also available.

Bill's Townhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (9)
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Special Occasion (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Romantic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Superb restaurant with all the key attributes: delicious food, excellent service and a perfect ambiance....

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

charming atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food! Had the pork chop and it was perfect!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant was like visiting a historic site. It's been decorated beautifully and left alone in its time period so it has a marvelus feel to it. The service was outstanding and friendly and for me that was a huge plus. The food was excellent. I had the egg noodles and the cake which I had seen were notable items on other reviews and they were both very good.
My husband and I both would return and highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was outstanding. 3rd floor seating was cold and secluded. Server was average to below average.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome experience! Such a cozy place with amazing food. Definitely a great place to meet friends for an amazing evening .

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great for business lunch. Vibrant and good value.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overall nice atmosphere. Feels pretty male with goat heads on the wall, but not off putting. Didn't do the bar downstairs, but felt very pubbish. Very attentive service. I had the pork chop with a side of brussel sprouts. Both good. Thick cut pork very well cooked. Not pink but not dry. Came with collard greens. A little salty but good. Brussel sprouts were good.
Overall pricing typical Manhattan. No desert, drinks vs wine, about $75/person including tip.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food, great ambiance and service.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We loved Bill’s Townhouse. Amazing food and a very cool ambience. The music in the tavern was great, and it set the tone for a fun evening. Our food was excellent, and the steak was one of the best I’ve ever had. The manager was so friendly, and worked hard to make you feel right at home. It was my birthday, and they brought out a delicious cheesecake dessert at the end of our dinner. I highly recommend Bill’s Townhouse. We will be back, and I plan to spend many more special occasions here.
Thank you, everyone at Bill’s Townhouse for a wonderful evening and fantastic food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Came across this place the day the Christmas tree lighting was taking place. Loved the old school atmosphere. Felt like we stepped into another time - charming. Food was solid. Service was terrific - didn't rush us out. We will be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything about this restaurant was disappointing with the exception of the bar. The meal was overpriced. None of the food was special and the server was either inexperienced or simply doesn't enjoy her job.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Expensive pub food. Nothing more . Company credit card dining only . So you don’t feel that bad .

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We were disappointed in Bill's Townhouse. After a long day in the city, and a Broadway Show, we were looking forward to sitting and relaxing with some Margarita's and good food. The Margarita's were awful, mostly all tequila, so strong we had to send them back. A second round of Margarita's and they were just as bad. We ordered baked clams & shrimp cocktail. Ten minutes later we found out there was only one shrimp cocktail left, so we ordered it. Only to find 10 minutes later there were no Shrimp cocktails left. So a new appetizer order was placed, but came much later then our baked clams. To the restaurants credit or our waitress, she did take off the Margarita's off the bill and gave us a free appetizer. Manhattan re

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Warm and welcoming - Love what the restaurant did with the upstairs. Downstairs is a bar, with a piano player, upstairs is beautiful room that is warm and inviting. Nice space, food was very good, I had the octopus appetizer, it was fresh and tender and the greens that it came with were also well dressed and delicious. The night we went it was quiet so we could actually hear ourselves speak!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

quaint townhouse location. Beef. excellent servers. heard its haunted :-)

Tags: Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent American option in a great location. Was looking for something different and found it. Food is great. Atmosphere warm and cozy. Very enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The two bartenders downstairs are old, cranky and obnoxious. They ignored patrons and waitstaff so that they could talk to each other. They acted as if they were too good for anyone but themselves. The waitress upstairs was delightful. Don't order the bacon, it's just two big slaps of pork fat. I recommend the pork chop.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Overall a major disappointment. Expecting a more upscale setting. Service was nonexistent. When we did see the waiter he acted like he didn’t want to be there. The food was okay. The by the glass wine menu is a joke. It was supposed to be a birthday dinner for my husband Bill. It was a disaster

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time at dinner. Having never been, I was unsure what to expect. Our server was incredibly attentive, our wine was delicious, and the food was excellent. Truly lovely.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What a find.
We’ll definitely return when in NYC again.
The place itself, the service, the food were all superb. Nicely paced meal starting with the best ever mandarin vodka and tonic, the house made noodles w/sea salt and butter, Bills salad, salmon, the halibut and the yellow cake (butter) were scrumptious.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Small but excellent menu. Everything from burger and fries to fresh fish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Me and four friends went for my birthday dinner, and we had the best experience. The food was delicious (I recommend their house made egg noodles), our waitress Shannon was super friendly and attentive and the manager was very kind. I loved the atmosphere and the live music on the lower level. We would definitely go back!

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food was ok but nothing wow for the money you are paying, service was very poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I'd been here many years ago but only knew it as a bar. The restaurant upstairs is really nice, and the service is impressive. The manager took time to greet us and even told us more about the place when we asked (including showing us the event space on the third floor). A nice change from the normal Midtown corporate-card places.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great Service and food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Glad to have found Bill's. Good food. Good service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food was spectacular and Gillian was a fabulous server who made excellent recommendations. I wish I could eat there all the time! Definitely a top two or 3 Special Occasion place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

BAD SERVICE AND WAY TOO NOISY. The server was hard to understand and literally rushed us through our meal -- which was rather expensive, by the way, for what we ordered. They seated us downstairs in the bar area, which was WAY TOO NOISY. Will never go there again. Total waste of time and money. I would give Zero Stars for service if i could

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our food was mundane. Nothing memorable, but not terrible.

I order the chicken cutlet on rice with gravy with a side of spinach. This combination was adequate at best. The chicken cutlet was very salty, and frankly, I could not taste the chicken for the breading. The spinach hardly tasted of garlic.

That being said, the food was not terrible. The ambiance is nice and the staff is very helpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great restaurant but they need to do something to moderate the noise level.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Old style hotel with very good food (burrata, homemade pastas, steakhouse options), excellent service and great atmosphere. It was awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great lunch on 3rd floor

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food, ambiance and hospitality were beyond superior. We will be making return visits!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We loved Bill's townhouse! We ordered the bone in ribeye and it was cooked with a perfect Pittsburgh crust. Instead of potatoes we ordered the house made egg noodles and they were fabulous. We also had the asparagus with hollandaise sauce which was divine. They made our location extra special with a bills yellow cake for a special birthday. We will most definitely be back. If we rated them, we'd certainly give them five stars!

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 (Surrey)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Lovely ambiance, great food and attentive service. Pricey

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The pianist, Murray Weinstock, was terrific.

(The piano needs tuning!)

The service was excellent, and the Kobe burger was to die for. We will be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great location, ambiance and fabulous live musician: Murray Weinstock....if he is playing you must be there! Fabulous service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food. Special building. Quiet on a Friday night. Amazing service. .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Air con freezing cold ! Other than that, just great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

i was very excited to take a friend here for her birthday. Despite the reviews and photos i was disappointed at the bar. nothing special, there was supposed to be live piano music that we wanted to enjoy after dinner. we were surprised that because it was "a quiet night" they curtailed the piano player.

The main restaurant room is very quaint, cozy. The service was okay. the menu is a bit limited. the food was prepared well. Tasty but nothing special. We ordered the bone in filet and we were taken back by how small the portion was, especially for that price! the prep on the steak was very good and the char was excellent.

Despite being told that there was a birthday there was no special attention paid , ie candle. the waiter did however pick up the sorbet we ordered.

nice but below my expectations!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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