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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (10)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious!!! Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

It was the worst steak house I ever been too in the world. The place is cool looking and a good energy about it. I would recommend stopping in for a drink, but go to another place for a steak. This is overpriced and poor quality with their steaks.

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 (London)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This is a lovely old townhouse very nicely decorated. The food was lovely although quite expensive and also the wine but the staff were very friendly. A nice place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The food was great and the wonderful piano player added to the experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

They have three floors - the first is a bar with some tables, the second is a restaurant that is quiet enough to have a conversation and the third has two private rooms. Very interestingly decorated in early 1900's style.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

It's okay food. Very predictable. No complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was good as was the service. However greatly overpriced . Lobster dish had very little lobster though was very tasteful. The filet dish also contained very little filet.
Wine by the glass was expensive for the medium quality.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great service! Beautiful 2nd floor! Ridiculously loud piano on first floor

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, People Watching, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Went for a business lunch, very impressed with the townhouse ambiance and knowledgeable staff. Food was delicious, I had the halibut and my colleague had the kobe beef burger.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food was outstanding! Great place for casual business dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great food and drink in a fun setting

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great dining room ambiance. Good place to come if you are on an expense account. If only the food preparation, quality, and display were at a notch higher level, this would be an amazing place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Wonderful, midtown gem! Can't wait to go back. Everything from start to finish was perfect. The service and food were exemplary.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Bill's was a great location for a business lunch. There were many business people there enjoying the great service and food. The interior was historic with a modern flair with artwork covering the walls. We were seated in a corner booth which fit our group perfectly. Our group enjoyed everything including some appetizers of Steak Tartare, Crab Cake and the cheese special of the day. I would definitely recommend it and go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food was terrific except the dry yellow cake.

Also, while our server was very very sweet, she needs to learn more about the ingredients used (e.g., in the mash potatoes, etc) and food and drink preparation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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