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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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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 (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Special Occasion (11)
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Romantic (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorite spots. Anytime I'm in the UES, it's my go-to spot. Amazing burgers, amazing interior.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A beautiful old townhouse filled with interesting lighting, artwork, and book. Great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My daughter and I popped in for a late lunch during the snowstorm and Bills was cozy and festive. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. I enjoyed steak tartare that was the perfect lunch and my daughter still raves that the truffle fries she had with her sandwich were the best ever! Full disclosure, I tried a few and I agree with her! We lived in NYC for 10 years before moving to Philadelphia and are still trying to figure out how to be tourists in the city we love! Bill’s is the perfect spot- convenient location with a neighborhood feel.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service and food were excellent. It was my birthday and they brought out the most delicious cake for me. Excellent steakhouse.

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Quirky quality establishment but v pricey. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service and meal were excellent, they offer traditional steakhouse options, with a modern twist on several of the appetizers. We tried several dishes (There were 5 of us) - all delicious and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend this place, especially for special occasions

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Thought the burger could have been bigger for the price. I would expect at least a half pound burger no matter where I am.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a great lunch! The cobb salad was delicious and the fish sandwich came with to-die-for fries!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Drove up to nyc for a couple of nights with my family of four (kids are 15 & 13) to see holiday windows and a show. Wanted a non-touristy place near midtown with awesome food and this hit the mark. Even my picky 13 yr old son loved the homemade egg noodles ‘app’ and chicken entree. My daughter’s Wellington was top quality (rivals the best like Antrim 1844, better than Morton’s) The place glows with charm and hit the target for us. We felt like the only tourists there. Expensive but Big highlight of our trip!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was outstanding, from the welcome at the entrance to the conversation with Stephanie, the manager, when we were leaving. The food was fantastic! I had the beef wellington- out of this world. our waiter was very friendly and professional. These folks make you feel like VIP.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It’s a wonderful place - very unique with incredible food and ambiance.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great atmosphere, and our server was excellent. Enjoyed the bar and piano after dinner.
Food was good, but I should have made a better selection.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Very good food at a fair price. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Didn't feel the least bit rushed.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have always loved Bills. The food is good and the historic space is quintessential New York. The tomato soup special was great. Rich and a little spicy, really wonderful on a cold day. The grilled salmon was seasoned and cooked perfectly.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our waitress had 3 big tables and us, a table of 2. We were forgotten. Our $110 steak was dropped off by a busboy. In all other steakhouses we have been to, the waiter brings the steak and serves it. The sad part of this is that the steak was good. The sides were average at best. Top dollar deserves top service. We won't be coming back. Plenty of steakhouses we can go, where service is King!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Clubby Midtown spot favored by business crowd. Very serviceable menu and well prepared dishes. Pricey, but reflective of the surroundings.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Cozy, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Nice evening!

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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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vip
 (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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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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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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