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Bill's Townhouse

4.6
4.6
478 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Classic American Cuisine served in a Classic New York room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 518-2727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    .

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Michel Lukas: (877) 578-3227

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    btwn Madison & Park

  • 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)

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 478 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. A

    Aileen

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Historically interesting building. Standard fare.
  2. BD

    BrynnD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is magical. The precursor to the Polo bar. Staff is attentive and a delight.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The fact it’s in a townhouse can be misleading. One may think pretentious or stuffy. It’s just a real nyc type of place. Nothing pretentious at all. Good food, service and the feel inside is amazing.
  4. d

    dominiqueb

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The decir and food were not only excellent, everyone was so nice!
  5. M

    Monica

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a solid meal. They have a nice variety of upscale tavern style food, all great.
  6. J

    Joanne

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Top shelf Beef Wellington and mushroom risotto! Will come back again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, superb food, service and ambiance. Nothing else like it in the city!
  8. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated right away, service was fantastic and the food was perfect. This was my first tine here but I’ll be back very soon. Loved it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    348 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    348 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time here for Valentines Day! Look forward to returning.
  10. AL

    AL710

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    celebrated our Valentine’s at Bill’s Townhouse. We received 5 star service from the moment we walked in the door. The host and hostess were polite and accommodating, the bar tender was friendly and funny, and when we finally made it upstairs we were beyond impressed. Complimentary rosé wine and a complimentary rose flower upon being seated at the table!! (Very nice touch, Mr. bill’s townhouse). The turf & surf special was outstanding and our server, Tana, was a true gem. The manager/maitre’d, Michael, not only spoke to and spent genuine time with us but I witnessed him do the same with every single table (again, very nice touch Mr. bills townhouse) To be honest I could not have asked for a better experience. Don’t change a thing, Bills, because your food cannot be beat and your service is quite possibly the best of any in manhattan.
  11. S

    Straightup

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had never heard of this restaurant but decided to give it a try for lunch. It was very busy but it’s broken up into different rooms on three floors so it didn’t feel chaotic. It’s very interesting physically. My only caveat : lots of stairs! The ladies room is 2 very long and steep flights up!
  12. h

    harveyw

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Purely eh, nothing special but nothing terrible. Not rushing back!
  13. DP

    DenPat

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Somewhat limited entrée selection (with steak and fish leading the parade); and limited wine by the glass (although both I and my companion enjoyed our cabernet and chardonnay selections). Very warm and cozy ambience. Bar is also VG.
  14. m

    marinaman

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have had in NYC
  15. MG

    McGrits

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable, the food excellent, and if you are lucky enough to hear Nat play and sing in the Bar you will have the complete experience.
  16. EM

    ErinM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and atmosphere. Great food too.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and atmosphere. Bar area very loud.
  18. DF

    DanielF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such wonderful experience at the Bill’s!! They upgraded us, table for 8 to a private room. The waiter and waitress were fantastic and caring. My top two best Rib Eye in the city for sure, after I have tried more than 15 restaurants. I’m going again this week
  19. AL

    AL710

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my in laws here for their first time. Bill’s is definitely a hit amongst all ages. The history of the iconic building, the exceptional menu, and the above & beyond service makes this place must try.
  20. S

    Serge

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Warm and attentive service by Danielle, excellent Branzino main dish and flourless chocolate cake dessert, and a nice ambience made for a very good experience. My daughter thought it was the grandest restaurant she'd ever seen, and we do eat out a lot. Only complaint: music by the pianist in the downstairs bar was loud enough that it conflicted with the dining room's soft Brazilian jazz, since we were seated across from the open door. Overall, though, I recommend. (The cheeseburgers looked good, by the way, if looking for a way to dine here without spending too much.)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Listening to Nat Osbourne on the piano singing while having a meal in the bar with friends was fantastic, what a super performer.
  22. DC

    DCDiner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and quality service.
  23. AL

    AL710

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Another amazing night at Bill’s Townhouse. Beef Wellington was outstanding. Ask for Edward (waiter) as he is as good as they come! Thank you, Bill’s!
  24. KB

    KellyB

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time! Great service, delicious food, and an eclectic venue.
  25. AL

    AL710

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    what a beautiful dining experience we had. Jillian, our waitress, was passionate, professional, & amicable. Space was rustic & memorable. Beef Wellington & egg noodles were the highlight of our meal although all the food was remarkable. Will be returning for sure.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill’s had amazing service, amazing food and we had an amazing time!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The BEST Beef Wellington
  28. LG

    LeGo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, superb service, and a very nice ambiance. What more could you ask for?! Highly recommend!
  29. JG

    JonG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Nice restaurant for a romantic meal. Unfortunately, the food was below par. Menu was limited with lackluster options. The only specials were appetizers. I had the impression the restaurant wasn't really trying.
  30. KR

    KellyR

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and I enjoyed a wonderful evening at Bill's Townhouse on Saturday night. Great 'old world' comfy yet sophisticated atmosphere, delicious food and attentive friendly service. Surprised by the background dinner music (Beatles and other 60's decade hits) - but we enjoyed it and it was not too loud. Regarding our entree selections...two of us ordered the pork chop (thick and juicy - amazing), one loved her Lamb entree and the fourth guest had the Beef Wellington (which was pricy at $75), but he raved about it! Very nice wine list. We all would definitely return and recommend to friends.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Pork Chop is way overcooked. When we asked what temperature the chef cooks pork to, we were told medium well. They won't cook any differently. They should let people know when they order pork is will be dry as sand and flavorless. General Manager said nobody has ever mentioned this before. I find that hard to believe. Especially at their price point.
  32. VH

    VictoriaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE DECOR IS JUST BEAUTIFUL! You feel you are eating in a museum townhouse. Very warm ambiance and the walls are filled with old world art that makes you feel you are eating inside a museum townhouse. Different and you can actually talk and hear the other person! No loud music competing with your conversations! Great for dates as well as groups. Food was excellent!
  33. LA

    LAM1969

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant - it’s one of my favorites, but this evening was completely off. Maybe because it was right after the holidays, but definitely not up to the usual standard. There didn’t seem to be any Maitre d at the door this evening. We checked our coats with someone who gave us a ticket, but when we left, found our coats just left on the desk at the front door - available for anyone to take, which was completely unacceptable. If the person working the door had to leave, they should’ve brought us our coats upstairs. Other guests came wondering upstairs asking other guests if we knew where the maitre d was to seat them. Very disappointing and unusual experience for this place.
  34. RL

    RaisaL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite!
  35. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant was great as was the food. Very large portions. However, if I was to have just dropped in from off the street and was greeted by Andrew the host I would have left. Certainly not an individual I would ever want at my front desk. I eat out on an average about 5 times a week and this was the worst first impression I have every had arriving at a new restaurant. It’s not easy (or generally fair) to focus on one person when asked to review but this gentleman was hardly breathing and I do hope he is well.
  36. R

    Ruth

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice setting- food was a little salty.
  37. OB

    OriB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s amazing every time I go. This time it was no different.
  38. OB

    OriB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE this place. I go all the time and somehow, it gets better and better.
  39. AL

    AL710

    New York Area

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. One of our favorite places in NYC
  40. M

    Mhhayes67

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Christmas with family from out of town

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Bill's Townhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Google Map for Bill's Townhouse

57 East 54th St., New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    btwn Madison & Park

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    .

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 518-2727

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Michel Lukas: (877) 578-3227

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