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David Burke Tavern, New York, NY

David Burke Tavern

4.4
4.4
827 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
David Burke Tavern is a modern American restaurant by award-winning Celebrity Chef David Burke. Situated on the first two stories of a stately townhouse on New York City’s Upper East Side, the restaurant showcases Burke’s creative and contemporary approach to classic fare – often with showstopping presentations. Signature dishes highlight seafood, steakhouse staples and beyond, including Lobster Dumplings with spicy tomato, Crab Cake Pretzel Raft, Tavern Cheeseburger, and Burke’s famous “Clothesline” Maple & Black Pepper Candied Bacon, plus a full SUSHI MENU. David Burke Tavern offers dinner, bar and lounge menus, as well as multiple private dining spaces including the intimate Himalayan Salt Room lined with pink sea salt bricks. Private dining spaces can accommodate anywhere from 10-100 guests, with options to reserve floors and the full restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 988-9021
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    David Burke
  • Catering
    David Burke Tavern offers off-premise catering. Please contact Director of Private events. Paula@davidburke.com
  • Private party facilities
    David Burke Tavern offers private and semi-private dining options designed for versatile seating combinations that can accommodate parties from 10 to 100 or up to 250 for a standing reception with a full buyout of the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Paula Bernstein: (855) 856-4552
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Cross street
    62nd and Lexington Ave.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    F/Q train to 63rd and Lexington . 4,5,6,N,R,W train to Lexington Av/59th
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

827 Reviews
  1. MacDonaldM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and experience were fabulous! The duck was absolutely divine and I cannot wait to go back and order this again. We loved the vibe on the second floor!

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  2. DougH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a customer dinner at the tavern and were treated like kings. Amazing service only outdone by the food...which was off the hook amazing. Great wine selection and plenty of vegetarian options. Great spot.

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  3. PA44

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting for our anniversary/ Valentine’s Day dinner. The menu was varied, delicious and the presentation was lovely. Always leave with a warm and happy feeling.

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  4. Serviceless

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service, great ambiance. Enjoyable food. Worth another visit for sure.

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  5. RobertP

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a business dinner. The food was great. I really liked the bacon appetizer and the wagu short rib. It's a nice spot for smaller parties of 6 or fewer, I would say. Everything we ate was delicious. I would recommend this place.

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  6. BrentL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our meal at David Burke Tavern. The service was top notch and the food was tremendous. The bacon appetizer was a great start to a meal that included steak, seafood, and a slice of Key lime pie! We would definitely return.

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  7. KeithB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Average at best. Service was very slow. Food was something you would get at a chain restaurant. Been to the Washington DC location and it was far better.

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  8. maba

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour menu in The Tavern was delicious! Service was very good.

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  9. RobertL

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The upstairs dining room is a wonderful space, Serge was attentive and entertaining and the food was outstanding. A great meal.

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  10. Michael

    Phoenix

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New York tavern, old school ambience with great service and solid Food. Presented beautifully. We will definitely go back.

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  11. MT80

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Restaurant Week and had the pre-fix menu. Our food was flavorful and delicious. Our server was very good and friendly. We would definitely return.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was excited to try one of David Burke’s restaurants and was disappointed . The atmosphere was a little dated the portions were very small . Food was average . The service was good . My glass of wine was nothing special and it cost $20

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very long wait for the dinner. Took a while to even order a drink, then we were there probably a total of three hours

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  14. Qbam

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous, and our server Carson was excellent!

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  15. MaryG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was truly a professional. The personalized attention exceeded expectations. His focus was to have you have the best experience. Good was delicious.

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  16. ConnieW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant week dinner. Srervice was fantastic. Great options on menu & everything delicious.

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  17. helenenyc

    New York City

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very comfortable restaurant with excellent service and good food. Went during NYC Restaurant Week and the menu choices were good and varied.

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  18. KReneeS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience and we will return! Whimsical and outstanding presentation of food. Flavors were amazing and truly enjoyable to indulge. Service was perfection.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was comfortable. I plan to go back to David Burke’s Tavern again.

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  20. SuzanneG

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the Restaurant Week offer. Wonderful food and great service

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  21. janetm

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was perfect. Excellent food, service and ambience. Love David Burke!

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  22. drroberts2

    New York City

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant week promo. First time to visit the Tavern. Very warm place, on all counts!

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  23. MatthewS

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE introducing friends to the “bacon on the line! $45 Prix Fix for Restaurant week was a bargain! And waiter (Connor) was friendly, attentive, and really great!

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  24. Rozbun

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, many different menus to pick from. Great

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  25. StephenC

    New York City

    253 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good restaurant week lunch with some interesting choices (lobster dumplings appetizer, bison short ribs & polenta entree) both very good . We were celebrating a friend's birthday who had never eaten here before, & she was very happy with everything & looks forward to returning.

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  26. Girlienyc

    New York City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is not as good as I remembered it to be. Tuna tartar was too salty and I like salty.

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  27. FoodieStacia

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice to see The Tavern reopened and same good ambiance and warm feel. They do a very good job of respecting alterations to dishes for allergies, and their oysters are fantastic! Service is friendly but slow. Consistently still a great choice overall though.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing all around. Server was excellent. She should get a raise! Food was incredible. A hidden gem in NYC. The chef was accommodating to my food allergies.

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  29. AmyR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David Burke is an icon. This was my first time eating at one of his establishments. It most certainly was special and exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

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  30. hectors

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. I had reservations and everything went smooth with no waiting.

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  31. hgmd

    New York City

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always like DB restaurants. They always do a little bit more than others in style substance and presentation.

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  32. MarcusHa

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. The staff and food were amazing. Our waitress was amazing and very sweet as well.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner at a lovely table by the upstairs fireplace. There was a large group of 10 or more next to us that were loud at times but not exceedingly disturbing. Our server was excellent and the food was delicious and we thought the prix fixe was great value for the level of service and quality of food. Will definitely be back. It would be a nice addition to have bread at the table.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my wife had an amazing experience at the restaurant. Our server Carson was the best. He took care of us and was super attentive the entire visit. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.

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  35. SteEV

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    While we enjoyed our meal, the decor and ambience could use improvement and be refreshed. We sat upstairs, but had to walk through the bar area, which had a strong odor from cleaning products. I had higher hopes for the decor which pairs with the food to create the ambience.

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  36. Jeff

    New York City

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Both food and service. And for restaurant week, they're offering 3 courses for $45 and a terrific bottle of wine for the same price. One of the most satisfying meals I've had in a long time. Highly recommended!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great value for restaurant week. More of a neighborhood place than some of the other steakhouses but it was all good.

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  38. MegA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prix fixe menu was great, plenty of options. Ordered the pork chop with clams, shrimp, bacon, peas, red peppers, lemon butter - absolutely delicious!

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  39. CarmelS

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for restaurant week. I had the salmon and it was very good.

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  40. NJGolfer

    New York City

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week, 2024. Good choice of entrées, appetizers, desserts. Ordered the chicken, and it came perfectly cooked with a generous portion service was good and not overwhelming.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

David Burke Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 988-9021.

David Burke Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for David Burke Tavern

135 E 62nd St, New York, NY 10065

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    62nd and Lexington Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    F/Q train to 63rd and Lexington . 4,5,6,N,R,W train to Lexington Av/59th
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Burke
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 988-9021
  • Catering
    David Burke Tavern offers off-premise catering. Please contact Director of Private events. Paula@davidburke.com
  • Private party facilities
    David Burke Tavern offers private and semi-private dining options designed for versatile seating combinations that can accommodate parties from 10 to 100 or up to 250 for a standing reception with a full buyout of the restaurant.
  • Private party contact
    Paula Bernstein: (855) 856-4552
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