Woodpecker by David Burke

4.3
484 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Helmed by the talented chef, artist, entrepreneur, and innovator, David Burke, 'Woodpecker Pizza Bar & Grill' offers hip gourmet pizza featuring wood-fired cuisine and thoughtful libations.

Seating a total of 135 guests, the restaurant features a private dining room and a large communal table in the front of the kitchen, along with a 35-foot bar. Guests can enjoy a variety of savory wood-roasted meats, fish, vegetables, and pizzas, cooked in two large wood-burning ovens - Chef David Burke style. Woodpecker Pizza Bar & Grill is an American restaurant and bar at 30 West 30th Street in NoMaD, New York City.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 484 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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vipKerri
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woodpecker was excellent! The bacon line was the best but all the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time at brunch with my roommate. Always love the food and service at woodpecker, it’s so great!!

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vipLisaA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Went for lunch and really enjoyed what we ordered. Our server was very friendly. Will return again.

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JoeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely time, good food, nice sized portions and an upbeat atmosphere for brunch!

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Aims
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Fun night. Would recommend the bacon clothesline and ice cream cone dessert.

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vipSydney
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were amongst the first people to sit down for dinner on a Friday night. By the end of our meal the whole outdoor patio was packed with people. The pizzas are very good and the wait staff was very friendly.

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KathrynS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice for a date night. Waitress didn't know much about the menu though. Food was excellent.

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vipRyan49
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Pasta special was VERY dry.
Nice outdoor set up.
Waitress was very good and attentive

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vipMelly
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a great dining experience. Food was delicious and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Fab pizza!!! Small but delicious Branzino. Fab tuna appetizer. Great beer choice; don’t drink wine. Noisy on the street. Slightly unfortunate location

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great - some ingredients missing, but hey, it’s COVID times. They comp’d us coffee in the end.
Social distancing was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant! Although, they were out of certain items due to delivery issues, which quite frankly wasn’t their fault, they did accommodate a special order on a particular pizza which was prosciutto and pineapple. The pizza was expertly prepared, the dough was absolutely delicious, and you could taste the Fresh wood burned flavor. A nice surprise also, was that the pineapple was diced which created a fantastic accompaniment to the prosciutto. I look forward to returning and sampling more of the menu when we are in a post Covid environment

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vipChadB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 This place has some amazing food and incredible atmosphere. We came here with some friends on a pulsd deal and were really surprised by the high quality. The prosciutto honey pizza has to be one of the best pizzas I've ever had, we almost ordered a second one. It instantly became a hit between the four of us will most likely be a go to spot in the future. If you're dining here, make sure you order a prosciutto honey pizza (or two).

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vipfoodiehub
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husband brought me here for a birthday dinner. Outdoor seating was comfortable under a canopy, but on the road in a fenced off area. Waiter was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Husband ordered the special pizza, which he loved, and I had the Bianca, which was amazing. I also had the purple raven gimlet, delicious! I received a complementary birthday dessert that was just the right amount of chocolate and fruit; a wonderful surprise 😊. Overall had a great experience and we look forward to returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is right in front of my office and I come here often for the awesome pizza. The spicy Hawaiian is the best I've tasted. The tables outside is great seat and the service is always excellent. Highly recommend for casual or business dining.

TC
vipTommyC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new outdoor patio is set up nicely and the food & service was excellent !!

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vipAlisonC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food was good but the street its on is not very nice looking

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great spot with amazing service

JJ
vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the bacon washing line and the fantastic burgers. The service was excellent and attentive.

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vipbigbluecat
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was fantastic!

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vipSheryl
New York Area
440 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Slightly off-beat neighborhood and the restaurant was very quiet when we visited. May be why a puls'd voucher was available, to make people aware of this spot. Food was excellent (tuna poke, scallops, wood-fired mushrooms & spinach, fettucine with shrimp all very tasty). Table service was fine, but we were disappointed that many menu items were not available, and they were also out of prosecco.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love David Burke restaurants but food here was very disappointing. Pizza was not good. Steak was mediocre.

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DitMark
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely time. Nice place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Average at best.

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vipGreg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

the service was impeccable. polite, attentive, just right. The food was delicious well repaired and presented and super creative without going overboard

GC
GianfrancoC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Me and my wife went to this restaurant the day after Valentines day. At first glance it seemed like a great restaurant and to an extent it did not disappoint. The service was superb, the waiters and staff were on top of things and refilled out water and drinks without having to ask. They provided recommendations and food and drinks came out promptly. My main concern was with the food, we ordered the wings and rings appetizer, the chicken seemed to have been cooked hours ago and had that "not fresh" texture, aside from that, most of it was under cooked and pink on the inside. The rings were OK. I ordered the burger on an English muffin, which had a fine taste, but not good enough for the price. Wife had a pasta with shrimp and wasn't blown away. I probably wouldn't be coming back to this restaurant and honestly its a one and done unless the food quality improves. Either that or just drop the prices to better reflect whats being consumed.

KR
vipKevinR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I went on Valentine's Day w/ my gf, They offered a prix fix menu, which meant a departure from the normal full menu options :(
3 courses (app + entree + dessert) w/ glass of champagne for $75/person. Felt like an OK value. Both apps we ordered were very good, the tuna crudo was a stand out for the generous portion of tuna and it was delicious. The entrees proved to be a hit and miss experience. My gf ordered the halibut was very good, however, I ordered the pork chop w/ clams casino, def a unique combination of items. I was expecting a thick cut bone-in pork chop, but to my disappointment, it was a very thin piece of pork and not a very generous cut. It was prepared and cooked in an Italian sausage & peppers style prep which surprised me as well. Buyer's remorse and wish I had ordered the filet mignon :(
Lastly, the dessert was also a hit and miss. Their famous chocolate cheesecake popsicles came w/ only 3 in the order which was disappointing. I order the macarons which were very good and plentiful quantity.

So, all in all, w/ only having 2 drinks each, given it cost $260 total for dinner for both of us, just an OK experience and value.

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vipAPickyNewYorkFoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Took my fiancé for a Anniversary/Valentines day dinner. It was a $75.00 pre-fix meal with a glass of champagne.

My finance had the Tuna Crudo (That was ok) and I had the steamed angry lobster dumplings (That was ok). For the Mains, she had the Lobster Ravoli (That was ok) and I had the WOODFIRE ROASTED PORK CHOP (awful)... The pork chop was small and thin. A ton of cabbage, watercress and who puts calms casino on a pork chop! Obviously, David Burke.... We also had two sides ROASTED MARBLE POTATOES and the Brussel Sprouts (That was ok).

Desert was ok, we had the RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE and the CHOCOLATE DIPPED CHEESECAKE POPS.

Plus two cocktails.

Our waitress was great and very attentive.

The bill came and it was totally not worth the $250.00 dollar price tag. To be honest, it left a bad taste in my mouth because I expected a lot more from a David Burke restaurant.

Don’t waste your time!

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98stang
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was slow but our waitress was over seated. No complaints.

Highly recommended and absolutely loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The service was great. I loved the interior of the space. I had high expectations for the steak and while it was a quality cut of meat, prepared at the right temperature (medium) the seasoning/crust/flavor was not there. The sauce that it was plated on did not have a good flavor. The bread starter was really tasty. Enjoyed the fries. The cauliflower was my favorite part of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really good meal. We got the tuna crisp to start (amazing) and I had the special which was cod wrapped in bacon with Parmesan polenta. No complaints about the meal and would go back!

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KenR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good brunch with thoughtful staff. WE went early on a Saturday so the noise level was great and they played good music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Staff was a little green, but friendly and able to get answers (it was restaurant weekend so the menu had some specialty items/deals). Food was delicious and portions were strong - typical David Burke if you have been to any of his other restaurants. Definitely get the crispy chicken!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Monday evening meal at the bar. Great service, nice ambiance, super nice manager. We will be back. Place has space for private events. Food is yummy.

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vipMHB101
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dull environment recently ‘renovated’ but actually appeared that DB was simply removing some interesting items of value (signed pizza paddles, for example).

Originally shown to a table in a dark and quirky side room where no one was seated. Politely asked for a table in the main dining room and was accommodated.

The burgers were average at best. The Hippy Fries were inedible as they were likely sitting under a heat lamp far too long.

Our waiter was pleasant and attentive.

I would not return as there is nothing remotely remarkable about the restaurant or the food.

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vipRobert009
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The meal and service were very average. Overall, despite a few of our diners having a good appetizer and enjoying the pizza, most felt the quality of the food was sub par. Overall, the quality was inconsistent for non-pizza entrees and the consensus was not to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

My fault for waiting too long to make a reservation, but Woodpecker was close and available at the time we needed.

The menu looked very solid.

The execution of all of the dishes were terrible.

The octopus was slimy and awful.

The lamb meat balls and pasta were cold and flavorless.

Would not go back.

There’s a reason they had open tables while everyone else was slammed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch. Calm atmosphere. Delicious food. Simple menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay. Not impressed. Server was okay. Offered recommendations which were helpful but lacked personality. With so many other options in the area I won’t be back.

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vipNothappy
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have been a David Burke fan for years, Vegas, Chicago, New York, you name it. Always great experiences, food, ambience, etc... HOWEVER this is not typical Burke’s standards. Food is decent, wine is just not good, and service ? Well I felt at a TGFridays !

If you enjoy good food and service this is not the place for you !

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Woodpecker by David Burke is rated 4.3 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.