Woodpecker by David Burke

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$30 and under
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American
Wood-burning American restaurant by Chef David Burke. Featuring chef's contemporary yet whimsical style, along with signature patented saltage prime meats classically paired with a curated wine list, craft beers and an​ ​artisanal cocktail program.

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Happy Hour

Available for Bar Seating Only

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 22, 2019

Ends: August 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-7:00PM

What 401 People Are Saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience as always! Tried the roasted cricket pizza and it was interesting but not our favorite. The bacon clothesline was amazing as was the tuna. Great experience overall!

MY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Been here before and it was fine. It was so Smokey we had to leave.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with an awesome waiter who took great care of a group of ladies lunching . The fries and pizzas were amazing as were the delish cocktails . We will be returning soon!

TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone raved about the food and service. Nancy runs a great restaurant and it’s gets better every time!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Was meeting a friend that I hadn’t seen in awhile. Really appreciated that we were not rushed and were allowed to take our time. Had a few specialty cocktails that were delicious. Shared a pizza that was perfect. Had the salmon which I ordered medium rare. Was a little more cooked than I like but it was delicious.

FQ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and will be back! Terrific experience. The entire menu was on RW with listed optional supplements for dishes that were over the RW threshold. This made for one of the best RW menus in the city.

For the record, the pork was extremely over-salted, but it was probably an off night because everything else was on point and the service and atmosphere made up for it!

Look forward to our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing else

BJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really inventive menu. Because it was Restaurant Week, we were able to order a variety of things to share, and try a lot of different tastes. All were great. We'll definitely be coming back, and have already recommended Woodpecker to friends.

TA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was ok. Mediocre

TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I turned another business relationship onto Woodpecker & they really liked it. Not as much as I do!!

n
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent but service was very slow. Never refilled our waters had to get up and ask the hostess never asked if we wanted more drinks again had to pull someone over. then when we were ready to pay the servers had turned over and had a hard time getting someone to get check.

p
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was looking forward to my second visit and was disappointed. The service was not good. Our drinks were served with our entree...not even with the apps. The "famous" bacon was mostly burnt, but the edible parts were delicious. Entree's chosen were Branzino (very good), Pork Chop (bland) and burger (just OK). Dessert turned out to be the best part of our evening.

c
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My sister and I when for restaurant week lunch. Food was very good , Service a little sketchy. I would go back I enjoyed it.

JK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! It was my second time at the restaurant and I will keep going back so that I can keep tasting everything!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good but service was not up to par with food and price. Staff was cordial, but not fully attentive. Slow with water and drinks from the bar.

MI
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did not realize it was restaurant week. The menu had a lot less than we expected it to have

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good, and we will go back for sure. Noise level is very loud for evening dining. Not good for casual conversations

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

There was only one entree on the restaurant week menu that did not have a surcharge. I look forward to trying new restaurants during restaurant week that I would not normally splurge on and expected more from a David Burke establishment. After reviewing the menu and speaking with the server about our limited options my date and I left.

T
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ordered Margarita Pizza. Crust seemed steamed rather that baked.

W
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Uncomfortable seating. Waiter not very mindful. Food was ok. Overall underwhelming. Really expected more from a David Burke restaurant

CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

VF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!! The service was equally as amazing!! The noise was just a little too loud for us! We had to lean over the table to talk to each other. I would go back BUT maybe during an afternoon when it might be less noisy...!?!

PC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The cricket pizza was horrifying.

BC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Well prepared, beautifully presented delicious food. Staff inattentive, from seating us, to getting check. But would certainly return.

TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best service & chicken sandwich in the city!

BM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Quite disapointed in a promising environment and well known chef's location. Don't go with experimental pizza or creations of the chef I would say. Recommended to be good, the roasted cricket was covered with the insects (and not sprinkled as described, with a pesto sauce, the combination was just awefull. The waitor couldn't careless, didn't even ask why or asked if I wanted to order something else. The gnochis werer floury, definitely not to the standrds of other similar places. It's too bad as I had good hopes but competition in the neighborhood is tough and when you charge such price, you'd better step up your game on all levels.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was nice. Fresh. Good cocktail list and attentive wait staff. Bar staff werent that prompt to serve when you were at the bar.

CR
Wilmington
45 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Arrived on a Saturday night at 9:30 and it was empty. We debated leaving but we had taken a taxi and we didn’t know what else was in the neighborhood. We’re glad we stayed.

Really excellent burgers, amazing bacon appetizer, and great service.

We just wish there was more of a people watching atmosphere.

S
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good place. Delicious! Branzino was excellent and so was the scallops with octopus.

LS
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So yummy and cute ! And the waitstaff was great. The tomatoes and mozzarella was great and so was the lobster calzone.

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu and everything was amazing!

NY
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the bacon appetizer - amazing! And the service was excellent - very attentive. Fun atmosphere - lots of energetic conversations around us. Pizza was a good choice!

M
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a large group of out of town people for a conference in Times Square. We needed a restaurant mid town that could seat approximately 15 that wasn't a steakhouse that would break the bank. Woodpecker was the perfect choice. The food was great, the service was outstanding, the staff was flexible (when our numbers changed a bit and a few folks were running late) and the space was perfect. The restaurant got a bit loud so it was a bit challenging to hear across our table of 15 but i think that's to be expected and just added to the energy of the group. We even ordered the cricket pizza as a fun appetizer and it was great "ice breaker" to see who would and would not eat it. It was an awesome night that was far more economical and memorable then a boring steakhouse dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food.

PT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was okay

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent - noise level was intolerable.

T
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was curious about WOODPECKER because it was a DAVID BURKE restaurant with reasonable prices. I went for lunch w/a friend after attending a funeral of a mutual outstanding friend in the neighborhood, so we had much to talk about. I ordered the kale romaine Cesar salad with chicken and a wonderful drink called PHOENIX RISING. THE kale salad was good nothing outstanding, however the chicken as a choice topping was very good. The PHOENIX RISING WAS OUTSTANDING! Mixing vodka, turmeric, apple cider, ginger and club soda, made for a wonderful experience. My friend had the IMPOSSIBLE BURGER which I understand was also very good. The IMPOSSIBLE BURGER was accompanied with crispy roasted potatoes which I had a few, they were very good.

The wait staff was great. Very polite and accommodating.

I go to a lot of $$$ and lately $$ restaurants, mainly for dinner when I go to the theater. I have read and know about DAVID BURKE as a chef and restaurateur and never been to his eatery’s. I was glad to be able to try this affordable restaurant for lunch for a first try. I look forward to eating at his other restaurants in the City.

S
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good bar food. Service was a bit slow and our server had difficulty explaining what type of bread on which the chicken sandwich was served. Quiet at lunchtime but I expect would be noisy if crowded.

w
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We are big fans of David Burke’s restaurants, but feel that Woodpecker fell short. The food was good and drinks okay. We’ve had better at some of his other restaurants The biggest issue was that our dinner was rushed and our server just okay We could have been at a fast food place Slow it down.

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