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David Burke Tavern, New York, NY

David Burke Tavern

4.3
4.3
441 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

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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

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What 441 people are saying

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered the establishment we knew we were in for a real treat. Beautiful woodwork, and decor throughout. Upscale casual setting. Subtle cues around the entire place are all laced together to ensure the clientele enjoy an extravagant culinary experience in a reserved and friendly atmosphere. We were greeted with the friendliest of smiles from the entire staff, and it only continued to get better from there. Our server was a lovely young lady who attended to us perfectly. She answered all our questions about the menu with great accuracy describing the flavors of certain dishes and making recommendations. The wine selection from the establishment was perfection and brought a smile to my face immediately with one taste. With each course we experienced new flavors and brighter smiles. This was an outstanding culinary experience that we highly recommended to everyone. We will certainly return and enjoy! Thank you for helping to make my wife’s special occasion exactly what I had hoped for. 😋
  2. LB

    LauraB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous time. Fabulous service. So warm and welcoming!!
  3. US

    USWMom

    New York Area

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lunch. My friends love meals here. They don’t give you any bread. The bacon is delish. Brussels sprouts very good. The prix fixe doesn’t make sense. There are items on entree list that are the same exact price, but only one is allowed as choice in the price fixe. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Had to ask for water refills. Love the charm.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The kale Caesar salad was excellent, drinks were good, braised short rib also excellent, the DB brined chicken not so great - dry, not a lot of flavor. Overall great tavern experience - good energy, great bar and fun music.
  5. JW

    JamesW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David Burke Tavern is always an amazing experience. The food, the ambiance, and the service is always amazing! The clothesline bacon is a must-have every time and never disappoints. Will definitely be back!
  6. d

    delicious

    New York Area

    257 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    257 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed happy hr. Live the new menu more diversified Delicious
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    La maggior parte dei piatti in menu non era disponibile. Il motivo avrebbero chiuso il giorno dopo. Assolutamente poco professionale. C’ero stata più volte negli anni passati ed avevo un bel ricordo ma purtroppo esperienza pessima. Persino le patatine fritte non erano buone.
  8. m

    myopinion

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The help are wonderful which helped make up for the fact that the food was so disappointing. We went for the Restaurant Week menu which is limited. They didn't have the oyster appertizer. OK, we had one of the other items. The 3 of us all ordered the Salmon. They came back after a while to say they were out of Salmon. There was no other entree on the menu any of us wanted. I asked to see the regular menu and we all ordered the Branzini. At least they charged us the RW price.
  9. A

    Alice

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food is so so so salty.
  10. HL

    HowardL

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Waiter miss described dish but after long wait wouldn’t wait for a redo. Dish was good for me while not so for wife.
  11. MD

    MayandDay

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great first night in nyc experience
  12. KD

    KathyD

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A regular go to when in NYC - never disappoints!
  13. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Disappointing. First, the “patio seating” we reserved was two unprotected tables in the hot summer sun on the sidewalk outside the entrance. Yikes. The food was unremarkable and slow in coming. There wasn’t much ambiance. And the overall experience made me strongly disinclined to return. Should have been much better than it was.
  14. HH

    HarrisH

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Very poor service. Didn't see us till after 20 minutes. After that, slow and inattentive. Provided a meat cleaver instead of a steak knife. Overpriced and over the top. Poor value.
  15. JG

    JanG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious and great Restaurant Week deal. Really enjoyed our dinner!
  16. P

    Paco

    New York Area

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, great food and service. Friendly and welcoming hostess. Lives up to its reputation of great presentation. I guess it is a 4.95 instead of a 5 because the bread wasn't great but that may not be usual. They have a $65 prix fixe which had a broad selection.
  17. FH

    FreshHelen

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was a great experience
  18. M

    Mindy

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing service. They make you feel at home and treat you like royalty! The menu was amazing and everything we ordered was right on!
  19. MT

    MelissaT

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great before a play!
  20. d

    delicious

    New York Area

    257 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    257 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Disappointed in general service. Food great except supposed to have figs w the so delicious Baratta salad no figs. When asked was told that was not on menu. I was annoyed I can read. They saw menu and said yes on menu BUT no figs typo What? Ravioli good portion so good wanted more and sorbet w fruit also tasty. Husb had standard burger very good. The hostess needs work her “gotcha attitude” doesn’t work for me. Service is very important in a restaurant. Spoke to manager asked if we wanted another round of drinks said no coffee. But he never came back. The other nice thing was gr8 menu good price “Restaurant Week”. Yay
  21. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Basically the food was good but not great. An exception Was the scallops which were burned to a char.They never should’ve come out of the kitchen like that. General manager gave us a new serving which we took home. Steak was excellent potatoes were good asparagus was undercooked. Crabcake was good as was the lobster dumpling the chocolate crunch cake and the apple tart but nothing exceptional. The best dish turned out to be the scallops we took home. Outstanding! Service was good. Prix fixe menu a good value. we will be back.
  22. r

    rooney

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the meal! Highly recommend! We loved the avocado toast the Loaded fries are a must!
  23. CM

    ConstanceM

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    restaurant week menu 3 courses - nice variety of selections that were well prepared; we had sweet potato purée & burrata on watermelon salad for appetizers; salmon & burger for entrees (fries were killer); dessert consisted of chocolate crunch cake & a cherry dome to die for! icing on the cake? it was our anniversary and they wanted us to have a special corner table with complimentary champagne - a nice touch!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Decent food. Came out cold.
  25. DB

    DanB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A winner Very nice ambiance, food and value
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, happy hour had great oysters!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an amazing meal and all dined from the restaurant week menu. Everything was delicious! The burrata was top quality, mussels cooked to perfection, the chicken was juicy and the salmon was equally delightful. Great dinner!
  28. b

    bleen

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good but when the second table in our area that was seated after is got their food before us it because clear that they had forgotten to put our order in. This was only made worse by our young son whose meal we had asked to be brought out as soon as it was ready getting more and more upset by the delay. When the bill arrived my meal was more than was listed on the menu. The waiter said he would take care of it and I saw him talking to the manager while he was pouring drinks for another table but when the Manager walked by and I caught his attention he had no idea what I do taking about. Ultimately he took care of the descrepency but we were ready to leave 10 minutes before everything was handled. None of this was the end of the world but an expensive meal Congress with certain expectations and in this case they definitely werent met.
  29. MR

    MichelleR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch
  30. MW

    MelissaW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure to dine at David Burke Tavern. The food is always enjoyable, the service is great and the atmosphere is comfortable.
  31. j

    joonp

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Will come again as always Must try restaurants. Good value as well
  32. GS

    GailS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The appetizers were great and the dessert (sorbet) was refreshing. Unfortunately three of us had the chicken and it was not edible. Chicken was cooked well but there was a bitter/sour flavor to the entire plate. We told the waitress who gave us a perfunctory "can I get you something else" as she cleared three basically untouched plates. Apparently the waitress did not tell the manager. We saw the manager on the way out. He said that he had 5 other complaints about the dish that night. The manager was very apologetic and said he was checking that the recipe had been followed (surely it was not). This is a lovely restaurant with consistently nice food. Our experience was pretty bad but we will no doubt try again based on the managers reply.
  33. L

    Litsaki

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a lovely experience. Firstly, if David Burke created a fast food restaurant with just his hamburgers, he'd make millions and Shake Shack would have serious competition. Every person who served us was so nice. The Maître d was not available so the gentleman behind the bar jumped to help us get our table. The entire staff was patient, willing to help, clearly answered our questions and were just great! Our waitress was very helpful and patient in choosing a wine that I loved. We chose dinner from the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious. We both had an appetizer, the burger and topped it off with the chocolate crunch cake, which was lite and delicious. The upstairs dinning area is roomy and cozy. The music was a bit too much at times, but still, not overwhelming and it was not loud. Kudos to the the Maître d who checked in to see how our meal was going. The restaurant design is great and feels cozy. Love the paintings of David Burke. I'd go back. Overall it's worth it.
  34. BA

    BartA

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Prompted by restaurant week a friend and I wanted to try a new place and selected David Burke Tavern because of location and, well, David Burke. The atmosphere was comfortable and the service was attentive, friendly and professional. Mussels as an appetizer didn't disappoint, flavorful and the perfect portion. But then, dinner. Even though the restaurant was not overly crowded and we ordered or main coarse when we ordered the appetizer, our food didn't come out for a very, very long time. Tables that came in after us were being served while we waited and waited. When our main dishes were finally brought to the table, the salmon was perfectly prepared and delicious. The roasted chicken had a beautifully crisp and browned skin. Cutting into the chicken however was a challenge. The skin was so crisp it was tough and inside the chicken was totally dry. It was hard to chew and swallow because it was so dried out. I kept thinking, Gordan Ramsey would have a field day. Anyway, I think it was an isolated case and I'd give it another try - all credit to the wait staff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary. Great service upstairs and at the bar downstairs. Food was fantastic.
  36. AM

    AndrewM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All good. Food and service - top notch... But cocktail prices were different : on website vs. the real life. Guess where it was higher...
  37. SG

    SharonG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great service. Would definitely come back again.
  38. J

    Jerseyshorefoidie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food! Attentive service!
  39. DR

    DerrickR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was expecting more. tried 2 wines by the glass--neither was great. Cesaer salad was very bland -- uninspired dressing. Cheeseburger was very good but fries were quite soggy, not crisp. wish i could be more positive but experience was simply moderate.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious craft cocktails.

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 4.3 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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 Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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