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David Burke Townhouse

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133 E. 61st St., New York, NY 10065 40.763652 -73.967562
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-813-2121 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$$

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    8 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.



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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Celeb-Spotting
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  • Notable Chef
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  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

If Wylie Dufresne is the earnest downtown artist toiling in his studio, then David Burke is his expansive uptown counterpart, a chef who spikes his spicy Cajun lobster on flower holders, slathers pieces of salmon with fishy Cantonese XO sauce, and infuses his foie gras terrine with kumquats. It’s all on display at this theatrical little restaurant down the street from Bloomingdale's, where it's a pleasure to watch the restaurant's staid Upper East Side clientele gawk at Burke's decorative and generally delicious creations as they go by, like spectators at some loony Dr. Seuss fashion show.

Recommended Dishes

Dover sole, $44; salmon and tuna parfait, $18; butterscotch panna cotta, $10

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