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David Burke Townhouse

133 E. 61st St., New York, NY, 10065
nr. Lexington Ave.
212-813-2121

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

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70% would go back.

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One of My Best Meals Ever

By lilydog on 6/7/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The chicken breast I had at lunch was one of my best meals of all time. The skin of the chicken was so perfectly cooked and seasoned and the meat was so juicy. You must try the lollipop dessert at least once, even though it's a bit too sweet. The white, clean atmosphere is peaceful and the wait staff is attentive and professional without being stuffy. Perfect service.

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76 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Dined twice and it was wonderful both times

By garlandcompany on 1/5/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

To preface this, both times I ate at db&d, it was for lunch during a recent trip to New York. The first time was without a reservation and the host was charming and readily seated us--even though the restaurant was almost full. The second time we had a reservation and as soon as we walked in the door he remembered us from our previous visit. The food was wonderful, the service, while a little slow at times, was always charming. This will become a regular for us everytime we visit New York.

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393 out of 829 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful dining experience

By nmancuso on 10/4/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took my mother here for her birthday and we had a fantastic dining experience. We had delicious appetizers which included the 'angry' lobster and had the lobster steaks for the main course. We were very impressed with the decor, service, accomodating wait staff, and gorgeous and innovative food. Everything tasted as lovely as it looked! The restaurant has a very home-like atmostphere with it's comfortable seats and carpeted floors. We had a fabulous time and will definitely go back! Thank you David Burke for a seafood feast worthy of my mother!

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388 out of 811 people found this review helpful.

Finest Dining Experience Ever!!!

By AndrisSilis on 4/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've traveled all over the country and abroad and have never had a finer dining experience then the one I had at davidburke and donatella. From appetizers to the main course to dessert, chef David Burke has created as fine a masterful symphony of flavors as Beethoven ever wrote! The minute I entered the restaurant I felt a sense of perfect decor and style that ended up being complimented and even enhanced by the absolute perfection of the service I received. Many restaurants try to live up to their advance hype. This one exceeds it in every way imaginable and then some! A true 4 Star experience!!!

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222 out of 422 people found this review helpful.

Sack and the City...a review for u NY.

By sack on 4/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

David Burke is a star. From the food, presentation, decor, service, and wine list -- i just loved DB and Donatella. My favorite dishes were the short rib lasagna and the surf and turf appetizer. Angry lobster to start was off the charts as well. I ate 5 cheesecake lollipops when the rest of the table wasnt looking. Being a fine wine collector and a man of the city I thought the wine list was solid for a newer restaurant. David Burke is approachable and very friendly. All and all a great new restaraunt.

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173 out of 397 people found this review helpful.

this is an adventure

By rockwell on 3/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

there is no detail to small. ever thing has a suprise to it. if you can get people at the table talking about the bread and butter, they will be speachless by the time deserts come out. bring your camera phone you will want to take pics of these wild and tasty dishes.

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203 out of 404 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous Service! Fabulous Food! Fabulous Experience!

By SkyeKinkaid on 7/12/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I recently hosted an event for a dear friend at this establishment. The person who took care of us was named Joshua Klam (I sincerely hope I'm getting that right, but he was working there on Sat. July 10, 2010). To say he should write a book on service is an understatement. I can't recall a more helpful, attentive, thorough, professional, in the service industry. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was classic, and everything one would hope for as the host for an event was taken care of properly (seated immediately, staff attentive to the needs of the guests and with remarkably kind personalities, food served promptly and dietary needs of guests taken into consideration even when those needs were disclosed at the last minute). I could go on and on about how fantastic my experience was, but I will spare you the endless praises I feel this establishment truly deserves. In fact, several of my guests happened to be executives who hosts events frequently in the city (thus my desire to make quite the impression among the pros) and they all commented on "how fantastic the service is here" and "we should come back here again". I have nothing but praises for David Burke Townhouse and Joshua Klam! Thanks!

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81 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Tight quarters but worth it

By gjl137 on 2/3/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Three of us had a reservation on a Saturday night at DB Townhouse. While they were late seating us we were able to enjoy a cocktail at the bar and the bread sticks with mustard oil. The bar area is really tight so if you are with more than three people expect to be squished. We went with the prix fixe menu which entailed a four course meal. Everything they served was delicious and a decent price considering the four courses ($62). The wait staff is great and do not rush you. We were there for over two hours and there was never a feeling of urgency. The decor of the restaurant is unique with artwork in every nook and cranny of the restaurant.

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115 out of 230 people found this review helpful.

Made to please

By jessicahartley on 5/14/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tuesday night I attended a Foodbuzz event hosted at David Burke's Townhouse and it was wonderful. The plentiful array of foods seemed endless and each small bite bursted with flavor. David was there to greet dozens of food bloggers who were all equally satisfied with David's delectable hors d'ouvres. My favorites were the sliders, tuna tar tar, and the butterscotch panna cotta, yum! For more information on the Foodbuzz event at David Burke's Townhouse visit: http://hartleyconfections.com

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115 out of 243 people found this review helpful.

Give me those Lollipops ANYDAY!

By Truffle17 on 1/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

This was fantastic! Loved the place -- the lobster, the lollipops! The back dining room is definitely better than being up front as everyone walks through -- but we went as a large group for a combined birthday celebration and it was simply remarkable! The lollipops are now available commercially so you don't have to go to the restaurant, but we would definitely spare the grocery store and make the trip here -- we saw some great pictures of the chihulis on www.travelsintaste.com. There are also some great pics on their website www.davidburketownhouse.com!

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