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David Burke Townhouse
Posted by LJsMom on 08/15/2012
We went to DBT on Saturday night and overall, I loved the place. I love the townhouse and the waitstaff were great. We had an amazing bottle of reasonably priced red. We both ordered the foie gras bon bons special - that was a mistake. The foie gras was great, but the candy shellac was so hard I thought I would break my tooth! I ordered the short ribs for dinner and oh my word - it was life altering. Those mushroom chips were a fun addition and the ribs themselves were just fabulous. The cavatelli was delicious as well. I'll go back, but no more foie gras bon bons for me!
Posted by Isaac Klein on 07/08/2012
Ah well. I've eaten here a few times and it's been nice, but on the this last visit I was very disappointed. David, if you are reading this, whoever was in your kitchen on Sunday July 8 needs to educated. Runny scrambled eggs, salty quiche, salty overcooked popovers. All just lackluster. I know you can do better, get it together man, don't let your restaurant slip.
Posted by likestoeat on 05/22/2012
Went 4 lunch. given 1 pg menu with $25 or $35 lunches. Waiter told specials, no prices. friends picked special for 2. my hamburger had to be sent back. cold roll, not grilled. looked steamed. check came. they took off for my burger. the 2 special lunches were charged a la carte prices. that came to $175 for just 2. total bill $250. we questioned all of this and were told "you ordered specials." tables are very close and we didn't want to create a scene. but prices were never said. noone was told if you order a la carte the 3 courses are not $35. the check went back and forth at least 3 times. each time they adjusted it but never fessed up to mistakes. Got home and felt very TAKEN. Beware of anything fixed price! Would not recommend.
Posted by UES Local on 10/05/2011
I tried again and still no good! Food was oversalted after we specifically asked for light/no salt (we had oversalted food the last time). Fish served undercooked and everyone else's was bland and cold. I complained and we got free dessert (but, I couldn't eat anything else after the salt bloat) Outrageously priced for the quality of food! I live in NYC - so I see all kinds of prices. With so many other options of restaurants - don't bother
Posted by vanessa on 07/07/2011
we went yesterday for dinner and i had no great expectations having read some reviews. I have to say that i really really LOVED this restaurant, and i will def go back every time i'll be in new york. The place is beautifully decorated, service is good and the maitre, italian, is very friendly, food quality is excellent. I had one of the best sable fish ever! i suggest it for romance, family dinner to celebrate an event, and could be a good idea for a formal business dinner with a maximum of 6 parties. if you come with family or partner ask for the last room at the end of the townhouse while, if you go for business it is much better if you choose the first or second room.
Posted by joni on 06/21/2011
I would highly recommend this restaurant for the Sun eve prix fixe. The atmosphere is lovely, service outstanding and the food, especially for the price, is good. I would not recommend the halibut, though. I would not order from the regular menu, too pricey.
Posted by NYChowChow on 05/06/2011
Food: not good. Everything was unevenly seasoned. I found chunks of salt on one side of my steak while the other side had no flavor at all. 1 point for presentation. Atmosphere: 0 points. Tables were cramped. They tried to seat 6 of us at a table that should accommodate no more than 4. DB is a big guy. One would think he would have some consideration for people of his size but apparently not. I saw him at the restaurant. Value: 0 points. He's in it for the money, not for the food. Service: 2 points. Wait staff was attentive but for the price, one would expect much more. Exhibit 1: Gotham. Wait staff to patron ratio is 1:1. Exhibit 2: Park Ave. Very friendly and attentive but not intrusive.