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David Burke Townhouse
Posted by Anonymous on 11/23/2004
What a treat! The food and service in this restaurant are just flawless...We were in New York for the week-end and the dinner we had there was one of the highlights of our trip....You must make reservations well in advance ..The food tastes as delicious as it looks ...we can't wait to go back.
Posted by KC on 08/17/2004
The only reason to visit this restaurant is for David Burke's dishes. Other than that, if you dare run into Donatella, don't be surprised when she acts as if she's doing you a favor by allowing you to be in the restaurant! Also, I went to the restaurant on a Saturday night to get dessert (the Lolipop tree!) and coffee, and AFTER we were seated, the hostess told my boyfriend and I to hurry up and they would only allow us to seat for 30 minutes, because they only accept dinner reservations.....Very rude, she could have told us that before. I'm never going back there again.
Posted by anonymous on 07/20/2004
I visited davidburke twice. The first time, it was wonderful: great service, chic atmosphere, and wonderful food, (although donatella should learn some manners and not call guests to their table by beckoning with her finger). The second time, the service and atmosphere were par, but the quality of the food had gone down. The tuna entree and scallop appetizer were so salty, I was parched for the rest of the night. a shame. I dont think I'll give them a third visit.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/09/2004
The fusion style restaurant holds many top end clintel and continues to build a very respectable reputation. I've become a regular there and each time i go, i get great treatment and a great meal. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoy great dining and amazing desserts, try their signature dish-cheesecake lollipops. A bit cramped during peak dining hours but non the less, and excellent way to spend the night.
Posted by Dee-NYC on 05/21/2004
Went for lunch and though there were a few celebs there, the food was not what I expected (I don't care about the celebs, by the way, nor think it is indicative of a good restaurant). I ordered my beloved kumamoto oysters =$18 for six- and they came served on salt!!! Sent them back and after fifteen minutes, they were still room temp on ice. I nicely complained again, but to no avail. The short ribs were good. I ordered an expresso thinking they would bring a biscotto or some other little sweet. No. The lovely four "ladies who lunch" next to me were having a problem ordering with the waiter. One of them finally said, " I feel like I'm an a Jack Nicholson movie" obviously referring to "Five Easy Pieces" when Jack's character just wanted some toast! For those who remember David Ruggiero's places, this reminded a lot of them. Won't last long until they can re-group. Service, however, and hostess, were extremely pleasant. I wish them well but won't return. Lunch for one with two glasses of wine was $81.00. A lot for not a great meal. Go to Asiate if you want to spend that kind of money , want a great view and have a few hours to spare.
Posted by Barry Halpern on 04/02/2004
Bright and noisy. Guests with or without reservations are seated according to a VIP rating system. The presentations border on the spectacular. Dover sole was a bit overcooked and braised short ribs could not have been cooked any longer. Food is very tasty. Sometimes the service is a bit careless. The couple next to us were served something other than what was ordered. You must save space for his fantastic desserts. The coffee was great, but, we could not get a second cup. Most everyone enjoyed it -- but, not enough to return.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/10/2004
My husband and I shared a delicious Market Salad with goat cheese, walnuts & apple, crisp potato & Bacon. For main course I had the Lobster "Steak" with curried shoestrings, black honey & citrus candy and my husband the Seawater-Soaked Roast Organic Chicken with melted vegetables & Yukon gold potatoes both of which were splendidly conceived and competently executed. For dessert we shared the Dark Chocolate & Praline Torte with homemade marshmallows & dulce de leche ice cream.........incredibly delicious! A fantastic evening! The service was superb and an exceptional menu and wine list at prices which are justified. Be sure to save room for dessert. A WINNER!!!!