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David Burke Townhouse
Posted by aldor on 04/12/2011
Ate there for b.d. dinner for a party of 5. Food was good and the service was nice. But for the price its nothing exceptional. No complaints but count on spending close to $100 a person. Apps. are $15 and up . Entrees are in the mid $30"s and desserts start at $15. I had ginger crusted tuna on top of some soba noodles. Nice but you could get the same thing in many other places. Go to Jean George if you want to spend that kind of money.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2011
My husband and I planned a special night out, but spent way too much on an OK meal and went home looking for food. The salad was fair, nothing great. The bread good. We both had fish which tasted fine, but my piece of salmon was one inch by two inches at best. It was literally a few bites. When we asked the waitress if this was the correct portion, she snubbed yes and walked away. For that kind of money, one should not leave hungry.
Posted by rdr525 on 02/17/2011
Dined here for rest. wk. Lovely prix fixed menu. Greeted immediately & Seated in corner table, very nice. Restaurant was very noisy. Hard to hold a conversation. Nice decore'. I had salad, DH had tomato soup with a grilled cheese bite. Both were good. I had salmon-a little spicy for my taste but good. DH had burger-also very good. He had berries and I had warm strawberry shortcake. Both were tasty. Service was above excellent. Only negative was we ordered ice tea and it was $8.00 each. We will definately return if in the area, especially for the great service
Posted by beeone on 01/24/2011
Excited to score a restaurant week reservation at this revived uptown hot spot we arrived prepared for David Burke's famous whimsical style. The decor-- although done in the old style of manhattan restaurants with no windows in the dining room-- was completely different then any other I have been to. A red glass Chilully floats above the fireplace and duck figurines are decked out in complete rain gear. Our waiter was courteous and prompt although not as effusive as he was to the table who ordered a bottle of wine ( the wine list is not well priced). The appetizers were stand out especially the pretzel encrusted crab cake a perfect balance of acid and seasoning and the delicate crab was not over powered. $y sort rib entree was delicious although the cream sauce on the cavatelli was a bit rich. However my companion was not happy when he cut into his chicken to find it still squaking on the plate. I could only imagine Ramsay saying "It's raw". It was corrected quickly but with not as much apology as should follow serving some one a life threatening meal. Don't miss the deserts which are a stand out such as the home made donuts. I definitely recommend a trip but don't order the chicken!
Posted by anonymous on 11/22/2010
I had a reservation for dinner, which the restaurant did not honor. My party was on time, and I was told that we would still have to wait 30-45 min. No apology offered. I took my party to a nearby bar and waited, and when we returned, we waited another 10 min. We were seated almost an hour after our reservation time. Still not the slightest apology offered by the staff. The dining room is packed with tables to the point that it is uncomfortable and unbearably loud. The quality of the food was not special by New York standards, especially given the high prices. The wait staff never asked if we needed anything. There are way too many great restaurants in the city with terrific food to put up with such pretentious, lackluster service. I'll never come back to this place again.
Posted by Restaurant Fan on 07/18/2010
Great service (friendly, professional, helpful), absolutely delicious food (short ribs). We loved it and will return.
Posted by egarland6 on 05/23/2010
My husband and I went here for Sunday brunch with our in-laws as a gift to them for their wedding anniversary. I'd never been here before and hadn't read any reviews so I kept a completely open mind. Bottom line is the food is absolutely delicious, but the service was poor. Here are the service issues we had: - long duration between each course (we did an app, main dish & dessert); the entire affair took about 2.5 hours - had to ask to have hot tea refilled (each time) - had to ask twice for a couple things (i.e. butter knife) - multiple errors with delivering meal to correct person; I think this happened at each course - table was only 50% cleaned at the end of the meal...you know, when they use the little brush? personally I think the brush is always silly, but if you're going to do it, do it right On the flip side, we all loved our food, and $40 isn't bad for 3 courses. You're given turnovers at the beginning of the meal which just melt in your mouth. The appetizers and main courses were the strongest for all of us. I don't think the dessert bowled any of us over.