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David Burke Townhouse
Posted by lizz on 04/28/2010
david burke townhouse has perhaps the best pre fixe lunch in nyc. went today with a friend and we were promptly seated for our 1pm reservation. the host and waiter were kind and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. we ordered the fennel salad, black forest ham scramble (unreal!) and the cornflake crusted salmon -- and for dessert the chocolate peanut butter cake and the butterscotch panna cotta which was the perfect way to end our meal. the best part is - only $24 per person! will definitely be going back very soon!
Posted by uwsgirl10024 on 04/27/2010
Just had brunch at davidburke townhouse. Food is completely overrated. I ordered the signature Titanic French Toast - it wasn't cooked through so the middle was mush. My friend ordered the Short Rib Ravioli - it was bland. Also, there were coffee grinds in her coffee. I'm not sure how this place is the #2 brunch, and rated 25, in Zagats. Don't go; it's not worth your time.
Posted by Disappointed Diner on 02/22/2010
Also had an unpleasant Valentine's Day experience. Subpar service, warm bottle of (expensive) wine, mediocre food. My husband and I chose this restaurant mistakenly thinking we would get top notch food and service after several years of bad V-Day Dinners. This definetly ranks among the worst. We will never go back and we've told all our friends not to bother.
Posted by eastvillage, nyc on 02/17/2010
On Valentine's Day for dinner we had terrible service from the start. First, at the bar waiting for our table, the glass of red wine I ordered was served in a dirty glass, not just a glass with streaks, but with finger marks on it. The bartendress made no apology and in fact left it on the bar near the service area. Second, the $55 bottle of a 2001 Rioja we ordered for dinner worse than warm, it was almost heated. Had to send it back twice to get the proper temperture. Third, as soon as we finished our meal, wine still in our glasses, the bottle not empty, the waiter whisked our plates away and immediately plopped down before us our dessert with no explanation of how to eat it nor any offer of coffee or tea. Normally, one is allowed to digest their entree, finish their wine and take a pause before the final course. Note, there was no need to free our table up for other customers as there were plenty of talbes, no people waiting, it was still early and plenty of other diners were still eating. Generally, for the cost and reputation, the service was just unexpectedly bad.
Posted by anonymous on 01/30/2010
Went there last night for Restaurant Week. We both ordered the crab cake appetizer, the mustard crusted tuna and the almond crusted venison ($16 suppl) for the main course, and the chocolate cake & panna cotta for desert. I would have given the food at 5 star rating, except that the mustard crusted tuna was a bit weak. It was pretty much a pan-asian inspired dish, which was fine but nothing special and paled in comparison the almond crusted venison. I would probably order the short ribs if I go back. The service was very friendly and attentive, and the seating was cozy, though the dining room is a little on the cramped side.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2009
Used to love this place for ladies' lunch--a little pricey but well worth it. Went back for the first time since the name change and found that much more than the name has changed. Service was poor--we sat with menus for twenty minutes and had to ask someone to take our order. Took another ten minutes and another request to get the glass of wine that had been ordered. Food quality was fair to poor. Calamari was so greasy it was inedible, and chocolate mousse had no chocolate flavor. Don't waste your time and money here.
Posted by barry on 04/06/2009
very good weekend brunch and 20 dollar prix fix dinner can`t be beat. great service,been here a few times and never had a bad experience