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David Burke Townhouse
Posted by Susan on 12/03/2007
I heard great things about the restaurant but when I went there everything was totally inedible. I could barely finish my pretzel encrusted crabcake. Crabcake is really hard to mess up but they sure did. I forgot what else I ate because it wasn't that memorable either. For dessert, I ordered their famous cheesecake lollipop tree, and although it was cute and whimsical, I could barely eat it because it was so sweet! The cotton candy flavored whipped cream that accompanied it didn't help much.
Posted by Ellie on 11/14/2007
I just say...buyer beware. I ordered a glass of wine at the bar. Bill came and it was $18 for the glass. Wish I had known the price b/4 i ordered it.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/16/2007
Went during restaurant week with 3 co-workers. Had a great meal and the waiters, especially Sazan, were terrific. The chef salad, ahi tuna, carmelized tart, berries and mango sorbet, and the cheesecake tree were all amazing. Would definitely go again. Not sure about the poor reviews below. All service and food was excellent.
Posted by elena on 06/23/2007
we went on saturday for lunch. the food was good but not great. i ordered an endive & pear salad and my husband had their infamous pretzel-crusted crabcakes. both dishes were pleasant but not outstanding. my entree was delicious however - a lovely take on salmon eggs benedict. my husband's dish was disappointing - tuna was bland and didnt really mesh with the sauce or the sides. the mood picked up when we got to dessert - a cheesecake lollipop tree and a wonderful panna cotta. all in all, this was a good value ($35 prix fixe pp) albeit it not the best meal in town. we're glad we tried it.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/19/2007
great food.... beautiful atmosphere..... service is ok, which is lacking personality.......owner, Donnatella not friendly.....
Posted by UES Man on 04/30/2007
Have eaten here numerous times. Really pretty, festive restaurant, gorgeous flowers, delicious food inventively served, with commensurately pricey tabs. Service so-so -- harried and forgetful at times and the tables are packed in like sardines. As a result you can't help but hear every word of the tables around you, which helped turn a fun evening foul last night for me and my guest. We were assaulted by the obnoxious bragging (and braying) of people hell bent on showing off and dropping (unimpressive) names. While I can't blame mgt for that, I'm not going to be in any hurry to go back given the crowd it attracts.
Posted by Winifred on 04/14/2007
My husband and I ordered the market salad, pretzel crusted crabcakes which were both excellent. For dinner, I ordered the sole, which had no taste. My husband ordered the halibut t-bone which he thought to be amazing. The sides we ordered were creamed spinach (which was just okay), corn pudding (excellent), and ham and cheese mashed potatos (totally excellent). For dessert, we ordered the cheesecake lollipops which were very unique, very tasty, and a feast for the senses. The bubblegum whipped cream was absolutely discusting to the point of making me feel sick. The cheesecake lollipops need nothing...they are just that good. I also ordered the chocolate bread pudding which came with chocoloate ice cream and an egg cream. That was totally amazing as well..The presentation of everything was what you would expect. My other complaint would be the "smell" of old money...we felt like we were the youngest people at the restaurant. We would definitely go back though, and its a good "special" dinner place