133 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065
David Burke Townhouse is chef/owner David Burke's flagship restaurant on the Upper East Side. Originally opened in 2003 as davidburke & donatella, the Modern American restaurant reopened in 2009 with a fresh look and new menu. Burke's inspiration remains the same, while significant structural, design and menu changes have built upon the vibrant energy for which David Burke Townhouse is known.
Rooted in classic training and skillful technique, Burke's creative style is fueled by his fascination with ingredients and his ability to combine these in a way that is playful, exciting and, ultimately, delicious. While offering the inventive dishes that make the restaurant both a neighborhood fixture and a critically acclaimed destination, Burke offers signature dishes from throughout his career such as the Pretzel Crusted Crabcake and The Lobster "Steak." A meat-carving station in the dining room provides guests with a sense of theater, as dishes such as stuffed hen, rack of lamb and porterhouse steak are carved and presented tableside.
The restaurant's 110-seat interior maintains an elegant, whimsical feel, while the large bar with a striking pink Himalayan salt wall, contemporary fabrics, carpet and wall coverings throughout the space are a reflection of Burke's artistic vision. The sleek white gloss of the bar area gives way to two dining rooms where a feeling of warmth and understated glamour are emphasized with an array of colorful, hand-blown Venetian glass balloons. A stunning mahogany wine display can hold up to 304 bottles of the restaurant's varied, 5,000-bottle wine list, which has earned it Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence.
Burke's beloved Townhouse reflects his desire to constantly improve upon his restaurants. The lively space is the ideal stage for David to continue the evolution of his bold, creative style.