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133 E. 61st St. (Lexington Ave.) Send to Phone
The dining room’s décor aptly reflects the menu offerings at this Upper East Side restaurant.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED David Burke Townhouse, New York, NY

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED David Burke Townhouse Restaurant Review

: After closing for renovations in the summer of 2009, the David Burke Townhouse reopened with a fresh look and an even better menu. The setting in the main dining room can best be described as formal playfulness: high ceilings, chandeliers, and plush banquettes compete with flashy and whimsical art, perfectly reflecting the offerings on the menu. Chef Sylvain Delpique (who has worked under chefs Pierre Orsi and Terrance Brennan) executes classic David Burke dishes as well as his own creations to impressive results. The sea scallops Benedict is layered with congruent flavor: a quail egg wading in lobster foam atop a potato on a scallop stacked on a slice of chorizo. Dishes may also include pan-seared Dover sole paired with corn and wild mushrooms, vegetable confit and kalamata olive purée or Creekstone Farms Black Angus dry-aged Prime rib-eye with fries and a petite Caesar. Desserts might be spiced coconut cake or David Burke’s cheesecake lollipop tree. The enormous wine list spans the globe, but is heavy on Gallic bottles. There’s also a thoughtful selection of craft beers by the bottle.
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