If you haven’t been to David Burke Tavern on the Upper East Side yet, what are you waiting for? More than a neighborhood spot, it’s a restaurant where you can stop by the bar and lounge at Happy Hour for drinks and small plates, or enjoy a full lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. The Tavern always makes you feel like a special guest.
David Burke Tavern is well situated, only steps from Bloomingdales for holiday shopping and 59E59 Theaters. The restaurant’s stately townhouse venue is welcoming and attractive with seating for all size parties and special event space. The menu by award-winning celebrity chef, David Burke features creative twists on modern American cuisine. There is an array of selections to please all tastes and styles.
Main Dining Room
At dinnertime, you can order a la carte or enjoy the three-course prix fixe menu. Begin every meal with David Burke’s signature popovers. And kick off your dining experience with appetizers such as chilled naked oysters, tuna tartare and Burke’s signature clothesline bacon. Savory, fresh salads such as the kale and caesar salad or lobster salad are also great starters.
Mains are served in generous portions, beautifully presented and they reflect the best seasonal ingredients. If you’re in the mood for a tender cut of beef, the filet mignon will be cooked to your exact liking served with whipped potatoes, garlic confit and brussel sprouts. Or indulge your pasta appetite in wild mushroom ravioli with parmesean, sage, walnuts, pomegranate and a chocolate balsamic. Seafood dishes include branzino with artichoke puree and ratatouille or the fire-roasted Atlantic salmon served with asparagus, cipollini onion and tomato vinaigrette. We also have it on good advice that David Burke Tavern has a great burger, one that is a favorite of the restaurant’s regulars. Add some sides for the table that such as grilled asparagus, broccolini or roasted baby carrots.
Pairing wine, beer, or cocktails is made especially easy and servers are happy to lend good advice. If you’re wishing to order wine, there are plenty of fine choices by the glass or bottle. Their Red Horse by David Burke from Sonoma is a nicely balanced red blend that goes wonderfully with the restaurant’s beef dishes.
Relax a little longer and off your meal with dessert. Luscious choices include sorbet and berries, a gluten free lava cake, or the cheesecake lollypop tree.
After just one visit to David Burke Tavern, and you’ll make it one of your favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. It’s a place where you can feel totally at home while enjoying delicious cuisine and top-notch service.
David Burke Tavern
135 East 62nd Street
Top photo: North Dining Room
Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Burke Tavern