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Bill's Townhouse

57 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4206
+1 212-518-2727
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (13 reviews)
“truffle fries” (3 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
57 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved Bill's! The food is good and the historic space is quintessential New York. The tomato soup special was great today, rich and a little spicy, really wonderful on a cold day. The grilled salmon was seasoned and cooked perfectly!

Thank Thomas M
BillsTownhouse, Manager at Bill's Townhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We would like to apologize for the underwhelming service you received at Bill's. We sincerely hope you will join us again and we can make it up to you. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Porterhouse for 2 one of the best we have had. Sides were forgetful. Our waitress had 3 big tables, so we were forgotten. Steak was plopped on table by a busboy. No bernaise sauce. There is no excuse for poor service, when you pay top...More

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Can't recommend this enough - it reminds you of the 21 Club with the history and décor, but on a smaller and perhaps more "home-like" scale. We gathered our family, a total of 10 people, for a goodbye dinner for a family friend moving to...More

Thank Justicia-Themis
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Located on 54th Street between Madison and Park Avenues, this little place has very good food. The shrimp cocktail is probably the best one in the city. Other fare ranges from regular dinner entrees to hamburgers and sandwiches. Open both for lunch and dinner, its...More

2  Thank palmjumper
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The facilities are more like a British pub - downstairs they have a great bar with live music and upstairs the Restaurant room is with proper tablecloth and a quality menu. You should go for the “classics”. The Maine lobster was perfectly cooked and half...More

2  Thank ArneHFrandsen
Reviewed 21 October 2017

History! romantic! easy choices! This one ticks all the boxes for a lovely dinner to celebrate someone special or YOU!

Thank sandra f
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant and hit the jackpot! We were lucky enough to get a four spot in the bar by the window and drink martinis and have a wonderful lunch. This place is such a gem. Definitely try the martinis and I had...More

1  Thank heathgirly
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Bill's Townhouse on Thursday 9/28/17 and had a wonderful meal. We ordered the bone in ribeye which was cooked perfectly with a fabulous Pittsburgh crust. Instead of potatoes, we ordered the house made noodles which were incredible and the asparagus with...More

1  Thank SaraSota34239
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

..surprise. A classical feeling to it in a family style atmosphere. Great service and great food. We had the Kobe burgers- absolutely amazing. This is a coming to restaurant! Solid 4.

Thank Dag L
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Did not eat, although the food looked good. Good drinks, good bartender, good spot. If you are looking for a comfortable place away from the hustle and crowds, this is a good choice. My kind of place. I will come back hereon my next NYC...More

Thank Michael D
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14 August 2016|
Response from SlymanChicago | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - maybe you should just call them and ask (212) 518-2727
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
13:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4206
    (Madison Ave. & Park Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: BY SUBWAY: 5 Av/53 St (E, M) 51 St (6) Lexington Av/53 St (E, M)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-518-2727
  • E-mail
Bill's Townhouse is a new restaurant in a familiar space, opened in the Spring of 2016 by a team of folks who were longtime admirers of its inherent charms. Throughout a near-century tenure (and few incarnations), the three-story restaurant at 57 E 54th St has seen its fair share of history & reinvention. There is something special about Bill's that lends itself well to preservation, even in the cutthroat and unpredictable world of New York City dining trends and real estate. It's rare to find a restaurant that feels so comfortable in its own right and place - so written into the lore and landscape of a neighborhood that it seems it has always been at that address. (Or in simpler terms, it's hard to find a place that feels legitimately protected from a future as a Duane Reade or Chipotle.) Today, Bill's Townhouse serves Classic American Cuisine in the heart of Midtown and is kept up and running by a staff who strive to maintain an understated and unobtrusive sense of hospitality and service.
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