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Bill's Bar & Burger

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$$ - $$$
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16 W 51st St, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020-2210 (51st between 5th and 6th Avenues)
+1 212-705-8510
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
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Portage
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking distance from our hotel. Great burgers.....loved the bacon BBQ. Very active busy place. Good service, and not too expensive for New York prices.

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Thank Bill and Jackie P
Crofton, Maryland, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Large restaurant without the noise; extensive menu selections; good bar selections; good friendly service.

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Thank Paula H
Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here twice while we were visiting New York. We enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. The wait staff was always pleasant and the food served in a reasonable time. Two of the dishes we enjoyed were the chili and the New York cheesecake. It is a good place to eat at when you sightseeing around Rockefeller... More 

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Thank Gail L
Philadelphia, New York
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1,038 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Burger and fries for a quick stop in the middle of a day of shopping. Nothing to write home about, but an ok place.

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Thank annarc6
Middlebury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice place right in Rockefeller Centre! Burger was good too. Recommend the Bills Burger. Can be busy but wait time was only 20 mins today.

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Thank jameschristophers
New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good typical NY atmosphere restaurant. Good food and value for the location. Usually very loud and crazy... Suggest reservations when available. Around Xmas holidays extremely crowded but good food.

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Thank hyper1992
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Daughter and I had two visits here. 18-25 November, 2016. Jalapeño burger & shrimp burger, with sweet potato waffles. Second time starter of buffalo wings too. When second bill came we did not pay for fries, as they were all over cooked and stuck together. All in all, a great place to eat. Would recommend.

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Thank JHL1950
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very busy burger bar in the Rockefeller Centre. Waiter was extremely helpful as we hadn't eaten there before. I had fish tacos as I was burgered out. Other party members had shrimp burger, BBQ bacon burger and bacon and cheese burger with pretzel bun all of which were high quality meals. Lots of choices for drinks and... More 

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Chatham, NY
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108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking for burger & salad before Radio City Christmas Spectacular - walked past and thought "They must have salads, too!" We were seated immediately in the downstairs area. Brenda, our waitress, was friendly, attentive, and efficient. Menu is diverse within parameters of a Bar & Burger restaurant. My Dutch friend chose a burger - it was done perfectly medium rare... More 

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Thank CLCoronios
Naples, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to go for dinner before a Broadway Show. Food is good quality and quick service. Our group table ordered a bunch of appetizers. Butternut squash soup was A+. I would not do a quite sit down dinner, but a quick bite is a good idea.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 W 51st St, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY 10020-2210
    (51st between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: Take the B D F M trains to 47th-50th Streets (Rockefeller Center) or E and M trains to 5th Avenue and 53rd.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-705-8510
Description
Practice makes perfect...and burgers are no exception. The Bill’s burger evolved from countless tastings, recipes and lots of burger love. The result is a blend of three meats, smashed and cooked on a flattop griddle, served in an all-American seeded bun. It’s your reliable, made-to-order hamburger, plain and simple. While Bill’s flagship location in NYC’s Meatpacking District opened in 2009 as a small neighborhood joint, it quickly turned heads across the city and was followed by a 400-seat space at Rockefeller Center, the biggest standalone burger joint in the country, and a location ‘down the shore’ at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. Regardless of size or stature, every burger served is made fresh daily. Grab a seat at the bar and select from a long list of craft brews. Bill’s has got some sweet treats, too, from hand-dipped milkshakes to decadent cupcakes.

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