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“Good atmosphere ”

Bill's Bar & Burger
Ranked #429 of 13,754 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 51st between 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: Take the B D F M trains to 47th-50th Streets (Rockefeller Center) or E and M trains to 5th Avenue and 53rd.
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.
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good atmosphere ”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Good burger, good fries. Atmosphere is great. Great spot for lunch when you're on 5th Avenue. I recommend the bacon cheddar burger.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“From a UK family, the best burger and restaurant we've ever been had and been to! :)”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

I'm from Nottingham in the UK and heard about this bar and burger place on one of those OS city guide maps, where it was strongly suggested. I saved the location of it and dragged my family to the restaurant after visiting Rockefeller! We were served by an amazing and quirky gentleman who made us feel comfortable and seated us at the red leather family table.
I ordered a great USA cola, put ours to shame, along with a grilled bacon and cheese burger with gurkin, salad and curly fries. My God they were DELICIOUS!!! My family enjoyed their whole meal as well. The atmosphere was fabulous with a sense of community and many locals having their classic burgers!
I found it was loud but only expected as it was soo busy when we arrived.
Our meal was very reasonably priced, especially taking into account on how expensive TGIF was in times square. We all loved the little touches that the restaurant processed such as lovely fascilities, staff and the jelly sweets at the till which were shaped in burgers and fries!!
If I am ever lucky enough to visit New York again?

No doubts I will come here again! I strongly suggest here for a decent meal and experience. Thanks!

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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Burgers & Beer”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a great place to eat in the meatpacking district. The place looks like a college hangout but the burgers are first rate and there are a dozen or more local and premium IPA and craft beers on tap at all times. Try the Fat Cat burger it's great. This is owned by one of the best restaurant groups in the city. The milkshakes are hand dipped and thick just in case you don't want a beer.

Visited January 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Burgers!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

After a taping of the Dr. Oz show, we headed downstairs to find lunch, upon recommendation of a security officer we ate at Bill's. the service was great, our burgers were delicious. One person in our party had a mushroom and Swiss burger and said it was one if the best she's had. Paired the burgers with onion rings which were great. Will definitely eat here again next time we are in NYC!

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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“fun atmosphere but nasty bathrooms and no good veggie burger”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

great atmosphere and lots of beers. the veggie burger was not good (sweet, ick). bathroom toilet needed a deep cleaning. on the plus side, fried pickles were great and included fried jalapenos and banana peppers!

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