Burke & Wills

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Burke & Wills
Upper West Side
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Take a trip to the outback at this 36-seat joint dishing out Australian fare. Named after Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills—the first European explorers to cross the country—this Upper West Side restaurant features decor inspired by the duo’s journey (wood bale walls, wildlife art). At a 20-seat bar, sip classic cocktails crafted by beverage director Greg Seider (the Summit Bar, Le Bernardin), along with Down Under wines. Chef Stan Matusevich (MP Taverna, Fish Tag) oversees the menu, dispatching plates like the 'Roo burger—topped with tomato jam and shaved onions—and seared barramundi with haricots verts. Rotisserie specials such as stuffed porchetta and whole quail change daily.

Venue name: Burke & Wills
Address: 229 W 79th St
Cross street: between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–2am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 79th St
Price: Average main course: $18. AmEx, MC, V
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