Conveniently located by Rockefeller Center, Bill’s Bar & Burger is a great pit stop after working up a serious appetite ice-skating beneath the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Nothing says comfort food like a big juicy burger at the end of a long day.Because of its location, the hot spot is often packed with a large crowd waiting for tables. While this may seem intimidating at first, service at Bill’s is very quick and efficient. Don’t let those long lines fool you; your wait will not be excruciating.
As far as appetizers, the BBQ Boneless Wings ($10) are tender, full of smoky flavor and enough to share between two people. As far as entrées, the BBQ-Bacon Burger ($12) is a perfect size, hearty but not overwhelming, although the fried onion ring might be a bit much for some. The Turkey Burger ($13) is cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of seasoning. For an extra touch of flavor, add caramelized onions and delicious, thick bacon. For the traditional types who must have fries to accompany their burger, order them as a side. Unfortunately, french fries are not included with burgers.
For dessert, the warm and fresh Caramel Apple Pie ($8) is the perfect choice for a sweet tooth craving. Skip the New York Style Cheesecake ($8) if you’re a toppings fanatic: It's as simple as it gets.
Customer service at Bill’s is stellar. Though the servers often work extremely busy shifts, they don’t seem to crack under the pressure and wear genuine, friendly smiles.
BY TIME OUT COMMUNITY REVIEWER: PATRICIA MEDINA
|Venue name:||Bill’s Bar and Burger||Contact:|
45 Rockefeller Plaza
|Cross street:||at 51st St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr|
|Price:||Average burger: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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What this place has going for it is that it's BIG, so at anytime of the day you may find the wait to be minimal which is awesome in the tourist trap we call Midtown. With a large area both upstairs and downstairs, the latest sports on the side screens and the hustle and bustle of good burgers being served up, you can count on this place to be a solid spot to catch up with friends or just hang with co-workers. The menu is extensive and burgers are not the only thing on the menu, however would suggest sticking with the burgers as you feel that is what they pour their soul into. I had the BBQ bacon cheeseburger which was fulling and delicious. Word to the wise, share a side of fries as its a very generous helping indeed.