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Bill’s Bar and Burger

Restaurants, American Midtown West
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Bill’s Bar and Burger

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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.




Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York
Cross street: at 51st St
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr
Price: Average burger: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
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4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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Bill's Bar & Burger is nothing fancy - you get a decent meal with a good milkshake here paying more than it's really worth. It gets the job done if you're in the area and don't know where else to go for a quick meal, but if you're looking for a great quality burger, you can surely find it elsewhere. The staff here is always great though - the last time I went, they messed up my friend's order and fixed it right away. Definitely good for big groups since it's a big space that can get really noisy. 

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.


I realize this review should center around the burger quality, but let me begin by praising the shakes. The peanut butter bomb, which no longer appears to be on the menu, is out of control. It’s incredibly rich, and I had to have a friend pull it from my grip before I gulped down the whole thing and got sick.

The burgers and fries are pretty standard, and the wait staff in the midtown location make it a pleasant visit all around. Even during peak lunch hours, the size of the space makes the wait time very manageable. As someone who has worked in midtown, this makes for the perfect guilty pleasure lunch.