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