David Burke Kitchen's physical spaces are unparalleled, much like the chef’s locally sourced, inventive fare itself. At the entrance, a staircase leads up to the glass-enclosed Treehouse Bar, which features banquettes and counter seating in a perch over Sixth Avenue, offering a birds-eye view of the bustling street below.
Downstairs, the 130-seat, loft-like space is divided into a bar and dining room with denim banquettes, a barn roof and a blackened steel bar top. The open archway into the kitchen and glass-enclosed wine cave allow guests a peek behind the scenes, while Burke's theatrical style is reflected in the carving station, where meats and whole fish are plated in the center of the dining room. In the bar, a soaring skylight lets the sun stream in, adding to the restaurant's airy and inviting atmosphere.
Adjacent to the Treehouse Bar, David Burke Garden is an unparalleled outdoor space with its own bar and seating for 160. The outdoor dining area, along with The James Hotel New York's urban garden, is landscaped with herb beds and flowers by horticulturalist Rebecca Cole and decorated with sculptures made of recycled materials that reflect the rustic vibe. The outdoor space also features a 14-seat, open-air chef's table and private cabanas.