Located in the James Hotel New York, David Burke Kitchen opened in 2010 and is overseen by Executive Chef Chris Shea. Kitchen features an interior inspired by the surrounding SoHo neighborhood, blending the cool, industrial simplicity of an airy loft with the rustic warmth of a country barn.
At the entrance, a staircase leads up to the glass-enclosed Treehouse Bar, where guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails with an array of homemade sweet and savory snacks such as Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Dates and Smoked Pastrami Salmon Sticks. 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 kitchen and glass-enclosed wine cave allow guests a peek behind the scenes, while Chef Burke’s theatrical style is reflected in the carving station, where a variety of meats are carved and whole-roasted fish, lobster and casseroles are plated in the center of the dining room.
His menu also emphasizes the highest-quality vegetables, beef and game birds with ingredients such as duck ham, Blue Foot chickens and beef cheeks. Highlights include Charred Octopus, Angry Pressed Prawns, pork and lamb chops, Dry-aged Prime Rib Eye, and Grilled Branzino.
David Burke Kitchen's unparalleled outdoor space, David Burke Garden, has its own bar, seating for 130 and room for cocktail parties up to 300. The menu here reflects a more casual vibe, and the drink menu is a downtown favorite, featuring beer, wine, frozen cocktails and inventive specialty cocktails made with fresh, top shelf ingredients.
Every Sunday, Kitchen's $45 four-course prix fixe dinner menu features Rowland Farms roasted suckling pig, served with accompaniments such as crispy oysters, gazpacho, a salad, and dessert. Wine specials, beer buckets, fish bowls and other drinks are on tap for you as well Monday night is Burger Night in the Garden at David Burke Kitchen. The $25 burger menu features a selection of four sublime burgers, paired with a choice of beer or wine.
David Burke Kitchen brings the chef’s distinctive approach to SoHo, making his imaginative cooking style accessible to downtown New Yorkers and visitors alike, for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.