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Bill's Food and Drink

Map & Directions 57 E. 54th St.
New York, NY 10022
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212-518-2727
  • American, New American
  • Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street

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Village Voice's Description

Midtown’s Bill’s Gay Nineties was once a Prohibition-era speakeasy and charming piano bar where the jovial crowd often joined together in a drunken sing-along. Now it has been transformed into a flashy steakhouse by Crown Hospitality. Bill’s Food & Drink might have kept some of the name, and it still inhabits the same townhouse as its predecessor, but the restaurant’s old charm and soul have all but vanished. The space is still beautiful, but these days the dining room feels more like the wedding reception of a well-connected acquaintance than a fun-loving restaurant alive with the spirit of Old New York. Chef Jason Hall’s menu is insipid and overpriced—steak, pasta, and hamburgers. The most expensive item on the old Bill’s menu was a steak for $30. Now it’s a beastly 40-ounce porterhouse for two ($125) from Kansas-based meat processor Creekstone Farms. Better to go with the fresh pasta, laced with peppery goat ragu. A simple Scotch-flavored pudding ($9) topped with a dollop crème fraîche is the strongest option for dessert. --Tejal Rao

 
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  • 7th.List on 01/18/13

    Comprised of two floors. Mains range from classic ribeye to the innovative bacon chop. Non-meat-lovers enjoy scallops & a selection of pastas. Old Classic Cocktails like Mary Pickford

  • ellen r. on 03/13/13

    Loveit here especially when Michael and Mardee here

  • Renaissance Hotels on 02/21/13

    The man behind popular West Village restaurant, The Lion, delivers a top-notch, multi-storey, speakeasy-style steakhouse. Try the 28 Day Ribeye.

  • Nicola R. on 01/30/13

    The Whisky Sour here is amazing! Made with The Famous Grouse Scotch, fresh apple & lemon juice, honey, dandelion & burdock bitters and organic egg white. Delish!!

  • Bhavana R. on 04/15/14

    Great bartenders!

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