New York's David Burke Townhouse Closes for Renovations

After 10 years, the Upper East Side staple is making some changes

“After 10 years, it’s bittersweet to be closing for renovations at my flagship restaurant," Chef Burke said.

In honor of its 10-year anniversary as a staple Upper East Side dining destination, David Burke Townhouse  is temporarily closed for renovations—but plans to reopen in time for Valentine’s Day.

“After 10 years, it’s bittersweet to be closing for renovations at my flagship restaurant, a place which has been so successful over the years," chef/owner David Burke announced in a press release. "Opened as David Burke and Donatella, I have had many years to create and re-create dishes that have carried through the decade.  The renovation will modernize the restaurant in an elegant yet comfortable feel with new and old dishes making a comeback on the menu.  Carving stations added to the dining room will be a little something new but you can check in during February to see all the changes.  Looking forward to our re-launch and another strong decade!”

Though the renovations are yet to be disclosed, Townhouse is trying to refresh and rejuvenate for its next decade of service to New Yorkers, visitors, celebrities, and politicians, who have called the restaurant home over the years. 


In the interim, in order to accommodate loyal Townhouse customers, nearby David Burke Fishtail will be welcoming guests for everything from power lunches to intimate and group dinners. Fishtail will be serving several Townhouse-inspired dishes on their $28 three-course prix fixe lunch and a la carte dinner menu.