Bill’s offers a modern take on the traditional New York steakhouse in a clubby, art-filled setting.
Chef + proprietor john delucie
Bill’s Food & Drink, the latest stylish restaurant and bar venture of John DeLucie is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan. Situated at 57 East 54th Street.
The multiple floored restaurant that comprises a stunning nineteenth-century townhouse takes inspiration from its former tenant and is indicative of what the space used to be: one of the most infamous speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. Knowing that the building had such a rooted history, we wanted to expose as much of the original details as possible to celebrate its storied past.
According to Chef John DeLucie, "History can be seen throughout the space, with silver dollars imbedded in the bar floor, an original Bill's Gay Nineties piano being played in the downstairs tavern and murals dating back to the 1940s lining the walls."
Designer Meg Sharpe, known for embodying classic details with a playful edge, transformed the five-story 1890’s brownstone into a chic and fashion-forward restaurant with a masculine feel. With a large fireplace, taxidermy and framed oil pieces sprinkled throughout the space, the restaurant takes the form of an old fashioned club in a new, lively home. A private event and dining space makes up the third floor with deep blue walls and a bathroom covered in crocodile wallpaper.
We bring classic, Prohibition style cocktails to the Bill's menu. Using original, early 20th century dated recipes that are referenced on the menu and mixing them with organic, fresh ingredients that appeal to the present day drinker. Specialties include Bill’s Royal Rickey - Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Cedia Acai Berry, Chartreuse and fresh Ginger Lemonade; Hanky Panky – Dorothy Parker Gin, Sweet Vermouth and Fernet Branca and the Gingerbread Sazerac – Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Aged Cognac, Gingerbread Spice, Peychaud’s Bitters and Absinthe Wash.
57 East 54th Street New York, New York 10022
Dining Room Hours
Monday - Thursday
11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Monday - Thursday
11:30 am – Midnight
5 Av/53 St (E, M) 51 St (4, 6, 6X) Lexington Av/53 St (E, M)
62 East 54th – 24 hours
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Crown group Private events
A Lounge and Private Dining Room makes up the third floor with deep blue walls, filled bookcases and two fireplaces.
The two Rooms are adjacent to one another and offer interiors that reflect the eclectic sophistication of the historic era that was ‘Old New York.’ Architectural details have been lovingly restored to reflect the grandeur of the time and the walls are adorned with carefully curated works of art.
- Special Features:
- Separate Entrance
- iPod Docking Station
- Private Bar
- Private restroom
- Wireless Internet