VIP Hotspot: David Burke Kitchen

Celebrity News Sep. 22, 2011 AT 11:11AM
VIP Hotspot: David Burke Kitchen

Who's hungry?

David Burke Kitchen, located in downtown Manhattan's fashionable SoHo neighborhood at The James New York, is celebrity chef David Burke's newest restaurant.

Always the culinary showman, Burke combines his inventive reinterpretations of classic American dishes with a focus on locally sourced ingredients to create a dining experience that can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s multiple spaces.

Designed by James Beard Award-winner Thomas Schlesser, David Burke Kitchen’s interior is inspired by the surrounding neighborhood, blending the cool, industrial simplicity of SoHo's airy lofts with the rustic warmth of a country barn. A subterranean main dining room features denim banquettes, a reclaimed barn roof and a central carving station where dishes are carved and plated, giving guests a feel for David's whimsical style as meat, whole roasted fish and satisfying nightly specials are carried from the kitchen’s open passageway.

A staircase from the dining room leads up to the glass-enclosed Treehouse Bar, a perch over Grand Street where guests can sip handcrafted cocktails and taste playful snacks such as maple bacon-wrapped dates and salmon pastrami while taking in a birds-eye view of the street below. Next to the Treehouse is David Burke Garden, an unparalleled outdoor space with its own bar serving spiked iced teas and lemonades, herb beds and a menu featuring light dishes such as asparagus and burrata salad and tuna tartare tacos.

While there are many ways to experience David Burke Kitchen, no matter where guests dine they will enjoy chef Burke’s innovative, modern American fare.

If you're lucky, you might even rub elbows with a celeb or two. Anne Hathaway, Joe Jonas, Tyra Banks, Russell Simmons, Clive Davis, Petra Nemcova, Ivanka Trump and more have all dined at the SoHo hotspot.

WIN NOW! To enter to win a $200 gift certificate at David Burke Kitchen, email your full name, date of birth, daytime phone number and address to Giveaways@UsMagazine.com before 9/29. You must include "VIP Hotspot" in the subject line in order to be eligible.

 For official sweepstakes rules click here. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

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