Bill's Townhouse is a new Restaurant in a familiar space. Opened in the spring of 2016 by a team of folks who were longtime admirers of its inherent charms.
Throughout a near-century tenure (and few incarnations), the three-story restaurant at 57 E 54th St has seen its fair share of history & reinvention. There is something special about Bill’s that lends itself well to preservation, even in the cutthroat and unpredictable world of New York City dining trends and real estate. It’s rare to find a restaurant that feels so comfortable in its own right and place - so written into the lore and landscape of a neighborhood that it seems it has always been at that address.
(Or in simpler terms, it’s hard to find a place that feels legitimately protected from a future as a Duane Reade or Chipotle.)
Today, Bill’s Townhouse serves Classic American Cuisine in the heart of Midtown and is kept up and running by a staff who strive to maintain an understated and unobtrusive sense of hospitality and service.