For too long, the marsupials’ reign of terror on Earth has prevailed.
And damn it, it’s time to fight back.
One kangaroo burger at a time...
At Burke & Wills
, a small but mighty UWS corridor of Australian fare with a wonderfully ginormous
skylight, now open.
You’ll pull this place out of your back pocket when some beguiling stranger coyly asks, “You know
somewhere we could maybe get some dinner on the Upper West Side?” A laid-back spot from the Hawker Bar
folks where scallop crudo and rhubarb gimlets
exist in perfect harmony with your desire to consume
Simple setup here
: raw-wood bar up front—chicken-wired DJ booth for imminent uptown party
brunching, a few lantern-lit highboys, backlit wood-beam ceilings. In short: cocktail country. Beyond that,
though, the dining room (and a separate upstairs cocktail joint coming in September)—lined in gray leather
banquettes and sporting a skylight covering the entirety of the ceiling. (If stars existed here, they’d be
fierce in this room.)
It’s here where you realize there’s a kangaroo burger on the menu, and that one of you needs to order
Go ahead and take that hit.
Burke & Wills
226 W 79th St
(between Amsterdam and Broadway)
New York, NY 10024