About Gotham Bar and Grill
Since first opening its doors in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has epitomized New York City dining at its finest, serving Executive Chef Alfred Portale's sublime and refreshingly accessible Contemporary American Cuisine in a dining room that is consistently packed with sophisticated diners from all over the country and the world.
One of the secrets of Gotham's success is that it is an institution that has never become institutional. The unparalleled quality of the food and service are constants, but the rest of the Gotham experience is constantly updated to keep the restaurant feeling as fresh as the day it opened. New menu items are introduced each season, the wine list is always evolving, and the dining room is regularly revamped.
Gotham Bar and Grill has been honored as Most Outstanding Restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which named Chef/Owner Alfred Portale Most Outstanding Chef in the nation for 2006.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:15pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
The restaurant is wheel chair accessible but please note the restrooms are located downstairs.
5th Ave + University Place
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There are numerous parking garages located in the neighborhood.
SP PARKING(2 blocks away west)
20 West 13th St (between 5th & 6th ave) on the left side of the street
OPEN: 24 hours
IMPARK( 2 blocks away east)
60 East 12th street (between broadway & 4th street) on the right side of the street across from The Strand Bookstore
OPEN: 24 hours
4,5,6,N,R,W,Q to Union Square. Gotham is 2 blocks south on 12th Street.
F,M to 14th Street. Gotham is 1 avenue east and 2 blocks south.
1,2,3 to 14th Street. Gotham is 2 avenues east and 2 blocks south.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Good was amazing. We shared all our dish ...
Good was amazing. We shared all our dishes so got to taste a lot of the menu. Highlight dishes were: seafood salad, fois gras, cod and Gotham chocolate cake. Nicole our server was wonderful and matched wines to each dish very well
Everything was excellent and have livd i ...
Everything was excellent and have livd in Manhattan for 30 yrs. and even been at Gotham at 12 times before but was a touch aghast at the pricing….other then that, it is all fantastic and the that pork chop is to die for and the staff to a person is appropriately personable and attentive.
So clearly plenty of bang for the buck !
The food is spectacular! The cuisine is ...
The food is spectacular! The cuisine is creative, delicious and always consistent. They strive for perfection and they achieve it. From the moment you walk in, to the moment you leave smiling you are treated like someone special. I recommend everything but don't miss the soft shell crabs, all the salads and the chocolate cake.
We had an excellent evening. The service ...
We had an excellent evening. The service and food were both fabulous. It was my mum's 70th birthday dinner celebration. I let them know in advance they were very welcoming on arrival and wished my mum happy birthday. The service was fantastic and the bought a dessert out with happy birthday on it and a lit candle. It was really fabulous
A little des appointing this time: it's ...
A little des appointing this time: it's normally better than that: my soft shell crabs were so-so!
The terrine de foie gras was just a plain pate with a hint of foie gras and the beets terrine which comes with it didn't go to well together.
For that price you expect a no fault.
I had better time in the past.
I love everything about this restaurant. ...
I love everything about this restaurant. The ambiance is warm, the tables are spaced to allow for quiet conversation and the staff is knowledgable and polite. Not too stuffy. The food is creative and delicious. I seldom come away with the thought that a restaurant has "delighted" me, but this one does it every time!
We routinely make a reservation at Gotha ...
We routinely make a reservation at Gotham Grill for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It's our 'go to' place. This anniversary was no different - but things were just a little bit off from previous meals at this wonderful restaurant. Here are some examples - the waiter asked for our food order before first asking if we would like a drink; we needed to ask for rolls and butter rather than having them brought to us without asking; the food (though excellent) was clearly sitting in the kitchen and not as hot as it should have been. Maybe just an off day, but daily attention to detail is very important for one of the finest restaurants in New York. We'll definitely be back.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, my wife and ...
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, my wife and I had dinner there on her birthday. We had not been there for about ten years. Our dinner was excellent. For our first course, my wife had the yellowfin tuna tartare and I had the bass ceviche, which were tasty. For our second course, we had seafood salad consisted of scallops, squid, octopus, shrimp with avocados, which was delicious. For our third course, we had the halibut. The halibut did not have enough sauce. That course could be improved with more sauce. For dessert, we had the peach souflee, which was delicious. For my wife, they brought a candle for her birthday. The service was excellent. The music was too loud. We prefer quiet. The restaurant was full. We got a good table. The very high ceilings make this like sitting in a cavern. This is not an intimate space.
First timer and would love to go back, g ...
First timer and would love to go back, great service fantastic and delicious food. Worth the long drive from jersey and will recommend it to my friends. Had a special request and my waitress had no problem getting it done. My girlfriend birthday was the next day but I wasn't gonna be able to be with her so I asked if they could put a candle or something on her dessert which they did and wrote "happy birthday" on a coconut kind of cookie that was on top of the delicious chocolate cake that she ordered and my girl loved it and actually made her cry a little. She was so happy and I was surprised how perfect the moment was. The wine was perfect, the 2 steaks were perfectly cooked the bread was nice and fresh. Thank you for everything.
We had a very memorable evening once aga ...
We had a very memorable evening once again at Gotham Bar and Grill, where we go every time we're in New York! A request for a special table for two was granted and very much appreciated. One suggestion would be to have a few less expensive but good bottles of wine to choose from the list. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Never disappoints. Have been going to Go ...
Never disappoints. Have been going to Gotham for around 30 years though only occassionally only because I can't afford to go more often. Although expensive, it's worth every penny and we never leave feeling that we didn't get our moneys worth!
The restaurant was very busy when we arr ...
The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and we were warmly greeted and taken to our table immediately.
The table was positioned vey closely to the tables either side and it was difficult not to hear the other tables conversations as I guess they could not but hear ours.
The waiter introduced himself and carefully explained the specials of the day. The menu was as expected for a Michelein starred restaurant, short but making use of local produce.
The starter of fois gras was delicious and well presented. The only criticism was that I had to wait for my glass of wine to accompany the starter.
The main courses, one of lobster was enjoyed whilst the duck course was very disappointing covered in a dark jus and poorly presented.
The glass of wine I ordered for my main course was served on time.
The dessert was described as a peanut butter sundae - peanut butter mousse, dark chocolate sable with vanilla ice cream. It was a layered dessert with a lot of sable and very little mousse again presentation was poor, it lacked finesse.
Coffee was served quickly accompanied by small cakes.
At the beginning of the meal service was very efficient but as our meal progressed there was a noticeable decline in the attention given to us and at the end of the meal it took a little time to summon the waiter to ask for the check.
We had read many reviews of the restaurant and were very pleased to have booked a table. Overall we felt it was disappointing. We have eaten in many Michelin starred restaraunts both in New York and the U.K and sadly this restaurant did not live up to our expectations.
A little pricey without the prixfix, but ...
A little pricey without the prixfix, but the fish dishes where delish. They personalize a birthday celebration when the desserts where served which made it very special. The chocolate cake is to die for. Will keep going back.
I've been here many times. Forgot it was ...
I've been here many times. Forgot it was Restaurant Week, but snagged a great bar table. The server proved to be aloof and sarcastic. She stepped on my foot twice, and when notified her response was "Oh, I thought it was the table base." At the end of the meal I mentioned that the table base is quite large and somewhat elevated, and therefore showed her where my foot was positioned. She could have cared less - no contrition or apology once.
I met with some friends visiting from ab ...
I met with some friends visiting from abroad. The food was fantastic and I think they enjoyed this possibly once in a lifetime dinner. The meals were very expensive but overall worth it. I should just remind myself of the prices before I eat here next time :)
I was extremely disappointed by the food ...
I was extremely disappointed by the food at Gotham, which I went to for my birthday. The food was mediocre and overpriced for what it was and the service was awful. The waiter was flat out rude to my mother when she asked for tartar sauce to compliment her bland fish. I'm not going back anytime soon. The pizza place down the street is a better call!
It had been a while since my wife and I ...
It had been a while since my wife and I ate at Gotham. We decided to go for our anniversary. It was as good as or even better than we remembered. The service was great. The food was excellent and we both love the space.
Even though I ate at restaurant week, th ...
Even though I ate at restaurant week, their quality and the value they offered was remarkable! They did a good job preparing the quail. It was still juicy and flavorful.
They were busy and yet had time to be attentive.
One of my favorites in the city.
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