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.
New York, NY 10003
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
We tried the restaurant week menu. The a ...
We tried the restaurant week menu. The appetizers were not a surprise. The taste of both the quinoa and kale salad is a bit exotic. The dessert is pretty good. The chocolate cake melt in mouth, was a bit too sweet but it was paired with salted ice cream which mitigated the sweetness which is good. Gotham has a good reputation, but I would say that today's dining experience wasn't too impressive.
this restaurant has been in business for ...
this restaurant has been in business for many years.the staff is friendly.the room is elegant.the food is displayed with care ,however,.they seem to never change their menu.I have dined here many times .I had a problem with the duck it was not edible.It was one of my favorite dishes and I have ordered this many times.Sorry to say I will never return to this restaurant .
After at least 15 years since our last v ...
After at least 15 years since our last visit here, we returned to Gotham for a celebratory dinner and were delighted to find that the restaurant was as top-notch as we had remembered it. The food was exceptional -- in particular a dover sole entree special and a pear souffle dessert that were sheer perfection. The wine list offers high-quality variety. The waitstaff was friendly, professional, and competent. The meal service was paced perfectly -- not at all rushed, and not too slow. The spacious room and high ceilings provide a simple and elegant setting. Although expensive, the entire experience was first rate and certainly worth the price.
We came to celebrate our birthdays at lu ...
We came to celebrate our birthdays at lunch,had the green market prix fixes and absolutely loved dining here. The ambiance is spacious,sleek and modern, the service was excellent- not too much,just enough attention with warmth,the food was delicious especially the salad,halibut and chocolate cake. Also the presentation was gorgeous. I will definitely return and sing the praises of the Gotham!
Our service was outstanding even though ...
Our service was outstanding even though the restaurant was filled. We had a nice table that was quiet and the food was excellent as well as the wine.
I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion, large group, or intimate dinner.
Duck was melt in your mouth tender and d ...
Duck was melt in your mouth tender and delicious. Halibut was cooked perfectly. Wine selection could be better, as I saw only one sauvignon blanc, which was not in the reasonably-priced range. There are many choices on the high end, but very few moderately priced wines on the list.
Must say that the Niman Ranch Ribeye was ...
Must say that the Niman Ranch Ribeye was perfectly made as ordered...Perfect compliment of truffle mashed potatoes... My wife had the Dover Sole which was also on the weekly menu. Amazing food, always amazing service.. you can never go wrong with this restaurant.
Gotham Bar and Grill is one of my favori ...
Gotham Bar and Grill is one of my favorite restaurants. We went for my sister's birthday, I mentioned online that we were celebrating a birthday and they actually made a note of it and had a special treat for the birthday girl. I've found that when I mention a special occasion when making reservations online at other places they just ignore the request. The attention to detail in the service and food is why Gotham Bar and Grill is my go to restaurant for special occasions.
We've been going to Gotham Bar and Grill ...
We've been going to Gotham Bar and Grill for several anniversaries and special occasions, and we love it. I'm always in awe at how every component of what is on the plate is cooked so perfectly. Typically I'll go to a restaurant and see that the protein is perfectly cooked but the side dishes are either overcooked or underseasoned and overall taste like an afterthought....but everything that ends up on a plate at Gotham is just delicious. Everything. There is literally not one thing that I've eaten at this restaurant that I did not thoroughly enjoy. We had the mushroom risotto, seafood salad (tons of seafood!), the lobster dish, and the rack of lamb and enjoyed every bite of every dish. Dessert was the apple tarte tatin, as always, and it was delicious (my fave!). The portions are substantial and filling, and the food is impeccably prepared. Compliments to the chef and to the entire team.
I went with my mom. I had the tuna tare ...
I went with my mom. I had the tuna tare tare and the steak rare, but it arrived over cooked. She had the seasonal salad and the duck which was cooked to perfection. It was a great dinner . We LOVED our server Robert, he was the best!
The decor and menu is pretty dated. The ...
The decor and menu is pretty dated. The tuna tartare tasted acidic/vinegary and was nothing special. The winter salad was unimpressive and not very flavorful. The high point was the mushroom risotto. Very creamy, rich but complex. The pork chop was solid. Service was very nice and attentive.
We've been dining at GB&G for many years ...
We've been dining at GB&G for many years and moved away for a period of time. Now that we are back. We were happy to see that the same high quality food, service and ambiance still remains. We are customers for life!
This is one of the best restaurants in t ...
This is one of the best restaurants in the United States and the lunch menu is one of the best deals in the country. That's not an exaggeration.
The lone negative is that it makes it tough to go to the Gotham for dinner. I've been there and done that, but it's extraordinarily expensive, almost to the point where it's hard to justify, especially after you've had the lunch.
And yet.... My son and I had Thanksgiving there. It wasn't cheap, but it was great. I guess it means, Dont overlook the Gotham. You're missing out if you do.
Elegant, good for a business lunch. Food ...
Elegant, good for a business lunch. Food ok but not spectacular as the Zagat review implies. Waiter never gave any suggestion, comment, asked how everything was; just a solemn thanks after paying the check. I guess the greenmarket menu goes with no service or attention at all.
This is absolutely the most consistently ...
This is absolutely the most consistently excellent restaurant in NYC. Always friendly. Always elegant. Always delicious. I cannot rate it higher.... although the addition of a gluten-free bread to the bread basket would be nice.
I love this restaurant. The only commen ...
I love this restaurant. The only comment I have is that for the first time, I was not enamoured of the entree (quail) The sauce was too sweet, but just as well, the piece of quail was so tiny it would not have even qualified for restaurant week - and we were not lunching during restaurant week.
When we lived in the city we used to go ...
When we lived in the city we used to go to this restaurant often. The service was good but average compared to other nice NYC restaurants. Food was just okay. Not great. Seemed like the staff really didn't care if the experience was nice.
This place has good memories for me, but I am not sure I would go back or recommend to others.
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