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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
I go to Gotham knowing that the food and service will be examplary, and I'm rarely disappointed. Both were perfect at the lunch that I and two friends enjoyed yesterday, from the Greenmarket prix-fixe menu: celeriac velouté with hazelnut garnish, beautifully sauced pan-roasted branzino, and, for dessert, the always delicious chocolate cake (for me) and the vacherin with mango, vanilla semifreddo, and passion fruit sorbet (for my two friends).
We are from the UK and went to GB & G after our wedding at the civic centre. The maitre d was v perceptive and recognised that although there were only two of us we had just wed. The staff then treated us in a special way which helped make our day a great occasion. The staf were friendly, witty and attentive.
I had the fixed price lunch at €38 dollars which was more than good value. My wife chose from the a la carte. The stand out dishes were the Gotham Burger and the renownded Gotham Chocolate Cake. If you're in NYC you'd be mad to miss it.....
The decor is beautiful but the food was not acceptable , especially for the high price tag. I ordered the lamb medium well... it came rare. It was so tough that it was practically inedible. My partner ordered the cod which had a good flavor but was also completely undercooked. Not worth it!
This restaurant is worth every 5 star rating!! The food was fantastic! It's a dining experience that will not be forgotten. The food was elegant and decadent at the same time. The ambience was perfect. It was my 40th birthday and it the entire staff made it my special day perfect! Thank you Gotham bar and grill!
It was really quite a good experience. The only issues were around the food itself. The portions were quite large, too large. Each course was larger than the last and a final course that could've been a single plate meal itself. This left both my guest and I uncomfortably full. Some guidance on portion size prior to ordering would be nice. Also, I ordered the Niman Ranch Steak and it was... well... one of the poorest executions of a steak I've had in a long time (made worse I think by my high expectations). Tough meat, a far cry from the medium rare I requested, far too charred (also the case for my guests lamb), and over salted. All of these issues were more than made up for by a generously attentive staff, excellent Sommelier, awesome wine, attention to detail and overall perfect service experience. I would go back and simply avoid multiple courses and red meats.
P.S. My first and second course were divine!
I returned to this restaurant after many years to celebrate a big birthday. The food was as good as I remembered. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. However, the service was a bit slow and we never got our refills of coffee. My only real complaint was the noise level. We were a group of 7, so the table was a bit on the large side, but I couldn't hear people on the other side of the table at all. I suggest returning for a smaller, more intimate dinner.
We live in the neighborhood and dine here frequently, generally at lunch. We often order the Lunch Prix Fixe. Last week we noted that the portions on the prix fixe were geting smaller and smaller. My first course of grains and vefgetables looked lovely and tasted fine but was just about tablespoon size. The fish main course was a 2-3-oounce portion of fish with a half of a potato and several shreds of veggies. Even the chocolate cake was smaller!
We left hungry! Very disappointed in what we have always considered the best, most consistent
restaurant in town.
Our good friends frequent Gotham and had recommended it to us for a special night dinner. Our expectations were high, but were met wonderfully. From the ease of reservations online at Open Table, the confirmation phone call, the greeting upon arrival, the pre dinner drink at the bar, the excellent service from all, and most importantly the presentation of the most delicious food, we totally enjoyed our evening.
great service, we did not expect our order to taste and look the way it was served. Even thought the portion was small it was well made and tasty. Not as expected but good. Also the waitress was very helpful in the wine selection. Thank you for making the lunch successful.
I was really disappointed. The waiter never came over to ask us how our food was. Water was refilled and the table was serviced but in a very methodical unenthusiastic way. When I finished my wine no one even asked me if I wanted something else to drink. My desert was too sweet and I did not eat much of it. The person who cleared the table could care less that I didn't like it when I mentioned the fact It was overly sweet. My husband loved his starter and everyone at the table agreed his lamb looked amazing. My seafood salad and duck was good. The tables were very close together and we had to move our table over as to not have the table next to us chairs hitting us. The staff never seemed to notice. My husband and I really love to eat at Michelin stared restaurants for the experience but this dinning experience was pretty ordinary and I'm a little confused why this resturant has any stars.
This is my second visit to Gotham. However, on this occasion I was not impressed. The fixed-priced lunch menu was good value, but the portions were small. Unfortunately, I also felt rushed. As soon as I finish one course, the next one arrived, without leaving any time to enjoy the food and the experience. It appeared that the staff wanted to end their shift as soon as possible. The soup was interesting, but the fish plain and forgetful. I won't be returning.
This was our third time at Gotham. I don't have a problem with paying $68.00 for Dover Sole but I would have preferred that it was served as the whole fish and not a roulade which was equal to a filet and a half. Disappointing. But will return everything else was very good
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