About Gotham Bar and Grill
New York, NY 10003
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
The food. The menu might not sound exo ...
The menu might not sound exotic. The menu might give off a whiff of old classic passed its prime.
The food is delicious.
Dont think [ ] when you read the menu.
Think the best executed [ ] a kitchen prepared you in months.
The restaurant has very good comfortable ...
The restaurant has very good comfortable decor. The wait staff are professional and attentive.
The food however is just fair. We had halibut and a strip steak.Both had a beet salad.
The halibet was dry and rather tasteless. The steak was just ordinary. The beet salad was very good.
I can now check the Gotham grill off the list of been there done that. Just another over priced NYC restaurant. I will not be back
My wife and I spent a romantic evening o ...
My wife and I spent a romantic evening on Valentine's Day dining at Gotham, and we were truly impressed. We began the night being serenaded too the soothing sounds of jazz. Kristen, who doubles as the restaurants manager and sommelier, truly set the tone for the evening..We researched the menu beforehand and decided on wine pairings. We arrived early and had a grand experience tasting bold reds from the Bordeaux region of France. Gotham offers a fantastic list of wines by the glass, and we took full advantage as we prepared our palates for the courses that would follow. My wife enjoyed a cheblis, followed by an order of oysters and lobster. I decided on a Bordeaux and a rack of lamb. Everything was served and cooked to perfection. The desert lacked; however, be reminded we are comparing it to the standards set by the entrees. Only two offerings for desert and the chocolate mousse cake was lacking the richness of chocolate taste I was expecting. Overall a fantastic experience and we will be back!
The evening was superb and the friend th ...
The evening was superb and the friend that came with me from Washington DC had a wonderful time. We both had the duck and it was delicious. Wish I could have had a bite of everything on the menu...the choices were so tempting. Can't wait to go back for another great meal.
I eat at Gotham B&G every time I visit N ...
I eat at Gotham B&G every time I visit NYC. I make sure I go. Beet salad was great. Large U-10 shrimp cocktail and braised short rib pasta appetizer were excellent. Pork chop and lobster entrees were good, not great. Chocolate cake was very good. Always love the tiny cupcake treats at the end. So full when we left we could barely walk. Only overdo it at a great restaurant like this!
The maitre d Joseph greets you as if you ...
The maitre d Joseph greets you as if you're an old friend and regular customer even if you're not. The service is impeccable and the food is outrageously good. We go to NYC once a year and it's our favorite place.
The best meal in the city in the last 10 ...
The best meal in the city in the last 10 years! The oysters were fresh and fabulous - the beet salad was flavorful and the rack of lamb other worldly! The Belle Dog cocktails are a beautifully blended delight! Robert is the best waiter in the City!
Second visit. Josheph the manager and ou ...
Second visit. Josheph the manager and our server (I'm sorry forgot her name, Blonde with ponytail) were awesome. Seared Foie Gras and Halibut to die for. Nice to see Tokaji on the wine list, as i grew up in hungary, it is a great wine seldom on winelists here. Strongly recommended. I also work in the biz, so i get the difference between a mediocre and an outstanding experience. Nothing mediorce here. Keep it up. See you again soon.
A superb Restaurant Week lunch, with lo ...
A superb Restaurant Week lunch, with lovely choices for each course. Excellent bread and butter to begin. Kale salad and quinoa salad for starters, we both had the fish main course, and the flourless chocolate cake and vacherin for dessert. Lovely wines by the glass. Sat on the sighting raised level, adjacent to the bar, and found it to be quieter and considerably more quiet.
Really excellent! Delicious and beautifu ...
Really excellent! Delicious and beautifully presented food, perfect service, lovely atmosphere and very comfortable for conversation with friends. One of the best I have been to in a while and I go out alot in many places worldwide.
We celebrated Restaurant Week with frien ...
We celebrated Restaurant Week with friends. Lunch was delicious with many choices. Service was attentive abd unpretentious. We had short ribs and a grilled fish. Strongly recommend the restaurant for excellent food and service
Let's be clear. The Gotham is one of the ...
Let's be clear. The Gotham is one of the best restaurants in New York. It's also an extraordinary value at lunch, if just a little too expensive at dinner. it says something, though, that I continue to go to both, although much less frequently for dinner.
The Gotham casts a subtle spell. It's so effortless and it so does not wear its heart on its sleeve that it's possible to not realize, until about halfway through the meal, how wonderful it is. I've taken numerous guests there, of all ages. Everyone remembers it. Everyone goes back. For good reason.
This restaurant is highly rated for Amer ...
This restaurant is highly rated for American cuisine and we tried it for the 3 course lunch during NYC Restaurant Week. We found everything fine and nothing special. (Maybe we just prefer French or Italian cooking). Entrée portions were tasting menu size and one of the 3 entrée choices had a $10 surcharge. Kind of tacky planning. We are unlikely to return-- there are many places we like better if we want to splurge during the rest of the year.
Given the décor, relatively civil spacin ...
Given the décor, relatively civil spacing between tables, service and quality of the food, Gotham has become our "go to" restaurant among the top places in town. Presentation details (the ceviche, seafood salad), main dishes cooked perfectly to order (duck, halibut) accompanied by interesting grains and vegetables--all well worth the expense. Service is prompt and attentive without helicopter effect. Even at full capacity (which seems to be all the time), a table of four to six can enjoy conversation.
The service was excellent, the food was ...
The service was excellent, the food was super, and the price fixed menu for lunch is bargain.
I have only good things to say about this place. Go with a friend or with you grandmother, everyone will enjoy!
I wish I was in NYC more often!
I had been under the impression that I w ...
I had been under the impression that I was making a restaurant week reservation (available for lunch only it turns out) so was a bit unprepared for the price, but other than that Gotham Bar & Grill is tops - perfect atmosphere, perfect food quality. Fresh ingredients, intelligent flavor mixes. Nearly all of the wine list was either way or way-way out of my price range but the bottom-rung bottle I selected was still perfectly delightful. Service is understated and no rush, respectful and old-school. This classic restaurant is a perfect place to experience everything a white-tablecloth dining experience should be.
My friend and I both just turned 70 and ...
My friend and I both just turned 70 and celebrated our joint birthdays with dinner here. The ambiance is elegant and stylish. The food is delicious. We had a great evening. Kudos to the waitress, chef, and management.
This was my first visit. While the food ...
This was my first visit. While the food was impeccable, we waited 35 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, the tables were too close together, and the timing of the meal was slightly off. The ambiance was just a little dated. I wouldn't describe it as old world charm, it just needed to be updated.
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