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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
The food was amazing but the service was ...
The food was amazing but the service was very disappointing. To order drinks or food or even get some bread for the table, we had to keep asking for a waiter to come over. Very surprising, so maybe it was just an off night, but our table was very disappointed in that aspect of the dinner.
Celebrating a birthday, everything was, ...
Celebrating a birthday, everything was, as always, perfect. I had the thai lobster, it was deliciously flavored, not overbearingly thai. My friends had steaks that they loved. Salads were light and seasonal (first day of autumn). The shrimp in my shrimp cocktail were firm and tasty. The wait staff and bartenders were attentive and made the evening wonderful start to finish. Oh, and the desserts were great too,
Lots of sharing.
Gotham is one of my favorite restaurants ...
Gotham is one of my favorite restaurants in the world. The sweet corn tortellini is an excellent starter and the cocktails are delicious. The atmosphere is perfect--very beautiful decor and an upsacale but comfortable setting. Love the whole place!!
I was dining there with my two daughters ...
I was dining there with my two daughters. We were seated near the front of the restaurant in a corner when there was ample seating, more open air seating. My daughters do not like a scene, so I didn't make one. However, it was a horrible space! A table of five were squeezed in next to us and someone had to move from the other table just to enable my daughter to out of the space we were in to go to the bathroom. Not what I would expect from a high-end restaurant.
I had my parents in town and was looking ...
I had my parents in town and was looking for a really nice place to take them out: stylisch, marvellous food, best service and not too noisy. This restaurant was perfect for us - we had great steaks and also seafood, the sommelier did a great job recommeding us a delicious wine for an affordable price (they have a exquisite and an expensive selection of wines). The waiters were top notch, friendly, efficient but not intrusive. This evening at Gotham's was great.
Just make sure you book a table ahead of time.
Was so impressed by the professionalism ...
Was so impressed by the professionalism and atmosphere. Initially a reservation for 2 as meeting my sister. Friends wanted to meet us and we threw in a last minute request when we arrived to see if they could possibly change the reservation to 4 people - keep in mind that this was at 7 on a Saturday in the city. Not only did they accommodate us, they did so in a friendly and timely manner - no attitude at all. The host was the best of the best. I consider that to be restaurant management 101. I was sold right there. That being said, the fine experience continued from our time getting a drink at the bar thru dessert. Service was flawless and food was impeccably plated. Granted, this restaurant is on the high end, but the experience lived up to it. Would absolutely return.
Used to be NY dining at its best. Now co ...
Used to be NY dining at its best. Now complacent and lost its mojo. Tables are cramped. Service was okish. Virgin mohito was nothing other than a lemonade with a leaf of mint (we complained and was taken off the bill). Starters (tuna tartare and shrimp cocktail) were excellent. Steak was ok but for that price one expects way better. Pork loin was chewy and far too seasoned, really bad overall. We did not bother with dessert, we just wanted to get out. It used to be the highlight of any of my trips to NY, I am afraid I will not be back.
For years I worked across the street fro ...
For years I worked across the street from the Gotham and often arranged businesses lunches there. So when I returned for dinner ten years later I expected a quality experience, especially given the Michelin star and the Zagat A+ grade. Instead, we were greeted by glum and ill-informed wait staff, and then kept waiting and waiting--60 minutes for the first course and another 30 for the second. The food was adequate in quality--one could have done just as well at any restaurant chosen randomly in the Union Square neighborhood (where I live). When we complained nicely to the manager he condescendingly told us how nice we were in politely expressing our concerns. I might also add that the tables were crammed cheek by jowl. Perhaps Friday night at 8 PM is the wrong time to come to the Gotham, but I do not have what it takes to show up at noon or 5 PM when, being the first to arrive, our party might be noticed and treated with some professional care.
If there were such a thing as anti-Danny-Meyer restaurant culture, it would be found at the Gotham.
Gotham Bar & Grill is a long time favori ...
Gotham Bar & Grill is a long time favorite restaurant. It never disappoints! The food, service and ambiance are excellent. They have a market lunch for $38 that is an excellent value. It's also fun to go to the bar and have a light bite or dinner.
The special Key Lime Tart was so much la ...
The special Key Lime Tart was so much larger than expected that we shared it with the table next to us! It served 7 of us and we were told it was for 2 but would probably be okay for our table of 3 . . . we shared it with the table of 4 next to us :)
Superb service by Robert and the sommeli ...
Superb service by Robert and the sommelier. Divine warm peach souffle with yogurt ice cream, pure taste of summer. Sauteed soft shell crabs. Roasted duck with foie gras. All beautifully plated and served. A total treat during the Labor Day weekend.
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