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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
Female sommelier was inexperienced and extremely rude. Food was very good, but still widely overpriced. Atmosphere was stuffy and pretentious.
Very disappointed with overall understanding of the restaurant business. This is a place that just doesn't get it. Would never go back.
My fiancé and I dined at Gotham Bar and Grill to celebrate our engagement. The waitstaff was congratulatory and amazing, we were surprised with champagne to start the meal and from the moment we walked in the experience was spectacular. We spent over two hours dining and could have stayed for hours more.
This is one of NYC's best restaurants. It's pricy but worth it. The cuisine is superb and the ambiance superior. It's even possible to have a conversation at the table without a lot of ambient noise getting in the way. My only suggestion concerns the service. Pleasant enough waiter but she needs a little more training. She consistently interfered with the conversation by reaching across the able to retrieve the wine bottle so she could pour it. She also needs to slow down when she presents options. It was very hard to understand what she was suggesting. None of this is a big deal. With a bit of guidance she'll be fine.
We had the prix fixe harvest luncheon. The pea soup was tasty, but too salty. The branzino was prepared perfectly, but the vegetables lost their character in the sauce. The baked Alaska I did not finish: the meringue was too sweet, and the coconut macaroon base with the sorbets didn't really work together. The chewiness with the sweet meringue and the fruit sorbets....I didn't eat it.
A winner in every way. From the moment you are greeted at the front host stand, to the walk out to the front door, you know you are in a special restaurant. There are no bargains here, but once you get past that fact you can settle in for the highest levels of creative food and attentive (but not overbearing) service.
Easter brunch was perfect for visiting with friends. Menu offered much variety. My challenge was deciding between lamb and halibut. A friend chose the omelet. Another, the branzino. All were perfectly prepared. Service, as always, was never intrusive, but very thoughtful.
This is one of New York's legendary restaurants and the experience lives up to the reputation. Service is attentive, food creative and well prepared, and special occasions (we were there for a milestone birthday) treated with warmth and personal touches. Price is worth noting; it's pricey--but value delivered too.
My wife is a real foodie, so for our anniversary we treated ourselves.
The food was delicious (we had veg/seafood starters, seafood/fish main - all made to perfection and exploding in your mouth with a harmony of flavors), the (red St. Aubin) wine very complex -
superb yet affordable, desserts (passionfruit/chocolate) great and even the coffee, where many top places slip, was top quality materials and preparation.
All for ~200 + wine + tax + tip, which is what this kind of experience costs like in NY
Despite the restaurant being packed, we had no need to worry about the other tables in terms of personal space nor noise - somehow despite the waiters themselves needing to sometimes maneuver tightly, the design is efficient and sound-absorbent.
I read the reviews and they were mostly very good, so I thought it would be great spot for dinner with my wife. I thought that I got lucky as there was still an open reservation on a Saturday night just three days out. I have to say that I was very disappointed in the experience overall. The service was poor. Our waitress made us feel as if we were at Applebee's. The bus staff were rather abrupt and basically plopped every plate in front of us without saying a word. The food was mediocre at best, especially considering the cost. I admit that the Cod was excellent though. Overall, disappointing and I would not recommend for any occasion.I don't know if we hit an uncharacteristically bad night or this place is like this normally, but we were completely unimpressed.
Eating at Gotham is always an exceptional experience. The pairing of the flavors and the visual artistry of each dish are incomparable. I especially enjoyed the subtle citrus/mango/cilantro flavors of the sea bass ceviche, one of several small dishes we ordered that evening.
Tuna tartare was first and it was similar to what I have had in California just done very well. Next up was the seafood cocktail and it was different and delicious. Third was the seared foi gras, never had it, but man was it tasty would've been the best dosh of the night if it wasnt for the miso cod. That was one of the best prepared seafood dishes I've ever had. I also had the strip steak it was good but not great. Could not recommend this place enough
Gotham B&G...one of the top half-dozen New York restaurants. Gotham is one of the very few NYC restaurants that are expensive and worth the cost. Try the Seafood Salad and Miso Black Cod and you'll be back for more. If you want to dine instead of just eating, go to Gotham.
Wonderful ambiance, great service from Isella, delicious food and nice presentation. A bit overpriced, especially the lobster which we were told would be a pound + but was much smaller. Disappointed that the restaurant didn't offer a complimentary dessert for someone celebrating a birthday. Most restaurants will do that.
I used to be a big fan. In spite of the old decor I was always bound to have a good meal. The last two times I have to say , like the decor like the service , the food is getting old. By the time I finished my meal I was bored out of my mind for the slowness of the service. I was offered corked wine. And the food felt very heavy. The brand is worthy of a holiday inn motelor a cafeteria.
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