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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
Upon first read of the menu, we weren't ...
Upon first read of the menu, we weren't impressed, but that definitely changed when the food actually arrived. The execution was spot on. The flavors were so rich and complex. Everything seemed to melt in our mouths. To start I had the wild mushroom and foie gras terrine and my wife had the tuna tartare. Both were excellent! The real highlight was the sweet corn tortellini, which we split next. The sauce was amazing and every bite was incredibly delicious. I used some of the very tasty bread to soak up the sauce. Our entrees were also quite impressive. I enjoyed the lobster, but was even more impressed with my wife's cod. Cooked perfectly! Had that great mouth feel like Chilean sea bass. Then for dessert we split the Gotham chocolate cake. It literally melted in our mouths. It was so good, I could have eaten about three more. On top of the great food, our waitress was on top of everything. The service was absolutely perfect. She made our anniversary dinner the best it possibly could be. We had a wonderful time and left with great memories of an enjoyable night and some delicious food!
The staff was cordial, helpful, patient ...
The staff was cordial, helpful, patient and friendly, making our birthday party a congenial success. We appreciated the thoughtful seating arrangement. The salad was excellent as was the dessert with an extra added by the restaurant. The wine was fine. The fish and seafood were disappointing, although the presentation was pretty.
I had been to Gotham Bar and Grill many ...
I had been to Gotham Bar and Grill many times for dinner, and always enjoyed it, but never for lunch. The only complaint I ever had about the restaurant at dinnertime was that it was so energetic (i.e. loud) that sometimes conversations (without shouting) could be challenging. My recent lunch experience at the restaurant was the best of dinner (service, food, ambiance) without the drawback of dealing with the noise level. It was a terrific lunch experience, one I'll certainly look forward to having again.
High end, classic diner referred to as a ...
High end, classic diner referred to as an "institution" of NYC.
Clientele is upper end of NYC locals (i.e. well to do) mixed in with similar Europeans
Probably the highest compliment I can give this place is that reminds me of one of my favourite restaurants in London - the Wolseley.
Comfortable food, classy joint.
The service was rather slow and somewhat ...
The service was rather slow and somewhat inattentive. The wines were not good value and two of the lower end wines were not in stock. The wine waiter was attentive, but did not make a particularly good recommendation. It was drinkable, but lacked any subtlety, which for $140 was not good enough.
I had a perfect dinner in this great Man ...
I had a perfect dinner in this great Manhattan favourite, the food, ambience, service and wine were everything I expected. I'm now sat in London plotting my next trip to Manhattan and the Gotham Bar and Grill will definitely be on my itinerary.
I was in town with my daughter who had s ...
I was in town with my daughter who had subsisted on pizza for a week, so we decided to splurge on a "nice" dinner. Gotham Bar and Grill was incredible! The cuisine was creative and delectable - it just melted in our mouths. I could have ordered at least half the items on the menu; it was so difficult to decide. We ended up with the white asparagus salad, which was the perfect fresh starter. We then moved to the Thai-spiced lobster for my daughter, which was heavenly, and the NY strip for me, which was cooked perfectly. We finished off with a warm chocolate cake that was to die for. I even drank the restaurant's own Pinot Noir from Oregon, and it went so well with my steak. Service was friendly and attentive. We started on the early side, but by the time we finished, the whole restaurant was buzzing. I would return here for sure!
The very best dinner and dining experien ...
The very best dinner and dining experience I have ever had. From the moment we entered the restaurant to the second we left, everything was perfect. The attention to detail was very impressive.
We had the chef's tasting menu accompanied with a wine pairing.
An amazing evening!
Enjoyed a very nice dinner with 2 friend ...
Enjoyed a very nice dinner with 2 friends on a Friday night. Ordered small plate/appetizers - shrimp ceviche, tuna tatare, beet salad and entrée shrimp risotto and soy/miso/black cod. Split all dishes among us and we all agreed they were delicious- complex and surprising tastes (beets were wonderful) , delightful presentation. Cod and beets were standouts. Flowerless chocolate dessert was quite nice too but hard to beat the main dishes. We enjoyed the cocktails as well- Hibiscus Mule and Peach Arbor....Servers were very attentive and friendly; decor is understated. Not cheap but I'm putting this on my list for nice places to meet my friends, and clients. Didn't know anything about this rest. before so we were delighted at the great meal!
One of my favorite NYC restaurants. The ...
One of my favorite NYC restaurants. The soft shell crab and beet salad were the Best of the Best. The Nicoise salad was very good also. We celebrated my husbands birthday with a delicious vodka martini and a nice bottle of wine. I have never been disappointed.
This is one of the finest restaurants in ...
This is one of the finest restaurants in NYC. Our dining experience from start to finish was superb. The setting, food, and fantastic servers helped make our family occasion even more special. It's pricey, but worth every penny.
We had enjoyed a great meal during our l ...
We had enjoyed a great meal during our last visit to New York, so were keen to return when our friends joined us for a major birthday trip to the city.
We were allocated a great table near the back, which was comfortable and not in a busy area. All the dishes we ate were tasty, well executed and imaginative.
Wine list extensive but we also enjoyed a Cosmopolitan.
As it was a birthday dinner, which I included on the reservation, staff wished us 'Happy Birthday' and added little touches to our desserts as well as providing little cakes.
We very much appreciated the thoughtful touches.
It is a very good restaurant. Not cheap but good value for the quality food and service that you will receive.
Very disappointing second visit. We enjo ...
Very disappointing second visit. We enjoyed this restaurant so much on my last birthday that we decided to celebrate there again. What a difference a year makes. Our server last year was bubbly, welcoming and suggested the perfect wine and beer pairings for our meal. This year, the server was totally disinterested and unhelpful and did not explain any of the dishes. My husband accidentally knocked over his $18 beer just as he began to drink from the bottle and she did not even offer to get napkins or clean the table. She merely told my husband that she could not replace the beer that had been lost. It could have been another meal at home for all the sparkle that this visit had.
Been there for lunch also and the servic ...
Been there for lunch also and the service is more attentive then than at night. Had a wonderful dinner a few years ago to celebrate our anniversary then and after this past visit will only go for lunch.
We don't make a trip to NYC without havi ...
We don't make a trip to NYC without having a reservation at Gotham. It's my absolute favorite restaurant in New York. The restaurant is gorgeous, and so inviting. The servers have a way of making you feel welcome, comfortable and pampered. LOVE THIS PLACE!
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