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
Manager came by our table, grabbed our b ...
Manager came by our table, grabbed our bill and said thank you while looking the other way as walking away.
The server chased him down because she had just put it on our table 10 seconds before hand.
Felt rushed by the manager. And non appreciated for spending $490 for a table of two.
The server apologized and said he does that frequently.
Upon leaving I witnessed the same manager taking a $100 bill from a patron for getting her a table.
I strongly suggest firing this individual. He is in it for himself, not for the customers nor the ownership.
I hope the ownership sees this message.
We went for a birthday luncheon and had ...
We went for a birthday luncheon and had asked for a corner table when we made the reservation. We were given a beautiful table in the back in the corner. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays but even so, the overall ambience was impressive. Dan, our waiter was outstanding despite our being boisterous and taking long to decide on our meal. We each ordered a salad -I had the beet salad which was delicious. For my entree I had the branzino which was prepared with a wonderful sauce and vegetables. It was perfect. Desert was chocolate cake with ice cream. While the prices are on the high side it is worth every penny for a special occasion. The portions are not large but they are decent size where you don't feel overstuffed but you are full. Did I say Dan was outstanding. He made us all feel very special and unrushed despite our almost 3 hour lunch. I would highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit.
We've been dining at Gotham for years! ...
We've been dining at Gotham for years! And we'll be dining for years to come. The fare is excellent and varied, the staff is attentive and non-intrusive, the ambiance is fun. Since the 1980s Gotham has maintained its penchant for excellence. Cheers!
Beautiful place and excellent food. It's ...
Beautiful place and excellent food. It's true that is a little bit expensive but, the quality of the food it is outstanding. It's also a restaurant where you can have a nice conversation with friends, which is something unusual in USA's restaurants. My husband goes usually there for lunch with his friends, so I decided to go for a dinner with mine and it was an excellent choice.
First time here. Loved everything. The ...
First time here. Loved everything. The service was very good without being intrusive. We sat in a smaller corner which was quite nice because it was more quite. Cocktails were pretty good. My cosmo I sent back because it was bitter tasting. I think the bartender left the pith on the orange peel and it ruined the drink. No biggy though. Dinner was wonderful. The mushroom risotto, the fois gras were both wonderful. I had the miso glazed cod which was wonderful. Came with sticky rice and baby bok choy. Absolutely delicious. My husband had the branzini and he loved it. He enjoyed the peanut butter sundae which must have been good because it was all gone. We will definitely be back.
Food was well executed and of superior q ...
Food was well executed and of superior quality. However, it lacked the creativity and nuances one expects at this price point. Wine list was overpriced, bread was cold and served by a surly individual who clearly didn't want to be there. Restaurant is very overrated.
Restaurant is lovely and food was delici ...
Restaurant is lovely and food was delicious. The dover sole was perfectly prepared. The beet salad and the spare rib rigatoni were outstanding. The one odd thing was that they took the time to ask us if we had show reservations and what time we wanted to leave but yet when we were ready for our check and needed to leave, our server was no where to be found. What's the point of asking about the show and time you'd like to leave if you don't have a process to follow through on it. Other than that, it was a lovely meal.
Excellent and inviting atmosphere and fo ...
Excellent and inviting atmosphere and food combined with good service and friendliness. The host helped us with table selection and advising the waiter that we needed to be out by 8:00 to go to a comedy show. A few of us had the black cod which was excellent and another had the lamb. Nice bar area if you like to sit there. Highly recommended.
What a beautiful restaurant! Although we ...
What a beautiful restaurant! Although we tend to stick to the tried and true when we come to NY, we decided to try all new (to us) places this year. We went on a Thursday night. The place was packed when we arrived at 8pm. The crowd was handled well by the staff and everything was perfect. The gentleman who seated us remarked on our request for a 'cozy table' and he certainly obliged. Everything was stellar from start to finish. We had beet salad/tuna tartar for first course, and black` cod/lobster for second. All dishes had great presentations and the flavors were fabulous. We come to NYC at least once a year and will definitely be back!! A magical evening all around!!!!
A really good dinner; I would definitely ...
A really good dinner; I would definitely recommend.
We had to wait 15 minutes extra for our table, but the bar is comfortable and the cocktails we had while waiting were excellent.
The table was great; good distance between tables and overall the decor is very attractive. My only complaint would be the state of ceiling - in a place like this why wouldn't you at least give it a lick of paint?!
The service was outstanding - the waiter was very friendly and happy to provide recommendations, but not at all pushy. Food was arguably slightly slow to arrive, depending on how much time you like between courses. Frequency of water refills was just right.
The food was excellent. I had the tuna tartare first, which I would thoroughly recommend. I then had the heirloom carrot; this was my least favourite course but it was certainly acceptable. I had the lamb for main, which was simple but really tasty, then had the black forest for dessert. In hindsight, the pear soufflé or peanut butter sundae would have been better options. The choice of wine is very good and the menu caters for different budgets.
Value-wise, this was an expensive dinner but I was happy. If you want to save money, skip the second course and the cocktails.
I had heard many thing about Gotham and ...
I had heard many thing about Gotham and was curious to give it a try now that Inwork in the neighborhood. The food and drinks are way too expensive. My $56 strip steak was very salty and my dinner companion's $85 Rib eye steak was good... that's not a typo $85. Martinis $20 each. This is not a 4 star restaurant. I have two brothers (one a gourmet chef) in the food biz and they couldn't believe the prices. I've been to quite a lot of gourmet places. This is not one of them.
We had an amazing time celebrating my hu ...
We had an amazing time celebrating my husbands birthday here. We were taken care of really well. I had made reservations over a month ahead and I would recommend that completely. The food was great and the portions for the entrees were a good size. We ordered the ceviche for appetizers and it tasted great. All of the food was very fresh and overall an amazing night for a celebration.
We had a really good table overlooking the rest of the dining area, thank you Gotham and thank you to our server John!
This is my wife and my favorite restaura ...
This is my wife and my favorite restaurant in New York City. This particular meal was a gift to long term friends who recently - after 25 years together - got married. They thought it was the perfect gift and the four of us had a wonderful time: delicious food which was well-prepared; service which was unobtrusive; and attractive décor - with early Christmas decorations.
We were running late from watching a pla ...
We were running late from watching a play and they were most gracious to keep our reservations. We were not rushed and the service was welcoming and top notch. I ordered the duck and the foie gras was the best I ever had. It capped a wonderful Thanksgiving week experience in New York for me and my family. They were the best.
A menu you will not find anywhere else- ...
A menu you will not find anywhere else- delectable and georgous!
Our waitress was disappointing-did not offer a menu explanation or offer wine suggestions. Felt a bit ignored. But the food and ambiance made up for that flaw.
I took two of my friends celebrating the ...
I took two of my friends celebrating their honeymoon here, but found the service to be absolutely terrible:
1) No offer to take our coats when we entered
2) When serving bread to the table, the waiter dropped my bread, and then picked it up and simply placed it on my plate
3) When re-filling bread, the server asked the two gentlemen at the table for refills but didn't ask the lady
4) When cleaning bread crumbs off the table before dessert, the waiter swept the crumbs right onto my lap
5) Despite it being a special occasion we were celebrating (I wrote this in the OpenTable comments when making the booking and reminded them on the phone too), nothing special was done. I had to ask for a little something and they later served some financiers to the table.
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