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
This is one our favorite spots in the ci ...
This is one our favorite spots in the city, I have no idea what happened on Wednesday. Food seemed rushed, everything that I have had here is superb, not this time. I had oysters but didn't care for west coast ones, my daughter didn't like for seafood salad. I had the Thai lobster and Branzino for her, not great as usually is. We didn't even stayed for dessert...
I have lunched and dined more than ten t ...
I have lunched and dined more than ten times at Gotham. My last visit confirmed that the place is faithful to its tradition of excellent service and good, although not very creativ, cuisine.
The spectacular locale remains attractive but could use some sprucing-up. Most tables are quite close together, more so than justified by stiff pricing, but noise level remains acceptable.
The wine list is extensive, with a particularly large selection of US choices, but offers very limited choices of normally affordablw wines. For example, after the sommelier told us a Menetou-Salon was out of stock, we found that for the same vinyard region, only one Sancerre was listed. We ordered it and found it was not a very good example of that wine.
Bottom line: still attractive and comfortable, great service, but creeping prices (expect to pay at least $400 for a three-course dinner for two with a bottle of "affordable" wine and tip) make me wonder if places like Le Bernardin, with truly outstanding food, might not bee a better deal.
Every time I go to New York I eat at Got ...
Every time I go to New York I eat at Gotham Bsr &
Grill,it never disappoints the food is outstanding.
We celebrated a friend's birthday recently my choice,I
thought very special for a birthday celebration she just loved
It .i wish this restaurant was in Los Angeles.
Disappointing..... There is a differenc ...
There is a difference between seared and burned; and unfortunately all our steaks had some burnt points. Dining out starts with the quality of the food and this was not what you expect from a restaurant of this reputation.
The staff were friendly, however the somelier spilt wine on the table and edge of the glass when pouring to taste the wine and also introduced sediment that he did not notice. On clearing plates one waiter dropped sauce on the arm of one guest. Not the attention to detail that you expect.
This was a business dinner with a European group who would have been very uncomfortable had I complained publically and as we were the last table of the evening I had no opportunity to address this with the Maitre d'.
After 25 years, we still love this spot! ...
After 25 years, we still love this spot! A comfortable, friendly experience with chef Alfred's great food. Where else can you visit a restaurant where the chef has been there 30 years? A successful venture where we will continue to return.
Booking: need to confirm your reservation by calling 48 hours in advance
Bar: Nice small bar where they know how to make a cocktail
Ambiance: Semi modern décor which hasn't changed all these years because it was done right the first time. Business or smart casual attire-be comfortable.
Food: Yellowfin Tuna: generous portion of fresh chopped fresh tuna with toasts
Wild Mushroom Risotto: Excellent! I'm not even a risotto fan and we loved the fresh chanterelles and pancetta Thai Spiced Lobster: Very Good Roast Chicken: Excellent classic dish which we had in early days, then it was off the menu and then reappeared a few years ago. Nicely brined and browned chicken that is moist and flavorful. OPENTABLE INSIDER TIP: you can order the classic roast chicken with shoestrings that isn't on the menu. Pear Souffle: Very good
Wine List: Nice assortment at all price points
Service: Server John did a great attentive and informed job. Food arrives when it should.
In one word- "fantastic". Highly recomme ...
In one word- "fantastic". Highly recommended.We dined with our 13 year old & she loved it.A real find for us "out of towners" - we're visiting from Australia.Decor excellent,service very attentative , food fabulous.
Excellent meal and superb service. The ...
Excellent meal and superb service. The waiter's suggestion to order "2-3 courses per person" is nonsense. The entrees are certainly large enough for smaller/regular appetites, and eating a full three courses would have been far too much food.
In four days in NYC, eating at some nota ...
In four days in NYC, eating at some notable restaurants, Gotham was the standout. I always try to visit on my trips to NYC, definitely for the fixed price lunch. I arrived with luggage which was happily stowed. The staff was friendly and helpful as I waited for my local friend to park and arrive. Our lunch was outstanding as was the service. The food was the best I've had in a long time. It is pricey but worth it for a special get-together.
We had many good recommendations on this ...
We had many good recommendations on this restaurant and decided to try it. Sadly, our server was poor and made us feel as if we were a nuisance compared to his other tables. We were not ordering bottles of wine or ringing up a big bill, but I expect to be treated well. He rarely spoke, never introduced himself, and was generally unattentive. However, when others came in (we were seated at the entrance), he suddenly became effusive. I was angry when I left and it ruined what otherwise could have been a great evening.
We had a 6 pm reservation and were seate ...
We had a 6 pm reservation and were seated promptly.From the moment we sat down you could tell that the meal was going to be rushed. That being said we all tried a different dish and tasted each others dish.One dish was better than the next. We had lobster in a Thai sauce, duck breast w cous cous,branzino,and leg of lamb. One was better then the next.
Let's not talk about desert um, I mean yum. Italian cheesecake,vanilla parfait which was extremely light.
We also started with wonderful appetizers.
Terrific service. We had a couple of spe ...
Terrific service. We had a couple of special requests and each was actually welcomed: accommodate my husband's aide at the bar, cut his dinner in the kitchen because he can't see, extra napkins, etc. The food was fabulous: sushi appetizer, pork chop and duck main courses and dessert. We love coming here to celebrate our anniversary.
The food was delicious as expected. The ...
The food was delicious as expected. The yellow fin tuna tartare and tortellini appetizers were exceptional. And the fish and lobster entrées amazing. I wish I could afford to go there at least once a week. But I will have to settle for once in a while.
Beautiful decor. My visit was for a bus ...
Beautiful decor. My visit was for a business lunch and it was perfect. The food was excellent. The restaurant is spacious and service fantastic. The tables afford plenty of privacy and atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant.
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