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
The food, service, and ambiance at the G ...
The food, service, and ambiance at the Gotham Grille never disappoints..........!!
Everything was fabulous. From the time w ...
Everything was fabulous. From the time we entered until we left we were treated royally. The food was delicious, the service professional and the room was exceptional. We loved it!!!
One of the best, most elegant, most frie ...
One of the best, most elegant, most friendly, most delicious spots in town. Been coming for years and years and have never been disappointed. Each time I come I am in awe of how splendid it is, how welcome they make you feel, and how spectacular the imaginative dishes look and taste.
Visited with a small group (4 people) to ...
Visited with a small group (4 people) to celebrate an upcoming wedding. Was a perfect, classic vibe for a celebratory dinner.
Cool old New York vibe. Good over all wa ...
Cool old New York vibe. Good over all was good, but nothing fabulous. The service was very poor. Our server couldn't have been less interested and we felt rushed. Won't be going back but for a nice lunch it's worth a go for the food.
The food was incredible, elegant and inc ...
The food was incredible, elegant and incredibly flavorful.
The service couldn't of been better. It' ...
The service couldn't of been better. It's always a pleasure dining there.
Found staff in different - location with ...
Found staff in different - location with reservation at service station not ok - food less than standard compared to previous visits. We were not asked for additional bread - which was substandard for level of restaurant and were never asked for second drink - food kind of tossed at us way too fast and we were done with the experience. Sorry but I had great food and service memories last time - it has so gone down hill and I doubt I would return. You ruined a special night.
Always reliable and Joseph make everyone ...
Always reliable and Joseph make everyone feel special. Food is very flavorful. The tortellini were superb, with just the right mix of mushrooms and artichokes. The soft shell crabs were in season and amazingly sweet (large portion).
While the food options were numerous and ...
While the food options were numerous and the food flavors delicious, Gotham was not worth the money. It was definitely overpriced compared to other Top 10 restaurants I have eaten at in NYC. Also notable, but not as important... the "secondary" table staff was annoying and not properly trained on the etiquette of waiting tables. Our primary waiter wax excellent!!
Have been coming for over 25 years. As ...
Have been coming for over 25 years. As the years have gone by the food is less spectacular and more just a place that serves good food. Seafood salad use to be the most spectacular item on the menu- now it is mostly avocado( 3 big slices-like half a whole avocado ) with some pieces of seafood-well-prepared but not spectacular in taste or presentation. The entrees are well done- our table of 3 had the soft shell special, lobster main and lamb chops. All were very nicely prepared and delicious. Service was okay, the server reached across me at least 3 times rather than approach from the side......
Gotham has maintained its high standards ...
Gotham has maintained its high standards over the six years I have been going there. All the meats were perfectly cooked and the presentations remain spectacular, especially the desserts which have architectural Splendor. I think the decor is a little too beige 1995 and needs upgrading. The service was attentive as always. In my view this is the best value outstanding restaurant in the city, perhaps along with Nougatine.
Wonderful meal and service. Exquisite to ...
Wonderful meal and service. Exquisite tortellini and chocolate cake!
Among the best restaurants in NYC It ha ...
Among the best restaurants in NYC It had been years since I'd been to Gotham, so I wondered if it would live up to my memory of my prior experience. Of course, it surpassed it. Everything about this restaurant is worth experiencing. Somehow it manages to be sophisticated while remaining accessible and welcoming. It has a large dining room with space between tables yet manages to feel cozy. The food and service are superb, truly special yet unpretentious. How do you do it? Go, experience this wonderful NYC gem.
Too expansive for the quality of product ...
Too expansive for the quality of products. Nobody at the end. Bad tempo of the service. Impersonal. For 300$ for 2 the dîner it is pity and as it was for my wedding ask it is really ....
Gotham has a very limited lunch menu and ...
Gotham has a very limited lunch menu and the restaurant was less than half full. Some of the menu choices were very good, like the soft shell crab, but the rest was generally average for a fairly high-end restaurant. It was fine for a long relaxed lunch with friends. I would recommend it to a friend who might appreciate the somewhat old world charm.
My second time here and brought my frien ...
My second time here and brought my friends and family (6 people). Elegant ambiance and excellent service. Attentive and good pacing of food. We had seafood salad, beet salad, duck, miso glzed black bass, pork chop, and the Branzino. Everything was as excellent as it had been when I went couple years ago. A little disappointed in the branzino as it was a piece of fish versus an entire branzino as I am used to in San Francisco. Also had a sauce on top of fish that I think masked the flavor of the fish and left the skin soggy. Put the sauce on the plate or around the sides?
Fantastic service and a great food exper ...
Fantastic service and a great food experience. A little bit expensive and to "classy" for my taste. Bit overall was this a rememberable visit.
Sadly disappointing. Clearly coasting on ...
Sadly disappointing. Clearly coasting on its reputation, not its reality. The staff do not have joy. The food does not have spirit. The prices overpower the limited quality of experience. If you want an authentic fine dining experience where the service enhances the true quality of the food, go elsewhere. If you want a fancy veneer and $100 steak, this is your place.
Great ambience and the food! 28 day age ...
Great ambience and the food! 28 day aged steak was superb!
It was the first time in NY with my wife ...
It was the first time in NY with my wife and my two sons. The special occasion was a family dinner. Everything was outstanding. I hope be back soon.
One of the best meals I've had in a long ...
One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Food & service--superb.
First rate from start to finish. The pla ...
First rate from start to finish. The place was packed even at 6.30 p.m. and it's easy to understand why. A great room, attentive but not overpowering service, good selection of wines, and as good as it gets to fine dining. The menu is not too extensive and could maybe handle a couple of more selections. Even though it was busy the noise level is pitched just right and TGBG is a 'must visit' for anyone who enjoys the full experience of what a great restaurant should be.
We celebrated a special birthday at Goth ...
We celebrated a special birthday at Gotham Bar and Grill and enjoyed an outstanding meal. The food was delicious and the service was top notch.
Excellent restaurant. Great, great Food. ...
Excellent restaurant. Great, great Food. Fantastic foie gras and also the lamb. Corkage fee - 55 dollars. Perfect service.
Outstanding in Everyway
The food was absolutely outstanding. My wife and I were visiting NYC for our tenth anniversary and Gotham was the perfect dinner experience. The service was also amazing and the price was very reasonable.
My favorite restaurant; excellent food; ...
My favorite restaurant; excellent food; superior service; great ambiance; great size and location; I would highly recommend to anyone and will continue to dine at Gotham each and every time I'm in New York City.
Great dinner but don't rush us
Could not hear waiter. We were a group of five. It wasn't just me. Also, we were pressed to get our order in, even though we were a few minutes early for our 9pm res. We didn't need the push
Good service, tasting and fast.
The place is large with tables each other making the place very energetic.The food for example ,the burger was delicious! and the tuna tartar a good experience.if I am close to that place definitely will be my first option.
Again top classe!
Since many years my favourite Restaurant in NYC. Great food perfectly presented and a excellent service makes every visit to en event. Specially recommend for fish cooked to perfection. One little negative point for this time: the daily special dessert was definitely too big and heavy for 2 persons. We hardly could eat half.
Exquisite. Superb food, great and attent ...
Exquisite. Superb food, great and attentive service. Pricey but the food is worth it.
For 30 (?) years, absolutely and consist ...
For 30 (?) years, absolutely and consistently the finest dining experience in New York.
I had the lunch prix fixe. Great deal for the price. the waitstaff was attentive and the food was delicious.
a New York Classic
I used to dine at the gotham bar & grill 30 years ago as a 30 year old New Yorker. still a gorgeous setting... great service. great noise control. great neighborhood. good to okay food. expensive. wonderful memories. go at least once in your lifetime.
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