Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant
Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant

Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gabrielsbarandrest.com/
  • Phone: (212) 956-4600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am; Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Wall
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Broadway and Columbus
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant
Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant is an owner operated Italian restaurant in NYC, conveniently located near Lincoln Center. We have served as a hotspot since December 30,1991 for some of the most powerful, influential people, ranging from the celebrities we all know and love to important politicians and business leaders.

We utilize only the freshest, finest ingredients to create each of our delectable dishes. We offer a vast selection of lunch and dinner options that are sure to please even the most discerning of palates. We also have an award-winning wine list, full bar selection, and delectable desserts to provide the perfect complement to your meal.
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Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (29)special occasion (21)great for lunch (12)romantic (10)good for groups (8)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Always wonderful!
    MLSyogiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been going to Gabriels for many years and we are never disappointed. It's perfect for pre-Lincoln Center or pre-Jazz at Lincoln Center. We had the special soup of the day (corn), lasagne and the scallops. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    BrooklynD
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food but it has gotten so pricey. the restaurant is dtill a lovely place but ridiculously overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gabriel's scores again
    tippi
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Never have had a bad time at Gabriel's! Party of four for lunch, everything great -- all staff, waits, perfect - friendly , informed. Crab cakes, pasta, excellent as always, loved the banquettes in this beautiful, spacious room. Check out their private little room for parties!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • charmant
    Newyorker
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Super Great service, fine food Quiet enough to talk Spacious enough to breath
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Find
    Bostonians
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Spacious, tasteful, excellent Italian food, charming waiters, marred by music noise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandra
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is fine Italian dining for grown-ups. Attractive room with tables spaced far enough apart that private conversations were possible. Superb location just off Columbus Circle. Just far enough off the beaten path not to be 'trendy'. I've had many business and board lunches there; enjoyed them all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A restaurant for grown-ups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Gabriel's seems to have been around forever and thank God for that. Its sophsticated Italian menu rings subtle changes on the classics and the food always satisfies and then some. The ambiance is sophsticated and the waiters take excellent care of you. I've eaten many business lunches here and had my birthday dinner here the other night, and Gabriel's was the perfect place for both purposes. Not by any means inexpensive , but I've never felt overcharged for the dining experience I had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Consistently (over decades) superb Italian fare, including some unusual menu items. Conveniently located near Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Comfortable Dining
    Judi
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our experience was that of a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, not stuffy. The staff was very attentive and the food tasty. The salmon was exceptional and the pasta always interesting. The wine selection was varied so there were many to choose from. A very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love2dinehere
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    One of our NYC favorites. Usually are there every time we are in the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    OK in all respects without being outstanding in any. Recommended for Restaurant Week lunch if you're in the neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant In NY!
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We've loved coming to Gabriel's for many years - a consistently amazing experience. We hosted an event for 28 people for a non-profit (Life Is Great Foundation) and the experience was beyond beautiful. Gabriel and his team are warm, generous and very professional, and every guest left feeling loved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Walking in, the restaurant smelled of disinfectant. Not very appetizing. In general the meal was good but not worth the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 'RESTAURANT WEEK'
    ORDINARY
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    RESTAURANT DID NOT USE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE ITSELF, MADE NO EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE CUSTOMERS TO RETURN. FOOD ORDINARY, CHOICES ON PRIX FIXE MENU FEW. EMPTY LUNCH-TIME CROWD. NOTHING SPECIAL.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinahVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our fish and pasta dishes were exceptional. We were very pleased with the service as well. We'll definitely be back!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabfoodseeker
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great lunch with old friends: delicious food, attentive and friendly service, and very comfortable surroundings. The choices on the Restaurant Week menu were excellent and very satisfying, which, in my experience, is not always the case.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We go to many restaurants in London- I went with my daughter (A university student) I lecture in Art History- we have travelled around the world, Very poor service- felt they didnt welcome us. waiter surly, while I was tasting the wine, he was checking his watch! The restaurant was half full, with an atmosphere of elderly sedateness... We were made to feel that as we werent elderly wealthy New Yorkers we didnt belong- something I never get going to equivalent restaurants in London!!! so what we were on the NT restaurant week offer- every customer should be treated with respect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Superb, interesting Italian fare near Lincoln Center.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go Gabriels!
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Amazing consistency over the years. Their cold soups in summer are the very best and pasta is always perfect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the expense
    tpdinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Our dinner at Gabriel's was merely average while the bill was breathtaking. For pre-theatre Lincoln Center, there are many better options for the cost including Boulud Sud. Even though the restaurant was quiet, the service was slow and erratic. Overall, a disappointing experience.
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  • consistent delight
    CC72VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very good food and service with an excellent track record over the years.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What dinner should always be
    TheatergoerVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Classy place for great food and great conversation. Service about the best you can find in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eatsout2VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was our first time at Gabriel's. We enjoyed everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite...
    Christine
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Gabriel's is my go-to restaurant for any time I want to meet a friend before the theatre, opera, or ballet at Lincoln Center. Always good, always a warm, inviting atmosphere. They have a new chef, who's doing some things well, while other things I miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Excellent service, wine and food! comfortable having a conversation and hearing each other. Close to office and Lincoln Center; not too crowded at certain times; good for lunch or dinner
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable meal
    BFSueVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Service excellent. Waiter knowledgeable and is attentive but yet lets you sit and relax. New menu is good. Had the pork tenderloin special which was very tasty and husband had the scallops which were also very tasty. Miss the ravioli zucca. Also, desserts still could be improved.
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  • Reliable Manhattan institution
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Relaxed table spacing reduces to noise to conversation level, and chairs are comfortable. Menu is quite varied and has vegetarian options. Preparation is reliably careful, dishes reminiscent of small Italian restaurants. Service is attentive and friendly without being officious or disruptive. We took old friends from South Asia and had a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great spot near Jazz at Lincoln ctr
    Janet
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was the second time my husband and I have eaten at Gabriel's, and we plan to return on our next visit to NY. The food and the service are wonderful, and the location is perfect for dinner before a jazz show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $32.00 for Lasagna
    NotavipVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The menu listed Lasagna as a house specialty, but did not list a price. My host ordered it; when it arrived it was a smallish portion, looked like reheated and flat and tasted rather mundane. When the bill arrived, my host thought that the waiter had made a mistake with the price and questioned it. He was told that this price "was in the system"; no interest was shown about his complaint. Very disappointing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gabriel himself is disappointing
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Restaurant tables cramped together. Requested another table + was told that "we need to pack 'em in. Rent is high". When I asked who this arrogant person was who I was talking to it was Gabriel. Set the tone for the evening. High rent should not be a customers issue. Take fewer reservations and avoid cattle like treatment. Service rushed. Different staff came over every 2 minutes to take order. Food mediocre. The new waitress from Tennessee was very sweet.
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  • Excellent Spot, Great service!
    GeofferwokVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    An ideal restaurant location for dinner near Lincoln Center. The hosting and wait staff is highly professional and wonderfully and quickly attentive. The food is also well above the typical "get'em in, get'em out" and pretentious "chef named" restaurants that surround Lincoln Center. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a pleasure to return....
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It's always a pleasure to return. If I lived in the neighborhood, I would be there 2 lunches and 1 dinner a week, for sure. Every dish is so fresh, delicious, with generous/gutsy flavors & well - cooked. One can feel the care and hospitality just beaming out. Super warm, not fawning, service. GREAT place to have a lunch meeting...and a wonderful place to relax with friends. Going to make a point of returning more often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Old reliable, stand by
    NYCGourmandVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Other than a smaller-than-it-needs-to-be grilled octopus appetizer, Gabriel's offers a nice neighborhood alternative to the excesses across the street at the Time-Warner mall of off-the-charts, expensive restaurants. High ceilings and a sense that you've entered something old and established, reasonably refined and cultured is what first strikes you as you walk in. Lamb chops were excellently prepared - although, also on the meager side in terms of 4 very thinly cut chops with a heaping tablespoon's worth of vegetable accompaniment - and pasta offerings pleased everyone. So, recommendations would be for the kitchen to put a little more fish and meat on the plate and not be quite so miserly given the very healthy bill at the end.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing consistency
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Gabriels has held to a very high standard for a long, long time. Never take this place for granted, there are always thinking and moving ahead, though always sticking to the best traditions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food in great location
    Deborah
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    gabriel's is an old favorite of mine. always an interesting menu. good food. nice wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No great shakes
    curmudgeon
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant is ok, but it's too expensive ($160 including tip for two: one appetizer, two plates of pasta, no dessert, one margarita and two glasses of wine)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Isn't it Delovely
    goodfood
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Warm room with enough modern touches to please old and young alike.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed with our annual visit.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was out 5th annual visit to Gabriel's and the food and wine sommelier gets 5 stars but the waiter was cold and snobbish. Totally different experience for us this year. We probably won't go back next spring.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey but never dissapoints
    Loyalist
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The new menu is a bit nouvelle but this is an A level restaurant. Everything is great and the presentation is as good as the food. Save room for desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • casual elegance; civilized
    civilizedcharmVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant. It is an oasis of casual elegance, old world charm; delicious fresh terrific italian food. The waiters are knowledgeable; the staff warm and owner Gabriel lovely. We are always happy to go here, and happy after our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet