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

Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gabrielsbarandrest.com
  • Phone: (212) 956-4600
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing consistency over the years. Their cold soups in summer are the very best and pasta is always perfect."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Very good food and service with an excellent track record over the years."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Classy place for great food and great conversation. Service about the best you can find in Manhattan."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at Gabriel's. We enjoyed everything we ordered."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "gabriel's is an old favorite of mine. always an interesting menu. good food. nice wine."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Warm room with enough modern touches to please old and young alike. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We have, when visiting NYC gone at least once, on Everyman trip. Never had a meal that sissapointed us. In general The staff Is very knockledgable and friendo y."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Excellent as always in all phases of the restaurant game. Wonderful, unusual preparations of Italian classics. One of the best places in the Lincoln Center area. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Perfect for pre-Lincoln Center dining. I've never had a bad meal there."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Lunch was fine, but the food is better at dinner -- more variety and better prepared. We like the ambiance because the noise level is moderate and we can hear each other without screaming across the table. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Gabriel's has been on our list for pre-theater dinners when we're attending events at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The food is good ranging from acceptable to very good. The service is also good. If you're going, go early as the restaurant is a default for many theater goers. Its best to beat the crowd. A 5:30 reservation is recommended for an 8:00 show."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been here before when the food was better. Appetizer was tasteless. Fish entree was only OK. Dessert was fair. Prices were too high for the quality of food. Dinner for 2 sharing one appetizer and one dessert with a half bottle of wine ($28) was $170. There are better restaurants in the Lincoln Center area if you want to spend that much."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This formerly superb Lincoln Center neighborhood restaurant has sadly fallen from its decades-long position at the top of the Upper West Side's restaurant list. Every aspect of the dinner was a disappointment, from the bread (no rolls, no butter, random slices of loaf ends) to the brusque, intrusive waitstaff, to the dessicated fish entrees that had clearly spent time under a heat lamp. The restaurant was half empty on a Saturday night. Very sad. Still a beautiful space, though."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "limited menu of delicious Italian dishes. The wine list is not extensive, but offers many good choices. Pricey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Every time I eat here it is a wonderful experience. The staff is helpful. food outstanding, ambiance great. The only downside is that it expensive, but I've often paid more and gotten less."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had an issue with the booking at the restaurant we initially wanted to dine; and we ended up having to find a good restaurant nearby in a rainy Saturday evening. Luckily just across the street and right after a theater crowd left, we've found this restaurant. There is nothing fancy about the decor and atomsphere, just functional and comfortable. To our surprise, the food was quite good for the most part. The entry risotto was on the saltier side, but very delicious. Medium-done lamb was on par with other restaurants alike. The day's special, a grill-chared seabass was a bit disappointing; it was overly chared and tasted bitter. Good deserts! The service was friendly in a relaxed and casual way."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went there before going to the opera. Although we had requested a romantic table, we got one near the door and the bar and it was chilly. However, the owner was very apologetic and paid special attention to us, even though we are not regulars. The food was great - not an extensive menu, but everything was very well done. Enjoyed the grilled octopus, one of the pastas, and the fish special."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "From the friendly reception as we walked in to the fond farewell we were given when we left, this was an enormously enjoyable evening. We lingered over coffee without a hint that we were overstaying, and between entrance and exit we were served some very delicious salads and entrees culminating with outstanding deserts! It was a terrific night out for two couples who had not seen each other in quite a while. The pasta bolognese: outstanding, the sea bass very nice but the al dente vegetables were too hard to manage on the plate. They looked pretty however. The pork sampler was appreciated but could have used some color on the plate. The tiramisu and gelato were a proper cap of self indulgence!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Always friendly, owner always greets customers. Food is very good, unfussy and staff is very friendly, professional and accommodating. Great option for Lincoln Center before or after dining."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great location opp Time Warner Centre. Very good service, tasty food. Friendly waiter Carl kept me entertained. Had rib beef.. it was melt in the mouth.. best rib ever tasted. Nice relaxed atmosphere.ene"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The quality of the food has slipped significantly. Unable to recommend it to anyone anymore."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My first visit to Gabriel's was a terrific experience. Food was very good, great ambiance and a unexpected treat was a noise level that actually allowed for conversation, without having to scream at the other person. Service was good, but the server seemed bored. Other than that, it was an excellent dining experience."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I am always impressed with their great food and service. Will continue to go."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I had let Gabriel's know that I was taking a friend to dinner and would like a nice table for the occasion. They noted it and gave us a great table, wished my friend a happy birthday, and when dessert arrived it was decorated in chocolate with a Happy Birthday message and a lighted candle. My friend was very pleased at the attention and consideration. Gabriel and his staff couldn't have been more considerate in making the "birthday gal" feel special. And, the "Porterhouse Pork" special was wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014