Gotham Bar and Grill
Gotham Bar and Grill

Gotham Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gothambarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 2126204020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:15pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm

    The restaurant is wheel chair accessible but please note the restrooms are located downstairs.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Alfred Portale
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave + University Place
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are numerous parking garages located in the neighborhood, including a parking garage across from the restaurant.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Gotham Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
761 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (525)fit for foodies (498)romantic (303)notable wine list (266)great for lunch (258)neighborhood gem (253)good for groups (139)hot spot (126)vibrant bar scene (73)great for brunch (66)late-night find (33)scenic view (25)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Among the best dining experiences
    DClocals
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We chose Gotham Bar and Grill to celebrate our 15th anniversary, and the experience was among the best we have had. The food and service were impeccable; the ambience was also fantastic. Thank you for an experience we will not forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of NYC
    VinoVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Truly exceptional in all regards. Certainly one of best restaurants in NYC and one of my favorites. Hits all of the right notes - highest quality in all areas, food, decor, service, sophistication without pretense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my lady friend here for her birthday. We had a lovely evening. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Restaurant!
    ContessaVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Gotham Bar and Grill has it all- excellent food, perfect service and delightful atmosphere. On a recent visit to celebrate my birthday, intended to try something new, but I had to see if the kale and quinoa salad and the soft shell crabs were as delicious as I remembered. Yes! My husband tried the tortellini that were filled with pureed corn and garnished with corn and other ethereal delights. It is a dish to swoon over. Their famous chocolate cake is not to be missed- warm, dense chocolate, with salted caramel ice cream. We took our servers suggestion and ordered the key lime tart for two. It was perfect in all ways, tart and sweet with baked meringue and a cookie crust. It could serve five to six people, but we ate the entire thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Overall an excellent night out. No complaints. Great value . Good wines. Great buzz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timers
    lac59
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time dining here. Food was excellent. As well as the service. Also, the restaurant couldn't have chosen a better person to be maître de. Personable as well as accommodating. Just the kind of person you want greeting you as you arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I would just suggest not sitting along the banquets in the middle of the room. I was bumped and had waiters leaning over me to talk to patrons to the next table, constantly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was delicious , the service is gracious, and the atmosphere is very good. We shared the tuna tartare and the hamachi sashimi as appetizers. My main course was the miso glazed cod. All was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Merf
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I'll be back for sure! I would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice and good experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went there under friend's recommendation. Everything was perfect; welcoming, food explanation, wine recommendation, service,...I'll thanks my friends for the evening we spent in your place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Plenty of people talk about the best restaurants in Manhattan - I think it ends with Gotham. I've been there many times over the years, and this last visit - to celebrate two important events - was beyond excellent. My wife and I were in awe of each plate, not to mention a random wine we picked from the list. From start to finish, the service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything Perfect
    ase1707VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The Gotham Bar and Grill is that perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience. The decor, food and service is even better than one should expect from one of the fine restaurants in New York. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our waiter Jeff was unfriendly and unattentive--board earring rude. He did not refill our wine glasses, check on our how our meal was, nor did he offer us a dessert menu. Additionally, Jeff insisted we order our main courses with our appetizers even though we requested a few additional minutes. I have been to Gotham several times and expected the same level of service I normally receive. Needless to say I was very disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    meekaVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went for the lunch the other day an burger & fries was very good. Never had a burger were its oozing with juice , beautiful decor as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kimmy8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. We were recommended by a friends and it didn't disappoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never ceases to amaze
    PickyEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the world's great restaurants. Others may get more hype but few are better: after decades Alfred Portale's gem consistently performs at highest level. Complex elegant dishes with the essence brilliantly captured for each ingredient with delicious and often fanciful interplay among the components. Nothing "heavy". Great wine pairings if you want to spring for that. We had the extraordinary vegetarian tasting menu---clearly proudly featured on the menu. No dish was short of exceptional: order what you wish for, even if you've had it recently and be glad you did. Price handleable with 3 courses and generous pours---and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gotham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My first visit, great service, wonderful entrees (halibut and black cod), just a great place to eat fir a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy at last
    happyatlast
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant met every criteria needed to enjoy the best of everything in ambience, food and service. Each food selection was worth more than the price on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular food
    BKline
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    By far the best food in the city. A wonderful experience. The service was over the top. Never had a dry glass or without continual pampering as needed. Not to much mind you. Excellent staff training as if they all owned the Resturant. I would recommend that every one try it. The prices were better than other so called high in restaurants. Great value, Great Food, Great night. Thank ou for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    BigEfromBigEasy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The service was professional yet personable. Very pleasant demeanors while assisting us. I don't usually order chicken at fine dining restaurants but the chicken dish was simply delicious. The flavors of all if our dishes very savory. And the dessert we shared was just the right end to a fabulous meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food, service, and ambiance were perfect for celebrating 43rd wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Sunday night dinner
    Watts
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Every dish was excellent and impeccably prepared. My dining guest and I were able to easily split the bill and pay at the table with the PayPal mobile app. That was a nice touch to an already perfect experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Dark Night
    WestSideFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our second visit to this restaurant, the first being 1.5 years ago. The environment has somehow lost some charm and character. We think this had a lot to do with how dimly lit the room was. Our first visit, we were at the street windows, and truly enjoyed the energetic setting. This time, we were in the middle of the back half of the room, towards what is a nice windowed wall, but the low lighting sucked some of the energy away. Food (which included fish, feathered, and four-footed representatives) was well-prepared. Will come back, but seek seating near the front of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I choose Gotham over le Bernadin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My new fav in NYC. Wine list - wow! Even by the glass. Food!! We shared 8 courses. Raspberry soufflé was parfait. Must have a res. Famous people sighted. NYU neighborhood. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    esdf
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Not a flawless meal... my chicken was just fine. But other plates were fabulous, especially the lobster. Great cocktails and wine list. Wonderful service. Overall, a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Runner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The restaurant was very good. Would have liked a better table since a reservation was made in advance. We were seated next to a "post" and it was a bit uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gotham
    dktrdVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Never lets you down. The food is perfection. Incredibly concentrated flavors in such perfectly-sized portions. Service great. Room great. I'd say the perfect restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after all these years
    tdkNYCVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food remains amazingly good. Don't know how they do it. Congrats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappoint at the Gotham B & Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    For a 70 plus lunch, I expect great service, decent portions and Gotham provided neither. I had to hail down my waiter for everything. The Prix Fixe Lunch was not a deal. The entree, was an over cooked 2X2 square of dry, sticky halibut. Try the appetizer beet salad instead. The gazpacho was excellent, the wine great. But the dessert were three tiny pellets the size of a tablespoon each. I ordered a second appetizer and then headed off to the bakers since I didn't feel full at all. The service was lackluster. Hanjan and Bar Boulud had better food and better deals. And for a advanced reservation, they sat me in a crowded, dark park of the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a wonderful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Gotham Bar and Grill consistently comes through witha marvelous evening of fantastic food and great service in a pleasing venue! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clients and friends
    DharperVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The service, from the moment you enter, was wonderful! The food Devine, the wine enchanting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When is Gotham not Wonderful? Never
    BigFanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Totally outstanding in every way. Food, service, wine list and, somehow it matters to say, value (enjoyment, satisfaction, ambiance) to price is always in the guest's favor. Please, if you know what 'GOOD' is, get yourself there! xxab
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    Emma
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always wonderful.Food, atmosphere, service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    ppppVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Gotham "Grill" & for some reason, they just couldn't get my entrée, Rack Of Lamb, cooked the way I like it, which was Med Rare. I don't believe I was being unreasonable or it was out of the ordinary requesting med rare. First, it arrived medium done. Ok, it happens, I was just a tad disappointed. Second time, it arrived like baaa baaa rare. Now, it's getting ridiculous & frustrating but still kept my cool and smile nicely to my server. My server's reaction to the rareness of the rack of lamb was pretty much the same as mine. Third time, the rack of lamb arrived & instead of giving me a new dish, they simply recooked the lamb. It was pretty bad & doneness was still off. Also, by that time, the accompaniments were flat/lukewarm.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gotham
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Knowledgeable wait staff; great food and service. Was pleased that they remembered when I mentioned it was a birthday celebration and they brought out a very nice dessert! They actually noted who was celebrating despite it being a large group and an off hand mention of who was celebrating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As a jaded New Yorker this remains on the top of my list of favorites. The food and service are great with a friendly staff. The ambience is outstanding with an upbeat feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Never fails. Over twenty years the quintessential manhattan ding room for foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Highly recommend!
    Livelife
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    All food that were served that day was very delicious. We were really blown away by the food and would love to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for spoiled foodies
    spoiltfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We were treated with the best table, the friendliest hosts, an excellent table (giving the ability to converse without shouting) and last but not least, delicious food (main course Portobello+). We were in no way treated like restaurant-week adventurers, which we were. I'll be back again shortly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great restaurant.
    JIJIVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed restaurant week's menu at lunch. The food and service was excellent. Would recommend this restaurant - lovely ambience."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.