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
Gotham Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
740 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (511)fit for foodies (495)romantic (293)notable wine list (254)great for lunch (251)neighborhood gem (246)good for groups (135)hot spot (124)vibrant bar scene (73)great for brunch (59)late-night find (29)scenic view (25)kid-friendly (10)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • great food
    pauloVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I eat at the best restaurants worldwide, and there are few places where everything is perfect. This is one of them.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely but pricey...
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I really love Gotham. It's lovely, great service, good food, pleasant setting... but it has gotten a bit too pricey for the experience (in my opinion). Dinner for 3, one course and one glass of wine per person... and the bill was $240 (including 20% tip). It was a nice evening out... but there are so many other choices more reasonably priced. It may be a while before we return, but only because of the cost, not because of the service. : /
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • always excellent
    tasty
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to Gotham Bar and Grill many times. Always excellent food and service. It is a little loud but not obnoxious. You will not go wrong at the Gotham
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BoogieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not the friendliest of wait staff. Waitress had attitude, not informative on dishes and didn't respond positively to questions on wine pairing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special place for special occasion
    dharr0108
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Gotham Bar and Grill has a diverse menu, offering something for varied tastes. And everything tasted so good! There were four of us, each ordering different appetizers and entrees, and as we sampled each others dishes, it was all excellent. Nice selection of wines, as well. The service was knowledgable and attentive, without being intrusive. It was a lovely (albeit expensive) evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything a restaurant should be!
    Beds24
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our dinner at Gotham was nothing short of spectacular! From the moment we walked in and were greeted, to our entire dining experience. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and not the least bit overbearing. The service was very professional but not snooty at all and the food was amazing. My husband and I were there to celebrate our Anniversary and at the end if the meal the waitress brought a dessert out with a lit candle in it and quietly congratulated us without bringing attention to the table. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still NY's finest restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I celebrated my First Wedding Anniversary here. And my 20th. And birthdays and special events throughout the years. Consistently fantastic, perfectly cooked food in a calm atmosphere with space between the tables and warm, non-fussy service. Gotham Bar & Grill is still NY's finest restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding service!!
    Shishi
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We seat by window by 4 friends, the service was amazing and the 28 days steak was fantastic!! Will strongly recommend to friends.
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    kid-friendly
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  • Consistently impressive
    cookie17VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We dine at Gotham Bar & Grill because luckily my husband works in the neighborhood and it's very convenient. Above all, it's a special place. The menu is inventive and the food is always delicious. They are accommodating to alter items for picky eaters (even adults!). I always order the chicken (less the mushrooms) and it's sumptuous. I don't know anyone with whom I've eaten there who's ever had a disappointing meal. The service is top notch. I would recommend when seeking an elevated dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another fantastic dinner
    amcc
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We just had our 30th wedding anniversary dinner at the Gotham, and as always, the whole experience was amazing. Incredible food - had the foie gras and the cod entree, and they were both excellent - along with impeccable service, wonderful environment. One of my NYC favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Ambiance
    michiganreviewer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This upscale but not pretentious restuarant has energy but you can easily hear and have a conversation at your table. The service was excellent -both attentive and helpful in describing the dishes. Both my date and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We shared a perfectly prepared risotto. I had the Black Cod and she had the softshell crab. Both were excellent. Make sure to save room for chocolate cake - it was surprsingly light with a real cocoa flavor and not too sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    First courses were outstanding, and my wife's lamb and son's steak were likewise. My steak, however, was noticeably inferior- my wife noted immediately that it looked different. While adequately cooked, it was gristly throughout. The waiter evinced no interest in the significant amount of uneaten steak on my plate, and basically grunted when I said that the cut of meat was poor. I assume that this happened because I ordered the meat well done. This seems short sighted, regardless of how professionals feel about meat ordered well, given that we now won't return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and service
    foodlovers
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We love the Gotham Bar and Grill. The food is fantastic. The wine list is amazing. Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chipped paint on the wall behind us
    timmmykVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Terrine was dry. Paint was chipped on the wall directly behind my husband - they really could have taken 5 minutes at the end of the previous night to touch up. Service was very good but a tad too pleased with themselves. Steak was excellent. TOO expensive for what we received.
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  • JACK
    jackVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had the best sweetbreads I ever had. Everything was first class. Food and service were near perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love the place
    susanna
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Second time at Gotham Bar an Grill, second time extremely pleased. this time around, a perfect birthday lunch for my husband!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nola
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fantastic in every way. Very friendly and attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Gotham,
    Bunny
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Welcome back! That's how I was greeted and I have not been to New York since last December! And then everything was perfection! The food is absolutely wonderful and the presentation alwYs gorgeous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BetsyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent service. Foie gras appetizer was great. I ordered the pork chop which was dried out so I sent it back. I then ordered the rack of lamb (my husband had also ordered the rack of lamb) which was delicious. We split the Gotham chocolate cake. It was not what I expected as it was more of a mousse cake and I expected more of a ganache cake. The dinner was very good overall, and our server Dan was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the BEST
    DeDeVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Outstanding! Still as good as it was when it first opened. Al Portale you are the most talented chief round. Such a well run restaurant. FIRST CLASS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the Best
    inwoodart
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Gotham Bar and Grill continues to be one of the most excellent eating establishments in New York. We have been going there since the late 1980s, and every time we have been blown away by how good the food is and how imaginative the menu is. The staff is very friendly and informative, and all is presented in the most professional way. For us it really is the benchmark by which all over restaurants get judged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    kwerf
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I had the miso black cod and it was excellent. The kale and quinoa salad was also very delicious. They were very helpful picking out a good bottle of wine. It was pricey but I don't mind paying when you get good food and service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    LindajwinkVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    A very extensive lunch menu, in addition to the summer greenmarket prix fixe, and everything was spot on from both menus. We especially enjoyed four desserts including sorbets, chocolate cake, a deconstructed peach cobbler, and one I can't remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb, as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The finest meal in NYC!! Exceptional food, wonderful menu and incomparable service! gets better every year...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh!
    BradVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    $300 for a meal that could be duplicated for half the price at many places in Manhattan (Commerce comes to mind). Service was spotty, food was hit or miss - a med. rare served medium, duck cold and fatty. Again, I'm factoring in the price as well as the ABSURDLY awarded Michelin star. If the meal had been $160, it would have boon OK. My only thought is that we went Sunday evening - maybe they only have their B team working then? Even the desert was cold and boring (was supposed to be warm) and our tea came with enough water for half a cup. Easily rectifiable if only we could have gotten our waitresses attention, which we did, 12 minutes later. Bottom line: we left feeling slightly greasy and very disappointed.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience.
    loveslife
    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
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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    steve
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best Duck Dishes!
    amzmanVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Came here to celebrate a few different events, a Birthday, an Anniversary, and a recent graduation. The four of us ordered different dishes to share amongst one another including a couple of appetizers, bottle of Rose and a few glasses of wine, etc... The Duck by far was one of the best dishes, the steak and Lamb dish was just ok as I've had better and the Soft Shell crab was decent; interesting and new as I've never had or experienced the size portion of some of the soft shell crabs in the dish. It's quite expensive to eat here but at the end of the day for all the food and drinks we enjoyed it turned out to being $150 per person which seemed reasonable.
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  • 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.
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    special occasion
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  • 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
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  • Great place!
    Merf
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I'll be back for sure! I would definitely recommend it!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice and good experience!
    Girlfriendstrip
    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in NYC
    BrianWVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible service
    Willy25VIP
    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.
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    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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.