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Gotham Bar and Grill
Gotham Bar and Grill

Gotham Bar and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.gothambarandgrill.com
  • Email: reservations@gothambarandgrill.com
  • Phone: (212) 620-4020
  • 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: Contemporary American, 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment we stepped in we were treated with such friendliness and attentiveness. The food was superb! Foie Gras dishes are amazing as well as the sweet breads. Thank you Gotham!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Gotham is just one of those restaurants that never gets tired...it's always great food and great service, from the moment you walk in the door. Not pretentious, just very well run! This is a well oiled machine but with a huge personality. Thank you to everyone that makes the place fantastic..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Not the best value for money we can find out in NYC"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The dining experience was terrific. All aspects of the experience was "lovely"."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always a great ambiance in this chic restaurant. However, do not expect European Michelin star food."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "first and foremost our server was outstanding. He was charming and solicitous and very well informed. I had the black cod and it was outstanding. Melt in your mouth."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The Gotham always delivers a first-class dining experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Gotham is tried and true for a classic business lunch (or dinner). I recently went with a top business associate for lunch and, as always, the menu was fresh and had some interesting choices, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was conducive to having a meaningful conversation. Of course, it's always better when the company is paying!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The large space is energetic without being tooo noisy. Tthe food as always very well prepared and the Gotham choclate cake dessert is well worth the calories."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Had been maybe two years since our last visit, and if anything, Gotham is executing on an even higher level than at our last occasion. There is a reason why this dining room was packed on a Sunday after 30 years of business. Its service is unfussy but polished, its wine list comprehensive, its decor immaculate. But most important as always is the food, and that is where Gotham has refused to rest on its laurels. The restaurant retains its classic American style while continuing to evolve in gradual, appreciated ways. Its portions are a bit larger (though not unacceptably so), its style neither dated nor cutting edge. In my view, Gotham strikes a perfect balance between old and new; the picture of modern American elegance."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Enjoyable evening with an excellent waiter. Had fun trying different wines by the glass. Staff very attentive. We were not rushed despite a busy Friday night--over 2 hours of leisurely dining. My only critique is that the wine list is ourt of touch for most of us given the prices even at NYC expectations. It would be a lot better experience if they had a wine list with more affordable bottles. We see this done all the time even at top restaurants with Wine Spectator Awards. Even by the glass at $ 22 for a moderately good red is unfortunate and dulled the otherwise fine dining experience"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As always, one of New York's great dining experience. Superb."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The ambience was lovely and comfortable. The service was excellent. The meal was one of the best I ever had. Will return again when back in New York"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Been on the list to try for years and recently went to Gotham with my husband for our 10 yr anniversary of when we first met. The food was very very good but what really made the difference for us was the service. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and helped us choose some fantastic wines. He actually listened to what kind of wines we liked and even went to check on one bottle he didn't know as well, before giving us a great recommendation. I would also recommend to anyone eating here to try the tortellini starter, it was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I've been to Gotham several times and every time it doesn't disappoint. It's always a treat. The only complaint I had were the drinks were a little slow to come out but the restaurant was packed. It's definitely a great meal and venue."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "there is simply no finer restaurant in the city- a gem, a classic. Despite sampling the latest and greatest restaurants the city has to offer, we find ourselves returning to Gotham to enjoy the gold standard of everything a restaurant should be."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My recent visit for lunch was outstanding. Food was wonderful, service impeccable, ambiance great. Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "It was grand - had not been for a while and it is - if it is possible - better than ever"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Visited Gotham Bar & Grill during NYC Restaurant Week with a foodie friend. Such a lovely venue - light, classically elegant but modern. Service was very good. It was a very busy lunch but we didn't have to wait long for anything and questions and slight alterations to dishes were met with grace and a smile. The highlight of the salmon tartare starter was the avocado wasabi. Homemade pasta ragu dish had wonderful flavors and I was very happy but did have slight food envy when i saw the fish option. Couldn't go past the famous Gotham flourless chocolate cake and very pleased I didn't. It was outstanding! A great place to go anytime for any occasion."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Last Saturday four of us celebrated my brother's 60th birthday. Our reservation was for 9:00, and we were seated about 20 minutes late. We did not mind waiting because we were told some earlier reservations were delayed due to the rainstorm. The dinner was excellent from start to finish. I recommend several dishes including: lobster and short ribs, sea bass, rack of lamb and the veal. For chocolate lovers try the cake. If you are not a chocolate fan I suggest the apple tart for two. Let us not forget the attentive service and elegant surroundings. It is somewhat pricey, but for a special occasion why not? If possible try the lunch which will give you the same lovely experience without breaking the bank ."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is our fourth visit to Gotham Grill, as it has become a must at each of our visits too NYC. Still outstanding. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious but way TOO expensive. Maybe for a very special occasion. Drinks, including glasses of wine were $18+. Appetizers $20+ and entrees $40+ with one $100."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "wonderful central location for business lunches away from the midtown madness."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is fabulous, the service is outstanding. Highly recommend Gotham Bar & Grill, for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been going to Gotham Bar & Grill for many years (probably since it opened), and have never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently excellent. I also love the space (very civilized) and the noise level (quiet). Glad to see that they have brought back the special prix fixe lunch - at $36, it's a great value, with nice choices. Also like the fact that they offer several very good wines at $36/bottle. All in all, a delightful dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It just doesn't get any better than lunch at Gotham Bar & Grill. Equally perfect for business lunches or catching up with friends, this place just never disappoints. Wonderful wines by the glass -- very good quality and reasonably priced. Food is always top-notch and chef has a way of making sure that your palate is completely satisfied by the end of the meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had a family dinner, two eleven year old boys included. The meal was absolutely delicious. I am gluten free. The chef catered to my needs. I had the best halibut I've ever eaten. From the best kale salad to the freshest fish, savory tack of lamb, amazing risotto , all was beyond our expectations. Well worth the price and for NYC, it's not over the top."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "My wife and I made a lunch reservation to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had high expectations based on previous reviews. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Our waiter was particularly helpful with information about the wine choices. 12:45 proved to be a very good time to arrive for a quiet lunch. Every request was met and we would certainly visit again."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Although this restaurant has been around a long time it never fails to deliver. Portable isn't spending his time running around opening new boîtes. He is watching over his baby, and it shows. If you want great food great service and great ambience this is where you go...and continue to go"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Spectacular food in an elegant setting, service let down only by the rushed feeling from the waiter, which we ignored. Very expensive relative to the other top restaurants we have been to."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. I wish they would stop changing their dessert menu as things that we come back for are always gone (but we still find great new things to try). Servers a bit snooty, but overall, service is beyond reproach"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was good, but I think the service is the spotlight."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Very good meal. Beet and Goat Cheese salad was beautiful and delicious. Lamb was cooked perfectly. Would definitely return!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Recently tried Gotham for the first time....been back many times since. The food and service are second-to-none right now. No request was too much. From Joseph at the door, to Heidi with her amazing wine selection and Dan on service....all fabulous! Can't recommend Gotham enough."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, noise was not too bad, service good"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Gotham never disappoints. Great waitstaff, food and atmosphere. My daughter celebrated her 16th birthday here and requested we return this year for her 19th."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Incredible dinner. Great New York tradition. Outstanding service with the best meal I have had in a long time. Highly recommend for all."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Been here before many years ago for dinner. Tried lunch. Limited menu---but very good. Nice service and lovely setting."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This place is fabulous--meals are succulent and service is above the bar!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We brought 3 generations of a family for dinner. The 90 year old matriarch was floored by the soup and afterwards decided it was probably the best meal she'd ever had. That's saying something when you think of everywhere she's dined in her years. It was really exceptional food. Each element contributed but didn't overpower. There were surprises and comforts. We ordered from top to bottom. All courses and wine. Let me tell you, it was an arm and a leg (mostly because the prices on the wine list push the bill to the stratosphere), but darn, it was a dinner we will not soon forget."
    Dined on 3/21/2014