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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Gotham Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
732 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (503)special occasion (483)romantic (273)great for lunch (245)notable wine list (243)neighborhood gem (239)good for groups (135)hot spot (109)vibrant bar scene (78)great for brunch (50)late-night find (31)scenic view (16)kid-friendly (10)great for outdoor dining (5)Show More
  • Good food for a great food price
    lizatee
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I enjoyed a very nice dinner with really very good food and attentive service during the meal. I do think not all entrees are equal... My striped sea bass was tasty, but I would suggest overpriced for its quality - the accompanying vegetables and sauce being more interesting and flavorful than the rather ho-hum fish. I was most disappointed that for my 8pm reservation, we were not seated until 8:30pm, and that when we tried to split the bill 1/3 and 2/3 the check was brought to us incorrectly several times before we got it right (not a huge problem, but given the price...).
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  • A disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Gotham Bar & Grill is a favorite of our and we go there frequently, but a recent visit for lunch in October found that they were out of Campari at the bar (couldn't someone run around the corner and buy a bottle?) had "run out" of pappardelle on the Prix Fixe menu where it was one of just three choices. Our waiter seemed very nervous and unsure of himself, which is quite a difference from the typically high level of experience and service we've encountered with servers over the past 10 years there. We hope that this was just an isolated experience as this is one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    wineguy1982
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    After a five month absence we returned on Saturday. We were led to our favorite table without requesting it. They remembered. Every morsel of food was the finest example of what that food should taste like. Tuna tartare, risotto with white truffles, ricotta tortellini and the fantastic flowerless chocolate cake. No other chocolate dessert will ever top it. The wine director Heidi is so friendly and helpful. She puts the dining experience on another level with her warm professionalism. She is a big asset to the restaurant. Joseph the matre de greets with a warm welcome and checks back to make sure all is well. While so many other restaurants have slipped in quality. Gotham Bar and Grill is "The Finest Restaurant in New York City."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent food and ambiance. The interior is beautiful. the presentation of food was exquisite. waiter was polite, knowledgeable and nice. we had a great experience. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Aging well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I hadn't been to Gotham in quite a while; it seemed less like a hot spot, with multiple tables with kids, all well behaved, and the look of yesterday fabulous. But the food was still architectural and as good as always, and I am going right back just a few days later. I missed you, Gotham!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • One of the best
    Steve
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Overall tops. Great meal, wines and service. I cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellence
    Headliner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Polite attention.. Knowledgable wait staff. Food was attractively plated and delicious --cooked to requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I Love The Gaham Bar & Grill
    JohnDennis
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Super spot to dine for lunch or dinner. When speaking with reservations, both Chad and William are very pleasant, and helpful. Great ambiance. Delicious food. Beautifully presented. Chocolate cake is sinfully delicious. Very good service. I look forward to a return soon. I always recommend "The Gotham" to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I hadn't asked for a particular table but we were seated in a corner which was perfect - could see all but could also be very private. Delicious martinis, food and wine and the service was great. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gastronomic Delight
    noodleman
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    A last minute reservation to celebrate a birthday became an exquisite gastronomic event at Gotham. This is our fourth time eating at the restaurant. My favorite champagne was chilling and our corner table had a perfect view of the restaurant. My starter of burrata, roasted peppers and arugula was delicious however I would have liked to have tasted more burrata and less pepper. My husband had the foie gras which was delectable and melted in your mouth. We had the miso marinated black cod and the New York Strip with the lightest onion rings. Dessert was a lovely chocolate cake with a candle of course! My only disappointment – the breads were too dense and a bit dry. Mark mixes a mean martini. All the staff were accommodating and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect tailoring
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Like a fine cut suit, my experience was a perfect fit: gracious welcome, very good table for talking, wonderful quinoa/kale salad, perfect hake and a tiny dessert (good for dieters like me). The server was friendly but not overbearing, attentive and helpful. A perfect lunch. Forgot how much I liked the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous Food!
    StrawberrySurf
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We ordered the fixed lunch menu and the dishes were just gorgeous! Both in presentation and taste. It was such a joy to dine in Gotham. The kale quinoa salad was a burst of boldflavour and texture; the crisp hake was a wonderful marriage of crispiness at the outside, perfectly cooked centre and the creamy curry vinaigrette. Wonderful. Service was very charming too. Highlyy recommeded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good restaurant, service too fast
    JohnandKath
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A good restaurant with interesting food but the pace of the service spoiled our evening. For the prices charged one expects dining to be an occasion rather than refueling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost perfect
    DickVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If it weeren't for the "Nothing is Perfect" axiom, Gotham would get that label.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW !!!
    meekaVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My porkchop & my wife's steak was mind blowing. Each bite we took of our meals our eyes rolled in the back of heads (lol) , very good wine list to compare with anything u choose on the dinner menu. Will definitely be back real soon
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better if it was a little warmer
    AnExpatWifeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had dinner here on a Friday evening and it was completely packed. We had a nice table next to the bar which is slightly raised so you can get a good view of the other diners and more importantly what they are eating. The downside of this was that I was in direct line of the air-conditioning so spent most of dinner wearing my jacket. I have no idea why everywhere in the USA has to be so cold. If its too cold to enjoy dinner without a jacket - well its TOO COLD !! The rest of the review and pictures is at http://www.anexpatwife.com/the-restaurant-blog/gotham-bar-and-grill-new-york-city
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always a great experience
    Shadydog
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server Nicole was outstanding food was great we will be back
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsab
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and our waiter are what made this restaurant such a great experience. She was excellent, and the food was beyond expectation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvgdfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always have had a wonderful experience at gotham. Excellent service and food!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Phddeb
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My Husband and I enjoyed a five star evening at Gotham Bar and Grill last Saturday night. Food and wine was to die for!!! The absolute BEST kale salad I have ever had...kudos to the chef. We will return our next trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • Superb, always
    Luci
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Simply put, one of the best restaurants in NYC. Year after year, it never loses a step. Atmosphere is comfortable and elegantly casual. Service is attentive and friendly. Food is delicious with great presentation. Our server, Delilah, was nothing short of terrific. Been here several times, and can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Outstanding food and service
    mmostad
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was my first visit to Gotham Bar and Grill and I will definitely return. The food was outstanding. We ended up sharing a first, second, third and dessert and each dish were served beautifully prepared on separate plates. The third, duck with foie gras, was probably one of the best dishes I have ever tasted. We asked for wine recommendations and our waiter picked out a perfect selection to reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • disappointing dinner experience
    Anna
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    dinner for two, about usd 300. unfortunately did not find the restaurant to be the same standard and consistency as other michelin one star restaurants. taste, display and texture did not offer any surprises, one can find the same with better price elsewhere. 28 day aged stake was excellent, gotham chocolate cake good but one of the two pieces of lamb in the lamb rack dish was chewy and liver tasting and the dish was just not worth the 50 usd. also burrata salad had strange mismatch of tastes, overwhelming sundried tomato that didnt allow the great and subtle taste of mozzarella to be enjoyed. having visited several michelin one stars in NY and in Europe would unfortunately not return to gotham and definitely didnt find value for the money.
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  • Set lunch
    Gibjane
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The 3 course set price lunch is very good value in this up market restaurant, with small but tasty portions of delicious food. The beautiful room is spacious, quiet and comfortable, and the service is superb. A must when I visit Manhatten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed!!
    Deenalucia
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I planned a dinner party for 6 of us. 3 of us were vegitarians and 3 not. I was so upset to find out (after we had all decided what we wanted) that the vegetarian tasting menu is only possible IF everyone at the table orders it. Had I known that I would never have gone there. After being to many restaurants in the city that offer both veggie tasters menu and meat alike, (per se, blue hill) not having both options is just ridiculous. We even asked to split the tables which we couldn't! Having to discuss with a big group about what everyone was ordering was just exhausting!!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • ZMAN33VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great as usual! This place continues to present an elegant ambient with a sure thing in creative cuisine!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Seafood Salad
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I am so disappointed that they changed the seafood salad. It used to be an impressive salad that actually included greens. Now, it is a rather limp looking salad with no greens that tastes just ok. Also, this is a restaurant that should have gluten free offerings, at least GF bread.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • a meal to write home about...
    TheLatvian
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The seafood salad was, as usual, scrumptious, however, I still miss the previous presentation...the cocoon-like greens studded with seafood gems. The black cod converts certified fish-haters into lovers of seafood. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific evening!
    Debjeb
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    What a great place! The bartenders & waiters are friendly, service great and the food soooo delicious! A very nice evening all-around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    Happyat12e12
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My favorite restaurant. Delicious food, class and comfort. Best of all, terrific staff--friendly, welcoming, simply the best.
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still really good
    HHellerVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We haven't been to Gotham in a while but was greeted with "Welcome Back" which started the evening off wonderfully. The food was wonderful and we had a lovely evening with friends.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • ONe of the best in NYC
    redsquare32
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Gotham Bar and Grill never ceases to amaze. After 30 years, the food is incredible, the dining room supremely elegant and the service quietly attentive. The Hudson Valley seared foie gras is to die for!! I will keep coming back for the next 30 years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maintaining High Standards
    JJ1660VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Well prepared,creative dishes served in a beautiful setting is the hallmark of the Gotham Bar and Grill. That the restaurant maintains these high standards after its many years of operation is a result of a complete effort by all involved in providing the dining experience
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always "spot on"
    TonyaVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Hadn't been there for years for a lunch - just lovely from start to finish. I work in the neighborhood and will be back much more frequently!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fair experience!
    AviddinerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have been to Gotham many times and usually have an amazing meal and dining experience. However, Wednesday night was the first time we did not have an A+ meal- in fact, it was just fair! The service was very slow and not nearly as seamless as it usually is. It was just a fair meal and blah dining experience. I suppose everyone is entitled to a bad night- hopefully it will be as good as always next time we go!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gothamlicious
    LaurieposVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Understanding that my date & I had to leave at a certain time for a show gothams service was outstanding..quick but not rushed..delicious tuna tartare,beet salad and miso cod..everything split and shared with no problem..great dinner Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of town visitors
    Dizzy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I took my guests from New Zealand and Sth Africa to Gothan Bar and Grill to give them an authentic new York experience and they were not disappointed. Superb dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great quality food for a reasonable price. The portions were just enough to provide a filling meal by the end of the night. The only thing that left something to be desired was the dessert selection.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Magnificent again!
    SandraVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always excellent! We ate a delicious gazpacho soup and the branzino, also the tuna tartare and the delicious NY steak with the onion rings. All was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    kac923
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have had the good fortune of being able to dine at Gotham Bar and Grill many times over the last 20 years. It is consistently wonderful and, along with the usual favorites posted on the menu, Alfred Portale continues to bring to the table fresh innovative dishes with his "specials". It is why my family and I keep going back; it never disappoints. The maitre'd is always professional and accommodating as is the wait staff. It is a bit pricey but, for those who like fine dining, it is well worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic