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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
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Food, service, and ambiance were perfect for celebrating 43rd wedding anniversary."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • " 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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Food remains amazingly good. Don't know how they do it. Congrats."
    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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Gotham Bar and Grill consistently comes through witha marvelous evening of fantastic food and great service in a pleasing venue! Bravo!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The service, from the moment you enter, was wonderful! The food Devine, the wine enchanting"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Always wonderful.Food, atmosphere, service impeccable."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Never fails. Over twenty years the quintessential manhattan ding room for foodies!"
    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."
    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!"
    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.""
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The perfect evening out in NYC! Everything was amazing. I am still thinking about how great the food was a week later! I had the Soft Shell Crab and my husband had the Duck with Foie Gras. The Foie Gras melted in your mouth and the duck was cooked to perfection. The service was perfect. Dishes were whisked away quickly but no one stood over us or made us feel uncomfortable. The decor and ambiance are well suited to celebrating a special occasion or romantic dinner but is also suitable for business groups etc. We definitely plan on returning to Gotham sooner rather than later."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Gotham is an oasis of loveliness-- it was fitting that we concluded Restaurant Week here because it really was a grand finale. The food was, as usual, wonderful. Especially memorable was the gazpacho: complex and tasty. Summer in a bowl. The desserts are a standout as well: the Meyer lemon pudding cake and the chocolate cake-- warm and rich-- are not to be missed. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We went there for restaurant week and while the restaurant was packed, the hostesses could have at least taken the time to smile or look friendly. Instead, we were greeted in a cold manner despite being perfectly on time. Nonetheless, the food was fantastic and their chocolate cake is one of the best I have ever had. Despite the poor service, I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "A gesamtkunstwerk! We were cosseted and made to feel welcome even though we came for the budget priced Restaurant Week menu. Not my first time but each time has been special."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excellent food. Went during restaurant week. Exquisitely prepared food that tasted delicious."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant for it's great prix fix for lunch we had a cozy corner table to start. They have reasonable priced wines at lunch which is considerate so we enjoyed a bottle with our delicious and affordable fancy lunch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "to find a "grownup" restaurant. Excellent food, service, ambiance."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We have had lunches and dinners here many, many times and it is always an excellent experience. Food, wine, service, etc. top of the list."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "NYC RW2014 summer lunch. House cured Atlantic salmon with dill horseradish cream was very tasty. Liked ratatouille and Nova Scotia halibut. Meyer lemon pudding cake was ok. Service was great and ambience indicated class of this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Outstanding experience from food and service and quality of restaurant. I will say sublime."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "It's hard to believe, but I have been going to this restaurant for 30 years. I can't believe that much time has elapsed, but the restaurant just seems to get better with age (like a fine wine, I suppose). I took my son here a few years ago when he was a freshman at NYU and we were on a mission to have lunch two or three times a month to catch up; since we were in NY, the rule was no restaurant twice. When I brought him the first time, he also fell in love with the place, and now it's almost ten years later, and it's our go-to place for dinner when we meet every three weeks or so to catch up."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Gotham is always a pleasurable dining venue. The service is excellent and the changing menu adds different palate sensations any time."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. Everything is always perfect, from the food to the service right down to the decor. Every dish I have tried is delicious. My favorite in Manhattan. Cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "It was a pleasure to dine at a restaurant with such delicious food and excellent service. I hope to return very soon."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed lunch at the Gotham Bar and Grill. A vibrant crowd at 1 pm and the glimplse of flowers in the courtyard add to the ambiance. The kale/quinoia salad was savory with reggio slices on top. The Halibut entree was sweet. The pasta dish or orecchiata and chicken sausage was not as plentiful in portion and was somewhat lacking in flavor. Both desserts, chocolate cake and meyer lemon pudding cake were excellent. Great job on the Aperol spritz apperitif! Thanks for an interesting lunch!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014