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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
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was absolutely perfect. Worth the price when your are rady to splurge For vegetarians the offerings are very slim but after consultation with the chef, they did accomodate our one vegetarian. There is a very very nice five course vegetarian meal but it doesnt make sense because everyone at the table has to order a five course meal for the vegetarian to be able to get it because otHerwise 'it makes the service hard to coordinate'. The restaurant either needs to make more veg choices or acoomodate by bringing out the veg flight in three tranches. The ice cream portions with the meal are only two bites. Too bad because it was so good."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Don't expect a bargain dinner, but if you're going to drop $100-$200 per person you can't do much better than Gotham. The only way to stay at the lower end of that range is not to have wine (and who wants to do that?). The food was spectacular, and the wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Known as one of the City's best restaurants for a reason."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Cooked to perfection and well balanced. I really enjoyed it. The wine was not that great (French wine)."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Since the mid-eighties my friends and I have frequently dined at Gotham Bar and Grill and never been disappointed. Always the most delicious meals, and several times I had birthday parties of 8 people to celebrate at this special American cuisine "temple." A some-what older friend (I am 79) would visit from San Francisco (a place of outstanding restaurants as well) and insist that we eat at Gotham for their signature Rack-of-Lamb dinner--that would always send her into rapture. Always a winner: no matter what one would select--and choices were not easy, as one really wanted to eat one of everything on the menu! Gourmands from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, not to mention Buffalo and Doha, Qataar, were delighted by entrees that were tasty."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Even though we have not been here in years, during a recent visit to NYC, we scheduled a lunch. It was a great lunch; it was quiet, exclusive and the food and service were outstanding. It had not changed. Highly recommend GB&G!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Had lunch here with a friend this week.Our waiter introduced himself, then disappeared for 20 minutes. I had to ask another waiter to get him. He didn't check on us at all after he took our orders. He was going around the other tables talking & heard him tell a couple that he is told often that he looks like Ferris Bueller & that there was a precocious group of kids that came in & only ordered desserts. It was inappropriate to talk about other patrons out loud when he had other tables to attend to, & it took awhile to take our orders. Once we finished our lunch, he was nowhere to be found again, & we had to ask a busser to bring us our check. Food was so good, but the service, or lack thereof, ruined my dining experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great service! Very classy! The risotto was great!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Have been here many times before and have always had a great dining experience. Sashimi was fantastic and service is solicitous without being overbearing."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It's lovely inside, gorgeous view out to beautiful garden, high ceilings, has a wonderful spacious feel. Great food. On trend but not trendy, lovely to look at, of course, and delicious. Would recommend for anyone, anytime, business or pleasure. A longtime fave."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wine list help is Terrific Put yourself in Kristen's hands you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Congratulations on keeping the high standards for quality and service for so many years."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 36th anniversary at GB&G this week, our 7th in a row here. Everything was excellent. The $34 Garden Menu cannot be beat for quality and value. This is our favorite NYC restaurant."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Every time I visit NYC one of my toughest decisions is deciding where to eat with all the amazing options. I chose Gotham for a dinner for a Group of 6 and wowed everyone. Every morsel of every food choice was amazing! We ended up with 6 different entrees and no one was disappointed. These included the soft shelled crab, NY steak, lamb, black cod, branzino, and pork chops. The beet salad and foie gras were awesome as well. The service was great as well."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A coworker introduced me to Gotham over 25 years ago when I was a newly trained cook and culinary school grad. After all of these years of trying new restaurants in NYC, Gotham is the restaurant I return to again and again for its consistency and innovation, excellent food and service. I love this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We sat outside July 4th weekend...Service was excellent. Ordered cold seafood shrimp and clams...one of the best ever. Ordered small plates(enough to share) Sea Bass for the main entree excellent! Definitely will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I thought it would be much better. I wanted my sons to experience something very unique, maybe I expected too much ... Food was good but not amazing. The kitchen must be very organized and efficient as our 3 courses came out very fast, a little too fast maybe. All in all it was a pleasant dining experience with a hint of let down."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Service was excellent without pretention. Elegant but relaxed environment and excellent food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best dinner on our visit to NYC. Veal, fois gras, Kampachi, risotto and crab dishes were all very good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We explained what kind of wines we like, and the wine the waiter recommended to us was perfect. I really appreciated his knowledge. We went the restaurant for our wedding anniversary. It had attentive, but not intrusive service style, so we really enjoyed the dinner there."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had great meal some of the dishes were really good and a couple of them where inspiring. Great service and even better wine service there is a reason why this place has been there for so long"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had another great meal at Gotham Bar and Grill. It never disappoints. It is pretty, well managed, the food looks artistic on the plate and tastes delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Gotham is a very comfortable high end restaurant. It is similar in style to Gramercy Tavern. I think we liked it just a touch more than Gramercy. The service, food and ambiance were very good. The manager kept walking by and singing and humming under his breath .... that was annoying for a $350 dinner."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I lived in NYC for many years and Gotham was a favorite restaurant, so it was a special pleasure to bring my family here for lunch on our recent vacation. The daily Greenmarket prix fixe menu was an economical choice yet each dish we chose had the same exceptional quality and presentation I would expect from any dish served at Gotham. We enjoyed everything we ordered, and it was delightful to me to be able to introduce my children to such a wonderful dining experience. Whenever we return to the City, we will be certain to include lunch at Gotham Bar & Grill as a must-do event. Thank you Alfred and staff, you continue to do a superb job!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We went to Gotham a few times in the past several years and had fond memory of it. Unfortunately, this last visit did not live up to our expectation. The waitress was indifferent at best. My question about a drink was met with a condescending answer. The greens in my partner salad was bitter. He ate less than half of it and no one asked if anything was wrong with it. During the main course, she didn't ask how we liked the food but asked instead if we wanted anything else. Since I ordered a prix fixe lunch, she already took my desert order at the beginning. She didn't come back to ask my partner if he wanted any desert. She didn't ask us if we wanted coffee or tea either. The food was mostly still good but the overall experience was lousy."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Was in the city with my son for a college tour at Columbia --- and we had an outstanding father/son dinner. Service, food, and wine were absolutely perfect. A very nice evening all around."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Gotham Bar and Grill enjoys an excellent reputation that they have earned over the years by providing excellent food with fine professional service in a gorgeous restaurant. My wife and I had a wonderful dinner here. I started with the tuna tartare and it was served chilled on a bed of thinly sliced cucumbers with a tangy, but not overpowering sauce. My wife oped for a salad that she enjoyed. For our main courses my wife had the halibut the she raved about and I had the crispy soft shelled crabs that were served with a spicy sauce. It was perhaps the best that I have ever had. We split a key lime tarte for dessert and that was the perfect ending to a memorable meal. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but it's worth the money."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Everything we ordered at this restaurant was absolutely delicious. The foie gras was some of the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Superb food and ambience. Very good service. Well worth the high price, which is not always the case with NYC "institutions"... This one really lives up to all the hype."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "WHILE MY CLIENT IS HAVING DINNER, GOTHAM BAR AND GRILL ATTEMPTS TO CALL ME (WHILE I'M SLEEPING) TO INFORM ME THAT MY ORIGINAL CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FAX WHICH WAS SENT TO THEM ON THURS IS NOW INELIGIBLE THEREFORE MY CLIENT WILL HAVE TO PICK UP HIS OWN TAB IF I DON'T CALL BACK IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.MY CLIENT INFORMS ME THE NEXT DAY (AFTER PAYING THE 360.00 BILL) THAT THE STAFF INFORMED HIM THAT MY CARD WAS NOT WORKING RATHER THAN THE FACT THAT THEY SCREWED UP. TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, I SPEAK TO JULIA (MANAGER) WHO BLAMES ME FOR NOT PICKING UP MY PHONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT SO THAT I COULD CONFIRM YET AGAIN THE CARD NUMBER NEVER REALLY APOLOGIZING NOR RECOGNIZING THE FACT THAT I CALLED ON FRIDAY TO AVOID THIS VERY KIND OF STUFF."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This a restaurant that is at the top of the food chain when it comes to great food. I have been many times and will go many more. Their food, service and ambience makes it one of the best restaurants in New York."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Rarely have I been to a restaurant for over a decade that is constantly excellent - not just good but excellent. It's expensive but the food, the service, the atmosphere, are always worth it. Joseph the maitre d is a fantastic extra reason to go."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "For me, Gotham Bar and Grill remains as one of my favorite restaurants in New York. The service team is top notch - observant, timely and gracious. The menu makes it hard to choose with so many great choices - on this night I had the soft-shelled crab special - spectacular and so flavorful. I had a chance to sit at my table a few minutes before my guest arrived - and a great chance to watch others guests having a great time - everyone seems to know it is a special place. Well done!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "asked ahead on corkage and was told $55 per bottle but was not told a limit of two bottles we were advised of this at the restaurant after we had finished the first two bottles (brought three), we asked the manager to allow us to open the third bottle to have with our desert we were given a flat no on this - was shocked that they would not allow to open the third bottle. $55 pure profit for the restaurant as we did not have the desire to order a round of drinks (preferred to stay with the great wine we brought) Food is exceptional - again just strange that they elected not to profit on opening the 3rd bottle. We were last seating of the night so not like they were trying to turnover the table"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This is one of our very favorite restaurants to meet with friends for our monthly "ladies who lunch" lunch!! We are never disappointed...Prixe-fixe lunch menu is consistently great!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "A terrific place for a special twosome for lunch. Every need and whim was graciously provided. The staff was warm and attentive. Food was very, very good. I'd go back any time."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have eaten at this many times and once again the food was superb!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I drank juice on bar counter and ate the New York style cuisines and dessert in an appropriate table. I was satisfied."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Recently had an opportunity to return to one of my favorites after several years. Same great feel and food that I remembered, from the time of its opening 30 years ago and through many visits since then. Introduced my daughter to this consistently high standard of the art. Enjoyed awesome soft shell crabs, duck and signature chocolate cake. Will try to return more often...not quite as easy to do so from Texas as it was from New Jersey!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I chose the restaurant to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and were very happy with our choice. The Green Market Vegetarian tasting menu reminded us of similar delightful meals at one of our Chicago favorites, the now closed Charlie Trotter's. Although not quite the equal of Trotter's, the meal was excellent. The service was attentive and gracious, marred ever so slightly by our waiter's puzzling and seemingly nervous repetition of the word "cheers." We would recommend the restaurant without reservation knowing it will not fail to please."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Lives up to its reputation. The miso black bass is sublime."
    Dined on 6/23/2014