Gotham Bar and Grill
Outstanding ExperienceGreat food and service. Beautiful, traditional looking restaurant. Quiet enough to hold a conversation. Ny strip steak was outstanding as was the roasted chicken. After a week in New York, this was our best dinning experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother fabulous meal. GothamAnother fabulous meal. Gotham Bar and Grill remains one of our favorite NYC restaurants. Food is well prepared and served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great place for "serious" food in a relatively low key atmosphere. Can't wait to return.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to fall in love againThe service was excellent and the food was extraordinary.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMlove the place but today.....maybe an oversight but we left quite sometime for anyone to tell us the specials or ask if we wanted to place our food order...if nothing else to see what pace we wanted to go at ....been so many times i guess my bar is high6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodFirst time and our host really took her time in explaining the menu. Great choice!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic NYCGotham Bar & Grill was exactly what you would expect. Classic, old-school NYC. Great wait staff, good food & drinks. Really enjoyed ourselves.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome lunch!I went with a group of 6. The food here is always incredible, and it's beautiful too! Definitely get the chocolate cake - it's like no chocolate cake I've ever had. The service was great - well paced and extremely friendly. Ask for TASHA - she is the best! There was actually a server that spilled an entire tray of sodas near our table, and some of it splattered on my purse, but the manager and Tasha were both really concerned about making up for it. The manager gave me his card and said he would pay for any dry cleaning I needed to have done, and they comped all of our desserts plus gave us a chocolate cake to-go for our friend that had to leave early. Overall, a wonderful restaurant, a true NY staple, and you should go.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbThe food, service, and ambiance at Gotham Bar and Grill Restaurant are truly over the top. Upon entering the restaurant, we immediately were greeted warmly and escorted to a great table. Upon seating, the maître d’ stopped by to make sure we were seated at the table I requested, it most certainly was. Our waiter introduced himself, Janilson, and proceeded to lead us down a euphoric dining experience! The two appetizers, NANTUCKET BAY SCALLOPS and SEAFOOD SALAD, were tasteful, visually beautiful and done to perfection. Our main course, Miso Marinated Black Cod, was superb. The flavors intermingled and exploded on the palate. Overall, our dining experience was priceless!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGotham is a great restaurant.Gotham is a great restaurant. The food was excellent. However, I am not sure it is any better than some of its peer restaurants (like Gramercy Tavern), although it is more expensive. Additionally, the service wasn't quite what I expected -- we had to ask for more bread and more water several times.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a delightI love returning to Gotham. The food and service is always a delight. I shall return. Again and again and again!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful place to celebrate!The combination of excellent food, a pleasing ambience and attentive, friendly service makes Gotham Bar and Grill my favorite place to celebrate a special occasion. Can't wait for a reason to go back!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful lunch, perfect forBeautiful lunch, perfect for gourmet seekers. Lovely service, environment, chef is outstanding.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways reliableWe have been dining at Gotham since it opened in 1984. It never fails to please. There are bigger "scenes" around town and lots of "food as art" venues. Gotham is fine dining. No tasting menus, no gimmicks.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCaviar, Cauliflower and lamb chopsLovely dinner, exceptional service, delicious. Not breakthrough recipes but great presentation and very tasty. the service would bring me back again - everyone who came to the table was unobtrusive, personable and made great recommendations. the waiter, the sommelier, the support, the bartender (yes I sat at the bar and had a martini before my friend arrived), the hostess. this restaurant really trains it's staff well in the art of service and that makes the difference in the experience of serving good food that creates a great dinning experience. there are a lot of talented chefs in NYC but not all of them work in a restaurant with great wait staff. recommend the lamb chops and the cauliflower salad - true alchemy.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a bit disappointing!We hadn't eaten here in years but were eager to check out this old favorite. Of the three entrees, two were very nice, and one, the branzini, was at best, mediocre. The server and the service were great. We were pleased with the wine list and happy to find some quite reasonably priced.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingBeautiful, creative food in a gorgeous setting. This is one of those places where you want to take photos of your food - it's that beautiful! Personable, knowledgeable wait staff who are actually not snooty - a rare find! A fantastic fine dining restaurant, perfect for special occasions or if you just feel like spoiling yourself with great food!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first course, a ceviche,My first course, a ceviche, was excellent and worthy of a three star Michelin restaurant. The second course, fried soft shell crabs was also very good but it could have used a bit more lemon foam for my taste. The dessert was only so so and the dessert menu appeared to be a bit less inventive and exciting as I would have hoped. Our waiter was very good, pleasant and helpful throughout. We felt well cared for and food was served promptly and properly. All in all it was a very nice dining experience and a restaurant I will go to again when in NY.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic favoriteThis has become our restaurant for all special occasions and whenever we have the opportunity to dine here. From the moment you walk in the door until you leave you are made to feel special. The service is well above average and the food is always outstanding.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat NYC diningI can't say enough good things about Gotham but one sticks out. Gotham creates tastes with food that I have never had befor nor could I duplicate.
My Fav NYC Resturant6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here severalWe have eaten here several times over the years. This particular evening staff seemed a bit harried. We were (party of 4) seated
promptly in the area we had asked for but when we arrived there was no one to take our very wet coats. Person taking our orders
seemed annoyed w/our French friend who didn't understand what squab was. Our appetizer courses (tuna tartare) were delicious but no one came to clear the plates until I finally got up and tapped a server to clear. Main courses were fine except for the Branzino fish which was covered in a dark sauce that my husband really didn't like. Gotham Bar & Grill has always been one of our favorites, so we will return and hope this evening was just an off-night.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Four of us ate at Gotham Bar and Grill so we got to try several dishes. Everything was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I highly recommend the soft shell crabs and the sea bass. The chocolate cake is a must for dessert.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThis was my fourth time at Gotham Bar and Grill, and I have always had great food, and this time was no exception.
This visit was during the summer, so the weather was good and the temperature was high, so when they called to confirm the reservation I asked if shorts was alowed, it was, and we got the same service as every other in the restaurant.
I will keep comming back to Gotham Bar and Gril each time I am visiting New York.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGotham B & G remains a NYGotham B & G remains a NY gem - fine dining in a neighborhood restaurant. Back in the 70's, NY food critic Mimi Sheraton wrote something to the effect that if there could be only one restaurant NY, she would chose Gotham B & G. That statement still holds true today, but I would give Gramercy Tavern the edge.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best meal of the yearThe dishes that emerged from the kitchen were superbly prepared and beautifully seasoned. I had soft shell crabs that were as good as I have ever had with an interesting presentation which was quite flavorful. The service was attentive with an eye to making the diner comfortable as contrasted with other restaurants with good kitchens which invite you to admire the food. This is a gem.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Expensive but worth it! Still very cool after many years in business. Don't miss smores sundae for dessert. Amazing!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectHad a wonderful evening at Gotham. Sommelier helped us pick a great bottle of wine, waiter was hands off yet attentive, food was outstanding, and for the experience the bill was not unreasonable. Would absolutely return for an appropriate occasion.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMinformsl, elegant diningForget all the clever new places putting creativity above taste. This place has great food and a civilized atmosphere.
Been doing it for so many years and stil sonsitently good5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM18th Wedding anniversaryGotham was recommended by a foodie friend who lives in NYC. She even picked the menu items which I tried. Ceviche, Seared Foie Gras and Miso Cod. For desert we had the Gotham chocolate cake. The service was attentive but not fussy. From the website, I noticed that the chef was sourcing many items locally and takes the time to contribute to a quarterly newsletter with recipes. All in all a great evening.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfantasticTreated like royalty once we came through the door -- came in way ahead of our expectations in every area. ASK for waiter Dan -- really really good. And don't leave without trying the smore sundaes. A not to be missed in NYC.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection Attained!Rest assured that you will eat a perfectly cooked meal at this restaurant. Friends at soft shell crabs and risotto, while I ate cod with Asian seasonings. All dishes were wonderful.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Setting, Good FoodThis was our second trip and we were not disappointed. The food was good and the soft shell crab was remarkable. Our only complaint was the very high priced wine list. We order a bottle wherever we dine and mark-ups tend to be higher in NYC than elsewhere, but Gotham exceeded most others. Wish they would bring it down a notch or two. Or at least have a larger range of bottles in the $70-$100 price range. We ordered a $130 bottle that is not hard to find for $80-90 a bottle at other fine dining establishments and the mark ups on Chateau Neuf de Pape caught our breath.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeAbsolutely stunning restaurant. Not cheap bit well worth saving up for. Can praise it enough and the staff were really helpful.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative Culinary ExperienceThe Gotham Bar and Grill met all our expectations. The food quality and presentation was exquisite. Each dish was a carefully painted work of art. My husband had the Prix Fixe lunch and I ordered from the a la carte menu. My husband started with Cauliflower Salad, followed by the Black Cod (which he thought was a bit overdone), and the Key Lime dessert. I had the Fois Gras Terrine, Muscovy Duck (good flavor but a bit chewy), and the Chocolate Cake w/ caramel salted ice cream. My only complaint is that we were the first to be seated and I did not like sitting next to the waiter's station. Perhaps the management can speak to the hostess about that poor choice because the restaurant was very empty at that time.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful location and good serviceI went here for Brunch on the long weekend. Had reservations but the place was a bit quiet (not that that's a bad thing).
Service, food, drinks were all great... I wish they had a brunch specific menu with some more savory and sweet "breakfasty" items, but they only have the regular lunch/dinner menu available. Other than that... I would come back... no question.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe creme de la cremeYou can't do any better than the Gotham Bar and Grill. I have never been disappointed.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh quality, but crowdedVery high quality meal, but experience spoiled by tables being far too close together - can't have private conversation & constantly having to lean out of the way when the waiter attends to adjacent tables.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, this is an excellentOverall, this is an excellent restaurant with great food and service. Like the airlines, it would be better for the customer if they removed about 15% of the tables.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSix legged visitors in the FruitRestaurant was great, except for THREE tiny entomological specimens crawling around on the perimeter of the dessert plate!! All manner of service fell apart after the entrees were served, including just a rote apology for the arthropods! I would have thought they'd comp something, but nope. Not likely to return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in years, servedBest meal in years, served with impeccable precision and warmth.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Evening Out in NYGreat food and marvelous service. Attention to detail was amazing. Had a wonderful time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as always!I can't say enough great things about this restaurant. The service is just what you require and the staff seem to have a 6th sense about how hands on they should be for the occasion. The food is imaginative with an artsy flair that does not sacrifice flavor, recognizability or portion size in the name of trying to be trendy. Perfect combination of elements and highly recommended.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMcelebrating a birthdayThis was the perfect place for my son and I to have a great birthday lunch. Food was healthy and beautifully prepared. Loved the fresh ingredients and presentation. Birthday cake celebrating with just right amount of fan fare.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial occasion spotGotham Bar and Grill offers superb food in a sophisticated setting. Very enjoyable.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favoritePerfect. Always. Everything about this place is wonderful. Food. Atmosphere. Service. We come back again and again because it's special.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFavoriteMy husband and I dine at the Gotham Grill when we are in the city. We have enjoyed every meal eaten there and that chocolate cake is awesome!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedMy husband and I dined this restaurant as our first date 20 years ago. We went back to NYC celebrating our 19th Wedding Anniversary. Foods and service were great. They did not disappoint us 20 years ago and did not disappoint us 20 years later. This restaurant is a perfect for special occasion. 1st and 2nd courses were great however dessert and coffee (decaf) were disappointing. If you are desert lover, like myself, I do not recommend ordering desert and coffee (decaf) here.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe went to Gotham Bar and Grill for the second time. This time to celebrate a milestone birthday. We LOVED it. The staff was very courteous and caring. The food, wine, ambiance and everything was divine. We will go again - soon! One of the members of our party has a serious food allergy and the staff was particularly attentive to make sure that our food did not contain any of the food to be avoided. Their attention to detail and understanding of the complexity and seriousness of food allergies was so reassuring.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food and prettiest restaurantBest food and prettiest restaurant in Manhatten! Highest ranking!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMquality does not ageWe have been going to Gotham for over 20 years and it impresses and surprises us with its outstanding quality of experience, food, wines, and ambience. It's a special treat that delights anew with each visit.superb. sublime.we have introduced friends from NYC, out of state and the UK and all have been completely delighted with the experience. It is our favorite restaurant of all time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service excellent foodThe service was outstanding! Food was great- the cauliflower appetizer was the best cauliflower I've ever had-easily. Desserts were good not great but everything else was amazing.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM