SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.southgaterestaurantnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124845120x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Mon – Fri – 6.30am – 11.00am
    Sat – Sun – 7.00am – 11.30am

    All Day Menu:
    Mon – Fri – 11.00am – 10.30pm
    Sat – Sun – 11.30am – 10.30pm

    Bar:
    Sun – Thurs – 11.45am – 12.00am
    Fri – Sat – 11.30am – 1.00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Achilles Poliviou
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: The Catering Department 8669431542

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
  • Public Transit: N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage on 59th Street and Valet parking for Hotel guests.
A word from SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is a casual-upscale bar/restaurant/lounge. The menu features American comfort food, prepared with style, based on classic French technique. SOUTHGATE’s cocktails are also classic, with modern twists, but unpretentious. Its wine lists are curated by wine expert Kevin Zraly, whose selections include a wide range of affordable gems and high end offerings.
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SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
20% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (4)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (3)special occasion (2)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)romantic (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • not worth the money at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    They charged us 75USD per person for food instead of the 35USD it sayed on their webpage. Never going back, not worth the money at all.
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  • SouthGate is overpriced and
    Jak1
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    SouthGate is overpriced and does not reach the levels of cuisinary sophistication to which it apparently aspires. The service was not well coordinated - several different people waited on us, each seemingly unaware of whether we had ordered, what we had ordered, etc.
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  • Good food. Service could be
    NYCeaterVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Good food. Service could be a bit more professional, but overall, a good experience.
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  • We had not been to South Gate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    We had not been to South Gate for a while, and it did not disappoint. Our dinner was local, fresh, and innovative. Staff attentitive and room still beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My second visit this time
    Tarheel0416VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    My second visit this time with a group of 8. Fabulous service and duck meatball apps. Entrees were hit or miss. Salmon and scallops undercooked, steak and tuna were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • We were pleasantly surprised
    CherVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonable price for the prix fixe with wine pairing. We enjoyed it immensely and would definitely return. The space is very modern and sleek. We had a very good waiter -fast, pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch buffet was pretty good
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Brunch buffet was pretty good - nice assortment, but nothing to scream about. Seemed like there should be more of a "wow" factor for $37. Nothing terribly wrong with it, but not sure if I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and a convenient location to Carnegie Hall. Unfortunately, tabletops are marred by multiple circular stains/peeling from wet glasses or bottles
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice view of Central Park
    TruefoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Nice view of Central Park and food is good. Service is slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location and food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Great location and food was good. However, it lacked a little bit of atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Very disappointing. I hadn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Very disappointing. I hadn't realized that Kerry Heffernan had left. I thought the service was awful - starting with waiting for a drink at the bar. It was as if I was invisible. It is too bad, it is a gorgeous space, though one I won't be seeing again.
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  • South Gate is a lovely restaurant,
    GianettaVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    South Gate is a lovely restaurant, with a great view of Central Park, and a fireplace. We had fine service as well, and tables far enough apart for privacy. We were there for breakfast, and the menu was straightforward, the food very fresh, but nothing super-interesting or with much seasoning. I would say, excellent hotel food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Pretty good food and SUPERB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Pretty good food and SUPERB service!!! Pleasant brunch spot for me!
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  • We enjoyed our visit to South
    NJDiner08648VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    We enjoyed our visit to South Gate. The preparation and presentation of the meal was very good. The menu is a bit limited. The veal chop was delivered medium rare as requested but was not memorable. The duck meatballs, an appetizer,on the other hand, were excellent...a great combination of tastes that surprise and satisfy. The wait staff was very attentive but not overbearing. The room is lovely and the orientation of the bar is such that a lively bar scene doesn't in any way detract from the dining experience.
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  • Great restaurant for Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    Great restaurant for Sunday brunch. Overlooking Central Park on a rainy Sunday, but they had there gas fireplace going so the ambience was great as was the food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for Sunday morning
    kpcilmVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2012
    We went for Sunday morning brunch, as we couldn't get into Sarabeth's. Didn't know that it was the JWMarriott hotel restaurant, or probably wouldn't have gone (could have had a hotel brunch in our own hotel), but it was where we wanted to be (south side of central park) and our table looked out over the park. Very good brunch- nice Belgian waffles, with great "fixings' all neatly on the side, so you could add as much (or little) as you pleased. Eggs benedict were good, though the truffle pieces were oddly bland. Service was fine, place was nearly empty. Overall- handy location, good food.
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  • Food was great. My husband
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Food was great. My husband said it had the best veal chop he's ever had. And he's a foodie. The only recommendation would be to lower the lights in the dining room. It's a bit too bright and a mood killer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food and service was terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2012
    The food and service was terrific. We had the theater prix fixe and were very happy. The only perhaps odd part of the experience is that the bar and the restaurant have very different atmospheres, but the share the same space. The music from the bar is very much a happy hour vibe with dance beats, which felt a little incongruous with our experience sitting by the fire for a lovely quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went there for dinner before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2012
    We went there for dinner before going to see a Broadway Show. The service was prompt and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was superb. We brought two friends with us who are in the restaurant business and very tough critics and they absolutely loved this place. It is expensive, but the food and atmosphere are well worth the price. I will definitely go back to eat here again and would recommend this place to all of my friends, even those who are hard to please.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good but it was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Food was good but it was a long distance from hotel. Intenetmafe it more appealing than I thought it actually was. Food was very good and creative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great meal. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    It was a great meal. We were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and the staff went all out to make it a special night. They succeeded. We loved the restaurant. Food, decor, ambiance all were outstanding and that let to a memorable evening. I look forwarding to coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View of the street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    The servers were quite friendly & attentive. The brunch menu was good. The entire time, though, we found ourselves wondering why have such a great location on Central Park South and not have any real view of it. On top of that, the seventies 'Ice House' motif was not a look worth revisiting.
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  • Outstanding food. One of
    dinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Outstanding food. One of the best in town. Nice place to have a quiet and pleasant meal.
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  • Simply splendid. Relaxing
    BGHarris
    Dined on 7/22/2012
    Simply splendid. Relaxing environment, creatively prepared food, lively bar if you wish. Treat yourself to a fine dinner and experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Far too noisy. Impossible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2012
    Far too noisy. Impossible to carry on a conversation. Indifferent service. Overpriced. Don't bother going.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch with Japan client
    BKCS
    Dined on 7/17/2012
    very good food and the restaurant followed my request for a table that was near the fireplace area as it was more quiet in that spot. Our waitress was terrific....she was very patient with my clients who were in from Japan.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    We enjoyed a special occasion Sunday Brunch with my 8 year old daughter. Although not a normal "kid-friendly" destination, this sophisticated hotel restaurant was very attentive and friendly to my family. Menu included twist on traditional brunch items. The decor was modern and fresh which is a fun contrast to the old world glamour of Central Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Despite my booking, they placed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    Despite my booking, they placed us at a communal table for a business breakfast. No one apologized of the situation and service was not great.
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  • This is a very well run restaurant
    NYCRunnerBeanVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    This is a very well run restaurant which you normally don't find in a hotel setting. On all counts this is outstanding--service is superb, attentive and very professional; food is 4Star and tables are far apart allowing for a civilized conversation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Lovely place & view; skylight's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Lovely place & view; skylight's a nice touch. At 12:40 P.M., we were in time for the Late-Risers' breakfast. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict; they served a creative variation using smoked salmon instead of Canadian bacon--unique in my experience & delicious! Eggs were perfectly cooked. Very fine expresso. Delightful selection of pastries. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Secret
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    This is a wonderful surprise for people who avoid hotel restaurants. South Gate is outstanding in every respect. The wine list is terrific and since it is on an ipad, you can get to the general area you want (red, whole bottle, region, price range) and then have a focused discussion with the excellent sommelier, who is knowledgable and friendly. Friendly applies to waiters and busboys, too. And the reception. The food was perfectly done, we had the duck meatballs and ricotta gnocchi and the $59 prix fixe--sautéed foie gras and veal chop. The desserts were smashing. We were there July 4, so it was not crowded, but the tables are far apart, very airy room. And the view of Central Park! Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Had dinner there July 1. Less
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    Had dinner there July 1. Less than 10 other diners at 7:30, so hard to rate.
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  • The food is definitely not
    jen8ch
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    The food is definitely not worth the price - tuna tartare was average. Scallops were too undercooked and the crust was too rich and cheesy for the delicate flavor of the scallop. The service and ambiance are very good though.
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  • Modern, comfortable, quiet
    Debvin
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Modern, comfortable, quiet decor. Service is friendly and attentive. The food was delicious! Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Open, lively space
    daddywarbucks8VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    We went for our brother's birthday and graduation from Chiropractic school. The restaurant was fairly empty but the bar was lively to say the least. The bartender was a riot. Our servers were nice, the food was good but the steak that was ordered and sent back never returned... The lamb was wonderful thought, so despite the steak issue I would return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding,
    DniceVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    The food was outstanding, the decor and service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful restaurant-always
    PhylVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Wonderful restaurant-always a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Enjoyed the food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Every bite was a welcomed experience. Loved the fire from the fireplace sparkling off the cut mirrors. Service was excellent. Will look forward to going back. My new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine dining in upscale environment.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Fine dining in upscale environment. Creative menu. Very attentive service. A bit pricey, but to be expected in this NYC 5 star hotel
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Outstanding. One of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    Outstanding. One of the best meals I've ever had, anywhere in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet