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GATO is Chef Bobby Flay's expression of Mediterranean food, drink, and design. The NoHo location is a 100-year-old building, and GATO is the first restaurant to reside there. GATO combines its NYC roots with a European sensibility and has a casual approach, a bustling environment, and a dedicated passion to its cuisine. The name GATO was inspired by a mysterious orange cat that walked through Mr. Flay's feet on Lafayette Street while he was waiting for a real estate broker to show him the space for the first time. The cat has not been seen since, but his initial appearance has made a permanent impression.
GATO is owned by Bobby Flay and Laurence Kretchmer who previously owned the Spanish restaurant, BOLO, together for 15 years. BOLO met an unfortunate demise when its building was torn down to make way for a new development. The partners vowed to revive the spirit of BOLO. They are thrilled to launch GATO as its next renewal.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Gato's bar opens at 5pm Mon - Thurs; 4:30pm Fri - Sun
Bleecker St and Houston St
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mulberry St. bet Bleecker St and Houston St
East Houston bet. Mulberry St and Mott St
B, D F & M: To Broadway-Lafayette
6 to Bleecker Street -
N, R to Prince Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gato Ratings and Reviews
The noise level is off the charts here! Tables are packed in close and you have to speak with a raised voice to be heard. Food is very high priced! We love good food and came ready to pay but once seated in such a noisy environment, we changed our minds. Had three bites from the choose 3 for $21. The food portion was ridiculously small for the money.
The environment was extremely nice and was amazing for valentines day. In general the food was okay, but the couscous on the rabbit dish was the best couscous i have ever had. It was salty, sweet, chewy, buttery, and there was some crunch to it which I think was very fine crunches of bacon or prosciutto. It was a very good bite of food.
AMAZING! My husband, 2 children (9 & 12) and I dined at Gato for my birthday. The service was spot-on and the food was outstanding. My kids were the only kids in the restaurant and I wouldn’t hesitate bringing them back. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. My daughter has a nut allergy which was dealt with with no problems. To top the evening off, Bobby Flay, was there!! After a little wave from my son, he came right over to our table, shook all of our hands, chatted and even let me get a birthday pic with him! Such a wonderful evening! Highly recommend!
Food was good, but should not say Goat Cheese as an ingredient in a dish when in fact it tastes exactly like blue cheese. Not a taste that I like at all. If I knew I would not have ordered that dish. They were very accommodating in rectifying the matter, but would have liked to enjoy my meal.
As a Bobby Flay resturant I expected the restaurant to be at the top of its game. Our waited was the best I've had, knowledgeable, fun and everything a high-end NYC restaurant waiter should be. Now, the food...it was a BIG let down! I had the kale quinoa dish...nothing...looked good on menu...no special taste at all. The Pappadelle was okay. The charred carots had ZERO taste and the brussel sprouts were AWFUL! And we LOVE brussel sprouts...they were just full of anawful sweet sauce that totally overpowered the brussel sprouts. I waited to go here expecting so much bc if was a Bobby Flay restaurant. So embarrassed for him that this is what is coming out of his kitchen.
I do have to sat the focacchio was delicious...that was one thing we enjoyed....
The food, the drinks and the table side service were all excellent. However, the hostess put a bad taste in our mouths that lasted throughout the evening. We arrived at 5:16 pm for our 5:15 pm Friday reservations (we came in from Greenwich CT), and asked if we could have a drink at the bar before being seated. The hostess said no and took us to our horribly located table -- the restaurant was empty with 10 people at the bar. She never asked us if we'd like to check our coats. She was miserable. We did feel a bit rushed at dinner, but the waiters were polite, efficient and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious. Upon leaving/waiting for our Uber, the hostess was overly pleasant to everyone arriving, asking for their coats, asking if they'd like to have a drink before being seated -- the restaurant was 3/4 full (around 6:45 pm). She must not like well-heeled ladies over 50.
The appetizers were wonderful - great duck liver and beef crudo. Barratta so so
The grilled octopus was wonderful with the exception of a bit to much sour citrus that detracted from the overall dish
The paperdelle with duck confit was wonderful however missing the crunch of a duck confit - the skin
Our side dish of potatoes with poach egg on top was cold and covered in paprika so needless to say we did not eat it however the waiter was kind of enough to take it off the check.
As for our service we only saw the waiter 3 times and had to pour our own wine.
The someiller was great and decanded our beautiful 1997 wine
Our drinks at the bar were well made but quite small in size for a manhattan.
Overall not worth the $300 evening
We wish Bar American was still open
Gato was absolutely fantastic.
The cocktails were some of the best we had in the city. The Vesper martini was particularly crisp.
The waitstaff was personable and friendly and left the impression they genuinely cared about your dining experience.
Octopus is something I order every time I see it on a menu and this was far and away the best offering I have had to date. A large full portion that was perfectly tender with just enough char grilled bits on it.
Would recommend this to anyone traveling to New York who is looking for that one great meal to have while there.
We traveled from SF to NYC for the Broadway play Waitress and I knew I had to stop at Gato since I LOVE Bobby Flay. Gato did not disappoint. Incredible homemade focaccia bread to start, we got a Bar trio of Crispy Polenta, Spiced Chicken and the Eleven Layer potato. All super tasty -- My only tiny criticism were they weren't very hot, I would loved to have had them a little warmer.
Main courses we got the Kale and Wild Mushroom Paella -- TO DIE FOR and the Charred Beef, super delicious! We had cocktails to start and wine with dinner, all really amazing.
We were late for the show so had to run out before dessert, but I will definitely be coming back for another meal and make time for dessert too!!
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