Gato

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$50 and over
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Mediterranean
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Gato requires a credit card number to secure all reservations for our Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes. Cancellation of these reservations made later than 48 hours in advance will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 per person. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Gato requires a credit card to secure all reservations for New Year's Eve. Cancellation of these reservations made later than 48 hours in advance will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50 per person. We look forward to welcoming you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3634 People Are Saying
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RC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Food was amazing as well as James our server and the atmosphere. Next trip to NYC will definitely include a return to GATO.

TE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and atmosphere. I highly recommend for brunch.

JC
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is fantastic. The drinks were perfect! The burger was soooooo delicious. I highly recommend trying all of the appetizers. They were outstanding. Love the food and quaintness - we will definitely go back again!

D
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early brunch on Sunday. It wasn’t very crowded but it was noisy in the restaurant. The food was excellent but the portions were inconsistent - sides were on the small side and main dishes were too large for a single person. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive during the meal.

JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very trendy cool place. Great wine list and cocktail choice. Food was great. A bit pricey, but what restaurant isn't in NYC :)

A
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great atmosphere and a staff that knows the menu very well. Bobby Flay doesn’t disappoint!

SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heading to Gato NYC on this trip to NYC was the one thing on my must-do list. Nothing about the experience was a disappointment! I would recommend this place to EVERYONE! Can’t wait to go back!

JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and delicious. The staff paced the meal nicely. The Jimmy cocktail was really special.

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! Thank you for the amazing service and over the top food. From the decor to your waitstaff, it was well worth the wait. We have been anticipating experiencing Gato. Our kudos to Augusto our waiter. Being a business executive I can appreciate having a staff that goes out of their way to make you feel like family. He was truly the best in his class!

WC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Excellent menu. Pricey but not NYC pricey.

AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Octavio was excellent and courteous. He answered every question kindly and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious.

GG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best meals in New York City! Décor was stylish and sophisticated yet also very welcoming. Our server Octavio was truly outstanding and made my daughter's birthday celebration a truly memorable experience.

PV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday (12/7) at Gato with brunch. Patrick and Billy, the hosts at the door, were welcoming and very nice. They were even sweet enough to pose for a picture! Then they gave me a choice of where I wanted to sit - the lounge, the bar, or the dining room. I chose the dining room.

Dash was my server and I felt comfortable from the start. He was attentive, friendly, answered all my questions, and recommended a glass of Cava when I asked about Prosecco. Thank you, Dash, I'm now a fan! Alex took very good care of me as well. I had the Toasted Polenta Waffle, it seemed like it might have been a little overcooked, but even if it was, it was sooooo yummy! Sweet, followed by a little salty, the ricotta was creamy and crunchy with pistachios, and the fig syrup was a nice touch. The charred tangerine was good and I squeezed a little of the juice on the waffle. Tasted even better than the description. I am ruined for waffles forever!! I could have it every weekend, it was that good.

I ordered the corn muffin and a piece of the Brown Butter Semolina Cake to go. Need to have the spicy surprise in the corn muffin listed for those of us who just...can't! My personality is spicy enough!! So, I dropped the muffin off at my cousin's along with half of the ricotta , toasted almond honey, cranberry jam. I kept the other half as it doesn't seem to have any surprises. :-)

Alex brought out mini biscotti with a candle in celebration of my birthday! It was a very nice touch to end the meal. Brought that home as well. It was tasty this morning.

Had the Brown Butter Semolina Cake today-the cake was flavorful on its own. The combination of the toppings-pistachio streusel, caramelized pears, not sure if it was ricotta or frosting-made it too sweet and overpowered the cake. Would rather a combo to complement the cake better.

Dash - just fabulous, and Alex too. Patrick and Billy were sweet in humoring me as I left. You all helped to make my day wonderful! Thank you!!!

WV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had to wait 25 minutes to be seated and the three staff stationed at the front desk made no effort to offer us a drink. Our waiter was friendly but dropped the ball on details (forgot our vegetable when our entrees were served, gave us another table’s check). Food was fine but nothing special. I don’t really see a reason to return with so many other options available in New York.

BH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gato is one of my favorite restaurants and it never ceases to amaze me how awesome both the service and food is. Many thanks for a great evening.

s
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. A decent sized wine menu and full bar. Highly recommend getting some of the appetizers in addition to your entree. Desserts are amazing as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is amazing and so are the specialty cocktails !!

CJ
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at Gato. Although the food quality is ok, the seating was extremely uncomfortable. Additionally, the servers were very rude and unprofessional. Also, the restaurant did not have decent menu for beverages, or even a wine menu. Lastly, the overall experience is not worth the cost. Again, a very disappointing experience for an iron chef owned restaurant.

NF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food somehow managed to exceed our very high expectations. Great eclectic menu that should suit everyone as long as they're not picky eaters

f
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner in NYC. Great location. Service was excellent and food was as well. Highly recommend

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I’ve ever had. I can’t even write a review because it will not do the food and waitstaff justice. 10/10

r
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time
Portions small but great
Service was great

AB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time dining at Goto and it will not be our last. The food is inventive and delicious. The service is welcoming and professional. Please go there!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents for their anniversary. Fun light vibe and very good food and service.

MC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very expensive dinner for 4 people. Drinks from the bar were not good at all. Other than that, the food was very good.

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scrumptious food was only surpassed by exceptional service that was honest, attentive and professional. The decor is casual yet chic and comfortable. The noise level was moderate which is a big plus for a NYC restaurant. Gato is a keeper.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super friendly and they made sure to make it special for the 2 people in our party celebrating birthdays.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Gato because of the DELICIOUS food and excellent service

LJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at Gato. Amazing food and drinks. Truly outstanding.

SD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Gato is, by far, my absolute favorite restaurant in NYC

EK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

A few things were quite good - the seared yellowtail on the bar menu and oven roasted shrimp, but overall the food fell flat and the service matched. We ordered several small plates and were so unimpressed we skipped opting to pay for a full entree that was likely to be mediocre. We had a nice Sancerre that was very good, however.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly tasty food. Friendly, attentive waitstaff. Beautiful space, comfy seating. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb !!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is superb. The portions are small. A bit pricey. Desserts are spectacular. Single bathrooms are a pain. Location is just off the subway. Bobby is often there but we missed him this night.

RK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there. My only gripe is portion size. I think they could be more generous.

DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning experience! Everything about GATO comes together so beautifully - the design, the service, the atmosphere, and of course the food and drink! My fiance and I went for my birthday- I got the rabbit, he got the swordfish and we shared the portobello mushroom. Great portions that were satisfying, not gluttonous, and didn't leave us hungry but with just enough room to share a dessert. We went with the semolina cake, which they brought out with a candle for me (ha!), and complimentary sips of cream sherry that paired beautifully. WE WILL BE BACK!!!

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful bar and restaurant. The hosts, bartenders and waitstaff were very welcoming. Food was delicious....great flavors and presentation. We would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I was given a gift card for my birthday from some friends for a nice date night with my boyfriend. We were Seated 30 mins late. Seated in the corner behind the bar. We were given two free dishes for being seated late, which was nice, but overall the food was very oily and not great at all.

When it came time to pay, I told our waiter I had a $150 gift card (I called earlier in the day to confirm and was told they had it on file). The manager came over and said he didn’t have it on file. He went back to check, and didn’t even come over the confirm. Our waitress eventually came back and told us it was taken care of.

Definitely won’t be back here again.

LS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I always choose or recommend Gato when the occasion calls for great foot, a wonderful buzz in the room and welcoming service -- and nobody around the table is too price sensitive. It's a special place and worth it! The flavors jump off the plate; who would have thought that brussel sprouts could be as delectable as dessert or that a vegetable forward paella could be so crave worthy.

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