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 3621 People Are Saying
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JH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

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
7 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
10 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our waiter was not attentive, we never got bread at our table, I was given a dirty knife, and the food was not worth the $130 we paid. Do not recommend.

CL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service at Gato was rushed, clumsy, and uneven. We either had to wait 15 minute to order drinks, or hardly had time to finish appetizers before entrees arrived. Portions were all over the place, the beef being quite small, and fried chicken, quite big. Serving staff seemed overwhelmed and pushed plates over with new plates, making the whole table a mess and quite noisy.
Thankfully, the food was very good, and the restaurant is beautiful. Probably won't be back, though.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, ambiance and decor. Our water was little absent but overall great brunch!!!

RC
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Gato several times, and we have never been disappointed. The service was again outstanding, and the food was excellent. We actually went back a few hours later and had snacks at the bar. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Had to wait 40 minutes even though we had a reservation for our table. They weren’t helpful and just plain rude when we checked in about out table. Overall service is just bad.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food and delicious combinations! Tables a bit close together and therefore very loud, but otherwise a fabulous experience!

EW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was definitely not up to par and the service was awful. They only brought three of four entrees. When I called the waiter he said “Don’t worry. It will be right out” but he was not nice or apologetic about it. It took at least another 5 minutes for it to come. They also forgot to bring a side dish which I had to bring to his attention. We had to wait for that to come too. Not rushing back.

AG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service wasn’t great and the portions were VERY small.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great. Food, service, atmosphere, etc... Will definitely be going back.

r
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous and delicious. The small bites were perfect size bites with a ton of flavor. My favorite was the eggplant and squid. The wine we ordered was perfectly matched for our meal! Well done

f
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Portion of pasta was so small for 29 a plate. Had to ask for bread as well. Cool vibe if you are looking for night on the town.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Portions were very small.

RW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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