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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.
An incredible restaurant fora special occasion! The appetizers and main courses was absolutely beautiful and delicious, we loved the lighting in the place, and the desserts were amazing.
Beautiful restaurant. Great choices for all palates. Ricotta cheese appetizer, octopus, Brussel sprouts. Delicious
The food was delicious and the server was hospitable and knowledgeable.
We had a lovely experience at Gato. The food is excellent and the bar had a lovely selection of cocktails and wine. It was early on a Wednesday evening but it was quite noisy even 1/2 full. This is Bobby’s signature restaurant so it has become something of a destination and prices reflect that. Seems like it’s overpriced by about 10-12% in my opinion, but for a special occasion it’s a good spot.
Everything was fantastic! Loved it
Awesome. Would definitely recommend to friends when visiting New York.
My husband and I traveled to NYC from LA and we had dinner at Gato on Saturday night. It was wonderful! The restaurant manager, Jake, was so gracious and kind. He truly made our dining experience fantastic!
Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting NYC!
We went on Saturday at 5:45 it was the only time we could get . The place was almost empty and stayed that way until we left . The waiter was pushy . I had Halibut which was cooked perfectly . It had and excellent spicy red sauce . But nobody was given spoons and we didn't have any bread to eat the remaining sauce . The deserts were great and the complimentary Sherry was nice . Overall you get 4 stars and if you had bread and spoons you would have gotten 4.5
Excellent all around
Pros: Waiter was great. Food was served quickly, so were the drinks. The waffles were delicious and so were the muffins and ricotta that were served as appetizers.
Cons: burger and home fries were over seasoned. The oven baked eggs were fair, but not enough of a serving for a brunch. Eggplant and fried oyster at the bar were good. Tuna was way too salty.
Came to NYC with my daughter in law. Had a wonderful lunch at Gato before a show.
Again, I flew across the country to have diner at Gato. And again, I left with the best experience yet. Each tone I go it is as good or better than the last. Keep it up Mr. Flay and Staff at Gato!
Impressed!! Celebrated our Anniversary, and happy with everything from the Hosts to the Servers to the Amazing food! My wife is one of the toughest food critics and she was SPEECHLESS! So satisfied.
Amazing experience great attending service will recommend and will be back
All around great meal. Be sure to try the lamb sausage pizza, winner!!!
Excellent food and service, great recommendations by our waiter
Great food. Great service, both waiter and host. Will definitely be going back there the next time im in New York City.
Everything I expected. The Brunch was fantastic all courses.
This was our second brunch at Gato. We love the creative menu and the dining experience.
I'm usually disappointed with celebrity chef restaurants but never Bobby Flay. I was a fan of the Mesa Grill but Gato is even better.
First time to visit, I was most impressed with both the food but also the service. Extremely pleasant, made very good suggestions for food. I will definitely go back and will recommend to others. A real gem!
Great food with a lovely atmosphere highly recommended for brunch
Let’s just say Bobby Flay let us down.
Excellent food and service
Terrific meal!! The fried chicken was amazing!
We decided to dine at Gato for our 2nd wedding anniversary. What a mistake! The meal was almost completely substandard, very disappointing.
The best points were the Burrata and Salt cod fritter off the bar menu and the octopus appetizer which were decent, if under-seasoned. The waiter insisted we try the eggplant and gave us a complimentary one. It was soggy and flavorless. This would set the tone for the evening.
The waiter highly recommended the fried chicken main. “It’s like no fried chicken you’ve ever had!” Well, sort of true. The fried chicken was an under-seasoned, bland, piece of chicken breast. A sad state of affairs for my wife who hails from Texas.
My lobster pasta was completely drowned in its sauce, the lobster barely visible. I was barely able to discern its flavor.
The side of Brussel sprouts had to be the worst item, however. Completely submerged in its sauce and GREASY! We tried to send it back, but the waiter talked us into trying another one without the sauce. It showed up EVEN GREASIER, absolutely drowning in oil with no flavor.
The dessert continued the trend with an espresso bread pudding which resembled nothing more than a soggy tiramisu. I was thankful for the biscotti on the side because at least it wasn’t soggy.
Certainly not a $300 meal. Avoid!
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Every time, my experience is flawless.
Loved GATO! Great experience, amazing wait staff and great food.
The quality of both the food and the service in Gato has declined drastically. The restaurant was half empty and it took them at least 25’ to bring our food after we requested it. They were also rushing us because the kitchen was “closing” at 3pm - during Sunday brunch! The food was very mediocre and really not up to the standards of such an expensive place. It’s a shame because this was one of my favorite restaurants in the city.
Sun brunch with friends. arrived separately and first arrival was seated, did not have to wait for entire party .A good sign.
Brunch menu is short but runs gamut from breakfast/brunch dishes, eggs, waffles, to lucnd, buger, pixxa, pastas, salads.
I had the poached eggs, delicious, the othesr the waffles and roast chicken salad, also tasty.
Also split a side of the decadent bacon!
Will return for dinner.
Oh how the mighty have fallen...the egg pasta with anchovy and chive pesto was literally swimming in an oil slick / sea / abyss ... the Brussels sprouts and green beans were not memorable, the lamb sausage pizza was moderately better that something from California pizza kitchen. The bright spot was the service which was mildly attentive. Would not return...save yourself...
Had family in from out of town and it was the perfect place to dine.
The food was delicious. The waitstaff was friendly but service was quite slow.
The restaurant is a bit cavernous and dark. I would appreciate a warmer feel.
our waiter Sushi is one of the best I've ever encountered
I was there in Valentine’s Day. Our reservation was late more than 30 minutes, so we had to sit at the bar cuz it passed 10:30pm. Food is good, however the price is way higher than the quality of food. The atmosphere is good, pretty nice and beautiful place. In ny you have better options for similar prices e.
One of the 10 best dinner experiences of my life. The food was just outstanding. What a culinary experience. And the ambience, the service and the drink. Just perfect. Definitely coming back
We went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Had to complete form and scan in for dinner with credit card confirmation. Very strict rules. Then we arrived promptly at 6:30pm and told (in a bit of a snippy manner) that we had to wait for our table. Sat at bar where service got much better. Wine sommelier was excellent. Food was good but not spectacular, I am giving a pass as was a busy night.....the fish (main course) was rubbery. Everything else was very good. Would go again to try regular menu.
Food was cold and the filet had no flavor. The pasta was not much better.
Gato is rated 4.6 stars by 3781 OpenTable diners.