Gotham Bar and Grill

4.7
8958 reviews
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Contemporary American
Since first opening its doors in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has epitomized New York City dining at its finest, serving Executive Chef Alfred Portale's sublime and refreshingly accessible Contemporary American Cuisine in a dining room that is consistently packed with sophisticated diners from all over the country and the world.

One of the secrets of Gotham's success is that it is an institution that has never become institutional. The unparalleled quality of the food and service are constants, but the rest of the Gotham experience is constantly updated to keep the restaurant feeling as fresh as the day it opened. New menu items are introduced each season, the wine list is always evolving, and the dining room is regularly revamped.

Gotham Bar and Grill has been honored as Most Outstanding Restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which named Chef/Owner Alfred Portale Most Outstanding Chef in the nation for 2006.

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 9:30PM 10:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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RD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got together with a friend as we do periodically, and the dinner could not have been nicer. A terrific baby kale salad and seared foie gras were nice starters. Those were followed by farro risotto and halibut. And you don't have to break the bank to get a nice bottle of wine: there were several nice ones offered in the $100 range.

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L
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service. Thank you very much.

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CG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects. The pear soufflé was so good we ordered a second.

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant but not pretentious. Classy but not uptight. Professional but not cold. Responsive but not intrusive. The gold standard for a classic NYC landmark restaurant.

We returned to mark an anniversary of a long ago first lunch during which there was another diner having a medical emergency at another table. I responded to a request for help and went to provide assistance to the woman until EMS arrived. My companion was very touched by the event and we’ve been together since.

I shared the story and then thanked the maitre d’ for arranging to have the woman faint that day many years ago.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I really wanted to love this meal. We ordered the deviled eggs for an appetizer and they were very good. Our server was fantastic. She had great knowledge of the menu and the sommelier had great suggestions as well. So I was very happy with everything up to that point. We ordered the wagyu strip streak to split simply because I wasn’t that hungry. I have had wagyu at Gordon Ramsey’s and Jeff Ruby’s. At Ramsey’s it was the best at Ruby’s it was still very good. Tender, flavorful, so this was my expectation going in. The plates came with the vegetables split and the steak served in the center. It was cut into 4 very large pieces, which I found strange for wagyu, but cooked to perfection, the medium rare we had specified. The first indication of a problem was when picking up the first piece to put on my plate. It seemed very dense and tough to get my fork into. Not at all what you would expect from Wagyu. Then, in taking my knife to the steak, I had trouble cutting. The other 2 times I have had this type of beef, I had remarked how I could cut it with my fork, so I knew there was an issue. When I put it in my mouth to chew it, I was shocked. I’m not sure what the issue was but it couldn’t have been Wagyu. I told the server and we sent it back. We ordered the tuna tartare instead. Again, we were going to split but she brought 2 saying she was concerned there wouldn’t be enough. For the 2 of us, my daughter and myself, 1 was plenty, but a nice gesture. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed with this dish. The tuna was fine but there wasn’t any wasabi or flavor. I was happy there wasn’t an issue but the lack of flavor was a disappointment. We had a lovely bottle of wine, I ordered a drink that I didn’t like but that can happen anywhere, we enjoyed the deviled eggs, had an underwhelming tuna tartare and my daughter had some tea for $180 with tip. Not really what I was expecting after reading the reviews here. Everyone can have an off night but this was just a miss for us.

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OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter David was wonderful! Great food and ambiance. We enjoyed the dinner.

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SB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Especially notable service. Very much enjoyed every aspect.

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never failed to get an unbelievable steak. Great service with food (and wine!) to match. PS. Don’t ask if you have a pinot noir like my wife did and said ‘yes I’ll have that one’. It’s $48 for a glass! Aside from that love this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent

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FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4, a mini-reunion of college friends, enjoyed a delicious dinner before seeing the play "Gloria" at a nearby theatre. We met at the bar first and enjoyed the lively activity there. Once seated, we all loved our selections of appetizers and dinner choices, noting the outstanding wine collection. (We selected wines by the glass.) The service was impeccable. They made sure we were out with plenty of time to get to the show. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always provides for a very enjoyable evening and fine dining experience. Extremely gracious, polished and friendly service, from the host reception, to the bartender to the serving staff.

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EZ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my mother's birthday. The food was superb and the service wonderful! We will continue to go back as we visit NY. as much as possible.

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JS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Ask for Dan as your waiter!

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SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious food. Very attentive staff

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JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed. Kind of a let-down. Ambiance and food were both just average.

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience with great food and service as well as a wonderful sommelier. Highly recommend

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CC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham Bar and Grill remains our New York favorite: excellent food, service and best of all ambiance.

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C
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gold standard that fine restaurants are gauged by — simply the best restaurant in NY. Yes, there are much more expensive choices in NY, but Gotham should meet the highest standards.

Doesn’t get any better.

Thank you Gotham for another wonderful experience.

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M
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Overall, I rated this experience a 2 due to poor service from our waiter combined with food that was good, but not great. For a Michelin rated and highly renowned restaurant, I expected much more from this establishment. I was shocked by how aloof our waiter was the entire evening. He was disinterested from the onset, seemingly insincere throughout the evening and, at times, borderline rude. On our way out of the restaurant, I discretely flagged down a manager to provide feedback and specific examples. The tuna appetizer and the Gotham chocolate cake were both very good, the entrees (duck & surf and turf) were less desirable. Unfortunate dining experience for a special occasion.

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AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Welcoming, great food and service. Beautiful surroundings.

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DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming back to Gotham every time we visit nyc. Great food and great atmosphere.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Meal was excellent and worth the Michelin star, the restaurant ambience was a little antiquated.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for brunch. Seating was unremarkable with a short wait. The burgers were delicious however had stomach issues after. Also had dessert , chocolate cake which was superb but they never offered coffee or tea with it. I guess they forgot . It would have been nice to have tea with our cake.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Few things in life rarely improve with age, they only become more rare. Gotham is both. Gracious and accommodating service, spectacular REAL food, a comfortable and lively dining room representing the genuine New York fine dining experience, and menu pricing that doesn’t exclude most of us from feeling on top of the world for several hours. Very special indeed.

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JW
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in NY and try to enjoy once or twice a year. We were disappointed that we were tucked away in the corner window table, as we could not enjoy the normally beautiful dining room ambiance. Also disappointing was the servers obvious displeasure that we did not want to order all of our dinner courses at once. We prefer to order after appetizers, but this seemed inconvenient for him.
Still I will return. The surf and turf was amazing!

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B
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still quintessential NY.

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b
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I have loved the Gotham for years. A group of friends often comes for a special lunch. The food was very good but small portions for the high price. The waiter was very dour--surprising for such a special place. The wine is always very good. I do love that they have a prix fixe of sorts....the pasta dish was very good, the black cod also.....

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food
Great atmosphere

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K
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything excellent

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SM
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved Gotham! Food was fantastic and atmosphere was great. Only complaint I have is that our server was really snooty towards us and I had to ask several people to bring me my wine.

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DY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food...much better than our previous experiences!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service with a great attention to detail. Our waiter “David” was excellent and really made us feel welcome. The food was just ok. Given the very high prices for the food one expects more.

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NY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and professional, as always

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RE
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad to see it’s still going strong and still of the highest standard - with a Michelin star to prove it. Expensive even at lunch but quality and service come at a price.

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RP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most attentive and professional staff engagements of any restaurant in New York. The food and wine selection is second to none. Marvelous experience as usual...

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a great dinner on a busy, holiday party weekend. Even though it was very busy the service and food were still excellent! Staff was very attentive and professional and the food \was excellent. Both of us had a fish main. what I learned: if you want the tart tartan... request as you are seated... it was sold out when we got to dessert :(

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k
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was incredible! Food and service amazing - Robert and Joseph made our evening an absolute delight!

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V
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! So accommodating.

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The poached black cod and the seafood salad are classic. The flouless chocolate cake is to die for as everyone knows. Add impeccable service and gentle ambiance.....who could ask for anything more!

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