Gotham Bar and Grill

4.7
8864 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:15pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:45pm
Friday 5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5:30pm-9:45pm

The restaurant is wheel chair accessible but please note the restrooms are located downstairs.
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Phone number
(212) 620-4020
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alfred Portale
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave + University Place
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Parking details
There are numerous parking garages located in the neighborhood.
SP PARKING(2 blocks away west)
20 West 13th St (between 5th & 6th ave) on the left side of the street
OPEN: 24 hours
IMPARK( 2 blocks away east)
60 East 12th street (between broadway & 4th street) on the right side of the street across from The Strand Bookstore
OPEN: 24 hours
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Public transit
4,5,6,N,R,W,Q to Union Square. Gotham is 2 blocks south on 12th Street.



F,M to 14th Street. Gotham is 1 avenue east and 2 blocks south.



1,2,3 to 14th Street. Gotham is 2 avenues east and 2 blocks south.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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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

What 8864 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch today with 2 colleagues never been but saw good reviews. They call it a bar and grill but it’s a fine restaurant. I had the black cod and colleagues had roasted chicken. Everyone loved it, what a nice place

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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m
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A memorable meal. The surf and turf has the best lobster I ever had and delicious braised short ribs.
We shared a beet salad and a chocolate and cherry dessert. The food is presently beautifully. It is expensive but worth it for special occasions.

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FC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Celery Root Veloute and Pear Soufflé'were standouts at our table. Wines and other dishes were very nice, save for the ravioli with short ribs ragout, which was soupy, a bit bitter, and in need of revising, to my taste. Excellent hospitality and service. Very lovely room.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food (we had the halibut), atmosphere , and service were outstanding from this venerable Village restaurant. The experience is worth the price.

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c
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner..loved ambiance.coming again soon

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was not the best. Kind of slow and we ordered two of the same entrees and only received one. Canceled the second entree.

Food was good though.

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IB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This was my first time having dinner at Gotham Bar I didn’t notice any charisma or personality in the staff which is an important element to build a great experience and create lasting memories. A chocolate birthday cake was brought over to our table by a rushed busser that added the candle right in front of us as he set down the cake. It was almost embarrassing to see this lack of attention to detail. I was expecting way more from Gotham Bar & Grill. I reserved a few weeks in advance and I thought the experience was going to be great but unfortunately it wasn’t. I know many Michelin starred restaurants in New York and Europe and this one did not convince me at all for dinner. I just do not think it is good value.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham is my go-to place for special occasions and wanna-be special occasions. It is an exceptional restaurant for fine dining and "foodies". You can't order something here without tasting it and thinking.....hmmm, what's going on here? What did he add? Even a signature dish, like the chicken, tastes new and fresh like it were just invented. The service was impeccable, just what anyone would hope for. I can't wait till the next special occasion. I may have to invent one soon.

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r
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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DT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First discovered this restaurant, by the Alfred Portale cook books. I live in California, and visiting the restaurant was a must for my first trip to New York City. I loved it so much that when I planned a trip back this year, the first thing I did was make dinner reservations at Gotham!

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CG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular. Not a single complaint about the whole evening. Sommelier and waitress both extremely helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite New York restaurants both for the ambiance and service together with the food. Never have had a bad experience or meal here.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday / reunion

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AR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive...not worth the average fare. The room is very nice, if a little "stuffy" and the service was good.

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been back to Gotham in years. Forgot how good the place is. Everything was as you'd expect a top restaurant to be. Expensive, yes, but worth it.

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OT
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Gotham is one of the very best restaurants in New York. The food is delicious, the presentation of the food is awesome, and the service is lovely, and it is big enough so you are not up against your neighbors and can have a truly private conversation. Wine choices are terrific. One thing is especially important to me: the dishes are creative, but are not put together with a dozen ingredients the purpose of which is hard to determine. I do have likes and dislikes, and in the places with these dozen ingredient dishes, it is hard to find something that does not have an ingredient I dislike. Yes, I am a fusspot. But are all those ingredients actually needed? Do they make a difference? To move on to something more positive, I was particularly pleased at this meal by the tuna tartare, which had a decent but not overwhelming amount of spice, and a lovely mix of textures. By the way, Gotham is also terrific for groups. We have gone here as a group of 8 on many occasions and they don't miss a beat. Recommendations for two things that in my experience are always on the menu: the miso-marinated cod; and the chocolate cake.

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GM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply spectacular -- to the point of memorable, and I almost never say that. All guests felt the same way. Everything else was excellent, but the food was beyond....

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Upon entering we were stunned how exquisite the place was. The food was amazing and the staff made the experience even better. Will absolutely return again

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great restaurant with very tasty food and excellent service.

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CD
Caribbean
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

So many better options for the service that you get for what you are paying. Disappointed

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LW
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner was delightful. Had a lovely table in the back of the room for 5. Lamb chop entree was superb - flavorful and a lot of it. NY Strips the same. Had different combinations of cocktails, wine, and beer - all great. Dessert was good, but not excellent. Two slight complaints. Service, particularly towards the end with dessert was a little slow. Second, I met a friend for drinks at the bar prior to meeting up with my dinner companions. We couldn't find two seats together and she attempted to put two together. The bartender told us to stop trying as it might interfere with those dining at tables in the bar. This didn't seem likely, as the distance wasn't close, plus no one was dining at those tables at the time. My complaint is that the bartender made no effort to help us resolve our problem to sit together and instead just told us to stop trying because the supposed needs of guests actually not yet present took priority.

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LC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After so many years we still think of Gotham as our favorite dining experience in Manhattan! We moved out to Princeton,NJ 13+ years ago, but regularly return to Gotham the across the board excellence!

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H
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us were on an annual eating tour of NYC. Of our several great meals Gotham was tops. Everything was absolutely perfect as we have come to expect here. A special shout out to our waiter Dan who made the evening even more special than we anticipated. If you are looking for a fine dining spot in Manhattan this must be on your short list. We will always have Gotham on our itinerary.

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A
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent throughout time. Perfect as always.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, reliably good service and food in an unpretentious setting.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic dining experience!

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have regularly gone to Gotham for their lunch special. It's been several years since I've dined there for dinner. Last week I dined there with a group of friends for dinner. I forgot how perfect Gotham is and although it can be a bit expensive, I find it a bargain in terms of the quality of the cuisine, the service, and the ambience. I will again return regularly for dinner. Anyone who doesn't try Gotham at least once, is missing a wonderful meal at a wonderful restaurant that will remain a wonderful memory forever. Bravo to an incredible restaurant!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Same ambiance as it was in the eighties, noise level a bit elevated with good food for the price. Service was great

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HK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience being back at Gotham Bar & Grill. Attentive service, fantastic seasonal food and lively yet intimate atmosphere. Highly recommended, and on the plus side, a brilliant wine list that is not going to burst the bank.

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TA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been dining here for over 30 years. Food and service among the best in the city. Will always return !

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful culinary experience. This establishment is what top notch restaurants aim for! Just simply excellent!

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinning experience. Everything, from the second you walk through the door to the final good evening is perfection.

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F
Cleveland
48 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always in consistency , ambience, service
Joseph and team exceptional
A gem

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Foie Gras!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great food and location, highly recommended restaurant!

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G
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Having been many times to the gotham since it opened, I now find that it is slipping especially in service. The food was very good but the service was slow and uneven. The restaurant also needs to refresh its decor.

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SS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at Gotham bar and Grill. Food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Service was excellent as well. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is the first time we have dined at Gotham Bar & Grill for lunch. They have a set menu with 3 courses. It is excellent value as this restaurant can get very pricey at dinner. I must say though that we found both the quality of the food and the service was not as impeccable as in the evening. All in all a great value but Gotham is a staple for us for dinner while in NYC. Just couldn’t fit it in this time.
Best choices on their menu are the soft shell crab, lobster and the flourless chocolate cake. Will return for dinner.

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DW
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always very good to excellent but this evening may have been a little off. The steak was just a little bit too done (medium rare was medium rare +), and the service a little bit less attentive than what we have experienced in the past. The food showed up too quickly, like two minutes after we ordered. But the lamb chops were fantastic. The salad was wonderful, if a little bit more dressed than we would prefer. The special desert, an apple tart, was to die for. It won my apple tart award for as long as I can remember apple tarts.

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