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About Gotham Bar and Grill

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.

12 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

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.

Cross Street:
5th Ave + University Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 620-4020

Website:
http://www.gothambarandgrill.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Alfred Portale

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Details
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

Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (134)
Fit for Foodies (117)
Good for Anniversaries (107)
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Good for a Date (103)
Business Meals (90)
Romantic (88)
Notable Wine List (85)
Creative Cuisine (83)
Neighborhood Gem (64)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Great for Lunch (62)
Quiet Conversation (54)
Bar Seating (46)
Worth the Drive (45)
Authentic (37)
Local Ingredients (36)
Seasonal (34)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
People Watching (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Hot Spot (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Healthy (22)
Cozy (20)
Fun (18)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Casual (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Vegan (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 15 hours ago

Waitress was not informative about the menu not engaging at all! If I am paying for top notch service, I expect more than taking my order and no personal touches. Very cold, very disappointed.

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·Dined 3 days ago

fabulous as usual but our waitress was a little overwhelmed.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely holiday decorations, not too gaudy or overdone. The farmers market prix fixe was delicious and plated beautifully. Only downside was service was a bit off.. we were left alone for long stretches and had to ask for drinks and to order, then for coffee and the bill, when we had been in our seats for quite a while. Very gracious when they came but not as observant as expected.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the prix fixe lunch - great value for the meal, although neither of us were blown away by any of the dishes. The main menu definitely has more winners on it. Still, for a business meeting, nothing else compares in the area. Love the holiday decor!

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One disappointment...reservation for party of 4 for 9:00pm...not seated til 9:35. Food was wonderful as usual. Being seated more than half hour beyond reservation time is not acceptable.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Glasgow)·Dined 3 days ago

We visited Gotham Bar and Grill for our wedding anniversary and had a fantastic experience. From the welcome where the recognised our special occasion to a fantastic dinner our experience was superb.

Despite arriving on time we were asked to wait in the bar area which allowed us the opportunity to enjoy some drinks (a salubrious old fashioned and champagne).

The atmosphere is busy and bustling but was not too noisy and it was easy to have a conversation at the table without the noise of the busy restaurant interfering.

With an elegant ambiance and decor and unobtrusive but very efficient service we had a wonderful first trip to Gotham and if we lived in New York I am sure we would visit more often.

The menu is arranged in 1st, 2nd and 3rd courses but essentially 1st and 2nd are appetisers and 3rd are mains. The food was delicious. We ordered Shellfish Bisque and Wild Mushroom Risotto to start which were so tasty I wanted more. For main course I ordered 28 Day Dry Aged New York Steak which was melt i the mouth good and one of the best steaks I have eaten (and I have eaten a few). My wife ordered Ora King Salmon which she enjoyed.

The bill was close to $400 making it an expensive but worthy indulgence.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

In my opinion, Gotham is the best restaurant in the world!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch here during the holiday season. The food was very good. Glasses of wine were expensive. Service was attentive. The restaurant was beautiful for Christmas. I recommend, but know that it will be a splurge.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Still one of the best restaurants in New York after 30 years in business. Great food and service plus quiet enough to hear which is rare nowadays. Worth the money which is also rare. Good value set lunch too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been a patron of this restaurant since its inception and for me it’s one of the reasons you would want to live in New York. It gets better and better while others have come and gone. This is a real review, lol, I’m not related to anyone!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food for more years than I care to count. One of our favorites when in NYC!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful birthday party for my daughter! Food, wine and service all great. I shall return ,and also order on Singapore Airlines!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Gotham Bar and Grill is amazingly consistent in delivering outstanding service and quality of cuisine. I make a point to visit Gotham whenever in Manhattan. They are accommodating for both gluten and dairy free options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for prefixed lunch on a weekday. The price went up from $28 to $38, but the quality of the food went down.

It's a shame that the magic of Gotham is gone. I use to love this place.

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 (Montreal)·Dined 7 days ago

Un peu trop d'éclairage pour souper romantique. La qualité des aliments, la présentation des assiettes, le choix des vins, les portions généreuses et le service excellent. Continuez votre bon travail 👌

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Just an overall excellent dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Spectacular meal and stellar service in a beautiful location. We started with caviar and our server recommended a specific vodka, which was the perfect accompaniment. She then recommended both the steak and the sole. Both were outstanding. The final recommendation was an apple tart for two as dessert. We couldn't say no. Highly recommend for the food, service and overall experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

made for an excellent evening All I can say is go.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Gotham never disappoints! We have been enjoying this restaurant for 20 years. Highly recommend for outstanding food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Would go there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Some things are worth the money. Very expensive, but first class all the way,

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely outstanding! THE RACK OF LAMB IS PERFECT EVERY TIME.
The time honored chocolate cake is not to be missed nor can it be matched anywhere else.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a 9:30 pm reservation on a night when the restaurant and the bar were very busy. We were seated just after 9:30. This restaurant does a great job on everything.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had to wait 40 minutes for a table, staff were

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We were there to celebrate our engagement. When we walked in 20 min early there were two open seats at the end of the bar. Other patrons at the bar were saving seats. We went to sit down and the bartender quickly told us that those seats were saved even though no one was there and there was no where else to sit. I found a seat for my fiancé but I was forced to stand even though there were many other open seats. The food was good for fine dining but nothing to write home about. In my experience of paying upwards of $1k for a meal for Two this $400 was not worth the experience. We were highly disappointed as to celebrate such a big occasion. After it caused us to be 15 minutes late to our big bus night tour of the city of nyc and missed it so we were forced to pay an extra $60 for one with another company. We won’t be back. There are many other fine dining experiences in the city that are way better and give a lot better experiences than this one

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

So great !!! Hadn’t been for years & it’s as delicious and good as I remembered!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great location, good food and service, but totally overpriced. Nothing for people without expense account and regular incomes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Everything was great, but it was exceedingly expensive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I hadn’t been to this restaurant for a few years and didn’t know if it was as I remembered. It certainly lived up to my expectations. Food was very good, discreet and friendly service and great ambiance. I’m happy that it’s still a great restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Met old friends for dinner and Gotham was perfect! The decor is stunning as was the food and service. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Gracious service, wonderful food, as always
Alfred Portakss vision has persisted marvelously!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here and were not disappointed. The food was awesome. I had the halibut which was perfectly prepared and probably the best I’ve ever had. My husband had the cod which was also excellent. The beet salad was delicious as was the peekytoe crab and red shrimp appetizer. Great wine list and service as well. Terrific place would highly recommend! Not cheap of course but worth it for a special occasion in NYC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We went to celebrate both my husband's birthday and our anniversary. The food is wonderful and the menu has many options to satisfy different palates. The signature dessert - the tarte tatin - is to die for! We were most impressed by how friendly and non-pretentious the staff were - a totally pleasant experience all around.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great Service! Food was excellent! Gabriella was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the world and that includes well, the world.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was wonderful service outstanding. It was a fabulous dining experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Consistently good food, sevice and an all around wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family enjoyed tasting familiar and unfamiliar foods and drinks. We arrived early Wed. Night and were seated right away. Other than the price we enjoyed everything about this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The meal was fabulous as always and the service is perfect, friendly, attentive but not intrusive or familiar. It is relaxing to have a drink at the beautiful bar before dinner. The restaurant is lovely to look at even though, and perhaps because, it has not changed in more than 30 years. The draped lighting makes the cavernous space more cozy. Our favorite restaurant in NYC for decades.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food in a beautiful room. I hadn't been there in 17 years and wish I had gone back sooner. Maitre'd was very friendly and our waiter was great.

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