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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 (127)
Fit for Foodies (108)
Good for Anniversaries (104)
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Good for a Date (99)
Notable Wine List (81)
Business Meals (80)
Romantic (80)
Creative Cuisine (78)
Neighborhood Gem (59)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Quiet Conversation (52)
Great for Lunch (48)
Bar Seating (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Local Ingredients (35)
Authentic (33)
People Watching (30)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Seasonal (29)
Good for Groups (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Healthy (19)
Cozy (18)
Fun (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Casual (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Delicious cocktails! Excellent service! Our waiter was attentive
and had great personality! Made for such a fun evening. Food amazing we Will be back.
We had to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time - did not bother us at all but maitre’d immediately came over apologized and paid for our drinks

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Servicio decepcionante y más de 45 minutos de espera entre el primer y el segundo plato. Sin embargo el precio sigue siendo desorbitante.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great however for the first course, the bread accompaniment came out after we had eaten most of the course. The timing was less than excellent and excellence is expected when the prices are high.
All courses were very good

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service
Our waiter was fantastic- he had the kitchen split the dishes we shared

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

GOTHAM BAR & GRILL is FABULOUS....food, service and atmosphere. A must dine place in the Village!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

I would give Gotham 5 stars for the service of the gentleman who brought us water and bread, and the man who greeted us when we arrived. My meal: Butternut squash salad, dover sole and a Touch of Honey cocktail would also be 5 stars. However, our waiter gets 1 star. My husband's flat ginger ale and steak entree that was very gristly and fatty would also get 1 star. How can you serve flat ginger ale? Uneven service and food quality to say the least. Our waiter was oddly defensive and scold-y right off the bat and at one point, seemingly ignored us on purpose by walking past our table without a glance twice after just having had long, jovial conversations with another table near by. We are nice people and were appropriately dressed so his unprofessional behavior was kind of startling. We didn't even complain to him about my husband's flat drink and gristly steak. Frankly, we wanted to minimize our interactions with our waiter. We've had a tradition of eating at Gotham to celebrate my birthday and the anniversary of our 1st date. We had poor/neglectful service last year having been seated in a sort of corner. We chalked that up to one bad waiter, and decided to try Gotham again this year. However, since we had another bad experience with a different waiter this year, we've decided to just not go back to Gotham. We can get great food at many restaurants in NYC, so for me, it's service that sets the really good ones apart.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We’ve been here a year ago and had a great memory of the restaurant. Unfortunately, this visit didn’t replicate the experience.
We had to wait 20 minutes before we were seated, although we made a reservation. After that the service was very slow and inattentive. We had to wait a very long time for our dishes with no apparent reason (the table next to ours, that was seated with us, got their dishes 20 minutes earlier). We felt very disappointed and will not come back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I have always loved this restaurant and the beautiful space. Good value for food but the beverages have become way overpriced. Over $30 for a glass of champagne and $15 for non-alcoholic drinks? Really..

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful restaurant, great service. We enjoyed the fixed price lunch. Entree and dessert were outstanding. Soup was bland. Overall wonderful experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Great Job. NYC tough market and you have to excel. Gotham did excel. We waited in Bar for 30 min past reservation, but manager was on screws talking to us and keeping us in the loop. It’s a great NYC restaraunt!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Service was so so. Classic drinks ordered. Old fashion came without the staple cherry by a so called craft cocktail menu. Bar service was aloof did not really seem to care. 2 drinks $42. Waiter was not personable seemed like it was a chore for him to assist us and take our order. Supplemental staff was excellent and very attentive. Food again, was outstanding! Risotto, cod, and lobster were made to perfection.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We ordered from the lunch pre fix menu, and while everything was delicious, I found the quantity in my dish (pumpkin ravioli) to be lacking--I got 4 small raviolis, which left me hungry after. Six would have probably been more appropriate. The service was also pretty slow for what seemed to be a quiet lunch--it took nearly 25 minutes for the appetizers (all soups and salads) to arrive. It was a bit of a bummer as I was taking my parents out to a special lunch, and they were only in town for the day, so we wound up taking way longer at lunch than anticipated and it kind of cut into our afternoon plans. Overall though the ambience was great, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Out of town friends of 40 years with whom I get together every year at Christmas alternate our celebratory lunches between Washington and New York. We last had this little affair at the Gotham Bar & Grill in 2007 and I thought the time had come to repeat the experience. Of course in the interim my wife and I have dined here numeous times, but my two friends have not. I was so pleased that they liked it just as much, if not more than they did a decade ago. Besides excellent food and service, the primary characteristic of an outstanding restaurant is "consistency"; feeling confident that the kitchen will perform as they always have. This is certainly true of the GB&G and it is the reason there is no restaurant in Manhattan I would rather patronize.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A perfect restaurant. I can’t think of anything else to say. It is not inexpensive. If it were, there would be no tables available ever. But you get your money’s worth here.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Exceptional service and food was amazing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

One of the best restaurants in America . The consistency of its fine dinning experience is unparalleled for close to 30 years. Their approach to hospitality is at the top the service is impecable and friendly. The quality of the meals are outstanding along with their wine list . I come here with my wife when ever we can . I suppose it's our go to restaurant for special and intimate evenings of fine dining

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely amazing place. Wonderful atmosphere , delicious food and lovely service - a really special place

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was top-notch.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the huge table "appetizers" we observed around us......facinating....husband looked up top ten restaurants while in NY on Cardiol. Mtg. at Hilton and YOURS was there...loved our visit!
JackD

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Fun, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic and delicious, as always

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

fabulous as usual but our waitress was a little overwhelmed.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We went for lunch prix fixe 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 on December 5, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Just an overall excellent dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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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vip
 (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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