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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
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (131)
Fit for Foodies (112)
Good for a Date (110)
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Good for Anniversaries (108)
Business Meals (84)
Notable Wine List (80)
Romantic (79)
Creative Cuisine (76)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Neighborhood Gem (61)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Great for Lunch (53)
Bar Seating (42)
Authentic (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Pre/post Theatre (33)
People Watching (32)
Local Ingredients (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Seasonal (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Cozy (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Tasting Menu (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Fun (15)
Healthy (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Casual (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Possibly my favorite Manhattan restaurant. John B is a terrific server and is a delight to talk to. I keep coming back again, and again.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly and capable staff who handled us very nicely.
Perfect food, which was the excellent value prix fixe menu for NYC restaurant week.
Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Lunch was delicious and artistically presented. Waiters were pleasant and efficient. I will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I went to Gotham during the restaurant week. The salad was great. I ordered the risotto - which has many ingredients and vegetables and my boyfriend ordered the short rib. The food is great. The only thing I think they could improve is the efficiency - we can’t always see waiters around our table, but maybe because They are busy during the RW.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Situated in a quiet neighborhood, Gotham was a wonderful place to dine. The first two courses were elegant and presented really well. The service was on top of it and friendly. The 3rd course was plentiful and delicious. I was very pleased with our experience here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Gotham never disappoints...service is always excellent and nobody that's ever gone there with me has walked away unhappy with any portion of their meal. Stead and true...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Always a gem. Never lets you down. Great friendly service. Atmosphere does not change. Food is consistently great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and drink - perhaps a bit overshadowed by the $375 bill for two!

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

The service was poor and the food took over an hour to be prepared.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

One of New York’s classics. Excellent food and good service. Halibut was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We were a little late getting there, they were gracious and stayed open until we were done. Interesting appetizer of crab and shrimp with avocado, grapefruit and quail eggs, small portions but well-done flavor combinations. The seared fois gras with figs was to die for.

Mains were the regular steak with its architectural onion rings, as good a piece of beef as you'll find in the city, and the black cod swimming in a miso-soy-ginger broth with bok choy and mushroms. The fish was delicious, with the Asian ingredients providing a whiff of exotic flair.

To wash it down, we were surprised and delighted to find a Mondeuse on the menu. The wine is from a grape by the same name that grows in the French Alps, and is hard to find outside the Savoy region. They stock it in Paris, but it's not that well-known because the Savoyards prefer to drink it themselves. Not as imposing as a Bourdeaux or Burgundy, it's a very good red to accompany meat, fowl, and saltwater fish. At $135 for a 2010 vintage it was a good value on an otherwise pricey wine list.

We had the peanut butter sundae for dessert and then let ourselves be talked into an aged cognac (or quite possibly armagnac, by that time I had enjoyed most of my wine and the details are a little fuzzy). It was $190 a shot or $95 a half shot; we opted for the latter and split that, which was enough to enjoy the taste and provide a little extra warmth on a cold night.

Service was excellent throughout, with our waitress and assorted busboys, bread handler, sommelier and assistants delivering our dishes and policing the table with cheerful efficiency. We were the last table to leave, and not only were we not rushed, our waitress proactively told us that we could finish when we finished.

Bill came to $504 with tax but before tip, which, under the circumstances, was a bit north of 20%.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

never disappointed. expensive but worth it
exceptional food

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Party of two celebrating with a foodie . I wanted to ensure we had a great meal. The server contributed to the wonderful experience. We had most of the dishes that have been on the menu for over 30 yrs: tuna tartare, seafood salad, cod, and rack of lamb. All did not disappoint. We plan to return soon

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Most of times, their dishes are very good and worth a praise but unfortunately, the main server is unprofessional, which shouldn't be in the way as Michelin starred restaurant.
For instance, if there is an issue, we do not get a feedback at all.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food and service in a chic setting. This reliable restaurant never fails. Meet beforehand for a drink at the upscale bar.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enchanted Evening

My wife and I brought guests to the Gotham Bar and Grill a few years ago. We were impressed with the food but the ambience, the service and the experience were less than stellar. We decided to return with my brother and sister in law on Saturday because any establishment can have an off night...and after all, the food was excellent.

What a difference this visit was! We were seated in a different section of the restaurant with no foot traffic. From the time we entered to the time we left the Maitre d’, wait staff and the wait staff captain made us feel as if we were invited guests to their eatery. They were attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable, engaging, and personable. The food, oh the food was a gourmet’s delight. The flavors infused in the mushroom risotto was so good that 3 of us who ordered it ceased eating it with our forks and utilized the spoons they smartly provided, in order to savor everything that was in our respective bowls. The three different entrees the four of us ordered; Roast Niman Ranch Pork; Maine Lobster and 28 Day Dry Aged New York Steak were equally delectable. There’s no doubt we will return to this enchanting establishment in the very near future.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was phenomenal and the staff was very attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Phenomenal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Birthday dinner was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Superb, once again. A complete pleasure, with sensitive and careful service and extraordinary food. This is at least the 3rd or 4th time that I have come from Philadelphia to enjoy the Gotham. I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Reliable, understated service, great food. Comfortable in every way.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our meal at Gotham was really fantastic. All three of us enjoyed each and every bit of our food. Such a great solid place. Doesn't ever disappoint. A New York City institution!

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Gotham has the best burger in the city, always a pleasure able dining experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Absolutely amazing from beginning to end... we will be back!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Second time eating here. We live it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

It'a always fabulous. Thats why it's going strong!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Small wedding luncheon on Jan 2. Regretfully the manager would not serve the small wedding cake brought by a guest. He refused to budge on his policy of not allowing food brought in to the restaurant to be served.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a fantastic meal here and the most lovely waiter who really made the evening enjoyable. The chocolate cake was incredible for dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our table was reserved for 6:30 and after insisting we got it 70min later.
Food was extremely heavy on garlic and due to the poor light the cloves of garlic were hard to spot in the sauce.
Noisy but a special atmosphere. Nice bar staff. The rest worked like machines. Heartless and success spoiled.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delectable food, superb service, perfect Manhattan

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Dinner at Gotham was a special dinner for our last night in NYC and it did not disappoint. The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. It's a perfect NYC dining experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Prix fix lunch is a great value and never disappoints

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best Meal I've had in New York to date and incredible service as well

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

Was there for my birthday, had an amazing dinner. Gotham is my favorite restaurant in the city for the reason of you get the whole package. Our waiter Dom made the entire night amazingly pleasant and was a joy to talk to really made our night special thank you Dom and the entire team at Gotham!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The interior of Gotham Bar and Grill is immediately impressive. Old world decadence in an inviting space. Service and atmosphere deserve five stars, no doubt.

While I would have loved to try multiple courses, my date and I were on a time crunch, so we shared a first course and each had a main. The Hudson Valley foie gras was seared and presented beautifully, but the flavors were lacking. It tasted far too fatty, almost like gristle, compared to other identical dishes at similar restaurants. We always order this dish when we’re out. I give it a D+.

For my main, I had the salmon, and loved the attempt at mixing flavors. The sauce was phenomenal, and temperature of the meat just perfect. Presentation needed some work, but the flavors were there. I’m not quite sure how to express why, but despite the above, I wasn’t wowed by the dish. Individually, the elements on the plate were phenomenal, but together, it was like a failed marriage between people who look like it should have worked.

We will most likely be returning at some point to test the other famous dishes, but I’m in no rush.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent and relaxing. Tables set far enough apart for conversation. Go early.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a very relaxing time at this place food was good and wine list offers agood selection , price range is perfect and the location is a good one , dessert could be maybe wider range of options , but that could be because i have a sweet tooth and so Iam always looking forward to being fabergasted by new flavours. the rest a ver correct and decent place. SERVICE WERE REALLY FRIENDLY AND QUICK TO BRING FOOD AND THE CHECK

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I have made a tradition of lunch here during the week between Christmas and New Years. It’s always wonderful—-the food, ambiance, service, everything—-never fails to delight.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Exemplary restaurant but could only afford to splurge on a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

After 30+ years, Gotham hasn’t lost a step and remains as fresh and vibrant as when it first opened. The amazing, attentive service is only surpassed by the perfection in the kitchen. A NYC treasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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