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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.
New York, NY 10003
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm-2:15pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm-9:45pm
Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
The restaurant is wheel chair accessible but please note the restrooms are located downstairs.
5th Ave + University Place
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Gotham Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews
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%.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
We had a wonderful experience at the Gotham Bar and Grill! Our server, Garin was nothing short of fantastic. He expertly guided us through Gotham's food and wine menus and and our resulting pairings were on the mark. My wife opted for the Black Cod and it was delectable. I selected the Duck Breast and it was by far the best duck preparation that I have ever had. Our daughter chose the Pumpkin Tortellini and she loved it. All three dishes were seasoned and prepared to perfection. Garin was very knowledgable of Gotham's wine program (and wine in general). We enjoyed sharing our tasting experiences with him...His 1948 Château Margaux tasting story was great. Thank you for the Tokaj! It was an extraordinary way to conclude our meal (in addition to the Chocolate Cake)!
We have been eating at Gotham Bar and Grill for many many years and it never disappoints. The food is always excellent (the three course lunch prix fixe with moderately priced bottles of wine is especially welcome) and the service friendly and spot on but not obtrusive. The noise level makes dining with friends a pleasure as conversations can go on without yelling across the table. As I said to my lunch companions, can't we eat lunch here EVERY day! Bravo GBG - here's to many more years of the utmost in civilized dining.
We spent Christmas Eve here and we really loved it! They had a super wide wine list and a good tasting menu. Everything was delicious.
The attention was truly amazing, out waiter was a sweetheart!
The only negative thing I can say about this place is that it’s a little overpriced... as good as the food was, we had a soup, a salad, and a piece of meat, and a risotto; that was it... I must say I was a bit impressed when the check arrived.
Maybe it was because of the tasting menu, but still, make sure to check the prices before you sit down.
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