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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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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 (126)
Fit for Foodies (110)
Good for a Date (106)
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Good for Anniversaries (100)
Business Meals (82)
Romantic (80)
Creative Cuisine (75)
Notable Wine List (75)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Quiet Conversation (57)
Great for Lunch (53)
Bar Seating (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Authentic (34)
Local Ingredients (31)
People Watching (31)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Seasonal (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Hot Spot (26)
Cozy (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Tasting Menu (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Healthy (16)
Fun (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Great for Brunch (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Second time eating here. We live it.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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)!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

There is a reason why it is rated in the top 10 restaurants in NYC. Outstanding food, service and ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and decor, great for corporate dinners and dates. The drinks were delicious. I liked the cod but the rice was quite mushy; the seafood salad and tuna tartars appetizers were great. Overall great service and would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It is and stays good. For 10 years , once a year we vist Gotham from the Netherlands in the week for chrismas. Always we look forward to it and never disappointing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It’s a good restaurant - not the greatest but very good. Don’t book a table for 12 as you can end up standing around for 10/15 minutes as they slowly seat everyone who has arrived and are waiting in the entrance. Not best start to your dining experience. Attentive service at tables and good wine menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

A great deal if you want to go for a quick lunch. The service is great but could be improved. The cured salmon appetizer was fresh and delicious and the pan seared branzino was impeccable. The chocolate cake was super creamy.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

the service was inattentive and slow. never saw the waiter. rely on busboys who barely speak english. management was unattentive.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent across the board! Recommend highly. Aged beef was incredible as was the halibut!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We absolutely love this place. The food is so good there. We always make a point to dine there whenever we are in town. Joseph Scherer, the maitre d did everything possible to make our experience there perfect. A big thank you to the whole staff. We will be back

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Server amazing! Food —-unbelievable flavor!
Restaurant never disappoints!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had an excellent time and the food was wonderful. Great place for holiday cheer!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our meal was outstanding. My guests had Halibut and I split the special aged rib steak and a few of us had the tuna tartar, and one guest had the souffle which they claimed, the best they had ever had. Our group included 2 foodies and a chef and every plate was eaten clean!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My 40th Birthday celebration was beyond expectations

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always a treat to dine here, everthing is just about perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have been to Gotham Bar and Grill a number of times in the past (mostly with family members), and all of my experiences were excellent - until this one. I was hoping to show my girlfriend, who had never been to Gotham, how great the food and service are. She is Vegan, so can not eat most of the items on the lunch menu. A while back, I read an interview with Gotham head chef Alfred Portale, in which he recommended that diners with special requests or dietary restrictions call the restaurant in advance, in order to give them enough notice, so that they can prepare adequately for such cases. Knowing about my girlfriend's dietary needs, I wrote a note in my Open Table reservation to make sure the restaurant knew she is Vegan. In addition to this, I called Gotham two days in advance to confirm that this note had been received. When we arrived for lunch the other day, our waiter appeared to be caught off guard by the fact that one of us was Vegan. After telling us that he had "just seen the note" and consulting the chef, he was able to propose "some of the salads" and "mixed vegetables" as the Vegan options for my girlfriend's lunch. She ended up ordering the vegetable plate, which - while tasty and nicely-presented, was not what I would have expected from such a classy and well-known establishment as Gotham. My food (I had the three course prix fixe lunch) was wonderful, I am sure, but quite honestly, I could not enjoy it as I had hoped, while my girlfriend was eating something which basically amounted to a plate of sides. The most disappointing thing about the whole experience was that I was left with the feeling that we were not taken seriously as guests; I had followed Gotham's own chef's advice, and given the restaurant ample notice about my girlfriend's Vegan eating habits, and yet my feeling was that, if we had showed up at the restaurant, and told them "on the spot," we would have been offered exactly the same fare. Disappointing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very sad how this restaurant and chef have lost their touch. at best: airport food and a very boring repetitive menu. this is the chef who writes books on seasonal menus and ingredients... Portale: please wake up! I used to love your place and way of thinking recipes.

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