Gotham Bar and Grill

4.7
9366 reviews
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Contemporary American
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.

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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

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlatives from beginning to end...

DB
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham continues to deliver excellent food and service with a wine list that is well constructed and fairly priced. I am a bit sorry that Alfred Portale is leaving, but excited to see what the new chef brings to the kitchen in the months ahead. I wish the entire staff the vest of luck.

CB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our family has patronized Gotham for the past 13 years and it had become our go-to for celebrations and special occasions. Our experience on Wednesday night was sub-par. We were literally ignored by our our server. The cocktail (which by the way used to be my number one favorite) was awful - a cosmo which usually has ice chips and a lime in a beautiful martini glass was like a cosmo you'd get at Applebee's. My daughter's very expensive steak, ordered medium rare, was served just barely pink. I cook a much better steak on one of my bad days. I plan to write the manager as this was supposed to be a very special night for us and we left feeling disappointed and sorry that Gotham had been our choice for the evening.

DW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to go to Gotham for nearly 20 years and finally made it. I can truthfully say it was worth the wait. We were welcomed like regulars when we arrived and greeted by our server promptly. She was the perfect guide through our experience- knowledgeable about wine , cocktails and food and steering us with descriptions beyond the menu info. Our entrees cod and lamb were 2 menu originals - both cooked perfectly. The cod was seasoned with an amazing combo of Asian sweet and savory spices that brought out the flavor of the fish. The lamb was melt in your mouth tender and sat nestled in a bed of sautéed spinach with mashed potatoes all delicately assembled on the plate without looking “ precious “.
They served us a special birthday dessert with happy birthday wishes scribed on the plate. Little flourless cake balls- almond , pistachio and chocolate - so tasty.
Word has it they are remodeling next week so we’ll be anxious to return and see the “ fresh” Gotham but they really don’t need to change a thing for us to return!!

S
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and service in New York City! Why change it? I am looking forward to Chef Portale’s new restaurant.

BF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch! Food, service and ambiance is always stellar! Last year they participated in Restaurant Week. This year they didn’t. My only disappointment! Hopefully they will participate next year.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

We went for a lunch before the change to new chef and updating for old time sake and had a terrible lunch for the first time ever at Gotham.
It should have closed for the change much earlier
than staying open with horrid food.
With all the empty tables we were told to sit in the back for the convince of the staff. Seriously?
Sad finish to a once wonderful restaurant.

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

There seems to be no dress code since we saw many t-shirts (some with writing) and shorts. There was even a man eating in a baseball cap. Very few jackets which I guess is OK because it is summer. The halibut was very good but the vegetables on the plate were cold and very underdone. I must say the service made the evening. It was excellent. This was a very different experience than the last time we were there. I guess we should give it another try.

GS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and drinks with attentive service in a beautifully decorated space.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Appetizers took an hour and a half to come out. Main courses were unremarkable for the price and nothing special. Tough steak and over cooked lobster.

B
London
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A divine meal in quiet surroundings with excellent service.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Please consider gluten free bread options.

A
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the presentation and the service as always are impeccable. Desserts are very small however as are portions in general. We thought we were going for restaurant week only to find out they no longer participate in that event. Nevertheless, we stayed as a special treat because we think the food and service are so special.

MP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant and bar...will definitely return as it was calm and relaxing and quite busy. Not a "loud" ambient experience....very cool. Food was outstanding as was service.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the friendliness, amiability, food and staff is to die for, no need to pass go or collect $200

CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service in Manhattan. Especially excellent is the Miso Black Cod. Wow.

JT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere, wine guy, really knows his stuff.....

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham is consistently a top notch experience. Never overly trendy but not too stuffy either. Just great food and great service. The cod was a bit overly salty for my personal preference but everything else was exellent. And it’s actually possible to hear your dinner companions in this restaurant, unlike most places. It’s pricey but a nice place for a special occassion.

JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, service, food ad food selections were all exceptional. Newer dishes on the menu were consistent with quality we've received on the past visits.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great to be there, but nothing special. Good service, classic place. Average level of food

L
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and when I confirmed my reservation I was told that if I ordered dessert, they would add a candle for my wife. Ordered dessert; no candle. Luckily, the cake was delicious.

I
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and it did not disappoint during this visit.

f
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for over 30 years
and it’s one of my favorite restaurants
We were just here Thursday and this is the first time my husband and I have been completely disappointed in the food
I feel bad writing this review as all the reviews I’ve written about this restaurant has been excellent
My husband didn’t like his entree and although I had a different one I was also
completely disappointed
The service as always a is impeccable and our waiter couldn’t have been more thoughtful
I did not let him know how disappointed we were
Hopefully this experience won’t happen again
I’m sorry to write such a bad review but
we were so excited about coming here

JM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Gotham has been a "go to" for several years when I visit NYC. We have always had an outstanding experience. For whatever reason, this time was not nearly as positive. The food was very good, but not quite at the level in the past (san desserts). The biggest issue we had was the extremely slow and inattentive service. While we were not in a hurry, there was noticeable down time throughout our meal.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, and the service out of this world. The waiter recommended a squid ink pasta with a ragu of octupus. The pasta was one of the best I have eaten in my life.

E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any visit to Gotham is always wonderful. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in NY and since the early 90s I’ve never had a less than perfect meal or experience. My go to for any special occasion.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Sea Bass replaced with Branzino.
While we like Branzino, the prep was underwhelming and boring.

MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything and everyone was great. The portions are small for the pricing.

DL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Never miss a chance to dine here when we are in NU

OT
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Ridiculously overpriced for what it is. My wife's halibut was almost as moist as cardboard but not quite. To charge what they do for what you get is unjustifiable. The service was lovely and the place is beautiful, but then you have to eat the food. We went out for dinner the following night at our local joint in NJ and had a meal which was every bit as good for about 1/6 the price.

LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited a friend for lunch at Gotham. It was her first time there. I love fish and really enjoyed the yellowtail crudo and the branzino. They were plated beautifully. My friend chose housemade ricotta and charred Japanese eggplant and loved her choices.
Our waiter was polite and informative and checked to make sure all was well. He was a pro who has been there many times when I have come.
The room was beautiful and my friend who is a graphic artist really enjoyed herself and the setting.
Gotham never lets me down.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our 24th Anniversary!
Food was amazing!!!!
Service was wonderful.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as usual.

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great special night out place for dinner. Beautiful and calming atmosphere. Service was top notch. Our food was excellent. I had the black miso cod. It was wonderful.

b
Miami
129 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oldie but a goodie

WT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, and I means, always a terrific experience across the board. Amazing combination of great food, great wine options, great service, and great ambiance.

AR
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was sheer perfection from beginning to end. Fabulous food, stellar service, and such amazing attention to detail. Definitely on our list to revisit when we're in the city again!

HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Up to usual high standard - just had misunderstood that it was not part of restaurant week.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been eating at Gotham’s Bar and Grill for years! It NEVER disappoints...

OK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Restraunt. Great experience. Will come back with friends again

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