Gotham Bar and Grill

4.7
8578 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 620-4020
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alfred Portale
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Ave + University Place
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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
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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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

Reviews from verified diners
8,578 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
15%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance, conviviality, comfort and virtually anything else one might hope for in fine but unpretentious restaurant dining do not get much better than at an evening well-spent at the Gotham Bar and Grill.

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OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Never liked Gotham really do NOT like at all. Went because husband waxed nostalgic, he used to go for business. It’s outdated too big boring no vibe every dish needed good shake of Maldonado Sea salt or any salt. Dull boring everything. Those giant tables seating 8-10 is like the old timey Catskills Hotels. You can’t have cool modern place w huge round tables. All business people. Ugh awful never going back. Gotham; get a life: modernize; get long tables. Get rid of those ridiculous hanging fabric things. Inject some life into older servers.

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RB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, Excellent service, A restaurant that I would recommend it to everyone can’t wait to come back

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We had lunch. The portion is so small, both starter and main. Will consider elsewhere next time.

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AB
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Gotham Bar and Grill - the food and service are excellent and consistent

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SD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham remains a restaurant that sets the high bar for all others. The food was exceptional. The service was flawless. The waiter showed how great service can be by making suggestions and pacing the meal. The ambience is perfect for all occasions. This was a business meal but the lighting and surroundings would work with any special gathering. My guests left feeling gushing about a special evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service.
Food was excellent.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were greated at the door by our Host, Joe, before we even entered the restaurant. He was extremely friendly and that was the beginning of a wonderful dining experience. The food was delicious and the ambience was incredible. When you spend money to dine you must go to Gotham Bar and Grill! I can’t wait to go back.

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Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!!

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h
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining at Gotham for over 20 years. They never disappoint. The cuisine, the ambience and service are so top notch as to ensure a delightful evening.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and Food. Pre-fixe is a real treat.

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EZ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful airy restaurant with all tables providing a fine view. The restaurant staff is very professional. Food excellent and fairly priced.

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. They never disappoint. The seasonal specials were superb.

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VI
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed lunch here. The food was top notch. Can highly recommend the fixed price lunch. Also had affordable good wine bottle options (for NYC).

Service was warm,friendly and efficient.

Definitely will be back next stay in NY.

Thanks for a great experience

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d
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gotham Bar and Grill continues to be the quintessential east village dining experience.

It’s elegant , the food is exquisite, and the service is what you would expect from the moment you enter: maître D Joseph has a memory that will floor you . He asked about our little girl from a previous visit and from then on we felt ... we’re back . This place is New York at its best !

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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant service was excellent food was excellent waiter was friendly and helpful. Did not rush the dinner also drinks were excellent I would recommend this rest to anybody I eat out every weekend and would definitely come back we’ll worth the money

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It is always very nice the experience at Gotham!
I fully recommend for lunch or dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Joseph was a great host, three course meal came out timely and was amazing- wifey was happpppy

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RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We both had a first course and an entree. I had a seafood salad as the first course and we both had the salmon as the entree. Everything was excellent, as usual. We come once or twice a year and it is always great. I think it deserves much more than a Michelin one star. I think it is way better than some of the NYC Michelin 3 star ones I've been to.

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RB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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MR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a truly memorable evening @ Gotham! Our server, Daniel, helped make the evening special with outstanding service and a special recognition for our daughter who was celebrating her 30th birthday!

Truly outstanding food, atmosphere was great as always and superb service from a highly professional and engaging team!

Thanks!

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D
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great consistency - over the years this truly fine restaurant. Innovative food executed the way it should be. And bonus recommendation from our waitress to pair fois gras with an hungarian sweet wine....(amazing combo)...thank you...

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most reliably excellent dining experience in Manhattan.

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f
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent alway the best
Our waitress Nicole was perfect
Adorable charming and very professional

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousin and I had the soft shell crabs this particular evening which we enjoyed the week before and couldn’t wait to have again. These were only two of the exceptionally conceived and prepared meals I’ve had at this restaurant. The service is always fabulous which makes the experience, no matter what the occasion, a treat. It’s a little pricey but there is nothing skimpy happening here...ever. I highly recommend Gotham Bar and Grill.

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London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurant experiences in NYC. Delicious food and great, attentive service. Gotham Bar ans Grill is always reliable and never disappoints.

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends celebrating 4th of July

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NB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly wonderful dining experience

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

the hot chocolate was very bitter. the consistency and quality of chocolate was superb but not
possible to drink. The chocolate cake was fabulous. A lesson learned in how not to make hot
chocolate. I would say the bitterness was due to at least 80% bitter chocolate.
I suggest use the same % as in the cake.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around, we got great service. The food was delicious and unique. The soft crab entree was wonderful. Highly recommend the risotto as an appetizer. This is not the first time I have dined here, but each time, the quality of food and service is consistent.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in every way

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful, sophisticated neighborhood restaurant.

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AJ
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food in this restaurant was outstanding. We were a party of 4 with one vegetarian, one gluten-free and one non-fish. There was something for everyone. The salads especially were amazing. Being a Sunday night, there were not many other diners so was lovely and quiet. We would definitely visit again if in new York again

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MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service! Attention to detail was amazing.

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J
Grand Rapids
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation for 2 at 7pm. When we arrived we decided to sit at the bar. The greeter was very friendly and accommodated us.
Thank You.

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s exactly what dinner should be. Amazing food, innovative cocktails, superb service, all in a large area that still somehow feels cozy.

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C
Los Angeles
229 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hats off to Gotham Bar and Grill for being as good, if not better than ever. After so many years and so many other great restaurants, Albert Portale's flagship still sets the standard. Everything about our meal from greeting to service, perfect cocktail and exceptional food made our dinner Friday night a special occasion even when it wasn't. Goat cheese tortellini, with morels and fave beens were heavenly and our server was delightful. 5 Stars +

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Robert and Joseph were outstanding and made this dinner unforgatabunforgettable

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was excellent. Dan was outstanding

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, beyond expectations. Food was as described and beautifully plated. Delicious. They surprised us with a birthday candle and the name of the person, without our asking. Very special

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