Gemma - The Bowery Hotel
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Gemma is open for Christmas Day! Please call for reservations. 212-505-7300
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Gemma is open for New Year's Eve! Please call for reservations. 212-505-7300
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Had an intimate birthday dinner here with friends,we enjoyed the festive atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, super quick service despite appearing very full and busy. DELICIOUS food. Absolutely wonderful dining experience.
Gemma food is a 2/10. You could not seriously envisage to serve that kind of food in Europe. My pizza was a sponge, pasta cooking was ok but why putting pistachio in the sauce? Doesn’t make sens. Antipasti lack of taste.
Service is kind.
The room is Disneyland in Tuscany.
Nice atmosphere in a beautiful bistro
Food was mediocre at best. The pizza was disappointing.
Great hospitality from the hostess and waiters. The booth seating can be tight for tall people, but overall a nice local gathering spot.
I was a little bit late and they were very kind and still gave me a nice table on a very crowded night. This restaurant has a great vibe
Gemma is a MUST try if you’re in NYC. If you’re looking for authentic, rustic Italian this is the place to go!
Amazing food delicious
Great food, drinks and service. Table was ready when we arrived, we were promptly attended to and the dinner was great.
A delicious meal, boyfriends 30th bday he got the NY strip steak and could not stop talking about how amazing it was (also he’s had pretty much every steak in nyc) so this one must be good. The montepulciano wine was delicious and great value for the bottle!
Never ate so bad! Even mineral water was not ok.
Can’t say one positieve thing.
Delicious food lovely ambience great service. Will return again and again. Thank you!
We thought the menu selections were a bit limited and most menu items were not made to order except to boil pasta and cook salmon or steak. Not that not made to order is a bad thing though. It just seemed like dinner was not a special customized event for us. Service was good as everything came out in ten minutes.
Wonderful experience. We sat outside on a beautiful fall day. I can't wait to get back again.
We were a very challenging group of guests. With one impatient and very hungry toddler and 1 infant we were hopping up and down, playing musical chairs for most of the meal. How our waiter kept his cool I really don't know. Thanks so much for making us feel welcome and allowing our extended family to have a marvelous and almost civilized dining experience.
We will return!
Wait staff were rude, and food was too salty. Overall a very unpleasant experience and would not ever go back
very nice place
I am Italian and for me the food was very good.
Next time I will go again.
You have to go.
The manager, Nicola, was great! We loved our experience there and love the delicious food!
Really great experience. Food was very good......atmosphere was lovely....we were at a back round table and it could not have been more conducive to wonderful conversation and fun times. Service was fine. No complaints.
Worst food and service I've had in NYC in 15 years - easily. I was just there in April and it was great. No idea what happened but I will never be back.
Food not as good as it used to be much smaller menu
Atmosphere and interior decor were really beautiful and romantic. Good wine selection. Food options are expensive for the quality (it's good, but not $20+ good) and the variety is limited, especially for vegetarians (no options with vegetarian protein). Wish they had more pasta options!
poor service and poor food. This restaurant has gone down from years ago. Cocktails were not strong enough, it's like they used 1/2 of what they should of. Appetizer with the tuna should have been sent back. just bad
Food was outstanding
The staff was wonderful
Waiters are superb too
I LOVE this restaurant BUT won't sit outside again. Too many distractions!
Extremely rude waitress
The hostess is just dreadful. We stopped by for cocktails appetizers and desert and the hostess had the nerve to tell us unless we were ordered dinner to we couldn’t sit outside even though almost every table was empty. We left stepped outside booked a table with open table then went back inside. Furious she was forced to sit us outside. She stared at us the entire time giving us dirty looks all through dinner. $180.00 later we left. What a horrible miserable person just chasing patrons and money away from this establishment. It’s people like this who put a place out business.
This used to be one of my favorite spots. Now there is a new chef. Menu has changed and the old staples don’t taste as good. Took away the polenta fries and ruined the focaccia. Such a bummer. Antonio is the only good bartender there. If he leaves, I’ll have no reason to ever go back here.
Food was very bad
Excellent Brunch - original and tasty. However, lack of fresh orange juice missed perfection.
We were around 12 of us - vibe was great, food was good. Service not so much. Waiters were quite rude even though we ordered more than enough for the table.
Horrible Service, the host and waiter had such rude attitude like there better than us and or like whatever do you want to order or not.
I've been to Gemma few twice before but this was the worst experience in dinning I had in nyc in a while, the worst part of It all I had guess visiting from London and Italy and they were sooo shocked how bad this place was, made me look bad thanks!
Hope others have a better experience but I am never going back! Go to scarpetta!
Wonderful caprese salad and pizza. Great wine line list and ambience. Highly recommend!
One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had in my life. Took my little sister for her birthday. I ordered a drink at the end of our food order. Server barked that everyone else needs to show their id's as well. Informed him that no one else had even ordered a drink yet or planned to.
Food took absolutely forever. Ordered a second drink, never came. When I inquired, server informed that it was getting made that moment. There was no one behind the bar....
Then went and congregated with 4 other servers at the bar. Carried the drink to the table from the TOP of the cup. Disgusting.
Food finally came out after a good 45 minutes. By the way, restaurant was empty...and zero music or ambiance. Pizzas were COMPLETELY cold. Sent it back along with the pastas.
Still got charged for dishes we sent back.
Some of the worst service I have ever experienced.
I don't usually eat at tourist driven restaurants with food that matches, but I was hoping for a way better experience than this. You don't go here for the food at all....note taken.
Limited lunch menu. Not very attentive service.
Server was not attentive and kitchen was uncomfortably slow
We live in South Florida, but every time we come to New York we make it a point to dine at Gemma. It's one of our "go to" spots to eat in Manhattan!!!
My roommate and I had a wonderful first experience at Gemma. We had the Truffled Polenta Fries to start - they were absolutely incredible. I had the Penne Arrabbiata and my roomie had the Gnocchi di Zucca and both were divine. We ate outside to enjoy the beautiful weather, and our server was an absolute delight ~ very attentive and even gave menu/wine suggestions. Thank you for the amazing lunch, Gemma & family. :)