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SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant, New York, NY

SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

4.3
4.3
799 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is a casual-upscale bar/restaurant/lounge. The menu features American comfort food, prepared with style, based on classic French technique. SOUTHGATE’s cocktails are also classic, with modern twists, but unpretentious. Its wine lists are curated by wine expert Kevin Zraly, whose selections include a wide range of affordable gems and high end offerings. Late night offerings of food and drink are available until 11:45PM from Monday-Saturday. Join us for Essex Hour daily from 5-10:30PM for food and drink specials!

From 3-4:45PM we're open at the bar for drinks only we're not offering any food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Late night Daily 10:30 pm–11:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 484-5120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Burriesci

  • Catering

    Our team of dedicated and experienced chefs and event specialists are ready to collaborate and customize your event to your exact specifications.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    SOUTHGATE events are available for private buyouts of up to 250 guests and semi-private events for up to 50 guests. Our incredible location and unique offerings make SOUTHGATE an ideal venue for intimate social events, holiday parties and small wedding celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    The Catering Department: (866) 943-1542

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    6th Ave. and 7th Ave.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 799 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    I made reservations months ago to eat here for 2022 Thanksgiving dinner. We were sat by an outside door where every time it opened we were freezing, every 10 minutes. Our waiter was rude, he did not explain the menu, did not bring us water then disappeared after our meal arrived. Never checked on us never refilled drinks at all. The restaurant WAS NOT busy. We had to ASK FOR A NAPKIN & Silverware to eat our $155.00 a person meal! We waited 30 minutes to get the check and I was told that I could NOT have a to go cup for my hot tea. With our Thanksgiving dinner came a glass of Champagne. Appropriate for my husband and I. NOT FOR MY 2 TEENAGERS THAT THEY SERVED Champagne too as well!!!!! Most disappointing and rude service I have ever had. So much for a nice dinner for Thanksgiving 2022. DON’T GO HERE!
  2. d

    deafayden

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very nice hostess. My server checked in often but forgot my drink. An espresso martini is $30 which was off menu so I didn’t know how much it was until the bill came. My burrata salad with shrimp (no greens came with this salad) was $40
  3. JG

    JenniferG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent! Fun place for a big family get together
  4. k

    ken29

    New York Area

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the salmon and a salad. Very tasty. Nice table however in the bar area. Very expensive but it’s NYC. Breakfast the next day was a much better value.
  5. J

    James

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A sophisticated dining experience that may not appeal to everyone. The sheer quality of food may compensate the narrower range of customers.
  6. LP

    LewisP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good server Nice place Well spaced
  7. PW

    PaulW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant offers a very peaceful and upscale atmosphere with delicious food. The staff was very polite and friendly. And this restaurant is in a great location right next to Central Park.
  8. DF

    DonF

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Nice setting, good menu and wine list and reasonable value but evening spoiled by the premature arrival of meals before even the first drink had arrived and while we were still eating a starter. Very little room to put the plates down and I took the risk of saying we were not ready and sent the meals away. I hate to be rushed and this was the worst example I have experienced. It seems to me that it shows the restaurant is not paying attention to detail or interested in the diner’s amenity but rather in the diner’s wallet and getting another diner seated asap. When we were ready to receive our dishes it took a while to get them and I would expect that where a diner has sent dishes back as premature there would be attention to such details. The dishes and wines were good but our overall experience was not what it should have been.
  9. MM

    MargaretM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 8 people, including 4 children. Food was great as was the service
  10. JR

    JayyyR

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Good bar service in evening post-theater
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Unbelievable behavior. Total lack of any kind of management and reliability. We had a reservation for a large group. They never answered our questions. They were basically closed... They lied about the menu so that they can lure us into ordering whatever they had...and they were obscenely expensive for medium to bad food. Avoid at all times!!! We left and went to s nearby diner, much better, much less expensive, and extremely polite.
  12. AG

    AGinNYC

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Great place for drinks and appetizers near Central Park!
  13. DC

    DeborahC

    Jacksonville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited the Southgate several times while staying at the Essex House and found the food and service to be wonderful. Great bar and brunch was delicious. Thank you for making our stay on Central Park just perfect.
  14. MA

    MARYE

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience - Marcella, our server was marvelous
  15. G

    Greatdining

    Fort Lauderdale

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with amazing and attentive service! Highly recommended!
  16. TD

    ToriD222

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here after checking into our room and the food was really good! Love that’s it’s in the hotel so if we didn’t know where to eat it was a good and safe option.
  17. VR

    VenusR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vanda our server was great 👍🏼 The food choices were excellent 👍🏼 Delicious and fresh ❤️ This is a good and convenient place to eat after strolling around Central Park. Beautiful ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  18. h

    happymeal

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We were seated at a small table near the bar that is appropriate for an appetizer and drinks but certainly not for a special birthday dinner. A request for a special birthday dessert was completed ignored. A mediocre meal with a high price tag.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong Islan

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It was noisy and there were unruly children running around but there was nobody requesting them to stop running around and bothering other guests.
  20. MA

    MARLO

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was OK. The service was OK. The decor was meh. The price was too much. I went there for breakfast, so it was quiet, that was nice. But $60 for THAT breakfast was not worth it. Also, they're going for this old New York vibe with the servers wearing all back and vests. But they were all a bit sloppy. Stains on their clothes. Vests not buckled in the back, etc. If you're gonna do that enforce the neatness of it. Otherwise update the uniform and make it something more comfortable. Then there's the decor. This place needs an update. It has a late 80's vibe and not in a good, retro sort of way. Sure, it's a hotel restaurant that's a whole vibe on it's own but this is not really working. Won't be going back any time soon.
  21. M

    Malbec

    Orange County

    234 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    234 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful evening. Drinks and dinner at a perfect table by the window. The pappardelle bolognese was delicious. Our server was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I’m gluten free and dairy free and not a problem. They took great care with my order
  23. R

    Rick

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere is nice, the food lovely, the service prompt, and the room quiet. It is a very good place to catch a quick and tasty dinner.
  24. JP

    JukkaP

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Average. Nothing special. Service was ok.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I didn't like it. The food is not a good one. The attendance is not good as well. It's not a good experience to me and my wife.
  26. HF

    HeidiF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a nice spot to have a [street] view of Central Park while having a meal or drink, in a classic/landmark hotel.
  27. RS

    RoyS

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As with many Marriot properties you can expect quality
  28. BA

    BonnieA

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing. Felt tired and maybe even dirty. No energy. Sloppy (tables were left with dishes on them for extended periods of time). Won't go back.
  29. GE

    GeoffreyE

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was tasty. Very limited lunch menu.
  30. T

    Tessa

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    OVERPRICED, awful service and they have no food between 11.30 am and 1 pm but still take reservations. Do not recommend
  31. B

    Brian

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant took my reservation and then wasn't open for it...
  32. f

    foodcritic

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was completely closed! This was not a mistake. I am living in the building / hotel where the restaurant is located, and they just decided to change their hours but continue to accept OpenTable reservations for times they are completely closed.
  33. TA

    TraceyA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night seeing in the new year. We were given a window table with perfect view for the fireworks
  34. LP

    LewisP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice clean place Good service
  35. KN

    KristinN

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food and ambiance are great for a cocktail or casual dinner. Not really family friendly. Didn’t really want to spend $30 for my toddler to pick at an appetizer. Everything was good but overpriced for what you get.
  36. GW

    GailW

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Play was cancelled so we spent more time there than planned. Very enjoyable time. Music was wonderful!
  37. r

    risotto

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Solid operation if not spectacular.
  38. KT

    KerriT

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Restaurant wasnt busy but the waiter was struggling to even fill our water glasses much less take our orders for anything else.
  39. PT

    PhotineeT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The avocado toast was really bad! If they don’t have avocado they should say so! There was very little and they had mixed it with onion and it was spread very thinly…. I could not eat it! Worse than that, the coffee mug smelled of egg! Awful!
  40. MM

    MondayMorningBreakfast

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding as well.

FAQs

SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 799 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th Ave. and 7th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:30 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Late night Daily 10:30 pm–11:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Burriesci

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 484-5120

  • Catering

    Our team of dedicated and experienced chefs and event specialists are ready to collaborate and customize your event to your exact specifications.<br />

  • Private party facilities

    SOUTHGATE events are available for private buyouts of up to 250 guests and semi-private events for up to 50 guests. Our incredible location and unique offerings make SOUTHGATE an ideal venue for intimate social events, holiday parties and small wedding celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    The Catering Department: (866) 943-1542

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