SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

4.1
779 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 1AM from Tuesday-Saturday. Join us for Essex Hour daily from 3-5PM for food and drink specials!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am
Bar
Mon 11:00 am–12:00 am
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am
Lunch
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Interim
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Late Night
Tue–Sat 10:30 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(212) 484-5120
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Burriesci
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Catering
Our team of dedicated and experienced chefs and event specialists are ready to collaborate and customize your event to your exact specifications.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 779 People Are Saying
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4.2
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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very cold, especially when door to outside opened. Order wrong 3 times, steak arrived well-done when ordered rare. No tableclothes, small table for 4 (we were a party of 5), and uncomfortable chairs. Restrooms scruffy. Very expensive, $500 including service for set lunch plus two glasses of wine each and coffee. Advertises ‘overlooking Central Park’, but on ground floor so more a view of traffic going by.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Personable and knowledge wait staff. A great neighborhood hangout . If you’re visiting I highly recommend it for a beautiful place to experience a bit of NYC.

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BF
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very limited menu. 10 oz hamburger is $29! Nicoise salad was quite good and $25...pricey but not outrageous like the burger which is far too large for most people. Noise from bar and music pipes in is loud and can hinder conversation. I don't recommend it unless you are trying to use the Marriott's egregious destination
fee $25 credit.

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DH
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Salad with chicken and salmon - chicken was dry and tough...far overcooked - salad was fresh and not overly dressed - salmon was average - service was good and quick

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ME
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was average, but service was woeful, and it was not busy at all. Dinner for four took two hours. Won't return.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A “go to” place!

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Houston
93 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

An extremely overpriced bar food experience with a waiter with an attitude

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AH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The menu is so tired and completely uninspired. They haven’t changed it in years. That would be fine if the food on the limited menu was delicious, but it is only fair on a good day. And so, so overpriced! Marriott, wake the f-up, burn the menu and get an inspired chef. My company has been partnered with the Essex House for years and everyone I work with hates the place.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 9 people. Everyone commented that Southgate was a good choice. I loved the sliders (made from filet mignon). We enjoyed sharing the truffle fries...no ketchup needed, just so good. Two in our group ordered the salmon and said very good. Delicious cocktails too. We're going back!

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m
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went during Restaurant Week. The bruschetta was crunchy and mushroom flavorful. A little too much oil. The pasta was hand made and cooked al dente. I prefer it a little more cooked. The pappardelle and shrimp regular price is $32. It was good but not $32 worth for the portion. It had four large shrimps. It is located in a hotel so pricey. Quiet enough to have conversations.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was okay food and drink but extremely overpriced. We paid $24 for an old-fashioned drink. We ate at The Renaissance lounge in Times Square the next day and the drinks were almost half the price.

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j
New England
32 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not fresh orange juice as described on the menu, coffee was below average and overall pricing high

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b
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was good not great but good. Works well for guests of the Essex House. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. They have a good buffet. My wife liked her Waffle. coffee and OJ are good. It also is good for business meetings.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Ambiance was even better. Overall beautiful hotel and restaurant.

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F
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great location, drinks and food on the park.....
Reasonably pruced by Manhattan standards

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M
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love that this restaurant was in our building at Essex House. Our Server was excellent and the food and menu were great!

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! It was beautiful and delicious!

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BS
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was not a memorable meal.

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CD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

On a not busy Saturday we had trouble with the wait staff bringing water for all three of us at the table. Then never brought sweetener for tea. Food came out quickly and accurately.

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MN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Out of every restaurant in NY i chose to celebrate my 40th birthday in one of its most iconic buildings . I was not disappointed and even had a lovely little birthday surprise at the end of our meal Thank you so much for a lovely evening.

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G
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

They had neither menu item that I requested. What I settled for was good but not outstanding.

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AA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Uninspired and pricey food that lacks flavor or distinction. Great ambiance--open, airy, welcoming. Too bad the food isn't up to its surroundings. Service was very good and attentive but there were not a lot of people in the restaurant so there would be no real excuse if it weren't.

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RH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff, great service. The food, especially the buffet, was excellent.

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J
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tired, tired, tired. Could they spiff the place up a bit?
Lunch was too expensive for what we got.
Waiters were nice but inattentive.
Doubt I'll go back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The table was dirty, server disappeared, had to get up to find someone to take the order

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very mediocre breakfast in an otherwise high end nice hotel.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Soup could have been hotter. Salmon, while tasty could have been hotter as well.

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S
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i ate at the bar during the women’s march
love love loved the bartender who served me!

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Ambiance was wonderful. Food was fantastic. Service was nonexistent.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

My family and I came into NYC for an overnight trupnas part of our Christmas gift to our kids. We stayed at JW Marriott and wanted to give the hotel restaurant a try. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great NYC vibe. The appetizers were great but unfortunately dinner was not. 3 out of the 4 of us ordered the steak. Sadly it was tough and grizzly. Extremely disappointing for the price.

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LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Stopped in for a quick bite before a show -- food was better than average for a hotel.

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NG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Glasses on table were dirty. Service was terrible. Never asked us what we wanted to drink. When we finally asked for drinks, never asked if we wanted another. My husbands appetizer came out with dinner and his dinner came out when the rest of the family was done eating.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almorzamos en Navidad, nos atendieron muy bien, la comida estuvo riquísima y nos hicieron menú especial para mis sobrinas. Fue una linda experiencia.

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JL
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to change a reservation from breakfast to lunch and found that the restaurant was very accomodating to our needs. We had a drink at the bar on a busy Christmas Day then lunch at the window. The server was very busy with lunch guests but treated us especially well. We were in NYC celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary and our 75th birthdays this month. And we feel that we had a worthy occasion at Southgate.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food for breakfast

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T
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were here for lunch and enjoyed the sliders and the lobster tacos. There is a mid-century vibe which we understand, but we thought that the chairs, besides being a bit worn, were uncomfortable. I don't believe that is being too picky because the overall comfort is a major part of the experience. The sliders were excellent both in terms of flavor and the cooking temperature--not raw but beautifully pink and tender. Of the two items, we liked the sliders best but the tacos were also well composed.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed our second visit.
Always wonderful service. Will be back again.

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Service staff was excellent , everyone was warm attentive and professional.
The issue was food choice with a lukewarm to cold pasta and a wilted Caesar Salad very disappointing on a cold night.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Marcela is excellent and makes us want to come back each time we are in NY!

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TL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible- basically was ignored and it wasn't that busy.

Food not great, plates/area dirty and had a hair in my yogurt parfait.

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