SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:30 am
Mon 11:00 am–12:00 am
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am
Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Tue–Sat 10:30 pm–1:00 am
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.
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.
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.
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
Food was average, but service was woeful, and it was not busy at all. Dinner for four took two hours. Won't return.
A “go to” place!
An extremely overpriced bar food experience with a waiter with an attitude
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.
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!
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.
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.
Not fresh orange juice as described on the menu, coffee was below average and overall pricing high
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.
Food was great. Ambiance was even better. Overall beautiful hotel and restaurant.
Great location, drinks and food on the park.....
Reasonably pruced by Manhattan standards
I love that this restaurant was in our building at Essex House. Our Server was excellent and the food and menu were great!
Loved it! It was beautiful and delicious!
Was not a memorable meal.
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.
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.
They had neither menu item that I requested. What I settled for was good but not outstanding.
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.
Very friendly staff, great service. The food, especially the buffet, was excellent.
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.
The table was dirty, server disappeared, had to get up to find someone to take the order
Very mediocre breakfast in an otherwise high end nice hotel.
Soup could have been hotter. Salmon, while tasty could have been hotter as well.
i ate at the bar during the women’s march
love love loved the bartender who served me!
Ambiance was wonderful. Food was fantastic. Service was nonexistent.
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.
Stopped in for a quick bite before a show -- food was better than average for a hotel.
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.
Almorzamos en Navidad, nos atendieron muy bien, la comida estuvo riquísima y nos hicieron menú especial para mis sobrinas. Fue una linda experiencia.
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.
Good food for breakfast
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.
Truly enjoyed our second visit.
Always wonderful service. Will be back again.
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.
Marcela is excellent and makes us want to come back each time we are in NY!
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.