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About SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant
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!
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-11AM, Sat-Sun 7AM-11:30AM
Lunch: Mon-Sat 12PM-3PM
Happy Hour: Mon-Sun 3PM-5PM
Dinner: Mon-Sun 5PM-10:30PM
Late Night: Tues-Sat 10:30PM-1AM
Bar: Tues-Sat 11AM-1AM, Sun 12PM-12AM, Mon 11AM-12AM
6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Our team of dedicated and experienced chefs and event specialists are ready to collaborate and customize your event to your exact specifications.
N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
From the moment we arrived, the experience was disappointing. We had a reservation for 5 and the restaurant was nearly empty but we had to argue with the hostess to get a seat with a booth. Because we have a child, a booth is a much more convenient option and we were initially told that a table with the booth had been reserved "a long time ago". Ultimately we prevailed when I explained we had also had a reservation for over a month. But the most frustrating situation of all was that the restaurant never filled up and no one seemed to arrive to claim the table we had to fight so hard to get. It really started the meal off on a sour note. The food was fine. Nothing terribly memorable. The atmosphere is festive and its location on Central Park South is ideal. I have eaten here before on several occasions but after this experience, I don't plan to return or recommend it to others.
Very nice clean space with limited views of Central Park. The cost of the meal would have been justified if the food had matched the decor, service, or views. Instead the food was reminiscent of food at your average Marriott: not exactly bad tasting, but utterly forgettable. Where this restaurant a stand alone operation it would deserve to shutter within the first month to make way for something more befitting the space and view. Essex House deserves better.
We enjoyed a really lovely, relaxing brunch on Mother's Day....drinks were well made, food delicious (and plenty of it), and service very attentive and friendly. A jazz quartet added ambience to the well designed and most pleasant interior. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better experience.
We went to Southgate to see Fleur Seule perform; they were excellent! We had a very enjoyable brunch with my Mom who had been to her Prom 70 years ago at the Essex House, so hearing the 40's music of Allison Briggs and her Fleur Seule band was a special treat. The Brunch itself was very good, our waiter was fantastic and he did not push us out after we were clearly finished with brunch. We are not use to spending this much on brunch, but because of the great performers, it was definitely worth it!
Do not go here if you are looking for a special meal in New York City. Go here if you are looking for a place that is very convenient to the Central Park South hotels. In any other location, any other city, this would be a very plain $30-per-person meal. Here, it's $50-per-person, easily, without including wine and drinks, which are also very pricey. I had an old fashioned that was either $18 or $24. Either way, it's far too much.
KFC was crispy and flavorful. Octopus was grilled just right (not rubbery at all). Bulgogi burger was juicy, generous with the fries. Dolsot bibimbop had good amounts of veggies and meat, but a little sparse on the rice (which may be good for someone trying to eat less carbs). I asked for more gochujang. The drinks were good (and strong). Service was quick; never had to ask for water refills or new utensils.
The entire staff was exceptional in helping with a special occasion. Fleur Seule was the musical guest for the Jazz brunch & everyone was treated to a great Valentine's Day. Tyler was absolutely fantastic making sure our needs and everyone else's were surpassed
Our recent visit to South Gate had some very good points and some points less so. The dining room is spacious, with a fireplace at one end and the view of Central Park on the other. The walls are decorated with beautiful mirrored mosaic walls and wine refrigerators. Our table was in a large round corner booth and was great for conversation with our party of 6. The table was wobbly though which added to the conversation. The food was pricey but very delicious and hot. The waitress was happy to divide our bill into three separate checks for the 3 couples in our party. The main courses arrived at three separate times though! So, the service was fair but not great. We have dined at South Gate in the past and the service was impeccable so something has happened recently in this area. In the past, the restaurant on a Saturday evening was more bustling but this recent visit the dining room was rather quiet....
Good food and service however were not served in Southgate but the Art Deco Room and this was disappointing ambience wise as this is really an event space. Was looking forward to dining in the Southgate Restaurant and Bar . In addition we were charged $9.00 each for a regular cup of coffee which was excessive. Don't think I would recommend the restaurant for these reasons.
A contemporary look for this old world neighborhood just across from Central Park. The ambiance during restaurant week was rather quiet however small groups congregate at the bar or at the comfortable tables. Servie was attentive and the food was avergae to good during restaurant week.
We ate here twice in 2 days--once for late night salads and appetizers and again the next day for a fast late lunch before heading to the airport. Service is outstanding, and food is fresh, and reasonably priced. Salads are large and can be shared. The sandwiches were served on white bread, but full of fresh ingredients. Large open space, and never too crowded. Steps from Central Park.
My mother and I went to this restaurant before a Carnegie Hall show, and while the food was pleasant, it was outrageously overpriced. Four glasses of "Cakebread" wine cost $147- so $36 PER GLASS. Our waiter failed to mention this ridiculous price of the wine when we ordered it, so we left the restaurant feeling robbed.
I went here for lunch on Columbus Day. The place was empty likely because of the holiday. The food was good but not spectacular. Also, very expensive by NY standards for lunch. I gather they use the same menu for dinner and lunch. We had the seared tuna/watermelon app, vegetarian platter and pastrami sandwiches on pretzel bun as entrees.
The place is hopping most evening and is well known for its mixed cocktails.
I brought a client here who I have been working with for months. This was the make it or break it final meeting and not only did I nail it, but I made a new friend and a lifelong colleague. Our server was wonderful, attentive and lovely. The food which was from their Restaurant Week Menu, was perfectly seasoned, sized and served. The décor is cosy but modern, clean facilities, and they have many different areas where you can enjoy anything from a simple drink and look at Central Park or a full on meal from start to finish.
Gracious staff, excellent food and a beautiful dining room. We sat next to the fireplace, what a treat ! Everything was so good, that we came back for drinks later that evening. I would highly recommend this place for breakfast as well, which we had the next morning. Creative dishes, great coffee and again, warm friendly service.
We had a wonderful meal and time at this restaurant. The best part of all was an incredible jazz band, Fleur Seule. We have seen them all over NewYork City, and they really added a beautiful ambience to an already delightful day. Wish you would ask them back. Hope to see you soon.
I live right around the corner from here and pass it all the time. was curious to try and I went on a wednesday night at 10pm. I was surprised at how empty it was. The place is beautiful and very inviting. But it was completely empty and even so, the waiter was no where to be found and was pretty hard to get his attention throughout the night. The food was just okay- nothing wrong with it and i enjoyed my meal but i wouldn't go back because of the price. If you have somewhere else to go I would recommend that
Came with a couple of friends before heading to work for the restaurant week menu. We were seated in the back of the room by the fireplace which was lovely. Our overall experience was great including the food as well. Fell in love with the chicken papaya salad and the filet was cooked perfectly. The cheesecake was also to die for as you can taste the freshness of it along with the fruit garnish. It was a great experience will definitely be back!
Spotty service, even though it wasn't busy. Overall, the location and the physical restaurant space are the best parts of the experience. Food and service were okay, but not great. For the midtown Central Park South prices, you're better off trying to get a seat at Marea just down the block.
This was a great restaurant with a ton of ambiance and great food. It now feels like a Marriott cafeteria. Food selection is low end and lacking. Space has potential but instead of being full at lunch this locations on Central Park South was empty. It was so much better in the past.
SOUTHGATE served very well as an upscale pre-concert gathering place for friends coming from out of town to attend a concert at Carnegie Hall, just two blocks away. The staff was very accommodating as we added people to our party and dealt with people arriving at different times from Connecticut and Philadelphia (due to travel delays). We had a wide range of ages in our party (20's to 90's) and everyone had a good time.
Took some out of town clients to lunch here. Sat down, waiter came right away to get our drink order. Great! Then it all went downhill. We then waited about 20 minutes for him to come back. Had to look around several times for him to come over. Finally got the good, nothing special. Small portion, left my completely unsatisfied.
When we were done, again, had to wait an additional 15 minutes to get someone over and get our plates, and chase him down to finally get the check.
What's the worst part, this restaurant was classified as a $$ on OpenTable. Not even close. There was nothing on the menu less than $25. A turkey club, $25. A salad, $25. Keep in mind, would have been fine if I wasn't left starving after my meal.
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