Gotham Bar and Grill

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12 E 12th St (btwn University Pl & 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4020
New American
Mon–Thu: Noon–2:15 PM Fri: Noon–2:15 PM Sat: 5:00 PM–11:00 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM

Most New York City restaurants would consider themselves lucky to even get a review in The New York Times. Since it opened in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has been reviewed no fewer than six times by the Gray Lady. Even more impressive, it has scored 15 stars — five three-star reviews (four is the best) since chef Alfred Portale took over in 1985. The culinary style might be called classic new American, which translates to such dishes as yellowfin tuna tartare with Japanese cucumber, shiso, and sweet miso ginger vinaigrette; seared Hudson Valley foie gras with blood orange reduction and fennel pollen toasted golden raisin brioche; and Niman Ranch pork chop with braised greenmarket kale and sweet corn polenta. Want to hear a fun fact about Portale’s signature stacking style for plating food? The chef said it originated out of him trying to find ways to do more with less. “Rather than trying to cook a big piece of fish, I'd cut it into two thin pieces and then stack them.” 

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Love the HIGH food salads. -Jill Zarin, Real Housewives of New York City
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 07:00
Old time favoritewhere my husband and I had our first date. We dine there at least twice a month. -Dina Manzo, Real Housewives of NJ
Thu, 11/18/2010 - 06:47
One Michelin star.
La Dolce Vita
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:21
Entering this temple of American gastronomy, take notice of Warhol's Brooklyn Bridge at the front window, Sugimoto's work on the front platform, and the large Vera Lutter in the dining room.
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 11:21
The dishes highlight regional American ingredients, keeping the food fresh and seasonal. We appreciate the high level of food and service quality this restaurant maintains year after year.
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:36
The NY Strip
Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:05
The quintessential NYC restaurant, their 3 course dinner is a must. We recommend the seared foie gras and finish your meal up with their scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert.
New York Habitat
Fri, 10/28/2011 - 07:34
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Michael Psilakis revisits childhood with his favorite Thanksgiving Dinner, a 3-course meal, at Gotham Bar and Grill. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:51
Did you notice Andy Warhol's iconic "Brooklyn Bridge" in the front window? Look around, and you may also find works by Diane Arbus, Arther Leipzig, William Klein, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. (via ARTINFO
Wed, 11/03/2010 - 07:57
A true NYC staple, dinner at Gotham Bar and Grill is a must at least once in your life. Try the black bass ceviche followed by the rack of lamb for a truly unforgettable experience.
The Corcoran Group
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 10:41
Go to Gotham Bar and Grill. Order something from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd menus. Make sure you get the foie gras.
Tue, 08/04/2009 - 06:39
French pastry doesn't get better than this, try the Tarte Tatin for two. The best flaky pie crust of your life brushed with a burnished coat of glazed puff pastry, & inside the soft baked apples glow.
Serious Eats
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 09:26
The chocolate cake is out of this world. I would come back just for that.
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:21
Order seafood salad or tuna tartare. Follow with Thai-spiced lobster or steak. And ask for help on the wine. Do prom right this time around.
The New York Times
Tue, 05/17/2011 - 16:41
Amazing from top to bottom
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:43
A New York classic, they serve up some of the freshest, most seasonal New American dishes. I love to invite out-of-towners for a mid-day mealtheir $25 prix-fixe weekday lunch is a steal!
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 07:31
While highly rated, waistcoat waiters & modest menu (this place was opened in 1984) seem dated. Generous portions but snooty staff.
The Food Sluts
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 07:35
try the yellowfin tuna tartar. resfreshing and a tad spicy
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:16
The tuna tartare at Gotham is legendary for good reason. Dont overlook the seasonally-influenced pastas either. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:39
Try the Blood Orange Souffl
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 02:38
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