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South Gate Restaurant & Bar

154 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
+1 212-484-5120
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Ranked #2,097 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 6th Ave. and 7th Ave.
Transit: N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
Description: SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is New York's midtown meeting place. Whether for cocktails and shareable plates in the park-front bar & tavern or an elaborate meal in the soaring dining room, enjoy a quintessential New York dining experience. The team produces seasonal modern American cuisine in a brilliantly designed space by Tony Chi. The vibe at SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is relaxed, elegant and indulgent. Soak in the sun through huge windows overlooking Central Park or dine fireside surrounded by multifaceted mirrors that reflect the passing horse carriages. SOUTHGATE also features an impressive wine list and creative cocktails, perfect for a date night or drinks with friends.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Liked - onion soup, wedge salad, filet, kale and coffee. Disliked - having to leave. Kudos to Chef Achilles

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Kinlough, Leitrim, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were staying in the Wellington Hotel and on our way to Central Park decided to try South Gate for our breakfast. The restaurant and staff are lovely and the food is absolutely amazing! The place screams high class and it is the perfect place for someone looking for that bit more than just to eat and go. A great... More 

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Denver
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108 reviews 108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

This great restaurant allows you to pick virtually any fine dining experience you desire! First, awesome food with incredible appetizers - try the shrimp to start, and the filet mignon! Next, you can pick an area of the eatery for either a romantic dinner, a business discussion, or the fireplace or bar area for socializing or watching a game. This... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I stayed at Essex house a few years ago and ate here a few times even though it was snooty and disappointing. Staying at Essex House again, we ate here recently and found that it had improved! Similar style, but less hoity-toity-only-beautiful-people (it IS a Marriott) and better quality food. Thank goodness! DH, son & I enjoyed meals and drinks-with-nosh... More 

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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162 reviews 162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Large space that feels void of any life--server was nice, was ok for drinks but not sure as a restaurant.

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Western Australia, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Whilst looking for some respite from wandering the streets, we came across this place. Although a bit "hotelish" it is a comfortable place to pend some time. We did find the service was a bit slow. Food was very good and a bit of a twist on most things. But...the cocktails were excellent. we had to enjoy more than one... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love this restaurant. Great food, great decor, great vibe... This is not a restaurant you hear a lot about. From a certified NY City restaurant foodie and snob I can tell you this is a great hidden gem. The service is also fantastic. Save room for dessert.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Passing this restaurant after breakfast at another restaurant, and judging by the decor, I had made a note that I should try it. It was a huge disappointment. I ordered oatmeal, which was described on the menu as served with apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. It came with none of those and when I requested some cinnamon and apples, only... More 

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Chicago,IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was March, it was cold, but Central park has its own beauty and ways to display foliage or not, warm weather or not, so after a walk in few path on Central Park, my friends and I decided for an early afternoon drink at the South Gate, great Mandarin Mimosa, and Bloody Mary too.

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Stockton on Tees, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This place became our "local" while we were in Manhattan. At the end of the day after lots of sightseeing it was the perfect place to drop in for a glass of wine. The prices were what you would expect for Central Park however the service and quality of the wine were worth the price tag. The decor is stylish... More 

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Address: 154 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: +1 212-484-5120
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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