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South Gate Restaurant & Bar

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154 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019 (6th Ave. and 7th Ave.)
N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
+1-212-484-5120
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6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is New York's midtown meeting place. Whether...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Scenic view

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
South Gate

Nice intimate yet fun environment with a beautiful fireplace with seating in front. The chicken and salmon were excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
mike20151942
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice intimate yet fun environment with a beautiful fireplace with seating in front. The chicken and salmon were excellent.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this is a charming and warm place to drink and eat. Excellent food. A little pricey on the drinks (but this is NYC)

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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184 reviews 184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stumbled into this bar just before lunch looking for a cocktail before we made our way to our luncheon destination. The weather was frigid and it was wonderful to walk into a clean bright open establishment out of the weather (so many places are dark and dreary). Although many of the tables were taken there were places at the... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Let's not get carried away with the food here... It's good, but then again you'd expect that at the prices charged. However it's not excellent and that's why it's only two stars after the shoddy service received today. Takes 5 mins of standing around to get noticed, we are then shouted to come over to the hotel entrance (rather than... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
    (6th Ave. and 7th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1-212-484-5120

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?