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“Pricey, but worth it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gotham Bar & Grill

Gotham Bar & Grill
12 East 12th Street, Between Fifth Avenue & University Place, New York City, NY 10003 (Greenwich Village)
212.620.4020
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Ranked #36 of 11,750 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $60 - $150
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
Cross street: 5th Ave + University Place
Transit: 4,5,6,N,R,W,Q to Union Square. Gotham is 2 blocks south on 12th Street. F,M to 14th Street. Gotham is 1 avenue east and 2 blocks south. 1,2,3 to 14th Street. Gotham is 2 avenues east and 2 blocks south.
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Pricey, but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Gotham is one of the best and long-standing dining experiences in New York City. Tucked away in the middle of an unassuming Greenwich Village cross-street, the dining experience here is superb. Service is exceptional and unobtrusive. Alfred Portale's cuisine is superb and beautifully presented. My branzino was perfected cooked and wonderfully presented. One caution: Gotham is not a place for a quiet romantic dinner. Tables are a bit crowded together. The decibel level is high, but not irritating. However, overall, I can't imagine being anything but pleased -- and maybe thrilled -- with your experience here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southbury, Connecticut
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Love~”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I cannot think of one thing I have ever ordered that was ever a disappointment. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I had a question once regarding the flowers, the waitress found out what they were and wrote it down for me. I recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfection .........A Mid-day Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Whenever restaurant week rolls around, we try a few restaurants, but always one late lunch at the Gotham Bar & Grill. This was perfection, from our drinks, and our 3 course lunch. It was creative with tastes that were harmonious. All the servers were there just enough without hovering. The deserts, everything couldn't have been better.

If you're visiting New York, do have lunch here. For a couple of dollars more, without restaurant week, their prix fixed lunch is a buy. It's hard to come by this quality and consistency.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marbella, Spain
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“Food was awful and terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Went for lunch Christmas Eve, staff were friendly on arrival and the restaurant was elegant as expected. I had dressed up a little but most customers were very scruffy so needn't have bothered. We had ordered an expensive bottle of wine but the waitress took this away from the table after filling our glasses and didn't return to refill them, we had to try our best to get anybody's attention to refill our glasses which by this point they were asking us if we wanted coffee as we had finished our meal.
The menu was very pretentious yet the food was inedible and we therefore left most of our food. Was very disappointed after receiving great reviews from family and would never return. A waste of €400!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Never Disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Gotham Bar and Grill has been our "go to" for special occasions for a decade. Although the restaurant has been around for years, it does not rest on its laurels and consistently provides wonderfully inventive and delicious food and superior service. From the fish dishes to the soup appetizers, you cannot go wrong here. An added benefit in this popular, always full spot is that you can talk to those as your table and be heard without screaming.
Its an elegant and special venue.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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