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Southgate Bar & Restaurant

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154 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1510 (6th Ave. and 7th Ave.)
+1 212-484-5120
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gave this restaurant a high score for atmosphere, but lower for food and the bar area. The window tables have s great view of Central Park. The food was good (ate lunch) but pricey. The bar - way over priced drinks. We were in shock at the high price for drinks, even for NYC! Ask cost first before ordering... More 

Thank Laura M
Fort Worth, Texas
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I grabbed a tea and beer before heading out to the airport. Service was terrible. We were at the bar (you aren't allowed a table if you get drinks) and twice I had to get up to get someone's attention. My iced tea was EIGHT dollars. It was a small, thin glass. My husband's beer was $12.... More 

Thank Kate T
New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Southgate did an excellent job accommodating the 60+ people I invited to brunch on a Sunday morning. The food at the buffet was excellent and there was plenty of variety of hot and cold choices. Everyone was able to get what they wanted and as much as they wanted. The service was terrific and helpful and the atmosphere is... More 

Thank NSR15222
Freehold, NJ
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was raining, so we chose to have dinner in the hotel. Had to ask for the mixed nuts that were on every ones table. Drinks were about $20.for a small drink. I had a martini and it was served in a small glass. Food was small portions and very bland in taste. We are in New York every month... More 

Thank mlrl1965
Allen, TX
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had some time to kill before our dinner reservation, so we stopped at the bar for a drink. The bar staff was friendly, the menu was varied, and the bar seats were comfortable. It was a great place for a pre-dinner drink, but I'm not necessarily going to rush back.

Thank David G
Miramar Beach, Florida
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200 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Stopped in for a snack and drink before checking in. Very nice airy feel and Central Park across the street. Steve the bartender was excellent. Nice bar menu. Had the wings and as good as I've ever had. Worth the stop.

Thank USShredder
Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We had 17 people from out of town for a celebratory meal: A birthday (96), a return to the Essex House after a 71-year absence, and a Carnegie Hall debut. The staff of the Southgate were superb: They loved the celebration (especially the return after a 71-year absence --- my mother and father celebrated their marriage there in February 1945... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Sea Cliff, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

WOW ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I just hosted my daughters Bridal Shower for 30 guests. It was over the top fabulous. I first met with Mariel and Tyler from The JW to review my options. They treated me "Like A Royal" as if I was hosting an event for 500 guests. Everything was so detailed. The ambiance is wonderful with a lounge... More 

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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of drinks at this bar on our way back to our own hotel but didn't find there to be much atmosphere. It is in a great location opposite the park but you most certainly pay the premium and we expected more from the cocktails considering.

Thank Natalie D
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148 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We were shocked by our bar bill and our breakfast bill the next morning. For basic buffet for 4 people it was 250 with no alcohol involved. We live in the tri-state so we are accustomed to high prices, but even we were surprised. The food was fine, staff was indifferent. Love the hotel where is is located.

Thank BrissleGirl66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1510
    (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>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-484-5120
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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