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324 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-2726
+1 212-334-6400
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Holland, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We started with the grilled octopus and 3 spreads. Presentation was beautiful and the octopus was tender and the spreads which were loaded with flavor one with a small spicy kick were great for sharing. When entrees arrive there wasn't an unhappy person at the table. My Paella brought me back to my last trip to Spain. The Pork porterhouse... More 

Thank BrindleScot
Merrick, New York
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are still missing the Mesa Grill, and this is not really a substitute. We made a meal of tapas-- some of the dishes were wonderful, particularly the bar bites, but others, like a pasta, were a little disappointing. The staff was excellent and the experience was a good one, but just did not justify the price tag.

Thank smeghead39
Dominican Republic
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Gato on 2 occasions and they have consistently succeeded in wowing us with their inventive, delicious and satisfying small plates. Chef Flay seems to be in his zone in this eatery! Highly recommended!

Thank DrABC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in NYC for a week and were told we HAD to come to GATO. The place looks great, the staff were fantastic...the menu reads so well - I wanted to eat it all. Sadly the execution of the cooking let it down for me. My husbands halibut was over cooked and the dips were 1. incredible spicy and... More 

Thank charmar1984
Staten Island, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this restaurant was excellent. All the appetizers, entrees and desserts were delicious. The cocktails were also very good. the staff was extremely nice and great service. I enjoyed the fish entree. I would highly recommend eating here.

Thank cathycat0307
New York City
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I went here during their grand opening, I wasn't thrilled. However, I went back this past December 2016 and had a great time. Food is absolutely delicious. We had 3 appetizers: Roasted Octopus with sour orange, bacon & oregano (the octopus was very tender and savory). Scramble Eggs with almond romesco, boucheron cheese, tomato confit toast (I... More 

Thank Carmen M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is outstanding! Not to mention Bobby Flay was there!!!!!!!!!! The food is original and absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Thank Kristen Z
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience. From every moment we felt special and well cared for. Excellent wait staff to discuss the menu and good options (yes, you can order the small 'bar' plates at a regular table); one of the best somms ever who fielded our weird and off the wall questions. Excellent wine and beer list. Oh, the food? Stellar. Try it... More 

Thank Forrest B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

From friendliness of the staff at the front door, to the wait staff, to the menu and food presentation. . .this was a great experience. We will go back.

Thank Buster E
Orange, California
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274 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Love the small plate concept, as all of their food is good and worth sharing. The small plates make it easier to try more things! Save room for dessert - it's well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-2726
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-334-6400

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