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“Good but not quite like it used to be”

Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
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Ranked #23 of 3,811 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $102
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Dunsmuir St.
Transit: Granville Sky Train Station is right around the corner on Dunsmuir St., just steps from Gotham's front door.
Description: An American style steakhouse and cocktail bar featuring tender steaks and stiff drinks. Gotham features soaring ceilings, sumptuous leather and velvet upholstery, private dining rooms, an award-winning wine list and exceptional service.
Vancouver, BC
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good but not quite like it used to be”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This was our first visit in over 12 years, closer to the time Gotham first opened, when we used to frequent quite regularly. We were happy to return and see the classic ambiance remains in true steak house tradition.

Service staff are very attentive, humorous and spot on with delivery and suggestions. We recognized more than a few who have been here since inception.

The steaks we had were perfectly cooked as ordered but the sizes have shrunk and are priced higher. Side dishes remain top notch and are always a treat, we love their creamed spinach.

Great selection of appetizers, the always good shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon was delish.

If comparing to a Steak House in major US of A city then Gotham would not come in on top but it still rates pretty high in our books. Hy's Encore is still the best in Vancouver, but that is simply because it is a place we have been going to for so long and it's our tradition.

Great wine selection, bring your wallet though.

  • Visited June 2013
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150 Mile House, B.C. Canada
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Was a bit disappointed as had such good rating. The decor & ambiance very nice & staff very attentive. There was 5 of us and we were seated upstairs overlooking the main floor which was very nice. Nice menu but extremely expensive although we knew it would be by the reviews so expected it. We started with Caesar salad with anchovies and decided to split 2 between 4 of us which was just right & one person had the small Gotham salad. I chose the lamb chops (2 ribs to a chop) and there were 3 chops for $46.95. That was all that was on the plate. All meat & vegetables were a la carte. The chops were good but I've had better. 2 people ordered the bone-in-rib steaks, one person had his done to his liking, the other asked for rare, was suggested by server to have it med rate & received med. well. Another person ordered a different cut & had to send it back twice before it came to their satisfaction. One person ordered the fish feature which was halibut & came with all the trimmings & was only $35.95. Not sure why all their meals don't come that way. Had a good wine list but again very expensive. With a couple bottles of wine included, our meals averaged out to $100 per person. I'm glad we went as we were curious & heard from friends that it was 'the' place to go. My spouse & I decided that it is not a place that we would choose to return to. Think there are other places to go for steak in the downtown area that are more reasonable & serve as good or better meals.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank barbes150
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Awesome Lunch”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Gotham is a great experience. A bit expensive for dinner we went for lunch and had a great experience, upscale but reasonable for what you get. If you haven't tried it for lunch do it!

Visited May 2013
Thank Jeff C
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San Jose, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had the steak and lobster. I am very lobster picky and it was absolutely delicious. Our server recommended a great french wine, which was not typical for us since we are from Northern California. Would highly recommend!

Visited January 2013
Thank Meagan M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Relaxing end to a day of touring Vancouver”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

So comfortable and fabulous food - we stayed at the hotel attached and it was brilliant to find this restaurant so close. Wine, food and service were just great - couldn't ask for better!

Visited May 2013
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