South Gate

0 Love It
Butter Poached Lobster, autumn vegetables, lobster broth from New Brunswick, Kennet Square, PA, New Zealand, Montauk
Midtown West
Book a table

Book now

Renovations at the Essex House included this hotel-restaurant shake-up: out with the stuffy (Alain Ducasse), in with the sleek. The setting for chef Kerry Heffernan’s (Eleven Madison Park) Tony Chi–designed eatery is indeed striking; his food, however, is strikingly off. A calamari appetizer was ruined by a congealed lobster-coriander gravy, and sautéed red snapper was overwhelmed by anchovies in the too-potent celery sauce. Desserts (like a pretty pot de crème) fared better but couldn’t redeem the mediocre menu. Ducasse may have been bunkerlike, but South Gate isn’t even in the same league.
Venue name: South Gate
Address: 154 Central Park South
New York

Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–10:30pm
Transport: Subway: F to 57th St
Price: Average main course: $28. AmEx, MC, V
Do you own this business?
2 people listening