Chef-owner Alfred Portale made his name with towering New American constructions, and though the menu doesn’t push any boundaries, the execution is impressive—as is the restaurant’s soaring, masculine space. A beet and mango salad with fennel, red onions and feta sounds like any other upscale beet salad. But the beautifully simple dish—deep red and vibrant orange cubes with ribbons of shaved vegetables on a narrow, rectangular plate—has a presentation as sharp as its crystalline flavors. Juicy fried soft-shell crabs with morels, fresh peas, ramps and couscous is a thoroughly satisfying, borderline architectural tangle of bodies and legs. It’s pricey, but Gotham delivers.
|Venue name:||Gotham Bar and Grill||Contact:|
12 E 12th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth Ave and University Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–2:15pm, 5:30–10pm; Fri noon–2:15pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 5–11pm; Sun 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $36. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.5 / 5
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Finally was able to come here for restaurant week and boy was this year's menu good. I did a three course prix fixe with my sister for lunch and it knocked our socks off. So much so that we got 3 of the restaurant week menu (3 appetizers, entrees and desserts). Left feeling super content and glad that I was able to snag a table. Beware, I could only get a reservation 2 weeks in advance so make sure you reserve ahead. Also, this is a fancy place so dress well. Each course is creative and beautiful and delicious. Stop by when you have a chance! Can't wait to be back to try dinner!