Once devoid of gourmet-grocery options, Hell's Kitchen got a one-two punch with the opening of both Brooklyn Fare and this block-long food mall. With a whopping 15,000 square feet, the retail-dining mecca is divided into eight culinary stalls—such as Blue Bottle Coffee and Brooklyn Kitchen—as well as a full-service NYC Velo bike shop. The food court includes Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, where the noodle guru offers his famed shio, shoyu and chili-sesame varieties; Choza Taqueria, a traditional Mexican taco and burrito joint with Southern Californian flare from Dominic Giuliano (Punch and Judy, PS 450, The Volstead); and El Colmado tapas bar from Seamus Mullen (Tertulia). At the center of the expansive space are communal tables, with garage doors opening to sidewalk seating outside El Colmado and the Cannibal's cocktail-and-charcuterie post.
|Venue name:||Gotham West Market|
600 Eleventh Ave
|Cross street:||between 44th and 45th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 7am–11pm; Fri 7am–midnight; Sat 8pm–midnight; Sun 8am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority|
|Price:||Average ramen: $12. AmEx, MC, V|
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Gotham West is probably the best food court in this area. Went there a couple times and it seems that every restaurant there was solid.
Great food court. I used to go here for lunch when I worked in the area. Genuine was my favorite place to eat there. Lots and lots of seating both inside and out. And they have Ample Hills ice cream! If you're ever on 11th Ave,in the area and hungry, stop by!
Every time I come to Gotham West, whether it is for client lunches or just to enjoy myself with friends, I have a great time and always seem to find something new! All the vendors provide phenomenal service, but I specifically love Genuine Superette. They have the best fish tacos and burger, you have to try it all!
It's a good thing this place is in an awkward location, otherwise I'd be tempted to drop in for lunch several times a week. Got a group that just can't agree on what to eat? This high-end food court combines American, Mexican, Asian and Spanish cuisines under one roof, each serving separate menus at counters along the walls. Secure one of the picnic tables (there's lots of seating inside as well as on the patio), then set out in search of whatever you're craving. The vendors will give you a buzzer so you can wander until your food is ready. Favorites include the classic burgers from Genuine Roadside, tortas from Choza Taqueria and the wacky breakfast ramen from Ivan Ramen. Grab your own craft beers from the fridge at The Cannibal and don't forget to cap your meal with a scoop (or three) of mind blowing ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery (the only place to get it in Manhattan!)
Almost everything I've tried here is top notch - totally unique and special food. The ice cream, the ramen, the sandwiches are all amazing, but I would especially recommend sitting at the window if it's nice out and getting tapas. The tapas I had became one of the best meals I've ever eaten in the city. They also have an interesting wine selection (including wines on tap) that is great. The only thing I would skip at GWM is Genuine - totally overpriced and not that tasty.