SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants, American Midtown West
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Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt

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Kevin Del Salto

Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt


Southgate Bar & Restaraunt

Venue says Stop by for an incredible menu of inventive dishes, curated cocktails and wines, or, for a post-show nightcap with light fare until 1:00am.

Hotel restaurants are frequently overhyped and overpriced, but SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant, located in the JW Marriott Essex House New York, provides not only delicious, solid fare but floor-to-ceiling views of Central Park from which to enjoy it.

A shared plate of three New Brunswick Lobster Tacos ($26) is chock full of tail meat, but the bright mango pico de gallo and crunchy cilantro lime coleslaw are the stars of the show, injecting fresh flavor into what could be a tired dish (here, it certainly isn’t). A black winter truffle flatbread ($19) falls, well, flat, the melted Brie rendering it soggy—the topping of roasted baby kale is delightfully airy, though.

The entrees are where SOUTHGATE truly shines. Braised Angus beef short ribs ($34), served with a smoked gouda mac and cheese, shaved brussels sprouts salad and a tamarind BBQ glaze, are tender as can be—no knife needed. The gouda shone in the mac and cheese, though the orecchiette used to collect the delicious sauce were a hair overcooked. Any fish lover would not be able to resist the roasted king salmon ($42), cooked to a perfect temperature with its skin shatteringly crisp. Accompanied by a silky Maine Jonah crab risotto, jumbo green asparagus and a blood orange broth, it’s a dish that guests at the table fight over. 

Also, a note must be made of the striking earthenware bowls—they make each dish look even more special when presented. Service, as one would hope in a hotel, is fully hospitable without being suffocating, making SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant a decidedly great choice.


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SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant says
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant on Central Park South overlooks one of the most scenic places in the city. Its relaxed American menu offers a range of choices, with familiar dishes presented with flair and personality. Featured menu items include Braised Angus Short Ribs and Smoked Gouda Mac n' Cheese. Locals gather around the cozy fireplace for cocktails and a wide selection of wines. Come often, stay late. Along with dinner served nightly, SOUTHGATE is open late from Tuesday-Saturday till 12:45am.
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Venue name: SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant
Address: 154 Central Park South
New York
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 7am-1am
Transport: Subway: NQR to 57th St/7th Ave
Price: $31–55. AmEx, MC, V
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Great location and the food always hits the spot whenever i'm in the Big Apple