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Gotham Bar & Grill

  • 12 E. 12th St. Map It
  • Union Square
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/11/2016

Fodor's Review

A culinary landmark, Gotham Bar & Grill is every bit as thrilling as when it opened in 1984. Celebrated chef Alfred Portale, who made the blueprint for "architectural food"—that is, towers of stacked ingredients—builds on a foundation of simple, clean flavors. People come for Portale's transcendent preparations: no rack of lamb is more tender, no seafood salad sweeter. The stellar 20,000-bottle cellar provides the perfect accompaniments—at a price. The three-course $38 greenmarket-driven prix-fixe lunch, served weekdays from noon to 2:15, is a steal, even if it's not as sophisticated as dinner. Take a stroll through the Union Square Greenmarket before or after lunch to see the chef's inspirations. Desserts are also memorable.

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12 E. 12th St., between 5th Ave. and University Pl., New York, New York, 10003-4428, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch weekends

Published 09/11/2016


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