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Gotham Bar and Grill

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Established  1984
Chef  Alfred Portale
Rating  (Michelin Guide)
Current owner(s)  Alfred Portale
Food type  New American
Gotham Bar and Grill
Dress code  Business, dressy, and casual chic

Gotham Bar and Grill is a New American restaurant located at 12 East 12th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place), in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, in New York City. It opened in 1984.


It is owned by American chef Alfred Portale, one of the founders of New American cuisine, who is also its chef. He arrived at the restaurant in 1985.


The menu consists of dishes that are New American cuisine, such as grilled rack of lamb, Maine lobster, mushroom risotto, roast squab, and garlic mashed potatoes.


The modern, expansive restaurant is chic, located in the multi-level loft space of a former warehouse, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant's art collection has its own curator. The restaurant serves over 400 diners a day.


In 1993, restaurant critic Gael Greene wrote that it was her favorite restaurant. Bryan Miller of The New York Times gave it three stars in 1985, Molly O’Neill of the Times gave it three stars in 1993, Ruth Reichl of the Times gave it three stars in 1996, and Sam Sifton of the Times awarded it three stars in 2011.

In 2013, Zagats gave it a food rating of 28, the second-highest food rating in Greenwich Village.


Gotham Bar and Grill Wikipedia

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