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Posted by JingoBoy on 02/28/2012
Have been going to Gotham for many years. Love the decor, particularly the lanterns, and the informal elegance. The fish dishes are among the best I have tasted in NYC. The soup is always great. Tried the hanger steak once from the prix prix lunch menu, but it is just so-so, a bit disappointing. You would leave with regrets if you didn't get to try the very light, flourless chocolate cake. The service is just excellent.
Posted by downtowner on 10/11/2011
Fabulous prix fixe lunch. I'm surprized there is not a line out the door! Artichoke soup was sublime, made with cream and butter. Salad was ample and unusual. Haddock was a good sized portion and the skirt steak with chimchurri was cooked perfectly. Great martini! Still one of the best bargains and the best food in NYC.
Posted by NYC anonymous on 08/09/2011
I've been here many times and love the food and atmosphere so was a little disappointed this time - the appetizers were amazing but the main courses were a little off - not quite cooked right and not that interesting flavor-wise. But what really was unfortunate was the response I got when I tried to order a non-alcoholic Mojito. I assumed it was lime juice, sugar, mint and soda - no problem to skip the rum. I was told that "most people dont like it without the rum" and maybe something else would be better. My companion then asked again as to whether the bartender would be able to make one for me as I had explained that I cant have alcohol - everyone else at my table was having martinis and prosecco - but wanted something cocktail-esque. Then was told that "well, that would be a lot of work." I guess crushing the mint without it participating in a rum drink is just not worth their while. So I ordered club soda and soldiered on. Its a shame really as there are so few non-alcoholic options that going a little bit out of the way to create something the customer asks for would go a long way towards goodwill and loyalty to a restaurant.
Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 06/16/2011
It is a sad fact that many excellent restaurants, after a few years of fabulosity, lose their touch and/or let themselves go. Not Gotham. It had been about 10 years since I had visited before last night, and I have to say, things are better than ever. The place was packed when we arrived, but we were seated immediately. Walking to our table, I could already feel an atmosphere of enjoyment and contentment. The room is still beautiful, and the gardens outside lovely. The service was beyond superb; our waiter Kevin made me and my guest feel as if we were his Most Important Assignment of the Evening. He was delightful. And the food, as before, is superb. My soft shell crabs were simply the best I have ever eaten, perfectly crisped, with a piquant sauce to cut the richness of the crabs. I am left to wonder how Sam Sifton of the NYT could have given them only 3 stars!
Posted by Barry on 05/02/2011
Went here for the first time with another couple.Food was excellent,seated right away(we had reservations) and atmosphere was perfect.Steak was good and artichoke app. was fantastic.Bill came to 90 dollars a person with 80 dollar wine.
Posted by CodyBlue on 04/06/2011
The only good service is from the maitre 'd, the coat check and the food runners/busboys. The food is mediocre at best. I had the halibut, arrive overcooked and dry, fiance had the bass, it was fair. Oysters....fair. Well its not Aquagrill thats for sure. Ordered a nice white wine....however their prices are a bit high and inflated regarding their wine list. Waiter was poor, never around. Oh....and if you are one of those "rare" people like me, who pays in cash....please count your change. Seems whoever is manning the cash cannot count. If you send them an email regarding any negative experience they may get back to you in 3 weeks!! Nice to sit on ones laurels. Only in my town of NYC where there is a sucker for every supposed "happening" restaurant. We wont be back.
Posted by Megan Larson on 03/20/2011
The food was incredible. It combined very unique flavors with fairly safe picks, so it was a good compromise between picky and adventurous eaters. Plan some time for dinner here, as things move a little slow, but it was such a pleasant and comfortable night I couldn't complain too much about that. The server and woman who did our wine pairing thoroughly explained each dish and wine, which was nice, and it was not pretentious. Highly recommend!