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.[2] It opened in 1984.[3]

Gotham Bar and Grill
Plaque on the front of Gotham Bar and Grill
Restaurant information
Owner(s)Alfred Portale
ChefVictoria Blamey
Food typeNew American
Dress codeBusiness, dressy, and casual chic[1]
Rating1 Michelin star (Michelin Guide)
Street address12 East 12th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place), in Greenwich Village in Manhattan
CityNew York City
StateNew York
Postal/ZIP Code10003
CountryUnited States
Coordinates40°44′04″N 73°59′38″W / 40.734352°N 73.994012°W / 40.734352; -73.994012

It is owned by American chef Alfred Portale, one of the founders of New American cuisine, who was also its chef left in fall of 2019, now taken over by Victoria Blamey.[2][4][5] Portale arrived at the restaurant in 1985.[6]


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.[7][8][9][10][11]


Chef and owner Alfred Portale

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.[4][6][8][10][11][12] The restaurant's art collection has its own curator.[12] The restaurant serves over 400 diners a day.[13]


In 1994, restaurant critic Gael Greene wrote that it was her favorite restaurant.[14] 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.[15][16]

In 2013, Zagats gave it a food rating of 4.8, the second-highest food rating in Greenwich Village.[2]


  1. ^ Eve Zibart (2010). The Unofficial Guide to New York City. John Wiley & Sons. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Gotham Bar & Grill | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews. Zagat. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Alfred Portale (1997). Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook. Random House. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Hope Fox (2007). Impress for Less!. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Krishna, Priya (2019-09-03). "A Fresh Face at an Old Standard: Gotham Bar and Grill". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-10-04.
  6. ^ a b "Gotham Bar and Grill – Reviews and Ratings of Restaurants in New York City". May 18, 2011. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  7. ^ Los Angeles Magazine. August 2000. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  8. ^ a b Myka Carroll (2012). New York City For Dummies. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  9. ^ Andrew Rosenberg, Martin Dunford (2011). The Mini Rough Guide to New York City. Penguin. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Richard Saul Wurman (2008). Access New York City 13e. HarperCollins. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  11. ^ a b Anita Gates (2008). The Complete Idiot's Guide to New York City. Penguin. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  12. ^ a b Nan Lyons. Around the World in Eighty Meals. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  13. ^ Mike Colameco (August 17, 2009). Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  14. ^ Gael Greene (October 11, 1993). Grill Crazy. New York Magazine. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  15. ^ Amanda Kludt (May 18, 2011). "Sifton Awards Three Stars to 26 Year-Old Gotham Bar & Grill – Week in Reviews". Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  16. ^ Sifton, Sam (May 17, 2011). "Gotham Bar and Grill - NYC - Restaurant Review". The New York Times.

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