South Gate

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South Gate’s Chef Kerry Heffernan


Location 154 Central Park South
New York, NY 10019

Phone Number 212.484.5120

Cuisine Modern American

Owner Jumeirah Essex House

Executive Chef Kerry Heffernan

Pastry Chef Morgon Larsson

Designer Tony Chi & Associates

Seating Capacity Dining Room — 98
Bar — 11
Gallery – 20
Studio “Tasting Table” – 18

Dining Room Hours Sunday – Thursday: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Bar Hours Daily from 11:45 am

Price Range Appetizers — $11 — $19
Entrees — $21 — $32
Dessert — $11

Credit Cards American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and Japan International Business Card

Reservations Strongly Recommended


Award-winning website, Punchin-dot-com, features the Walman Report and reviews of restaurants, travel, wine and theater. Celebrated Chef Kerry Heffernan’s signature Modern American cuisine comes alive in this stunning Tony Chi designed space that transforms from a casual morning patisserie to a sleek sky-lit lunch spot to a nighttime dining destination with twinkling lights and easy intimacy.

A beige and mauve color scheme adds a soothing effect. The sound tract, on the other hand could be more in keeping with atmosphere. Heffernan creates a distinctive and seasonally inspired Modern American menu, with such appetizers as Seared Foie Gras with Tarragon,Pears, and 5 spices and sparkling Hamachi with eucalyptus, lemon zest and garlic.

Standout entrees offer an impeccably sautéed red snapper in a gorgeous green celery ragout with white anchovies and lovage. Meat lovers must sample Rib of Beef both braised and roasted with spaghetti squash, allspice and Swiss chard. Morgon Larsson’s desserts are pretty as a picture and equally delicious. We loved the Passion fruit Meringue Tart with coconut sorbet and Chocolate Pot de Crème with an unusual chocolate Madeline.

Troy Weissman has assembled a wine list of over 700 bottles with a good selection by the glass and some excellent ½ bottles. An Alsatian Pinot Noir worked beautifully with both meat and seafood. Service is exceptional, under the direction of Hicham Enhaili. In South Gate, Central Park South will finally have the neighborhood restaurant it deserves! South Gate, 154 Central Park South, rates “A Major” on the Walman Report

For priority reservations and a sparkling welcome, call:
Maitre’ D Marc Mover at +1 212 484 4719 or email

southgate photo credit- Noah Sheldon

Photo Credit Noah Sheldon

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