NEW YORK’S QUINTESSENTIAL RESTAURANT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
WITH CLASSIC CUISINE AND HIGH SPIRITS
Gotham Bar and Grill
Cuisine Modern American
Address 12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Date Established 1984
Executive Chef/Owner Alfred Portale
General Manager Bret Csencsitz
Chef de Cuisine Jacinto Guadarrama
Pastry Chef Deborah Racicot
Wine Director Michael Nelson
Hours Lunch: Monday through Friday, 12:00-2:15 p.m.
Dinner: Monday through Thursday, 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Friday 5:30-11:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00-11:00 p.m.
Sunday 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Prices Lunch: Apps $10-18
Main Course $23-28
Prix Fixe: Three-course Lunch $31
Prix Fixe: Three-course Lunch Wine $31
Dinner: Apps $18-28
Main Course $32-48
The Space Designed by James Biber, Pentagon
Seating Dining Room: 150
Private Events Dining room seats up to 140 seated guests and 200 plus for a cocktail reception.
House Policies Reservations recommended. All major credit cards accepted. Wheelchair accessible.
“The Gotham,” Is Better Than Ever
Review by Nancy Walman
In honor of its 25th anniversary on March 22, Manhattan’s iconic Gotham Bar and Grill offers celebratory menus throughout the month of March and special beverage promotions throughout the calendar year.
“The Gotham,” as it is affectionately known, has helped define modern American cuisine. In the mid-1980s, Executive Chef Alfred Portale bonded French technique to an American sensibility, setting a new casual-but-crisp tone that became a standard for New York restaurants. The Gotham experience offers simple yet elegant dining whether the occasion calls for black tie or blue jeans.
Gotham Bar and Grill has had an unquestionable impact on dining in New York City and throughout the country. New York magazine’s Gael Greene named Gotham Bar and Grill one of the most important New York City restaurants of the past forty years, and Gourmet magazine’s Jonathan Gold asserted that, “There is not a large city in America without a restaurant operating in a Gothamesque mode.”
To mark its silver anniversary, the restaurant presents the following celebratory menus and promotions:
• $25 THREE-COURSE LUNCH MENU: The weekly changing three-course menu offers guests a choice from among three appetizers, three entrées and three desserts. All of the dishes featured will be classic Gotham dishes, including Grilled Lamb Sausage with eggplant caviar, chickpea salad (circa 1996); and Roasted Haddock with leeks and shitake mushrooms in a vintage port reduction (circa 1985).
• $75 FIVE-COURSE CLASSIC DINNER MENU: Guests can enjoy a bit of Gotham Bar and Grill history with the $75 five-course classic dinner menu. The prix fixe menu will change each week in March, featuring dishes such as Duck Carpaccio with artichoke salad, lemon oil and parmesan (circa 1987); Goat Cheese Ravioli with tomato, shallot and pancetta broth (circa 1985); and Fennel Cured Salmon with blood orange, radishes and cracked wheat salad (circa 1998).
• 25TH ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL: Toast 25 years of great American dining with Gotham’s special cocktail inspired by the classic Manhattan. The “25” incorporates both the old (Bulleit Bourbon, blanc and rouge Dolin Vermouth de Chambery) and the new (Domaine de Canton, house-made ginger syrup), garnished with a lemon twist and served in a classic Nick and Nora glass. This new classic will be available throughout the year.
• 25TH ANNIVERSARY CUVEE: Gotham Bar and Grill has selected Bernard Tornay to create a 25th Anniversary Cuvee. The Brut Champagne is a favorite of Executive Chef Alfred Portale’s, and is available by both the glass and the bottle until the end of 2009.
Gotham Bar and Grill is located at 12 East 12th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place) in New York City. For reservations, call 212-620-4020 or visit www.gothambarandgrill.com. Here is classic New American food at its best. That’s A Major on The Walman Report.
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