MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
“Reliability” may be not be the sexiest adjective with which to describe a restaurant but that is exactly what you can expect from Gotham Bar and Grill. Whether you’re hosting family, entertaining clients or just out with friends, this is a restaurant where you know you don’t have to worry about it matching up to your hopes and expectations. The large, warmly lit room comes with just the right amount of glamour to add to any sense of occasion and is helmed by a personable team who makes every diner feel like they’re in safe hands. This is also the type of establishment that exudes New York from its every pore—and is ideal for those for whom eating out is a visceral pleasure, rather than something to be photographed, posted and blogged. The cooking walks a pleasing line between comforting and creative and never feels faddish or contrived. In a refreshing break from current mores, dishes are more about flavor than presentation-and their size bears witness to the largesse of the kitchen. The sweet corn tortellini with mascarpone may sound extravagant, but is in fact effortlessly easy to eat; and the peanut butter sundae balances sweetness and saltiness in a joyful concoction of creaminess.