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Gato
Mediterranean Restaurant$$$
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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324 Lafayette St New York, NY 10012
324 Lafayette StreetUSNew YorkNew York10012
(212) 334-6400gatonyc.com
$$$Mediterranean Restaurant, Spanish Restaurant
Mediterranean Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Bobby Flay restaurant offering Spanish-accented Mediterranean fare in a hip space with a large bar.- Google
"Had roasted octopus and crab risotto."
"Great new addition to NoHo. Enjoy the bar menu or bring friends and celebrate."
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Sophie Chang
2 weeks ago
Dining at this restaurant was an absolutely wonderful experience. Getting a reservation on Sunday evening was pretty easy even though the place was pretty packed. We were seated immediately and presented with their complimentary bread basket which was good (nothing extraordinary, but nothing to complain about either). We started off with the pizza with lamb sausage, which was a great combo! I would order this over and over again. My wife went with the grilled beef entree, which was essentially a dry aged NY strip cut up in to three medallions. I went with the porterhouse pork chop. The cut in to the pork chop was like butter and the polenta that they served it up with was incredible. You could taste the slightly musky dry aged flavor on the beef(which was incredible). Perfectly grilled up to medium rare and served with their risotto. The cocktail menu was nice as was the dessert menu. The atmosphere is pretty noisy and is intended to invoke conversation. Beautiful bar area here as well, I am sure it's a great spot to go to on weeknights.
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Elizabeth Logue
3 weeks ago
Meh. It's just OK. If you let the drinks flow, a party of 4 can easily rack up a $600 bill which is decidedly NOT worth it. Better options out there at that price point.
John Davren
7 months ago
Great meal with terrific service at the bar on a Sunday night. Had roasted octopus and crab risotto. Could not have been better. At the bar next to me, the guy had the duck confit. He raved about it. Interesting and reasonable wines by the glass. Overall great experience, both food and service.
Cynthia C
9 months ago
Gato is celebrity chef, Bobby Flay's new NoHo restaurant, but Bobby must be MIA (missing in action) from this restaurant. The service, food and general management of Gato is abysmal! We saw our waiter twice the entire evening: when he took our order and when he gave us our check. Our appetizers and entrées came out cold. We actually had to flag down someone and send our entrées back, as there were inedible. The wait between our appetizers and entrées was so long, I actually considered cancelling the orders and going elsewhere. To add insult to injury, this woman, who seemed to be just circulating around the restaurant, came to our table and to the table next to us to offer a fake smile and an insincere apology (not quite sure what her job was other than to go from table to table apologize for all of the restaurant’s problems). While I do not expect a restaurant to compensate me for their poor service and improperly prepared food (obviously, I would prefer to have a nice evening with good food and good service), the gesture would have mollified the situation. This did not happen. Everyone: our waiter, the manager and the “apology woman” seemed to be oblivious, while they just walked around and talked to each other all evening. The unfortunate but significant irony of this situation is that the table next to us had the exact same experience. We were all in agreement that this restaurant isn’t worth it and doesn’t live up to its hype. There are so many other, better restaurants in NYC. Don’t waste your money. Don’t let the concept of “celebrity chef” sway you. At Gato it is meaningless. Too bad Bobby Flay and Laurence Kretchmer could not repeat what they had created at their other (now closed) restaurant, Bolo.
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Chuck Mannino
a month ago
Sat at the bar on a sunday night to habe dinner with my wife. The food was absolutely perfect!! I had the halibut and my wife ordered the charred beef...big bright zesty flavors ! The food and service was outstanding. We also ordered the spreads app, roasted cauliflower and also the GATO salad, all were spectacular. Delicious.
Pam O'Neill
3 weeks ago
The food and service were outstanding! Intimate setting - not pretentious! Started with scrambled eggs and Garrotxa Then onto Charred Beef rounding it out with a Chocolate mousse with a decadent crust and complimentary sherry to boot! Oh my goodness!!!!! Never experienced anything like it! Loved it so much I'm flying back from Minneapolis next weekend to celebrate my daughters birthday!! Already have a reservation! Thank you so much Bobby and Gato!!!
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Soren Larson
6 months ago
EDIT- tried to come here again on a Wednesday night after making a 9pm reservation on open table -- they had us waiting for 30 minutes and still we didn't get a table. We left not eating. Really not cool to have people waiting 30 minutes, ESPECIALLY your New Yorker crowd who might like to make gato a regular thing. Unsurprisingly, it's so hard to get a table here (relatively) because it's bobby flay and the UES, flatiron, and gramercy and older Hell's Kitchen crowd is rushing to this "HIP" "DOWNTOWN" restaurant to faux show off to their easily impressed friends how in they are. The food is definitely a notch above the standard "really solid" NY eatery, but it's not outstanding by any means. Also the crowd is not so hot. This makes it a weird place to choose because the food is only pretty good but it's impossible to get in short notice (and it's too crowded to eat at the bar). All in all good but not worth the hype. Spend your time planning a reservation at a restaurant more deserving of its hype.
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Ross Smith
4 months ago
Bobby flay place. Went w/ Lauren after losing cowboy Seahawks bet. it was ok.