We had dinner here on a Friday evening and it was completely packed.
We had a nice table next to the bar which is slightly raised so you can get a good view of the other diners and more importantly what they are eating. The downside of this was that I was in direct line of the air-conditioning so spent most of dinner wearing my jacket. I have no idea why everywhere in the USA has to be so cold. If its too cold to enjoy dinner without a jacket - well its TOO COLD !!
Another downside of being next to the bar was that it did increase the noise volume at our table.
That being said we had a lovely waiter who talked us through the menu making suggestions. He was speedy with any requests and more importantly with toping up our wine.
I had sashimi to start and it was deliciously light and just about the right size. Next my lamb was amazing. I like to order lamb when we are out as hubby doesn't like it so I never cook it at home. When I see it on the menu it is a nice treat. I wasn't disappointed. It was cooked perfectly and was succulent and tasty. I'd come back again just for that dish.
My husband wasn't very hungry and had a starter seafood risotto as his main he said it was well cooked and tasty but that it wasn't breaking any culinary records anytime soon.
There was a good selection of house wines to choose from that were served by the glass too. Getting a table here isn't easy. It has a Michelin star and gets very busy but I'd definitely suggest it if you are in town, and it will feature on our list of places to go next time we are here.
Gotham Bar and Grill 12 East 12th Street. New York City.
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