GATO is owned by Bobby Flay and Laurence Kretchmer who previously owned the Spanish restaurant, BOLO, together for 15 years. BOLO met an unfortunate demise when its building was torn down to make way for a new development. The partners vowed to revive the spirit of BOLO. They are thrilled to launch GATO as its next renewal.
amazing!! I tried the kale/ paella and Oh.My.God. It was so creamy and so rich, full with flavor. Mr. Bobby Flay would be very proud. I plan on returning back very soon to try some of their delicious desserts!!
Had a delightful evening and look forward to going back soon.
delicious followed by more delicious. a great menu, diverse, creative, and well worth your time.
Amazing meal. Amazing service. Amazing experience.
Always the most amazing experience, food amazing service friendly and accommodating and Taylor makes a mean Jimmie!
Great service and good food. Pricey with small portions. Restaurant was slow for brunch on a Saturday at noon but nice if looking for something quiet.
Very good food and service.
Small portions, slow service, but the Fresh pasta was delicious. Very pricey for value. Corn was served room temp (not hot). Fried chicken was ok, didn’t expect chicken breasts. A bit disappointed but the food was ok.
GREAT STUFF: A beautiful, well-designed room. Very attentive service, our waiter offered to move us when a disruptive couple sat down next to us, without us asking. And our meal was absolutely fantastic, complex and fresh flavor combinations, singular presentation, altogether a top notch experience. STUFF TO NOTE: This is a moderately noisy and busy restaurant, that shouldn't surprise you. STUFF TO IMPROVE: Dining room chairs are notably rickety and feel a tiny bit unsafe. Gato will not seat incomplete parties which means people who arrive early will have to wait around. THANK YOU GATO!
Kale paelia and other dishes were excellent for its tastes, however, 5 of us agreed that the portion was way too small...appetizers were like bite size, so the bill ended up quite high. Value wise, not much recommended.
One of the best dinners we've enjoyed in a very long time. Did not disappoint, though it was pricey, for the portion sizes.
Overall, we would highly recommend.
My daughters birthday!
Have been dining regularly at Gato since it opened and am disappointed to see the dramatic shift in quality of food and service, which was particularly noticeable on my last visit. Each dish was served not room temperature, but freezing cold. Everything was either overcooked, undercooked, over-sauced, oily, or all-around bad. The server was completely checked out during the entire meal as though our dining there was an inconvenience, only to crack a smile and be kind when he dropped off the bill. Sad to say after five years of consistent dining, will not be returning.
Terrible service. The food was tasty but not outstanding. We waited an extremely long time to order after being seated, and even that was only accomplished by flagging down our server from across the room. Our courses were poorly paced and arrived all at once. There were almost no bus people to be seen, so dirty plates sat on the table taking up much-needed space and water glasses were never refilled unless we asked (usually by waving down someone because nobody ever came to check on us). Not the quality you'd expect given the prices and the Bobby Flay brand.
Flavours abound paired with very interesting wines. It is always a pleasure dining at this atmospheric spot.
We were late for our reservation and the staff was very accommodating. We had lovely service throughout the dining experience, enjoyed our food, and recommend the restaurant.
Great food and service
Food was fantastic! Everyone tried cocktails and there were smiles all around. Cauliflower won best dish of the night.
Our server Cory provided excellent service. All his suggestions were on point, and he made our experience even more enjoyable.
Excellent food and a really nice ambiance, would be good for groups or a date.
My husband and I are big Bobby Flay fans and watch all his shows on Food Network. When planning our trip to New York, we researched Bobby Flay’s New York restaurants and decided to try Gato.
We loved every aspect of this place! From the decor/vibe to the delicious food, everything was beyond our expectations.
We can’t wait to make this a tradition every time we visit the city!
Excellent service, ambiance, presentation, and taste. I highly recommend it.
The dinner was outstanding as always. Love everything on the menu. I dine here every time I’m in NYC. Our server got our food to us promptly, but seemed too busy the other night. Still a great evening just not the high level of service in which I’m accustomed.
Wonderful as usual, superb service and tasty food. Interesting flavors and unique wine pairings
The experience and food were outstanding. Highly recommend
The appetizers were very good. My dinner was not very good. The fried chicken was rubbery, but the coating was tasty. The was very good. A complementary dessert was sent over for our anniversary which made the evening nice.
It was a busy Saturday night but we found the service not so great as they simply didn't seem too have enough staff. They bought out 3 dishes but forgot then other one. When we reminded them we waited another 20 minutes for this by which time we were ready to leave. Over all it felt way to big and impersonal for an enjoyable meal - but good if you want to people watch and be in a large restaurant space however. Food was okay in general, nothing amazing and our crispy potatoes were too salty and too greasy.
I don’t understand the concept of a standalone entree like chicken or fish served with nothing else. Doesn’t the chef want the sides to compliment the entree? Seems like just a ploy to jack up the price. Disappointing experience.
Gato was the highlight to our trip to NYC. The atmosphere was romantic and inviting. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Our water glasses were constantly being filled. Our dinner was absolutely delicious. We had the three bites which included the eggplant, lamb and beef. All were wonderful little bites to share, very flavorful and just the right start to our meal. My boyfriend ordered the rabbit which he raved about, saying the fregola sarda that was underneath the rabbit was the perfect addition to the rabbit. The crunchy ham was perfect texture to the dish. I had the Gato salad with the pears so that I could save room for the olive oil cake with peaches. Perfect dessert to end our meal. We can't wait to come back the next time we are in NY. We highly recommend Gato to our friends and family.
The grilled octopus was recommended by our server and it was delicious! Server was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Food was fantastic. Portion were not big, but not small either. Goldilocks portions!
We've been here twice in the last few years. The food has been outstanding both visits, as well as service and ambiance. Our only complaint is that the seating is way too close, hard to have a conversation without over hearing the conversation next to you. They need to change this, it's not enjoyable and takes away from the overall positive experience. Thankfully there are some tables where the seating is different, yet mostly reserved for groups of 4.
I wanted friends to experience multiple flavors do we ordered all the appetizers. Delicious and fun
Food is creative and delicious! Our server Cory was very knowledgeable, attentive and nice! Thanks for a great meal!! Try the paella!!
Impeccable and attentive service; great food, innovative approach to traditional items as burrata, octopus and pork chop. Nice ambiance.
Gato was excellent as always - ir
Entrees were under seasoned. The sides that came with the steak had no salt at all. Also we waited 45 minutes for the entrees. Overall portions are on the lighter side. This meal did not meet the expectations we had for Bobby Flays restaurant.
Great local Soho place for dinner or just drinks at a roomy bar. Nice night-life bar.
Amazing restaurant. Our server did a wonderful job, very informative, helpful and had a wonderful positive energy about him. The food was cooked wonderfully, from appetizers to dessert. I definitely will be coming back to try the other dishes!! Highly recommended for a date or even for a social gathering.
The food was excellent and the service was great.
It exceeded my expectations. The food was on point and the flavors were memorable. We had the squid ink pasta, the fried chicken (exceptional with the honey and cut for you so ready to eat) and the halibut. All the dishes were amazing. The appetizers were also fantastic including the shrimp, the baratta and the octopus. Also loved the cheesecake and gelato. Nothing disappointed. Would recommend the gin cocktail too!