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324 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-2726
+1 212-334-6400
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“octopus” (73 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
324 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic- if you want to have dinner here, MAKE SURE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS!!! Small restaurant with an great food, ambience and atmosphere! We had the following and all was mouth savory! Starter: Roasted Octopus Entree: Tarragon Chicken & Tortiglioi Desert: Bread...More

Thank urpeanut
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times over the past few years. It's a beautiful room and great food. This time the small plates seemed smaller - at 3 for $21.00 they were just too tiny.And my favorite octopus all was on the small side as...More

Thank DonnaUpstateNY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At this place, excellence in presentation comes through in everything as Bobby Flay employs his exceptional attention to detail and complex color palette – off and on the plate – to highlight every nuance and every flavor. Gato combines the intensity of taste and the...More

Thank inspiredsnob
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We picked Gato because it is a Bobby Flay restaurant and it did not disappoint. We started with fabulous cocktails, then went on to several small plates. The octopus is outstanding. The potatoes were disappointing as others have discussed how great they were, but ours...More

Thank abbygail83
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to dine here for a while and finally decided to take the opportunity to go for a birthday dinner. First impressions were that we showed up right on time for our reservation and still had to wait a few minutes for our...More

Thank copperboom
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We were in NYC for a family girls weekend celebrating a couple of birthdays. So glad we decided on Gato for dinner. The menu was versatile, lots of different choices, and everything we ate was delicious. We ordered the dip sampler with warm pita bread...More

Thank Erin W
Reviewed 3 October 2018

black ink pasta was to die for. Sauce was superb and the texture of the pasta is the world best. The portion was just right for me which the big guy might need to entree^^ Roasted Octopus was my appetiser and was very soft with...More

Thank sookyung232
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went with a group of 5 ladies and all tried something different, the service was excellent....the interior is really nice. Nice big bar with craft cocktails on the menu, several wine choices that are out of the ordinary. We shared a spread appetizer that...More

Thank Jill L
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Have been meaning to try this place for a while and really glad we went. We went for an early dinner before the theatre, so it was pretty quiet. Everything we ordered was delicious. Deciding what to order was difficult as they have so many...More

1  Thank HiddenGem22
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We visited New York to see friends and do some exploring. I wanted to dine at one celebrity chef's restaurant, and picked Gato, apparently named for Bobby Flay's cat, Nacho. We were late arriving because of traffic, but were welcomed even though the restaurant was...More

Thank dparuch
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Eduardo C
26 December 2017|
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Response from Missvonlipi | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your hunger! I would say between $30 and $100.
Richard C
15 January 2015|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
No. Stylishly casual will work fine.
Richard C
15 January 2015|
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Response from Shavefoodie | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a dress code. The restaurant is fairly casual with nice decor. When I went during the summer, there were people dressed casually and some more dressed up. So if you feel like getting dressed up, you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-2726
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Noho
  • Neighbourhood: Noho
  • Phone Number: +1 212-334-6400
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