Gotham Bar and Grill, New York City, 5/7/15

Gotham exterior
Gotham exterior

This place offered a lunch based on the TV series “Mad Men” and it intrigued us. It was not a great choice. The restaurant is beautiful but past its prime in service and food. The bread was filling but forgettable. The Caesar was the standout of the meal. Nicely seasoned and fresh crispness of the lettuce was complimented by the tasty deviled egg. The potato puree with the steak was delicious and the green beans very fresh but the steak was just plain dull. With nice ingredients, how do you do this? The dessert was pretty and a fun flashback, but maybe that was the problem with the meal. The fifties and sixties were more about serving what people knew and not pushing taste margins – I sure don’t know, but maybe all the smoking of the Mad Men characters had dulled their taste buds!

Gotham exterior
Gotham exterior
Interior
Interior
Interior
Interior

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Bread
Bread
2 Martinis with lunch
2 Martinis with lunch
Gotham Caesar: romaine, white anchovy, parmesan, deviled egg, garlic croutons
Gotham Caesar: romaine, white anchovy, parmesan, deviled egg, garlic croutons
Steak Diane: sliced New York steak, green beans, button mushrooms, potato puree, classic Diane sauce
Steak Diane: sliced New York steak, green beans, button mushrooms, potato puree, classic Diane sauce
Baked Alaska: Morello cherry sorbet, toasted pistachio, sauce anglaise
Baked Alaska: Morello cherry sorbet, toasted pistachio, sauce anglaise
Flooring downstairs
Flooring downstairs
inside
inside
Interior
Interior
Frankie likes the orchids
Frankie likes the orchids

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