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Southgate Bar & Restaurant

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154 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1510 (6th Ave. and 7th Ave.)
+1 212-484-5120
07:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 22:30
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived late in the morning. There was nobody at the entrance to greet us, so we moved straight to one of the tables by the window overlooking Central Park, waiting for service. In some time, the hostess came by to inform us that these tables 'aren't being served for another 45 minutes', asking us to move to other seats, deeper... More 

Thank MLXV
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious lobster tacos that taste like a hybrid between a taco and a lobster roll. This spot is connected to the JW Marriott Essex House. It is a little pricey but the food and drinks are top notch.

Thank jennlarra
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

They forgot my daughter meal and they said that they had to "cut" more steak. It arrived after we had all finished our meals.

Thank murrayjjmk
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

we stop by Tuesday night. The location is perfect right next to the Marriott hotel. It was quiet but still the ambiance was ok. We had a beer and a cocktail. The service was fast. Will come back for sure.

Thank joaquin g
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Just great place to hang out with friends or family good food nice atmosphere with a very nice menu and friendly staff

Thank Alateeqi a
Orlando, FL / Palm Springs, CA
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226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I understand that it's on Central Park South and at the bottom of The Essex House, but this pricing was horrendously overpriced. This is not a Chef's restaurant....but they're gouging the unsuspecting. Hey, JW Marriott.....you listening?

Thank BigWhale
Clayton, California
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133 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The bar has just about every call liquor and wine you can imagine. Great place for happy hour It is overpriced though

Thank TravelinWillers
Columbia, South Carolina
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Just happened on Southgate at the right time for us to stop in for a bite and beverage. My husband had a delicious burger and I enjoyed beef short ribs. Since it was FREEZING outdoors, this hot, tasty dish was absolutely perfect. The wait staff was really fab, as well.

Thank mdskinllc
Carmel, California
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382 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Inside the Essex House, JW Marriott. Very convenient, with good food and service. Pleasant modern atmosphere

Thank rthau
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139 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Pros Superb location near Central Park Iconic New York hotel Cons - By the time you have added on the pretty much obligatory 20% tip a small draught beer (I would estimate about 4/5 of a pint) is $14.40 = £11.59 and a glass of prosecco is - WAIT FOR IT - $21.60 = £17.39 In this location and at... More 

Thank GrpCaptMandrake

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Central Park S, New York City, NY 10019-1510
    (6th Ave. and 7th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: N or R to 57th St. or A, C, B, D to Columbus Circle. F to 57th and 6th.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-484-5120
SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is New York's midtown meeting place. Whether for cocktails and shareable plates in the park-front bar & tavern or an elaborate meal in the soaring dining room, enjoy a quintessential New York dining experience. The team produces seasonal modern American cuisine in a brilliantly designed space by Tony Chi. The vibe at SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant is relaxed, elegant and indulgent. Soak in the sun through huge windows overlooking Central Park or dine fireside surrounded by multifaceted mirrors that reflect the passing horse carriages. SOUTHGATE also features an impressive wine list and creative cocktails, perfect for a date night or drinks with friends.

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