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South Gate

154 Central Park South, New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-484-5120

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 10
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

80% would go back.

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Bizarro South Gate?

By kmh on 1/22/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Maybe we were on an off night, or maybe things have gone waaaay downhill since the last reviewers have dined there, but my experience tonight was dreadful. First off, the service was one of the worst I've ever seen. We sat for easily 20-25 minutes until someone asked if we'd like a drink. When my husband inquired about two wines the waiter had no insight and didn't suggest someone who could give an opinion or even offer a taste. Later they came and poured him a glass of wine and then left, returning about 10-15m later to pour my glass of wine. starters came out and my orecchiette with braised short ribs felt like it had been sitting around under the heatlamp for some time. The pasta was dry and the sauce was gooey. Our salad was bland but not offensive. When the main courses came, the sous kindly came out with extra sides, which was super nice, however when I asked the waiter for a steak knife, considering that I had a sirloin, he responded that I didn't need one and if I did he didn't have one. My steak was well-seasoned, but my potato and leek gratin was ehn, and the broccoli rabe that accompanied the dish seemed superfluous. A staff member cleared my husband's plate and wine glass before i was finished (just super odd behavior for a restaurant of this caliber). We didn't order dessert, and yet the meal lasted well over two-hours because of distracted service. In general the waitstaff was not terribly nuanced for this level and the food was mediocre.

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41 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

Best New Restaurant in NYC

By NewYorkFoodie on 3/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The entire experience at Southgate is a good one. Located on Central Park South it has lots of local competition from other established big name eateries. Southgate is the best among them. The food is absolutely wonderful. Chef Kerry has done a terrific job with menu and quality of the food. Chef Kerry is usually available to speak with customers and ensure there satisfaction with the different choices on the menu. We had a delicious salad followed by a perfectly cooked steak. Southgate is also an energetic update restaurant with a beautiful design and dining room. A fireplace in the center of the room really adds atmosphere. The staff aims to please and is there to accommodate you. This is the opposite of most snobby restaurants that treat costumers like a number. Lots of positive energy here. I will keep going back to Southgae for a terrific night out.

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77 out of 167 people found this review helpful.

What a find!

By Ande on 9/9/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Discovered this gem during Restaurant Week and have been back three times since. The food, service, ambience (and low noise level) are absolutely wonderful.

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111 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

Great

By DAL on 8/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

One of the best new restaurants in the city. I eat out a lot, but often do I find a place that I could go to over and over. The service is seamless, the drinks are refined, and the food uses the freshest ingredience in conservative, yet inventive ways that have to leave you nothing but impressed. Too bad word hasn't really gotten out about it yet; I hope it does well.

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71 out of 158 people found this review helpful.

Great

By DAL on 8/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

One of the best new restaurants in the city. I eat out a lot, but often do I find a place that I could go to over and over. The service is seamless, the drinks are refined, and the food uses the freshest ingredience in conservative, yet inventive ways that have to leave you nothing but impressed. Too bad word hasn't really gotten out about it yet; I hope it does well.

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