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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Gato will remind you why Bobby Flay became famous in the first place - because he can cook.
We had a great evening at gato. Great food, service, and ambiance. The paella and portabello mushroom were amazing!
they didn’t make the effort. It’s ok to charge NY prices if your product and service is awesome, otherwise anyone can do it.
Rude rude rude, even by soho standards. Very small portions for the price—again, even by soho standards. Not worth it in the slightest!
Some of the best food I've ever had. My husband and I got the green beans, roasted cauliflower, and baked shrimp to start and it was all so, so good. The ingredients felt very fresh and the presentation was really nice as well. For entrees, we had the mushroom and kale paella and the tarragon chicken. The chicken was pretty good but the paella was absolutely amazing! I don't think there was even one rice grain left. Extremely relaxed environment with the lights a bit more dim so it adds a more romantic feel. I would definitely come back the next time we're in town.
We had a very extremely great experience at Gato. Excellent food and service.
What made it even more was that Bobby Flay was there.
Enjoyed Brunch so much. It was relaxed. Amazing food and server, and didn't feel rushed. The coffee and the Mimosa were spectacular.
One of the best meals of my life! Every dish was better than the next. Interior is fun and upscale. Staff was charismatic and helpful.
We had the pasta dishes. Lots of flavour and a nice portion. An inviting environment with a very attentive staff. Would definitely go back!!
Amazing waiter too! Not sure what his name was but he was great.
Very nice experience. Good food and a nice overall meal. The only down sides were that they did not have our table ready when we arrived even though we had a reservation and the lunch menu is pretty limited. I do not recommend for kids or picky eaters, but I thought it was Excellent food and drinks
I would love to have met Bobby Flay!
I would love to have met Bobby Flay!
I would love to have met Bobby Flay!
The food was excellent. Best asparagus I’ve ever had. The server was excellent. Took time and explained everything to us. We even saw Bobby Flay across the room!
Overall we had a very lovely meal. The food was excellent and the service was as well. And we would recommend it and probably go back. but Comparatively speaking, having had the opportunity to enjoy Bar Americain (now closed) on multiple occasions, Gato doesn’t quite measure up to that standard.
Overall the food was good. The poached egg on the crispy potatoes was over cooked....so that was sad. But service was excellent.
It was out honeymoon and Derrick was amazing. He was on top of it and was a lot of help and fun. Thanks Derrick for a perfect ending to our honeymoon. And thank you Bobby for the amazing food and experience
Birthday dinner for my wife. Everything was GREAT. Highly recommend.
Great place with good atmosphere and perfect food - only “negative” was the coldness in the restaurant.
Gato delivers. This was one of the best meals of our life! The service (thank you, Taylor!) was impeccable. The food was magnificent. The grilled octopus was the best we’ve ever had. The strip steak, crispy potatoes and mushroom gratin were amazing. We had a wonderful evening and highly recommend this restaurant.
Overall very nice place. Food was great. We were seated promptly and service was very good. Would go back again.
We had a reservation for 2. The hostess wanted to put us a the most unattractive table possible although there were many others for 2 available. We asked for a different one, this time it was almost in the kitchen. We saw two nice seats at the bar and decided to sit there and decided if we cme again, that it what we would do. Our bar tender Alam was excellent, in terms of not only drinks and food but wine knowledge (he is not a sommelier).
Sat 30 minutes past our restaurants, food took an extensive time to come out
Maybe one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. The rabbit was out of this world. Every part of our experience was enjoyable. If only we lived in New York to come back.
Great meal before going out on the town! We enjoyed the bar bites and creative and tasty entrees. Veggies are the stars of the show.
All great food except the beef entree - good but not great
The food did not over come the bad service. Much better places to eat in NYC.
Amazing vegetarian choices. Would definitely recommend if you are a vegetarian!!
We loved it! Our server, Dash, and our bar tender, Steven, were so thoughtful, attentive, and fun! We were in town to celebrate the birthday of a lifetime friend who we lost last summer. Bobby Flay is her favorite, and she loved his restaurants. Having dinner here was perfect! Everyone was so hospitable, and the recommendations Dash and Steven gave us for food and cocktails were fabulous! Thanks, Gato!
I was excited to try another of Bobby's restaurants. Gato is a large restaurant with a great bar area in front and dining beyond that. We started with a couple cocktails at the bar and then were showin to our table. Our server was Cory, who provide excellent service, was engaging and friendly. My husband and I shared the octopus as a starter. The octopus was roasted with orange & bacon topped with a shishito pepper. The smoky/salty flavor with the sweet orange was delicious. I had the steamed halibut as an entrée, which laid upon a tomato broth with olives and anchovy. It was very good. My husband had the charred steak, three medallions that probably weighed a total of 3oz for $42. The beef was flavorful with red wine and blue cheese. I snagged a taste and unfortunately, the steak was chewy. I mentioned it to our server, not as a complaint but as info for the chef to improve upon. Cory wanted to make sure our dining experience ended on a high note and brought us wonderful desserts. We had a strawberry crostata, a cheesecake and an assortment of biscotti. All were very delicious. I was impressed that Cory went out of his way to make sure that we had a positive experience even because of our dissatisfaction with the toughness of the steak. The food was delicious, besides the steak. I do have to be honest and say that I prefer Bobby’s Mesa Grill over Gato. I feel that the prices st Mesa matched the quantity/quality of food. Gato fell short in that area.
Food was amazing, didn’t expect anything less from a Bobby Flay restaurant! They also had delicious cocktails!
Always love this place!!! My favorite go to in ny
It was my 75th birthday and everything exceeded expectations. Staff was great, food was excellent and even though I had forgotten my reading glasses they were able to provide me with a pair that worked. Plus plus! Our thanks for a grand evening
Gato did not disappoint! The food was incredible and our service was fantastic. Our lead server was very friendly and informative. Refills for water and service between courses was top notch. My only wish is that we had ordered more of the smoked octopus so I didn’t have to share!! I was in town for a conference and treated my two daughters to dinner. We will be sure to return!
Lyla says it was dark. Jen would like to see cats. Mia said the octopus was the best she ever had and I agree. The cauliflower was out of this world.
All around great restaurant experience.
What for lunch we order ricotta French toast and poached eggs with corn bread. Amazing!
The food is very good. The taste are special. Service was good
Great restaurant! All of the food was outstanding, the decor was nice. We had a quiet table in the corner. Perfect spot to celebrate a birthday or event!
Nice place, delicious food and great service
Food is fantastic. Wonderful flavors.