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- Cuisines: American
After much anticipation, chef Kerry Heffernan's (formerly of 11 Madison Park) new restaurant, in the recently renovated Jumeirah Essex House, debuted in 2008. Though the grandeur of the chef's former space has been replaced by a sleek, open dining room with bright mirrors, off-white banquettes, a huge walk in wine cellar, and a roaring fireplace, Heffernan's menu is, thankfully, less excessive. In fact, it's a rather small, uncomplicated menu, but what is on it, Heffernan does superbly. The flash-seared calamari with cauliflower custard in a lobster-coriander sauce is a unique, unfussy appetizer. The cannelloni of kabocha squash and ricotta entree is a keeper, while the spice-roasted cod layered on mustard greens is paired perfectly with a few slices of smoky linguica and Manila clams. For dessert, the choices in chocolate -- the chocolate caramel tart or the chocolate Pot de Crème -- make it hard to order anything else.
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User Reviews for South Gate
Highly Recommended Restaurant
Superb restaurant, the best breakfast I had in my life. All natural & so good. You cannot miss this restaurant. With views of the central park, the food + the views + the great...
- posted on 08.21.12
- by SonnyAng
Excellent fixed price lunch menu
This is our second review of South Gate. Several months ago we loved the dinner, and now we loved the lunch. We had 3 courses for about $25. The portions were huge given the price....
- posted on 08.14.12
- by Bondsammax
Great food - slow service
We needed to get in and out within 90 minutes which is not too much to ask for when the lunch crowd is 20-30 people. Our waiters were all very nice and accommodating; however, we told...
- posted on 08.11.12
- by Jhawkipp
- Recommended 2009
- Recommended 2010
Message from South Gate
NYC Summer Restaurant Week 2010 July 12 - July 25 3-course Lunch: $24.07 (mon-fri) 3-course Dinner: $35.00 (everynight) Every Sunday, South Gate offers a $35 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu from 5:30pm-10pm. Sat & Sun Brunch Buffet - $37 or A La Carte Menu The new owners of Essex House spent $90 million on renovations, and didn't neglect one detail at the restaurant. Come visit New York's South Gate today for an elegant time. South Gate now has a Late Night Bar Menu served till Midnight 7 Days a Week!
- 3 Course Pre Theater Menu $49
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- 154 Central Park South
- Btwn Sixth and Seventh aves
- New York, NY 10106
- Open 7 Days a week for Lunch and Dinner.
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:45am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Tavern & Bar:
Sunday-Thursday 11:45am - 12:00am
Friday-Saturday 11:45am - 1:00am
(food service available until 11:30)