Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant

4.7
1206 reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Gabriel's Bar and Restaurant has been a NYC staple for over three decades. Specializing in Northern Italian Cuisine, Gabriel's brings the quintessential flavors of this region right in the heart of Manhattan. Established in 1991 by Gabriel Aiello, his restaurant is known for providing excellent service and great food throughout the years and being home of many famous personalities. With rare dedication towards his craft, Gabriel will still find time to greet you at the front of the house and make your experience memorable. Now at our new home at 40 Central Park South, we are proud to continue the same tradition, with the same sensibility and care.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1206 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an absolutely incredible dining experience at Gabriel’s!

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AlanB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish everything was perfect. The ambience was wonderful. Excellent menu, wine list and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always top notch

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RobertW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and service. Tables wide spread and very comfortable. Roy Lichtenstein art on the walls. Perfect for great food and serious conversation. Kitchen modified food to our tastes without a problem.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Fue pésima ya que en la página ofrecían para la cena el menú y al llegar nos dicen que por plató son 175 dólares y nunca se especificó en la página , me pareció tramposo enganchar al cliente así sin que ellos fueran claros o específicos en ese detalle . Mal por eso

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and service, somewhat matter of fact Design , could use some warming up

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy Gabriels, my wife and 2 boys are Gluten intolerant and the staff and chef were very accommodating 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional atmosphere with attentive service!

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vipTheRealDeal
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gabriel's new place is classy, refined, welcoming and serve outstabding haute Italian cuisine

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vipNedG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The mozzarella and tomatoes were at best Fair. The tomatoes were cut Bologna thin, so thin, you couldn’t taste them at all!
Service was also just Fair which was surprisingly so because we had a 2pm lunch, so it wasn’t crowded at all and waiter had ample time to service us well!

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vipErin
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience at Gabriel’s was fantastic! The staff, the ambiance, the food! I can go on and on, including Gabriel being so attentive to us and everyone else. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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NNYer
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

We were shocked that NONE of the staff was wearing a mask. They went from table to table talking to everyone so it put themselves at risk of Covid and put us at risk as well. That’s enough reason to NOT go back there. Too bad, because the food is good and the place is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The artichoke crochets and carpaccio with arugula and truffles and halibut with risotto and truffles were all to die for delicious.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant! Great food. Personal service where the owner greets you and truly cares about your dining experience. Highly recommend. Do not miss this hidden gem on the Park!

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vipLovetoeatout
127 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great service and excellent food. Gabriel sees that all diners feel welcome. A very pretty place.

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vipGaryF
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time back to an old favorite since they moved. They definitely broke the rule that a restaurant with a great view in NY is guaranteed to have mediocre food. The view was great AND the food was as great as ever.

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vipCarlomichelangelo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new Gabriel's is an improvement on an already great restaurant. Gabriel and his talented team have created the best restaurant on Central Park South (Marea is a close second). As a lover of excellent Northern Italian food, the restaurant is a real treat. We appreciate how everyone from the hostess to Gabriel himself, make our visits fabulous! The menu, specials and wine list all are tops.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious. My daughter and I both got expensive entrees but I was stunned by the price of the artichoke croquette special although it was divine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious, the service excellent and the ambiance great. We will be back!

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BruceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Owner Gabriel is amazing and his daughter Maria and his son Gabriel are outstanding and keep meal service flowing seamlessly

Bruce and Cindy

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vipTerriE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every minute

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SusanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!!! I chose this restaurant by a Google search for the best Italian restaurants near Central Park. It did not disappoint! The ambiance, service, and above all the food were all amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Hostess was attentive accommodating. Service exceptional specials great selection salmon was excellent scallops ok.

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vipKlari
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always attentive and knowledgeable service. Great menu choices, specials are also very interesting. Nice sophisticated NYC dining experience. Active bar scene as well.

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vipMPTinNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great new location with v very nice interiors. Loved the food, always have and the staff is attentive and friendly. Definitely reccomend!

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vipTerriE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding!

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vipElmerFood
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, great ambiance, great host. The restaurant is a true New York classic.

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RosemaryB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our table at the kitchen door made for a very frantic experience. The noise level was terrible but imagine all the large tables contributed to that.
One dish was not cooked as asked (but we were comped that dinner)
Maybe we will visit at a less busy time. Food was excellent!

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viparoma
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to the new Gabriels. We have been fans of this restaurant for many years and were excited that it re-opened. The staff, mostly different from the past, food and service were stellar. The prices have increased significantly. The interior is lovely. The tables are closer together than in the original Gabriels and the noise level increased. The tables for 2 are very small. The food and quick service makes this a great place for before or after theater dining if the high prices don't bother you.

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KarenP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to dinner for a friend’s birthday. Staff was exceptional. restaurant gorgeous and comfortable. Food was delicious. Highly recommend any fish option and the polenta was to die for.

Best of all it was wonderful to be able to hear your own conversation and not that of others. The tables are spaced perfectly and the sound is contained even though the restaurant was full

Covid vax requirements meant enjoying dinner was stress free

Would go again for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great
Very enjoyable

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vipMitziK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night, great food, awesome service! Highly recommend!!!

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Foodie1
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was exceptional and both food and atmosphere met all our expectations during our recent NYC visit.

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vipOperaholic247
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time in the new location. It sparkles, but more importantly the food and service are even better than the "glory" days.\. The level of excitement and pleasure is palpable within the room. Last nights wild mushroom risotto served with white truffle was as close to heaven as we've been for a while!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excelente !!!

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PatriciaZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment my friend and I sat down, the service was friendly and welcoming.
The waiter was helpful and forthcoming regarding the specials that evening. The food was high quality and the pasta (I had the fettucine cacio and pepe) was divine and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My companion had the salmon entree which she said was excellent. It's a beautifully-appointed restaurant and I highly recommend it.
P. Zaffino

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vipEd4lud
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good. Good. Good. Good

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vipgmNYC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. A regular at the original 60th street location. Thankful you’re back on CPS! Will be a regular again.

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MarkyMark
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Great place for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey Breast was dry BUT, the Lamb Chops were excellent.

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ASpelly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience5

Four of the five people having lunch had various types of pasta, which they didn’t like.

FAQs

Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Gabriel's Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.