Gato means “cat” in Spanish.
I have absolutely nothing humorous or clever to add to that. Just know it. Actually, you probably already do.
Is there a cat theme to this restaurant? I don’t think so.
Ok, this might be the worst blog post to date. I can’t promise I’ll be able to turn things around in the next few paragraphs. But I’ll try.
When we ordered 6 of the Bar Bites items and a side of Brussels Sprouts, our server seemed mildly horrified.
“No entrees? The bites are REALLY small” She seemed personally offended that were intentionally ordering cheap shit with the sole intention of giving her the smallest tip imaginable.
Truth be told, we had a late lunch and just wanted some nibbles and drinks but didn’t want to quarantined to the bar in order to do so. We arrived under the guise of actually being hungry.
The bites were, indeed, small and with a price tag of 3 for $19, they were certainly not the best deal in town.
But they were fun and tasty! And they actually seemed more appealing than the main entrees. I’d much rather spend more money in exchange for each one of my bites to contain different foods/flavors.
Gato is Bobby Flay’s NY baby and, for being around for so many years, it’s popularity has not seemed to wane. Good for you Bobby. If people will continue to pay nearly $20 bucks for three bites of food, than they deserve a place like Gato.
That sentence wasn’t actually intended to be as bitchy as it came off.
324 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
b/t Houston St & Bleecker St
NORA GREENHOOK GIN, GRAPEFRUIT, CELERY, THYME, LEMON – 16
Brussels Sprouts, pomegranates, pistachios —14
Lamb Tenderloin, salsa verde
Eleven Layer Potato, caramelized shallots, fried sage
Meatball, tomato-piquillo sauce, goat cheese