I've now been to Gotham probably 4 or 5 times over the last several years. Each time I am struck by the feel of the place, which seems more USA if you will. Those of you who have dined at Morton's or even better in my opinion, Ruth's Chris in the US, will know what I mean.
The place has a very masculine & quite proper feel, yet the service is reasonably casual although quite efficent. It operates on three floors. The white table cloths, booths, piano in the bar area etc all give it a private club feel. In short, when you walk in, you are primed, ready & expecting a special evening.
Let me say I have never had a bad meal at Gotham. But each time I return, I have found my expectations are let down every so slighlty.
An appetizer plate did have promise. The ahi tuna was delicious. The prawns very nice. The crab cakes so/so. The bruschetta unecessary.
My ceasar salad was wonderful, probably one of the tastiest I have had in many years. A tomato and blue cheese salad was ruled a winner. For those of you who have had this latter salad at the Keg before they withdrew it from their menu, it is virtually the same. Easily with bread could be your lunch.
For my entree, I had the petite filet. It came as ordered, medium rare, but it was a tad dry to my mind. The "most tender cut" of meat was nice but not great.
My dining companion had the rib eye. It was of course much thinner than the filet but covered almost the whole surface of the plate. Very tasty and filling. Could have easily been shared.
The sides were all quite acceptable, ie: aspargus, tomatoes, pommes frittes all nice, but nothing spectacular on this evening.
Portions at Gotham are huge, to match their prices.
In summation, if you have not gone, I would say give it a try but save it for that special outing. You might consider splitting an entree (other than the filet) as steaks are large and more meat than anyone really needs. As the menu is a la carte, split a side or two.