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The food philosophy at Gotham Bar and Grill is clear — the menu follows an American sensibility, but one that’s built around relaxed elegance and fresh and flavorful ingredients. Executive chef Alfred Portale, who first took over the New York restaurant in 1985, is committed to delivering the best in protein and produce that he can find from small farms and specialty purveyors around the world. In addition, Portale uses classic French techniques to enhance the flavors of traditional items featured on the menu. His goal is not to mask or overwhelm the taste of the main ingredient on your plate, but instead to create the perfect sauce or find just the right vegetables to accompany each dish. Portale is constantly re-imagining the seasonal menu at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant, finding new and inventive ways to bring flavor to every dish.