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in the heart of austin



Gotham is a come-as-you-are restaurant and bar located at 2nd Street and Chalmers. We’re close to the swingin’ nightlife of East 6th and Caesar Chavez, just a few blocks from I-35, and we have a big, beautiful free parking lot. We’re open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and we have a great Happy Hour from Wednesday through Saturday.

We’re inspired by the great old places of New York City. The accents are Italian, French and Yiddish, but the point-of-view is modern American. That means local meats and vegetables, fresh housemade pasta creatively prepared, Herb-roasted chicken, delicious housemade pastrami and Nova lox, steak-frites, mussels, burgers, and more.

Gotham is owned and operated by Nick and Jessica Goulding, who also own beloved South Austin neighborhood gem Cafe Malta. Nick and Jessica met in New York City and lived there before moving to Austin in 2004. Gotham is Nick’s tribute to the great old establishments where he spent so many hours working and living from his late teens to his mid-thirties.

Feel free to make a reservation, but don’t hesitate to drop by without one — we keep a lot of tables available for walk-ins. And if you’re driving, relax. We’ve got that big parking lot and plenty of free street parking.

See you soon!




1700 East 2nd St @Chalmers
(bet. Comal & Chicon).
Austin, TX 78702

Dinner Wed-Saturday 5-10
Lunch Wed-Friday 11-3. Brunch Sat-Sunday 11-3
Closed Monday-Tuesday

Happy Hour Wed-Sat 3:30-6
Bar open til 11pm Fri-Sat



SMOKED SALMON SCHMEAR with seeded crackers, red onion, dill and capers 
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER with bacon, potato, onion, celery & herbs in a creamy clam broth  9
ZUCCHINI BISQUE with crème fraiche & green onion  6

(Add hanger steak, pastrami, or seared salmon for 5,
herb-roasted chicken, portabello or lox for 4, avocado for 2)

WEDGE SALAD of romaine, apple, crumbled gorgonzola, walnuts, green onion, lemon dill vinaigrette  8
SPINACH SALAD, bacon, cotija, cherry tomato, rye croutons, dried tomato-herb vinaigrette  8
BEET TERRINE, mixed greens, goat cheese, orange supremes, beet-sherry vinaigrette 10

(Served with choice of side salad, pasta salad, housemade chips or hand-cut fries)
CAPRESE PANINI  focaccia, mozzarella, walnut pesto, sliced tomato, balsamic reduction 10
LEMON AND HERB ROASTED CHICKEN PANINI  focaccia, roasted bell peppers, red onion, aioli, cheddar 11
REUBEN  House pastrami, kraut, russian dressing, toasted rye 12
REUBEN SCHMEUBEN  Spiced & smoked portobello, kraut, swiss, russian dressing, toasted rye 11

STEAK FRITES  Pan-seared marinated hanger steak with Dijon-brandy sauce, hand-cut shoestring fries and arugula in citronette  12
VEGETABLE PLATE  Marinated Beets, Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil, Roasted Carrot and Fennel Salad, Arugula with Lemon Vinaigrette  10
MOULES FRITES  P.E.I. Mussels, White Wine, Garlic, Herbs, Fries, Lemon Aioli  12
GOTHAM BURGER  Eight ounces of grilled 44 Farms Black Angus, cheddar, bacon, tomato, Russian dressing, bibb, onion, pickles, brioche bun, hand-cut fries  12

(Wednesday-Saturday 3:30-6 PM)

$5 COCKTAIL (rotating)

One of our house cocktails, or a classic, or something made up that day


Brooklyn Lager
Zilker Brewing Heavenly Daze
Real Ale Devil's Backbone Tripel
Live Oak Hefeweizen


Monte Campo pinot grigio
St Marc chardonnay

Père Anselme rosé
Pigmentum malbec


Bruschetta Reubenesque (7)
Salmon Schmear (7)
Country Pate (7)


Make a reservation with Open Table below or call (512)853-9777 and we'll get you set up.

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Whether you’re hosting a group of 10 for after-work drinks, a crew of 70 for a private dinner, or a crowd of hundreds for an off-premise catered celebration, we’d love to help make your event a raging success.

We’ve got a full bar, a menu with something for everyone, a variety of pricing options to fit your budget, and the sort of parking people dream about. To find out what we can do for your party, call us at (512)853-9777 or write to us at