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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 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
Brunch Sat-Sunday 11-3
Closed Monday-Tuesday

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


(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

On Thursday, February 14, we’ll be serving a 4-course Valentine’s Day prix-fixe dinner featuring some of our best-loved dishes. The price for the dinner will be $40 per person. Because of high demand, we won’t be able to serve our regular menu that night. To see the prix-fixe menu, please click here.. If you’re interested in joining us, please book a table by clicking the Reservation link.

Happy Valentine’s Day!