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SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

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About SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant

Explore unique dishes and experience exquisite decor at SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant, near Central Park at JW Marriott Essex House New York.

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Cozy on Central Park South

Unlike other lounges in Midtown New York City, SOUTHGATE features floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Central Park South, an extensive wine wall and cozy fireplace. SOUTHGATE's inviting ambiance perfectly complements its ideal location.

Our History

The name SOUTHGATE speaks to our restaurant's location at the southernmost part of Central Park. There are 20 gates to the park, the names of which were chosen more than 150 years ago by the park's commissioners to welcome visitors of all backgrounds and professions.

The Scholars' Gate, the Artists' Gate, the Artisans' Gate and the Merchants' Gate all run along Central Park South - but you won't see any actual metal gates or anything more than carved signage as a designation. That's because in the early 1860s, the park's designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, fought hard against proposed decorative gates, or anything else that would detract from the low walls, the wilderness and the simplicity of the park, which they felt represented the spirit and democracy of America.

The next time you pass through one of the invisible gates created long ago, you'll be transported in seconds from the urban landscape of the city to the lush beauty of Olmsted and Vaux's pastoral vision.

Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 11:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00 - 11:30am

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm

Interim Menu:
Monday - Sunday: 3 - 5pm

Monday - Sunday: 5:00 - 10:30pm

Late Night Menu:
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30pm - 1:00am


Tuesday - Saturday: 11 - 1am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Monday: 11- 12am

Maps & Directions


  • 1, 2, A, B, C, D at 59th Street - Columbus Circle
  • N, Q, R at 57th Street - Seventh Avenue

View our hotel's Maps & Transportation page for driving directions to and from our restaurant.

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