Gemma - The Bowery Hotel

4.6
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118 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Gemma is an Italian Trattoria located on the ground floor of The Bowery Hotel. Chef Andrea Taormina pairs rustic, seasonal cuisine with an extensive Italian wine list in an ambient setting.

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What 118 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service impeccable & we weren’t rushed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemma is a few blocks from my apartment and I love it! Ambiance (even on the sidewalk) is the same as always and the food is consistently good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a sweet little spot. Never venture to NoHo but this place is a gem. Started off with the pomodoro salad and burrata accompanied by an Italian Garden cocktail. Shared a prosciutto pizza and parpadella. Waiters were attentive and accommodating. The outdoor dining set up is pretty too. Would recommend!

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KikaEats
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dining has changed during Covid and it’s really hard for restaurants. But Gemma has done a terrific job at keeping an inviting atmosphere under the lights, adhering to social distancing and maintaining a great level of service and food quality. Overall wonderful dining experience alfresco. The same as always!

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Madeleine
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and accommodating - we added one more person to our party than we had reserved. Menu is elegant and food was delicious, presentation beautiful. At dinner the other night, everything everyone ordered was superb. At brunch yesterday the Gemma ("Insalate") was the popular choice but slightly underwhelming according to those who ate it; I ordered the dish that had poached eggs over polenta and think it was probably the best choice on the brunch menu.

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vipSeanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience at Gemma! We celebrated a birthday and the staff were extremely helpful! Highly recommend.

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vipdanl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and they made it feel soecial

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
49 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great veggie and salad dishes. Loved the spinach ricotta gnocchi.

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vipgladysf
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Brunch menu.
Cacio e pepe pasta was incredible and so was the hamburger and egg sandwich!

Bravo!!!

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UESlady
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been a long time customer of Gemma and it has always been one of my fav places in the city. I went for brunch and was happy to see the tables spaced far apart. I was disappointed that there complimentary banana bread they always had was no longer available; (although i understand given how much money restaurants have lost) but they should put it on the menu because it’s so good I would def buy it! I was also surprised by how small the menu is; there are very few options so you really need to check the menu before you come. I had the baked eggs which were delicious and service was great.

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vipSarahB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated the safety measures, service, and speed the food came out! Was fabulous all around.

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Amanda
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The roasted eggplant was incredible, it is a must try! The Italian Garden cocktail is also a must try! The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was having a dinner with my friends.
Great service, food and relaxing atmosphere just a bit too short menu.

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Tara
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a lovely dinner at Gemma that made me feel safe and taken care of. The pasta was delicious and staff was friendly and accommodating.

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vipNatalieM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, great service, and the most wonderful focaccia I’ve EVER had!!

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vipChezfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really impressed with the social distancing/patio/tables at Gemma! The restaurant still buzzes with vibe and a great crowd. Food was great and I highly recommend the ragout pappardelle - best thing that we ordered there! Cocktails are delicious and can’t be missed!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waitstaff was attentive, and the outdoor seating was safely spread out. The food was delicious, and it's a great spot for outdoor dining. They got it right!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and the pizza was delicious!

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vipNinaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a nicer first meal out since Covid. Thank you all so much for the lovely experience. Appreciate the whole staff!

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Dominique
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We came there as we heard that pizzas were amongst the best in NYC. Pasta was great but ingredients were not qualitative at all. Wines and cocktails very expensive for what they worth. Tiramisu below average. Cool environment and good staff but Do not recommend for a pizza. Our table for 5 was a table for 4... it is not confortable.

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vipRandallY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. Under-rated italian food. And the wine list is awesome for casual and serious drinkers alike.

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vipnwandoe
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and My pizza was delicious . Highly recommend

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vipNeighborhoodFoodie
London
49 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really terrific food. Good service. Nice outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience considering everything that is happening now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Fine. A little pricey.

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EMMA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dîner party outdoor! It was for a birthday, we had a big table and the restaurant manager was super nice with us (we had to change nb of people and hour). Food is really good with great products and we had an amazing wine bottle!

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vipEileenS
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cavatelli - delicious!!! Lovely outdoor ambiance.

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vipPaulM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

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DaveH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience and the Maitre'D provided a similar vintage and quality Cabernet Sauvignon at the same price as the one on the menu that was no longer in stock. And the quality was just as described. A fantastic dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in NYC! And always with attentive and accommodating seating and service to get my family in and out to listen to our singer songwriter daughter and her roots rock band!! Thank you Gemma!!

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MrsMPK
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my best friend's 40th birthday very special with no notice -- we just said upon arrival that it was her birthday. Amazing service, just perfect.

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JB112
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice ambiance, good food, reasonable prices. great place to have a conversation with a friend or family.

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PaPatti
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This I is a lovely place for a quiet lunch. Terrific atmosphere, with architectural detail and old world charm. The food and service were wonderful. I will definitely put Gemma on my “go-to” list.

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vipJKAte
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great. We threw a surprise engagement party for a girlfriend & they were so accommodating. They let us have our table before everyone was there, so we could decorate before she arrived & they didn’t rush us at all. Everyone was so nice! The food & wine were good too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome! Classy and trendy!

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vipNGeffin
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great food, perfect for a date night as it is very romantic!

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vipAlabamamellie
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best experiences while visiting New York City!

TM
TiMarcella
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and quaint! Food & service top notch without being too overpriced. 🇮🇹 ♥️🍷

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vipHillary
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The ambiance, service, and wine were excellent. However, unfortunately the food was terrible. Poor quality ingredients, very bland, and gave both my date and myself a stomach ache.

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vipKirk
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual.

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Gemma - The Bowery Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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