The Low Down
Know Before You Go: The main dining room is prix fixe only.The more casual bar room offers a la carte fare like truffle fries and rock shrimp tempura with pineapple, toasted pine nuts and spicy aioli.
Look Good: The dress code requires men to wear jackets; ladies should dress to impress.
What to Drink: Nothing on the specialty cocktail menu is less than $20, and the voluminous wine list soars. Still, the diner on a budget can choose a handful of reds from Washington and Oregon and stay under $100 a bottle.
Fun Fact: As the setting for the TV show "Gossip Girl," Gilt has earned a cult following among Manhattan debutantes, who flock there for the truffled grilled cheese sandwich.
Rants, Raves & Reviews
by at Gayot
A feast for the eyes as much as the palate, Gilt is set in the nineteenth-century Villard Mansion (attached to the New York Palace hotel). It oozes the decadence of a bygone era with a shot of contemporary flair. In the bar room, ornateâ¦