GATO is Chef Bobby Flay's expression of Mediterranean food, drink, and design located in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood. The NoHo location is a 100-year-old building, and this is the first restaurant to reside there. It combines its NYC roots with a European sensibility and has a casual approach, a bustling environment, and a dedicated passion for its cuisine.
Bobby says, “I’m using the entire Mediterranean as my inspiration.”
GATO is owned by Bobby Flay and Laurence Kretchmer who previously owned the Spanish restaurant BOLO for 15 years. Sadly this space met an unfortunate demise when its building was torn down to make way for a new development. The partners vowed to revive the spirit of BOLO and re-launched it as GATO. The name GATO was inspired by a mysterious orange cat that walked through Mr. Flay's feet on Lafayette Street while he was waiting for a real estate broker to show him the space for the first time.