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Gotham Restaurants LLC
12 East 12th Street, New York, NY
Gotham Restaurants LLC hiring Captain in New York, NY

Gotham Restaurants LLC hiring Captain in New York, NY

Gotham Restaurants LLCMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Expired: Feb 6, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details

Gotham is looking for motivated, personable Captains to join our team at one of New York's 
most celebrated restaurants. 

Anticipate customer’s needs and ensure that service exceeds expectations to ensure a memorable and pleasant dining experience. 

  • Minimum experience of 3 to 5 years in hospitality as a server/waiter. 
  • An ability to work as a team in a pooled house environment. 
  • Passion for food, wine and hospitality. 
  • Maintain communication with and supports Front of the House Management. 
  • Must exhibit an excellent service attitude and be willing to go out of their way to accommodate customers and exceed their expectations. 
  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism working with a variety of associates of different skill levels and varied backgrounds. 
  • Must show enthusiasm for the job and for the restaurant. 
  • Must be considerate, patient and willing to help out fellow employees. 
  • Inspect dining room, table settings, chairs, floors, proper maintenance, cleanliness and safety. Takes immediate action to correct any issues. 
  • Check tables throughout service times for customer satisfaction, resolve guest complaints. 
  • Ensure side work is completed every day and dining room supplies are stocked. Reports any supply shortages to Front of the House Management. 
  • Review daily specials, stations and other applicable announcements. 
  • Train new-hires in service standards, menu items, and up-selling. 
  • Strong food knowledge, with ability to articulate menu selections while providing a unique dining experience. 
  • Ability to improvise and make impromptu decisions in accordance with the steps of service and the restaurant’s standards. 
  • Ability and willingness to work within a very fast-paced team-oriented environment 
  • Professional, articulate, friendly, and punctual. 
  • Must be able to stand/walk for 8 hours; bend, push, pull; lift 30 lbs. 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure required. 
  • Ability to handle many tasks at once in a fast-paced work environment effectively without losing focus on priorities and while maintaining a high level of quality. 
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and compliance with all company policies, service procedures and standards - including Health Department regulations; always maintains excellent hygiene conditions and an A letter grade from the NYC Department of Health.  
  • NYC Food Protection Certificate preferred. 
  • Proficient computer skills in POS Systems, Word, Excel, and the kitchen computer production system. 
  • Good decision-making skills and the ability to proactively make changes as needed.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively with associates, management, clients and vendors if necessary. 
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate business levels. 

The above job description should not be construed as a comprehensive list and is not all inclusive of the expected duties and responsibilities.  

Gotham is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We offer equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. 

If you are interested in joining the team, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the position you are applying for in the subject line. 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts

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American, New American

Fine Dining

In 1984...

When Gotham first opened its doors, it sought to break from convention. At a time when dining existed only at the poles, the owners set out to create something for those in the middle: a lively, downtown restaurant that could capture the spirit of a Parisian brasserie while remaining unabashedly American. The grand setting, first-class food, and unpretentious service made it an instant sensation. From the start, the mission was to bridge the gap between fine dining and fun. Little did the owners realize that it would redefine dining in New York—the first of many restaurants that now anchor Union Square as a destination for first-class culinary experiences.

In time Gotham would go on to receive a record six 3-star reviews from the New York Times, five of which were under the leadership of Chef Alfred Portale, who also garnered three James Beard Awards and One Michelin Star before leaving Gotham in 2019 to open his own namesake restaurant. In 2020 Gotham closed its doors with the first wave of the pandemic, whereupon longtime Managing Partner Bret Csencsitz immediately began searching for a way to come back. He soon found new partnership in environmentalist Kevin Conrad, who too was certain that Gotham had many bright years ahead. According to a mid-pandemic piece by Food & Wine, Csencsitz was "moving heaven and earth" to bring Gotham back. And move it he did: this September Gotham will reopen, 18 months to the day after serving its last meal.

Over the years a host of iconic chefs have cut their teeth in Gotham's kitchen. For this new era, the acclaimed Chef Ron Paprocki moves into the role of Executive Chef after nearly ten years as Gotham’s Head Pastry Chef and the co-creator of Gotham Chocolates with Csencsitz in 2015. With Gotham’s four decades of culinary history behind him, Paprocki will draw on the past to reconnect generations of customers with the cuisine they’ve missed while introducing his own vision for the menu.

Driven by his belief in the restorative power of restaurants, Csencsitz brings back a recognizable Gotham while fueling a round of modernizations to Gotham's food and wine offerings, design, atmosphere, and ethos, instituting a deep commitment to sustainability across initiatives. The refreshed design, including a new lounge, bar, and library, will also feature a rotating exhibition of original artwork from established and emerging artists.

Gotham “2.0” is set to reopen with respect for our past and a responsibility to bring Gotham into a new era of excellence, striking a balance of nostalgic and new—between your favorite memories, our finest moments, and a bright tomorrow for us all.

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