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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar Restaurant Review: Meat, in all its forms, dominates the menu in this New York-inspired steakhouse --- starting with roasted prime rib of beef to double-cut lamb chops. The dramatic, high-ceilinged room with sweeping murals, original art, and muted lighting is the creation of David Aisenstat, Canada’s king of steakhouses. The 28-day aged prime is presented with a focus on simplicity and quality; plates are never overly “fussed” with. Steak prices start modestly for the steak shish kebab and climb to significant numbers for a bone-in rib steak. Sides, such as Lyonnaise potatoes, fresh asparagus or sautéed baby beets, are as plentiful as the rib-eye steaks are marbled. Dessert features classics like baked American cheesecake, sticky toffee pudding and an old-fashioned chocolate brownie. Aside from a gem-studded Champagne selection, the wine list has plenty of by-the-glass options, prime BC bottles, and a masterful list of California steak-worthy reds. Opulent private rooms, an expansive patio with a fireplace, and a luxurious cocktail bar --- for some of the best people-watching in Vancouver --- attract local carnivores, sports stars, and Hollywood celebs alike.