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Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10003-1300
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Ranked #16 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Park Avenue & Broadway
Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, R or L to 14th Street Union Square or 6 to 23rd Street at Park Avenue
Description: One of America’s most beloved restaurants, Gramercy Tavern has welcomed guests for close to two decades to enjoy seasonal American cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service. The restaurant is perennially ranked at the top of Zagat Survey’s ‘Most Popular’ list, and has garnered eight James Beard Awards including ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ and ‘Best Chef: NYC’. Chef Michael Anthony’s highly seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant’s relationships with local farms and purveyors. The Main Dining Room serves prix-fixe menus starting at $92 for dinner and an a la carte menu for lunch, and accepts reservations 28 days in advance. The more casual Tavern serves an a la carte menu centered around the wood burning grill, and welcomes guests on a walk-in basis. The restaurant also features an acclaimed wine list, and thoughtfully selected beer and cocktail offerings.
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our choice for anniversaries, birthdays. Welcome is warm, seating is comfy, light is low, privacy is ensured, service is fine and the food is wonderful.

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Marrakech, Morocco
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every time we are in NYC we go to the Gramercy Tavern. Fine food in a very laid back atmosphere, with good backround music and top service by the waiters. All wines are served by the glass. Looking forward to my next Lunch.

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san francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I have wanted to eat at Gramercy Tavern on prior trips to New York city,. This time we planned our morning/early afternoon to have lunch in the tavern. Wonderful food and the best service possible. People that work here really do care about the customer's experience.

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Denville, New Jersey
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188 reviews 188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We celebrated my son's birthday. We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated promptly. We have been here before for dinner some years back, and love the ambiance, great food, decor and the large fresh flower arrangements in the rooms. We were looking forward to a great evening. This time everything lined up perfectly for a fantastic experience on every... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Just finished my mother's birthday celebration at Gramercy Tavern. Amazing food, very attentive staff, wonderful experience all together.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

As a born and bred New Yorker I tend to be a little jaded about restaurant meals and service in general but, I have to say, Gramercy Tavern is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. My wife and I booked a table in the dining room which, readers here should be aware, offers a very different... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been to Gramercy Tavern and I found it to be a solid Good. But I do not understand what´s with the fuss and why people find it so amazing. The place is huge, crowded, and has kind of New England Style. I enjoyed my food, and the place was welcoming but definitely not crazy about it or yell... More

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Tel aviv
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

ate lunch here a few days ago - at the main dining room. overall - the restaurant serves well executed american fare. the four savory dishes we had were very straight forward - no innovation in cooking here. expected more from a well regarded 1 michelin star restaurant. so if you are looking for good food - fresh ingredients, good... More

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fort lee , new jersey
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185 reviews 185 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A beautiful restaurant with gorgeous tableware. A staff that anticipates all: from clearing, changing cutlery, cleaning crumbs, spot clean glasses, pouring wine, etc. We had the tasting menu. Boy, was it good and unique. I could go on & on about each dish, but what for? Just go and splurge and you will not be disappointed. each and every dish... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dined at the Gramercy Tavern Saturday evening 16 August 2014 with my wife. Walked in around 6:20 (no reservations taken in the Tavern) and got the last open table in the Tavern...5 minutes later and we would have had to wait an hour for a table. Tavern is very crowded and noisy, as you would expect. Beer list was extensive... More

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