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“Great food and service -- still!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10003-1300 (Flatiron District)
212-477-0777
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Ranked #12 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Great food and service -- still!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I first went to Gramercy Tavern back in 2004 and remember that it was a great experience. From the food to the service, it was all excellent.
I went back two weeks ago and it was still great food and service. My friends and I ordered the prefix menu and it started with a coconut-based soup with shrimps and mussels. It was a light version of tom yam soup and very refreshing with the shrimps cooked to perfection as it melts in your mouth. The second course was smoked sweetbreads where I cannot find the words to describe. The main course was grilled lamb shoulder steak, seasoned and cooked perfectly. The dessert was a chocolate layered cake with sour cream ice cream. All for $90!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Three course meal for 88 dollars is a bargain!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Beautifully decorated; food wonderfully tasteful. Alvaro was our server and gave us very useful suggestions on the menu. The lamb was cooked to perfection and the Apple tart tatin was absolutely delicious. We liked it a lot.

Visited March 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Exceptional all around. Food was delicious. Service was excellent with very knowledgable staff. Wine choices were excellent. Definitely an event. Pricey but well worth it. Make reservations in advance.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

great atmosphere, star spotting and great service. this tavern (more bar, restaurant) has a vibe, and really oozes cool. great afternoon drinking and tasty meals.

Visited May 2013
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“Will definitely visit again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My sister in law who used to live in NYC booked us there. As always my sister in law knows her way in NYC she never disappointed us on the places to go. All I can say that this restaurant is beyond my expectation. We had to rush to the airport after our quick dinner. Wish we could have stayed for dessert. Have saved Gramercy Tavern for our next visit to NYC.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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