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“Great food and service”
Review of Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern
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Ranked #15 of 13,823 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
New York, NY
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant. It has been a long time since I visited but I was quite impressed at the time with the quality of the food and the warm service.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sit on the Tavern side - trust.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Gramercy Tavern is a true anomaly in NYC and in general. An exceptional, ever consistent restaurant where the food and service is 5 star, minus the pretension and high prices. You can very easily have apps - dinner - desert and 2 drinks per person and come in under $150, which is unheard of in New York...or any big city for that matter.

And for that price, you get one of the best 10 dining experiences in the city. I always eat on the tavern side - which does not take reservations in advance - but does a great job getting you in, no matter your preference. Put your name in at the front door, put your name in at the bar, and then grab and drink and enjoy the atmosphere.

Ate at the bar last night and was served by Mark, who was gracious and helpful at every turn. Started with a delicious brussels sprouts app - moved onto a perfectly cooked pork chop with lentils and finished with chocolate pudding, topped with caramel pop corn (yeah....it was SO good.)

At the end, you are left full, happy and only a block away from the Old Town Bar where you can grab a nightcap or 5. What could be better than that?

  • Visited March 2013
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Tyler, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yes, it's expensive, but ...”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We visited our daughter in NYC and, for her birthday, took her and her roommate here for dinner. I already knew it was a fixed price of $88 for a three-course meal, so there was not the shock of opening the menu for the first time. However, everything on the menu looked good, and, since each of us ordered different appetizers and main courses, we found out that indeed it was. Each dish was cooked perfectly and as ordered. The quality and taste was sensational. Also, the service was wonderful. When our main courses were delayed by a few minutes, our waiter brought us each an additional glass of good wine, and when she found out it was my daughter's birthday, we got an extra dessert in addition to what came with our meals. It would be correct to note that it really didn't cost them much for these gestures, but I've been to places of this caliber before where the attitude was that I should be honored they let me come. Here, they are oriented toward customer satisfaction, and they succeeded well. While this is not a place at which I could afford to eat on regular basis, I certainly would recommend it for a special occasion.

  • Visited March 2013
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Horton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect service”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The service in this place was fantastic. It was just how you want it friendly attentive but not over the top. I loved the food but my husband was a little less impressed. He enjoyed it but was not quite as special as expected. The price maybe a little higher than other restaurants in the area but worth it. Would visit again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Jane C
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Best resturant Ever,cannot recommend highly enough”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had a wonderful birthday dinner here.From the service,staff food although very expensive it is worth every dollar and we would go back in the blink of an eye.We had the tasting menu with accompanying wines .Expect to have no change from $400.00 for two but you leave feeling wonderful,there is a great atsmophere.Would not recommend going for drinks to the bar on a asaturday night as there is not even standing room and hard to get served but once you enter the dining room you are treated like royalty,our best meal by far in new york.

  • Visited February 2013
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