Gramercy Tavern has been operating at a high level for many years now with changes in chefs and managers. But our recent visit was superb - they staff warmly welcomed us to the restaurant and the serving staff were almost perfect. We had the three course (as opposed to the tasting) menu and our fish was done perfectly. The wine choices are extensive and one can find many good affordable wines to try. The desserts are always a treat as well as the muffins to take home. The bar is also a great place to go without a reservation. The night we were there, there were open seats available at the bar where you can also eat dinner. This is still one of New York's best places to eat.