Gramercy Tavern, New York, New York, American Restaurant Details

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Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern

Address: 42 East 20 Street, New York (Manhattan), New York (NY), 10003

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Phone: (212) 447-0777


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4.5 based on 6 ratings
Food: Food
04/25/2015 2:24 pm

The epitome of feel-good fine dining – and winner of Most Popular honors in NYC – Danny Meyer's Flatiron legend showcases the wizardry of chef Michael Anthony, whose delectable New American fare is served by a silky-smooth staff in rustic-elegant environs festooned with lush flower arrangements; while the prix fixe–only main room is a worthy splurge, the convivial, nonreserving front tavern offers à la carte options to keep the tab in check.

Food: Food
02/10/2015 5:51 pm

Despite not attracting menu like other good restaurants, the food was very good. Slightly spicy though. Fast friendly service.
Good atmosphere not too noisy but still fine dining, very nice place to go for a good quality supper

Food: Food
02/07/2015 4:25 pm

A spectacular lunch. Varied seasonal menu, and the cookies were a perfect pair with French press coffee for dessert! If you are going to pay NYC prices, make it for some fabulous food. This is real food. And completely fabulous.

Food: Food
02/07/2015 10:36 am

Maybe I expected a bit too much. But after reading all the glowing reviews, I left quite disappointed. My bestie and I came to Gramercy Tavern for a celebratory lunch of her matching to her dream residency. We were perhaps the youngest patrons in the dining room and the "youngest" was how we felt we were treated.

My bestie and I ordered the black ink spaghetti, seabass, and flounder. It was a nice touch where they divided the portion into halves for us to share. The black ink spaghetti was cooked al dente - I especially enjoyed its broth (reminded me a bit of the umami taste from Japanese ramen). The seabass and flounder were both beautifully made. I didn't think I would enjoy the peanut sauce from the flounder but it was the tastiest component of the dish. The squash, quinoa, brussel sprouts combo from the seabass was tasty but not too memorable (reminded me a bit of the warm salad I usually pick from Wholefoods buffet station - not that I don't love Wholesfoods). Overall - our tummies were happy!

However, It was obvious our server spent much more time and effort with the tables around us. We didn't order bottles - we were here for a nice meal - our server didn't hide his disappointment too well when we told him we were going for the food. After placing our order, we didn't see our main server again, we were attended to mostly by the busboy. We had to repeatedly ask for bread which was he had a difficult understanding/was overwhelmed/totally forgotten. At the end of the meal, instead of asking if we wanted desserts, we were simply handed the bill... and I was so ready to order their signature cookies and milk!

Satisfied by food, frustrated by service. With so many equally great tasting restaurants in the city, I don't see myself returning.

Food: Food
01/15/2015 1:37 pm

We chose the Gramercy Tavern to celebrate our one year anniversary. The occasion also happened to mark my first ever visit to New York City (and the United States, for that matter). Fortunately, the Gramercy Tavern was the perfect venue to toast both of these events. The restaurant has a clean, classic New York style but also manages to feel homely and intimate. The food compliments the ambiance perfectly: comforting dishes cooked and presented with elegance and refinement. My entrée, a succulent cut of roast lamb, was elevated by the incredibly flavorful mushrooms, parsnips and greens that surrounded the meat. My girlfriend's halibut, meanwhile, was dressed with the most beautiful, bright peanut sauce.

The service was friendly and attentive, and a complementary anniversary cake crowned a wonderful evening. I was taken by the confidence the restaurant placed in simple American cuisine and fresh, uncomplicated ingredients: the only French in sight was on the label of our Cabernet Sauvignon. We'll defiantly be passing by again on our next visit.

Food: Food
11/24/2014 10:29 am

My boyfriend and I celebrated our first anniversary at Gramercy Tavern, and it did not disappoint. My boyfriend had never really experienced such upscale dining before, but our server made us feel right at home. The atmosphere here is very warm and inviting, not stuffy like many higher tier restaurants. We feasted on the seasonal tasting menu, and were served complimentary glasses of champagne for our anniversary celebration. Every dish was well thought out and delicious down to the smallest details. I will definitely return when I have extra money to spare!

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