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Posted by Kim & Rick... on 04/23/2007
After dinning at the bar last night with my wife Kim, we said to each other "this place is great." We have eaten here many times before, and it just keeps getting better. First the staff at the bar, maybe the best in the bussiness. Valerie and Jim make your time here feel like your eating in their own home. Jim you make the best cocktails I have ever had. You wowed me with the rum swizzle and I cannot wait to try your new drinks for the spring and summer. Amazing! The food was just as great, and to have Valerie help us was a treat. Thanks very much for making are sunday night, and every night we visit special. See you soon...
Posted by Very Satisfied on 04/18/2007
My wife and I just ate at Gramercy Tavern for lunch after reading Adam Platt's review in New York Magazine. There is a new chef at the Tavern, so we thought we would give it a try. We could not have been more pleased with everything from our initial greeting, to the comforting environment of the restaurant, and the amazing food. We were thrilled with our overall experience. The Mushroom Risotto was an amazing first course, and the lamb shoulder, and the flatiron steak with braised short rib raviolis was incredible to say the least. Our server, Jenni, was so pleasant and informative. She really made the meal that much more enjoyable. The attention to detail at Gramercy Tavern was great. We never had to ask for anything, bread, water, drinks, there was always someone there before we even realized we might want more. For dessert we had apple tart and a chocolate coconut tart. Both were delicious. This restaurant definitely deserves the five stars we gave it based on our experience. Thank you Jenni, and everyone at Gramercy Tavern for making our experience so memorable.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/04/2007
Everything at Gramercy Tavern - the food, service, atmosphere - was impeccable. I highly recommend the short ribs, the refreshing assortment of sorbets and hot chocolate.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/26/2007
I've dined all over New York and cities around the world and GT is still one of the best dining experiences possible. Amazing service starts with a friendly maitre d' and coat-check staff to an small army of servers to take care of your every need. Your water glass is never empty and neither is your bread plate and your evening is never, ever rushed. The tasting menu is worth every penny -- and if you don't like an item, ask and it will likely be replaced with something else. Desserts are wonderful but don't skip a tasting of amazing cheeses. We took 4 hours for a dinner on a Friday night and nobody batted an eye. Worth going back to again and again.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/25/2007
I never am one to write reviews but the lack of satisfaction I fee after my meal tonight has prompted me to take action. I just got back from having dinner in the tavern room and was underwhelmed. We had friends in from out of town and wanted to take them someplace nice. All in all we ended up having a good time but the food was less than exciting. We also ended up paying for bottles(7$ worth each) of sparkling water that nobody ordered and that the waiters would come by and refill your glass with without asking. The oysters and the wine were good. but the main courses bland and very small portions. The deserts were less than exciting. The chocolate cake I had was dry and crumbly. My girlfriend's sorbet tasted like cold rasberry lip gloss. We ended up paying way to much money for a meal that left us wanting. The decor and the atmosphere is very nice but the continued attention from the waiters made it hard to have a conversation. There was always someone around picking up a plate or pouring more water that we would be later charged for. I can't say I will go back there. The gramercy atmospere was not worth the very overpriced and unexciting food.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2007
This is simply a great place to enjoy a great meal. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious, and the atmosphere is fitting for any occasion. We were there celebrating a birthday, but the diners next to us were in on business and a few tables away a coulple was celebrating their anniversary. The food is expensive; but the food is very, very good. And the service, unbeatable. Our waiter was extremely knowledgable and when we asked him to pair a glass of wine with each of our entrees, he chose wonderful wines that were surprisingly, cheap! I highly reccommend the cheese selection.
Posted by anon on 02/05/2007
...which is to say by no means typical of your standard restaurant. ate dinner here on superbowl sunday, and it was nice and quiet as most people were probably watching the game :-) amuse bouche of scallop seviche, served in the shell ... beautifully presented as was everything else. buttercup squash tortellini with pumpkin seeds, al dente and perfect. braised shortrib special - amazingly tender and could not have been more perfect , on top of papardelle noodles. an amazing dish. a companion had the regular shortribs, over cabbage with potatoes, and i think the special was far and away better. hopefully they'll add it to the permanent menu... dessert was, as always, beyond perfect. the chocolate peanute butter cake was amazing - a play on textures and flavors - creamy chocolate ganache covering a dense chocolate cake, then a thin layer of peanut butter and an even thinner layer of what I think was peanut brittle. accompanied by a mini ice-milk shake. the perfect combo. and of course the muffins for breakfast. looks like mike anthony took the ball and scored big.