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Posted by ME on 06/17/2004
From the time we were greated with Happy Anniversary through the complimentary champagne and extra complimentary dessert, the service was impeccable. We were seated in the main dining room. While we ate, we noticed the busboy constantly shining the silverware when he wasnt busy refilling our water or bread. The waitress gave her suggestions and showed a great knowledge of both the menu and the food. We mentioned a specific food allergy to the waitress and every person that served us our food made sure to mention there was none of the allergic content in the serving. The food itself was terrific. Dont miss the crabmeat fondue appetizer. The only surprise was that the bread was not warm. Surprisingly, we were never rushed during the meal and would definitely return.
Posted by Foodie on 06/16/2004
Liked the ambience, liked the prices on a very limited menu. Did not like the $9.50 price for a vodka and water. Decided not to eat. What a rip-off!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/16/2004
You simply enjoy being in the dining room at Gramercy, it is such a lovely place. I have dined there three times and each time I come out of the restaurant wondering how it gets the top rating in NYC. The food is simply marginal, no matter what dish I try. Portions are also very small.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/04/2004
I love this place. I usually dine at the bar since it's a lot more affordable(really, it isn't so bad!!). excellent cheese and wine to match. Excellent service(the best !)
Posted by Josh D. on 06/03/2004
I dined here last at the end of May, the 4th time I've been here. Each time has been great. The organic chicken is absolutely the best chicken dish I have ever had...a must try when visiting for the first time. Words of advice: try to get a seat in one of the dining areas away from the Tavern room, as it will be less noisy, and more cozy. The table underneath the Chuck Jones sketches (of Bugs Bunny fame) is my personal favorite. Also, if Jenna (sp?) is still there, try to find out when she is working. She is the best staff member at the Gramercy Tavern...if I she had been there the last time, I would have give GT 5 stars!
Posted by Hugh Coe on 03/17/2004
Alas, the foodies have moved on. As recently as October 2002 Gramercy Tavern remained great. How shocking to find it entirely changed in March 2004 to a feed-the-yokels, coast-on-reputation, turn-the-tables, ho-hum beanery. Menu is now abbreviated with no tolerance for creative dining approaches. Fare is "standard," wine choices dull and predictable, service dim-witted. Oh, it's competent, and would be the hit of Toledo, Ohio, but here it's just another Fancy Night Out for Irving and Irma. I shan't elaborate further. Exciting new places open in Gotham every day. Most will never approach the heights once attained by G.T., but go there instead. Nothing is more sorry than faded genius.
Posted by SRM on 02/29/2004
...not entirely worth the hype. I took my girllfriend there this past Valentine's Day. We were seated 15 minutes past our reservation time, which was no big deal. As with all of Danny Meyer's restaurants, the service was very, very good. The food was also very good (including the pre-packaged coffee cake the restaurant offers as breakfast treat). That said, I am not so sure the food was as remarkable as most others claim. For sure, it was tasty and of high quality, but it simply wasn't extraordinary. Perhaps I am being unfair as no restaurant could live up to the hype Gramercy Tavern receives....