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Posted by matt on 12/24/2011
I've been going for years, and it's still an ideal restaurant experience. Superb food with friendly, attnentive service. Completely worth the expense. I don't know what else anyone could want out of a meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/09/2011
The actual experience at Gramercy Tavern was really lovely: the staff were nice, the room was beautiful, and our waiter was delightful. Then came the food. As a seasoned NYC diner, I am fully aware that there are many many restaurants in this city that serve superior food. This was my second time at GT and both times I left saying "eh, I'd rather have my money than that food in my stomach." That's not how you want to feel after leaving a well regarded establishment. This time around, I had the scallops and pork. The scallops were acceptable and the pork was fair (uninventive but done properly). Everything was alright but there were no memorable dishes, nothing sensationally prepared, just nothing I would ever rave about to another person. For a restaurant at this level and price point, I think we as diners deserve a better experience. I won't be returning unless it's on someone else's dime.
Posted by Lisa on 09/25/2011
I had HIGH, HIGH expectations from this place because my boyfriend has been praising it for years. His parents took him there once years ago. So we went there today for his mother's birthday. We all had the Autumn Tasting Menu ($116/person). The scallops were alright (not too fresh), the dumplings were too salty. Other than that, everything else was great. However, I shouldn't even be saying "..other than that", what I should have said was "Amazing overall!!". I expected every course to be on point and it was not. I am very disappointed that Gramercy Tavern did not leave me satisfied. Mystery solved, Gramercy Tavern is not all it's cracked up to be.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/24/2011
I was thoroughly disappointed by the food. The open ravioli of lamb was mediocre at best and the main course which consisted of the duck breast & confit had way too much sauce and was a little salty. I definitely don’t think it was worth the $88 pre-fixe and it left me wondering what the hype was all about. You can definitely do better in NY for $125 a plate.
Posted by NYC Muncher on 09/06/2011
We have been to Gramercy several times and it is always a treat. WE are in the city a few times a year and it wouldn't feel like a trip to NYC w/o dining here. The Tasting Menu is always amazing (Hint: The Smoked Trout is perfection on a plate) and , if you have room, the cheese course is also highly recommended. Leave a little room for coffee, which is full-bodied and robust, at the end. The cocktails are stong - and unique - so one is always more than enough. If you are loooking for a special place in the city, then Gramercy may be it. For us, it always feels like coming home.
Posted by mk on 07/22/2011
while it wasn't decadent or out-of-this world, the dishes' flavors combined and developed nicely on the palate. the cucumber soup was particularly pleasing on this hellishly hot summer day, and the strawberry pie was just delightful. the atmosphere is clean cut and understated - the perfect setting for a long lunch catching up with a friend.
Posted by Swithin on 04/12/2011
I know this is a beloved restaurant, but having dined there (in the main dining room) this week, for the first time in more than ten years, I was quite disappointed. It's a lovely space with a top-notch, gracious wait-staff. The food, and the value of the food, is the problem. The first course -- smoked trout -- was good; the main course -- bass with Swiss chard -- was not. The bass/sauce was incredibly salty; the Swiss chard was undercooked/tough. The desserts and little extras were nice, but the value of this meal was nowhere near the $88 prix-fixe cost. In general, I have been finding the Danny Meyer chain unsatisfactory these days.