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Posted by PaulW on 01/08/2009
We dine around the world and we compare Gramercy to everyone else. Food is amazing. Went to the Dining Room. Had not been in some time, but its as good as ever. They seem to have done a little makeover too with new lighting. The no reservation area has great food and you dont have to hump thru hoops to get in with the 4 weeks in advance stuff.
Posted by NYgirl on 11/17/2008
Ate at this restaurant Friday Night. Had the Autumn tasting menu. One course was more amazing than the next. Fish dishes were so fresh, you didn't realize you were eating fish. The last two cources were meat dishes. Duck and Veal - both of which were tender and tasty. Atmosphere, as everyone says, is relaxing and comfortable with romantic lighting (ate in the main dining rm). I have read that the service at this restaurant is superb. I don't fully agree with this. While we were having the 5 course meal - for the first three courses - we would no more than put down our forks and they would bring the next course. We had to ask that they give us more time between courses. I would strongly suggest if you have the tasting menu that you ask at the beginning that they give you 10 minutes between courses, so you won't be rushed. Desserts were wonderful. I had a choc. mouse cake and my partner had a fruit tart - both were excellent. Also really enjoyed the muffin they give you.to take home. This restaurant lived up to it's reputation as far as I'm concerned as #1 in the City, and I will go back. Be prepared to pay! - Tasing menu and $45 bottle of wine cost $400 after tax and tip (for 2 people).
Posted by Anonymous on 10/07/2008
Well worth every penny spent- delicious, innovative menu (I recommend splurging for the tasting menu), extremely accommodating staff and beautiful atmosphere! Bravo!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2008
Good restaurant but for $110 a person there are better places in NYC that I'd rather go to. I am a thin person, I don't eat that much and if it wasn't for the bread I would have left starving.
Posted by oracle on 08/03/2008
Finally, after learning the rules of the game, we got a reservation at GT. We ordered the $82 (pp) three course meal. The bread was stale (strike 1). Appetizers were acceptable but not memorable. Expecting a substantial, juicy entree, I ordered the rack of pork which arrived as three very thin, small slices of pork loin (strike 2). Beyond disappointing. A couple near us obviously had ordered a multi course tasting menu ($110 pp) and their facial expressions and body language exuded a winter of discontent. Finally, course 3 was a small rectangle of mild tasting fluff described as cheese cake and a chocolate bread pudding described as a very rich chocolate dessert, of which the price was the only rich element (strike 3 you're out). Although the service was warm and excellent, the Emperor's New Clothes are clearly visible at Gramercy Tavern.
Posted by xine17 on 07/31/2008
The service was excellent, warm, friendly, first class, the atmosphere and fellow patrons wonderful. But then the food came and it was very disappointing. 3 of us had the 3 couse prix fix in the main dining room. The Lamb app was not good, and the halibut was tasteless. But, the deserts were excellent, all three of them, and we had a great Austrian Pinot Noir. Was my first time there and I would go back and try something else but was really surprised b/c I had always heard great things.
Posted by Ten Silver Saxes on 06/27/2008
I went to Gramercy recently for lunch and it was hard to believe this is the same place that has gotten so many accolades over the years for its fabulous food. My meal was so incredibly subpar. I ordered lemon risotto with clams as a starter. I don't recall that risotto should ever be cooked al dente, which it was. I then got the blackfish entree which was no better. The pairing of the fish with 5 tiny mussels no bigger than my thumbnail and with an incompatible vinaigrette flavored bed of field greens simply didn't work. What were they thinking? Danny Meyer, you can do better than this!! Sadly, I've parted with $66 that has fattened their coffers and slimmed my wallet. On a positive note, service was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful even if we were relegated to the back room due to what I'm convinced was my dining companion's questionable outfit. Needless to say, they've seen the back of me.