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Posted by eaglesfan on 06/19/2008
Awesome place, the food is amazing and they show you how to pair any dish with wine and beer. Decor is rustic yet high class, lots of people and it can take forever to get a reservation. Its popularity speaks for itself, can be expensive but is one of the best restaurants in NYC
Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 06/05/2008
I had not eaten at Gramercy Tavern for over 10 years, and when my host said he had made a reservation there, I was pleased but not entirely excited. Wrong! We hit the trifecta last night at this restaurant. Everything here is wonderful from the moment you walk in: the hostess station is filled with gorgeous flowers (a perfect storm of rhododenderons last night), and there is comfortable seating if your table is not ready. The dining rooms are beautiful as well, in a rustic, welcoming sort of way (nice lighting, too). Our food was terrific: my pork three ways (chop, belly, cracklings) was luscious, although one of my companions' smoked lobster an extremely generous portion won the day. But it is the service that has in many ways made Meyers' reputation as a restaurateur, and last night it was in absolutely top form. When one of my friends' appetizer was sold out, the waiter offered him a substitute from the more expensive menu, and brought an extra appetizer for the table, to boot. Our host had just won an association award that day and, when I mentioned it to our waiter, he gave warm congratulations, as did another waiter who just stopped by. When our desserts came, there was also an extra, with "congratulations" written in chocolate on the plate. Service like this leaves a warm glow for days after, and I will try not to wait another decade before returning.
Posted by Patricia L. Ritchie on 04/28/2008
I meet my friend, Beth, once a year in NYC. She is an experienced New York visitor, while I am not (although a son and daughter both live in Manhattan. ) Beth insisted we eat lunch at Gramercy Tavern. Oh My God! It was fabulous. All the beautiful flowers in the foyer were a harbinger of things to come. Who would have thunk that cauliflower could be so delicious! But honestly, it was the dessert that blew me away. We had the rhubarb for 2! It was incredible. I haven't stopped talking about it all day to my colleagues here at work. Thank you for a memorable experience. It was the highlight of our trip. When I mentioned it to my NY daughter she said: Oh Ma, it's where I used to take all my clients (when I had a big expense account). Now she's a teacher and doesn't get out to lunch at all, but you can bet she will be back to the Tavern asap. It's wonderful.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2008
I use Gramercy Tavern as a benchmark for all my fine dining experiences. The food is always fresh and delicious, changing with the seasons. The interior of the restaurant is also warm and inviting, especially during the winter. The service, however, is the reason why I love this restaurant so much. Everyone you encounter (from the coat check staff to the hostess to the busboy) will be friendly and helpful. It is an incredibly well-run restaurant intent on making you happy. For example, sitting on a table in the tavern area, which is first come, first served, you will never be rushed through your meal, no matter how busy it is.
Posted by Cindy on 03/14/2008
The drinks are expensive yes, but the food is decent and five bucks a plate or less. I think it is a great value. Service is a bit unfriendly, but not so that it would ruin your visit.
Posted by Stephanie on 02/27/2008
My husband and I have dined at GT many times over the past ten years. We have always enjoyed the fantastic menu and outstanding service until our last visit a few weeks ago. While the cuisine was wonderful our service was terrible. It started out just fine - our server was well informed and making great suggestions while being attentive but not hovering. Then all of a sudden it was as though we didn't even exist and the restaurant wasn't even that busy. We actually had to track our server down in order to get our dinner plates cleared and our dessert brought to us. Getting the check at the end was just as difficult. We have always held GT in the highest regard telling all friends and family that it is a must-see in NYC but after our last dining experience I doubt we'll recommend again. Very disappointing.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/27/2008
I had my birthday dinner at Gramercy Tavern last year (March 2007) and had an unbelievable experience. Although I live in the neighborhood, it took me almost a year to make it back because I thought it was too expensive to be anything other than a special occasion spot. But this past Saturday, my husband and I decided to go in and wait for a table in the tap room. My only regret is that we hadn't done this sooner. Although our bill was less than half what it was when we had the tasting menu in the main dining room, the quality of service and food were the same. I highly recommend this place.