Food was very good. Happy
Food was very good. Happy to see the restaurant busy, that night. Merlot house choice excellent, A bit noisy.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The wine list is way overpriced. For example, a $22 bottle of Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel was $60. High end bottles were marked up triple retail and the corkage fee is $15.00. Appetizer prices were also overpriced. We paid $5 for 1.5 deviled eggs. Main courses were on track for similiar restaurants. Quality of the food was good but not great. Our server was friendly but seemed rather new. He knew nothing about wine. So, bottom line, I would not go out of my way to go back. Too much other competition in DSM for higher quality and less price. I am comparing to Splash, DJango, Sbrocco and Alba. I know this is just my opinion. If they were to fix a few of the items I described above I would gladly come back soon.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The good was excellent ! I
The good was excellent ! I was shocked .
We moved here about 4 years ago and there
Is only a few resturaunts that actual have good
Food in Iowa. I had salmon it was done perfect!
Great place. Will go back
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service and the food was great. I had four people in my party and we had a great time. I was perplexed, however, about why it wasn't busier! No idea on that one.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Check it out!
This was our first experience at this restaurant. Very enjoyable on every level. Nice casual restaurant, but please don't wear your seed hat or team sweatshirts. Service was excellent. A wonderful menu with extensive appetizers, fabulous high quality gourmet food. Also plentiful sandwiches, sides and salads. All four of us were very pleased with our food. Prices are fair for what you are getting. Love the fresh - local selections. Yes, this place is worth your time.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a must attend hot
This is a must attend hot spot in downtown Des Moines. Brings life to Walnut Street and is a major upgrade for this area of downtown.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and amazing ambience,
Great food and amazing ambience, however our waitress was quite unprofessional, talking badly about her manager and comparing this restaurant to her other job, Django. She was a good waitress overall based on performance however talking badly about your job and other tables is very unprofessional
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reminded me of fun restaurants
Reminded me of fun restaurants in NYCity. Great environment. Super food, wait staff very kind and helpful. Chef did an excellent job. We will be back! 5 STARS!
Doesn't apply to us -- but I could see this as a great setting to entertain corporate clients (one of my past lives!)
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My group of 6 went to The Gramercy Tap for dinner and for the entertainment afterward featuring "The Faculty Lounge." We had a great experience! The food was excellent, although the clam chowder and the lamb was already 'sold out', even though it was barely 6:00p.m.
The staff was courteous and professional, but as the late crowd grew in number, there was clearly a shortage of staff to take orders. The ambience is funky and fun, although the energy-saving lightbulbs in the hanging lamps cast a weirdly cold light. Would much prefer the warmer, regular lightbulbs. Overall, The Gramercy Tap provided a great time, the band really rocked and we will definitely go back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upbeat with irresistable food !
Fantastic find - will recommend to all our friends living in or visiting Des Moines.The menu was varied and the food fresh, delicious and perfectly presented. The Gramercy Tap feels like a very expensive, happening restaurant. Live music at 9. The best waitstaff we have had - friendly and intelligent. You will love the decor.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gramercy Tap is a great place
Gramercy Tap is a great place to go before a show at the Civic Center and they have great food!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our food and service was superb.
Our food and service was superb. Great to see the locals supporting restaurants downtown!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Granmercy before Rock of Ages and loved it! The atmosphere, food and server (Robert) were all great! Everything is reasonably priced...can't say enough. We will be back!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, great service,
Wonderful food, great service, a happening place to be. The dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon a must. Nice selection of entrees & appetizers as well as an extensive wine list. Wait staff knows their wines. Location in downtown perfect for pre-theatre dinners.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the appetizers to dessert, the meal was amazing. We started with the deviled eggs &they were by far the best either of us have had. Our only wish was that there were 1 or 2 more on the plate since we ate them up so fast. We both ordered the specials for the night: lamb chops & Canadian pike. Both were delicious. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked with a balsamic glaze & mushroom "bread pudding" on the side. I've never had anything like that bread pudding & I wish I was eating some right now! My fish was very good & the sauce had just the right amount of spice. Our rhubarb puff pastry wasn't on the menu, but it's worth a place on there because it was the perfect way to end the meal. Gramercy Tap is definitely worth visiting!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal
We love the mussel and fries combination and were not disappointed when it arrived at our table just as delicious as ever. Homemade pita chips were outstanding with the really thick, cheesy spinach artichoke dip. In lieu of more small plates, we economized by ordering the Italian beef sandwich to share. This comes with a side so we picked mushrooms. The waitress divided both into separate plates and they were a perfect finish. "Dinner" for 2 under $30 and we were full.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love to check out newer local restaurants and this was an unexpected surprise. Wonderful menu featuring local ingredients, friendly and helpful staff, and very reasonably priced. Two of us had drinks, an appetizer, entrees, and we shared an amazing dessert special, for just over $50. We're already planning our next visit!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a great experience. So many great choices,an interesting mix of flavors and spices. We had a great time.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We often choose the Gramercy
We often choose the Gramercy Tap when we are going to the Civic Center. The food is consistently delicious and the wait staff are great.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hubby & I went for my birthday dinner on the suggestion of my brother. I tried the duck...a first for me. Very tender and flavorful. The risotto with cherries was fabulous! Hubby got the special. A steak that had been marinated, smoked and THEN grilled. Amazing! Our waiter was friendly & chatty, but not overly so. Loved the ambiance. We'll definitely be back!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new restaurant
Wonderful downtown restaurant with a nice variety of selections on the menu. Very close walking distance to the Civic Center. Can accommodate small or large groups of people. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. This restaurant is a keeper!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the food and atmosphere
We had a booth which was very comfortable and private yet allowed a nice view of the restaurant. It was not busy for a Saturday evening so we had very attentive service. Food was tasty. Our waitress recommended the scallop and crab cakes as an appetizer and they were perfect! I expected a larger draft beer listing since the place has tap in its name but the selection they did have was adequate. Will be back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a group of 12 business associates. Had a nice table set up in the middle, made things easier for my workmates to find the group. Had attentive service and felt no pressure to hurry over our drinks and appetizers. Offered enough variety on menu that everyone found something to their liking. Might want to add a couple of specific vegetarian items other than pasta. Close to parking and can access from the skywalk. Overall a good choice for a group or just two. Reasonable prices, good food, and easy access.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM