What Insiders Are Saying
Gramercy Tavern is an incredible restaurant. But you already know that. The bar is the move you want to make here, and you want to make it often.
Definitely! I wanted to treat my daughter to a special dinner and Gramercy Tavern exceeded our expectations in every way. Michael, our waiter, was fantastic and his wife, Carolyn, a joy. We definitely will be back for our special occasions.
I have already recommended Gramercy Tavern to a friend for a private event.
Margaret M. Grosso
Truly hospitable staff, delicious food prepared by people who know how to cook and blend flavors rather than just throwing trendy ingredients together, and a comfortable ambiance with a noise level that allows you to converse in a normal tone of voice. This place is a delight.
Restaurant was beautifully decorated for Spring/Easter weekend. Dined with my family and had a wonderful meal, food was great all around. As a vegetarian appreciated the chefs allowing me to select off the tasting menu and pub for additional options.
Excellent service. Even though we got the tasting menu, the restaurant was able to accommodate my wife’s pregnancy diet (i.e no raw fish). The ambiance is excellent and the food was fantastic. Definitely pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
It is very disappointing to witness the gradual deterioration in the quality and quantity of food served at Grammercy Tavern. The atmosphere remains excellent and the service quite good, but the absence of beef and higher quality fish dishes, combined with very small portions of lamb and pork, make the $134 fixed price inappropriate. This restaurant is surviving on Danny Meyer's reputation and marketing skills. I am sorry to write this, but it has been a long time coming.
Best hospitality I've ever experienced! Food is amazing but the hospitality is unrivaled. Get the tasting menu!
I loved the ambiance .
In the restroom I found my favorite flower, those huge peonies so beautiful. The food was awesome, the wine, the service..... we had a unique experience!!!!!
Always Great Perfection all around!
Great day celebrating my mom! We had excellent service and a special birthday surprise!
Food is outstanding. Service is attentive without being obsequious. We had the tasting menu, a bottle of lower-priced wine and the cheese plate. Cost is $$$$$$ but no tipping on top of the high price.
Is is a great place! I will go back and take some friends with me to enjoy life to its fullest.
Refined and relaxed dining with excellent service and food. Fast becoming one of my favorite restaurants
One of my favorite restaurants in NYC
We celebrated my brother’s engagement at Gramercy Tavern and had an amazing night. Stephen from the wine team couldn’t have been kinder to my 18-year-old daughter, bringing her sparkling cider so she could join into the toast to celebrate a couple. The food was incredible and they even gave my brother (who is a chef) a tour of the kitchen. We will definitely be back and it is my favorite new special occasion place in NYC.
We love, love, love Gramercy Tavern. Our server (Kelsey) was wonderful, offering a slew of information about the food, drinks and other information. Our lunch was fabulous -- we were celebrating our 20th anniversary and were greeted with champagne and seated in a perfect corner booth. Champagne was followed by a lovely meal. The garlic soup was outstanding (just the right balance of flavours); we each had fish for our main (black bass and striped bass, respectively) and it was flavorful and delicate. We finished with a rhubarb fool and cheese plate (the cheeses are amazing!). We were then treated to what I can only describe as a delicious concoction of cheesecake with a creme brulee crust topping.
A huge shout-out to Kelsey for making our anniversary lunch delightful. Thanks again!
The two main servers that handled our table were great. Very informative and attentive. Food was excellent.
I have bad bettee meals here. The trio of lamb is usually fork cutting tender but today was tough and fatty.
We loved it! This was a wonderful way to spend an anniversary and the service at Gramercy is so wonderful too. It is just a really special place.
Possibly the best dining experience I’ve ever enjoyed.
Excellent food service and environment.
Wait staff is extremely helpful
Great service!!! I would definitely go back again -
Outstanding in every way. Could not have been better service and with delicious food msde for a wonderful evening
I had lunch for my birthday. It was an awesome experience. There was a pork dish on the prix fixe menu and it was extraordinary.
We went to Gramercy Tavern to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. From the moment we walked into the door they didn’t stop spoiling us. We chose the seasonal tasting menu with a wine pairing. Everything was perfect.
We were there to celebrate my wife's book release and they made it very special for her. The food is amazing and the service is some of the best in the city even though it is a non tip establishment. Our server Ayesha greeted us with a complimentary glass of Prosecco to celebrate the book launch and was so welcoming and attentive all evening. The rest of the staff did a great job backing her up. Since the menu is constantly changing I will not review each course other than to say that the 3 course menu was well prepared and perfect portions. Dessert was fun and different and they treated us to an extra dessert that was out of this world. This is a top rated restaurant that deserves all of its accolades!
Enjoyed a drink in the busy and attractive bar first and then had diner in the main dining room with a prix fixed menu. They offered five nice choices in each of our three courses. They also offer a chef’s selection prix fixed with more courses. Excellent food, service and decor. Very relaxing fine dining experience. Comfortable seating and able to hear our conversation in a lovely and immaculate setting. It’s no accident that it’s a winner year after year.
Very accommodating and friendly staff. Had a great time. Wonderful food
Service has severely declined over the years.
Impossible to get help because staff (who share the tips) avoid eye contact when passing your table.
(They have this act down to a fine art.)
They've also been trained to come out of the kitchen with plates in their hands looking like robots.
I live in Los Angeles, but every time I visit NYC I try to have dinner at Gramercy Tavern. It is my favorite restaurant anywhere. Everything is always just superb, and it's always a real pleasure dining there.
Staff was very welcoming and did a great job knowing that I am also in the industry and made my guest and myself feel very welcome. They exceeded our expectations! Good job!
I really love the no-tip / service charge already included policy. It makes the whole experience more comfortable. The wine pairing with the course menu was excellent.
Expectations ran high for a repeat engagement to NYC ‘s top dining experience.
We were welcomed with complementary Prosecco for our special occasion. And service was impeccable.
Perhaps because we have dinner here before it seemed a bit formulaic in how all was rolled out. The three course menu seems to lack the drama and pizzazz I was used to from previous dining there. Now , I am using very high standards but I left somewhat disappointed.
The first course Hamachi was tasty but overwhelmed by the accompaniments and was a small tasting portion-while
my wife’s tagateille pasts was perfectto.
The mains flounder, was dry and too salty while my striped bass really hit the mark.
Desserts were disappointing-chocolate cake did not deliver even with a scallop of vanilla ice cream and the lemon sherbet had no zing.
A complementary coconut meringue with the occasion noted was off the charts.
The staff as attentive and nice as could be with hospitality at every stage. But the dining and food uneven and a bit disappointing for New York’s finest.
And I am a huge Danny Meyer foodie.
Excellent- every flavor presented was outstanding, service very attentive.
Surperb Dining experience. Tasting menu pared with tasting wine menu is a feast for your palate.
One word - HEAVEN.
Perfect evening. Plain and simple.
Amazing food and fantastic service. Would recommend any day.
Everything was great
We were very disappointed with the food and service. We frequent Gotham and Tocqueville often which are far superior in every way.