About Gramercy Tavern

The Main Dining Room serves a prix-fixe menus for dinner and an a la carte menu for lunch.

Our Tavern serves an a la carte menu and welcomes guests on a walk-in basis.

Gramercy Tavern is a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.

The restaurant features an acclaimed wine list and thoughtfully selected beer and cocktail offerings. One of America’s most beloved restaurants, Gramercy Tavern has welcomed guests for over 23 years to enjoy seasonal American cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service. The restaurant is ranked at the top of Zagat Survey’s Most Popular list and has garnered eight James Beard Awards including Outstanding Restaurant and Best Chef NYC.
Chef Michael Anthony’s seasonal menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant’s relationships with local farms and purveyors.

42 E. 20th St
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Gramercy Tavern accepts reservations for the Main Dining Room beginning at 10:00 a.m., 7 days a week, 28 days in advance.

We do not take reservations for our Tavern area.

Main Dining Room:
Lunch daily: 11:30am - 2:00pm serving an a la carte menu
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, pre-fixe menu
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm pre-fixe menu

Tavern Room:
Serving an a la carte menu continuously
Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - midnight

Cross Street:
Park Avenue & Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 477-0777

Website:
http://www.gramercytavern.com/

Public Transit:
4, 5, 6, N, R or L to 14th Street Union Square or 6 to 23rd Street at Park Avenue

Executive Chef:
Michael Anthony

Private Party Facilities:
This warm, elegant private space can seat up to 22 guests. The centerpiece of the room is a single stately table crafted by Maine artisan Greg Lipton.

Private Party Contact:
Marci Haas: (888) 652-1910

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Gramercy Tavern. The Main Dining Room will offer a 7 course tasting menu at $198 per person. Optional wine pairing available at $125 per person. The Tavern is walk-in only. We are a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.

Gramercy Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (145)
Good for Anniversaries (112)
Fit for Foodies (107)
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Creative Cuisine (97)
Tasting Menu (96)
Good for a Date (93)
Romantic (91)
Good for Birthdays (67)
Notable Wine List (55)
Great for Lunch (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Seasonal (44)
Business Meals (43)
Local Ingredients (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Good Vegetarian Options (38)
Authentic (37)
Cozy (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Worth the Drive (28)
Hot Spot (24)
Bar Seating (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Fun (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
People Watching (14)
Casual (13)
Healthy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Organic (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great Beer (4)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Wow, it was amazing, great food, great service.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding food and service
Always the perfect place to enjoy a nice meal
I try to come whenever in the City
Gratuity’s are already included in the check which is a huge plus
Can’t wait to return

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Another excellent dinner at Gramercy Tavern. I have ben coming here for 20 years...and always love the experience - wonderful food and service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Savannah)·Dined 2 days ago

Delicious food and wine. We had a great waiter, Stephen.

Prior to our arrival in NYC, I was told via phone and via the hostess that we could wait at the bar before being seated for our meal.

After arriving early to sit at the bar and grab some drinks, the bar tenders not once but twice told me to move (not professional). I’ve never been told to move from a bar. “We have spent several hundred dollars at the bar, and you are telling me I can’t sit here anymore?” Weird experience...

After speaking to the manager, I found out that you have to put your name on the “bar reserve list” in order to eat/sit there. There was no communication by anyone about this. I was very upset. However, the manager was kind and very generous. He was apologetic and understood my concern. And of course, the customer is always right!

The manager immediately sat us at our table, we were given 2 bottles of complementary champagne, appetizers, and a cheese board to make up for the negative bar experience.

I would 100% recommend this restaurant to a friend. However, be wary of the rules at the bar. The manager assured me the whole restaurant would be educated on communication amongst the customers for the future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful evening. Will look forward to returning.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a phenomenal dinner at Gramercy Tavern for my mother in law’s 60th birthday occasion.

Food- They offer a pre-fix menu or a tasting menu of six. We picked the seasonal and vegetable tasting menu for our table. We started out with a shot of warm broth which was something we definitely needed after walking around in this cold weather. Then came their delicious house made bread with goat cheese butter-divine!! I wanted to try something different and out of my norm, and so chose to do the vegetable tasting which turned out to be a great decision as there was nothing that I didn’t like. All the vegetable dishes were outstanding and unexpectedly delicious. Every dish was also beautifully presented .
My favorite from the vegetable tasting would be the Cauliflower & Burrata and the Goats Milk Cheesecake. That Goats Milk Cheesecake was heaven!! The rest of my group had the seasonal tasting. Favorites include the Smoked Artic Char and the Duck Breast & Confit. The Duck was savory, melt in your mouth delicious! We were surprisingly stuffed and belly satisfied with having done just the tasting instead of a meal.

Ambience- The tavern looked very rustic elegant. The dining room, which where we sat was more on the classy, intimate side. There were pretty fresh flowers everywhere which made it feel more homey.

Service- From the moment I made reservations til the end of the night was superb. Everyone was very friendly, greeted you with a warm smile. Our waiter was excellent, always checking up if we needed anything. My mother in law enjoyed a special little cake that they brought for her to wish her a happy birthday which was a very nice touch. They also added in some truffles and homemade granola bars to take home with you. Their kind hospitality is what makes them stand out from other high end NYC restaurants.

This is definitely a place to go for a unforgettable special occasion! Definitely worth the money and experience! We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated birthday. Excellent food and service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went for sunday lunch. Great food. Excellent service. Very accomodating to vegan in our group.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The menu for lunch was really wonderful, catering to those who wish to eat fish, meat or
pasta. The service was impeccable and friendly. We love this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food and spectacular desserts. Great service

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food and service. Its second to none in the NYC dining circuit. Really great not to have to worry about gratuity at the end of the night as well! Highly recommend for birthdays or special occasions.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Literally top notch food from the bread through to the dessert. Great ambience and attentive staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Very disappointing experience. Waited 20 minutes past reservation time to be seated. Waiting area and bar were crowded and uncomfortable. The food was mediocre at best. Tiny portions, and lots of amuse bouche, bread, and sweets to fill you up and make you forget how little you’re getting for the main course. I’ve been to the sister restaurant Union Square Cafe several times and found it to be a better experience. At $400 for two people with two glasses of wine and average food, there’s no way I can recommend this place, although people will doubtless continue to flock to it, thinking they’re going somewhere special as I did just because they were lucky enough to get a coveted table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We did the non vegetarian tasting menu. Several dishes were remarkable. The Artic Char was " the best fish I've ever had", according to one of our guests. The tortellini black truffle pasta was exquisite, and the wagyu beef was so tender and tasty, it was the best beef I have had in quite awhile. The service was totally professional. We enjoyed the Barolo, and the champagne choice provided by the Sommelier was spot on.

I hadn't been to this restaurant in some time, but it is still one of the finest in NY.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Gramercy Tavern was a wonderful dining experience. Service was exceptional! We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. All dishes and wines were spot on! Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

There's a reason Gramercy Tavern is on everyone's top 10 list. The food is exquisite, the service is superlative and the restaurant is beautiful. I cannot recommend this restaurant more highly. Fantastic luncheon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

In the past we have dined in the bar area several times, always enjoyed it. Decided to try the dining room for lunch, at 1:45. I'm afraid we won't be returning. The service was too frustrating. Extremely slow to the point where we felt a bit forgotten. Five minutes at our table - no greeting, no menus. Asked a busboy for menus who located someone, finally the hostess asked what we needed. "Menus, please". She seemed surprised. "oh, sure".

30 minutes later, after almost begging for bread, they brought out their homemade rolls. Delicious, but just too late. We were getting cranky. Leisurely lunch doesn't mean we weren't hungry.

We shared oysters, excellent, I had the lamb loin, my wife had the black bass. Both were good. Lamb is served rare, with a slightly tangy white bean sauce and a few ravioli bolognese. The fish was also quite good. So, food was good, but our mood was just not happy by the time we got our mains.

When we looked for our waiter he was hard to find. Then, the shift changed at about 3pm and a new server took over for our desserts. Don't know if that had anything to do with the service issues.

Everyone was friendly and courteous, just at most restaurants at this level, someone is keeping an eye on your table so you don't have to flag down busboys. That's why, if this is their system, it doesn't work. Had we had a lot of check-ins from the waitstaff we would have felt taken care of. But we didn't. No offer of more bread, no refill offer for iced tea.

We won't be returning to the dining room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Once again perfect.

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great. Definitely a must go. Service could be better, food is outstanding

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Outstanding service and food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Standard kept the same. All these years.. Amazing...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Just not worth the expense. Disappointed

It went downhill from a few years ago. Not sure if this is attributed to the hospitality included movement.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great service. Food was beautiful, modern American with European influences. Dietary issues are taken care of seamlessly and overall a really fun night. We did the 8 course tasting menu and matched wines, it was roughly $300US PP. Not cheap, but it is worth it!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Extraordinary service and complex, robust, and flavorful dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was amazing but the wine pairing overpowered it. I felt rushed

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, outstanding wine and very efficient, friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere, not cheep but worth every dollar

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent !

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service and food. Even though they didn't have a kids menu they made accommodations. My nine year old was able to get fresh salad and pasta. She loved it!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of our best meals ever! Phenomenal service, excellent wine and beer selection. Great attention to detail

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

well, at this point, i would recommend the bar in front - the service was from new waiters who had not been properly trained - he did not know much about the wines - the second server didnot know what a triple creme cheese is - the cocktails took 15 minutes to arrive at the same time as the appetizers - my friend's pork main course ws served cold and was dry and tasteless - the pasta appetizers were good but no better than friends who are excellent cooks make - the lamb was basically raw wihtout warning but was told that is the way the chef wants it but the manager who came over to deal with the complaints which were conveyed to the server did an excellent job of assaging our frustrations by comping the cocktails which were half drunk - and giving some complimentary wine and said that after the busy season is over, they intend to train the wait staff - unfortunately, another friend said they would be losing their best waiters over the new tipping policy and i am afraid this experience proved her right - particularly disappointing considering that i have never had anything less than an outstanding experience there

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The New Year's Eve special tasting menu with paired wines at Gramercy Tavern was one of the best meals I have ever had -- and that's saying alot. Each dish was delicious and interesting. The wine pairings were perfect. The service was intelligent and excellent despite the restaurant being completely full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at Gramercy Tavern. I celebrated my New Year’s Eve birthday with lunch. The food was excellent and the service friendly, attentive and prompt. Its a wonderful restaurant and lived up to all of my expectations. They were kind enough to give me a dessert for my birthday conplemented by a glass of champagne. It was a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. I would definitely recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been going annually for lunch for several years and it seems that this year it was hard to find an item on the lunch menu that really suited me. There were three bass dishes, one lamb, pork and one chicken with varied preparations. I also struggled with the dessert choices. I also felt that despite the tip included cocktails and deserts at 19 is getting a bit pricey even considering it’s GT. Maybe I would have felt differently if I found dishes that perfectly suited me.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

While we love GT, we were shocked by several other groups of diners, who wore sneakers, jogging pants and ordered just desserts partially or just hung on their phones the entire time or even worse: filming with a GoPro. Very disappointing to see the patron standard go down to a tourist trap level.
The staff was very tolerant of these shenanigans, but one would wish that management took charge.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Gramercy Tavern was wonderful. The quiet ambience was beautiful and the food was exquisite. I would return.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Such a great meal! Great service. Very kind acknowledgement of our anniversary— Prosecco toast at beginning of meal and a beautiful coconut meringue cake for dessert. The black bass and pork tenderloin were outstanding and chocolate pudding not to be missed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The holiday seasonal tasting menu was incredible. We usually avoid tasting menus but the description of each course was so appealing that we couldn’t resist. It was worth it! Each dish was creatively crafted without being pretentious. Although it was a busy Saturday, the service was friendly and relaxed. The decor was gorgeous.
We have appreciated the restaurant before but this was several notches up and above.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

An absolute pleasure from top to bottom! The best meal I have had outside of Roses Luxury!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Too salty. Otherwise great

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