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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.

Our menu pricing is inclusive of all costs associated with food, beverage, and hospitality. Tips are neither required nor expected.

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

Gramercy Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (145)
Fit for Foodies (128)
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Creative Cuisine (114)
Tasting Menu (104)
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Romantic (88)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Notable Wine List (76)
Business Meals (72)
Great for Lunch (54)
Local Ingredients (51)
Good Vegetarian Options (50)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Seasonal (46)
Authentic (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Bar Seating (33)
Cozy (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Hot Spot (24)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Fun (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Casual (13)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2011

My friend and I enjoyed dining at Gramercy Tavern very much. The food and atmosphere was great, and the service was outstanding; In particular, I found the sommolier efficient, friendly, and polite!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2011

My husband and I went to Gramercy Tavern for our 20th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful experience and outstanding food. Memorable meal!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2011

Outstanding "course" service with terrific appetizers and desserts. Lamb was not spectacular.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2011

One of the best restaurants we ate at while in NYC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2011

Everything I expected at a Danny Myers restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on September 29, 2011

Whilst the Gramercy tavern had a warm and lovely space, was inviting and most of the staff were doting to say the least our waiter was far less than charming, particular rules were imposed - from the menu (left side of, or right side of, those were the options) and my request for water without ice was received with "it's iced water, that's our way".
Our drinks were slow to be offered, slow to arrive or forgotten altogether.
The presentation of the food was pleasing, however, most of the dishes tasted like bubble bath. The epitome of presentation over content.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2011

Great food and great service made for a great evening. All was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2011

Gramercy used to be our favorite place, though recently they've taken their eye off the ball a little on the food. It's still good, but nowhere near where it should be for this class of restaurant. Service and ambiance are still tops, though: very relaxed and welcoming.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 27, 2011

Very special, good food and service. Great moment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2011

This was my second visit to Gramercy Tavern. All the reasons that I booked again - after 10 years - were the memory of the smell of open fireplace and south-provencal ambiance. And hallelujah, it worked this time, too. We sere celebrating a great friend´s birthday. And yes, I´ll certainly consider returning next time I am visiting from Norway.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2011

A little pricey, but overall an excellent dining experience. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2011

Perfect from start to finish, again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2011

Had dinner at the main dining room. Good service and nice ambiance. The autumn set menu was tasty but we liked the dessert tasting menu better. The staff were really nice and surprised me with an extra dessert for my birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2011

Every time I eat here it's the best meal I've ever had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2011

I had remembered this wonderful placefrom 10 years ago.
It was as good as I remembered.
So good that we went back the next day & ate in the bar area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2011

Truly excellent service from the wait staff; however experience was little marred by front counter staff who flatly refused to call us a cab despite the fact that it was pouring outside.
Food-wise, we enjoyed the meal and I was especially pleased to see that they served Quinterreli by the glass.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (大阪)·Dined on September 22, 2011

We had a very nice time there. The service is really great. We took 3y/o and 5y/o kids and all staff was taking care of us in a professional manner with friendly smile.
Wine selection was also great. We will defnitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2011

Excellent service and food, we had an very nice evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2011

Ever since the Grammercy Tavern opened in the early '90's it has been one of my top 5 favorite restaurants in NYC. I reside in CT and work in NYC on a weekly basis where I entertain colleagues and friends on a regular basis. As a result, the Grammercy Tavern has become a favorite for those I have had the pleasure of introducing to this culinary gem. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff is professional, respectful of conversation and knowledgeable when recommending fine wines and culinary offerings. Atmosphere exudes incredible class while not at all pretentious. Perfect venue for a confidential business meeting or romantic dinner - my husband and I have enjoyed both on several occasions. Never a disappointment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2011

Excellent food and service with little surprise special touches. Great atmosphere for quiet business lunches and romantic lunch or dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2011

I found the food excellent. My wife is vegeterian and her menu was not "out of the ordinary". One expects to have something "out of the ordinary" at these prices. Also, the airconditioning was producing quite cold atmosphere in the restaurant, which was quite unpleasant during the dinner. We have dined in many restaurants all over the world, also with michelen stars etc. I believe this is an overprized menu, the value for money relation is moderate to poor.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 19, 2011

Perfect place for those who are picky about perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2011

Great for out of town guests, business dining, and any special occasion. Food is spectacular and never a dissappointment. The servers are attentive and the general atmosphere extremely pleasant. I keep going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2011

On this visit, on a Sunday evening, GT was just ok, but definitely nota Zagat 28 for food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2011

I went to Gramercy Tavern with my Boyfriend to celebrate his Birthday.
Everything was good except SECOND COURSE.
We ordered Duck and Lamb,but both were too salty for us.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2011

Went for a romantic dinner with my fiancee. The service and ambiance were impeccable. The food was very good but slightly steep at $88 per person. The entrees were delicious but small portions and they don't come with any kinds of sides. For desert, get the warm chocolate bread pudding. AMAZING! (Though their free cherry macaron left something to be desired... rather bland).

I would definitely come back, but perhaps eat in the Tavern area and order a la carte.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Very special restaurant. We tried the Tasting Menue and it was superb. Memorable experience.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2011

We had impeccable service while we were there. Sean was our waiter, and he was fantastic. Friendly, helpful and thorough. I would go back for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week if I could!

The food was amazing as well. Delicious. Don't skip dessert!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Everything about Gramercy Tavern is great and we look forward to our next visit when we are back in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2011

Very much lived up to it's excellent reviews -- comfortable seating, excellent food, and knowledgable service staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2011

We had a fantastic meal here last week (15th Sept), amazing ambiance and service as well as exceptional menu. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 14, 2011

As always food was amazing! Loved the Lebanese red wine. A gem

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2011

The Dining Room at Gramercy Tavern is consistently excellent - seafood dishes are fresh and showcase the natural flavors of the ingredients, meat dishes are rich and complex, and the menus are innovative while offering comfort and sinful deliciousness. We especially enjoy our interaction with the waitstaff there. From door to door, they are knowledgeable (do ask for recommendations), helpful, and read our energy very well. Last night, for example, our wine list came with stories, and our birthday guest received a complimentary and lovingly constructed dessert inscribed with her name and a card with the label from her favorite wine attached inside. We've become regulars, but a visit always feels like a special occasion.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2011

Still a very good restaurant but food was not wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2011

Really great food. Service really good, maybe a bit too stiff and formal.
But overall it was a very positive experience...

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2011

This is our 2nd visit to Gramercy Tavern, and it is still one of the top drawer restaurants in New York City. It is absolutely fantastic to see a restaurant maintain the highest standard of quality from our first visit 10 years ago to today. Thank you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2011

I tried the tasting menu for lunch with a business client. It was execptional. I will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2011

I liked the pace and style of the Gramercy. The food is very clean and stylish. The staff are well drilled and somewhat attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 8, 2011

I ordered the summer vegetable tasting. First with a watermelon and blue cheese salad, which was nice and clean and delicious. Next I had some green bean dish with a carrot reduction- nothing to write home about. The best of all 7 courses was the spinach linguine with a corn puree reduction with grape tomatoes for the sauce. Overall the food was fresh, but I felt as though I could have prepared everything (with the exception of the noodles) myself. Perhaps I ordered the wrong dish. Otherwise, the restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance is stunning. I would go back, but I would order something else next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2011

The entire experience was excellent, from the moment we entered to the moment we left. We continually go back because Gramercy Tavern is always superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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