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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

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (149)
Fit for Foodies (113)
Good for Anniversaries (107)
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Tasting Menu (105)
Creative Cuisine (104)
Good for a Date (90)
Romantic (88)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Notable Wine List (69)
Business Meals (67)
Good Vegetarian Options (53)
Seasonal (51)
Great for Lunch (50)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Quiet Conversation (47)
Local Ingredients (45)
Authentic (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Cozy (33)
Bar Seating (29)
Worth the Drive (27)
Hot Spot (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Fun (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Healthy (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
People Watching (15)
Casual (15)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Organic (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Just one work” FANTASTIC”

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Gramercy Tavern is always amazing in both food and service. It has become a restaurant I MUST have Everytime we are in town.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went there for my wedding anniversary. Made me and my husband feel so special. Great way to celebrate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The best food in NYC! Not to be missed!
The tasting menu and wine pairing was perfect!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Phenomenal experience. Wonderful, beautifully presented and great tasting modern food in a lovely location. Staff were outstanding - Hannah our server and Alvaro the sommelier. Prepared matching wines for each course that were not the run of the mill pairings but all worked beautifully. Great value for money - especially given the location.

Will be back for sure next time we are in NYC.

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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Engagement dinner. Great food, great service, great experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been to Gramercy Tavern many times, so when our dear friends were visiting from Dallas, we were excited to take them there. Unfortunately, our experience was deeply disappointing. The service was incredibly slow and neglectful; food took forever to come, and was often times cold when it arrived. The Sea Bass was actually undercooked. We waited an hour for our dessert course, and were disappointed with that too. All in all, it was an incredibly underwhelming experience, and as the person who made the reservation, I was really embarrassed by my choice. #hugebummer

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic service, great food and drinks but they have to do a better job of handling the check ins on Saturday night at dinner rush.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great time. A bit noisy. Food was great and the wine pairing with the 3 course meal was very enjoyable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amy was excellent server.
Food- excellent
Quieter away from Tavern

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This review is partial and I am not certain if I would or would not recommend this restaurant.
The place is beautiful and the staff is awesome. However, the portions are ridiculously small for the price. For example, the shrimp appetizer is extremely tasty but about 26 bucks for three BABY shrimp. The burgers and desserts are great! I would recommend sitting and the bar and enjoying the a la carte options.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, excellent service. First time experience but won’t be my last.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food warm atmosphere great experience

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Could have been My best experience so far when it comes to visiting a restaurant with this profil. The staff is very professionel and the food is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I was very happy with the food and the service. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. The quality and service definitely make me want to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amazing lunch experience. Stayed for over 2 hours enjoying each course. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Gramercy Tavern is definitely a world class restaurant and has incredible service, but to be honest, I was expecting a lot more from the food. You can count on the service at Gramercy Tavern to be literally perfect—the staff doesn’t miss a beat and is the textbook definition of what restaurant service should be. However, if I’m going to a place with a Michelin Star, I’m expecting to be blown away by the food. I wasn’t blown away here. The presentation was great, but the flavor was whatever. I gave it a low value rating because for the money we spent I didn’t find it to be worth it.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

For an owner and restaurant that prides itself on hospitality, both my friend and I found this lacking in the overall staff from front desk to waiter. The best of the staff who had any personality was the staff member who brought the bread. My drink was delivered and poured without confirmation of drink, eye contact or word uttered.

The saving grace was the wonderful flavour of food.

No need to rush back or recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Exciting, interesting, and delicious food. Very welcoming staff. Fabulous service by Yasin.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was my first time at a Union Square Hospitality Group restaurant other than shake shack, because I wanted to save I️t for a day that I could take the appropriate time to enjoy and appreciate the experience as I wanted. This lunch was above and beyond excellent. As an industry person, I appreciated the discussion regarding wine pairings and the excitement shared between ourselves at the table and our servers. Watching the serving staff also time themselves and make eye contact to drop entrees at exactly the same time at the table across from us is such a beautiful thing !! The attention to detail is superb. From the tang of the house butter for the rolls to the amazing textures in all the fabulous desserts we shared, I could write much more about how this experience was one of my favorite of all time. Thank you for everything, truly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Thursday was my birthday, and I like to celebrate in my favorite restaurant, Gramercy Tavern. The food, as expected, was outstanding. The service was extraordinary. Without fuss or fanfare, the restaurant made my birthday special. We usually dine in the Tavern room (no reservations required), but I like the menu better in the main dining room (something for everyone--fish, poultry, meat). We hope to be back soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Impeccable knowledgeable service, unhurried yet prompt, great food!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We've been going to Gramercy Tavern for years and have celebrated many a happy occasion there. Service has always been excellent without undo fussiness. This was our first time back since the restaurant changed over to gratuity-included (a development I applaud). However, we were really disappointed with the meal. It's not a cheap dinner at $129/person for a three-course prix fixe, and especially when the food is not especially creative or memorable. The flavors seemed muted and nothing really made the tastebuds say "wow" or even "mmmmm." The service is still warm and easygoing, but it felt a bit like it was running on auto-pilot. I ordered three cheeses as my dessert, for example, and they were presented to me without the server telling me which was what - something that's never happened to me before in all my years of ordering cheese courses there. Overall, my experience of Gramercy Tavern this time around put me in mind of a high-end chain restaurant that's got it all down but is phoning it in. Unless they change things up, I won't be going back - not when there are so many other places to have a great meal with attentive service that offer better value.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food and beautiful ambiance. Zoe D was an absolute credit to Gramercy, her service and knowledge about the food and wine was incredible! We really hope to return someday.
Many thanks, Kim and Steve Goodall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Superb. My wife and I had a fantastic time. Thank you so much for going the extra mile!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

No place is better! Go for the ambiance and stay for the amazing savory and sweets!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service and food were impeccable. We had both the seasonal and vegetarian tasting menus and both were delicious. The wine pairing for both menus were great. Our host was excellent, knew the menu very well and was very pleasant. We were also surprised by special attentions as this was for our anniversary.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

An all round pleasant experience. We had a table in the dining room, a little lacking in atmosphere compared to the buzzy brasserie so ask for a table in the mid (dining) room between the two. Our waiter was incredible, brought us 4 wines to taste before deciding on our bottle, was utterly charming and nothing was too much trouble. The a la carte food was good without being stand out. The cheese board, however, was excellent. I would maybe try the bar/brasserie next time for a more atmospheric experience but we had a very pleasant long lunch on a horrible rainy day. In addition, the service and taxes are all included in the prices which makes a refreshing change to the usual dining experience in the States.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A fantastic meal. Kevin was absolutely outstanding. I have food allergies and he was extraordinarily accommodating and went above and beyond for me, but never made me feel like an inconvenience. The food was delicious, and the service phenomenal. A new favorite. Thank you!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service was wonderful, and we enjoyed good comfort food on a cold rainy day. Nothing too heavy, but tasteful and well prepared. I would go again in a heartbeat. Maybe not the best of the best but well above average!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My wife and I have had the good fortune to dine at the Gramercy Tavern on previous occasions, where the meal and service have always been stellar. Naturally, we looked forward to a return visit. On previous visits, we had the tasting menus, but on this visit we did the 3 course option. The food was really very average, except for dessert, which was a major disappointment. Service was fine, we were seated late, but it was a Saturday night, so it might be expected. The restaurant had the same great "energy" that it has always had on previous visits. In short, this visit was simply not up to the same "high bar" that we had come to expect based on previous occasions.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was delicious, and our waiter was ever so pleasant. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took forever to get served drinks and food. Entree portions quite small and desert portions too big.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Spectacular tasting menu consisted of a lobster salad, hake fish, ink squid pasta with rock shrimp, tenderloin beef, and dessert. Had a few additional tastes in between (to make the 6 course menu an 8 course menu).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This restaurant hit the target with everything. GO, it is awesome!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is a superb restaurant! The food, the service, the atmosphere were all exemplary. The restaurant deserves the highest rating. The next time I am in New York City, I will plan to return for a delightful and delicious dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun, Great for Lunch, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Best restaurant in NYC

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent dinner, great food, delicious food and will certainly return

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Extra special birthday lunch here. We split a fantastic pasta and then each had a delicious main course. We then enjoyed a complimentary birthday cake. Service was fun and professional. House champagne was a real treat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food and service were equally outstanding. My squash/lobster starter was the tastiest dish ever...and don't get me started on the lamb loin with sweet potatoes and dumplings... the waiter was charming, humble and extremely knowledgeable. New Yorkers and tourists must experience it.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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