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

Gramercy Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (130)
Good for Anniversaries (95)
Tasting Menu (95)
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Fit for Foodies (95)
Good for a Date (90)
Romantic (86)
Creative Cuisine (80)
Good for Birthdays (68)
Notable Wine List (60)
Great for Lunch (48)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Business Meals (44)
Local Ingredients (42)
Seasonal (40)
Cozy (39)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Authentic (34)
Good Vegetarian Options (34)
Worth the Drive (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
People Watching (15)
Healthy (14)
Casual (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Fun (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Organic (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great Beer (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was perfect, food was delicious. It was a great moment, thank you!
Special thank you for the customized attention for our 11th anniversary.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great as always! My favorite New York City restaurant. Wonderful decor and food. Very knowledgable and friendly staff. Inventive meals.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The dining menu is limited, overpriced, and not very good. They won’t serve a hamburger in the dining room. This place is painfully pretentious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I had such high hopes for this restaurant; but was unfortunately disappointed. The ambiance was "meh" as was the food. Glad I got to go once, but we probably won't return - too expensive for what you get.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We travelled to New York from Scotland to celebrate my wife's birthday. I wanted somewhere special but not too stuffy or formal. It lived up to my expectations. She loved her evening and so did I. Never to be forgotten.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food quality was not great.

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·Dined 6 days ago

My partner and I couldn’t have been happier if we tried.
From the moment we walked in to the restaurant to the moment we left.
The food was to die for! Right from the first course to the last bite of dessert.
Stafford, Emily & Alvero’s service was truely out of this word.
Their knowledge, helpfulness and sincerity made our experience that extra bit special.
I have a number of food allergies and Stafford ensured that everything I ate was aligned to my requirements without making it seem like it was a hinderance to him.
Alvaro knew an extensive amount about the wine and assisted us to choose a wine that matched our food perfectly!
Emily was very attentive and made sure we were comfortable at all times during our meals.
Amazing food and even better service really make your restaurant an A+.
We would not hesitate to recommend anyone that visits New York to come to Gramercy Tavern!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Gramercy is always very fine. The staff is really helpful and very eficiente. The chef seasonal menu was wonderful and is secure to trust to have a exquisite experience. Gramercy Tavern is in my top ten list in New York!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome! Celebrated anniversary. We were totally impressed with the attentiveness and the creativity in the dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect once again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

The service was absolutely outstanding. Of course it is expensive, but one of those restaurants where you really get what you pay for and then some. Really appreciated the tip being included - avoids that awkward moment when splitting a business check. The food was delicious, nice portions - I would not hesitate to return even with so many dining options in NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday celebration. Excellent service, food& ambience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is creative and delicious and the staff is professional but warm and friendly as well.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent with service and food

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always perfect! I can’t wait to be back in New York, so that I can dine there all over again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent and restaurant is beautiful. Service was not typical. Usually very attentive but was off this day. Love this place so will return but surprised by the service given it’s something they take pride in

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As ever one of the best burgers in NYC if not in the US. Great food, service and pure enjoyment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is an amazing restaurant. Everything is so prefect. Every dish was just so delicious. If I can rate more than 5 points, I would. Must go place

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overrated. The service was not good and the menu needs more options.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall I had a good time. The service was great, but I didn’t enjoy my meal as much as I thought I would. I started off with the squash salad. It tasted overwhelmingly like citrus(orange flavor). Secondly, I had the Black Bass and it was delightful. I really enjoyed it. I ended with the chocolate custard. It was pretty good.

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

As always, Gramercy Tavern does not disappoint! The tasting menu was superb, the wines delicious and the service on point.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing! Loved the food and the staff. Loved the atmosphere. Love the low-key chill vibe. Lots of beautiful people there.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Had a phenomenal experience here. Service and food are fantastic

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was extraordinary. Thea, our server, our server was delightful and friendly. When we arrived at 6:15, the dining room was quiet and intimate but became louder as the night went on. The ambiance was warm and inviting. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and the experience was better than expected.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Gramercy Tavern is a must do dining experience. One of USHG’s Crown Jewels expectations were high. Generally they lived up to them. Service was a little slow to start. They took a drink order right away but it took a little to long for our server to get to us with the menus. Once he did though all was well. The pace, after the slow start, was perfect. Service was impeccable.

The food (tasting menu) ranged from excellent to transcendent, save for the dessert, which was just okay. We enjoyed both tasting menus, allowing us to sample twelve different dishes. So glad we did. Chef Anthony’s vegetable tasting menu is not to be missed. He treats vegetables as a star, not as an obligation to fill the needs of vegetarians.

About note on the dessert course. The beet sorbet, served as a prelude to the listed dessert course, was far superior to our two desserts. Mind you, they were quite delicious, but underwhelming when compared to all of the other amazing flavors we were served. The beet sorbet and pumpkin spiced truffle saved the dessert course

All in all it was a spectacular dinner and we would, without hesitation, return.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. We elected to have the tasting menu, and I had the wine pairing. The food was good, but the service was lacking. The paired wine was often poured 15+ minutes before the paired dish. Things completely fell apart with dessert. We waited over an hour for our dessert to show up. When it did (poached pear with ice cream) the pear was cold. And the table directly next to us, received their dessert before we did, even though we had been waiting longer. Disappointing service from a restaurant known as a high-end institution in New York City. We were offered a small discount on our check, but for a $470+ meal, I expected much better.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Consistently great experience with never a miss. A great staple to my dining rotation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were served 4 exceptional meals! Special treats before and after our meals were a surprise and wonderful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is fantastic and the restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

As close to perfection as it gets!

Gramercy Tavern provided us with a perfect lunch, service and professionalism! Great choices, and gluten free!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Amazing, as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant

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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Beautiful mix of high class cuisine, superb service and relaxed vibe. Fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Gramercy Tavern was wonderful. My husband and I went there the day after my 50th birthday, we are from Northern California but love to celebrate our big milestones in NYC, and this was our first time at this restaurant. We got the prix fixe and every dish was incredible. I loved the elegant waitstaff and how discreet and non-overbearing they were, I loved the setting, and we thought each and every one of our dishes was spectacular--I had the squash salad, which was really a lobster salad with shaved brussels sprouts and a squash-based sauce, and it was heavenly, and my husband had the cavatelli which had the most amazing bolognese sauce either of us had ever tasted. And our main courses were incredible, too. Would return in a heartbeat, if we didn't live on the West Coast.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome customer service... above &
beyond!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious food and outstanding service. We highly recommend this place and will go back again ourselves.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful lunch....as always..... we feel so at home at your restaurant.
The complimentary desserts were so thoughtful and made us feel special. Can’t wait to come back....many thanks....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great wait staff!!

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The Gramercy Tavern is always a treat, for a true New York dining experience. Careful blend of flavors with every hand crafted plate. We enjoyed the Chef’s Tasting menu with wine pairings. The service was attentive, friendly and professional. Pricey but worth it for the occasional special evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic all around. We were there for a business discussion, though, and found ourselves struggling to hear and talk over all the crowd noise.

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