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Reviews by Douglas14:
4.88/5 rDev +5.9%
Absolutely incredible! I have never experienced a place where the atmosphere, service, food, and beer have all been so outstanding. This is easily #1 in my book. They have an exceptional selection of vintage beers and although they only have 8 taps, each beer on tap is incredible. One can easily tell that the beers here are handpicked. Quality over quantity shows here more than anywhere else. I've had an Allagash Black on tap, a 2003 BCS, a 98 Old Crusty, and a 2001 Brooklyn Monster, just to name a few. This is a must if you are ever in New York.
09-09-2008 14:37:46 | More by Douglas14
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4.79/5 rDev +3.9%
I finally visited Gramercy Tavern, after ten years living in Manhattan! Took a dear friend of mine there for her birthday. The place is warm, elegant, cozy and rustic-chic without being fussy. Just about the perfect atmosphere for my liking. You don't need a jacket or tie, and you won't have 400 waiters hovering around you like at, say, Per Se. Classy and casual, gotta love it.
They have the tavern area upfront, with the bar and a bunch of tables and no reservations, and then the formal dining room in the back past a wall. We had lunch in the dining room and enjoyed it enormously. The food is fairly simple but perfectly cooked, and not expensive. Chef Michael Anthony has a great way with grains like farro, quinoa and lentils. The fish is also expertly cooked, with stock and water instead of butter for a lighter, "purer" feel.
The beer list is not as extensive as I expected but still lovely. Cool vintages, such as Night Stalker 2010, Double Bastard 2011 and a mighty Old Crustacean 2003 to die for- a seriously delicious barleywine in the English tradition of J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale that is drinking outrageously now, eleven years later. Non-vintage bottled brews include Hanssens, Dupont, Schlenkerla, Professor Fritz and other European brews that pair well with food.
On draft they have eight beers, from Allagash White to Avery Hog Heaven and Evil Twin Lil' B with Stone Sublimely, Crooked Stave and Firestone Pilsner in between. Nothing earth-shattering here, but good enough.
Service is impeccable, food is just about perfect and the place is just around lovely. A good value too, at least for lunch, with appetizers at $12-$16 and entrees at around $25.
Can't wait to go back!!
03-30-2014 00:04:39 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY
99 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.