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Reviews by Sixpoint:
4.75/5 rDev +3%
Undoubtedly, if you follow the food and restaurant scene in New York City, you have heard of this place. It consistently ranks as one of the top restaurants in the country.
Atmosphere? Stunning. Impeccably clean. Perfect unspoken symetry in the alignment of tables. Beautiful oak bar. Beautiful tin ceilings. Servers with perfect posture. Every little detail is on point.
Service? Exceptional. A team of servers and rounds of courses will make this an enjoyable experience. Suprise complimentary entrees make their way to your table as an enticing prelude to the main courses.
Selection? Pretty good. A definite emphasis on local and Belgian beers, and not a bad tap line in sight. Furthermore, like their food menu, the tap lines are constantly rotating, which makes it nice for their repeat customers as well.
The food? As we say in Brooklyn, fuggedaboutit. Even the sauteed vegetables I had were OUTSTANDING. Incredible meal. You have to taste it for yourself.
Value? A bit pricey? This is New York. You get what you pay for. Well, most of the time...
07-06-2005 14:25:10 | More by Sixpoint
More User Reviews:
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.