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Reviews by TheDeuce:
4.95/5 rDev +7.4%
Fantastic yet pricy restaurant that caters to the beer drinker offering many New York beers and also a lot of extra exotic beers and ciders. Bar is expansive with plenty of beers and bartenders who know what they are doing. Two sections, the bar/tavern and the nicer restaurant area. Servers were amazing, knew a lot about the beer, including glassware and history. Food was incredible I had beef ragu pasta and roasted duck. Dessert was mint cookie ice cream which I combined with Brooklyn Chocolate Stout for a fantastic finish.
Food is three course menu for 82 dollars. Beer is about 8 dollars a pint.
Overall, I can't say enough good things about this place, it's expensive as hell but this is Manhattan. People who love beer and food need to go here, period.
06-08-2008 23:46:52 | More by TheDeuce
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.