A once in a lifetime trip to New York gave us an opportunity to try some of the finest restaurants the Big Apple has to offer. With many options to choose from, Gramercy Tavern was continually recommended to us from friends within the food community.
Opened in 1994 by legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer, Gramercy Tavern has long been one of America's most loved restaurants. With a Michelin star behind it, head chef Michael Anthony and his team are clearly masters of their craft.
The restaurant is located in the lively Gramercy Park district of New York. We enjoyed a few drinks close by before arriving at the restaurant. On arrival at around 6.15pm, we were surprised to see the restaurant and bar area completely packed. The kind receptionist explained the restaurant was fully booked for evening, but we could have a table in the Tavern area which does simpler food in a more casual setting.
|Busy Dining Room|
|A Crisp White|
|Calamari & Clam Flat Bread|
|Monkfish, Cauliflower, Kale|
|Grilled Pork Shoulder|
|Chocolate Pudding Cake|
This is a dessert anyone with a sweet tooth would love. The sweet toffee and salted caramel were both very enjoyable. The quince flavour was subtle and a welcome addition to the dessert.
Service was some of the finest we have encountered since we have started our blog. The young female waitress had bags of character and really did go the extra mile to ensure we had a great time. Many restaurants in the UK could learn a great deal from this restaurant.
Our first evening in New York was certainly an enjoyable one. Although eating in the less formal Tavern dining room, Gramercy Tavern for us is certainly worth a visit if you find yourself in New York.