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The epitome of “feel-good fine dining”, Danny Meyer’s Flatiron “legend” showcases the “wizardry” of chef Michael Anthony, whose “delectable” New American fare is served by a “silky-smooth” staff in “rustic-elegant” environs festooned with “lush flower arrangements”; while the prix fixe–only main room is a “worthy splurge”, the “convivial”, non-reserving front tavern offers à la carte options to “keep the tab in check.”
Gramercy Tavern was way ahead of its time when it opened in 1994, serving the upscale comfort food that has now taken the city by storm. Restaurateur Danny Meyer, who also opened Union Square Café as well as Shake Shack, created a space that is a slice of studied Americana, with wood ceiling beams, a medley of old portraits and antiques, and colorful murals.
In the kitchen, chef Michael Anthony, a veteran of the farm-and-table standout Blue Hill at Stone Barns upstate, pairs braised, roasted and smoked meat with local produce from the nearby Union Square Greenmarket.
If you are going for a special occasion or big night out, make a reservation for the main dining room, where you can expect butternut squash custard, warm lobster salad, or pasture-raised chicken and sausage served with a homey trifecta of bacon, potatoes, and caramelized onions. In the front tavern, both the food and the scene are more casual—coworkers and friends debrief on the day's events over crispy duck legs or cheese kielbasa with buckwheat spaetzle with a draughts from the top-notch beer menu.
Dining room tables can be booked up to four weeks in advance; the tavern is first come, first served—to avoid a wait, come early or very late.
N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, L to 14th St.-Union Square
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