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Sep 21, 2006 11:22 AM

Gramercy Tavern vs. Union Square Cafe

Want to go out for a birthday dinner with my husband. Haven't been to either Union Square Cafe or Gramercy Tavern...thought it was about time to visit one of the classics. Which is better and why?

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  1. Gramercy Tavern. Do a search as this exact topic has been discussed ad nauseum.

    1. I much prefer Gramercy Tavern as well--the rooms are lovely--especially in the fall and winter--the service is generally better, and the menu and food are superior. While the food and service at USC are fine, they can't hold a candle to GT, IMO. Enjoy.

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      1. re: bigeyes

        I agree - I love the rooms at Gramercy Tavern - the flowers are always incredible.

      2. Union Sq. Cafe, without a doubt.

        1. I think there is a time and place for both, but Gramercy wins for me by a slight notch -- because of decor. The food at Union Square Cafe is great, no dispute on that, its just that Gramercy tends to supplement the same decent quality with a solid ambient atmosphere with their great rooms, flower decorations, and fun artwork.