No Reservationas at Gramercy Tavern
I can't get a reservation for Gramercy Tavern Sunday, November 5th. Can someone recommend another Resatuarant to celebrate my husbands birthday?
You can't always go by OpenTable because restaurants often hold back tables. So, if you have your heart set on Gramercy Tavern, call them directly to be absolutely sure no reservations as possible. That said, checking OpenTable...
No problem getting a res at Eleven Madison. In my estimation, EMP's cuisine is far superior to GT's. Excellent service and a gorgeous room. Overall, a perfect place for a birthday celebration.
If you're willing to go uptown, Cafe Boulud has a table at 8:30. Superb cuisine, polished service, and a small space with attractively stylish contemporary decor.
I haven't been to Bouley, but there is availability at 8 p.m.
I'm sure if you do a more thorough search via OpenTable, you will find others that would be suitable.
Gramercy Tavern (and all Danny Meyer restaurants) is also very good about calling people on the waiting list if something opens up, so you might want to have a backup reservation and then put yourself on the waitlist. To my delight, I have gotten day of calls from a couple of his restaurants - just don't forget to cancel your other reservation!