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No Reservationas at Gramercy Tavern

lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 02:40 PM


I can't get a reservation for Gramercy Tavern Sunday, November 5th. Can someone recommend another Resatuarant to celebrate my husbands birthday?

Thanks everyone

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  1. jakew8 RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 02:49 PM

    Craft and Veritas are in the same area. Personally, I like both of them better than GT.

    1. ellenost RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 02:53 PM

      You might want to try opentable.com to see what restaurants are available.

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        lkelly30 RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 03:42 PM

        I tried open table and they are pretty accurate, no reservations. grrr

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          JeremyEG RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 03:52 PM

          How about Cru? They often have tables and the restaurant is AMAZING!


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            ellenost RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 04:00 PM

            You should try opentable.com not just for Gramercy Tavern, but for all restaurants (I just did and there are more than 300 restaurants still available.) There are some very good restaurants listed including one of my favorites: Bouley.

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            RGR RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 04:06 PM

            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.

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              sashimi_forever RE: lkelly30 Oct 24, 2006 04:52 PM

              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!

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