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Cru, Gotham, Bouley, Gramercy Tavern

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Food on the brain Feb 11, 2007 02:46 PM

Greetings all,

Looking for fantastic food, excellent wine, great atmosphere for our last night in NYC. I've narrowed it down to Cru, Gotham, Bouley, or Gramercy? What do you think Chowhounds?

Thx

  1. akp Feb 11, 2007 03:09 PM

    Of your 4 options, I've only been to Gotham and Bouley and I much preferred Gotham (in terms of less stuffy service, and food) Although exquistely prepared, nothing really wowed me at Bouley. To me, the most impressive thing at Bouley is their apple "cellar" as you walk in the door. Gotham was fantastic - grand, yet elegant decor, attentive service, delicious food. It is very NYC. Although, if I could throw in a suggestion - Blue Hill is my absolute favorite. Understated, with fresh from the farm delicious produce and meat. The lamb was the best meat I've ever had. Wherever you choose - enjoy!!

    1. r
      roze Feb 11, 2007 04:17 PM

      I've been to Cru and Gramercy. I would say Cru. Food was better and ambiance I found nicer. Why don't you do drinks at Gramercy and then cab it or walk to Cru. Best of both worlds!

      1. h
        hoon Feb 11, 2007 04:45 PM

        i have to say that gotham really wowed me. the food is that good and the chef is remarkable. i also liked the atmosphere and the service was first-class. it wasn't stuffy either. i had a pasta dish and some tuna tartare as the app and was just delighted.

        1. f
          Food on the brain Feb 11, 2007 05:18 PM

          Thx for the feedback - been to Gotham (years ago - 4 or 5) and LOVED it! However, we don't want to get "stuck" with the same unless it's the best. Cru's menu (food & wine) looks really wonderful, so we're leaning toward Cru. I like the idea of drinks at Gramercy and then dinner at Cru!

          Thx all!

          1. Nosher Feb 11, 2007 07:01 PM

            Can't go wrong with Cru, Bouley, or Gotham, and Gramercy Tavern isn't too shabby either. I'd go to Cru, Gotham, Bouley, and Gramercy, in that order, but it depends a lot on what kind of setting I want, since those restaurants are all pretty different.

            Nosher

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            1. f
              Food on the brain Feb 12, 2007 04:23 AM

              Great! I'm definitely thinking Cru is the winner - making a res for tomorrow.

              Cheers all!

              1. ellenost Feb 12, 2007 05:11 AM

                Of your choices, I would definitely go to Bouley. Great food, atmosphere and service.

                1. m
                  marlosse Feb 12, 2007 06:52 AM

                  I second Bouley. My favorite restaurant in Manhattan, hands down. Beatiful atmosphere, amazing cuisine (I think particularly in the winter -- try the venison!!!!)

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