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Jul 1, 2007 10:05 PM

restaurant week: USC, Gramercy Tav or Gotham

I am trying to make a decision for restaurant week. I am not a big man of fish or seafood and I am a little bit difficult because I am allergic to legumes and walnuts. I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on which of the following would be the best choice for lunch during restaurant week (an indication of how formal/dress would also help)... Union Square Cafe, Gotham Bar and Grill or Gramercy Tavern.

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    1. Then Grammarcy Tavern, followed by USC for lunch at the bar.

      1. You would probably be happy with any of them (Where ever you can get a reservation) but Gotham does have a good lunch deal ($24?) all year so it might not be as special. As for dress, none of them would be formal for lunch, though Gramercy would probably be the most formal. No shorts, but you probably would feel comfortible in nice jeans.

        1. went to the tavern after the bruni review, had a disapointing experience... im still contemplating my review. in very short; one third of the dishes were not edible, the service was lacking. we all thought it was because we didnt dress traditionally (though we were all wearing $100+ shirts and diesel jeans...) $480 later, the three of us decided we will never go back. coming to think of it, i would try it again for a "restaurant week" amount.

          1. GB&G, GT and USC are extremely popular RW choices. Checking OpenTable, at this point, indications are that all three are fully booked though if you call the restaurants, they do have waiting lists.

            As has been mentioned, Gotham's 3-course lunch prix-fixe is available year round. It is limited to two choices per course, and cost is a bit more than during RW -- $27. You can see the current menu here:

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            1. re: RGR

              Is the Tavern Room at Gramery Tavern participating in RW as well? That would be my "no reservations" choice -- get there early!

              1. re: kathryn

                Yes, the Tavern Room is participating in RW. As you noted, no reservations taken.