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Gramercy Tavern (Tavern Room) Recs

tsb2001 Sep 5, 2007 06:58 AM

A friend just invited me to join him for lunch at the Tavern room on Friday. I've been to the main dining room, albeit before the recent chef change, so I'm looking for some help. First, do people have any dish recommendations? Second, and forgive my ignorance, but the Tavern room is totally casual, right? I'm a jeans and a t-shirt kinda person....

Many thanks.

  1. r
    RGR Sep 5, 2007 08:18 AM

    I can't give you any menu recs because our experience in the Tavern Room dates back to the beginning of the year, so the current menu is different. However, regarding how to dress, yes, it is casual. However, since there are bound to be people there on lunch break from work, you will probably see some business-style attire.

    1. l
      Lucia Sep 5, 2007 08:34 AM

      My last visit I had the rabbit sausage and loved it. Seafood "chowder" was also very good. The Tavern Room is the more casual room in the restaurant, but there is a mix of dress. Some people are dressed up, some people in T-shirt/khaki/sandal (even in the main dining room).

      1. k
        kathryn Sep 5, 2007 11:27 AM

        For dessert, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with Frozen Milk is divine.

        1 Reply
        1. re: kathryn
          roze Sep 5, 2007 02:41 PM

          Yumm!!! My favorite dessert going right now! I crave it every single day.

        2. g
          ginagee Sep 5, 2007 09:13 PM

          the meatball! you have to get the meatball! the cheese list is also kickass (ask for it because i think they usually bring it out at dessert time), but, really, if you could only get one thing, i'd say get the meatball.

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          1. re: ginagee
            kathryn Sep 6, 2007 10:42 AM

            I looked and it doesn't appear on the menu any more. Alas!

            1. re: kathryn
              RGR Sep 6, 2007 11:15 AM


              The stuffed meatball is still on the Tavern Room's menu. Scroll down to the main course section.


            2. re: ginagee
              kam0424 Sep 7, 2007 10:46 AM

              i second that meatball!!!

              1. re: kam0424
                scrittrice Sep 7, 2007 01:15 PM

                Third. I also like the soup and sandwich specials, which are usually a bargain $12. And the pulled pork. And the bacon-wrapped trout.

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