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Gramercy Tavern for lunch?

humblepie Nov 5, 2008 11:57 PM

Hi all, I will be in NYC during Christmas week and was wondering what the dress code is like in the Gramercy Tavern Dining Room, say on a weekday (albeit Christmas week) lunchime. Is it a jacket and shirt recomended (rather than actually required) from those who have been before? We are going to GR @ the London Sun night, but I wasn't sure if I should get my suit on again for lunch at the GT in order to feel a bit more at ease? Are jeans worn frequently to lunch at GT?

  1. uhockey Nov 8, 2008 07:48 AM

    No jacket needed and, quite honestly, I had the lunch tasting back in June and believe it was the best meal experience of my life. The food was great - not the BEST - but the overall experience was wonderful in all ways and better than places like Alex, Spago, Le Cirque, Babbo, EMP, and others. Enjoy it.

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    1. re: uhockey
      humblepie Nov 10, 2008 11:27 PM

      Thanks guys; any thoughts on Lunch tasting menu vs. al a carte? Is the tasting menu comparatively light in terms of portion size (as all good tasting menus arguably should be)?

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      foodwhisperer Nov 8, 2008 07:47 AM

      You can wear jeans to GT , no problem. Ive worn jeans there and suits there. These days with the economy so bad, you can probably wear jeans anywhere. The dress codes have loosened up tremendously . The days of Lutece jacket and tie or waiters jackets for jacketless customers at the RTR are gone. Jeans rule,,, or sport jacket and jeans for stricter places.

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        kobetobiko Nov 7, 2008 12:11 PM

        I wear jeans to GT all the time. Just dress neatly, causal or not, and you will be fine.

        1. Spiritchaser Nov 6, 2008 04:04 AM

          For lunch (and dinner) I have seen plenty of people wearing jeans (albeit nice jeans). Personally I will never go to GT (dining room) in jeans but it is most certainly done. I've been dressed up (jacket/tie) and not (dress pants/collered shirt) and felt very "in style".

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          1. re: Spiritchaser
            humblepie Nov 6, 2008 11:18 PM

            Many thanks - I probably wouldn't wear jeans myself, but I was curious as to whether others frequently do. That said, I was at Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road restaurant in London for dinner last year, and noticed at least one customer wearing jeans!!!!! I think I may have been more shocked than the maitre d, as the guy had no problems getting in...................

            1. re: humblepie
              RGR Nov 7, 2008 09:05 AM

              Gramercy Tavern does not require jackets in the formal dining room even in the evening. Some men wear them; others do not. Though you will probably see "suits" there having business lunches, dressing casually is perfectly acceptable.

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