Gramercy-Gotham on a budget
I'd like to try the prix fixe dinner at Gramercy next Tues-Thurs. Can you get into the Tavern Room for it without a reservation? Any recommendations/comments on the quality/choices?
Failing that, how do Gotham and Gramercy compare for lunch?
Or what other good restaurants with specials are recommended in that area?
The tavern is walk-in only and it's a wonderful meal. I would recommend going on Tues or maybe Weds as Thurs tends to be busier. Also, try to go as early as you can (i.e. before 8) to avoid a long wait time.
Besides that, the wine bar at I Trulli is nearby and good for pasta. Also, Blue Smoke for BBQ.
Gramercy Tavern can be difficult to get into the tavern room without a reservation, especially at this time of year. They used to and still may have a $14 lunch special, soup and sandwich.
Also, Eleven Madison has a $28 two-course prix fixe lunch, which is really nice.