Saturday Lunch--Celebratory, but not Formal
Any suggestions for a lovely lunch for 4 on a Saturday. Gramercy Tavern would have been great, but they don't take reservations. Cost isn't the issue, but it should be more comfortable as opposed to formal. Not a tasting menu. Quiet enough for an easy conversation. Thank you.
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Tocqueville is one of our favorites and would, imo, be perfect for this celebratory lunch. The cuisine is superb, there's a very good wine list, service is friendly and attentive, it's quiet, and the elegant dining room is one of the most beautiful in the city.
Btw, though I like the Tavern Room at Gramercy Tavern (which, as you say, does not take reservations), it seems too informal for a celebratory meal. But, of course, that's just my view.
Tocqueville photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157627680335651/
1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003