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Nov 3, 2011 07:15 AM

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.

Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. Lincoln - request the front room facing Avery Fisher Hall. Also Ai Fiori.

    142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

    Ai Fiori
    400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    1. 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:

      1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003