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Tocqueville, Gramercy Tavern, or Del Posto

Pininfarina Dec 26, 2012 02:40 PM

I am looking at these 3 for lunch. I know they are in different categories, but I want to know which one consistently delivers the best food and service.

Pininfarina

PS Is Eataly worth a visit?

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  1. ellenost RE: Pininfarina Dec 26, 2012 03:13 PM

    I finally had dinner at Tocqueville in September, and loved it! Haven't dined at Gramercy Tavern in more than 10 years. Have never dined at Del Posto.

    1. 280 Ninth RE: Pininfarina Dec 26, 2012 06:09 PM

      I've eaten at both T-ville and GT, but not Del Posto. These are not high-risk options, so any of these would be suitable for lunch, imho. Eataly isn't a good "destination" restaurant locale--too crowded, too many gawkers--but it could be fun to be a gawker yourself for a little while, if you've never been.

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        Scott_C RE: Pininfarina Dec 26, 2012 06:40 PM

        I've been to all three and Del Posto is my favorite. Also try Manzo in Eataly.

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          dyrewolf RE: Pininfarina Dec 27, 2012 05:04 AM

          Tocqueville is a jewel box of a room with really top.. fancy food.
          Gramercy Tavern is more rustic, also very good food (I think Tocqueville is better.. by a small bit) But less fancy
          Del Posto is great but vastly different.

          My fave of the three is Tocqueville, but for a lunch I'd choose Gramercy Tavern

          1. Spiritchaser RE: Pininfarina Dec 27, 2012 06:15 AM

            GF and I have given Tocqueville several (4?) tries and although it's been good enough to return we have never really had the "blow me away" experience others have mentioned. Also, people call the room "beautiful" whereas we have thought it quite boring. Gramercy Tavern has always been very good and I like the "rustic formal Americana" vibe of the dining room. We have not tried DP.

            As far as Eataly, it's always worth it (because it doesn't cost anything) to take a walk through.

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              lexismore RE: Spiritchaser Dec 28, 2012 10:39 AM

              It's comforting to know I'm not the only one. I completely agree on Tocqueville.

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              lexismore RE: Pininfarina Dec 28, 2012 10:39 AM

              For lunch, specifically, I'd vote for Del Posto. The whole experience is pretty impressive, especially for what it costs.

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                ttoommyy RE: lexismore Dec 28, 2012 01:40 PM

                I agree about Del Posto. GT is one of my fave restaurants in NYC, but between GT and Del Posto, Del Posto is the sure winner for lunch. As for Tocqueville, we went for dinner on Christmas Eve. The food was very good, as was the service, but I cannot imagine the lunch there being better or more impressive than that at Del Posto.

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