42 East 20th Street
I had been reading Danny Meyer’s “Setting the Table” so I was curious to see whether the service at Gramercy Tavern would live up to his ideals. This dinner was a birthday present (October 2010) from my friend Robert. To be honest I never had a desire to eat at Gramercy Tavern and I didn’t know what to expect. I went there with Mike and Robert, who are arguably two of my favorite eating buddies.
Having friends who work at restaurants like Per Se and Del Posto makes eating out in NYC that much better because you get special treatment. Our server informed us that the Chef wanted to cook a special course dinner for us so how could we say no! Each of us got a different dish and wine for each course so we ate a third of each and passed it around so we could try everything. It was truly an enjoyable dining experience.