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Review: Restaurant Week Lunch at Gramercy Tavern


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Review: Restaurant Week Lunch at Gramercy Tavern

kathryn | Jul 22, 2008 01:50 PM

As reported previously, the entire restaurant is open for RW diners for lunch. Folks dining in the Tavern Room as well as the Dining Room are able to choose from the lengthy restaurant week menu (6-7 choices for appetizers, mains, and desserts).

We arrived shortly before our 1pm reservation and the restaurant looked nearly but not completely full and I saw some empty tables in the Tavern Room.

It's actually online right now:

[they may take this down or update the file after RW is over]

Torn between the chilled zucchini soup, the lemon risotto, or the kampachi with grapefruit, I naturally choose something else. So, I started with the lamb parpadelle -- a nice, tender ragu of lamb, thick ribbons of pasta. The lemon confit was perfect and added a nice bit of acid. I wasn't a huge fan of the beet greens (too bitter) or olives (too salty) but the pasta itself was fine.

For my main, I had the sirloin steak, cooked medium rare, over beef ravioli, sugar snap peas, and spring onions. Excellent. Perfectly cooked. So sweet and juicy, like a great steak should be. A bigger portion that I thought it would be and I could barely finish the meaty, lemony beef ravioli and the mountain of crispy snap peas.

The blackberry strusel cake was fine, kind of like a fancy coffee cake, but I loved the refreshing blackberry lime sorbet that accompanied it, and I sopped up ever last bit. Very good.

They are offering a gift certificate for the price of your Restaurant Week meal, compliments of the house. $24.07 towards another weekday lunch at GT from August 4 through September 26, between 12 noon and 2pm, in either the Tavern Room or the Dining Room.

Definitely try to go to GT as a walk-in for RW lunch if you can!

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