Tag Archives: Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week at Gramercy Tavern

[Translate] Taken place on July 17, 2009. In case you all didn’t know, New York City’s Restaurant Week (or “weeks” should be the correct nomenclature) started last week (July 12th). The somewhat strange thing with the Danny Meyer owned restaurants, namely Eleven Madison Park, Union Square Cafe, and Gramercy Tavern that they are doing their own version of RW – broke down into one restaurant per week for City Harvest. During that week, Gramercy Tavern was doing RW; this time, I went with Helen. Partial view of the Dining Room area Since this was the beginning of lunch service, the..

Matsugen – Restaurant Week but done a la carte

[Translate] I made plans with Giulia several weeks ago to have lunch during Restaurant Week. I’m itching to try out new restaurants rather than my safe and dependable restaurants during this time of the year (e.g. Gramercy Tavern and Eleven Madison Park), so I proposed Matsugen. I heard generally good to very good reviews around the web so I thought this place wouldn’t let me down. Matsugen’s Exterior and Interior (more…)

Summer RW '08 – Eleven Madison Park – A Huge Improvement

[Translate] When I ate lunch during Restaurant Week last year at Eleven Madison Park, I was underwhelmed. But this year, it’s a significant improvement for the food. Pretty… As Giulia and I got seated in, I can’t help but be in a moment of awe how everything seems elegant and refined – the high ceilings, large windows, and the tall floral centerpieces. (more…)

Summer RW ’08 – Eleven Madison Park – A Huge Improvement

[Translate] When I ate lunch during Restaurant Week last year at Eleven Madison Park, I was underwhelmed. But this year, it’s a significant improvement for the food. Pretty… As Giulia and I got seated in, I can’t help but be in a moment of awe how everything seems elegant and refined – the high ceilings, large windows, and the tall floral centerpieces. (more…)

Summer Restaurant Week '08 – Gramercy Tavern, The Best RW Experience I've Had

[Translate] When it comes to Restaurant Week, I have learned, after participating nearly four years or so, not to have high expectations whenever I eat out at a RW restaurant. If I did, then I would be disappointed and felt robbed. But Gramery Tavern was the exception when I went there yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon with Giulia. When we arrived there five minutes prior to our reservation, there were a lot of older matrons who surrounded the front door. Strangely, the doors were locked and it seemed like they’re not ready yet. Eventually around 12 PM, we we all lined up..

Summer Restaurant Week ’08 – Gramercy Tavern, The Best RW Experience I’ve Had

[Translate] When it comes to Restaurant Week, I have learned, after participating nearly four years or so, not to have high expectations whenever I eat out at a RW restaurant. If I did, then I would be disappointed and felt robbed. But Gramery Tavern was the exception when I went there yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon with Giulia. When we arrived there five minutes prior to our reservation, there were a lot of older matrons who surrounded the front door. Strangely, the doors were locked and it seemed like they’re not ready yet. Eventually around 12 PM, we we all lined up..

Restaurant Week and Vacation…

[Translate] Edit (6/26/08, 7:45 PM): No more people needed for Restaurant Week, thanks for reading though! But you may certainly suggest me places to eat in Toronto or Niagara Falls. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Edit (6/26/08): Ok, since some of you already responded a bit later than I’ve wanted/imagined, I made reservations to Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Del Posto, and Le Cirque. For the first two (Gramercy and EMP), I will not change it since these two places tend to be booked that I can’t change it. As for Del Posto (it’s lunch for this place), I’m still open to have people..

A Bittersweet Ending to Restaurant Week: Eleven Madison Park

[Translate] Lunch at Eleven Madison Park was my last and final restaurant for Restaurant Week on Monday. (For those of you who are still curious when is it over, it’s officially this Friday, July 27, 2007; while some restaurants are extending ’til Labor Day.) EMP’s interior once you enter… I had high hopes for EMP, since I had a really great experience last time when I tried Chef Humm’s Gourmand Menu that courted me to be one of the many fans of this place (if you do a search at Chowhound, you know what I mean or read Frank Bruni..

Restaurant Week '07: Aquavit Café for Lunch

[Translate] As those of you who are following my tracks on where I’m going for Restaurant Week, I went to Aquavit Café for lunch. Why? Just because of the fact that my dining companion for the day, Ariel was in the mood for Scandinavian rather than something from August. (more…)