The Best Meal of My Dad’s Life Was At The Gramercy Tavern

July 17, 2008 | By | COMMENTS

A few weeks ago I dined with my family at The Gramercy Tavern. Amanda Dell, the Maître d’, recognized me from my blog and when we sat down the server told us that the chef would like to cook a special meal for us. At the end of it, my dad, unprovoked, said that it was the best meal of his life. Here’s a comic book reenactment. [Note: This was actually more than a month ago, so I can't remember many of the dishes--especially since we didn't have menus! My apologies.]




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  • The Food Monster

    Cute comic strip. How much did a meal like this cost? Those desserts look incredible. If they gave you the meal for free because you are a food blogger, is there any conflict of interest in return promoting them? I have always wondered if it is ok to accept free food as a food blogger.

  • Anniesnyeats

    It is if you’re Adam. But he usually tells us if it was free.

  • Marie

    Too funny, especially the gefilte crack!

  • Laryssa

    This is so cool! Ah, the perks of being a food blogger.

    I am so glad your dad enjoyed the meal. I want to go to Gramercy Tavern so badly and hope to make it there by the end of the summer.

    Do you recommend anything particularly wonderful or will the chef not make those same items for normal people like us? ;-)

  • LisaInCT


    I think I need to start doing out to dinner with you!


  • Adam

    This meal was not free.



  • Julie

    Hi Adam,

    My husband and I went to Grammercy a few years ago, and it is still in our top 3 dining experiences of all time. The cheese plate in particular was memorable (my husband got on this cheese-plate kick several years back, and now he orders them everywhere…). The server was even gracious enough to write down each and every cheese for us, so that we could find them at home. Of course, most of them we can’t find in Las Vegas, but I still have the list on Grammercy Tavern stationary as a memoir. Yes, it was pricey, but when you get great service and meticulously prepared food, it is worth it.

    On a side note, I love your blog and I enjoy watching you on FN Dish.



  • Halie

    FIVE desserts? My record is three, and that was at Claridge’s (that Gordan Ramsay loves his desserts).

    Well done.