Restaurants and elegant event spaces span the New York metropolitan area with innumerable choices that make dining more than just a three times a day perfunctory necessity. With the wide and varied restaurant and event spaces offered, a few exemplary restaurants distinguish themselves among restaurant goers. Two delectable and savory offerings bring dining out to a whole new level and include:
Gramercy Tavern, Gramercy Park
Gramercy Tavern delights American cuisine aficionados with its delicious seasonal fare of American favorites. Twenty years of excellence has shown this restaurant to be consistently frequented because of its friendly staff, superior cuisine, amazing selection of non-alcoholic drinks, creative appetizers (Clothesline Bacon), entrees, unusual desserts, handmade chocolates, and its illustrious, James Beard award winning chef, Michael Anthony. The tavern area and other dining spaces are comforting and cozy complete with famous murals, lovely flowers, views, and jazz oriented music. Gramercy Tavern clearly provides a classic and exceptional dining experience, which includes access to private spaces for special events.
American Cut, Tribeca
American cut is a cut above the rest and is cutting edge in its design. It’s subdued and dimly lit atmosphere has an art deco, loft like feel, which is enhanced with a black and white color scheme, wooden plank ceilings, red brick walls and smooth leather seating. The service and cuisine are equally as impressive with deliciously and unusually seasoned steaks (pastrami spices), perfect Caesar salads, cold and hot seafood selections, an impressive bar menu, complimentary “everything” biscuits, and the piece de resistance Cracker Jack Popcorn Sundae. This restaurant could easily be the best steakhouse in New York City, and Iron Chef Marc Forgione is a huge part of that success. Private space is available for larger gatherings and events.
Tarallucci e Vino, Union Square
One New York private space event facility that is equally as accommodating and inviting as the other two restaurants is Tarallucci e Vinco. Located in Union Square, Tarallucci e Vinco provides two elegant event spaces that are designed for almost any occasion. Italian cuisine is the specialty and Chef Riccardo Bilotta will create his masterpieces with culinary expertise, which will satisfy almost any palate. Patrons can also use their own caterer and both Kosher and Indian food catering is accessible as well.
Tarallucci e Vino’s mezzanine space is perfect for smaller gatherings of 30 and cocktail party accommodations are available for 80 guests. Expanded accommodations include receptions for 30-120, dinner for 10-70, and dinner and dancing for 10-12. The area’s atmosphere is warm yet sophisticated, and it is stylishly furnished with customized brick tables, antique style cabinets, unusual mirrors and artwork. There is a full bar and lounge area as well as a fully modernized wine cellar. The multi-purpose building is new, handicap accessible and is perfect for a wide-range of activities. There are kitchen facilities along with capacity for religious services, private dining, and multimedia capabilities are also present for any type of business or family-related event.
Dining and private event space use can be easily intertwined, and with restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and America Cut, and an event space such as Tarallucci e Vino, there is no end to covering any kind of occasion whether it’s for family, friends, business associates, or other purposes. The sky’s the limit to what’s available in NYC.