Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day tragedies: When you mix up Union Square Cafe and the Gramercy Tavern

We heard about this third-hand... So we can't verify the authenticity of it. But! A man from out of town was here this past weekend to be with his girlfriend. She is new to the city, and was interested in trying one of Danny Meyer's highly regarded eateries, such as the Union Square Cafe or Gramercy Tavern.

Anyway, some details were apparently lost in translation, and the couple arrived here at the Gramercy Cafe on 17th Street and Third Avenue for an early Valentine's Day weekend dinner on Saturday...




Not all was lost. After realizing their error, they made their over to the Gramercy Tavern on 20th Street near Park Avenue South... they eventually got seats at the bar...

7 comments:

Penny said...

This is actually one of my favorite diners around. You can get speghetti, an omelett and a smoothie.

Jacks of all trades, masters of nothing.

EV Grieve said...

I'm with you, Penny. I ate here fairly regularly a few years back... Seemed like I could always get in and out in about 15 minutes -- no matter what I ordered...

Good day sir said...

Hilarious.

If you haven't been to Lyric at 22nd & 3rd, give it a shot--my girlfriend and I live on 18th and are willing to walk the extra three blocks to get better food at a better price...just an opinion.

avr said...

Lots a love for the Lyric.
And not just at 4AM.

Even better: Sunflower Diner.

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, good day sir...I always liked the Lyric...just haven't been in some time. I need to revisit.

Anonymous said...

Live near both Gramercy cafe and Lyric diner and gotta say Lyric has better quality if more limited options. For delivery- definitely Lyric Diner. Quicker and fresher.

Anonymous said...

more love for gramercy cafe. forget the fancy stuff, grab a window seat, a couple burgers, best deal in the city.