Where to Eat in Gramercy Park
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Grimaldi's (301 E 26th St)
Grimaldi's pizzeria is truly an American Institution - one that has luckily graced us with its presence on 26th and 2nd Avenue. With historic cooking techniques dating back to the early years of American pizzerias that give each pie "a unique smoky flavor and crisp crust," Grimaldi's has been deemed "the best in New York City" by many of its reviewers.
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Riverpark (450 E 29th St)
Owned by esteemed chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio, Riverpark is a unique and refreshing al fresco dining experience. Chef Sisha Ortúzar draws from both international and local food culture, highlighting seasonal farmers market ingredients that add depth and versatility to his modern American dishes. With a lively bar space, formal dining room, and expansive outdoor patio overlooking the East River, Riverpark is the perfect place for any ocassion, whether a casual drink and a bite at the bar, or a special celebration dinner.
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ABC Kitchen (35 E 18th St)
Located inside ABC Carpet & Home on 18th between Broadway and Park Avenue South, Jean Georges' ABC Kitchen has outstanding food and a buzzing scene, all at a very reasonable price point. The constantly changing menu is "locally sourced and globally artistic," displaying a commitment to offering the freshest organic and local seasonal ingredients. The decor is as inventive and sutainable as the food, incorporating sustainable and recycled materials.
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The Water Club (The East River Between 29th and 32nd St)
The flagship restaurant of famed restaurateur Michael Buzzy O'Keeffe, The Water Club couples delectable American cuisine with sweeping river views to create a dining experience unlike any other. A favorite for formal affairs, The Water Club boasts menu options like maine lobster and beef wellington, and is a great place to enjoy an anniversary dinner or host a private event. If you're interested in something a little more casual, atop the main dining room sits The Crow's Nest, a seasonal outdoor dining spot with a lively atmosphere and breathtaking views of New York City and the East River. Cool down on a hot summer day with a drink in hand while you catch the river breeze and watch the shimmering city lights.