If you're going to New York City and want to eat at a great place, you've got to check out Gramercy Tavern. Scott and I happened to have gotten very lucky to get seated right away in the bar area, which does not take reservations and usually comes with a hefty wait time (although we did get there at 5pm on a Monday). This restaurant has been highly reviewed and recommended by many, and it did not let us down! The a la carte menu was not to deep, but everything on it is top notch. We especially liked the fish croquette salad which they split for us, and the jerk pork and grilled cobia were also outstanding. The food was definitely Michelin star worthy. Above all, to our surprise the prices on the menu were more reasonable than we expected. You can also dine in the rear dining area which offers only a pre fixed menu and you need reservations (which are very tough to get).