Where to Eat in Gramercy Park
Blue Smoke (116 E 27th St.)
Blue Smoke celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. An all-American beverage menu complements the Southern cooking with a wide range of whiskeys, wines, cocktails, and craft beers from coast to coast.
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 occasion, whether a casual drink and a bite at the bar, or a special celebration dinner.
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.
I Trulli (124 East 27th Street)
Opened by restaurateur Nicola Marzovilla in 1994, I Trulli Enoteca e Ristorante is one of New York City’s landmarks of fine Italian dining. Its wine list features more than 450 labels (all Italian with an emphasis on Southern Italian wines). Its menu celebrates the cuisine of the Marzovilla family’s homeland, the region of Puglia (which forms the heel of Italy’s boot). Nearly all of the pastas are handmade daily by Dora Marzovilla and the wine list is hand-selected personally by owner Nicola Marzovilla.