THE GRAMERCY PARK INSIDER

ADVICE, TIPS, AND INFO ON GRAMERCY PARK REAL ESTATE FROM AN INSIDER AGENT  

LOCAL HOTSPOTS HUNGRY IN GRAMERCY?

Where to go? What to eat? How good to spend time in Gramercy Park? Read our topic and you will find answers to all your questions. About History of Gramercy park, you can read here

L’Express: A neighborhood French bistro serving authentic food 24/7

L’Express’ Tuna Nicoise (courtesy L’Express)

This is Gramercy’s own charming neighborhood bistro. It serving up traditional French Lyonnaise café cuisine all day and through the night. L’Express is fairly casual. You’ll find yourself dining alongside brisk business lunchers. Tourists having leisurely dinners and locals stopping in for a quick bite. Despite the fact that it operates 24/7, L’Express is no greasy all-night diner. The food is delectable, bolstered by a menu filled with dishes you’d actually find in real French cafés and bistros. Next time you’re out past 11 and hungry. Don’t grab a $1 pizza slice—treat yourself to a Croque monsieur or some decadent late-night escargot.

L’Express’ Onion Tartin (courtesy L’Express)

Farmer & The Fish is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Menus vary by time of day. Call 212-254–5858 for reservations.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A BOOZY, BUBBLY BRUNCH, I RECOMMEND:

Barbounia. If you stayed out too late at L’Express, head to Barbounia in the morning and smother your morning-after exhaustion in their famous brunch menu.

Barbounia: Buzzy, indulgent, modern Mediterranean.

A salmon dish at Barbounia (courtesy Barbounia)

Known for bottomless champagne and mouth-watering Mediterranean-style breakfast. Their brunch service is always bustling due to the $20 endless mimosa deal—but the food is just as worthwhile as the deals on bubbly. Chef Amitzir Mor, who trained in Israel and the US. He has worked for high-profile chefs like Tom Colicchio. Serves up more shakshuka varieties than you could ever eat. A huge range of comforting baked egg dishes, and platters of delectable house-made dipping sauces and spreads served with toasty bread.  All leave you ready to be happily rolled out of the restaurant and back into bed with a pleasant food coma. Their lunch and dinner service is also fantastic. If you have a hankering for mezze, amazing seasonal vegetables, and expertly-seared meat, Barbounia is your spot.

Some of Barbounia’s famous spreads (courtesy Barbounia)

Barbounia is open 7 days for dinner starting at 5; they serve lunch on weekdays from 11:30-4 and brunch on weekends from 10:00-4. Call 212-995-0242 for reservations. 

As your Gramercy Park Insider, please feel free to reach out to me for recommendations in the neighborhood. whether you need advice about a property or just a good place to grab dinner!
I’m here to help you get the best out of Gramercy Park’s life. And hopefully to convince you to move here. If you haven’t already (if these food pictures don’t do it, I’m not sure what will).