at the Gramercy Park Hotel:
The venue was a bit too noisy, to which the lack of carpet contributed as well as the layout, but although the overall character was in tune
with that of a trattoria.
The primo piatti had a lot of interesting pork dishes, and in general the food was straightforward and excellent.
Of particular note were the selection of hams, the excellent cheese selection, and a wine list that excelled with an impressive choice of Champagnes, as well as a superb offer of Italian wines.
The staff appeared a bit overstretched, but they were very good with the coordination of the wine service with the food delivery, which tends to fall over even in top establishments at times.
In total 3.75/5
Russian Tea Rooms: A lovely High Tea in elegant surroundings, good service. The wine list is somewhat limited, and the service was not perfect. 2014. 3.5/5