The long tradition of Gramercy Tavern as a New York institution has neither slowed nor diverted the continual refinement of its farm-to-table, modern American cuisine. Executive Chef and 2007 Rising Star Michael Anthony formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Blue Hill, puts out a roster of highly seasonal, conceptually efficient dishes. Summer flounder comes simply dressed with briny mussels and peppery mizuna and a dish of sweetbreads is lightened with seasonal greens, capers, and lemon. A nine-course seasonal tasting can be paired with the restaurant’s thorough wine list. While the restaurant attends to an enormous number of covers per night, Anthony is nonetheless deeply involved in community support and an advocate of culinary education.