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40 Years of Zagat: A Celebration at Gramercy Tavern


You’ve seen its signature red ratings in the windows of the city’s best restaurants. And now, the iconic restaurant guide is back.


Turning 40 is no small feat, and Zagat is celebrating its anniversary in style. The legendary restaurant discovery platform will be releasing its essential paperback guide for the first time in four years, and hosting a celebratory fête at New York institution, Gramercy Tavern. 

Presented by American Express® and its Global Dining Collection, 40 Years of Zagat will offer two seatings. Lunch will include a three-course menu with a Perrier-Jouët Champagne bar and oyster pairing, and feature a special conversation with Union Square Hospitality Group founder and restaurateur Danny Meyer, and Zagat CEO and The Infatuation co-founder Chris Stang.

Dinner promises a special evening with cocktail hour and a five-course tasting menu by Gramercy Tavern’s celebrated executive chef Michael Anthony, and will include wine pairings and a Champagne tasting and pairing courtesy of Perrier-Jouët Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps. Both lunch and dinner will offer a custom Tequila Don Julio cocktail.


Tuesday, November 12th — 12pm Lunch ($135)
Tuesday, November 12th — 6pm Dinner ($315)

Event Details

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 18th at 9am EST via Resy. Tickets include food, beverage, tax, and gratuity.

American Express® Card Members get exclusive access to early booking 24 hours before anyone else. To make a reservation, just add your eligible American Express Card to your Resy account. Reservations are first-come, first-served. Terms apply.*

American Express early access for 40 Years at Zagat: A Celebration at Gramercy Tavern runs from October 17th at 9am ET through October 18th at 9am ET.

Remaining reservations will become available on October 18th at 9 am ET.

*During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express Card Members. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card. Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.