Get to Know Gramercy Tavern 

For over two decades, Gramercy Tavern’s contemporary American cooking, warm hospitality, and unparalleled service has garnered the restaurant nine James Beard Awards –including ‘Outstanding Restaurant’ and ‘Outstanding Chef in America’ –and earned its spot at the top of Zagat Survey’s ‘Most Popular’ list. Executive Chef and Partner Michael Anthony’s menu consists of elegant dishes with a rustic influence that showcase the restaurant’s relationships with local farms and purveyors. Gramercy Tavern offers two distinct dining experiences: the Tavern and the Dining Room. The Tavern serves an à la carte menu in a casual, walk-in setting and a daily four-course tasting menu at dinner. The Dining Room serves à la carte and tasting menus at lunch and a selection of prix fixe tasting menus for dinner.

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Bartender

Gramercy Tavern (42 E. 20th St. NY, NY)
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Bartender with Gramercy Tavern!


Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Manhatta and Porchlight to name a few!

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave (yes! even as an hourly employee!)
  • Money to spend in our restaurants and a 20% discount (and we’ve won 28 James Beard awards)
  • Discounts toward gym memberships, spas, transit passes and hotels – just to name a few…
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future- and you can take it with you when you leave
  • Access to more than 50 Learning and Development programs to support your growth & development
  • Access to Mentor Programs and Career Development advice to help you navigate your career options with us

What You Bring to the Table 

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of :
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than in expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t-and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • A working knowledge of and the ability to execute recipes for cocktails and house-made ingredients such as syrups.
  • An advanced understanding of wine, beer. classic cocktails, creative cocktails, mixology principles, and beverage pairing principles 
  • 1-2 years restaurant experience in a font of house or bar position
  • Previous experience with restaurant point-of-sale (POS) systems
  • A sense of urgency and strong work ethic to coordinate filling all guest orders with seamless service
  • Strong communication skills to build trusting relationships with peers and guests
  • The ability to stay positive and calm under pressure
  • A warm, compassionate, and team-focused approach 
  • Open availability 

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • 1-2 years full-service restaurant experience in a Bartending role
  • A general understanding of the proper steps of service required of all Front of House service positions
  • Culinary and/or Beverage Degree/Certification(s)
  • Hospitality Degree/Certification

 

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.