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

Make a meaningful impact as a Sommelier 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 Maialino, The Modern, Marta 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
  • 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
  • Passion for creating memorable moments of hospitality for our guests
  • 1-2 years NYC fine dining experience in a Sommelier or a wine focused position
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates
  • Ability to create pairings to help compliment the menu
  • Maintenance of wine cellar and inventory
  • Participation in staff education

Ideally, You Also Have:

  • An advanced education or certification in wine studies that is service minded
  • Hospitality Degree/Certification
  • Experience with restaurant point-of-sale (POS) systems



Skills & Requirements Qualifications



Get to Know USHG 

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Care in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars. The company now extends well beyond the walls of its New York eateries with operations nationwide that continue to grow! We also offer operational and strategic consulting, an investment fund, and run a multifaceted catering and events business. USHG’s unique commitment to hospitality has earned us 28 James Beard Awards and numerous other accolades.

Why is USHG Right for Me?

USHG’s philosophy that our employees come FIRST lies at the heart of everything we do.

As one of our employees, you will embody the Family Values of Excellence, Hospitality, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Integritythat make USHG one of the nation’s finest hospitality groups. You will be inspired to work alongside your fellow team members to bring special moments to life for our guests and our company, and in return, you will gain valuable training, mentoring, and leadership development to help you succeed and build your professional career.

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Union Square Hospitality Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.