Gramercy Social (Invited)

Monday, December 26, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Gramercy Social is a bistro serving American style food such as burger, brisket and more, located in Prahran. It's located on the lobby of The Cullen Hotel and right on the tram line and upon minutes of walking distances from Prahran station. 

I was invited to the launching event of Gramercy Social but sadly due to another busy schedule I have to send my representation in so this review is based on their review. The place was minimalistic decorated with a splash of red here and there but quiet spacey and bright enough.

Buffalo wings - barbecue sauce, blue cheese dip and celery sticks.I could say this is the best among the three. The flavour is so rich that it doesn't need any sauce actually. However, the sauce makes this dish taste even better.

DIY Brisket Taco's - corn tortillas, buttermilk slaw, chipotle mayo, salsa fresca. The tacos texture is a bit hard and the chipotle sauce is not strong enough. However, the meat itself is lovely; tender and juicy. Everything goes well together.

Pretzel Dusted Calamari - mustard aioli. Although it's a thick-cut calamari, it has a very soft texture. it's not chewy at all. However its bland without the sauce. The coated flour is really thick and saltiness is the only thing you could taste. The sauce is really good on the other hand, compliment the calamari.

Meat Packer Burger - double patty, maple bacon, American cheese, pickles, lettuce, caramelised onions, special sauce. The special sauce that is used is really good. The meat is juicy and tender. On top of that, the macancini popper is amazing. It has that spicy kick at the end that makes you want to have more. The macaroni inside is flavoursome too.

New York Strip Steak (300g Black Angus) - bearnaise butter, hand cut chips, watercress. The sauce that is on top of the steak is special and unique. It is buttery and juicy on the inside. The meat is perfectly cooked too as medium well. However, the chips is too thick and bland.

We had two desserts; Crispy brownies topped with strawberries and mixed together with ice cream in a tall glass. The brownie itself is not that sweet which I like about it. It has like a black forest kind of taste because of the marinated strawberry that somehow taste like rum on the bottom that makes the brownies taste richer. The ice cream is a perfect companion for this dish. Cheesecake. It's a bit heavy on the mouth. It doesnt have soft texture that I expected. You could taste the cheese strongly in your palate.

It was a pleasant event, I'm also curious regarding their brunch menu that I heard from my other foodies friends are pretty good as well. Maybe next time I will be back for that. Gramercy also available on Entertaintment book which mean there's discount for dining there. 

Gramercy Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Gramercy Social
162-164 Commercial Rd
Prahran, VIC 3141