Croton Reservoir Tavern
Croton Reservoir Tavern

Croton Reservoir Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.crotonnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129976835
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:00am; Wednesday- Friday: 11:30am - 4:00am, Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Giancarlo Autenzio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in Midtown Manhattan, next to Broadway, steps from Times Square and near all mass transit, Croton NYC is the perfect setting for a full range of events; including celebration dinners, wedding receptions, corporate affairs, holiday parties and more for groups of up to 300 (both levels).
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Delmond 2129976835
  • Special Events: Private room for groups of 20 to 120. Weddings, receptions, corporate events, birthdays, Holiday events, any occasion. Full sit down or buffet menus available. Private sound system, restrooms, bar.

    Up to 300 capacity with entire bi-level restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway and 6th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take any train to Time Square.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Various private lots available for $8.00 to $13.00 dollars.
A word from Croton Reservoir Tavern
Croton Reservoir Tavern has become a popular midtown lunch, dinner and after work gathering spot. Featuring a wondrous hand painted 150 sq foot mural of the reservoir in all its glory, dining at the Croton Reservoir Tavern allows you to enjoy a palpable turn of the century New York experience. The tavern’s 50 foot oak bar, brass studded leather chairs, wrought iron railings and leather banquet seating lay the backdrop for warmth and good cheer. Modern American cuisine and NYC’s most popular drinks are prepared to the highest of standards and served with relaxed charm and cheerful attentive service. Croton’s comfortable and casual atmosphere along with it's vibrant social scene, quality dining and special event hosting has made it one of New York’s most popular destinations.
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Croton Reservoir Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (14)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (10)fit for foodies (6)hot spot (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • foodieafficianado
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was hearty and good but nothing special. Fair value for the price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Should have gone someplace else!
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a 5 pm reservation and we were the only people dining for at least 40 minutes. Our waitress was incredibly annoying. I guess she was bored. She wanted us to order while the bartender made our drinks. I said we'd wait until we got them. She stood there so I asked her to give us a minute. This went on through the whole meal. No bread was served. She tried to take my wine glass before it was empty. Asked us if we wanted dessert while taking our dinner plates. I had a watermelon and tomato salad and salmon, my friend had lobster bisque and risotto. We shared a plate of cookies. The food is so-so. There are much better places in the area. Our Manhattans were $16 each! Sorry I picked this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My New Favorite!
    dakotaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Loved this charming restaurant--a little off the Theater District path, but worth the extra blocks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Third time
    IloveNYC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our third visit and as in previous visits everything was very good. The food, service and ambience is very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Convenient to Times Square
    KJCGVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The restuarant is just a block off Times Square but leaves all the glitz and lights behind. I went with a group from work for lunch. Service was attentive, bar setting was casual and food was generally good. We had burgers, both beef and veggie, crab cakes and a filet pasta that looked great. Skip the 'Maryland' style crab cake. Too much mayonnaise too little crab!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    Prometheus478
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was good, and service was ok. We were seated quickly, but it took a while for someone to come to the table and all night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    PeteWilson
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food and service always good. Watermelon Gazpacho soup was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Real Find
    operafan141
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was very good, the service terrific and the cost was reasonable. This is a comfortable, attractive tavern. We were there on a Sunday afternoon when it was not very crowded and since it is sort of a sports bar (lots of televisions showing various sporting events) it might be a bit loud when it is filled with fans, but when we were there it was perfect. The location is great for 42nd Street theaters and you can find good discount coupons for parking on the block. We really enjoyed the risotto special (with smashed peas) and the farfalle with sirloin tips. All in all a very good choice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quick and tasty
    chrissy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This was listed as a nearby spot to our hotel. They took reservations and seated us immediately. The service was quick and friendly and the food was cooked as expected and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great oasis
    Swisskap
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Met for lunch with out of state family visitors and daughter who works in the area. Food was awesome. Burgers, salads, spicy chicken wraps done perfectly. Restaurant and bar very appealing. Look forward to next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch spot near Metro station
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I went with a group of 6 for brunch on Sunday. Although Yelp review wasn't as high as some other restaurant in the neighborhood, we selected it as we could get the last minute reservation for party of 6 and it was located right near metro station. The food was above my expectation. The blueberry french toast was so delicious. I would recommend this place to others
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Tourist
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have eaten here twice....brunch and lunch. For brunch all 12 people at the table had excellent meals, perfectly prepared and delicious! For lunch all 4 people had the exact same wonderful experience. The service on both visits was outstanding. I recommend the Croton Madame for brunch and the Octoous Ceviche for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy,mundane food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service was very attentive but the restaurant was so noisy that it was hard to hear the conversation at the table. Food was just OK.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick stop
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We stopped in for a quick bite. We had 3 appetizers - all good. The crab cakes were very good. Can't say much else except it's very noisy in there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect business lunch
    GreystoneJak
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Really enjoyed atmosphere during world cup working lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific bar menu close to broadway
    GopherGirlVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Excellent experience here, you can do lots of small plates to share and enjoy the huge selection of beers and liquors. Recommend!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • USWDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Excellent midtown spot for a mid-day business lunch. The food's quite good. The only drawbacks are that sound levels are a little energetic and table space can be a little cramped, but those are minor in the overall picture.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Came here for a business lunch. Quick seating and service. Noise level was adequate to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable FOOD and SERVICE
    KimiVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great lunch spot for midtown. Awesome service. Fresh delicious food.. You really can't go wrong. Would love to see some happy hour specials and I would be able to bring half my office there on Thursday nights!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 467 reviews are from the Croton Reservoir Tavern reviews archive.
  • Good location
    MaryW
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Croton is in an excellent location, has a simple menu and comfortable seating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No place for pre-theater
    ABSea
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    It's hard to fault a restaurant for having a blow-out happy hour. Its easier to fault us for choosing Croton Reservoir for a pre-theater dinner at 6:30 on a Friday night. The first table offered was near the entrance, opposite the main bar, which was a-roar at the time. So we asked for something quieter. We got a recessed table near the rear, but right near the top of stairs that led down to another bar whose noise level made the upstairs see like a service at a Friends Meeting House (they are very quiet). The food was quite good and promptly delivered; our delightful waitress made us forget the din with her attentiveness and infectious good humor. I'd go back anytime, but after 8:00pm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times Sq Lunch Spot
    BellaMar
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I frequent this place about once a month, usually for lunch with the girls. Good food, good service and good prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch DEZ
    macy
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Warm welcome, outstanding service, good food, good time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never had a bad experience!
    BethVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    I love meeting my friends here for drinks and food after work or before theater. I've been there many, many times over the years, and they never disappoint. The food is excellent and the service friendly and efficient. The bar can be a bit noisy, but it just adds to the festive atmosphere. Have a good time!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close to theaters
    april
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place for quick meal away from the theater crush but close enough to walk to the show.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SometimeNY
    SometimeNY
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Croton usually comes to mind for after work drinks and a quick dinner. Conveniently located to our midtown work and theater district. I think friends are tired of my suggesting Croton but so far we have not been disappointed with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud!
    rebjs
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great food but the noise level is horrid. Husband and I had to text message each other to talk at dinner.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Favorite Spot
    6mcw0VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    While it can be a bit loud early in the evening, Croton Reservoir Tavern is a favorite meeting place for friends or business. The bar is long and inviting. You can also sit at the nearby tables and enjoy the great food. A wide range of choices, we've often just had drinks and different appetizers. The whiskey list is fantastic -- I go there to try new things. Have often sat for hours enjoying drinks, eating little by little, and having wide ranging conversations.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    IloveNYC
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This is my 2nd time having brunch here. The server was wonderful and the food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, but a smoker's delight
    familydiner
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We went Friday during happy hour, the bar scene was busy. The dining room wasn't full, we sat large round booth near the door. It blocked off most of window, but my view was very off putting, smokers stood right in front of the window.The kale salad was delicious, as was the huge crab cake. My son had the chicken pot pie, but said it was more like stew, very thin sauce. He liked the puff pastry on top. Husband and I shared the filet mignon pasta, the sauce was supposed to contain horseradish, think they forgot the horseradish. It tasted fine, but when you are expecting a zing from the horseradish it was a little bit disappointing. It was a good place to go for a bite to eat, but ask to sit away from the window.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for groups
    JenVonE
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Place has pretty decent food, and if you go with a group downstairs is the best place to be as it was not loud at all.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Theatre
    PeteWilson
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Went there with family for pre theatre. 10 out of 12 dishes were outstanding, didn't care for the lobster bisque so much. Someone needs to tell them to TURN THE MUSIC DOWN! I realize it was Happy Hour but I think the owner should remind the bartender that it is a Tavern not a Nightclub, that is what the basement is for. My third visit there, will still do lunch.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No TIme Out at Croton
    Kadi
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Very loud and noisy bar scene with no place to eat and enjoy some food. The menu is vey limited. Service was decent. Not a place to relax at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    runmom23VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My girlfriends and I were pleasantly surprised when we ate here for lunch pre-theater. We truly enjoyed our food. I had the kale salad with seared tuna on top. It was delicious, healthy and very satisfying. We were short on time as our train was delayed, and they were able to get us out in plenty of time, even with ordering two courses. The only downside was the noise level.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here twice and both times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Been here twice and both times were not disappointed. Food is great. Service is Great and we were going to a show so there was not problem with getting in and out in time to get to the show early. Love this place will be sure to go again and again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent solid lunch spot
    AAAAAMAZER
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Solid lunch spot with good quality food, a lot of tvs for march madness.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • off the main drag near Times Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were looking for a brunch location near, but not in, the Times Square area. We had a great waiter, a great meal, and a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a very good brunch at Croton Reservoir Tavern. The food and cocktails were good and the service was wonderful. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Suzy
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This little bar / restaurant is lively and fun. The food here is excellent; much better than typical pub fare. I had the salmon and my husband had the sirloin. Tasty !!! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfectly fine for what it is
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Not quite a bar, a step up from a coffee shop, this place serves a good function in a neighborhood where it can be tough to avoid chain restaurants or take-out. Their kale salad is quite delicious, and you can feel self-righteous about its being healthy. Or you can just get a burger and be done with it! Prices are not cheap, but you're paying for location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.