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Park Avenue Tavern
Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkavenuetavernnyc.com
  • Email: info@parkavetavernnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 867-4484
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday : 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey Forrest
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Saturday and Sunday Brunch features $2 mimosas & half priced bottles of wine & champagne. 11:30am-3:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 39 St
  • Public Transit: 3 blocks from Grand Central Terminal:
    Metro North
    Subway Lines: 4,5,6,7 & Shuttle
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lots Located on 39th Street between Lexington & Park, also between Park & Madison
A word from Park Avenue Tavern
Park Avenue Tavern features Chef Jeffrey Forrest serving traditional American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Our menu and decor is designed to provide our guests with an experience that is reminiscent of New York City's past, paired with modern day amenities.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Ordered a grilled chicken sandwich - it came out ice cold. It was as if the chicken was right out of the fridge. The bacon on the side - cold! My friend's meatballs - he had to spit out since they were so bad. This seems like a great place for happy hour drinks, but I would avoid the food!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I HIGHLY suggest making a reservation. Because we had 7pm theater tickets, we felt silly making a 5:15 dinner reservation, but we were so happy we did - we were seated at the best table in the house! Front windows open wide to the street - beautiful view. Waiter was VERY friendly & knowledgeable. We started with the cheese tray, where every cheese was fresh, delicious, and ample. Three people could easily share this. My husband got the hot ham & cheese sandwich & RAVED about it. I got the steak caesar. While this sounds simple, do NOT pass it up! Steak was tender, flavorful, & salad-base was perfect. Plus, with a 5:15 reservation, we had plenty of time to eat at our leisure and still make it to our 7pm show with plenty of time to spare!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Spinach artichoke chip is divine! Crispy artichoke special was awesome! Mac was decent! Lamb meatballs were nice, but more thanks to the sauces; the meatballs themselves were a bit dry. Merguez Burger is HIGHLY recommended! Nice Hendrick's Martini, though slightly meager on the pour. Couldn't taste a drop of liquor in the first drink on the specialty drink list; tasted like lightly-flavored water. I prefer the crowd on weekends. The after work crowd has tons of Corp Am types crowded around the bar. Quite loud. Though the servers do a really nice job of keeping an aisle between the booths and the crowd. Crowd thins out around 8:30...then picks up around 9:30 with more Corp Am types. Still, same great service and no hassle/rush dining."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I could see this place being a great happy hour place. Good menu. Pizzas were small but good. Appetizers delicious- spinach dip and aracini- yum. Salads were huge. It's a tiny place- so groups would be difficult."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The hostess couldn't be more unprofessional and rude (and inappropriately dressed) but once seated the waitress and food couldn't of been better!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "While our table was ready at the time of our 7 pm reservation, and the waitress was lovely and the food more than decent, the noise level was unbearable. I am a New Yorker, and used to noisy restaurants, but this was intolerable! Perhaps that's because it seems to be more geared to an after-work bar crowd (which sadly is not only loud but obnoxious and inconsiderate) than a dining crowd. I live and work in the neighborhood, and would love to have another casual, neighborhood spot to frequent, but with this level of noise Park Avenue Tavern is not it!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I have walked past this spot numerous times and never noticed it. I was in a pinch for time and location so I chose this restaurant at the last minute. The Tavern saved the night. Food was great as was the service it's not a 4star NYC great, but for Midtown East it's a real find worthy of your time. I would bet lunch is just as good."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Met a friend for lunch on St. Paddy's day. While crowd was enjoying the festivities, the service, noise and food remained great. Would go back."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I was seeing an old friend who was in town for a few days. We met for brunch Saturday, sat near the windows and had a good meal and good conversation. It was a convenient location and the Eggs Benedict was very good. Coffee cups were always as full as they should be and our waitress was attentive and pleasant. Would return on the weekend. May stop by to see what it is like after work."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service was great. Quick and attentive. The mussels and crab cake app were excellent. Tartare could have had more flavor and been colder. The tavern burger and hanger steak were cooked to perfection but the pork chop, which was supposed to be medium per the advice of our server, was rare. Had to send it back to get re-fired. Took some time to get it back. The salmon over the salad was very good."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Had lunch here with a business colleague and it was a good experience. I had the crabcake sandwich which is served with a side of potato chips(American version of chips). Crabcake was amazing. Wish they had asked me what kind of side I prefer as I am not a fan of potato chips. But they were the kettle chips so not too bad. Over all I would say its not a 5, but defiantly great for a casual atmosphere with fellow professionals. I would give it a 4."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Love the seasonal pancake fillings! All brunch items I've eaten have been very tasty. Notable ones are pastrami hash, crushed potatoes, bacon and obviously the pancakes! Love that this place isn't super packed for brunch either."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I am always surprised by how crowded this bar is during the week (even on a Monday or Tuesday) so I have been looking forward to going. The food was very good (I had the burger and a side of spinach and my friend had the steak). The prices for the food and wine were average for NYC. I'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Food was very average and the Tavern has virtually no heat , so the experience is overall very poor...lots of other excellent options in this area."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This after work hot spot with a great location has recently added brunch to their food offerings. I've only come here for drinks before but decided to try it out for brunch on a recommendation. The place wasn't busy at all so we got a great seat next to the window and I was very pleased with the food!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We made a reservation and I'm glad we did. Very busy spot with small tables. But the service was excellent and the food very good. And the prices were very reasonable for NYC. Extremely convenient to Grand Central and to the Grand Hyatt (where we stayed). Would go there again."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We were looking for a place for a late night light dinner close to our hotel and this spot was great...the food and our waitress were great and would certainly return. The one slight drawback was that it was extremely loud so it made it very difficult to carry on any kind of a conversation.....as the night wore on and the crowd diminished ever so lightly it seemed to get a bit better."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Always reliably good food, very fresh ingredients. My only complaint is during weekday evenings it has a very busy bar crowd so dining conversation is very challenging."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Even at this time of year, with all the hustle and bustle, with a reservation, you are extended a warm greeting by the lovely hostesses and you're set to go!! Whether you want a perfect hamburger or their winter kale salad, the food is terrific."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The soups are delicious and a healthy portion. The mussels and fries are a treat and definitely worth the wait. Good restaurant and will be back again."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Great job by the team at Patk Avenue Tavern! Such a great midtown location with great energy and vibes. Enjoy the holidays at this marvelous location!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Very good service, very good food with a busy, crowded lively bar. Noise levels high with sound reflecting off of hard ceilings and windows."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Quick but consistent quality, great, friendly outgoing staff."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Dined for first time. The service was excellent. Our food came out very quickly and it was tasty. A very efficient lunch place. Noise level wasn't too high which allowed for conversation. Would definitely come back."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "I have been to Park Avenue Tavern many times for lunch. I have never had a complaint, and have always appreciated the service, ambience, menu and food quality. This is a well-run, special and especially nice place for lunch."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "This was a comfortable restaurant, pleasant employees that made it obvious they enjoyed there job. The food was excellent and plentiful, the self taps in the lower level was fun and enjoyable. The decor makes all customers feel at home. This is and will become a favorite when I make my visits to new York City in the future. Excellent ambience and noise level is acceptable."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Great food. Relatively quiet with football in the background (which was fine for us on a Sunday evening). Service is very friendly and makes you feel like a regular guest. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Met a client there for lunch. It's close to the Grand Central area where he works and I'd read some reviews of the restaurant which all seemed to give Park Avenue Tavern a fairly positive review. The room is loud and the food was ok... nothing special or memorable. We had beet salad, bland tomato soup, a charcuterie plate, and arancini. This feels like an after work place where people meet for a loud bar scene experience. The food is an after thought. It's unfortunate because that's an area that could use a great restaurant."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Love Park Avenue Tavern. The food and drinks are always great. They also deliver excellent service. It's a very popular place for happy hour so can be crowded and loud."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The steak sandwich was good, and my friedn hada very large caesar salad that was nice. Great spot for lunhc, would love to ty it at dinner too. A little pricey for whatit was, but the ambience and interior was very nice"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Good pub. Small but good menu. Bar scene "sounded" great. Suggest lunch or (very) late dinner."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "This place is always a winner with owners who are there and engaged. Food is always good and reasonable (it is on Park Ave). Have a reservation, it is aways full and the bar is always alive with locals and 30's somethings after work. Go, its a winner"
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Nice neighborhood diamond in the rough. Stuffed chicken, mussels, Filet, Soft shelled crab all excellent! 50% off bottles of wine on Sundays makes it well worth the trip. Good energy!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "The hostess was great....very welcoming upon arrival and reconfirmed the details of my reservation. The restaurant is pretty loud so it was challening to have a business conversation, but the food was great."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "Lots of energy here and a solid menu. Place is usually packed. Two levels of dining. Very friendly service. You will have fun!"
    Dined on 7/10/2013