Park Avenue Tavern
Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.parkavenuetavernnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128674484x
  • 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: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shane Le Blanc
  • 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: Saturday and Sunday Brunch features $2 mimosas & half priced bottles of wine & champagne. 11:30am-3:00pm.

    Thanksgiving Dinner - Thursday, November 27th 2014 starting at 11:30 am. 3-Course traditional thanksgiving menu for $45 per adult and $20 per child. Also serving our regular menu. Taking reservations now!

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 Shane Le Blanc 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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Park Avenue Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (27)great for lunch (27)hot spot (19)neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (12)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (5)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • ap10708
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went into NYC to see a show and wanted a place away from the hustle and bustle of time square. This was perfect and not far from the theatres.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • superb service!!
    watersideVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we dined at PAT for an early dinner after a show. the staff and service was wonderful - everyone from the hostess to our waitress and the servers - everyone was very pleasant, friendly and attentive ... everyone was happy - very nice to see !! the crab cake was prepared perfectly and was very tasty and the pork chop was huge, moist and delicious!! fun pub atmosphere! once again, awesome staff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you ~~
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lunch south of Grand Central
    TheWallStreetPoet
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    perfect spot for quick light business lunch if in vicinity
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    great food and service. Nice location in a quiet area of NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mary
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Note to those I've 50 years of- This is a happening place but if you want a conversation it is too loud for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice dinner
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was a single-diner on business. I ate at what seemed like primetime - the place was jammed - but service was impeccable and the food, although not ambitious, was perfectly prepared. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but bad service
    natalie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was good and correctly priced. However the waitress was not nice, did not correctly take our order, food came too quickly etc.. food and atmosphere was good though. I ll try this place again..
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Spot
    rosecappy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A cool place with great food and service. Try the any of the daily specials they are very good
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rosecappy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food is always very good especially the appetizers and the service should be rated #1 in NYC
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great vibe!
    Jashim
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I loved the atmosphere and decor. Hostess and waiters/waitresses were very polite and courteous. Food was cooked perfectly! I WILL be back to the place again to try more things on their menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Roll Skimped on Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My dining companion and I ordered the lobster roll for nineteen dollars. Came with potato chips and no other "sides". As someone who went to college in New England I have eaten more than a few lobster rolls in my life. I would say this one was a little short on lobster and a little long on celery. Was not impressed with the service and noise level was pretty high. I wouldn't choose this restaurant again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • atmosphere
    rosecappy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food , service and atmosphere. I love the lobster role and flat bread pizza
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Fab food, atmosphere, service & drinks!!! I'm sure the booths with taps would have been awesome but only a party of 2
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choose another place to eat
    Steve
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Chose the Tavern for its proximity to my client's office. When booking advised them it was a business meeting lunch and asked them to confirm they had a quiet table. On phone they said we have quieter room in back; it was quitter but not for a business lunch. Soft shell crab special was so thick in breading you could not taste the crab. Servers were pleasant and did not rush us. No plans to return to this restaurant.
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  • Great find
    onthegoVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Totally enjoyed the experience, service and food. Interesting combination of ingredients and preparations. Lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy!!! Not for dinner.
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This is a BAR. Not meant for dinner. It is very very loud. My husband and I were sitting across from each other and had to yell just so we could hear each other. This is a great place for young professionals to meet for a drink after work not for a couple to enjoy a dinner. The fried artichokes were excellent however, the rest was just fair.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Park Avenue Tavern reviews archive.
  • Another great lunch
    RussFood
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Come here for lunch (with reservation) and always have good food with great service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    Dancingdashh
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Overall it was fantastic, from the service to the food and the drinks! Great brunch prices as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit the spot
    Hulagirl
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I was concerned about this restaurant being crowded or slow, but neither were the case. The server was charming and funny, and checked in with us throughout our meal. Classic Sunday Brunch and lunch options; I had the eggs Benedict, hubby had the special omelet, daughter a chicken sandwich. Food was satisfying and well prepared, and our substitutions were all honored.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last minute find
    Rachrose
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Artichokes were delicious for a starter. Entree was beet and goat cheese salad with grilled salmon on top and also great. In the loud side but the music was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a place for a quiet dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    At 6PM on a weeknight, the place is extremely popular with a youngish loud crowd. Food was barely satisfactory. Obviously this is a spot for people with jobs in the neighborhood to decompress after their Park Avenue work day. Not a place to enjoy a meal before attending a concert at the Morgan Museum/Library! I will give credit to the service people who did their best to seat us far away from the bar, and who delivered food and drink promptly and courteously.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, service was slow
    AlissaVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This place consistently has great food and used to have excellent service. I've noticed a decline in the demeanor and speed of the service. Looks like management needs to be better mentors.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DanElvis
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very nice selection for brunch. Food was very good as was the service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so hot
    myreviews
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Went for dinner on. Thursday and it was so loud we could not even have a conversation , the hostess asked if we would like to sit in the back room where it was not as loud but that room is seperated from the bar with a beaded drape. Food was ok but not worth the loud noisy bar scene , it is more of a bar type restaurant and not a dinner place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific
    rosecappy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The food is always outstanding and the services is second to none for a NYC restaurant. All of the servers are helpful, warm, friendly and always have a smile on their face. I recommended to all my friends and family
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Near the Grand Hyatt
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    While this stretch of Park Avenue is busy, it also is the start of a residential area so it's a bit quieter. Park Avenue is a regular stop when I stay at the Grand Hyatt. The restaurant is nice, the area a bit calmer and the food great. Seafood stew, a special of the day, was perfect for the rainy cold day. Caesar salad was crisp and fresh. Service very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1/2 price wine bottles on Sunday
    Carol
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Went here on a Sunday evening. The lamb burger was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I was delightfully surprised that wine was 1/2 price. A NYC bargain!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I did not put a 5 stars as the waitress took a long time to take our order.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bite b4 train hopping
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A great place if you need to catch a train at Grand Central. The food was good especially the fries. The room is spacious with a huge bar in the middle. Downstairs looks like a fun place for a private party. The maitre'd was welcoming and friendly and the waitstaff attentive. We went on a Sunday evening and the place was very quiet but I hear it has a very lively happy hour scene during the week.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great late night @ Grand Central
    Mysticfam
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We missed our dinner reservations earlier in the evening and came here for food at 11:30pm. They had their late-night menu at that time, but the food and drinks were good. It was a nice, casual atmosphere with several people still at the bar with we left at 12:30am. It wasn't a busy spot for a late Saturday night but it was easy to get in and out of. Also, it was easy to catch a cab from here. It's a short block or 2 from Grand Central.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food!
    JamieBVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A complete gem!
    LindaB
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as always
    RockShrimpBoyVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The hostess couldn't be more
    TomT
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The hostess couldn't be more unprofessional and rude (and inappropriately dressed) but once seated the waitress and food couldn't of been better!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent Food, Unbearable Noise
    Janet
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch spot
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    MullDaddy06
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Work Lunch
    Freshies
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was pleasant
    Danmoore23
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable night
    Tavara
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.