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
58 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (27)great for lunch (26)hot spot (19)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (13)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (4)special occasion (3)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We're staying at the Kimpton 70 Park Avenue across the street and they've shut down they're restaurant, much to our dismay! We found the Park Avenue Tavern though and it's great! The people are super friendly and food is very good :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    It's a little pricey, being on Park Avenue We went for Sunday brunch ad it was eeverything one would imagine brunch on Park Avenue to be. Mimosas and bellinis, sausage and white bean casserole with a sunnyside egg on top, but fluffy pancakes for the traditionalists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat Nite
    Paco
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Good food excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Varied menu, fresh ingredients, nice cocktail menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand Central Crowded
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    The place was packed with people having a good time. My friend and I had a good dinner here. Service was excellent. Was louder than I usually care for, but it was fine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot in neighborhood
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    One of my favorite hunts in midtown; great food, service for food is generally good even when the bar is PACKED. Unfortunately, the night we were there the AC wasn't working well so it was pretty muggy in there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • don't order tomaoto soup if
    PantsVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    you don't like goat cheese. the taste was too overwhelming. grilled cheese was good, but not the best. a fun place, though. I'd go again, just order differently.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time around
    SushiLoverVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    The food is always great and the service was wonderful. It was way too noisy for a dinner with my boss though on a Thursday night. When I had gone for lunch a few weeks before it was much quieter. Just be aware of timing. Great for friends though.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a great dinner
    mikeg
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We found this place on yelp while in town for vacation. Everything was fantastic from the ambiance to the food. We had the mussels, the roasted bone marrow and chicken pastilla. I cannot recommend this place enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not just a neighborhood spot
    OlinecVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Park Avenue Tavern is a great spot for those in the neighborhood or staying at the nearby Hyatt but food is worth traveling for. The lentil and pasta soup of the day was delicious but wished it had been hotter. Southwest chicken sandwich was a daily special. Very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place to get a casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Very nice place to get a casual brunch or lunch while in the Grand Central area. The food was very nicely presented and cooked to our choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Great neighborhood place, good food, always crowded.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food Good atmosphere Well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/15/2013
    Good food Good atmosphere Well designed Pleasant service Reccommennded!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    One of my favorite places in mid-town; good food, good atmosphere, reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    One of my favorite restaurants in New York City. It looks cosmopolitan, the food is excellent, the service impeccable. But there is also a feeling that you have arrived home. And only steps away from Grand Central. Do not miss the tables with taps downstairs, which may need to be reserved in advance. So much fun!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BEST TAVERN ON THE TOWN
    Miltonpaul
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    Park Avenue Tavern sits squarely between a great pub and an excellent restaurant! Warm, inviting, informal pub atmosphere, creative menu, delicious food and superb, caring and attentive service. Good choice for a reasonably-priced meal, or a quick, yummy lamb burger. If bar scene is too "energetic", there's a quieter and more private section at the back, also great for a group.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Being rushed out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    Was seated quickly due to reservation. Ordered 2 salads one for myself and the other for my friend. LITERALLY within 30 seconds of us ordering our food was at the table. My friend and I were talking and we were made to feel very rushed, so they could turn the "table over". We kept being asked if we were done with our food and the bus boy hovering over us to clear our plates. I was VERY disappointed and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, drinks & service..Loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Great food, drinks & service..Loved it.... Will go back frequently..Great hosts and hostesses. Was not rushed. had party of 6 from out of town and they loved it as well...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a great place for a business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Not a great place for a business dinner due to the "vibrant bar scene". Should request table downstairs.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service. but
    BryantYuVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Good food and service. but SOOO noisy. do not come here if you want to have a conversation over dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My daughter and I went for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    My daughter and I went for a late dinner, and really enjoyed the Greek salad and the mac and cheese, a perfect combination which we shared. There was a bachelorette party going on so the noise level may have been more than usual, but it was a Friday night. I went again for dinner a couple of nights later by myself because it was close to my hotel, and again was very pleased with the food and the service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food but pricey
    MrLuxembourgVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    Very good reuben sandwich, but not NYC deli portion and at $15 with chips it was pricey. Nice ambiance and good attentive service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch in midtown
    kellyVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Best burgers in town! Hostess was very friendly and helpful. Great find in Midtown and conveniently located next to GCT. Quiet at lunch during the weekday when we visited.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mediocre but great location
    SpillD3P2
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Had a reservation but got seated a bit later at a two-top for 4 people which was not ideal but the hostess did offer a booth to us about 10 minutes after we sat down. The food was good - nothing special - and I found it odd that I wasn't asked if I wanted another beer when I finished my first one mid-meal. Overall, there's not a lot of great places this close to Grand Central so I'd k go back just for that and for its large vibrant bar scene.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We only had salads for lunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    We only had salads for lunch, but they were fresh and tasty. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went for lunch. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    We went for lunch. The service was excellent - they really know how to manage efficient lunch service without making you feel rushed. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very convenient - great place
    davect
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    very convenient - great place for a casual business lunch
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very busy bar crowd on Thurs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Very busy bar crowd on Thurs nights! Lots of activity and energy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went for brunch and the
    Jlc425VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    I went for brunch and the menu was what you would expect for brunch items. I had the macaroni and cheese, which was phenomenal. The bits of bacon and tomatoes made the dish. I would love to come back for dinner and would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy Place on Park Ave for Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Great service. Food was good. Some items costly! Small plate Risotto for $ 19!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exactly the type of casual
    notanyjoe
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Exactly the type of casual informal but above average quality I was looking for to bring a client out to lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very happy hour
    venusnycVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    The jam of happy-hour revelers came as a surprise in this rather dull neighborhood, and never abated throughout the night we dined there. For a place apparently more focused on drinks than eats, the spinach salad with chicken and beet salad with salmon were surprisingly delicious. Various plates at nearby tables were nicely presented and looked quite tempting. Though the waitress offered inaccurate information about wine, and the busmen attempted several times to remove plates mid-bite, the Tavern is still a spot worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish New England Clam Chowder
    SnoozyQzee
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Delish New England Clam Chowder and the pretzel rolls were a nice alternative to other blah bread that often can be served. The menu offered several fun surpises. Will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had an early dinner and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    We had an early dinner and it was terrific. The crabcake sandwich was moist and flavorful, served with potato chips. The folks who ordered the burger definitely enjoyed it and the French fries were hot, fresh, salty and delicious. We had a good pint of Goose Rocks. The sports fans in the group enjoyed watching the game on the tv over the bar. Service was fantastic. A special shout out to our excellent server, Katy from Rockaway. We will definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great happy hour bar scene,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    great happy hour bar scene, there's a downstairs bar where you can get trashy drunk, but otherwise, it's a wholesome dining scene upstairs, and a great brunch menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good service, noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Really good service, noise level not bad at all considering this is a social bar scene as well as a restaurant. We were in a booth--four of us--and the feeling was one of "our own private place." Food, I must say, was excellent and professionally served throughout. Our first time there for dinner, but we'll go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, what service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Our server was without a doubt the best, I mean the best, server I have had at any restaurant in any city. She knew the menu, sensed our needs and offered very good solutions to make our meal exceptional. Bonus, the food was really tasty too. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Waited 35 minutes after our reservation, and the manager was incredibly rude. Food was fine, but not worth the poor hospitality.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great table in the back. Despite
    montclairfoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Great table in the back. Despite the fact that it was a very busy time of year right before the holidays, they never rushed us to free up the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a rainy Sunday so the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    It was a rainy Sunday so the two block walk from Grand Central Station wasn't bad. My friend and I have a yearly holiday luncheon in the city and this was our first time here. We Were seated immediately. Our waitress was attentive, friendly and overall a pleasure. We had the scrambled eggs and the ham, cheese and egg from the brunch menu and both were delicious. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The hummus and Macaroni and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    The hummus and Macaroni and cheese are phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate