Park Avenue Tavern

4.5
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Park Avenue Tavern is the quintessential American bar and restaurant. Located steps away from Grand Central Station, Park Avenue Tavern is a combination of classic New York City elegance and top-notch hospitality. Operated by In Good Company Hospitality, the team behind other acclaimed NYC venues such as Refinery Rooftop, Parker & Quinn & The Wilson, Park Avenue Tavern proudly serves as the local favorite to the area's vibrant business community as well as Murray Hill and Park Avenue residents. The center island bar is the focal point to a vibrant dining and bar scene enhanced by the large windows providing expansive views of Park Avenue. The restaurant has 2 private dining or event spaces that can be reserved for corporate or social events including The Barrel Room which features self-pouring beer taps build into each of its 6 large leather booths. Park Avenue Tavern is open for lunch, brunch, & dinner, and serves a late night dining menu until 1am from Tuesday th
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L
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Horrible coffee! Loud but fun nyc vibe!

B
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The food may be good for a tavern but the noise level in intolerable. I'll find a quieter place next time.

LD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I made a reservation online through Open Table and was not notified by anyone that there was a private event at the restaurant starting at 8p. My table was rushed out in less than an hour. Very disappointing - otherwise the food is always good just wish I had been notified and I would have made other plans.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Park Avenue Tavern. The food was excellent and nice comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed our dinner and would go back if ever in NYC again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too loud for a business lunch

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant near Grand Central Station. Good variety of appetizers on menu. We enjoyed the veggie burger and fries. The wait staff were helpful and prompt. The noise was extremely loud at dinner but overall great expensive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, great drinks very broey

L
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although the taverns ambience is good I have to say one side of the restaurant is better than the other. On the night we were there the table we were allocated was very drafty, in fact it was fairly uncomfortable. Maybe the regulars knew this because everyone seated near us was wearing double layers under their coats. Every time the door opened there was a chill coming through. The other side of the restaurant seemed to be a much cozier atmosphere.

The service was a bit slow and the food mediochre. I had the fish and chips and although the chips were good the pieces of fish were more batter than fish and the batter was thick and heavy. My husband said his burger was fine. I dont like burgers so maybe that was the problem.

To sum up, I probably would not come here again, there are plenty of other options. I would probably recommend it to anyone who prefers a bar like atmosphere and is happy with burgers and fries. Just make sure if you come in the winter you are warmly dressed!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Bad service. Seem understaffed, too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit today was great.

KG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid Tavern with well above average food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great service and great food however the hostess was the rudest person I’ve ever encountered

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noisier than I would like but very good food and service.

LS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food - top notch steak and my wife really enjoyed the fish and chips. The hummus starter was plentiful and the flatbread was hot. Servers were pleasant and polite but why did they bring the main course before we had finished the starter?

Y
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Leuke ervaring om tussen de echte new yorkers te zijn.
Het is heerlijk en leuke attente bediening.
Nadeel is dat er erg veel lawaai van de bar gasten zodat je elkaar aan tafel niet kan verstaan.

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R
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

As loud as a wind tunnel. Had to yell and still could not be heard. I love this spot, but not going again at this time on a Friday.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always enjoyed Park Ave tavern. We had a flat bread & burrata & both were delicious.

SR
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was bland

Service slow

Place is ugly

Table was stuck in a corner
Asked to be moved was told no other spots all were reserved but when we left there were still plenty of empty seats we could have been moved to

P
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We picked this spot because the weather wasn’t great and it was close to GCS. The bar was very busy with after work crowd. We got a great table right away. The service and food were both excellent. In addition the old fashioned I had was one of the best I’ve tasted!

OT
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super loud but lots of fun. Ellie was the best server ever. She's worth five stars!

m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good diner music. Good food and great service. Good for watching sports too

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was great except we had to flag our waitress a few times

k
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great Midtown spot to grab brunch with out-of-town friends right before they had to head to Penn Station. The location is perfect for those who need to stick by transit, and the brunch food was A+. There were four of us, and did the traditional eggs benedict, breakfast burrito, spicy chicken sandwich and grilled cheese/tomato soup. I'd say the soup and sandwich was the winner, but everything was delicious. Reasonable prices for NYC brunch.

AH
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese!

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

2nd time here. Food was fair to good. Very noisy. Waiter was pleasant

LP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I frequent Park Ave Tavern several times throughout the year The service is always outstanding but the food was a tad bit salty.

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a sure bet for delicious food and great service. Never disappoints.

BL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A bit over priced for what you get. Salad was slightly wilted and the lobster roll was meh...

M
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my go to spot for business or pleasure for great food, drinks and conversation. Until next visit. See you soon!

JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great restaurant when you're looking for something between a steakhouse and average bar

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best we have had in a very long time!

NY
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The place wasn’t crowded and yet we were put in the back corner in front of the bathrooms and also where the garbage was taken (very loudly) down the stairs. Service was Meh, no one seemed like they wanted to be working, very little follow-up once the food was delivered to the table. We were never asked if we wanted another round of drinks and since we were stuck in the corner we didn’t see the staff to be able to ask for more drinks. We just finished quickly and went down the street to have another drink and better service.

Not sure we will bother trying this place again.

AJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant experience

BU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service. There isn't much else you could ask for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken parm was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic.

CD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Not my first time here - it's convenient for a friend, so we come here whenever we have lunch. May be the last time; we'll find another spot. Noise level: ridiculous. I actually like to be able to hear what my friend is saying without her shouting it out - or me shouting to be heard. Food: usually okay - chips are great. This time I ordered a turkey/cheese sandwich on a pretzel roll. Seriously? A pretzel roll (essentially boring), slices of turkey and some yellow cheese (cheddar - couldn't tell; it was all so bland). If there was any "lubricant" (mayo, butter, whatever) one couldn't tell as the take-away was "dry as bone."
The place is always full/busy at lunch time. Suspect because of its convenience to work/Grand Central. On the whole, a simple jambon-beurre on a half-baguette beats the majority of items on this place's menu. And, as an aside, two women next to us left most of their meals (appetizers) on their plates as they left. A testament to food waste.

I
London
29 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good for lunch but soooo noisy we could barely hear each other. Poor choice for old friends catching up.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Get a reservation at least 2 days before you want to go especially if you want a booth upstairs

RM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a good dinner close to our hotel

CH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for good comfort food and reasonable prices.