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About Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern features Chef Antonio Ortiz serving traditional American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Our menu and decor are designed to provide our guests with an experience that is reminiscent of New York City's past, paired with modern day amenities.

99 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday : 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Corner of 39 St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 867-4484

Website:
http://www.parkavenuetavernnyc.com/

Catering:
Please contact us: events@ingoodcompanyhg.com

Parking Details:
Public Lots Located on 39th Street between Lexington & Park, also between Park & Madison

Public Transit:
3 blocks from Grand Central Terminal:
Metro North
Subway Lines: 4,5,6,7 & Shuttle

Executive Chef:
Shane Le Blanc

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch features $6 mimosas & half priced bottles of wine & champagne. 11:00am-3:00pm.

Park Avenue Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
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Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
People Watching (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Live Sports (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

My experience with the restaurant was overall quite disappointing. I booked online and in the requests area said that this was for a birthday and asked to sit near a window. We were not seated near a window, and were actually seated way in the back of the restaurant in a separate room from the main area. Our waiter was not attentive, never checked on us. Bar tender was the one who finally came over and offered us more drinks. For a $200.00 bill for 4 people, the food was just average. I wouldn’t return and would not recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Another great meal and fantastic service!! My only criticism is that the tables for two are uncomfortably close. You can barely get seated without disturbing other diners.

Still my favorite go to fir brunch, lunch or casual bar scene. Love the staff!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place is not far from our apartment but somehow we hadn't tried it before and the reservation was an accident as I thought I was booking Park Avenue Cafe! No matter...we were not really disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was very eager to please. Do be aware though that it's not a fine restaurant in the sense that it's got a big bar with the table seating around it. There was a football game on the TVs at the bar and so quite noisy...a little less so after the game ended. I don't view this as a negative...in fact, it's fun. Just be aware. Definitely will go again.

Tags: Live Sports, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Meet here every time I have lunch with a friend who works nearby. Would rather find another place, but it's too convenient for my friend.
The only reason I don't recommend this place: at lunch it's a mad-house. Noise level way high and it feels as if too many people are packed in even though it seems reasonably spaced out once one is seated. Food is fine though I'd avoid the "pretentious" ones (like an "all greens" salad with blue cheese and "maple bacon balsamic dressing" - dressing was fine but no substance except the occasional walnut to the salad). Pricing is fine; service was excellent - we were seated in a back section that was somewhat quieter than the wall of noise that hits one on entry during the lunch hour. So, if a very, very noisy, bustling place doesn't put you off - fine. Just be sure to make reservations.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Sat right away with OpenTable reservation at 8:30pm for 4 on Friday before Christmas. Ordered burrata and the tuna tartare to start, both fresh and delicious. For meal, had spicy fried chicken sandwich (spicy it was). Others had skirt steak and tomato bisque/grilled cheese which were awesome also. For dessert, we had the cookie skillet; they were out of creme brulet. Skillet was gooey and delicious! Overall, great meal and great ambiance.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Horribly loud. Couldn’t even hear wait staff. Waiter not knowledgeable regarding wine menu or helpful on overall menu. Too busy to provide decent service. Couldn’t wait to leave

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The menu had a nice variety for a good price. I had the quinoa which was very flavorful. The atmosphere was nice and location is convienant to midtown hotels. I would definitely return on our next trip to New York City.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Not a good place to watch a game. TVs are too small and there’s no sound.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

we love this place! Just a great , comfortable restaurant with friendly staff and really good food.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Loud bar scene . Hopping place for energetic night.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Breakfast crowd. Very friendly wait staff. Food great for the $.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

As far as the experience of the restaurant it was great! Nice ambiance great food great friendly service but the open table experience was a bust. They did not honor the reservation and really didn’t give a reason why other than we booked it 30 min or so ahead. Then the clueless hostess kind of just left us to figure it out on our own so we grabbed a spot at the bar. Unfortunately my husband was on the end and some guys decided to use his space as a pick up corner for chicks and drinks. They really were not respecting our space and there was an entire bar rail on the street window side to hang out. The food and service made for a more enjoyable experience but a table would have been better for us on this night. Also bartenders were complaining to another guest about a new chef and menu which is a restaurant no no..I really enjoyed the food so not sure what the complaints are about. I would return to this restaurant for lunch or happy hour time.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very buzzy tavern style restaurant in a convenient location. We had the spinach and artichoke dip for a starter with the eggplant fries...both delicious, the dip is super cheesy but with nice big chunks of artichoke. Loved the tavern salad with its lemon-truffle dressing and we (3 ladies) share an American burger and veggie-quinoa burger...both excellent. If you want to be able to have quieter ambiance for a conversation, ask for a table in the back room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our go-to standard for lunch in mid-town. Varied menu, excellent preparation, and great service. The tomato soup and spinach dip are not to be missed!

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

One of the best spots just steps from Grand Central.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The location is very convenient and the staff are friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I think this is a great place for lunch. The food is good, they'll serve quickly and the central location makes this a fine choice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Came here for Thanksgiving dinner. I was left really impressed with their pre-fixed menu for the price. Everything we ate here was good. The restaurant has great ambience with low lighting and big windows so it feels really spacious. It's quiet and private feeling. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wait staff was very nice.
The food and cocktails were excellent. But I think paying
$7 to add French fries to a $14 hamburger is a bit much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Husband liked his salad much more than I️ liked my chicken sandwich

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Attentive and professional staff delivered on exactly what we needed and hoped for. Nice business lunch, location was ideal right near Grand Central, quality comfort food at reasonable price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good location with friendly staff but the noise level is quite high.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great bar food, great environment and great staff.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great time, my girlfriend and I go every year when work slows down. We love the place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place never disappoints. Love their flatbread!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very convenient to Grand Central with good food and drink. (Very good salads for a bar.) Service on the day I was there was inattentive, but on a previous occasion it was fine. Noisy but not deafening at lunch. I will definitely be back.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

I love this spot. Ideal location and the food is awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was very spotty - Waitress was scattered and not at all attentive. Had to ask 3 times for the same Coffee and Water refill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Even though the staff was pleasant enough and the service ended up being reasonably efficient I still have to give a lower rating on that front as it took almost 15 minutes from when we were seated before anyone took our drink orders and I can never understand how places allow that to happen. Otherwise a decent neighborhood spot with a little better ambiance/vibe than your typical pub around grand central.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I met a friend here for dinner between a work event and heading back to Grand Central. Our waitress was friendly and helpful, the wine was delicious, and the food was out of this world. I ordered the special that night, which was pumpkin and mushroom risotto with pan-seared scallops and arugula. Heaven! It was busy - 7:30 on a Friday night - but we had a reservation and they let me sit and order a drink at our table while I waited for my friend to arrive. (Many places make you wait for everyone in the party to arrive). This will definitely be my new go-to spot when I need to stay close to the train station.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nothing too noteworthy outside of the cocktails.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lunch with my daughter before she leaves for Thailand.
Food, service & ambiance was perfect

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Everything tasted good. Maybe a little rushed serving tempo and a strange combination och hanger steak, a huge mountain of aurugola (i really mean HUGE), fries and ketchup. The overall grade ends up somewhere between disapointed and impressed.

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Love this restaurant/bar and it's food, but it was way too loud to have dinner at 6pm -- I couldn't hear my dinner companion at all so we left after drinks.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Servers were very pleasant. Food was good and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Menu sort of typical for the gastropub scene. Negroni was the only specialty cocktail. I thought it was very light and watery but that is they only issue. Guiness was poured appropriately.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

much too noisy. my main course salad overfilled a too small bowl. when I asked for a flat plate, it took ten minutes to get a bread plate that was too small. I asked for dressing because there was none on the salad and the waitress argued with me. She came to remove my companion's plate before I was finished eating - a pet peeve of mine - why don't most waitstaff know this basic rule of etiquette that you do not remove plates until everyone is finished - are they so committed o the fast turnover of tables. Neither food nor service were good enough to warrant a return visit.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Sunday Brunch and our food was great. Server wasn’t very friendly and stuck at a table next to a bunch of electrical boxes and wires. Would give it another try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I frequently lunch here. The food is consistently excellent and the service top notch!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The restaurant was close to our Park Avenue hotel, so we took a chance after a long day of travel. The upstairs bar area was a beehive of activity, especially around the bar, consisting of what looked to be young professionals grabbing after-work cocktails. It was extremely loud at 8 p.m. so we opted for the lower level, which was much smaller and quieter that the upstairs area. The lower level featured several flat screen TV's which at the time were showing an MLB wild card game (although, oddly, not many of the patrons seemed to be watching the game even though the Yankees were in it.) In any case, we had a nice, friendly and attentive waiter; the food was good in an elevated bar food way; and the lower level was quite comfortable. Overall, I thought the prices were reasonable.

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Too loud to have conversation.

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