Croton Reservoir Tavern

4.5
898 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Croton Reservoir Tavern is located just off the edge of Bryant Park. Midtowns premier restaurant and dining destination.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were spectacular. Try the Mac and cheese. To die for.

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vipChris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for a drink or a business lunch, good food.

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vipSaudA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was Great, the service was perfect, and the ambiance was captivating

Croton Reservoir Tavern
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you so much for the feedback and the positive review! Were very happy to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and vibe. Be sure to check us out for happy hour weekdays 3pm-8pm! Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location to major train stations and the PABT.

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vipEugeneF
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perfectly respectable pub fare

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vipEddieS
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Spinach dip and lobster roll were great. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Was in the basement for 1st time
Did not like it

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peteb
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ok for a "tavern" . But, we were surprised by the check. 4 people with 2 drinks each was over $300. Too much for a bar. example a makers was $16 . just be careful. I am a New Yorker so am used to pricey ... but this was obnoxious for what it we got.

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vipSCOTTW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service. Menu is a little heavy outside of the salad section.

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vipLizS
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good pub food. Vegetarian burger and fish and chips were fine as expected they met the mark for a not pretentious but reliable place. Good cider that had just been tapped. Great value for NYC

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vipNycjenn
New York Area
200 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was fine but given the plethora of choice in the neighborhood I wouldnt go back. It was not busy and service was still really off. Food was ok but nothing special- basic pub grub.

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AnnA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

In NYC for a show at MSG. It was a busy night in NY, a lot of holiday parties. Our dinner was excellent, we had salad w grilled chicken. Much better than the usual.

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RichardA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good dependable place for lunch. We were downstairs which is much quieter than upstairs, so you can actually talk with your lunch companions. I had the chicken sandwich, which I thought was very good. I do recommend that you have a reservation as the place can get quite crowded.

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vipASHuntington
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently solid place for food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was better than expected! Ambiance was great for a casual dinner with friends who were visiting from out of town! Food was flavorful and fresh! I had seared salmon with couscous, it was perfectly cooked and spices! The pretzel bread was also a hit on the table! Will definitely visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good but the service was not.

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momof3boys
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Picked the place because they had burgers for my son who is picky. The only buns they had, had sesame seeds. My son is allergic to sesame. Surprised they didn’t have an alternative in this day and age with so many allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere.

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MrsB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and food.

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vipDEB0426
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

tight tables, server was rushed never brought our fries with burger, never checked back on our meal, Think there are too many options out there - this not worth going back to

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vipAlltimefavorite
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this place is a go-to for lunch because it is close to my office. tho the decor and seating has been downgraded, the food is just as good as ever. Bavarian pretzels are sinful.

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Fit the purpose in terms of location and ambiance etc. Nothing special, food was fine, wouldnt rule it out but would not call it inspirational.

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keithl
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was good, steak frites was not very authentic but overall we had a nice time

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vipPeterC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place for a quick lunch. a little loud for business unless you sit in the front.

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lobsterlover
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Salads very fresh and our server was very accommodating. Good place to meet for lunch when you want a step up from what’s in the area

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vipPaulaK
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice casual bar restaurant with balling bar and table seating upstairs and a social bar downstairs. We were seated at a table upstairs and there was a constant stream of traffic coming past us to go to the bar downstairs. The food was mediocre and overpriced. I had their special salad, the portion was very small. My husband had a burger. Again small and not so tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken club!

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KatB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, fun atmosphere, casual but not divey, very quick service. Perfect for weekday lunch get-together when you want something a little more upscale than a traditional pub, bar food, or takeout, but not a white tablecloth/giant wine glasses midtown corporate power lunch. Great quality and great value.

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viparlusete
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately, we were seated downstairs and it was very noisy. We were told it was quiet downstairs!

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DeirdreF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, everyone was helpful and kind. Our waitress was attentive and offered suggestions. They paid attention to my opentable notes and made sure our dining experience was enjoyable, we'll definitely be returning.

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vipPeterC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good place for a quick bite and casual conversation.

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RTW65
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have lunch and/or drinks after work.

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JosephI
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Place was quiet and yet service was slow and riddled with errors. We had three wrong orders at our table. We also shared that we were on the clock to get to a show, yet the service was really slow even though very few tables were occupied.

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vipKristen
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A little pricey for the quality of the food.

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vipMichelleM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Ambiance was nice. Made a reservation ahead of time. Food was very good and was service.

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vipSeasonedCitizen
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good choice for dinner in a local vibrant bar and grill. Had the kale salad and added salmon and the salmon was delicious.

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Shelly
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We started our evening with beers and soft pretzels. The pretzels came with what looked like and tasted like a Velveeta cheese dipping sauce. Our entrees- very good hamburgers cooked to order and grilled mahi mahi, also very good. As the burgers were not served with fries, we ordered tasty sweet potato fries.

The service was excellent. We finished our meal in little over an hour and did not feel rushed.

The restaurant was noisy with a happy hour crowd and there was no quieter back room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a good quick kick spot!

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CINDY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I COME TO NYC SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR. I ALWAYS ENJOY GOING TO CROTON FOR LUNCH - THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR LUNCH MENU AND IT IS LIMITED. I USED TO LIKE THE CRAB CAKE FOR LUNCH AND THE WRAPS YOU ONCE HAD. MY COLLEAGUE LIKED THE CHICKEN PIARD YOU USED TO MAKE - HE SAID THE BEST IN THE CITY!
WELL I MUST SAY I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOUR LOBSTER ROLL. THE PRICE WAS ACCEPTABLE AS I KNOW LOBSTER ROLLS ARE NOT CHEAP. HOWEVER, I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO TASTE THE LOBSTER OVER THE CELERY. THE ROLL WAS NOT EVEN A REAL ROLL - AS A LOBSTER ROLL WOULD BE. IT WAS A SMALL VERSION OF IT AND THE LOBSTER MIXTURE WAS BASICALLY SPREAD/PLACED ON THE TOP. VERY DISAPPOINTING. WHEN I COME BACK IN JULY, I WILL NOT BE EATING AT CROTON.

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vipTedM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin was a great waiter, and we had a great dinner.

FAQs

Croton Reservoir Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 997-6835.

Croton Reservoir Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 898 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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