About Croton Reservoir Tavern

Croton Reservoir Tavern has become a popular midtown lunch, dinner and after work gathering spot. Featuring a wondrous hand painted 150 sq foot mural of the reservoir in all its glory, dining at the Croton Reservoir Tavern allows you to enjoy a palpable turn of the century New York experience. The tavern’s 50 foot oak bar, brass studded leather chairs, wrought iron railings and leather banquet seating lay the backdrop for warmth and good cheer. Modern American cuisine and NYC’s most popular drinks are prepared to the highest of standards and served with relaxed charm and cheerful attentive service. Croton’s comfortable and casual atmosphere along with it's vibrant social scene, quality dining and special event hosting has made it one of New York’s most popular destinations.

108 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:00am; Wednesday- Friday: 11:30am - 4:00am, Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Broadway and 6th Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 997-6835

Website:
http://www.crotonnyc.com/

Parking Details:
Various private lots available for $8.00 to $13.00 dollars.

Public Transit:
Take any train to Time Square.

Executive Chef:
Mike Nelson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private room for groups of 20 to 120. Weddings, receptions, corporate events, birthdays, Holiday events, any occasion. Full sit down or buffet menus available. Private sound system, restrooms, bar.

Up to 300 capacity with entire bi-level restaurant.

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Croton Reservoir Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

service

3.9

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3.8

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3.7

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Great location for a biz lunch. Loved the steakCeasarSalad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

No draft beer list, loud and the burger was dull for $18.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seated quickly, attentive staff, food was good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great neighborhood watering hole. Food and people are terrific.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very lovely venue. Nice menu with ample selection. Gorgeous bar.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Menu was limited. Ended up eating cesar salad with salmon. Could have had that anywhere. It was quite when we walked in but during dinner it got very loud. We couldn't hear each other so left before desert

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Bean burger was not freshly made and it tasted horrible

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good service. My dish was memorable. Very convenient location at Bryant Park. Too bad no non-alcoholic beer. Restaurants that miss this essential make a mistake. More people are asking for NA beer now than ever. An adult beverage with fine food is essential for a good experience and sparkling water is not always a suitable alternative. I look forward to my next visit to Croton Reservoir Tavern.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I went for lunch and a good thing too. Very limited menu of mostly sandwiches which were enjoyable. Dinner and lunch menus the same. Very limited wine selections. Keep the name in mind: Tavern.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Went for lunch with a coworkers midweek. Service was good. We both had salads which were fresh and very good. The restaurant was busy. We were seated downstairs which is not as nice as the main dining area.

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

I always recommend this restaurant when I have clients in. The food is consistently fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is professional casual. Everyone I bring (including friends), love the food and location.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I have been a customer for nine years. Historically I take every new employee to lunch and several business contacts to dinner. I may need to find a new restaurant. The new hanger steak sandwich was terrible....tough with no flavor.....the cheese and vegetable didn't go well. I was sick all night. Luckily my guests ordered burgers and salad. You need to remove it from menu and get the steak sandwich back....it was thinly sliced cooked perfectly at medium well with a great dressing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

great spot in midtown for casual lunch with a lot of good options. our server was super friendly, helpful, and attentive

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Been coming to the restaurant for 5 years and each time they continue to impress. I have never had a bad meal here. Keep up the great work!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Croton is a good lunch spot near Bryant Park. Quick service. Food is well above average.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Thought this was a good option for a bite before a concert at MSG. Menu has apps and entrees that are good for sharing. Good burgers. Good afterwork place for drinks and small plates to share. I wouldn't travel there for a meal, but was good for MSG area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

It's an overpriced Manhattan bar. Delicious burger and surprisingly good zucchini pasta. Was empty when we were there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

First visit, great location for pre theater, but noise level too high. Good salad, but limited menu.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Excellent service. Tuna burger was amazing!! Avocado salad is delicious too.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 12, 2017

I chose the Croton Reservoir because I am originally from Westchester County, the site of the present-day actual Reservoir, and I was interested in the story behind the name. When I looked at the menu, I knew I had made the right decision, although the name suggests a very different type of cuisine. The Tuna Avocado was perfectly cooked, and the Carrot Burrata was a delicious small plate. The Berry Crumble for dessert topped off an outstanding meal. The service was attentive (not often found when dining alone), and it was a great experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We had the steak, it was perfect! Bartender was very friendly and good to talk to about things to do in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Tuna burger with mixed green salad - thumbs up!
Chicken wrap with french fries - also thumbs up!
Everything was so fresh and yummy. Will definitely order these again next time. :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

I have been having lunch at CRT for years and it has become one of my favorites. Great for a casual meal with a friend or business associate. Nothing fancy but terrific food at reasonable prices. Service has always been excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Carrot and Burrata Salad was wonderful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Fabulous food and service in this restaurant with lovely ambience. The bartenders was friendly and attentive, the waitress seated was great very attentive as well but not overly so. The food was phenomenal and my daughter who was vegan was delighted with her food. This was our first time here and we will be back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It was a pre-Broadway show dinner. Early, around 6pm. Very busy and noisy. We were offered a 'quieter' table in the back, slightly away from the bar that runs the entire length of the place.

Our server was excellent -- in fact she was the only thing good about the place. Everything we ordered had to be ordered twice.

Drinks: We ordered a couple of martinis. After a really long wait, our server returned to say they ran out of Stoli. Okay. Odd, but okay. Server said the bartender recommended a substitute. We went with it. It was dreadful. Drinks were sent back to be remade with a different vodka.

Food: After a long and patient discussion with our server about dietary restrictions, we ordered tuna burgers without the bun. The thoughtful server came back after a while to say the tuna burger DOES contain bread crumbs, so it wouldn't work for my wife, who then switched to a different dish, which took a while to prepare.

Meanwhile my own tuna burger finally arrived. It smelled and tasted really really old. Like sitting-on-the-dock-in-the-sun-for-a-week old. A member of the restaurant was passing by and asked how the food was. I told him the tuna was inedible. He took it away at once. I ordered a hamburger instead, which turned out to be ok but mediocre.

So, service was really good. End of story.

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

Food is good, what one expects. Some vegetarian choices, good sweet potato fries.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Food and service were really good and the only reason to put up with the loud noise from the bar area located right next to the tables

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Amazing food and service!! Visited prior to an evening show and they accommodated our time constraints and provided exceptional service. The waitress was so efficient she was able to work enough time in for us to have dessert!! We had their house made hummus that was so amazing. It came with fresh naan, carrots and celery. We also had their lobster bisque that was so rich and creamy. We had three different dinners between us with the impeccable tuna that had this amazing mango salsa, the salmon perfectly cooked and the quinoa salad with amazing flavor. The atmosphere was cozy and provided a great place to return for Happy Hour as the bar was full with locals. Our experience could not have been any better with the food and service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Mediocre. Completely fake happy hour deals "happy hour "is apparently only ""downstairs"" and yet the downstairs has been "booked for a private event" both times I've been and they therefore just don't have happy hour.

Totally ridiculous, skip this place

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

I've been to Croton before. This time, we ordered from the appetizers (small plates) sharing the carrot burrata salad, and I had the crab cake and my daughter had the tuna salad plate. We had wine by the glass - great meal! Our server was a very nice young lady who looked after us very well even though there was a large after-work crowd. Make a reservation as this place fills up. I do recommend this restaurant and plan to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We tried this place as a pre-theater food option. We would not go back. The hamburger was ok, but overall the food was mediocre. It being Friday night, the bar was jammed with after-work drinkers making the noise level nearly unbearable. The salad was served after the entree. Coffee took forever to arrive. Service was mediocre, but in truth, the server was overwhelmed with trying to service too many tables. Wouldn't go back here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Great place for a very casual drink after work and a small snack, but food was disappointing and for the price, it should be a lot higher quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Very noisy. Disappointing menu compared to what I saw online...waiter was quite attentive.
Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Best I have found in a new work neighbourhood. Lunch can be very busy so book a table!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Have dined at this restaurant numerous times . My last experience was very disappointing for both food and atmosphere. The restaurant was extremely cold and drafty and as a result my warm dinner turned quite cold . The sever was not understanding and actually said there is nothing I can do . I walked away very displeased and will never return .

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

As my office is nearby, I often have business lunches here. Upon arriving on 3/6 for lunch at noon we were told there was a new chef and new menu. The menu wasn't that new, but rather a shortened version of their previous menu with fewer choices. Right at 12:15 they were already out of their everyday lobster bisque. The food service took forever. The spinach dip was mostly cheese and a little spinach (terrible). The shrimp on my Caesar salad was undercooked and the lettuce was soggy. The steak sandwich was mostly just bread. We were brought the wrong kind of fries. It took an extraordinary amount of time to get our check and pay it. Our server was pleasant and apologetic, but slow. It will be a long time before I try it again, if ever.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food is always good, no question, but service is iffy and it's very pricey compared to other similar restaurants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

This has always been a reliable place near the office in a neighborhood with few moderate sit down spots. Had not been in a while -- and the prices have gone up!!
Two main course salads and two coffees with tip came to $70!! For lunch! That's insane. This is no longer in the moderate zone and is not special enough to justify these prices. Not sure how often I'll be back Too bad. Always liked this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Good stop near Bryant Park. Food was solid, perhaps a little expensive but that's par for the area.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour
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