Tavern on the Green

4.6
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10879 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Magical is a word thrown around a lot when discussing Tavern On The Green and one can’t help but feel magic in the air. Jim and David, architect Richard Lewis and landscape architect Robin Key, preserved the Victorian/ Gothic elegance of the semi-circular building; it is authentic, natural, elegant and sexy. It has been re-built to spectacular precision and the décor is of a grand farmhouse one might find on the property of an Italian Villa or a historic Hudson River Valley mansion.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual. Jacket and Tie are Not Required.

Please note: We do not permit sleeveless shirts for gentlemen nor athletic/running/jogging attire for any patrons in the main restaurant. These items are permitted at Tavern To Go Outdoor Seating Area.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to Tavern on the Green for NYC restaurant week. I can say it was one of the best meals I have ever had. Only complaint is that they brought out each course too fast. I had yet to finish my first course before the main course arrived. Otherwise, service was excellent. The restaurant’s atmosphere was much needed after a long day at work. Would highly recommend!

BP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and gorgeous restaurant. Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We would have preferred not to have gone during restaurant week but unavoidable as we were on vacation

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It's nice but there's nothing really exceptional about the food. The Ambiance was nice. Bucket list✔

AE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Nearly perfect experience.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not worth the price, food is mediocre and portions small but the atmosphere is nice. Service is just OK, about what a 10% tip should cover

FD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. Such a welcoming venu on a freezing January evening. All the staff were professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The food and the suggested wine pairings made the evening extra special. I would definitely recommend.

NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful the service was incredible and the food was delicious

OT
Miami
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food, good ambiance. Waiter inattentive

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good choice for lunch and excellent service

CV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food wasn’t that gourmet... it needs more flavor. Everything was pretty bland, they didn’t seasoned with salt and pepper. I wouldn’t go again and I am not sure if their sauces are natural or come out of a bottle.

KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet my son whom is a culinary graduate and works for Jose Andres in Washington DC. He loved it!

M
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All was great. Have been many times. Would not recommend the lobster mac and cheese. It was dry and low on the lobster side for sure!

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The restaurant was so hot, that it was hard to enjoy our meals.

BS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was classic NYC... service was phenomenal. Great spot!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always the experience at the Tavern was excellent. Service, food and atmosphere rate where you’d expect at an iconic New York City restaurant established over 80 years ago.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was visiting NY from the Uk and came across the Tavern on the Green... it was a lovely atmosphere and offered something different to the usual NY bar/ pub venues

BD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time in as many years, its a perfect quiet spot in the park to have a fancy lunch you'll remember

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BDay brunch with 11 friends. Excellent food, service and experience. Impressed and will go again soon!

2
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was charming! She was so polite, engaging in conservation, kept us abreast of the timing for our food and was outstanding! The food was wonderfully delicious and presented beautifully. My first time but will be on my docket everytime I come to NYC. Thank you! Lyn

TR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, delicious, stunning and every other thing would expect from NYC institution.

DS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This is the worst brunch I have ever had . I ordered eggs Benedict with Lobster ( btw $30) it came back the eggs were so runny sent it back and they came back the same way . The third time they were hard boiled . Another person in our party ordered a burger medium well and it came out rare.
They were pleasant about it but get it right . Three strikes you are out .
A huge disappointment that’s all I can say .

KL
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Tavern on the Green has been on my "bucket list" for decades. To help celebrate a milestone birthday, my husbancd and I traveled to NYC and had brunch at the Tavern. I could not have been more pleased. The entire experience was delightful. The atmosphere, the menu, and the staff were first class. Our server was an absolute delight. She was very professional yet warm and welcoming. Because of her, our long awaited experience at your restaurant could not have been better. Please give our sincere thanks to the cooks, wait staff, and all involved to make the restaurant so special. We hope to visit again some time.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We flew to NYC for a long weekend and decided to have brunch to try the famous Tavern on the Green. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. The restaurant is beautiful and everything we ordered was delicious. Our waitress Emily was so friendly and we went with her advice on what to order and none of us were disappointed. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting NYC. Can’t beat the location in Central Park.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here every time I am in NYC. Just love the atmosphere and staff is so wonderful

KR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were instantly greeted with smiles and felt welcomed. The young lady who checked my bag was so friendly as was the gentleman who led my daughter and me to the table in the atrium after a brief wait. The view of the park dusted with snow was like a dream. I enjoyed the avocado egg muffin and the French toast, and our water glasses were kept full. The bathroom was clean and the gift shop was cute. I hope to return someday.

RR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and location
iconic restaurant did not disappoint

M
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, traditional Sunday Brunch.

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food and the service was amazing. The view was great. My only complaint was the temperature. It was so hot in the room. We almost didn’t enjoy the food because it was waaaay too hot.

JB
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible evening and magical experience. We started the evening with a fabulous cocktail by the fire while we waited for our table as we arrived early. We found one of our favorite wines on the wine list that is actually somewhat hard to find. Our food was delicious, started with grilled octopus and short ribs and lamb entrees for dinner. Our server was attentive and fun. It was a beautiful snowy night to add to the experience. I can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and made the night for my girlfriend

GT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We made reservations to be seated in the bar. We were seated in the main dining area. Because of some medical reasons, we opted for the bar because of the bar menu posted on line. We were told that the menu was only for the casual first-come, first-seated& served sofa area and that diners in the bar were to order from the dining room menu. It was a crowded Saturday night, so we didn’t make a huge fuss. We found acceptable appetizers on the dining menu and a couple of vegetable side dishes. The food was good and the waiter was lovely —- it just was not the meal we had planned for and anticipated.

JI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue, highly recommended. Food and Service were great.

GC
Denver
67 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in NYC!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had always wanted to go to Tavern On the Green when I lived in NYC, but couldn’t afford it. I decided that it was time and took my wife there for our anniversary. The entire staff was awesome. They really made it a special evening for us. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere was terrific. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner prior to NYPhil performance. Service, menu and meal all outstanding. Short walk to and from Lincoln Center.

JK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This has the potential to be a wonderful hidden gem. Unfortunately, despite making a reservation nearly a month in advance for a more intimate barroom table, we were made to wait before being shown by an impolite host to the more traditional dining room. We explained our reservation was for the bar and we would prefer that seating, but were told we were being given an “upgrade.” Reluctantly (and without an alternative), we agreed to sit in the dining room after being assured we could still order from the bar menu. Our server, however, promptly informed us we could not order from the bar menu and that we would need to leave the dining room. After again explaining the restaurant’s error, we were shown to a bar table (in the back area for casual dining, not the lovely reserved tables for drinks/appetizers). Once more, our server expressed confusion at this arrangement but agreed to serve us from the bar menu (she was the sole bright spot and should be applauded for salvaging what was left of our experience). Food and drinks were otherwise mediocre. Sadly, this was a stop on my wife’s birthday, but after the experience we have no plans to return.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal and night!!!!! Well Done!!!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant..I live in California came out for the weekend to see a show and was told to come to have dinner at you restaurant glad I did. Food, service was outstanding... J

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The prices reflect the tourist-y atmosphere, the music in the dining area was kinda 80’s 90’s rock and too loud, just more noise, yet the music in the bathroom was appropriate, Sinatra & Buble. Would not go again because of the price and noise. Too many fine choices in the area to truly rave about then to waste time calories and money on this place again!

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