Tavern on the Green

4.5
9818 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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Daily 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great food and the sever was on point!!!! Will defiantly be back!!!!

SB
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal with out-of-town first-time visitors to NYC was exceptional. Food flavorful and beautifully presented, service friendly and attentive, setting within park breathtaking, decor (including restrooms) very classy but not stuffy. A very special place; great value for money.

JL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

El weekend Brounch muy decepcionante ... Platos aburridos, sin alma, camarones sobre cocinados e insípidos, sosos...
Caro para lo que recibimos. Bonito lugar y servicio: sin más.

Cuenta con una hermosa tienda de souvenirs.
Vimos algunos clientes extravagantes, que le dan al lugar un toque curioso.
Definitivamente no es mi restaurante favorito en la zona ...

The very disappointing brounch ... Boring dishes, soulless, shrimp over cooked, and tasteless, bland ... Expensive for what we received. Nice place and service, without more. It has a beautiful souvenir shop.
We saw some flamboyant customers, that give the place a curious touch.
It is definitely not my favorite restaurant in the area...

M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot, very noisy but still magical
Excellent service but food was bellow average

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. To top it off the birthday cake surprise at the end was perfect.

CW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great time celebrating my 30th birthday at the Tavern on the Green. Our food was all beautiful & delicious. They were willing to accommodate our two gluten-free guests with alternative bread. The restaurant was pretty & perfect for a classy celebration. Our waiter was friendly & helpful (he let us switch to a more shaded table, & took a bunch of photos of our group). We were surprised to even have some live jazz music while we ate. And they brought me a free slice of birthday cake, with a candle & a scoop of ice cream. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a party!

L
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous in every way! Service was excellent. Love the remodeled space as I had not been there since 2009.

DP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch, excellent service, and lovely atmosphere! We'll be back!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Glad to see it’s open again. Hope to return heat trip!

s
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

A totally disappointing experience. Starting with the hostess who was obnoxious and condescending . The meals were tasteless and mediocre . When I said to the waitress that the dish was disappointing she replied "Well I didn't make it". Service was awful: we tried to accept it by saying at least they weren't rushing us out. I guess they realize that their cliental is all tourist who will NEVER be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my daughter-excellent!

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is very mediocre, but it is beautiful there to meet a friend or having a date.

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go to the bar when we arrived because we were early. We got no attention and no service until we literally yelled for them to come over. I could understand if it was busy but there was about nine seats open at the bar and 3 servers behind the bar. Terrible service! They have very limited drinks to order. My sister ordered a Malibu and pineapple and they said they don't do that. Since I've been to Tavern many times and since this happens often at the bar I decided to finally say something. Once we left the bar the service the ambiance and the food were spectacular. We had a fabulous experience overall and will go back. I hope they fix the issues at the bar.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantatsic New York experience! A must do when in NYC, or when you want a special evening. The waiter was very accommodating, and fun. The food was excellent, The ambiance wasn't too formal, but I wouldn't want to go without dressing a bit business casual to feel in sync with the vibe. I did see some people in jeans, and casual wear, but it is certainly more fun to dress up. The inside is elegant chic, and outside is a beautiful patio. The food was very special. We ordered a red snapper ceviche, served in a coconut as an appetizer. It doesn't get more unique than that. Our entrees were a moderate portion size, but we were both full. It was worth every penny for the service, ambiance, food quality, and the memory. Alcohol is a bit on the pricier side, but one should expect that in this location.

S
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience for brunch at a NY landmark! The “greenhouse” feel to the interior makes for a beautiful setting, and all the food we ordered was delish! Highly recommend!

LE
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable flavor in the brunch dishes. Service was friendly and attentive! Would highly recommend!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

You pay for the location and experience. The food was decent but $27 steak and eggs should have a little zhuzz to it in my opinion. Service was prompt and basic. The booth seat I sat in was ripped badly and uncomfortable on my bare legs from shorts. Nothing special unless you just want the experience of dining here.

J
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Service and food quality were stellar!

The Tavern should be a part of every NYC trip!!

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service and music! Can't wait to get back!

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful ambiance in the heart of NYC. Swamy and great service and food.

m
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a beautiful dinner outside under the lights. There was a band playing the night we were there and it added a nice touch to our special evening.

BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 19th anniversary inn NYC at Tavern on the Green. My wife is Singaporean and has never been to NYC and I have lived in Asia for 21+ years. Our meal was fantastic, our waitress, Connie, was fun and excellent and our evening was perfect. The restaurant acknowledged our anniversary with a nice cake. My wife loved the experience and said it was a highlight. Thank you to the restaurant and most of all, Connie, for a memorable evening.

Regards,
barry

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a little slow. Food was excellent! We sat at large table outside perimeter-prob should have some tea lights-was very dark.

MM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. I cannot wait to return classy elegant loved it..

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our seats were over looking the outside dining area. which is beautiful. my waiter was terrific, I did restaurant week price was great $42.00 a piece

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our first visit to tavern on the Green. We thought that it would be a different experience considering this is a NYC historical restaurant. We were disappointed in the food. It was a small portion and not that tasty. The people were casually dressed as if going to the beach.

JU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Trying the restaurant week menu is worth it! However, our three gentlemen thought that it is only enough to taste, they can hardly eat enough.

W
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff was very attentive especially our waitress. She made our birthday celebration special. The restaurant week menu was limited but we found the food to be well presented and tasty. Thank you again for making our evening perfect.

m
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Unfortunately, nothing too special. Ambience, location absolutely incredible, but the magic stops there. Needs a spiff up soon!!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service. Highly recommended.

PS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tavern on the Green is THE iconic restaurant in New York City's Central Park. Normally, a bit pricey, we were lucky enough to be in New York during Restaurant week and enjoyed a delicious lunch consisting of an appetizer (from a choice of 3) and entree (from a choice of 3) for $26 per person. We chose a Watermelon and Feta Salad and a Bowl of Gazpacho for our appetizers and both had Grilled Mango Chicken Kebobs with Toasted Coconut Sticky Rice for our entrees - Delicious and Plentiful. For an additional $17 per person you could have a wine pairing with each course. The wines were very good. We also chose to eat outdoors and much to our surprise there were no bugs. But there are beautiful indoor dining areas as well. The waitstaff is friendly and very efficient without hovering. True professionals. If you have the opportunity, treat yourself to lunch at Tavern on the Green.

JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance!!

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KI
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Very poor service. I ordered a drink 3 times from 3 different people without it ever arriving. Service poor they forget you are there.

AP
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional as was the service. A good place to go prior to a wander in Central Park. Can imagine it is a different place in the evening too. I will definitely visit again next time I come to nyc!

A
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy a visit to Tavern on the Green when we travel to NYC. On Thursday, we began our memorable meal With an assortment of East Coast delicious delectable oysters. My husband had the special appetizer of the day, which was a
Beautifully presented and tasty ceviche served in a coconut. We each had the yummy Cobb salad and then ate much of the fresh coconut. Our server was excellent, courteous and most professional. He assisted us with our selections and was spot on.
We will look forward to our next visit to your fine restaurant, whenever that my be.
Sincerely,
Carolyn Zalta

AS
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservation on short notice for lunch and were thrilled to grab a table. The atrium where we were seated was VERY warm and extremely noisy. I had a hard time conversing with my mother in law. The tables on the inner part of the restaurant seemed to be much cooler & not as loud. I would recommend requesting a table away from atrium when being seated (particularly in summer). Our food was delicious. I had a wonderful wedge salad and a crab cake which was perfect. My mother ordered the crab appetizer as well as the mushroom toast she ordered. Our server was phenomenal. We will be back!

l
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food outstanding. Ambiance was great also.

S
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We were seated in a very sunny and hot section of the restaurant and told there would be a long wait for another table.
Our server was not friendly or nice.My appetizer was never brought to the table and we were not offered drink refills. My daughters salad contained bacon when she requested no bacon. Server did not check how our meals were so she had to pick out the small pieces of bacon. The food was pricey but good. All in all, although the restaurant is beautiful and the food was good, we won’t be back.

AK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It would be nice to have the tables slightly further apart. The 1st table we were shown was on a corner and jammed in. Luckily, we were able to change to a table with more space. It was quite noisy. The watermelon, feta salad and grilled veggie flatbread appetizers were very good. We both had oven-roasted salmon which was also very good. Would have liked more of the corn chowder-just had a bare minimum. We shared the PB chocolate lava cupcake (delicious) with vanilla ice cream. Service was fairly attentive, perhaps a bit slow. Did get water glasses filled promptly. All together very pleasant, though too noisy until most of lunch crowd left.

AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful girls lunch. Food was delicious and ambiance was better than expected.

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