Tavern on the Green

4.7
12202 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

The health of our guests and staff are are top priority and thank you in advance for wearing your face mask and adhering to social distancing. Please visit our website www.tavernonthegreen.com for detailed COVID safety measures we've implemented to ensure a comfortable dining
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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DonMargaret
New England
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our appetizer and one entree (Benedict) were excellent as was Creme Brûlée. My Frittata was overcooked or not freshly cooked. It was edible. My husband’s burger was ‘okay.’ Even so, we love a brunch at the Tavern and will be back next trip.

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AndreB
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food is quite expensive, plated nicely but lacks in taste. The short ribs had no flavor at all

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DennisE
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Why are hostesses/host’s the most rude and entitled people?

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Truly the worst NY experience in my 40 years of visiting: a corporation has taken hold, and is trying to maximize profits. We had a 5 Pam reservation, arrived 20 minutes early, told to go wait at outdoor bar and they will come and get us , at 10 after I went back and they said
the couldn’t find us, they then wanted us to eat outside, but we insisted on inside for quiet, put us at a 2 top, we asked for a 4 top, so we could sit next to each other (at 5:10) there were many empty,but no, they then brought a couple and put them at the 4 top! Right next to us. My “salad” was a mixture of several chopped vegetables with no dressing. Then, ! They brought our bottle of champagne. I had the risotto with lobster pieces, small ish bowl and mediocre at best. The “supervisor “ in our area did the usual, how is everything, but did not wait for a response. Then spent several minutes talking to other supervisors in the garden. The place is beautiful, with its recent makeover, I would on come only to have a drink at the bar.
The sole positive was our server , Max, a future Broadway star, who, did a fine job.
This is the longest review I’ve ever written, I hope it deters some, the need a manager concerned about patrons not profits,
So sad, so disappointed 🥵

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely courtyard, great service.

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balb
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable

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CBPRSeven
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nothing better than having lunch in Central Park on a beautiful day! The staff was so attentive and helpful, they made it a wonderful experience to cap off our trip to New York. Will definitely go again!

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NeilM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great food. Great service.

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Samuel
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Las personas muy amables, vivimos una gran experiencia

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MelodyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect for a date, anniversary or birthday! We had a great night!

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ShawnJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Staff wonderful! Iconic location. Wonderful night in NYC

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vipLeftylemon
Vancouver
78 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A peaceful lunch in a beautiful Central Park on a perfect-weather late morning. The best!!!

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MatanalaiB
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was perfect and desert is absolutely fantastic!

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vipDakota
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful!

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Juliegl
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Travel to NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Server was difficult. Tavern on the Green cant possible have 1 salad dressing in house. Then he messed up a simple order. Been there at lease 10 times since re-opening (pandemic). Ive yet to be 4 to 5 star impressed but its close to my business so i keep hoping that it gets better.

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vipNancyP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely, as always. Delicious food. Very good service. One of the attendees at my table wanted to order the lobster risotto. Strangely, the waiter said “ I advise against it, I don’t think you’ll like it”. I asked why. He said “they make the risotto very hard and we are taking it off the menu“. We thought this was very peculiar and couldn’t understand a waiter talking us out of ordering some thing on the menu because it wouldn’t taste good. Anyway, we had a good meal anyway but we all thought that was quite strange.

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LaRayG
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good ambiance but the food was blah and that just disappointed us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Tavern on the Green as the location to have a nice birthday brunch for my sister. Everything was great from the lobster Mac and cheese to the salmon. Service was wonderful as well. Definitely referred this to family and friends and will be going back.

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robertm
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding in several ways. My wife and I had just married and were on our Honnymoon
He two was planning a marriage soon and we had nice time talking with him.

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KenJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived earlier than planned but hostess was able to accommodate us. Our server, Lindsay from TX, was terrific with explanations of specials and service. A manager even stopped by the table to inquire if everything was as expected. FANTASTIC! Looking forward to the next visit.

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vipSherwood
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. New beef carpaccio dish was incredible.

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TheJamesfromSTL
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most wonderful experience! A great way to close out my birthday weekend!

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vipMarta
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As visitors to NYC, I thought Tavern might just be a tourist trap, but it turned out to be the nicest ambiance and food of the trip. We loved sitting near the atrium, cozy in the sun-filled space looking out on the park. The trout entree was a generous portion and very delicious. The risotto was perfect. My favorite dish was the roasted fig salad. Service was lovely, so hospitable. This was our last meal of our trip- a perfect finale.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for an anniversary lunch! Highly recommend it.

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Scotteats
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD, ATMOSPHERE AND SERVICE OVERLOOKING CENTRAL PARK!

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Francine
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was mediocre at best
Nothing special
And even though the service was “ok”, it felt “commercial” versus special which you think of when someone says “Tavern on the Green”

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JenniferO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food—loved the cod and side of mushrooms. Lava cake is delicious. We loved our server Emma 3 she was so friendly and attentive. That being said, the ambiance wasn’t great. The indoor dining area is very chilly near the windows in the evening and the noise level is unbearable at times. I measured 86 db with an app on my phone. I wear hearing aids so I’m sensitive to noise and I’m so tired of cacophonous dining rooms where you have to yell at each other. That put a damper on the experience. If I went again it would be for lunch in the outdoor dining area.

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StephanieR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good (Maple brined pork chops) ambiance was nice

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MelissaL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The place is very pretty. However the noise was unbearable. My ears hurt. Also, the service was slow.

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PeterP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice venue, but food lacked flavor. Service was good, but would not go back.

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francophie
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday in NY and had dinner at Tavern. I grew up , but
no longer live in NY , but wanted to return post pandemic.
We were seated inside , but had a great view of the park , and as daylight faded and the lights illuminated the outside terrace, we had a great view of that. The food was fabulous, try the roasted fig and arugula salad, and all of the fish dishes were delicious. The birthday cake at the end of dinner was beautiful to look at and tasted great. And the slice was a nice portion size. Service was impeccable, even though the restaurant was booming last evening. Definitely worth a dinner when visiting NY. I remember this restaurant as a kid, and am glad that it has returned as a NY staple

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JackieK
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful for dining outside. Food was fantastic. Extensive drinks menu!

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Mlh146
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious and the atmosphere is great here

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vipMarkL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quintessential NY experience. Spectacular setting and they do everything well. Pricey but not surprising given the setting in the park.

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pamelaf
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Can’t wait to come back!!

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CalebC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! Our server, Cooper, was so incredibly helpful since it was our first time there. Best meal we've ever had!

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vipLisa
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the staff, the food, everything was just perfect. What a great restaurant. Will definitely be back. Thank you for making our night special!!!

FAQs

Tavern on the Green offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 877-8684.

Tavern on the Green is rated 4.7 stars by 12202 OpenTable diners.

Tavern on the Green does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://tavernonthegreen.securetree.com/Products/Gift-Cards/.

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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