Tavern on the Green

4.6
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10893 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

What 10893 People Are Saying
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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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Please note that they do not do Restaurant Week menus on Sundays.... service was great, but the food was abhorrent. Sparkling water, one appetizer, two soups, and one entree ran us $130 with tip. We couldn’t finish our food because it was too gross to eat. Beautiful place, but not worth it.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it high, could not recommend it more :)

d
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Christian was the best!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was ok, brunch menu limited.

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

After reading the reviews we were looking forward to our dinner. We hadn’t been to the Tavern on the Green for almost 15 years even though we live in the neighborhood. Unfortunately it was a disappointing experience. The chopped vegetable salad was very good but the entrees were just average. The service was perfunctory. I would suggest going there for a drink at the bar as the restaurant is beautiful especially the front room and the bar. Not a place we would return for dinner.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, ambiance was spectacular but the food was subpar. Their seafood options tasted frozen and the dessert has an aftertaste. Can’t say I would go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Did not enjoy at all. Short ribs were way overcooked, service was terrible and just overall very unimpressed. Would not return or recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days 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!

JN
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit the iconic restaurant. Beautifully renovated and fabulous food!

MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We made reservations and when we arrived there was a couple that did a walk-in in front of us and there were only two more couples waiting. It took 15 minutes and the place was not busy. So, the couple that did a walk-in with no reservations were seated ahead of us. They were obviously tourists and excited and taking pictures which is great but they lost our $800... Why would you make people wait that long with no apologies and seat non-reservations guests ahead of reservations? We've been to much better and they really need to get their act together... All the staff seem to be barley moving with no expressions... so odd. Wonder how they are doing compared the other high-end high service eateries in midtown?

BP
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

r
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This iconic’s dining spot in Central Park in the heart of New York City features wonderful ambience beautiful architecture and very good food and an American bistro style

JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, personal was so kind and helpful

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and wait staff was amazing.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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

AE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 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
2 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food, good ambiance. Waiter inattentive

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a lovely setting to celebrate my husband birthday

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good choice for lunch and excellent service

CV
1 review
Dined 7 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 7 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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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

BS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

2
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and location
iconic restaurant did not disappoint

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