Worldwide icon-chevron-right North America icon-chevron-right United States icon-chevron-right New York State icon-chevron-right New York icon-chevron-right Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green

Restaurants, American Upper West Side
4 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Tavern on the Green
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Time Out says

For 75 years, the gilded dining room nestled inside Central Park was a New York hallmark, a scenic magnet for tourists, brides and megawatt diners (Grace Kelly, John Lennon) alike. When the razzle-dazzle cash cow went bankrupt and shuttered in 2010, big-name backers from Danny Meyer to Donald Trump expressed interest in reviving the historic space. Imagine the surprise, then, when a pair of Philadelphia crepe-makers won the bid: Jim Caiola and David Salama, who revamp the landmark as an urban farmhouse decorated with wood-beam ceilings, leather-covered tables and multiple hearths. Mesa Grill alum Katy Sparks does a 180 from the original's Eisenhower-era plates for modern, fire-driven fare: wood-roasted Japanese eggplant with pomegranate and sheep's-milk yogurt, braised farro pasta with blistered sweet peppers, and lamb shank with creamed chards and mint gremolata. The 11,000-square-foot space—nearly half the size of the old Tavern—is enclosed in a glass cube overlooking the park, with a 300-seat couryard and outdoor bar.



Address: Central Park West at 67th St
New York
Transport: Subway: B, C to 72nd St; 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr
Price: Average entrée: $28. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–1am
Do you own this business?

Users say (4)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:1
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

The main reason to go here is for the decor and location, hands down.  On a sunny day, getting to sit in the glass-walled alcove and sip a mimosa alongside Central Park feels amazing.  I went here for brunch and was at first disappointed with the limited menu (weekend brunch options do not include the majority of the lunch menu). Our food was good, but not amazing - if it wasn't an NYC landmark, I'd have felt like the food wasn't worth the price.  I'd bring a visiting friend here, but it's not a place I would recommend going to multiple times.


I've been wanting to go here forever and I finally got the chance to. The fact that you're eating inside the park is very nice, it adds a lot to the ambiance and made me feel super fancy and grown up. The menu is a little limited, but as along as you know ahead of time it's not a problem. Obviously the prices are insane, my friend and I both got a burger and we each ended up paying $35+. The service was quick and the food was very good, plus the garden view was amazing. 

I loved it. 

It was sunny, It was warm. We were on the terrace drinking wine.  The leaves of central park were 'turning' as we moved in to the Fall. The staff were attentive. The people around us worth looking at. 

It was a highlight of my visit to NYC

If you're in Central park for a leisurely stroll and in need of a refreshment, It's definitely worth a visit. You won't be dissapointed

This is a lovely spot for lunch. The staff were incredibly attentive, however, the food was slightly underwhelming.