Tavern on the Green

4.6 based on 2748 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Central Park

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About Tavern on the Green

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.
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4.6
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Based on 2,748 reviews
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4.5
Food
4.5
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4.7
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2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dine out a lot and have a lot to compare our experience to. We found that the food was mediocre at best, for which the prices were high. We came with high expectations and were disappointed. I have had better prepared and better tasting steaks at much lower prices from lesser restaurants. The chicken was dry and the rest of the food, while palatable, was not worthy of the price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

outstanding experience. Loved it! Our server was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Tavern on the Green for my father's birthday for brunch on a Saturday. We choose a place that is nice, but also could accommodate a toddler. Across the board, we were all pleased. The food was good (I had the burger, which was delicious, even if not a traditional 'brunch' item). The ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was terrific. We were even able to pre-order a custom birthday cake, which the waiter brought out with candles (no, we did not sing... ). We were a party of eight, including a toddler. We will definitely come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green never disappoints. I know this is a tourist attraction for many, but the food is amazing. The service was awesome. Every time I visit New York, Tavern on the Green is on our agenda.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible service and overpriced - they should shutdown again until they get better control over the place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu was too limited

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was nice and the food was good. But I had to wait for my table even though I had a reservation. Had to speak to the guy at the take in several times before I was seated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was horrible! We didn't even get our bottle of wine until halfway through our dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went here for our wedding reception. Everything was perfect. Staff were amazing, friendly and attentive. The food was gorgeous and the view was lovely, especially as it got dark and the lights outside go on.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

too expesive. not worth it, \nshort menu, not many choices

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I hadn't been back since the first week it reopened. It was an exceptional evening! Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Charming, bright, cheerful atmosphere ... good food served by delightful, professional wait staff. Went with a group of close friends, everyone enjoyed themselves and their meal. So glad we could have brunch together at Tavern On The Green.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dining Room was hot - service was terrible! Waitress wanted dessert order - table was filthy. Food was just mediocre. The Fennel Salad was not that at all!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Pricey for the portions but was plenty of food for me - and the outside dining was delightful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had brunch for my daughters 18th birthday. \nThe brioche French toast was amazing. \nThe kitchen was willing to change out side dishes for my picky eater. \nThey even decorated her cake plate and added a candle.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappointed! I've celebrate all three daughters sweet 16 with brunch at Tavern on the Green. Outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place! Excellent Service and great food. They even helped by calling us a carriage to take a ride in around the park! Can't go wrong here!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is an iconic New York restaurant. The building and setting in the park are still great. This place may have been fabulous in a prior life. My wife and I went for her birthday and were both very disappointed. I would have thought Tavern on the Green would have more than a paper menu with five entrees. I was not in the mood for a steak, I don’t care for salmon, I rarely eat chicken, lobster risotto, rice with some lobster?, I think I will pass. I ended up with the tavern burger. It was a very tasty burger, but it was just that, a hamburger on a bun, store bought potato chips and a pickle spear. With so many other great restaurants in New York, I will not return to Tavern on the Green.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green was a highlight of our NYC visit.\n\nWe reserved this for an early time - 5pm on Friday night - because we wanted to walk through the park in daylight and to be able to enjoy the view. Apparently seating began at 5pm, so we were treated to a quiet restaurant, and to a seat right by the windows overlooking the park.\n\nThis was a very romantic setting to enjoy my wife's birthday and our almost 35 years of marriage.\n\nWe both enjoyed our food very much. The short rib pasta was an excellent appetizer, and I had the Salmon entree. I don't typically order fish, but this was a night of adventure and it didn't disappoint. The salmon was the best I've ever had.\n\nWhen I reserved this on OpenTable, I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday, and Tavern on the Green made just the right amount of fuss: a complimentary slice of birthday cake to share, with the good wishes of our server Sean. \n\nThanks for a great evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A must-do at least once. Our meal was not spectacular, but not bad either. We thoroughly enjoyed dining in such a historical venue. Might even return on our next trip if just for the ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance is wonderful and the restaurant is lively yet intimate. We had salmon which was outstanding and flavorful. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The bar has been beautifully redone. We came there 14 years ago and enjoyed experiencing the restaurant again. It is expensive but you get what you pay for.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was nice but the menu was very limited and not that great for the price! I wanted it to be amazing but was not! The best thing was the kids grilled cheese!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overrated - food was mediocre for the price. Much better restaurants in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance and incredible location. Sirloin left something to be desired but the off the menu French fries were great. Good service and bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food. Wait staff was attentive. We will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience! Love the new openess feeling, it's as your having your meal in the park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful - food, atmosphere, service. Absolutely loved the romantic ambiance and charm of dining in Central Park! The food was incredibly delicious, it exceeded all of my expectations. I cannot wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were very pleased with our service and food!! This was by far one of the best restaurants I've eaten at. It was absolutely beautiful to start with. The staff was very pleasant. Our waiter, Javier, was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed him! Food was amazing!! I can't say enough about that! The birthday cake slice was to die for for dessert!! We will certainly be back next time we are in town!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

An unfortunate disappointment. This was a return visit, having dined here approx. 12-15 years ago. It's hard to imagine a NYC restaurant of any note having only 5 entrees from which to choose, and those were extremely ordinary. The excuse given was that it was 'out of season'. For what? Oysters would be great now, as would veal, a variety of beef cuts (only one offered), to name only a few. A landmark past its prime. Very sad end to our visit from NC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was or first time to Tavern on the Green when we were visiting New York City. Could not have asked for a more perfect lunch - food, service and ambience awesome. Highly recommend. Thanks Zachary.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Menu is tiny, very little choice, with high New York prices. There are so many better places than this in NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and service but my friends burger was under cooked for her liking and once it was fixed she didn't get a new burger, just the same burger on a new bun. It still had the topping on it so I guess they only re cooked it on one side. I thought she would get a whole new burger.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is very beautiful but the service was lousy. Our server took long even to come and greet us. My husband and mother had the burger off of there brunch menu and were sick all night. Our tab was pretty pricey for not the greatest service and food poisoning. So, overall I would not recommend this place at all.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chair cushions dirty, outside in dance area nothing to look at looks like it was left a mess after last outdoor party, waiter had greasy hair with what looked liked many specs of dirt in it. Won't go back won't recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Apart from seeing a rat the size of a squirrel in the outdoor dining space (which I eventually found out it's been a chronic problem)...\nThe food was great. The venue is absolutely beautiful! I recommend it. \nBut the owner likened seeing a rat to seeing a family of ducks or other creatures from the park. This was not a little field mouse from the park. I did not appreciate how he tried to pass the rat off as a rare occurrence secondary to the space. Give us some credit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time over the holidays. A little tricky to get to but great place for a special occasion! Would love to come back and eat outside in the summer!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful place and great vibe. Brunch is good but small portions especially for American standards

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time at this iconic restaurant! Could have stayed there all day in various parts of the restaurant , but had to catch a train. They have something for everyone.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just came for lunch while we were strolling through central park. So we ordered light because we still had a lot of walking to do. I am usually not one to complain about anything since my family is in the restaurant business. The food that we ordered was practically inedible. The chicken Cesar salad was the sorriest and tasteless food I have ever paid $25 for. Who ever prepared the dressing should have actually tried it before serving it. It tasted liked whipped milk. The presentation was also an embarrassment. When I commented to our server, her response was 'ok, would you like to see the dessert menu?' Really? At that point I decided I wasn't going to say anything more and ruin my day by making a point to our server. I'll just write the reviews. I wasn't looking for it to be taken off my check, but what I was expecting, as a patron, is to be acknowledged that there was something wrong.\n I wish we would have ordered something different. The burgers that passed by our table looked delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely. The Bellinis were great. The greeting when we arrived was warm and friendly. It was the only thing that saved our experience from being totally ruined. We went out and got pizza afterwards. \nBasically my advice would be, there is no reason to avoid this restaurant if you want the experience of being there. Everyone should go once. I was lucky enough to dine there as a child with my grandparents in the 80's. Just don't have high expectations of the food. Get cocktails.\n\nUnfortunately, after looking over a few other reviews of the restaurant, from different sources, I'm not surprised that our server was so nonchalant about our disappointment. Management seems to avoid commenting on any review that does not sing their praises. I get it, bad food and bad reviews aren't going to hurt your bottom line because the tourists aren't going to stop coming.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointed my daughter is Vegan, I order a special request for her and by the time we got there you had only one Vegan item on the menu, I order meat, let me tell you it has been the hardest meat I've ever tasted, just to cut it my hands end up hurting,

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is very popular, but our brunch dishes were average and overpriced. We had a reservations and were asked to wait for a few minutes for our table to be prepared. They forgot about us and ended up waiting for half an hour! Had I not told them we were there, we would have waited even longer. Then, they gave us a really crappy table. And to make matters worse, we were rushed throughout the entire meal. The restaurant is gorgeous and you cannot compete with the location, but it is definitely resting on its laurels (or the ones it probably had in the past). Pathetic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was an old customer of Tavern on The Green. I wanted to expose my granddaughter, her friend and my daughter to the ambience I had experienced. While the service and food were good, the noise level and the lack of ambience was a big disappointment. Tables were pushed close together and I felt I was in a nice chain restaurant like a Houstons , without the reasonable prices, not the experience I was hoping to have.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had an excellent experience and we will be going back!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is good but plates are small for the prices. Too noisy, it hurts the ambiance of this beautiful restaurant. They have to improve that!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Left us feeling happy. It was a great place to expediency Central Park on a Sunday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and wonderful ambiance! Our waiter could have been a bit more attentive to coffee and sugar. Waiter seemed a little over-booked! Food was great! We had the breakfast pizza and basket of pastries! Outstanding!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We hadn't been to TOTG since it re-opened and it lived up to our expectations. The atmosphere is lively, exciting, beautiful, very NYC. And the food was great too. We especially enjoyed the fig salad appetizer, the octopus, and the Tavern Burger, which they made especially for us, since it had just been taken off the menu. The menu is perhaps a bit limited, but the wine list is fine, with good selections at reasonable prices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband of 50 years and I had the most delightful brunch at the Tavern on Sunday. Fro the wonderful welcomes to the bs ohs to our fabulous waiter , Schpot, nothing could have been better.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

You'll forget you're in the middle of Manhattan. This iconic spot is still a destination for a romantic evening or a special celebration.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in NYC for one of our frequent visits and decided to try Tavern on the Green due to its previously iconic status and location in the park. The food was tasteless and unoriginal, surprising in that the menu items were very limited (5 entrées on the regular menu). The staff was friendly, but ill-suited for their tasks. This place would probably be fine in the spring and summer if you wanted to sit outside for drinks or cocktails. However, I suggest that you pass on the food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New York City Landmark. Great place for lunch right on the edge of Central Park. The glass atrium is a lovely place to eat. The crab salad was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, great ambiance, iconic location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our last meal in NY before returning to the UK. Loved the atmosphere, food was good and the service excellent.\nIf you're looking for a fun place for a Sunday brunch, head this way and finish off with a walk round the park.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I ordered flowers to be delivered\nAnd they never came\nThis was done from your website

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were thrilled with our experience! \nOne of us had a birthday and they really made her feel special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not cheap but worth it. The service was impeccable and the roasted figs might be my favorite thing I have eaten in a while. Wish more places were like it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was absolutely delicious. Sarah was our server, she was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As I was entertaining friend from out of town, Tavern on the Green was an excellent selection. The food, the ambiance, and the service met both of our needs. There is a good chance that my friend will stop in again before returning home. We will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner or lunch exceptional as always. Sitting inside or out, lovely ambience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

You should have disclosed valentines day was a fixed limited 3 course menu at $175@ totalling $484 with tip tax etc. would have been nice to know beforehand as i would have gone elsewhere

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

For a very expensive pre-fix menu, I would hoped the food would have been at least average....but it was far below average and I experienced dyspepsia the rest of the evening. On the positive side, the service was good, and ambience very nice. Overall, the value very poor.....there are numerous high quality restaurants in NYC with exceptional food at less ridiculous pricing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent restaurant I would recommend it for all occasions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas Eve

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my second dining experience at Tavern on the Green. The atmosphere is delightful and magical, the food is delicious and the service impeccable! I look forward to dining at Tavern on the Green the next time I am in New York City.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Rather disorganised for New Year's Eve. I'd recommend booking a table for quieter times.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love steak and the one here was not great. Lacked seasoning and preparedness. Authentic meat yes but the crafting after the cow is good and dead lacked.\nSides where okay but again everything lacked seasoning.\nService and amenities where great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Brunch at The Tavern on the Green. We loved the ambiance as well as the food and the service. I would certainly recommend it for a special occasion or just getting together with friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were really looking forward to dining here and while the service was fantastic, the food fell short. I ordered the salmon, my fiance had the chicken, both were very mediocre in presentation and taste. Now I know these aren't proteins that require much however I think a little elevation would have been nice...even a touch of salt maybe? I'd probably revisit for drinks and ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter were visiting New York City from sacramento. Took her because it's so pretty. Sadly brunch was mediocre. Food tepid. But our waitress Sarah was wonderful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience with Brunch at TotG, incredible food, great service, and would come back again. Many places in New York leave your wallet emptier than your stomach satisfied - I'm happy to say this was not one of them, absolutely worth the value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very historic, beautiful views and outdoor areas. Service was impeccable and each staff member was extremely friendly and professional. Food was excellent and Chef Bill Peet as well as Server Javier more than helped to make our evening special. My husband had a small issue with his side dish and Manager Youssef came over to take care of the problem and rechecked a few minutes later. As I stated, excellent service, food and ambiance. I will definitely be returning!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience and food was delicious. BUT. It was extremely hot which made it uncomfortable. Would return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great romantic dinner during restaurant week in NYC. We are out-of-towners and were late for our reservation. The hostess was very gracious and understanding. We were seated immediately. The food and service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My mom and I went here for Restaurant Week. The food was very good with generous portions. The only issue we had was with the chairs in the dining room. The chairs don't have any support for your back. The waiter graciously brought pillows and cushions for us so we would be more comfortable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our family trip to NYC with our teenage children began with dinner at Tavern on the Green and we absolutely loved it. We were lucky to be able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy a wonderful summer evening, the atmosphere and excellent food! The service was impeccable and we enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped by our table. We are headed back to NYC this summer and will definitely make reservations at Tavern again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the time you enter TOTG the staff is extremely friendly & professional. The place has such a great atmosphere, and you get the feeling everyone wants you enjoy your experience. The menu has something for everyone and the food was amazing. Truely one of New York's best dining experience. Tip of the hat to executive chef Bill Pete for brining the magic back to Tavern on the Green.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very inviting bar area as you enter the restaurant. Drinks for brunch were great and the staff was customer oriented. However the eggs Benedict with lobster was bland, but that wAs followed by a French toast dish that was full of flavor. Great view of Central Park and definitely worth another visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had an absolutely brilliant time at The Tavern. The food was delicious. The ambience was very classy and the view was very scenic. Loved central park covered in snow. It was a winter wonderland! Service was great and I am definitely coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed a delicious brunch for our anniversary weekend in the city.\nOh the bacon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding renovation of the Central Park landmark made famous in Ghostbusters and many other movies. Top quality materials and workmanship in this two year old faithful restoration. Only there for Sunday Brunch but it was the best Eggs Benedict and Soft Scramble Eggs we have ever had. Excellent coffee. Wished we had ordered the bacon when we saw it on other plates. Staff was attentive and knowledgable. Definitely going to return for supper.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Most romantic restaurant on the Central Park South side of the city. Views are spectacular of the park and the walk to the restaurant sets the mood appropriately for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meeting up with family from all around the country. Tavern on the Green - Bucket list!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our lunch at Tavern on the Green was superb. We got to sit in the glassed-in dining room and watch it snow outside. We went for RestaurantWeek and had the wine paring. Everything was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Romantic place... I had a dinner with family. It was a special day 'My Mother's Birthday'... Good mood, Good service! everything is good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to take friends when we visit NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good. Tables are to close together

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The braised short ribs pasta appetizer was the best thing I ate during Restaurant Week.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the salmon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chicken was too salty

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am so glad that we finally experienced Tavern on the Green! My friend and I were with our teenage daughters celebrating their birthdays in the city. The restaurant is beautiful and the brunch food exquisite. Our waiter, Ethan did an excellent job and offered us some helpful advice on our plans for the day. We will definitely return again!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The room was beautiful and our maitre d was fabulous. The food unfortunately wasn't. We returned our appetizer salads as they were drenched in dressing, the cauliflower entree was greasy and the chicken paillard tasteless. The sundae had too little ice cream and too much whipped cream but the carrot cake was outstanding and the iced tea was regularly replenished. It's great for tourists but unfortunately not for food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dined during NYC rest. week, loved the flatbread, chicken was ok, brownie was dry. Loved the setting, so bright and airy in the park. Zach , the waiter was very good, and attentive.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A classic New York venue. Lovely surroundings and good, if not\nspectacular food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had lunch there for our Anniversary. We had no wait. Service was great! Very accommodating regarding my boyfriend's food allergy. Food was amazing! This is our second time here and both times we had a perfect dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very excited to be dining at Tavern on the Green as I hadn't been back since it closed and reopened. I wanted to like it--I really did! But, we were greeted by the Door Man; no host/hostess came to the foyer for what seemed to be a long time. After checking us in, we were directed to the bar where one bartender, who seemed swamped with dinner orders, came to take our drink orders in what seemed like another awkward amount of time. As soon as the drinks were ordered, we were told our table was ready. We walked through a longish passway to a miniatuare version of the old dining room. We were seated at a table no bigger than a bridge table (there were four of us), with no table cloth or place mats...The waiter, shout out to Zach, was swamped, too, but did a masterful job of taking our orders. We finally got our drinks after 15 minutes--kudos to the bartender that they were not watery or warm after sitting. The dinner rolls were stale; the caesar salad had zero flavor and no anchovies; the short ribs and tagliatelle amounted to six pieces of rigatoni about 1/2 ' square each with about six 1/4' morsels of short rib in a watery puddle. Disgusting. The chicken, steak and salmon were an insult to the animals from which they came. I kept smelling my steak because the taste was 'off'. The salmon was literally a piece 3' X 3'. Our guest's octopus appetizer never showed so cannot speak to that. The cheesecake dessert was adequate; the brownie sundae was dry. If you like 1960's grade school cafeteria food and have low expectations, you might want to go but only during summer when you can eat outside on the park...

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Two words for you: tourist trap. Living in NYC for almost 10 years and having never been to Tavern on the Green before, I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate my birthday there while also taking advantage of Restaurant Week... as Trump says, though: WRONG. It was a Monday night, restaurant was not busy by any standards, yet service was lacking. There were only two servers in sight for the entire room. They seemed to be trying their best, but unfortunately that was not enough. Drinks arrived a few minutes after the appetizers (which, by the way, were delivered to the table in two installments). Not very timely for what they call 'wine pairings'... my cocktail took another 5 minutes to come, so we just started eating anyway. Who needs to cheer their birthday anyway, right? Food itself was okay, nothing tasted omg-amazing, and portions were on the smaller side (it's Restaurant Week, I know!). If you are trying RW menu: Salmon was tasty, though two of my friends asked for medium-raw and had their request bluntly ignored by the kitchen and were not too happy about it; I'd also suggest you get the cheesecake rather than the brownie sundae, whose ice cream tasted a little weird. All in all, the venue is gorgeous, sure, but poor service and uninspiring food made us feel like the money could have been better spent elsewhere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

For the price and epic name of this restaurant? One of the plates were not cooked as asked. As a chef, never ask someone to take their plate. Bring in another and then take the plate. Waiters were not properly trained on how to properly plate the diner. Etiquette at the table is class. Very disappointed in service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Me and my husband were there for first time. Food, drinks, seating, everything was amazing. We can't wait to come back again in spring/ summer time. I wish you have more vegetarian choices.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I know this is leisurely dining, but there is a difference between leisurely and slow. This was slow, we were practically ignored. The portions were tiny especially compared to price. Worst of all the food was tasteless. Not at all impressed. We wanted a special experience at this high class, historic restaurant. While the ambience was great the rest of the experience was awful. I would never recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best brunch ever for a Sunday trip. Company was interesting and we enjoyed being at the Tavern again. It brought back many memories from earlier times.\nThe service and the food were very good and unobtrusive to our table. The French toast was very tasty and the special with 2 baked eggs over bacon , cheese with a tomato sauce with sourdough toast and garlic butter.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved Tavern in the Green. Besides the fact is in a beautiful location right in Central Park or Sunday brunch was excellent. We all had a variety of options from the French brioche, eggs Benedict, and even the burger and they were all fantastic. It is beautiful sitting in the large sunroom in the winter time. I can only imagine how fantastic it would be sitting outside in the summer. I would go back for lunch, brunch, dinner or even just drinks. I have a pretty extensive wine list also

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a beautiful place. We celebrated our anniversary. The only bad thing was my mom's salmon was a bit salty for her taste. The waiter was very nice to change her plate but the second time was also salty. We loved everything else.. we were very pleased and wil come again and tell others as well.. magical and magnificent place. Thank you for everything!!! Our waiter made is even memorable!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful location. We were there for restaurant week . Great food and wonderful time. Service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious except courses were delivered far too close together. When we requested a break between main & dessert, waiter said no, not possible as it is on a timer from the kitchen. We did a wine pairing, so ended up with multiple glasses on the table as wait staff were hovering to clear our plate the moment we put our forks down.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I went to Tavern on the Green to have a romantic dinner and we got it. The place is beautiful, the staff really nice and the food is so delicious. \nHighly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice experience...and we'd go back again! Ambiance was lovely!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoyed seeing the skyline along 59th street just south of central park from the restaurant, and the ambiance of the entire place was great. We went for restaurant week, and Tavern on the Green had a great pre fixe menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A welcome upgrade to this iconic locale. Totally new and refreshed look while keeping true to history. And the food was great too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here during restaurant week and everything was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I know some may be suspicious of Tavern on the Green since there are new owners and but it really was lovely and you can tell the new owners are really working hard to make it work. The atmosphere is friendly and classy and made for a great evening out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The portions were rather small. I had fish and chips. 2 small pieces of fish...$28. Not a good value:-(

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately, this restaurant has not lived up to its glory days reputation before the renovation. While the service was amicable, the food was at best, average- definitely nothing special. Although the lovely setting in the park and the building itself foster a sense of classic Manhattan elegance, the actual experience is one of an average, go through the motions B-level restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My 3rd time eating here for Restaurant Week. The food is fantabulous and the atmosphere is lively. The service is spot on. I would recommend this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

30 minute wait after reservation time and slow service once seated

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply amazing, the food was fantastic and can't complain about the scenery.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a lovely ladies luncheon during Winter Restaurant Week 2017, seeing the old Iconic 'beauty' of the past , all re-done now in her modern up to date attire; just as pretty as ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My mother and I went during restaurant week. The food was phenomenal and the portions were just right. The service was exceptional, and I will definitely be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had not been there since the renovation, but to my amazement it was a tremendous upgrade all the way around. KUDOS. Will definitely go back again soon. \nPS. Jason the host was outstanding!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went for Restaurant Week at lunchtime. Of course it's a gorgeous atmosphere; we sat in a room that had a view of a courtyard and Central Park in the background. It was snowing, which made it even more beautiful. The food was delicious, and we opted for the wine pairing as well. The service was excellent. I'm glad I got the chance to visit here!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Magical decor and ambiance during the holiday season. All the dishes were good, but the most memorable was my daughter's chicken tender parm which was on the kid's menu and very tasty!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very Disappointed on Christmas Day with the service. Coming all the way from Australia we had high expectations of a special day in NY for Christmas. We felt that we were rushed in and rushed out of the restaurant. The price was ridiculously expensive and it had no Christmas feel to the place at all. Food was good but was so expensive especially for the kids that we would never recommend this to anyone and was very hard to enjoy. Poor Value, average service, average ambience and a tip added without asking or giving us an option. Very disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful gem inside of Central Park. Also the fact that it'a a historic building. The decor inside is beautiful. The waitstaff was quick with bringing out dishes and cleaning used utensils off the table. Food was really good; we dined for Restaurant Week. Overall I definitely want to come back in the summer to enjoy the outside seating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter went above and beyond for us. We received two glasses of complimentary champagne to celebrate our 21st anniversary. The food was excellent and the renovated restaurant is gorgeous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My waiter Sean was exceptional. He went the extra steps to make sure I was happy. Since it was restaurant week I expected it to be busy, and it was. Understandably the food had to suffer a little but I would definitely try it again under normal dining circumstances.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My server was outstanding very attentive and down to earth. I loved the food. Love the everything about the decor. They only thing I didn't like was that when I went to drink my water (still not tap) I can tell my glass smelled. Like it wasn't wash properly. As tho I can smell the mouth of the last person to use it. I know it was me because my friends all had the same problem and it was just the water cups because our wine glasses were fine. We didn't say anything because I didn't want anything about our food or service to be jeopardized over a cup

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a NY tradition. I love the location in Central Park. The food is just average, but I would still recommend it and will come again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Having grown up in NYC I remember Tavern on the Green a a place for a special date . Now over fifty years later it brought back a flood of memories and the service and food were wonderful.\n I think the directions should be clearer so cab drivers know how to enter the parking area we had problems since it is listed on the 65th Street Transverse \n\nWe will go back in the summer to see if it lives up to my memories

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely Wonderful!! We had brunch and the mimosas and brioche french toast were fabulous.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We really enjoyed our evening and the food was great. The only corrective criticism would be to expand the dinner menu a bit. The selections were pretty limited. But again, great evening and great food!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was not stellar, for the price. Atmosphere was nice. Won't be returning

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The room we sat in was absolutely beautiful. The walls were glass so we had a beautiful view of Central Park. Unfortunately that was to my back so I just looked back at the building which was disappointing. The food was good but nothing special. I personally did not enjoy the wine. It was very loud and hard to talk to my fiancé due to the volume. However, the server was very friendly and very attentive to our needs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I came here to enjoy the amazing Restaurant Week deal they had. $42 for a three course prix fixe menu, Plus an optional $20 wine pairing. The service was outstanding and the food was so delicious. My only drawback was that it was a bit loud in the restaurant but quieted down after about 9:30 PM. \nWe had the frisée and blue cheese salad with walnuts, the short rib pasta, then the salmon and the chicken dishes for our entrees, and enjoyed the carrot cake and the brownie sundae for dessert. The carrot cake was literally one of the best desserts I've ever had, ever. \nI love the look of this place, with the glass windows/doors looking out to the courtyard. I bet it's beautiful in the summer too. Definitely check out this place. And I'm so glad they participated in Restaurant Week! Yay!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is a tourist trap - simple as that. I wanted to take my Mom somewhere to eat brunch near Central Park and decided on Tavern on the Green because we could leave and walk around CP afterwards. The food is horrible - steak and eggs were gross. Ordered Medium-Well because I'm pregnant. Steak was Medium Rare at best. Blood spilling onto the plate. Eggs were good but for Steak & Eggs $20 some odd dollars and the eggs are the only thing going for the plate? The restaurant in and of itself is beautiful and in a great location. If only the food were up to par. So much potential, so disappointing. One positive, staff were friendly and service was quick. But it's easy for the service to be quick when the steak is pulled from the freezer...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was excellent and very healthy. All four of us loved the meal. The restaurant is nice and quiet so 4 people an easily have a conversations. Highly recommend? Great location because there is no traffic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only down side was seeing the rats running in the courtyard of the restaurant. Several patrons were alarmed by the scene.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

To the restaurants defense, we went late at night, but service was rude - prices were ridiculous. Not sure I can recommend. Not sure I will go back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Booked online very easily. Enjoyed a drink before we were seated and our waiter was very enthusiastic and kind. After we were seated, we chose to go with the restaurant week menu and wine pairing. Our waiter was helpful and attentive - although at times we did feel a bit rushed through the meal we enjoyed ourselves very much. I would recommend this place for friends from out of town or if you want a memorable night in a beautiful location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service and excellent meal in an amazing historical building

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really like to have a drink in the gorgeous patio in summer

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very good, food quite tasty. We did Sunday Brunch and had a few drinks that were quite good off the Brunch menu. It was fun to watch the people and horse & buggies in Central Park. Great stop after the museum!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Being at Tavern in the Green is New York at its best. Love the feeling of Central Park and the environment. The food is awesome. DESERT KITCHENS LAS VEGAS

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect dinner out with my daughter I don't think people realize it reopened. I am from NJ and when I posted on Facebook friends were surprised to hear it is open again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a lovely brunch, atmosphere was perfect, food delicious and service outstanding. We enjoyed mimosas and the basket of pastries to start. The eggs Benedict Florentine was poached to perfection. The French toast was huge and topped with berries, but the favorite was the chorizo flatbread! Coffee particularly rich. We checked out luggage and took a walk in the park after our meal. The staff were friendly and accommodating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent - just a little noisy but not enough to interfere with dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great views, great atmosphere, the food was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and good service. A nice lunch menu but on the high end for price. My salmon was under cooked but was quickly fixed. It was a great dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went during NYC Restaurant week. Food and service very good. Ate in the tavern side, which was very nice and had an historic feel.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

On the Rise\n\nHadn't been lately and found it to be charming (as usual), however much improved on the food front. Service was very consistent, and each course was exceptional. An especially nice spot for lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional! The space is stunning, the service (Jose) was perfection and most importantly the food was delicious. Everything was cooked excellent and coursed perfectly. We will be back and recommend to anyone.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

1st time going and we (my wife and I) was profiled. \nAsked to sit near the bar to only find out it was a complete section away from the nice dining area under the high end seating and glass enclosure. The service was completely rushed. Had a 3 course meal in under 45 minutes. \nNever coming back here again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made reservations in advance for our romantic anniversary brunch at Tavern while visiting Manhattan from FL. We arrived ten minutes early and then waited another thiry to finally be seated. Then we received the world's worst server, Joshua, after waiting a while for someone to give us attention. Joshua seemed annoyed and had no desire to work that day. He didn't introduce himself or discuss the menu. We tried to start a conversation with him and asked how he liked working there. His sarcastic response... 'it's a job.' The pastry basket was mediocre in taste. The French toast as well. The bagel and lox were ok. We were ready to pay our bill but our server had dissapeared since our food had been served. My husband had to get his own refill at the bar. Thank goodness the water server was on point with refills or we would have dehydrated in the heat. We had to ask a hostess to find him for us. The scenery was breathtaking but not due to Tavern. That was all Manhattan in May's doing. Overall, my romanticism of having a perfect anniversary brunch in the park was ruined. This place is totally overrated.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a nice meal, and food was delicious. Was there for restaurant week, and would recommend it. My only issue was the server. Not friendly, and not informative.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just OK. Went on restaurant week just because we haven't been in years. Food was not that original and chicken over cooked and didnt finish. Wouldn't necessarily go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for lunch during Restaurant Week. We ordered off the RW menu. The food arrived promptly. My friend had the flatbread appetizer and the salmon. She said both were good, I thought the salmon was undercooked. I had a salad with goat cheese and the chicken paillard. The salad was good, although slightly over dressed. The chicken was not very good - the charring was overdone on one side and the chicken was flavorless otherwise (or maybe the charring overwhelmed everything else?). We had cheesecake and the brownie sundae, which were passable, but nothing stellar. We were expecting a quality akin to a hotel restaurant, so it exceeded our expectations. The food presentation was well done and the space is lovely. I wouldn't go back for the food, but I would go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful location. Great food. Friendly staff. Good value

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place! Totally recommended to bring your significant other.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is great for any special occasion!!!\nI had the salmon steak which was so delectable and fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous. Food was terrific

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I loved this place. It's definitely perfect for a girls brunch together. Perfect for drinks and delicious desserts. The restaurant week lunch menu offered a variety of dishes that were both filling and satisfying.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best burger on the brunch menu, everything was perfect! And the salt and vinegar chips were amazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

SERVICE REALLY DISAPOINTING\n\nWe were there with my friends (8 girls). We were celebrating our trip to NYC and when we got there the people on the door destroyed our wishes to go and sit down to have dinner. They were extremely rude and they had us 1 hour waiting for our table. The servers were really good but they bought the wine on the main course (we had appetizers too), so a little late.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had eaten at this restaurant for many years from the 70's to mid-80's. Our son grew up calling it the Ghostbusters Restaurant. We found ourselves back in NYC after 20+ years and wanted to revisit this place. After being shuttered it is under new ownership. Gone is the beautiful 'Green Room' with its lovely Murano glass chandeliers. How sad. Still located in a wonderful and special location and the service was wonderful. However, the menu is way too limited- 4-5 entrees and no specials. I had the overpriced steak, which was cooked as requested, however, the vegetables were entirely overcooked. They won't get too many repeat customers with such a restricted selection. This is a landmark property and location; Surely this restaurant and its managers could re-group and make this restaurant fulfill it's lofty possibilities!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter, Jose, was a sweetheart and an excellent server. Lovely atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was wonderful and the staff was attentive and so accommodating. Classic NYC

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a friends lunch. The food and atmosphere were perfect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent brunch! Wonderful service. Will be back in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Due to their winter schedule, only one room was open for dining. It was a very nice room with a beautiful fireplace. Food was good, service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Breathtaking. Service was great. Staff was so sweet especially the young man that greeted us at the door.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely lunch on a chilly winter day

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Warm and cozy ambiance. Delicious food. Would love to see more vegetarian options. Very limited vegetarian menu. But will definitely come back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere was great! Food was not!! Didn't care for the open kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service in a very beautiful setting! Highly recommend!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch was the best meal I've ever had. Seriously was amazing. Service and ambiance great as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for brunch and food was wonderful. We sat in a 3 season room with a view of Central Park and the patio. Would live to go in summer and sit outside. Service was excellent. Sat at bar prior to brunch and Bloody Mary was yummy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iconic, different from years ago when my wife and I came but still iconic . Grand children loved it as well as Daughter.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have always loved Tavern on the Green. This time however we were seated in a back room past the main dining and bar area. The room smelled quite dusty and musty. The food was great as usual. I guess the next time we plan to go, even though we had a reservation, I will have to request by room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter and I really enjoyed this restaurant. It was a beautiful setting, and the food was delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meal was amazing, the building was amazing and the staff were amazing

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took a while to be seated, but no big issue here. The waiter did seem to be slightly off his game, telling us what the soup of the day was a few times - culminated in us being presented with a 'happy anniversary' cake which was not for us (it was for those sat next to us, who ended up having to choose their own dessert rather than be presented with the cake which was left on our table - probably quite embarrassing for the poor chap who had organized the cake!).\n\nNot the worst, not the best. Somewhere in the middle.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not to be missed when visiting NYC. Love the park setting! Ask for the glass enclosed area! Great food & great drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worth trying, we enjoyed the food and ambience.. the bar area is great as well

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here once before. This time every thing was wonderful! The last time. Seating and service we're bit slow. This time we were seated quickly, served quickly and the food was excellent.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wrote several e mails to the restaurant and at the end I got to booked a table for two in the main room all windows to floor to ceiling ( it was a special occasion)\nOnce arrived I was placed in another room, in a table near a wall, without view.\nI tryed to show the emails receved about the booking of the table in the main room but the boy and girl at the reception were unpolite and pretended to not understand what i was saying

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service here needs a serious revamp! Pushy and sloppy. If you love hotel lobby style places go here. There is zero atmosphere. Such a shame considering how iconic the venue is. I came here for my mothers birthday as she remembers this place from years ago- unfortunately they didn't place us at a window seat in the Central Park room even though I had booked a month and a half before.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful tradition birthdays for our granddaughters. Always lovely 😊

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I got the steak and eggs for brunch and it was one of the best meals i've ever had! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and excellent service at a reasonable price. What more could one want for a business lunch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came as a tourist, but unlike the other tourists trap....the food was actually spectacular. The prices are reasonable, especially understanding the context of having brunch in Central Park. \n\nHighly recommend, and look forward to coming back in the spring.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was good, beautiful location and excellent food

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for fish but they only had Scottish salmon. Disappointed. We'd been to Tavern on Green 5 times before they closed. We had chicken it was good. We miss the stained glass & chandelier. A bit pricey. We will return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Invited by friends to this New York 'must experience' landmark and was disappointed. It seems to bank heavily on its fame and the inflated prices reflect an inflated reputation. Perhaps it was once a place of excellence but the menu today is lackluster, the service was brusque, and overall I left feeling disappointed.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I hate to give Tavern on The Green a bad review, but I have to. I have been wanting to go back to this historic gem in the park for a long time. I wanted to see for myself if the rumors were true. All of the bad reviews everyone has been giving it for a while. It is such a beautiful place that I was hoping for them to be wrong. We arrived at 7pm on a Friday night and the place was empty, 1/4 full. The bar was empty. We were sat at a table and our waiter took forever to come to us. He was not polished at all, but friendly and nice. The menu is VERY limited. We both ordered the chicken. It was good, but something I could have made at home on a week night. Nothing special. I hope the owner sells this gem to someone who can make it into the delicious gem it should be.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very rustic, classic, and warm ambience. The staff was great as was the food and atmosphere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is a beautiful building right on the park. We had not been since the renovation a couple of years ago. The ambiance was great but not so sure about the food or the service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AmaIng experience!! Waiter was very attentive!! We ordered salads to start off and she noticed they were taking a bit longer than usual, so she went to the kitchen or literally grab them herself and bring them to us. Small details like this make me want to return here for sure !! (Waiter was from South Africa and was a blonde woman with glasses .. I completely forgot her name .. SORRY)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful place! They were serving limited menu as it was their last day to be open before a week of renovation. We were there for a low key birthday dinner. 2 in our party ordered the steak. Frankly it was very disappointing...for $55 and the reputation of Tavern on the Green I expected more. It wasn't necessarily bad but it wasn't good... I've had better steaks at Logan's Steakhouse. One person in our party ordered the burger and it was great. The service was terrific and the atmosphere was lovely. Go but skip the steak.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We always try to eat at Tavern on the Green when we are in NYC. It's my grandmother's favorite. We love sitting in the main room with a view of Central Park in the background and the busy kitchen working. I ordered the pork chop during our last visit and it was wonderful. We have now visited for brunch, lunch, and dinner several times and have always enjoyed everything. The renovations have greatly improved the ambiance. We will dine here again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had our reservation for 11 PM (Dec.31th). However, they had no availability. None of them gave us reliable answers. We got in at 11.40 PM. Additionally, there was no relationship between the quality of the food and the cost of the menu. $ 550 underpaid.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my better half here for a birthday dinner. The location itself is really one of a kind - (where else can you dine in Central Park?) :) and the service was excellent. The menu is limited - but that's a good thing - it allows the chef(s) to concentrate on doing a few great dishes and executing them very well. Overall, a wonderful experience and worth every penny. I will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We (my wife and I) were at Christmas evening for dinner and the food was cold. The dish was heated and became toasted. A new dish was served and came out cold again. The prix fix for a not so good food and for the problems were not consistent with the expetations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The view in the Crystal Room was amazing. We really enjoyed my daughter's birthday brunch!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved my visit for brunch to Tavern on the Green. Service\nWas awesome\nAnd meal was lovely. Will be back again. The park looked gorgeous as it was snow covered.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the location and the cozy feel. A fun place to celebrate my birthday, and nice to pair with a walk in Central Park. Food was tasty but simple fare, which suited me fine. Lovely landmark.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

the occasion was New Year's special brunch with family and a good friend (5 in total). Ambiance and setting are excellent. Location perfect. A set menu with limited choice was more than sufficient in terms of choice and quantity. For the price (especially with gratuity and taxes) we considered the dishes not more than OK - not very refined and lack of imagination.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great setting for weekend brunch, Central Park, one of my favorite spots in NYC. But, the menu did not have a variety of breakfast/brunch choices. I did enjoy the Eggs Benedict with salmon, but my guest ordered a burger and flatbread. I also think the room should be decorated differently for the winter months. I will come back again, but in Spring or Summer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Tavern on the Green lived up to its iconic history and reputation. The food was very good, and the service was excellent. \nTOG should be on the 'must do' list for out of town visitors to New York.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The aesthetic of Tavern on the Green is delightful - it's a great spot for brunch, and the service is impeccable. The food is good, not great. I think that if they upped their game slightly in the quality of the food, this restaurant would be unstoppable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The service was top notch as well.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had created a reservation in which I mentioned that we were in New York City from Orlando to celebrate the 13th birthday of my granddaughter and would like to be seated in the crystal room. When we arrived,, they tried to give us a dark table behind the bar. I asked for a table with a view that wasn't in the bar. The hostess said it wasn't possible, and we had no choice except for a table in the bar. However, I discovered quite a few occupied tables in the crystal room where we had hoped to be seated for our celebration. In addition, it seemed that they hadn't scheduled enough staff because as we needed more water, napkins, etc., no one was available to fulfill these simple requests.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought the family for Christmas Eve Dinner, promptly sat us and then we were ignored. We finally ordered drinks which never came, we ordered appetizers & dinner, which the former was delivered before drinks. A total of 45 mins to get our 1st drinks! My wife was so frustrated that she filled out the complaint card which we gave to the Restaurant Manager, all she said is 'I'm so sorry'. We spent $1500 at this 'Iconic' restaurant and were embarrassed. I could go on and on, this place needs to get the City out of it's operations and bring Chef Ramsey to fix the problems.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food a little expensive but well prepared. The menu could have more selections the wine is very expensive and not served at the right temperature. The service is great, will definitely recommend to friends.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first time to the restaurant. While overall we enjoyed it, it is noteworthy to say we were seated next to a large window, it was very cold so much so we asked to be reseated and when we were, we were seated so closely to another table that we heard they're entire conversation and they grew increasingly loud ruining our romantic evening and visit. We waited some time before being asked out order and our waters were not filled timely throughout the evening. The food was certainly good however, not as exceptional as its name has been associated with.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Though I had made a reservation weeks in advance and the restaurant was half full we were seated beside the front door. Had to ask to be moved. Took 20 minutes to get drinks, even water. When I asked for tea with my dessert, it came out 20 minutes after we finished eating. They seemed to be short-staffed, they seemed grumpy. The staff in the gift shop complained she was sick and wanted to go home. Not at all the lovely lunch, my daughter and I had planned. Over-rated NYC experience!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was above and beyond my expectations. It was so romantic and Christmassy when we went. I went with family for a birthday but would defiantly come back with just me and my husband as well. The food was classic and cooked well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience even though we were soaked through with the rain. Welcomed in, coats taken, then showed to our very comfortable seats. Fish and chips was fabulous. Really fantastic place

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have always wanted to visit the 'Tavern on the Green'. So, on our trip to NYC last month, I called ahead and was able to make reservations. We visited the restaurant on Christmas Day, for their prix fixe dinner. The ambiance was warming with many beautiful Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations throughout the restaurant. I loved all of the decor. Unfortunately, we were a little disappointed with the food. The food, being a prix fixe menu, tasted like it had been mass produced and was simply heated through prior to serving. In our opinion, the cost did not equal to the quality of the food served to us that evening. We will not return, but at least we can say we've now been to Tavern on the Green.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Started with sending phone messages to say the table was ready..not every tourist has an active phone. Lobster risotto was way overcooked. Rest of the food saltless. Manager brought quicly a tomato soup and did not charge for that. Besides the beautiful Central Park at night, was a big frustation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This reservation was made well in advance and included a call to the restaurant, specifically for a very nice table in the room overlooking the park. Instead, when I checked on the reservation a few days ahead of time, I was informed that the decided to only open the (dark) Tavern room and there would be a very limited menu. I would have cancelled but had already purchased a gift card for the occasion (the evening was a gift).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was the Christmas Eve dinner menu and it had very few options, however they were delicious. As per the service, our waiter was hard to find at certain times, and some things had to be requested twice. Overall a great experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

An iconic restaurant in an iconic setting. Although the food and service were below my expectations I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A classic restaurant with a warm feeling . Service that matches restaurants that have been in existence for two or three times that of TOTG.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas in NYC with family. Very child friendly!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love this restaurant normally and was excited to take my family there for Christmas Lunch this past Christmas. The atmosphere, service, location cannot be beat. However, unlike previous times I have eaten at Tavern, the menu was a limited, set Christmas menu. Again, fine - but the price was $125/per person. Okay, special event, I get it - but I am sure it will be worth it right? No. The portions were skimpy, the selection beyond boring and quite frankly the taste and quality of the meal was just not there - especially at that price. It was a huge let down. My son's ham dinner could have come out of a Denny's kitchen. I had lobster risotto - it was cold, sticky and flavorless. I know they can do better and hope they will in the future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was expecting a more extensive lunch menu (it was tiny) and the food portions were very small for the price, although the food was quite tasty. The view is splendid out in the glass-enclosed patio and central park is gorgeous and goes well with the ambiance. Overall way too pricey for the selections and amount of food provided, seems they are resting on their old laurels and their name.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was pretty good, although not as superior as expected based on the venue. But the ambiance was fabulous. The Christmas decorations were gorgeous and made for a visual feast. For the 3 of us, the dinner bill was well over $200 with tip. But the food quality, while good, didn't really justify the cost. So I wouldn't choose to eat there on a regular night out, as I can get the same quality food at half the price, elsewhere. The extra cost is worth it, though, for the setting, if it's a special occasion like an engagement, birthday or anniversary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The directions on the link from Open Table took us a mile in the opposite direction so we were late. The staff was nice and were able to accomodate us. The ambiance and service were impressive. My husband was able to have his steak prepared black and blue and said it was delicious. My salmon was perfectly cooked. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had New Years Day brunch here. The service was great and the food was good. We sat in the Crystal room, which was beautiful. But the tables are so close together, it feels like you are at a family style restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is fantastic.\nThe food was delicious but the price (fixed menu for the New Year's brunch) was too high for that type of food (well prepared, tasty but quite simple).\nA menu à la carte would've been the best option.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second visit to this iconic New York City restaurant and both experiences have been everything we anticipated and more. We love the cozy bar and waiting area leading into the crisp and bright front dining area looking out into Central Park. This has become one of our very favorite places and one we will definitely return again when we travel to NYC!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took the family to a vacation in New York over the Christmas holiday and wanted to have a special Christmas night dinner. Booked the Prix Fixe. I would like to say everything was great but I dont feel like the meal itself stood up to the venue or the cost. Ambience is incredible and the staff were super friendly. Just dont feel that the meal was anything out of the ordinary in a world class dining destination like NYC-I was expecting to be blown away but not even close.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere is fantastic and the service was great. The shrimp\nCocktail was awesome!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The value added for a new year s eve dinner was low. We had to wait a lot for a table and we were with kids. The table was in the bar, too noisy. The meal was basic and the prosecco included in the menu wasnt served.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place. Good Service. Made a reservation for New Years Eve for lunch. They were not serving off menu - special 3 course meal. We're not informed until they seated us. Would have been nice to know when we made reservation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

There was a set menu. The choices were decent. The food was just ok. I have been to many high end restaurants and this one did not stand out. For the money we paid, it was not worth it. The table was small. I expected better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great place to eat in New York. Views of Central Park along with great food and great service. A New York must do! Beautiful decor. Any time I make it to New York from Los Angeles, I make a reservation there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While it was a relaxing and enjoyable meal overall with the location, view and good service, the food was good quality but very bland and lacking flavor. Disappointing food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love having this restaurant back in business. Its a wonderful and convenient setting lunch, dinner, late evening, etc..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding- being thrown back into time with ambiance and delicious food. What an experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was fantastic! We loved our meal, and it made our Christmas day extra special. The beef was done just nicely, and the pudding was more than worth it! It was worth the money and we got the recommendation from a previous customer of yours, we couldn't have asked for more.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We did not enjoy our visit to Tavern on the Green. For one thing, it was extremely dirty with food all over the floor, the tables that have bench seating are way to close together. We were seated next to a table with very dirty dishes and food all over the floor, napkins on the seat, etc. I realize it was busy, but that was extremely off-putting to begin with. The food was unremarkable and way over priced. $17 for a bowl of tasteless tomato soup, apple crisp that was equally tasteless, a weird flatbread with whole brussel sprouts (shaved would have made more sense), and fish and chips that were two measly pieces of fish and small petite order of fries. We had to ask twice for ketchup and were treated like that was some sort of travesty to ask for ketchup at Tavern on the Green. We will not be returning nor recommending it. Very disappointing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had the best memories of Tavern on the Green from a visit to New York 10 years ago. This visit wasn't the same experience. Our server was very arrogant and did not pay much attention to us. The food was over priced for the quality. They did have interesting drinks but the food was only fair. I won't go to this restaurant again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went a Friday in December and it was busy! Not the best experience I have had there. I think they were overwhelmed. I party of over 20 middle schoolers came in and sat near us and the noise was crazy. The adults that were with them decided to sit around the corner, so the supervision was minimum. We did have to send back our tavern burgers because they were RARE, but they replaced them to the medium we requested and they were DELICIOUS! Some in our group got a specialty cocktail that was supposed to come hot and it was barely luke warm. Again, I think they were just too busy. I go anytime I visit the city, try to sit in the sunroom and always have had an excellent meal and wonderful atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch for my birthday with friends. We both have toddlers and the staff were all very nice and accommodating. We all enjoyed our meals and drinks. I'll definitely come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting New York with our kids for New Year's Eve and decided to eat at Tavern on the Green. The kids thought it was amazing and really loved the band playing in the bar area. The overall dining experience was amazing and our server Zac was outstanding! Definitely a place you want to add to any trip when you're visiting the city!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a lovely evening here at this beautiful restaurant. It was cosy and well decorated for Christmas and very atmospheric. The live music was really good although we were seated in another room. We expected a little bit more from the food, it was well presented but a little bland. Overall, we would return and eat as loved the place itself.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Apart from the vibe of this place on Christmas Day, the restaurant was somewhat disappointing. The food was good, however not outstanding which you would expect for the price tag. You go for the ambience and for the experience. We won't need to go back. Might I also I add, we had the worst server in history. She could not care less about us and didn't even bother to explain the menu at all. The table next to us had a lovely gentlemen so perhaps we were just unlucky.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not impressed with the food at all! With so many great dining options in NYC I will not put this on my list to revisit on my next trip to NYC. Hopefully the food will get better because the environment is so nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

At first we were snubbed at the hostess stand even though we were on time for reservation. It just so happened that we had a beautiful seat and it started to snow. X Club

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation one month in advance for lunch while visiting NYC with my daughter. I specifically asked to not be placed in the 'coffee shop' section. Of course, not only were we seated there, but because we checked in at exactly our time, they let people without reservations be seated before us. The food was good, I was just upset for the lack of attention to my requests and courtesy for making a reservation so far in advance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is an awesome restaurant with excellent food and staff. We had an unusual situation that I believe was just 'one of those nights' for our waiter. We were on a schedule for the theatre but we left ourselves 2 hours for dinner from the time of our reservation to the time we had to be on our way. Normally, this is more than enough time with the pace at Tavern on the Green. However, our waiter did not input our dinner into the computer correctly and our order was not received in the kitchen. So, after a long wait after our appetizers had arrived and were eaten, I asked our waiter about the delay and he quickly went to the kitchen. That is when I could see a lot of conversation that now involved the manager. The manager came right over, apologized and went personally to the kitchen and it was clear he was fixing the issue. Still, there was quite a delay but our dinners eventually came out but we had to eat quickly and skip dessert. I feel strongly this was an exception and not the rule at this restaurant. In fact, the reason I am even mentioning it is that, when the final bill came, the manager deducted a substantial sum from the bill in recognition of their error. We did not ask for a discount and we really didn't lose our cool at all while dinner was delayed. This was an unexpected but appreciated gesture by the manager that we all know would bring us back there on day when we can enjoy their wonderful cuisine in a more relaxed experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion! Good ambiance, great food and fantastic service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Tavern burger is magnificent, big juicy meat and the bun is soft and not to think as to enjoy the meat. The french fries are outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great seating in the glass room. Food was top notch and service was very attentive.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

never told about special-burger was not dressed-waiter was lack luster-burger bun soggy and bloody, beautiful interior-had to beg for water

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Totally magnificent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Year's Eve

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

No brunch on Fridays? So disappointing. That was the only time we could come and had to have lunch when we re looking forward to a lovely brunch at a historic site. Next time we will do the boathouse instead. Really too bad

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food,great service,wonderful ambiance. I would recommend having lunch at Tavern on the Green when visiting New York and Central Park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always special when we're in NYC. Lunch, brunch or dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green was a very nice dining experience. Ambience ,food,service great overall

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Elegant and well regarded establishment. Wait staff was affable, helpful and non pretentious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First visit to NYC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Truly hasn't lost any of its classic charm and history...just gets better with age!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pre-Reno was the best Tavern on The Green. The grand room is gone and the bar up front at the entry is tacky. You feel as if you are awaiting a ride a Disney World. The grand appeal is gone forever, unfortunately.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wanted to eat here for a long time was very disappointed. The place is so beige inside needs a little more color.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful place, excellent food, great service. Family dinner was terrific!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good place and Nice food !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for the prix fixe xmas eve brunch and really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Despite the clear business of the day, our waiter was attentive and patient. A great experience overall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A beautiful building, top class service, the food was a little disappointing, small table. A table cloth on the table would have suited the setting more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A tasty and joyous brunch in a beautiful setting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We all 3 ordered something different and we were all very pleased with our selection. It is just so fun to dine in beautiful location in Central Park. What an absolute treat!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good service except hostess and bar area. Hostess said we couldn't be seated for almost two hours. I used opentable to get a reservation within the hour. No service in the bar seating area- we needed to go to the bar for drinks. Good food, even on the kid's menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great place to go during the holidays. Festive and charming. A must see and dine spot. The service was perfect and attentive. The management was professional and warm. It was my daughters first visit and it was perfect! Every day they have a different flavor birthday cake on the desert menu! Yum!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

No resemblance to the original place and the glass dining room seems more like a cafeteria.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was recommended by my boss as it was my first time in America with my mother. It was a real treat, something a bit special to remember NYC by. Loved it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a very disappointing experience. Been to New York City many times and never experienced the famous and historical Tavern on the Green. So here for the holidays with my husband. \n\nThe food was not good and the pricing was exceptionally high. If the food had been ok I would have chalked it up to a tourist trap pricing experience but along with uncooked fish and chips dish and a badly made common cocktail (sent back twice and finally just ordered wine to be safe), I can't even give the a recommendation to anyone going here at all. \n\nDon't waste your money visiting TavernontheGreen

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I wouldn't recommend it. The food was okay but sub par for the money. The place is for tourists only.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you come to NYC and don't stop here.... your a fool. Incredible food, service and atmosphere! Top of the line. Not the cheapest place but worth every single penny!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my girlfriend and I on a date tonTavern on the Green and it was amazing. The service was excellent, managers were welcoming, and the overall experience was definitely worth giving it a try.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall good. Only complaint that food was a bit cold. Service was excellent. Overall value is okay for that type of restaurant but when you spend $125 a head for upscale it still seems a bit pricey.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were on vacation and very excited about our dinner reservation. We had to wait longer than expected but not too long. We felt our waiter was not friendly and seemed to rush us in ordering our meal. We were extremely disappointed in our food. We all ordered different things and all were some of the worst we've ever had. The chicken was dry, as was the fish, and the steak as well. Such a disappointment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A definite must-do for NYC unique dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great lunch at tavern on the green. Food was excellent and our server Midiglia was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrating a birthday. Party of 9 for lunch on Dec. 29th. Everything was fine. Not quite as memorable as previous visits but some of that might be the volume of diners and their staffing over the holiday week. It's a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my grand daughter to New York for her 13th birthday. We made reservations at Tavern on the Green but it was the least enjoyed event of the trip. The waiter wasn't friendly and honestly seemed bothered that we were there. The restaurant ambience was excellent and the maitre de was very pleasant- we had to wait for a table even with a reservation.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was marginal. Service marginal.... expensive - not worth it... our server pretty much forgot most of what we asked for - Including that we ordered drinks! Very chaotic - not pleasant experience. Nice location - that's about it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there on Tuesday, 12/27/2016 between 5-7:30PM. We were in the bar area and had dinner. I had to send my dinner back because it was cold. My dinner returned 30 minutes later with burned brussel sprouts and hot gravy on the lamb chops. The waiter was embarrassed and without asking, they removed my dinner from the bill. It was really bad or that would have never occurred. I would have rather paid and had a nice relaxing dinner with my daughter. We ordered a side of mashed potatoes. They were good. My daughter had a pork chop, which she said was delicious. It was covered in greens. I was surprised that there wasn't a dress code for dinner. Maybe if there were, the chef or line cook would care about those in the dining room. As in...Respected the customer enough not to send back lamb chops covered in beef gravy and surrounded by burned brussel sprouts. I should have been offered a new dinner choice if not, a new meal should have been cooked for me.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was average and certainly not worth the price. That would have been acceptable if this was still the warm, exciting Tavern on the Green environment from the past..Most disappointing was the ambiance. What used to be a fascinating and interesting setting has been turned into larger bright rooms with large tables that are quite noisy and give more of a 'cafeteria' felling. There is no longer any of that warm, intimate feel to this historical venue. What a shame..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our wedding day meal, myself new husband and 4 family came.\n\nWe were seater promptly, and then greeted by our server, she was lovely and congratulated us immediately.\n\nThe whole experience was great and we were even given a complimentary slice of 'birthday cake'!\n\nOverall an amazing meal and perfect end to our wedding day.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A terrific place to take my parents and friends for a holiday dinner. Decorated well for the Christmas holiday season. Our waiter was terrific. Also had dinner in the summer and enjoyed that equally.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Would never recommend or return, way overpriced for a mediocre meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous place. This occasion wasn't the band, but I had been when the band is playing and the environment is amazing. \nThe food is wonderful. This time I ate grill lambs, which was delicious and it was a good portion. The price is reasonable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was disappointed, Christmas day meal, was not expecting outstanding, but except for husband's beef, seemed like cafeteria food. Service was slow, we were going to order a bottle of champagne, but heard the table next to us cancel their order because it never showed, the waiter for our 9pm reservation said he had been there since 7am, seemed understaffed for the crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made Tavern on the Green part of our Christmastime in New York experience and it was a wonderful choice. The day was snowy and the view was so beautiful. The food was great and the ambiance fantastic. It was a memorable part of our time in New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love the music and vibe here, but there seemed to be a private party separated by a curtain that stopped all the music for the rest of us to make toasts. They were loud and intrusive. In addition our waiter kept forgetting to bring our wine. I had red snapper with water and the wine basically came with the check. We love this place, but this was not the night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food,amazing location,prices a little high

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic! Thanks for great and relax moment. See you very soon! ;-))

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff was very accommodating when we requested to be moved away from the service station. Our server was great for the first half of the meal and then essentially disappeared. We were brought dessert menus after our entree and he never came back to take our order. I was never offered a second cup of coffee. We had to ask a bus boy for the bill. This was disappointing. The food was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We normally take friends for lunch. This time we took 8 family members for dinner. We were seated 30 minutes past our reservation time and food took an hour to arrive. Strange because the restaurant was not full. Maybe they were understaffed for the holidays.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for fixed Xmas nite dinner. It was quite good, but not as goid as their regular fare. Still, the price was good, the ambience great and the service, excellent! Tavern is a historic NYC spot and well worth a visit!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our Christmas Day lunch was amazing. Once we knew that we were coming to New York, our decision to have our lunch at Tavern On The Green was never an option. As soon as we could put our reservation in, we did. We are from Newcastle, NSW, Australia. The day was perfect, made better by the service of our waiter. We did get his name, I think he said it was Spatz. I also had a chance to speak to the the Head Chef, Bill. We will highly recommend the restaurant. Loved it.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had reservations for 4:30 on Christmas day. Showed up at 4:10 and didn't get a seat until 4:50. Atmosphere was chaotic, took 15 minutes just to get a drink at the bar while we waited. Can't believe such a POOR experience for a $450 meal for two people. Food was ok but filet mignon pre-cooked and could not get it made to ordered. Very hard to believe at $125 a plate. Waiter was ok but just average. Expected way more from such an iconic place. \n\nI had planned to propose to my girlfriend but she deserved WAY better than that place so I did it in Central park instead. \n\nDo NOT recommend this place to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ryan was fantastic! He was so friendly and energetic and made our dining experience so enjoyable!! Food was great!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed prix fix Chirstmas day lunch and the food was very good, as was the service. I love it when food comes piping hot to your table, so my only critque was the sides served with the tenderloin where luke warm, not hot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We spent Christmas Eve here... hectic, very busy but yummy food. Very expensive for what you get though

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was very positive. We were seated in the atrium in the glass part of the building without fresh air and hot sun and it became quite hot. I had to walk to the Maitre'D to ask to be reseated as the waiter and person walking around with the iPad checking patron status seemed to be unable to pull that off. Once reseated the food order was taken and food delivered efficiently....very tasty and everyone in our party was pleased.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Must go - we thought. It was closed for some time, so we thought to have a romantic dinner in this landmark restaurant. The bar is really nice, staff friendly. The restaurant itself, however, is all but romantic. While the food is good, the design is not very cozy, rather felt like a tourist trap.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance, food, and service are always impeccable! Thank you for staying true to your reputation and history.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went before the Adele concert , for a full new york experience while there overnight. Fantastic! Sat by glass garden doors

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had Christmas dinner here, it was soo busy and they did run behind a little (which is to be expected - no point in getting moody like some others did, they should've arrived on time!) the atmosphere was great and the staff were helpful and as attentive as they could be. \nThe food was cooked perfectly- and the decor was just right for Christmas- we had arrived in NYC the night before and was slightly unsure because of previous reviews- but they surpassed all my expectations. \nGo to Tavern on the Green- bit pricey but it was Christmas!! And the food,staff and atmosphere were well worth it. Thankyou xxx

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were really looking forward to our Christmas Day lunch especially as we had travelled from overseas. We are a family of four and were away from family. The atmosphere and service was fine, however we were rushed through our 3 courses very fast, felt like they wanted our table!! Even though there were many empty tables around us at our allotted time. The food was very average and sparse. First course was a small serving which we expected but then for our main course we ordered Ham being Christmas but we had 4 quarter slices of very smokey processed type meat and lots of wild rice to fill the plate and some green beans - thats it!! It was dry to swallow the meat, rice and beans, there was a drizzle of a sauce but not enough. Desserts were definitely our highlight. Cherry Baked Alaska was lovely. All this for $125 each, we did not walk away feeling satisfied. $1000 by the time we converted to our currency including a couple of drinks and hot drinks. We wouldn't have minded if the food was great and we could sit and enjoy the atmosphere, but to be given your main course as soon as you had finished your first course made you feel uncomfortable from the get go. We left feeling so dissapointed with our meal. Great venue and decorations and the service was good. I'm sure it's great for lunch but wouldn't recommend for Christmas Lunch with that price tag!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great Christmas Day treat at The Tavern On The Green. Fine food, great service and a brilliant atmosphere. Christmas Day rates were applied, making it more expensive than normal

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately, we didn't enjoy Tavern since their menu at 3:45 was a brunch menu and we were looking forward to a dinner type menu for an anniversary date night. We were advised there was no menu from 4-5 and I wish the reservation would've mentioned this so I could've changed our time. I had made a reservation for 15 minutes before 4 and that's not long before 4. We were looking forward to this anniversary date night since July when we booked our NY tickets. Maybe next time. Beautiful place!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I booked this for Xmas eve dinner as a surprise for my boyfriend, having tried and failed to book for Xmas day as it was already full. He had visited this place years ago and raved about it, and since we were in the city for Xmas I thought it would be perfect. Beautiful restaurant and setting, cant fault the venue and service was great. However only menu available was set menu at $125 each, which I thought was overpriced for what it was. At that price I was expecting an amazing dining experience. 2 of the 3 starter choices available were cheese based-so as a non cheese eater I was limited in my options-main course was good but dessert chocolate molten cake was dry-was overall very disappointed with the quality of the meal-not worth what we paid for it. Would I go back? Yes, the restaurant itself was lovely-but would I go for a special occasion where choice is so limited? No. On reflection I'm glad I was unable to reserve for Xmas day as that would have been an even bigger disappointment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server and the front door greeter were fabulous! The overall service was amazing and the food was spectacular! What a treat it was to experience Tavern on the Green.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

To much funky food Need to have better selections that normal people would eat

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hugely disappointing. Terrible food massively overpriced and zero atmosphere. The worst Christmas lunch I have ever had. Avoid at all costs!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

returned after having both been there many years ago. The place is steeped in nostalgia and a NYC Landmark. I'll give them a pass as it was a prix fix Chritmas Eve Late dinner and they were super busy about 1 hour wait for our table. the food was good not great and kinda cold. I wouldn't have dreamed to send it back for fear of waiting another hour for it to come back. the service was fabulous but thought that over $400.00 for dinner for two was a little over the top considering our bottle of wine was only $65.00

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there for Xmas lunch. Fabulous ambience and decor for the holidays. Service excellent and appropriately attentive. Overall fixed menu good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

best place i've ever ate at. hands down the best there is.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought our family of six over the xmas holiday to check off of our list. They put us in the last table in the house next to the bar and by an exit that the back of house was using to roll in and out a huge mixing bowl. Food was good but not spectacular. The server was nice and gave some special attention to the kids. It was nice they had a children's menu. The table selection left a bad first impression.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed the festive environment and made wonderful Christmas memories!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is old fashioned. The food was so simple and expensive. I spent 700 dolars for 4 people and nobody was happy with food. the only aspect that justify the visit is the localization in Central park and the Christmas atmosphere. The waiter was tired because he had to attend many tables at the same time. I do not recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wait staff was great, atmosphere was perfect. Loved it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An amazing Christmas Eve dinner. Service was impeccable and the food expertly prepared. It was expensive, but we knew that well in advance. My wife's seat allowed her to look out of the huge glass windows into the courtyard that was decorated as if out of a child's most wondrous Christmas dreams . . . absolutely spectacular. I was facing the open kitchen able to watch the chefs working diligently to assure each meal was perfect. It was crowded, but again, expected for Christmas Eve. Highly recommend dining at the 'Tavern on the Green' in Central Park on any visit to New York City.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were limited to the Christmas Eve brunch prix fixe menu. There were about four choices for appetizers and the same number of main courses. Three choices for dessert, one of those was chocolate or vanilla ice cream with a cookie. No drinks were included. We ordered Lobster Benedict which consisted of poached egg over spinach and a few pieces of lobster meat. Very disappointing! More lobster would have made the dish at least worth the $95 we paid. Prix fixe menus at Tavern on The Green are not the best option for dining in NYC.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first and last time to dine at Tavern on the Green. While the outdoor atmosphere was very pleasant, the service was poor and the food was, for the most part, unremarkable. It took four servers before we finally got the bread that we were offered with dinner. Food and drinks were also slow to arrive. I noticed that all the servers who were gathered around the doorway/bar area held the door for other servers or hosts when they brought a guest through the entrance. But when we went through the same doorway to use the restrooms, or when we left after dinner, no one opened a door for us. We were visiting from out-of-state, and this was to be our destination dinner after a week of helping our daughter move. I absolutely would not return to this restaurant or recommend it to other friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server Tyler made for a fantastic meal!! Our first seat was in the the sun (uncomfortable). They quickly moved us upon request. Then our server lost a nearby table who wanted to move because we had a service dog. My so was embarrassed and Tyler made him understand it was the other families problem and made us feel welcome and like invited Guests. Our meal was delicious and we loved the service and ambience!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the updates!!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My kids dessert (ice cream) came with a big piece of plastic ! Disappointed that the manager didn't do anything, any discount at all. It is supposed to be a fancy high quality restaurant? They should start to know how to treat customers and food quality. Pay more than $500 for two adults two kids lunch and an ice cream with plastic yummy !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A warm welcome and friendly service complimented the high quality food. Shame that did not extend to a vegetarian main. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting New York for an experience to remember.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Previous reviewers were right. The food is just terrible. It is cafeteria food at its worst. We came here on Christmas Day thinking more effort might be made by management to prepare a decent meal. We were wrong! Street vendors cooking Halal food prepare more delicious fare. The service was also very mediocre. As a group of four, we paid a fortune. Better to spend the money on Eleven Madison or other gourmet restaurant. Management maximises profit as the cost and effort required to prepare and serve this food is a mere micro fraction of that charged to the client. \nStill, being Christmas and being in New York, we made the most of the Occassion and entertained ourselves- the terrible food being a source of mirth. Private review also provided to the Tavern management. People, Don't go there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great spot in New York with wonderful service and food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I booked Tavern on the Green for our Christmas Eve dinner. \nMost amazing was its ambience—complete with sparkling lights, multiple Christmas trees, wonderful Christmas carols, and a warm, cozy vibe. We ate under the glass atrium and were mesmerized by the beautiful lanterns and decorations outside. \n\nThe adequate:\nService was good, but I wouldn't say stellar. Felt like we were a number. \n\nThe major drawbacks:\nUpon arriving, we were told to wait in the side room, but after returning from checking our coats, we were forgotten and ended up waiting at the bar for a half an hour. A little bit strange that no one came to get us and that we had to go back to see what was going on. \n Although beautiful, the table we were seated at was absolutely freezing. We asked for blankets or the air to be turned down, but unfortunately, I had to spend dinner with my husband's jacket around me. :( Not ideal for dinner on Christmas Eve, when you want to feel pretty cosy. \nFood—A set menu with a few options. My husband ordered the ham and I ordered the tenderloin. The food was obviously meant to feed masses; I wasn't even asked how I wanted my steak done. Although the butter for bread and Brussel sprouts were pretty good, the food was cold and not memorable. Very disappointing. \nPrice— for two glasses of wine, and a cappuccino & latte, our total bill, which included a mandatory 18% tip, was just over 400USD. In my opinion: ridiculous for the quality of food, service and level of comfort. \n\nI'm sure this restaurant is quite good for the rest of the year, but I would stay away for special ocassions, where they must cater to many people. There's no personalization or special touches. \nThe only reason I've given this restaurant two stars is because the ambiance with the lights in and outside was stellar and indeed memorable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was creative and excellent. Beautiful view if you are lucky to get a table with a view. We sat at an area where we were packed in a long table and one side the view was the wall. If you get a window table or a table in the middle of the room, it would make the cost of the food worthwhile. Otherwise, I wouldn't do it again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a wonderful Christmas brunch with Perfix Menu. I came in from out of town for this time to enjoy a delicious meal with my daughter. Bravo and well done to all that work @Tavern on the Green. Ross was a delight as our server, everyone gets A+.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A classic in the city and a must-visit on every trip. Everyone on staff is extraordinarily pleasant. Management hires well.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had to wait over an hour after the reservation time and the service was generally pathetic. The food when it finally arrived (well after 10.30 PM) was not hot. Drink order was fumbled twice. They are not equipped to handle the amount of reservations they make on busy days like Christmas Eve.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came to New York from Australia for the week leading up to Christmas and one of my main goals was to have Christmas Eve dinner at Tavern on the Green. I understood it was a New York institution at Christmas time. The ambience certainly did not disappoint--it was a Christmas wonderland, with a gorgeous tree, heaps of lights, carols playing, and a fireplace. We were ecstatic at the atmosphere. The service was also very good--we were never left wanting for anything. The only problem was the food. We paid $400 for a meal for two (three courses plus a bottle of wine), and at that price I would have expected something fantastic. Instead, my main was a rather dry few slices of ham (no sauce) with some rice and a few unadorned beans. My partner got a fairly decent risotto. The baked brie we ordered for the appetizer was cold in the middle and lukewarm around the edges. The food wasn't terrible by any means, but at $400 a head, it was decidedly underwhelming. I had far better pub fare for $15. My overall recommendation is that if you go to Tavern on the Green, understand that you are paying for the atmosphere and not the food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worth doing this once because of the history of the place. Cannot really see much of the park from inside - we had a window seat. It is very expensive, so be prepared for that. The food is definitely not worth the cost, but it is a once in a life-time thing to do. Ambience is nice, tasteful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter and I went to brunch on Christmas eve. It was lively and filled with tourists but not overcrowded and the ambience and view of Central Park is wonderful. We waited at the bar for a table and they had live music, with Christmas tunes, which was outstanding. The service was great, the food was good, and the price was quite steep. But it was well worth it for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location and ambience. Food was good - just a weird Brunch selection with lots of egg on the menu

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I cannot recommend Tavern on the Green. A prix fixe Christmas week brunch: $95 (watch out they automatically added 18% gratuity). The food was below mediocre, I was given the worst table they could find, maybe because I dined alone. I will never return here even if someone else was paying.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The prixfixe menu options were fine and understood because of the volume of costumers but for the price we paid for the food, it was pretty awful. $55 for our kid's mozzarella sticks with no cheese, scrambled eggs and two scoops of vanilla was also pretty laughable. We'll be back, just never on a holiday with a fixed menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience on December 24th

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only issue was the temperature in the room. Much too warm.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seating was very cramped with no privacy, dinners were packed in like sardines, felt more like family style than fine dinning. The food was also very bland with little to no flavor (4 in our party all with different entrees) the only exception being the crem brûlée for dessert which was good. Only appeal is that it is a NYC landmark!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been dining at Tavern since it relaunched. Up until Chef John took took over a year ago the food was bad. You opened with zombie chefs of the past who had cutting edge menus for 20 years ago. \n\nChef John made the food current. You knew you that whatever dishes were on the menu would be incredibly good versions of those dishes: a great burger, great schnitzel, great salmon, and absolutely amazing Ceasar Salad.\n\nI am disheartened.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Train wreck from the beginning to the end. After having a reservation we waited over 45 minutes to be seated. We were told no tables were available as they were waiting for people to leave. When they finally seated us I was dumbfounded to observe more than a half-dozen tables that were empty with table settings. If the kitchen was backed up just be honest.\n\nOur waiter had the personality of a doorknob. Our salads were bland. After waiting an additional hour for the entrée my wife's steak was raw but we couldn't stand the thought of waiting any further so she ate the outside. My short rib was less than impressive. Nearly 3 hours after we got there we couldn't wait to get out. Will never be back again. If you want to dine in central park the Boat House is the only option. Horrible experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was very nice until

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was exceptional... grilled octopus, figs with goat cheese apps were the best. \nOnly downside was our waiter.. don't remember his name but he was very cocky.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our lunch on Christmas Eve was perfect, the ambiance and decorations were great and service was friendly, prompt and professional. We were sitting in the conservatory with great views of the courtyard Christmas Tree and Central Park. The perfect venue for our special occasion. Thank you Tavern on the Green for a great time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was amazing, the decor was lovely and I was seated right on time. The wait staff was pleasant and accommodating. The food was good but overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good. Fun. Great. Awesome. Yup. Fantastic. Good job. 10/10. Would eat again. Wow. Very food. Much dine. So wine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our 5th anniversary and I wanted to make a special night on the town. We stepped though a quaint opening in the hedges off Central Park West and proceeded down the path that led us to the world famous fantasy land of lights called Tavern on the Green. Having on several occasions in the past had the good fortune to attend events back in the day when 'the mad genius', Mr. Warner Leroy was owner and proprietor I had something in the memory banks for comparison.\n\nWe were greeted by quite a throng at the entrance and announced our on-time arrival. We were cordially asked to wait by the cloak room or bar area as they would locate us when the table was ready. The bar was wall to wall but we slipped in for two glasses of chardonnay which was excellent, and soon we were approached by the hostess and led to our table.\n\nThe main room is immense with an open kitchen and packed with very high energy patrons enjoying dinner. A great place to join with a group of friends. We were led into the another dining area which was much more quiet and intimate and perfect for the nature of our occasion. \n\nWe started with a chopped salad and BLT salad for appetizers which were both excellent and sized appropriately. For the main courses my wife ordered the branzino which she was perfect and I ordered the pork chop which was pounded, breaded and fried but unfortunately came out a little on the dry side. We shared sides of polenta and asparagus. Overall though, the portions were huge and absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable, friendly and helpful. Also, the wine list is deep and had many notable choices and an impressive array of reasonably priced bottles or wine by the glass as well as signature cocktails.\n\nThe highlight of the evening after dinner was to step out into the magical realm of the courtyard which was outfitted in full Christmas regalia and that was when all the great memories came flooding back and put the exclamation point the evening event.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We ordered for our daughter the mozarella sticks from the children's brunch menu. It was terrible. They tasted like mozzarella stick from de frozen food at any grocery. Following the pasta for kids is ragu with pasta, and you have to pay $55 for each children. Our main course the sea bass very poor. The lobster risotto good but no excellent. Very very very expensive and it's not worthy. NYC have a lot of better places to have a brunch there

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch. Salmon burger ok. Flank steak good. Loved the fish and chips. Service was excellent. Nice Christmas time thing to do.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly recommend! Service and food were great and the atmosphere was wonderful. What a great landmark/must visit while in NYC!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and location are spectacular... however food quality are over rated / overpriced. I could have bought a cheap sandwich and a salad in a gas station and sit at the park and would have been a better overall experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came in from Orange County California and come once a year to New York. We have never in our 20+years of traveling there, come to Tavern on the Green. So glad we did this time, as our children our now college age and our visits might become less frequent. Thank you so much for the wonderful meal, outstanding service and beautiful atmosphere! Merry Christmas and cheers!🎄

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect holiday lunch. Good food. Our waiter David was outstanding. The black cherries in my Manhattan were fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came to New York to bring my daughter home from college. We wanted a special dinner out while we were there. We chose Tavern on the Green and it was fantastic! The food was amazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lunch menus. Scollops were under cooked and only Luke warm, fish and fries ok but fish had very little flavor, chicken dish way over cooked and dry. Have dined in the past but not since it reopened.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Holiday decorations were gorgeous! The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Zach was the best waiter..charming and personable. Could not have asked for a lovelier dinner. Everything was perfect. Love it here at Christmas time. So beautiful!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

David was out waiter and he was awesome! He really made my daughter's birthday extra special

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The brunch menu was severely limiting and overpriced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lamb roast, veal, salmon and steak and all were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very special & a highlight on our visit to New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Meal i had in NY! Would definitely recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was at Tavern on the Green several years ago, and found it somewhat dumpy. The new Tavern on the Green was spectacular. Service was wonderful food was great and the view and the ambience were terrific.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Trip to NYC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting New York for our 2nd time and had to make time for this. Beautifully decorated and great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there as recommended by a friend exceeded our expectations excellent brunch and friendly service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time and it was very nice but it did not have the same feel i remembered. Not quite as special and felt like we were being shuffled through. Our waiter and service was perfect though. Very well trained and nice personality. Food was well above average. But menu somewhat lacking in originality. Over all good experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service. My wife had always wanted to have dinner there. Tavern On The Green didn't disappoint; the meal and ambience were excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic service, great food and an atmosphere that cant't be beat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined at TOG for the first time recently. It was a magical place, especially when we dined in the glassed-in area of the restaurant overlooking Central Park! Because it was December, you could see a lovely Christmas tree & decorations, plus people taking carriage rides, as well as joggers & bikers. It was a memorable lunch-time meal....one we will remember for a while! We had delicious food, great service, and we felt the pricing was no more than many area restaurants. So glad they reopened this restaurant. We have visited NCY for many years & we were disappointed it closed for several years.....HAD to try it after it reopened;0 Give it a try...great experience for children and families, too. Be sure to BOOK AHEAD!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful classic restaurant that is a must see in the city! Cozy fire in the fireplace, and loved the Christmas decorations. The food was delicious and my cocktail was fabulous!! I would definitely recommend and return to TOTG next time I'm in Manhattan.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had reservations for another day. ToG called to reschedule b/c facility was rented. Bottle of champagne was offered free of charge at our meal. Lovely!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great! Bar service was terrible \nWe dined and she didn't hardly acknowledge us. I made mention of the lack of service on out cc receipt.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

not quite the magic of the old tavern on the green, but a good effort at bring that magic back

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, iconic location. First time back since reopened. Food was good but not up to expectations. Service was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was everything I expected and more especially during Christmas with the decorations. Great food attentive service lovely atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our reservation for 11 people was moved up from 7:30 to 6:00 pm to accommodate a private party. People were friendly and helpful but one dish was missing from every course. The manager was apologetic and comped our dessert. It was a very nice evening!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I appreciated the extra care in making our meal nut free for my son's food allergies

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have heard many great things about the historic Tavern on the Green. It was much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a fun place to eat; I appreciated the lively ambiance, the seasonal decorations, and the incredible staff. My food was excellent, but my fellow diner complained that his fish was undercooked. The open kitchen is a sight to behold! And the coat-check makes this a great stop for tourists who want to off-load gear while enjoying their meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place and visit every year. The menu varies every time. It's pleasant and great ambience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quintessential NYC at Christmas, worth experiencing but don't have high hopes for the food. My daughter ordered pork chop. Description did not say it was breaded but it was and extremely dry and seasoning was just bad. It was so tough to cut I had to help my 17 year old with it. My daughter home from school and bad cafeteria food and I was so hopeful for her to have a good meal, but no. Scallops and lobster risotto were ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We were in NYC for Christmas and wanted to go someplace well known. The service and food was exceptional. The atmosphere was very bustling and energetic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came here for my husbands birthday lunch with kids during Christmas time and the tavern did not disappoint! Don't try to go without a reservation, it was extremely busy but so charming and perfect for a cozy lunch. Polite and informative staff, good food, and amazing ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great fun and quite beautiful. We walked from the SE entrance of Central Park to the Tavern which is a great way to take in part of the park. The Tavern was lovely and bright with lots of Christmas decorations. My friend and I had the steak flatbread, oysters and cocktails -- all were quite good. I would recommend the Cardamon Maple Cocktail.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a great holiday experience . Service from server was just ok, but everything else was very well done.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very fast service. Food is consistently delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful! A great surprise that it had reopened. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A super festive holiday experience, a classic NYC Sunday dinner! Went with my grandmother and roommates and it was magical.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A quick whistle stop tour of NYC which included lunch at this Central Park Tavern. Great experience, great food and a fab way to see the park, shame it was raining !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband had wanted to eat here since he was young. He was certainly not disappointed. For the beautiful decorations, to the delicious mimosas and brunch selection, we would highly recommend Tavern on the Green to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful surroundings. Ordered their steak and eggs and it was delicious. Don't miss out the opportunity to enjoy a great meal with excellent service! I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super place, great food, we will come again when in New York

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a perfect experience. The food and ambience was great! The ONLY thing I missed was the over the top Christmas decorations that Tavern used to do back @ 2002-2003. There are still pictures online and I was sort of expecting that. It was still very classy and beautiful, but not at the level of ' unbelievable' that I told my guests it would be! 😜

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Magical is the best word to describe my night at Tavern on the Green. I have dreamed of visiting this restaurant for years, and it was better than imagined. From the moment we arrived, we enjoyed the people, staff, and ambiance of the Tavern. Our table had a wonderful view and the food was beyond words. Even my picky eaters were ecstatic over their meals.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely gorgeous setting.....Food was good, not great, but I must say, it is over priced. $14.00 for a mug of Hot Chocolate !! Really?? But you should experience it once during the Christmas season. It's a real treat....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I chose Tavern on the Green as the place to celebrate my 40th birthday, which involved bringing my party all the way to New York from Florida! And although we had many delightfully memorable experiences over the weekend, enjoying the ambience of Tavern's idyllic charm at Christmastime will live most fondly in my heart. Having an early reservation, however, unexpectedly limited the menu; heading to a show after, we had hoped for the option of heartier meal options besides brunch, but once we got over that, the experience was purely enchanting. The staff was accommodating, the food was divine, but the vistas at sunset in the glass open courtyard are spectacular. Thank you for replacing what might have been the anxiety of facing a big birthday with a warm, exquisite magic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I don't know why we made a reservation. We were stuck in bar seating, no where near the windows. Had to wait 15 minutes until our waitress arrived. She did give us free drinks, but part of going to tavern on the green was to have good service, and sit in one of their iconic areas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The hosts are very friendly and accommodating . The young gentleman went the extra mile to give us a table we liked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I absolutely loved my experience here and will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great historic restaurant in a beautiful setting. It's a wonderful place and the food is good.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We got sat 30 minutes late even though I made my reservation over a month ago and they put us in the back room far away from the main restaurant and ambiance. They also 'no showed' us even though I was clearly there and checked in. Waitress didn't tell us that we had to pay for water and brought us two bottles which we were charged for at the end of the meal. I brought my boyfriend there because it is my favorite restaurant and neither of us are from NY, so I was very disappointed with how it turned out. Definitely beautiful and special, but we weren't treated well most likely because we were young and they were busy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My sister and I have been the New York many times but never the Tavern on the Green. The best way to describe our experiences mediocre or to quote my grandmother...If you get the reputation of going to bed early you can stay in bed all day !'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

we had a brunch at Tavern on the Green during a recent trip to NYC. the 5 of us were seated at an amazing table in the atrium space looking out at a snowy Central park and the beautiful Christmas Tree. The service was amazing, from the hostess who greeted us as the door, to the staff who seated us and our server. the bloody Mary is amazing, the food was yummy and filled our cold empty bellies. It really lived up to the reputation, and I def. plan to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a Saturday afternoon brunch. We got lucky it snowed the night before and with the Christmas tree in the courtyard it made for beautiful pictures. Awesome meal - loads of fun.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a true New York gem. The food is great the service impeccable and location is outstanding. We love the ambiance and comfort of this restaurant. It's a must for us on every visit to New York. We like it best for Saturday and Sunday brunch but dinner is great too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delightful, so happy to visit again. Perfect holiday decor & atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The lunch we had was excellent. The service was somewhat slow considering the restaurant was nowhere near full. Our waiter seemed to have tables on far sides of the restaurant. We were put far away from everyone else which seemed like Siberia to us. Thus service was slower than it should have been.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place. It is on our list always for our annual NYC visit from Dallas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Spending time in the city for the holidays and had to have some time at the Tavern...awesome food, drinks, and exceptional service...😍

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We did have to wait an hour for our 1pm reservation. Other than that, great experience and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If Utiful, iconic restaurant in the heart of Central Park. It was snowing the morning we arrive and it just made the place seem more like a winter wonderland. Best part of our visit was our waiter… A fantastic staff member who made our experience memorable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was good, except they sat us by an outside door and it was cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful, Delicious, beautiful!! Love the decor, the view, the glass room, the food and the history! Tavern on the Green is a jewel! I am so glad it reopened! I have dined there many times, every time I visit NYC!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed getting together for a special lunch at Tavern on the Green, but disappointed when they ignored my special request as a VIP OpenTable user. The restaurant was crowded and service was spotty, but it is a delightful location, especially at this time of year!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had family friends from England for a visit and wanted to treat them out. The place is nice, well run, efficient. VERY good service. It is pricey though and the portions are of a 'reasonable size' meaning they are big enough but some people might still have room left for more. It was enough for me though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was our first time back since the reopen of the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the decor of the place. The food was delicious and we would highly recommend this to all of our friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was outstanding. This was a special occasion and we are so happy we choose Tavern on the Green. The entire staff was incredibly friendly and eager to make our experience a memorable one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was excellent. The staff were very accommodating.Atmosphere very comfortable.Overall a lovely experience. My rissotto and husband's salmon burger deliciousThank you

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is the perfect NYC Christmas experience-don't miss it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Make sure to ask for a table in one of the atriums

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is way overpriced and lack flavor

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointing!! Food, service and wait time were terrible. Such a shame!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointing...not the old Tavern we remembered. Cafeteria-like style in dining room.\nBar still cozy with nice wood, but that's it! $180 for 4 burgers, and 2 coffees! Atmosphere is gone. \nThe only saving grace was a beautiful tree outside in the courtyard.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting NYC for the first time Tavern on the Green was recommended to us as a brilliant restaurant for the festive season. Whilst having excellent food and service the ambience isn't pretentious. The portion sizes are more than acceptable and the quality of the food is as good if not better than I have experienced anywhere for a similar cost. The extensive wine and cocktail list provides some exceptional choices. The courtyard at Christmas is something to behold and dining in the glass room / conservatory gives wonderful views. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a comfortable yet top notch dining experience. Thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food! Beautifully decorated for the holidays!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great luncheon experience. Beautiful atmosphere, service was excellent and food delicious

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dining at the Tavern is an annual tradition when visiting NYC. It was fabulous!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was so looking forward to lunching at this iconic restaurant. Unfortunately the new owners have done things differently. The seating is my biggest complaint...side-by-side seating so you're practically having lunch with your neighbor. Menu choices were so so...we had fish and chips. They were okay, fish was soggy on the bottom. I would not go back ☹️

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The lobster risotto was absolutely incredible. Our waiter was awesome and the location is beautiful. Ask to sit by the windows in the glass room. It's stunning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green delivers as usual. Food and service great. Only disappointment was no top hat doorman on duty leaving the front desk to get us a carriage. They delivered but this time of season it is nice to see traditions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a phenomenal experience but a little pricey.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a disappointment. I have always enjoyed good food, ambience in an outstanding restaurant. The current Tavern on the Green does not offer this. I will not return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always fun to dine here . My favorite drink is still the 'Queens'. Especially this time of year. It is a reddish color and just a festive drink .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Holiday Spot! Food and service were exceptional and the atmosphere can't be beat!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the setting, the food was very good and the service was fine. The tables are close together and I found it noisy but my daughter did not mind at all.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The main course was bland...cold....it lacked quality ingredients in terms of seasoning...I stopped eating aft 30 seconds & asked for a doggie bag to give it to the homeless man standing outside the park... loud tourists everywhere in this place...I should have known better

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would never go back again. I've been there before in the past, but this time we were completely rushed. Main entree was served before we even had a chance to finish the appetizers. We were in and out within 40 minutes. The food was also horrible.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

SO disappointing! We visited Tavern 12/10/16, party of 4 after 6:00. We hoped the new would be similar to the old - elegant, refined, dress-up kind of evening. Wrong! We saw many in sloppy old jeans ('smart business' dress code?) After being led to our table, we drew up short & said 'you're kidding right? How are we to fit?' We were to be seated at a row of tables crammed tight w. abt 6-8' of space between. (We are average-sized people; how would a larger person manage?) The hostess made NO attempt to help, so we had to move the table ourselves toward the adjoining diners, closing their gap to 2'. Family-style dining! There were 2 individual chairs on the outer aisle side of the table, then banquette bench seating at the rear. 1 of our party was stuck directly on the hard seam of the leather seat & was SO uncomfortable that after the 'next-door' diners left he spoke w a manager to plead not to seat anyone next to us so we could push our table directly against the adjoining one & have room to spread out (the manager graciously accommodated that request). My cocktail (Queens) was weak, in my opinion (no paper cocktail napkins under glasses). 2 in our party couldn't get drinks they requested (not available). I asked for some paper napkins (I keep the cloth one in my lap & use paper for wiping hands) & the wait-staff man brought 3 hard, scratchy, brownish-colored recycled type paper towels, like those from a public restroom dispenser! OK it's not a 'linen tablecloth, sweep the crumbs off in between courses' kind of place now but really? In order to serve the rear bench-seat diners, the wait-staff had to reach over the heads of the outer diners - we got 1st-hand evidence that one server's deodorant gave up - armpit body odor - YUCK! Gross lack of personal hygiene! Worst of all was the noise! If we wanted that lack of ambiance, we could've gone to a local sports bar & saved 100's of dollars! Sadly, we won't go back & won't recommend TotG to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have been in early December for the past two years. Great food, fabulous location and very friendly staff. This is a must do for anyone visiting New York City. It is also worth repeating!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were recommended to eat at Tavern on the Green by a friend who said it was on her bucket list. This place did not disappoint! It was a birthday brunch for my daughter's 40th birthday and granddaughter's 13th birthday. After brunch they surprised them both with ice cream and a candle. Meant a lot to both. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic service and delicious food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience all the way around. The atmosphere was very festive. The food was excellent we shared the fig and goat cheese appetizer and had the rack of lamb. Delicious!!!\nIn particular, our server Michael M was great. Very attentive, knowledgeable and polite.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A special evening out on visit to NYC. Would definitely recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green at Christmas is enchanting. I am from Texas and was determined to eat there. It was a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. We wanted to try Tavern on the Green because it is an iconic NY eatery. Typically, that means the food will be average and the service poor, but not in this case. The service was excellent and the food was fabulous. The surroundings were beautiful and the ambience elegant. We went on a Sunday and there was a Jazz trio with a singer. Be prepared to spend some money, but it will be money well spent. We are going back in the summer.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My girlfriend and I happened to have one of the best dining experiences ever. For such a storied restaurant it certainly lived up to expectations and then some! \nEvery staff member we encountered was smiling and helpful. The food was interesting and delicious (and not pretentiously overpriced) . \nThe view of Central Park with a light dusting of fresh snow helped a bit, too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience. Here for Christmas season; had a light snow just in time for dinner! Wonderful atmosphere; awesome food and service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved it for our anniversary .... wished I didn't do open table but wasn't sure what that meant😏Would like a cozier spot

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I visit Tavern once a y ear. It is my go to place as soon as my friends and I land!! lunch, dinner drinks and a hell of yes wine list. Staff is a snap away and they know theirs stuff!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I haven't been to this restaurant in a few years and found the new main area a little disappointing. The food was just okay and a bit pricey for what you got. Hard as rock kettle potato chips were served with a burger void of tomatoes, lettuce or other condiments. We did get a pickle! I would go to the boathouse restaurant further upbthe park next time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They reduced the elegant Crystal Room...and added a new English atmosphere.\nWhile waiting we met many people from outside NYC and from Europe who were\nvisiting NYC. All were having a wonderful time. I especially liked the seating area \nwhile waiting for our table. \nGreat place for pictures both outside and inside. \nVery warm casual atmosphere for Brunch.\nIssue with the parking...valet no longer available. Parked two blocks away.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Tavern on the Green for lunch during a trip to NYC (my Mom's first) and at the end of a beautiful pedicab tour through Central Park. We were early for our reservation and had the pleasure of a cocktail in the bar area near the fireplace. We were lucky enough to be seated in the iconic glass dining room with a perfect view of the Christmas tree. Our server was pleasant and efficient and the food was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A NYC experience that doesn't disappoint. You certainly won't get great value, but if you went to Tavern On the Green for value you don't understand how these things work. It's a lovely and a classic destination.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fancy and good. Nice restaurant, and had very nice view of internal garden.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thank goodness the Tavern has reopened! We chose this venue out of nostalgia and knew that the place would be beautiful. But we were throughly impressed with the dining. The food was delicious and staff attentive. A little noisy but worth it for the experience. Magical!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service. Lovely venue, looks great with all the Christmas decorations

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not what it used to be. Decor is not as special as it was 10-15 years ago. The menu is limited and the price is too high for what it is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eating a meal at the Tavern on the Green was an incredible dining experience! The service was excellent and the brunch menu, while limited, was very good. My family and I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant, especially the Christmas decorations that were outside. I wholeheartedly recommend to family and friends to take a meal at the Tavern on the Green. You’ll be glad that you did!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked a reservation at Tavern with high hopes, since we have not been since the extensive renovations were completed. The facility is beautiful, and is a huge improvement over the former restaurant. We were surprised at the menu, though....only 4 lunch entrees to choose from. I opted for the salmon, which was quite good. However, one in our group got the chicken Caesar salad, and the dressing was so strong that it almost made her sick. Another opted for the Eggs Benedict, and was not overwhelmed by the flavor. Our server was not attentive...our water glasses were empty most of the time, and it took over 30 minutes to get our meal. It then took another 20 minutes to get our tab, even after prompting him that we were ready to leave. \n\nThe staff seemed overwhelmed, and there seemed to be a lot of activity with little production. I'm not sure what the problem is, but we were very disappointed in this visit. I do hope they figure out how to correct this, and the venue is in beautiful Central Park, and the renovations are lovely. Please work on your menu and service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great! Warm atmosphere. Location in Central Park. Good food! Enjoyed lunch while on girls trip to NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really charming at Christmas with decorations and fireplaces.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant! Extremely helpful staff with our reservation time when our transportation was delayed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern was the last restaurant we went to during our recent visit to New York City and it was wonderful. We went during the Christmas season and Tavern was decorated beautifully. The service was a bit rushed but it was very busy. The ambiance is definitely worth the visit. It was everything we imagined. The food was really good as well, nothing too edgy but good. Worth the trip.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is beautiful, we had a reservation and our table was ready right on time even though it was extremely busy. The staff are very friendly, the food superb and it was so gorgeous for Christmas, we loved it!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had not been to this historic spot on the edge of Central Park in NYC for years. We had heard it was tired and worn and had lost much of its sizzle over time. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a gorgeous spot for brunch, even in December, with truly excellent food and drink served in a sunshine lit atrium or in one of the quieter, more intimate, wood grained rooms. It appears to have a lot of space for al fresco dining, which we may try when I am next in the City. Definitely a two thumbs up for brunch in NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Xmas tradition. Beautiful decorations. Wonderful brunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately a restaurant that I have heard about all my life ended up being sub par. Although it doesn't disappoint regarding the ambiance, that doesn't make up for the fact that the food more closely resembled cafeteria quality. Definitely not what you would expect out of such a landmark establishment. Especially it being in NYC. I guess it ended up being more of a tourist trap. Lesson learned on my part!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was perfect for a holiday visit to New York City. We ate in the glass room and had a nice view of the Christmas Tree and holiday decoration in the courtyard. The food was good and the staff was very nice. We will go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green offers a lovely ambience for a winter birthday celebration. It was all decked out for the holiday and seeing the white lights glittering through the windows was stunning. Walking the grounds after dinner with a treat as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first visit to New York and our first visit to Tavern on the Green. The service was fantastic and the food was very good. The scallops were delicious as was the paella. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly. The creme brûlée was excellent. There was a little confusion on how to get seated. I made reservations through open table, and got there early to check-in because of the note on the reservation saying they would hold the reservation for 15 minutes. Although the restaurant had our reservation, we were told they don't start seating until 5:00 pm and to come back at 5:00 pm. Not sure what was going on because they were open at lunch. On the third trip to find out about table a text message came on phone saying table was ready and to pay any open bar checks and come to the hostess station. Either the staff should explain how it works or having a notation on the reservation on how that was going to work, would have been helpful. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately I was not aware that brunch menu on Sundays only is served until 4 and dinner menu starts at 5. In the interim there is a bar menu offered. Due to good old NY traffic we were 15 mins late for our 3:45 reservation and could not be offered the brunch menu as they are strict with their cutoff. Food was delicious but after traveling 1.5 hours to get there, it was disappointing to only be able to select from 8 items on the bar menu. I completely understand the policy just wish maybe he website explained the situation so I could have booked an earlier or later reservation to avoid that.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Way overrated! Was very average food. Service fast but not personalized! :(

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although this place is packed on weekends, I would do it all over again for that lobster benedict. Best meal of our NYC trip.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were visiting New York as my brother in law has cancer and he wanted to visit. His one request was to go to Tavern on the Green. We really enjoyed it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Introduced my family to this lovely, historic site. Great addition to our holiday New York trip!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time visit for me. It was my friend's tradition to go there with her mom. It's very pretty inside. The service was good and everyone was friendly. We had a nice table by the window. The food menu is small. The wine/ liquor menu is large. With all the choices for dining in NYC, paying 80$ for a burger, a salad and a cup of tea is not my cup of tea. However, The burger was juicy and tasty.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Disappointing. I had heard so much about Tavern on the Green and had looked forward to going during our Christmas trip to NYC, what a let down. We went for Sunday brunch and I ordered the steak and eggs. The dish was flavorless scrambled eggs with slices of roast beef, there were no options for eggs or steak temperature...it tasted premade. The atmosphere was nice and the bar area had a jazz trio that could not be heard in the dinning area. If I went back it would be to go to the bar, not for a meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was sub standard at best. Our server charged my credit card twice and I have yet to see the credit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The sparkling Christmas lights, the brightly decorated Christmas tree, the beautiful interior, and the falling snow outside helped to overcome the high prices of this tourist attraction. People were feeling festive and the staff was warm and friendly. It was fun to introduce this icon to my daughter.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful spot! Very hard to get served in the lounge, but it was very busy in there. Service at the table was excellent. Menu seemed a bit uninspired.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Getting a reservation is a must and it was easy to make online. Great place with great food. Beautiful too. Check the eventhe calendar for special events taking place there like Jazz night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional service and food. Atmosphere was absolutely magical!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Venue is amazing , but the meal although good was not 100% value for money - the wine wasn't very cold and the restaurant itself was quite cold - was a special occasion for a 50th birthday - overall could have have been a better experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is historic so that alone makes it a must stop when visiting Central Park. We stopped for lunch after walking around the park all morning. Our lunch was good but be prepared to shell out $30 for a hamburger and chips. If one studies the menu prior to making reservation it shouldn't come as a shock. We had the house bloody Mary's, too. They were fantastic. One of the best I've ever had. I was not disappointed making this one of our stops while visiting Manhattan.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We made a reservation and expected to be in the restaurant for our meal. We were walked through the entire restaurant (which is beautiful) and then placed in their covered outside area. It was freezing (33 degrees outside), the table was shaky, there were NO Holiday decorations or flowers outside, our hostess was very rude when we asked to be moved. Then the menus came and there were only 5 meals on the menu. We had our 7 year old with us and thankfully she settled on the French toast. Our meal was $50pp. I heard this place was once spectacular, but I would have preferred a dive diner to the experience we got at Tavern On The Green.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome experience and made a good memory. Highly recommend making reservations well ahead of time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Made reservations several months in advance and then was seated in an outside tented area they called 'The Atrium'. This was hard to believe as walk-ins were being seated in the front dining room. I told the waiter that this was unacceptable and we were moved to the front dining room area. I'm just confused on how they thought this was going to be acceptable. Loud music was also playing in the atrium area and it was freezing outside and they sat us under a vent blowing in cold air. \nAll in all it turned out to be a good experience 'not great' as I was hoping. We also showed up about 30 minutes early for our reservation and checked in but still had to remind the host/hostess of our reservation when it was time. \nJust a few things that they need to look into for this being an upscale dining place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had brunch on Saturday and the food was delicious. The service was amazing as well. I highly recommend getting a side order of the bacon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, really efficient staff and great setting.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Having been here before it was renovated I liked the ambiance both ways, classic and restored. We were seated quickly by making a reservation through Open Table. The dining room is beautiful, but snug. I had a difficult time getting into my seat due to the glass partitions that separate guests along the exterior wall of the building. The view is gorgeous, you can see why it became a romantic hot-spot, really lovely with all the lighting, light and dark woods and lush fabrics. We even saw a proposal at the table next to ours, and the whole restaurant cheered! Sweet! Now the food, which is freaking expensive! I ordered two different beers, and didn't like either one. I had the seared scallops which were delicious and the jumbo prawns for dinner, also very good, with a lovely al dente linguini. The presentation was a little off though, with farm to table all the rage, they served the prawns in their natural state with both heads and tails, brought a bowl to discard them in, and then took that away. Though I am all for food in different presentations, this was a lot of work to prepare to eat, and my granddaughter thought it was 'kind of disgusting'. The real sore spot was the service. I have been to many expensive, high-end restaurants and the service at Tavern on the Green was way below average. I asked our waiter how she was and she said she was 'tired, and ready for holiday. She had worked double shifts over the holidays etc...' And you could tell by her demeanor that she could have cared less about us. My granddaughter asked for another roll and you could see the judgement in her mouth, and she didn't say a word. Our water glasses ran out more than once, if you see people are water drinkers you should cater to those tastes. I was really disappointed, service is what sets a restaurant at that price point apart from it's peers in the industry. They need to do more training so TOTG can be considered a world class, go-to spot again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first visit to Tavern on the Green and we absolutely loved it. We had a great lunch here, couldn't fault anything. Seated promptly, lovely cocktails, excellent service, everyone very friendly and helpful, delicious meal, would highly recommend and will definitely return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Kicked off our holiday trip to NY at Tavern on the Green. Great way to get in the holiday spirit. Beautifully decorated with great food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delightful !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iconic and delivered! Loved the ambience, the waitstaff and all staff were courteous and attentive!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated my fathers birthday, and the waiter was very accommodating, and made it very special. We were seated in the room with a view of the patio, with their gorgeous Christmas tree and all of the lights outside of the building. The food was good, and the desserts and cocktails were even better. It was his first time in NYC, and at Tavern on the Green, and we would go back in a heartbeat!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed lunch with a friend after going to a show and walking in the park. Tavern burger was delicious but salmon cake was even better! The decor and views from the main dining room were lovely. I'm glad I asked for another table when we were initially seated in the back room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and beautiful restaurant! Would absolutely go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great special lunch out on our girls trip! Live the history behind this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really Enjoyed the food and staff was so friendly

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and everyone who waited on us was very nice. Noise level was extremely high, which I had not expected. However, that wasn't a real issue for me. I ordered the pork chop Milanese and the first few bites were good. Then it became very tough to cut and it waste dry. The greens on top were just okay. I felt that the plate was a little small for the size of the pork chop. I didn't eat much of it because it was difficult to cut. I'll definitely return to TAVERN ON THE GREEN but won't order the pork chop!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful - very attentive service, very welcoming

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great, ambiance wonderful, but food was mediocre.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our late lunch was delicious. Staff were so accommodating. Dessert and coffee were enjoyed without any pressure from staff to vacate. Reasonable pricing. Seasonal decorations (Christmas Lights) were delightful. Will definitely return when we visit NYC. Recommend to all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I travelled from England to New York for my 50th birthday and visited Tavern on the Green as part of my birthday celebrations. We loved everything about it from being greeted on arrival, having a drink at the bar, being seated at a lovely table, the excellent waitress service, delicious food including a gorgeous dessert with 'Happy Birthday' written on it! The manager visited the tables asking if people were enjoying their meals which was a nice touch. And the Christmas music playing in the background was the perfect finishing touch to a lovely evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great lunch. Risotto was amazing! Birthday cake was delicious! The service was impeccable!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A must if you visit NYC especially at Christmas time. Decorated beautifully.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a special place to celebrate my birthday! The updates to the interior are beautiful, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. If you have the opportunity, make a point to dine here!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful holiday decorations and the service and food was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the best eggs Benedict I have ever eaten!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What incredible service & delicious food! While a busy, bustling place on a Monday evening, it was a perfect evening while visiting NYC ! Be sure you ALWAYS have a reservation!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Girls trip to NYC to celebrate 40th birthday

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

December at The Green is very enjoyable and decorated for the Christmas Season!\nThe structure itself is beautiful, cant go wrong in this idyllic setting.\nService was excellent provided by well seasoned professionals.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for lunch with a friend. We walked through a light, bright, buzzy room and were seated in a dull, dark old fashioned room. We had a direct view of a wall and no garden at all which kind of sucked as the point is to be within the park and at least see some greenery. \nThe rose Cote de Provence wine was lovely (although we'd ordered rose champagne which they were out of), my friends burger was apparently amazing but my steak salad was so drowned in spicy dressing that I couldn't taste anything else. I actually had to drain it off as it was inedible. Disappointing. \nOverall I'd go again but I would be sure to request a table in the conservatory area otherwise I wouldn't stay.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Average food was not unexpected but I think they could do better for the price. Service was standard and table for 4 was quite small. Early reservations 5pm were met with a bit of confusion getting people seated. Ambiance was beautiful and the reason to visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to celebrate a b-day. It is a beautiful place, the food was very good and the service was nice. I recommend this restaurant for any occasion. Lovely and romantic.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Reservation made months in advance and still had to wait 45 minutes. Lunch was bland and tiny portions. I had to ask for salt and I was still hungry. I would only give 2 stars but the Funfetti cake dessert was so good that our overpriced blah lunch was forgiven somewhat. This place is overrated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing atmosphere especially around Christmas time. The service was great as was the food. They had a small brunch menu, but everything was high-quality. The french toast, steak and eggs, and eggs benedicts we had were delicious. It was a very cozy spot in Central Park. Iconic and classic. They were able to accommodate our party of 12 comfortably and they gave us a table with a beautiful view of the park.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We didn't realize when we booked it that only a brunch menu was available on Sunday. Menu was rather limited for a vegetarian/vegan. Very crowded and pretty noisy but great decor with fireplace and Christmas tree and decorations and being in Central Park makes it special--- carriage rides nearby! Portions pretty small for dollar value but it is one of the top restaurants in NYC for popularity!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service slow and inconsistent. \n\nFood would be considered average. I dine out multiple times each week. \n\nGreat venue. Hope to see the service and food quality rise a level befitting this historic venue. That would be a killer combination.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was FANTASTIC!!!, love the Christmas decoration A+\nThe food was very good and dessert was also VERY GOOD. Waitress A+ and hostess was very nice seating us at the table we ask. See you soon. Happy holidays!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was great! The food was wonderful. I enjoyed my experience very much! I can't wait to go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a great experience!! Miles was an excellent waiter!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious. Ambiance was very Christmasy. Great service and fast seating. We loved it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The whole dining experience was wonderful....Weather was beautiful allowing sunshine to enhance dining on the enclosed patio! With all the grand Christmas decorations and tree, it certainly lent to a festive Sunday brunch! So happy that the Tavern is back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great brunch on a beautiful day at a beautiful restaurant in Central Park, what could be better. try the brioche French toast, excellent!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

no kids highchair was set even requested before.waiter hardly pay attention\n to the table.location and atmosphere aqse nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent. Room was rather dark and couldn't read menu. Excellent staff!\nSomewhat limited choices. Would have enjoyed more if seated in the main dining room.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good meal and good service, but too much noisy... And expeditive: in 30 minutes, we must have dagen and mais... Probably victime of its own succes, but it looses its charm indeed...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were so excited to dine here, but the experience even superseded any of the thoughts of what it would be like. The restaurant was absolutely gorgeous, making you feel as if you have been transported to old world Europe. Jazz band was phenomenal. Made the slight wait we had pleasurable. I cannot say enough about the waitress - lovely personality, great insight, and very attentive. The food was perfect and on par with expectation of a top restaurant. Overall, we were never rushed to get through - given tons of personal attention - and left thinking it was the best part of our trip. Thank you so much!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was, by far, the worst experience I have ever had at Tavern on the Green. I had made reservations weeks in advance and noted that it was my mom's birthday. They sat us in the very back of the restaurant by a random bar that was not even open. The waiter complained the entire time, when he actually decided to show-up. He attempted to overcharge us on our meal and made me wait for the ticket to print out like a small child, instead of doing his job. My mom was never offered a birthday celebration or even a dessert menu to select from. Worst experience dining out in a while!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Generally I was happy with everything. This was a special treat for my granddaughter and daughter-in-law. When I made the reservation nothing was mentioned that it would be a brunch menu at 4pm. That was disappointing and was a very limited menu. Also, our waiter was very forgetful about things we asked for. Not the best of dining experiences.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fun time. Great to see the lovely decorations and the day we went was great to sit in the courtyard and enjoy a drink before lunch. My food was delicious, my friend's burger looked a bit overdone to me. The birthday cake dessert was dry. Service was good. Really this is a place to go to hang on the terrace with a drink or inside for a special outing. I enjoyed it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Four of us traveled from Southern California & two from Virginia to see NYC during Christmas. We made our reservations several weeks before traveling. Everything was wonderful except being seated by a group of 14 or so 12ish year olds that, for a period of time, seemed not to be supervised by an adult. They were fairly well behaved, but I have to say it was disappointing to have made reservations so far ahead & be seated next to a party of kids at such a nice restaurant. The food was delicious, the service wonderful & the lights beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

After wanting to dine here for more than 10 years and being so happy when it reopened it did not disappoint! The Christmas lights and decorations added to a cosey and romantic restaurant which I would visit again anytime! More for a special occasion as not a cheap place to eat but worth every penny for the food, service and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My three friends and I traveled to NYC to celebrate our birthdays. We wanted to eat at Tavern on the Green to celebrate. What a great choice for a celebration. Since it was raining, we arrived early and were warmly welcomed. Our table we right next to the windows. Our food was excellent and the service was great. We mentioned that it was a birthday celebration. We were surprised to receive our desserts on plates with a candle and Happy Birthday written in chocolate. Yummy!!! Thanks for the wonderful unforgettable experience!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were worried the ambiance would be gone since it's been renovated. It was warm and inviting but I do miss the feel of the iconic restaurant. Service was great and live band was great! Food and wine were fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a treat! The food was great, the staff very attentive but not too much, and I enjoyed this experience immensely! We just dropped in and were treated like royalty. I'll plan on going back every chance I have. \nThank you for all of your hard work.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was one of multiple visits to Tavern on the Green and the first time trying the brunch. The menu was split between breakfast focused items (egg based) and lunch. Food was decent but nothing special. Drinks selection is always good and staff very friendly. The style of the venue, decked out for the holidays, was also very nice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice view of Central Park and great food that's appropriately priced. Love their hot toddy, uses there own unique blend of simple sugar and spices. Service is always good and we make it a regular stop on out trips to NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Zach made the experience of Tavern on the Green even better!!! He was so personable and informative. Also, it was our anniversary and the chocolate bread pudding was delish!! Thanks for the great service and ambiance!!! Love the renovation and changes that were made with the new owner. So glad they preserved an icon in Central Park......

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was our first visit New York, had heard of Tavern on the Green for years, went there expecting it to be stuck 70s or 80s, happy to tell you that it is not. It is beautiful, sharp, service excellent and the food outstanding. Holiday decorations were very festive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is absolutely lovely., and the staff wasvery friendly. The food was 'so so' but the ambience and warm staff made it very special.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made the reservation because I walked by one day and say a very bustling restaurant and a live jazz band playing. It was supposed to rain that day so they didnt set up the music or the outdoor bar and the place was pretty empty. When I pay $20 for scrambled eggs, I feel some of that goes towards ambiance. I know they can't help the weather, but the band area was under umbrellas and it wasn't actually raining, just supposed to later. Having said all that, the servers were very friendly, not at all snotty and the aforementioned $20 eggs were delicious and the $18 pancakes might have been the best I've ever had! All in all I'd go again but only in perfect weather

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked brunch for my daughters' 100 day celebration -- a special milestone in Korean culture. The staff at Tavern went out of their way to make it a special day. From the Maitre D's (there were a few, including Ariel who helped me design the cake, made the tables pretty and arranged for all my props to be presented on the table), the waiter and servers, they made the event flow flawlessly. The ambiance, the food and the service were all perfection. We had a great time and it will always be a special memory for my daughter and my family. Thank you!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came NY for my daughters birthday and this was our first dining experience here in NY. Food and restaurant was awesome but the carriage ride was real sketchy. We were made very uncomfortable with the carriage driver. Kinda disappointing since it was my daughters first experience here. Nevertheless, we will be back to the restaurant but will not take another carriage ride again at night without my husband being with me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great. Food was excellent. This was my second time eating here so I knew it was very overpriced. So worth the experience though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A must for a special night in NY!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the atmosphere and decor were outstanding and were matched by the service and the food. A truly first class establishment. \nTthe proximity to Central Park makes for an outstanding NYC location. On a Sunday morning you can see the horses and carriages going nearby through the park. I would highly recommend a trip here for brunch.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We return every year but sadly it wasn't special this year. Our neighboring table who sat after us got their food before I got my soda. Our food took a long time and my salad was made incorrectly. When it was returned it was still missing the dressing. Just not a pleasant experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The charm and character of the old TOTG is thankfully still here. We sat in the old crystal room.... now modern but still cozy and enjoyed an amazing romantic lunch. Service and food were excellent. Well done! Christmas isn't complete without a trip to TOTG

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in NYC for a week and went here twice it was so good, food was great and the staff were extremely welcoming. A must for anyone visiting the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just lovely. Trying to bring another group in next Wednesday. Thank you.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had looked for to this night, and iconic NYC restaurant re-opening. However, the food was nothing great, par at best, service par, but definitely pretty inside. The was a reason it was not busy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was excellent! The staff worked with us when we got lost trying to find the place and had to move our time for a later time. I enjoyed the best Old Fashion ever. The food was excellent. The waiter was not overly friendly but courteous. I will visit again when I am in NYC.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

As we were away from home for Thanksgiving, we decided to splurge and have a $125 per person dinner at a Tavern on the Green. Things started off well - we were seated on time and the cocktails we ordered were good. The menu was fixed price with limited options so the food should have been easy for the kitchen to prepare in a timely manner. Unfortunately, it took 45 minutes for our first course to arrive. The portions were very small and the food was uninspired. The waiter was apologetic for the wait but wasn't able to speed things along. After waiting 45 minutes for the starter, we waited another 30 minutes for the main course. The turkey dinner was adequate and the chateaubriand was not very good. For the desert, I was served the smallest slice of pumpkin pie I have ever had - no more than 2 inches across. And it was just ok. Needless to say, for $125 a person I was expecting much, much more. We tried the restaurant when it first reopened and had a similar experience - very poor service amd uninspired food. We hoped after a few years things would have improved but sadly that wasn't the case. We will not be back again. Also, when we got home we looked at pictures of the old Tavern on the Green when we were there over the holidays. I understand that they wanted to go with a more updated look but it has lost that festive holiday atmosphere and is now just another ho hum overpriced restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic ambience and food was cooked to perfection. The waiter was friendly and the hostesses were very prompt and diligent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous views of the park. Service was fabulous from the time we approached the front door. Great food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We wanted to have Sunday brunch while visiting NYC and picked this iconic location. It met all our expectations! It was decorated beautifully for Christmas and the ambiance was perfect. The service was excellent and everyone from the host to the server were very nice. The food was very good. Highly recommend the Eggs Benedict.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding service, particularly when I realized I've left my credit card in the restaurant and didn't miss it until I was back in Texas. They secured it and assisted with a prompt return. Thanks again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time there, was very glad when they reopened to be able to try this great place. Red Snapper was fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated with my son and his fiancée on Sunday during Thanksgiving Weekend, the day after they got engaged! We traveled from Cincinnati, my son and his fiancée from Seattle, and we also met some other long-time friends who live in Virginia that also came to NYC for the weekend. \n\nThe restaurant is very elegant and classy - and was a perfect way to end a wonderful Sunday afternoon in Central Park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious,service was excellent. An awesome birthday spot, the presentation of the cake slice was awesome!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made reservations week in advance for my birthday in NYC. I saved this iconic restaurant for my special night. The ambiance was great, but because we were just a party of 2, I guess, they set us at a little table behind the bar... not the best seats with my 13 year old. The reservation said it was my bday, hostess confirmed it was my birthday then it went down hill from there. The service was so slow. We had to wait for everything and ask for everything.the drinks were slow,we had to ask for butter for bread, ask for knife for steak, ask for desert menu ( no birthday desert) they never asked me if I wanted a second glass of wine. Just such a disappointment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second time dining with our grandchildren. \nThe ambiance was perfect--very friendly and lively.\nOur service was a bit slow. The waitress fumbled several times.\nSurprisingly, our appetizer dishes were excellent although \nI remember having a better carrot cake before. \nHowever, I would highly recommend the restaurant for a family gathering. \nEveryone had a good time.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We visited the restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner. We were very disappointed, to say the least. The dining room is like a long hallway, with the tables crammed together; very dark, no music, no ambiance. The waiter was just doing his job, not even a kind word or gesture. The food was terrible: the turkey looked like rubber and did have no flavor, just a tiny amount of soggy mashed potatoes, and some overcooked vegetables. Even dessert was bad!. On top of that, very expensive: $350.00 for two people with only one glass of wine. Will not go there ever again!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lunch menu not available for lunch on a Saturday ! Only brunch menu. \nFood very average and very overpriced, $25 for small average burger with a handful of crisps. \nStaff a bit up themselves.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

HORRIBLE Service. From the moment we sat down waitress was trying to hurry us out. What was supposed to have been a nice celebratory dinner was over in 30-40 minutes.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you are looking for a quite romantic place for dinner this is not it. It was like eating in a cafeteria with people on either side of you. Noisy, and not conducive to conversation at all. The service was not that great either....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family had our Thanksgiving meal in early afternoon here. All of the food was great, the service was great, and the whole visit was first class. It was expensive but for a once in a lifetime experience it was worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am so happy that they reopened. My wife and I went there after I proposed to her in 2007, prior to them shutting down. We just went back since they reopened in 2014 and it was just as good. Food was amazing, service was top notch and the place is stunningly beautiful. Would recommend to anyone

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have to go at least once to savor the ambiance of traditional New York and Central Park. Beautiful views of the park and the people.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

PHENOMENAL place to vist for special occasions all year long.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyable outing. Exerienced a traditional Thanksgiving meal in a relaxing environment. Recommend for a special occassion, especially if in the immediate area (Central Park). Bit pricey (food and drinks), which would discourage more frequent use.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We attended for Thanksgiving, and it was all it was billed. The food was fantastic, and the service was top-notch. The price was standard for a top restaurant on Thanksgiving, but still would like to see a few more options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great setting for family get together. Fun and unique

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

So disappointed.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Breakfast, entries were extremely small, coffee was so so. Not many selections at all. Side orders of pastries - sticky buns were $10 a piece and we ordered two, whereas the table could of shared just one. Service was excellent, waitress was ok, nothing special like I thought.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very well prepared, service was excellent. However, meal was overpriced by at least 50%.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous evening couldn't ask for more from the waiters, food lovely and great decor

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my husband and I first time Dinning at this restaurant and it was amazingly delicious. Kudos to the Chef, everything was delicious. Presentation, service and ambiance. The Stripe Sea Bass was really good, lost of flavor, not fishy at all which is what I like. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food and staff that was kind and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly recommend it! After missing out on it last time in NYC because of the blackout...It was everything I wanted and more. Our waiter, food and drinks were excellent. Be sure to ask for Jeffery.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was great but the food was very poor, the waffles tasted like they had been frozen, the burger that I ordered medium rare was well done. Also the pastry basket was just kind of blah. Great place for drinks but not food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the food! Delicious and prices were very fair. Ambiance was great. This will defiantly be a new tradition for us to visit every time we come to New York from now on!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first time in New York and saw this place on a couple of movies! Wanted to try it out and see the atmosphere! Great service and food! If you make a reservation, you won't wait long for your table! Even if they are busy! Party of 7 and was served fast as if it was 2 of us!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food and ambiance but lighting poor for reading the menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's become a tradition to dine at Tavern the night before the parade on Thanksgiving Day in NYC. We always enjoy it and the food this trip was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and ambiance!! Our waiter was a little awkward tho and kept interrupting us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We spent Friday Brunch with our (grown) children during our NYC visit and it was wonderful! Kept us in our New York State of mind! The food, service by Maitland James and the atmosphere were all terrific. Can't wait to come back next trip!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

With a reservation we were seated over 30 minutes past our reservation, it was a holiday weekend so I'll chalk that up to them being busier than usual. The building is a landmark, it's beautiful. We had drinks at the bar while waiting for our table, nice.\nOnce seated our waitress was fabulous, very friendly and effecient. Our meal was suburb, we order the lamb and short ribs and neither disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, service and ambiance was wonderful. We went for lunch the day after Thanksgiving, a beautiful way to start the holiday season with friends and family. All of the staff members were very polite and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lucky to be able to enjoy this gem in Central Park. Decorated beautiful for the Holiday season! Looking forward to returning soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very limited menu... no high end steak. Even though we had a reservation, they tried to seat us at a table too small for our party. Had to insist on a different table - there are plenty of empty tables available but the host staff was not happy we would not sit where they put us. Waitress was great! Sara - she made up for the poor host staff!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceeded my expectations. What a lovely meal on a special holiday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was Thanksgiving 2016 in NYC the charm was worth the experience , although pricey , the ambiance and the traditional meal made for a memorable holiday !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Will definitely go back next time I'm in NYC loved the atmosphere both inside and out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern is simply magical. Friendly waitstaff is a bonus. Looking forward to going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Jeffrey our waiter was awesome. Great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Warm & inviting place for a very special evening with my lady. Service was excellent but the wine by the glass selection (when you only want one) was lacking. Would go there again when we're in the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

While visiting NY, just had to revisit an old stop. The remodeling made it more elegant then I remembered, and the food was perfect. Glad to get to share it with friends and family.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I paid $26 for a cheese burger and got food poisoning spend all day on thanksgiving throwing up this restaurant is terrible do not go there

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green was decorated with beautiful Christmas trees when we were there. The wait staff was very efficient. The food was good but pricey in my opinion so it wouldn't be a daily dining experience for a person on a budget. 2 simple entrees, 2 drinks with no appetizers nor desserts for $110.00 (that included an 18% tip).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

For pre Thanksgiving family dinner of 10

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice to do once. Miss the old Tavern On the Green and especially the Crystal Dining Room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautifully redone inside and out, comfortably elegant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service. Great dinner spot before a carriage ride through Central Park

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful buldbuilding with a wonderful ambiance. Very low lighting, so difficult to see. Service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, great atmosphere, but some improvements could be made to service. The hostess had to go in and ask the maitre'd if she could seat us at a shaded table, even though there were several open. Once seated, our waiter passed us by several times before coming over. Tavern on the Green is such a special, unique place, I hope it succeeds!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch booked on 4/29/16. Roasted Fig appetizer was good. Asparagus appetizer the egg was almost hard boiled. After appetizer waited a good 40 minutes for entrees. No one said anything until we called our waiter over. People who came in after us were being served their entrees first. Waiter gave us some bull crap answer, so it was 50 minutes before entrees arrived. VERY POOR - mushroom risotto you could mold in a pile, tavern burger came so well done it was dry, salt and vinegar chips were limp and not fully cooked (raw), salmon burger was cold. The waiter NEVER asked us how our meal was, NEVER asked if we cared for dessert. He probably knew better. Paid our bill and left. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THE TOTAL ENCOUNTER WAS THE BEER AND WINE! One of the main things my husband looked forward to doing for his first trip to NYC and what a disappointment!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a true experience of one ofNew York finest restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have heard about Tavern on the Green for years and seen it in various movies, so when I was planning my first trip to NYC I knew I had to go. I was not disappointed! We were seated in the glass dining room, and it was breathtaking. Our server was Danielle, and man was she great! So friendly and had a lot of great recommendations for us. The manager came over to check in and she too was welcoming and super friendly. I wasn't sure what to expect, but everything about the people there exceeded our expectations. The doorman even ran (literally) out to the street to flag a taxi for us. The very best way to make a guest feel welcome and valued. They got it right ALL night. 😄👍\nI had the wedge salads and the chicken. Both were amazing! My sister had the shrimp cocktail and the prime rib entree and she throughly enjoyed both. It was a tad on the pricey side, but we expected that for such a landmark place. We will go back anytime we are in the city!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another wonderful visit to Tavern on the Green. The weather was unseasonably warm for November so we had the choice to sit inside or out. We chose outside which was lovely. My friend and I shared the fish and chips and the pot roast sandwich. Both were very good. Even better was the Cardamom Maple Lemonade with vodka. Hit the spot. Always will visit Tavern on the Green when in NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible service and delicious food. Couldn't beat the ambiance. Highly recommended.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bartender was needlessly rude when we transferred tables to the back of the bar. Very unpleasant. Otherwise, hostess and waiter were v. good.\nGood Cobb Salad.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of my favorite neighborhood places but this time was a bit disappointing. I'd give them a try anyway because the space is breathtaking and the staff aims to please.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

our wedding dinner was here 30 years ago this year we went to celebrate. they could not cook a hamburger rare after several atttempts the kitchen was shorthanded we were told the decor was over simple this restaurant is one to avoid, especially if you have good memoriesi

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We expected a lovely environment but mediocre food. What a surprise, we did indeed have a table on the terrace that was more than fine, and our lunches were very very good. The burger and its accoutrements was delicious as was the salmon burger. Both cooked to choice. The beef burger, made with brisket was juicy and crusty on the outside. We split a lemon tart that was lemony and had a tender shell. Best of all, our server was attentive and good humored without being obsequious or hovering. A totally delightful lunch date.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined outside on a lovely summer evening. We have dined here before and food as average as expected The experience can be quite lovely through dinner stretched to nearly three hours for our party of four! Could it have been the 4 different servers in that time span?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I live in the neighborhood and have been back probably 20 times since Tavern on the Green reopened last year. I've had lunch and dinner- weekdays, weeknights- over the seasons and just enjoyed drinks at the bar. Each time has been a wonderful experience. The food is consistently excellent and the menu interesting, service always good to-great and you can't beat the view. If I had to think of one negative it would be that the room with the kitchen can be noisy when it's full but I've always been offered a table in a quieter location when I asked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I live in the neighborhood and never regret going to Tavern. It isn't always perfect but it is always very good and you can't beat the vibe and views in the park. I've had drinks on the patio in the warm weather and by the fireplace in the bar during the winter. Tavern rocks- enough said!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visiting Tavern was on my bucket list for a long time but now I can cross it off. It was so wonderful from beginning to end that I have to put it back on so I can go again. It is so beautiful and I'm glad it was reopened. A+

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iconic. Didn't disappoint, with its Holiday décor, live jazz singer, fireplace, incredible team, and delectable brunch. Eggs Benedict, flatbread, and burger were all perfect.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to this place for My anniversary, in July. The service, the food, and the manager needs more improvement. Cold bread. We wait for the second bottle until we altmost finish the food. We had to order another wine because they didn't have another bottle. We had to ask for more water. We have to tell the manager the special occasion, hostess never inform the server about our anniversary. The food, first salad went back, main course the lamb chop was too small, altmost only bones. Nobody helps to pull the chairs, nobody folds napkins, nobody tells you where the washrooms are. After we paid the bill nobody walks to the guest to the door, not even a thanks!.\nI wish to come back in another time when the place is more organized.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent landmark. Food was excellent, service was very good, and the atmosphere is outstanding. Definitely would go back , especially in the spring , summer early fall to sit outside.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

You just can't take back a special occasion. Too bad since the experience was horrible. I had booked a table for 2 for our anniversary. When we arrived the place was almost empty BUT they didn't bother to prepare a table for us. Instead they wanted to clear plates off of a 4 top. No effort whatsoever. Then the food started - OMG what a disaster. The staff was completely clueless about the dishes and everything was overcooked. For an expensive spot (is rack of lamb really worth $62 ???) we expected exceptional service, fantastic food and a warm friendly atmosphere. We got none of the above. Never again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress was highly unprofessional. She seemed to have a bad day or a chip on her shoulder. Unexpected from a place like the Tavern on the Green. We will not be returning for a very long time if at all.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sadly, Tavern has really just become a place for tourists. Food is good, no question, but the portions are noticeably small -- and over-priced. $34 for a SMALL of salmon. At LUNCH!! And with nothing, not eve a green bean. We had to ask for a piece of bread. So, one hand, I hesitate to recommend. On the other, I recognize that it is legendary and attractive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great brunch. \nOrder the maple syrup infused bacon!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We lunched at this 'typical tourist spot' and I thought it was going to be just that! It really wasn't at all....it was very lovely!! We all had very enjoyable meals served by a very cordial and competent server. The restaurant was picturesque and worth the lovely pedicab ride through Central Park!\n\nThanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I ate Sunday brunch here on our recent visit to NYC. It was amazing! My favorite thing was the bacon...best bacon ever and worth every cent that we paid for it. The service was a tad slow, but that may have had something to do with the business. Still, our waiter was very polite and accommodating. We will definitely be coming back soon!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance, sat in kind of a sun room, super nice views. Food was expensive for what it was, and far from delicious. Portions are small (and I don't ra

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great overall experience. If you are looking for a horse & buggy ride, the door man can arrange that for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience! Food and service were phenomenal and the atmosphere was fun, nice and comfortable. I would definitely recommend a visit and will be back next time I'm in town!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eating at TOTG was a bucket list item on this Marylanders' trip to NYC. Hostess seated us quickly although we had arrived early. Waiter very polite but water glass never refilled and expediter brought our food, not our waiter. The eggs Benedict Florentine was cold. Being hungry, we ate that shared entree then moved onto the cheeseburger - which was COLD so staff was flagged down and brought us a replacement. Lady manager came by to apologize and comp the burger and offered free fries. We accepted. Fries arrived and - were COLD. We decided to go elsewhere for dessert. The environment is lovely but they really must find a way to get the food to the tables while still warm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service and the food were outstanding, we will certainly dine there on our next trip to the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location...simple, limited food choices with minimal flavor. Pricey, so be okay with paying $$$ for the location not the food...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We so enjoyed our dinner here. Lovely atmosphere, and delicious food, and exquisite wine list. Had the duck; it was perfectly cooked. The whole experience was super. Cannot wait to come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had lunch there after sight seeing in Central Park a total gem a NYC landmark. The staff was friendly very attentive on top of everything we needed the food was delish. The ambiance was fantastic I will definitely go back to Tavern on the Green?

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

14 friends were gathering in New York City a few days before embarking from Brooklyn for a cruise to Quebec City. My husband, Michael Larsen, and I planmed a few events. We had a daughter living on the island for 15 years, visited often and dined at The Tavern before it closed a few years ago. Our group of 14 were deciding between the Boat House restaurant and The Tavern and decided on The Tavern. We were all so disappointed in the service, the bland room we were seated in, quality of food for the price. It was not the same as before. I'm sorry to give this review but we wanted to be honest.\nMike

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a disappointment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have dined at Tavern on the Green numerous times over the past couple of years. We were excited to be there again yesterday, but were disappointed. All four of us ordered the eggs benedict -- all four servings were cold -- not room temperature, but cold. Our server was difficult to understand, did not speak loud enough to hear, and appeared to be over worked. It looked like he had tables both inside and outside. All in all, this was not money well spent. I would be hard pressed to recommend this restaurant. The only redeeming items yesterday were the Irish sausages and seasoning on the bloody mary.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was very pleasant, but I was disappointed in the lack of diversity in the flavor palatte. I was expecting something that challenged my taste buds.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the moment we arrived we received a friendly greeting from the host to sitting down outside in a tastefully decorated outdoor setting and choosing our drinks and lunch from a delectable menu set the scene for a wonderful spring early afternoon. I could've spent all day at Tavern on the Green. looking forward to going back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited 20 minutes to be seated, despite 8 PM reservation. Crowded tables, so-so food, lack luster service, pricey menu, very noisy environment! Asked for salt and pepper, salt was empty. Had to wait 15 more minutes to season blah-tasting mashed potato. The only thing they seem good at was refilling our water glasses with warm water! Birthday cake for dessert was quite delicious-icing wasn't overly sweet. Three of us couldn't finish one portion. The bathroom was VERY CREEPY, as lighting was subdued-how can one see if the seat is clean when it's so dark? (Bring your flashlight app!)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing as was the staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sorry we arrived late but we ate there

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding and a memorable experience of New York and Central Park

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Called The Legend. Name earned. One of the most memorable lunches I have ever had. The flatbread was amazing and the ambiance was even better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice location\nNice staff\nFood was standard for a resturant of this caliber \nExpensive but Would recommend to anyone

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is beautiful but noisy. My main course salad was tiny and pricey, but delicious. I ate every bite and wanted more. I have been to the restaurant on 4 occasions and recommend it for lunch because it is sunny and the views are lovely. It was louder and more crowded this time than it had been before. All in all, it's a special restaurant and I look forward to my next visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was magical!!! I can not say enough about this place!!! The service was exceptional, our server Connie was a real professional. From explaining the menu, to her quick and politeness and friendly attitude. It was 2 of my guests birthday. Tavern on the green presented not 1 but two birthday cakes!!! At no cost, which was very, very nice of them. It made us feel special. Everyone loved their choice of meals. An excellent and nice and simple menu choices.\nI eat out often, this was an excellent choice. For the value and the beauty of the place, you cannot miss.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very elegant and charming inside. Service was perfect, food was presented nicely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From stem to stern, this was perfect. Went for lunch, had beautiful view of Central Park. smart, fun, and efficient waiter. Food, all of our courses, were fantastic. Bar drinks innovative.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good but it was disappointing coming to this caliber place, paying 26.00 for a hamburger and it came with a small bowl of potato chips and a pickle---- not even lettuce and tomato or onion. \nThe soup wasn't that great, and a small portion for 14.00 and the salmon burger was undercooked.\nJust sayin'\nProbably won't be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Memories are made in a place like this! The service, food and open feeling of nature is so different from your typical New York experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I like this restaurant, have been there a few times. My only negative is that the food(I had chicken) was good, but not great, which I expect for the prices they charge.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for my birthday. The food and service was wonderful. It was nice to be in a quiet restaurant for a change.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, not too quiet, not too loud, service was incredible and the food was divine! Great place for a special occasion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice ambiance. View of Central Park is beautiful. Great food and drink.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We sat in the window which had a pretty view! The food was delicious but the meal was very pricey!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service, and food but dinner inside is a little noisy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were there to celebrate with my niece, her engagement. We were seated promptly, the waiter was pleasant and the food horrible. I was the only one to order a meal, thank goodness and the rest of my party ordered appetizers. The food was disappointing, flavor awful. Ruined the experience. The doorman was really nice, he went to the street and hailed us a taxi.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went to Tavern on the Green for a friends get together. We got our table 30 minutes later and once we were seated nobody took care of us for 20 minutes. It was a Sunday at 2.30pm so not overly crowded.\nOnce we complained our waitress made sure she was always available for us. The food is good but not great, certainly overpriced but of course you pay for the ambiance too. If the service would have been better I'd totally recommend it but in a place like that you'd expect better service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fine for family/friends in town visiting and wanting a chill fun Central Park experience. Nice outdoor patio, food (while extremely overpriced) is actually quite good. Poorly run, check in desk is a circus, wait staff all over the place and not attentive, requires multiple requests and not bad as much no better than a step above eating at public restaurant in the park or the zoo. Take your visiting friends if you must otherwise stop for a drink and skip the meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived early for our lunch reservation so we sat in the bar and barely had our drinks when we were offered the opportunity to be seated - the sun had just come out (after several days of gray) so we chose the patio and it was splendid! Our servers were very friendly and offered suggestions - including a big endorsement for their Veggie Burger, which proved delicious. We weren't in a hurry so we had a couple of cocktails before ordering. It was a comfortable setting to have conversation and enjoy the Fall weather. I ordered their burger, and split it with my nephew who ordered the steak sandwich. We both agreed the burger had a lot more flavor, tho the steak sandwich was good. My niece had the Veggie burger and was very pleased. My husband had the tomato soup (which had splash of basil oil ) and it was rather bland. We enjoyed the setting and the people watching.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The manager kindly took us on a tour of the facility to discuss the renovations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

after touring uptown we hopped off the bus and strolled across Central Park to the Tavern on the Green for a 1:00 pm lunch reservation. The restaurant did not disappoint - we elected to sit inside as the day was very sunny and getting warm and most open tables outside did not have shade.\nThe service was very good and the food was a solid Good. I enjoyed one of the Manhattens with my lunch and took in the atmosphere. If you have not been I highly recommend the experience.\nIf I make a future visit I will try to stop in for lunch or dinner again- it is worth repeating!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and great service!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant was nearly empty and tables were available on the patio at 2:00 but we were taken to an inside table next to the kitchen and wedged in between two other parties. When we asked for a patio table we were told the patio was being cleared for an evening function. We left.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful historic and iconic restaurant for out of Townes

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The renovation is on point and eating outside is great. The service from our waiter still left a lot to be desired. He was uniterested and uniformed.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Needs to be a little updated, but overall a tradition.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great location along the glass and the view was excellent. Romantic location with the lights and all. The food was very, very good. Nothing bad to say about the restaurant....nothing at all! We enjoyed a glass of bubbly at the bar prior to dinner.....after dinner we took our wine glasses outside to enjoy the outdoor eating area....\n\nYes, we will go back!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party of 6 was very disappointed. We were seated at our reservation time, however, it took one and a half hours to get our meal. We had to ask was water and drinks several times before were were served. We sent two cold entrees back, the others were salads and burgers. To not be busy and get poor service, don't know how they will stay open. Many people said we should skip this but my aunts who are 86 wanted to go and reminisce. They remember lovely chandeliers, delicious food, fabulous service. So glad they remember the good times, this was disappointing! It was warm in the restaurant and several times we asked for water, finally had to ask the manager for drink service. We all remember a vibrant, delicious dining experience, this was certainly not that at all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hadn't been here in decades. Was even better than I remembered it. My 8-year-old granddaughter was dazzled and treated like a princess. We split the children's warm brownie sundae, which exceeded Serendipity's — and in a lovely setting.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restarurant is very well located and has very nice atmosphere

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very, very noisy. Ambience was similar to eating in a High School cafeteria. Brought my daughter there for a birthday lunch, not what I expected. Waiter was attentive and efficient, and food was good, but a zoo where we sat. Maybe dinner might present a nicer atmosphere?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The location in Central Park is delightful. The summer restaurant week with wine pairing was a great deal and delicious. The music was old rock and roll and way too loud. Instrumental music would have been more conducive to the setting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I had been meaning to get to eat here since the re-opening and we finally got our chance for an anniversary dinner. To say the least we were not disappointed. What wonderful service and superb food. My wife has food limitations (lactose intolerant) and they went above and beyond to be sensitive & attentive to her needs. Beautiful ambiance was to be expected at such an iconic place but the service and management were beyond attentive. We are not the regular clientele from the area but were genuinely treated as such. The beautiful complimentary desert to cap off the meal was both unexpected and greatly appreciated. We can't wait to go back as will anyone who is lucky enough to dine here! Our thanks to all at Tavern on the Green for making our occasion so special and memorable!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a group of 8 family members celebrating New Year's Day. The holiday menu was perfect with its foie gras, prawns, lobsters, filet mignonettes and sides. Service was superb, winelist was interesting and long enough to accommodate all tastes. We had a great time and I wonder if their regular menu is as good. It was special to eat at the renovated Tavern On the Green. They acknowledged our special occasion without reminder before the meal ended. \nI wish there were more tables with more views of the park for all to enjoy. Definitely a special occasion place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Like many of the folks dining at Tavern on the Green, I'm not a Manhattan resident. But I've been to New York several times and thought I'd finaly hit Tavern on the Green during this winter visit. The place is beautiful and our table wonderful. Service was fair to midling. The servers seem a tad overwhelmed. The disappointment was the food. The caesar salad was hopefully bland and I felt like a trick had been played on me when I was told this was one of the signature dishes, because it was absolutely one of the worse caesar salads I ever had. We had to ask 3 times for bread and given this low carb society, I would think there would be some to spare. When it finally arrived it was just hopelessly plain 'pop in the oven' rolls that I've eaten at lower level chain restaurants.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect spring weather, excellent food, great entertainment.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The herb roasted chicken with fingerling potatoes was great. However, the chocolate 'molten' cake was cold, which was a bit baffling, and they forgot to give us the eiswein Reisling my dining companion ordered. We had to flag down another waiter to get it for us. But overall, definitely a lot better than it was when it first reopened last year!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we arrived we asked to be seated in the Atrium, but we were told there wasn't a server to serve us there. After we requested that they check with the Mgr. the hostess did seat us in the Atrium (there was plenty of room). I would have expected that most people want to sit there, so why wouldn't there be enough servers? After that the service was spotty (wrong order, partial order - although eventually everything did come and was delicious)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

IS a New York Clasic. The best area is the terrace. Very nice and big terrace in Central Park. Good weather is the place to be at night is great.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good, but the service make the experience not so great. The waiter was very slow and it was not the food coming out of the kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was amazing. The food, bloody Mary's and bellinis, the service, the atmosphere. I can't wait to get back there!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Going to Tavern on the Green was an item on my bucket list. I can now check it off! The food was good but a little pricey. New York in general is pretty pricey for a sit down meal though. My husband got a cobb salad that was $28, a tad bit steep. The food was tasty and the view was priceless. I would consider it a must do at least once when you are in town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have eaten at Tavern on the Green on several occasions. It is one of our favorite spots for brunch or an early dinner. There are few spots where one can enjoy the changing panorama of seasons shifting in Central Park. The food is always good. The atmosphere is splendid. We have always had issues with the service; it just simply does not live up to the standard one would expect from such an establishment. This time, the service was worse than poor, it verged on awful. At brunch, we had to ask for coffee several times; we got one cup each and the next refill was after dessert was served. REALLY!????!!! We had to ask for salt and pepper SEVERAL times and eventually got both from a server other than our own. That server just happened by and we asked him for what we needed. Our server seemed far more interested in chatting/flirting with a fellow server while hanging out at the cash register. They were in plain view of our table, about ten feet away. NOT ONCE, did he bother to look over to see whether we needed anything. I fault management for this lousy service. Clearly, the training and the oversight needed to ensure that servers are actually doing their job, is completely absent. I am speaking as a former owner of two fine dining establishments in Charleston, South Carolina. Our tips are usually between 25% and 30% since we know servers depend heavily on those. This time, we left a 10% tip and we felt that it was too much. Management REALLY needs to get on the ball with the training and the oversight of their servers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is housed in a completely new building. It's beautiful, but it doesn't have the old charm of the original Chandelier Room. It has easier access with a new entrance road but I really miss the old place. The new restaurant has a wall of window overlooking a huge patio dining area that is larger than the main dining room. There is a large lounge and an additional dining room.\n The scallops above average, The Salmon was good, but I preferred the Citrus Aioli to the Béarnaise aioli that it came with. The accompanying Potato Latkes were especially delicious and the Tavern's Truffle Caesar Salad was exceptional with crispy Baby Gem Lettuce, Basil & Garlic Parmesan croutons and with plenty of good tasting Caesar Dressing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Turned off when we entered and the person who escorted us to our table had rolled up shirt sleeves. Service was fine, food was good--prices very high and it was extremely noisy. Great place for a tourist.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our big splurge for my daughter'sbirthday. A bit disappointing. The hostess was very friendly but the waiter was perfunctory and nothing more. Food was ok, but fish undercooked, and nothing special at all. For the price, we could have done much better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time to New York and always dreamed of dining at Tavern on the Green. We were not disappointed!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the second time we dined on a gift card. And this is the second time your staff did not know how to handle it. It took a long time after we got the check for your manager to finally sort it out. Apparently your computer is not programmed to handle this easily.\n\n Our lamb chops were tough.\n\n The bread was much better than it was the previous time.\n\n Your chocolate mousse was a very big portion but the quality was only so-so.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is most probably going to be our new go-to restaurant for Sunday brunch on our monthly trips to New York. The glass atrium affords a splendid view of the park and floods the restaurant with light. We were there on a spectacular spring day. I could imagine being there, regardless of the weather outside. We started with the bloody Mary which was a spicy delight. For entrees we had the steak and egg, and the smoked salmon Benedict. Both were excellent, with one exception on the latter: the muffins with the Benedict were virtually inedible. The presentation of the dish was nothing short of excellent; the shoe-leather-tough muffins detracted from what would otherwise be one of the best Benedicts we have ever eaten. Not even a steak knife could penetrate those muffins. Now, that is TOUGH! I was also disappointed that I could not substitute the fried egg that came with the steak, with a poached egg. In a restaurant of this caliber, one would expect that such a request would be a no-brainer, especially since they poach countless eggs for their Benedicts. The steak was butter-tender and flavorful. For dessert we had the poached pear and the chocolate layer cake. Each was knock-it-out-of-the-park perfect. Hopefully they can address the minor irritations of inedible muffins and a lack of substitutions. The service was attentive and prompt. We will certainly be back often, and look forward to seeing how they respond to customer comments to help make an otherwise good dining experience, a totally flawless one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went during restaura t week. the food and service was wonderful.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't waste your time and money! We had a 7:30 pm reservation and waited 1 hour to be seated! \nThe hostess was unprofessional , the service was bad, we waited 30 mn to get our food, and the food was mediocre, way to expensive . My husband had to ask 3 times for his glass of wine. They hosted a party next door and the music was way too loud!! \nThe decor and the location were great but could not saved our evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for breakfast on Sunday. Correct food and service in a very nice location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was taken out for my birthday and the experience exceeded all expectations. The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. We sat in the glass enclosed patio area. It was supurb. Tavern on the Green is now my favorite restaurant in NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the first time we had dinner at the tavern on the green. The service was excellent. The menu was limited and seafood oriented but the food was interesting, tasty and just the right amount. The wine was well matched. Overall good experience. On a busy night I could see where the seating would be tight and the noise level be much higher. \nBut I would say 'what not to like!'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We frequent this Restaurant and it is continually good. We had friends meet us on a Friday lunch in the summer. It was a beautiful day and we choose to eat inside. The glass house section where we ate was wonderful and the lunch was the same excellent as always.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was average, nothing outstanding. did have a very nice and considerate server.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Mediocre food and very, very expensive, even for this touristy neighborhood. I recommend picking up food elsewhere and bringing it into the free outdoor space alongside the main restaurant. Its a lovely spot. Or, go in and have a look because its beautiful and eat somewhere else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brunch at Tavern on the Green was on my bucket list. Arrived early (by New York standards) 10:00 am for brunch. We were seated promptly and had a wonderful waiter. The whole experience lived up to my expectations. Pricey but this was a once in a live time experience and it is New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Since it was my daughters 40th birthday, the restaurant selected a special table. Unfortunately,\nAnother patron lingered at it, but Shanika came to the rescue providing a drink on the house for the inconvenience. We got a nice table which still allowed a view outside and then had some of the best service one could ask for from a waiter.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Out of the handful of restaurants we went to during this long weekend to NYC, TOTG was the most disappointing. To start, our (super friendly) hostess sat us in a section that appeared to be closed. After about ten minutes of not being greeted, a busboy stopped by and filled our water glasses. .. Another ten minutes passed until I flagged down a server in another section and requested that we move to his section. He allowed us to move and apologized. Another 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive. He finally took our food order. Although, the Scallops app and a Fig/Goat Cheese app were very good, our second round of drinks didn't show up for 20 minutes ... Filets finally arrived, but our silverware took another 5 minutes and three people to be replaced - RIDICULOUS ... In the meantime, food got cold - NOT FUN watching food get cold..., When we finally got to cut into the filets - one of the med rare filets was prepared ok, the other was overcooked - AMATEUR HOUR - not what you would expect when paying almost $60 for mediocre filet ... We had no wine during dinner, although we asked three times - UNACCEPTABLE ... was looking forward to desert ... but at this point we knew that was going to be another DISASTROUS hour ... decided to cut our losses and move on ... We love NYC and we've found many TOURIST TRAPS that are poorly managed ... was just hoping that tavern on the green wasn't one of them ... needless to say we DON'T RECOMMEND wasting your time or money on this one ...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice brunch, original dishes and drinks in a unique atmosphere

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

we were celebrating my birthday, the person who sat us was very cordial, wished me a Happy Birthday. We all ordered steak, mine was not that great and we had to share a dessert per couple, which I found unacceptable, we had a Groupon, 175.00 for four diners. The waitress was initially very nice but then she messed up the birthday celebration. She did not put a candle on the dessert and when we asked her for candle and singing, she said she did not sing and asked me if it was really my birthday. The table next to us, sang the birthday song to me and the waitress finally put a candle on my dessert, that I had to share with my husband. For such a classy place I was not impressed. The bar seemed very lively and fun, they had a live band and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Might return to the bar, disappointed. I visited Tavern on the Green prior to this reincarnation and it was a much better experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, good food (really liked the figs and cheese), and overall a great special occasion place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dining experience was excellent. Servers are top shelf. Food is excellent and ambience is very nice. \nNoise level not so nice. The sound bounces off of all of the hard surfaces make it seem like there are more people in the dining room than actually are there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely location. The food was delicious. Friendly wait staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a great place to end a carriage ride around Central Park if visiting NYC for the first time! Just be sure to tell your driver at the beginning so he can plan accordingly. Has been extensively remodeled during the time it was closed with fantastic results! Menu is rather small, but food and service are good. Don't miss the gift shop- it's worth visiting in itself!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an early Sunday breakfast at Tavern on the Green during a quick weekend trip to New York. We chose it for its location in Central Park and enjoyed our breakfast. We ordered the steak and eggs, smoked salmon scrambled eggs, and the spiced waffles. The food was good although the scrambled eggs were definitely on the cool side--I did not complain as I did not want to hold up our meal and they did taste good. This may sound odd, but the portion sizes seemed smaller than typical, but I really appreciated that they were perfectly appropriate for our meal (and my husband's steak was definitely large enough for his appetite).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice place to have dinner... We liked it alot

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined twice. The service was good but the menu is limited. The second time was with friends who wanted to dine at the restaurant. The service was good but again the food was limited. Our guests felt the restaurant was on the same level as a diner and the waiter agreed that it is not the old fashioned, table cloth restaurant. Our guests were also disappointed in the limited menu items.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice setting. Very good cocktails and lunch salads. Attentive service Overall, a nice afternoon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The charm Tavern used to have is gone. The main room feels more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. Dine outdoors when the weather cooperates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it here as always it was great never a dull moment

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

weird that you have to pay for your drinks before being seated and they can't be added to your lunch tab.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very disappointed in my meal. The hamburger was just near and cheese. No lettuce, no tomato, no onion. The meat was not warm.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, not exceptional. Service seems a bit hectic as training was taking place for the upcoming season.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our first time here was a good experience. Food was pretty good, our server was excellent! Only negative is that they pack you in so tight the tables are a little to close, uncomfortable close. But I would go again, great location.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green has finally found a team to deliver good food--after several missteps. The renovation was done beautifully and now the food fits the surroundings. We have also enjoyed the outdoor beer garden. Welcome to the 'hood!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very attentive service, gazpacho hazelnut soup was perfect on a hot day!!!\nPrawns delicious with the right amount of aioli . All desserts are outstanding . Couldn't have been better for a great lunch !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

as always it was perfect the food the scene what more could you ask for

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Personnel were uniformly pleasant and accommodating. The location is great but the new ownership has not recaptured the elegance and nostalgia of its predecessor, but the prices are still daunting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful restaurant, beautiful restoration, great service for a party of 10, way to loud!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Called to make reservation earlier was accommodated nicely and sat at table location requested. We sat for a bit before a waiter came by and obviously advised to keep it moving by head mgr. our meal choices were good and the $20 wine pairing for three nice pours was well worth it. If the waiter was wise he would not have said he HAD to charge me for a different dessert since I didn't like the choices on the pre fixed menu that money would have increased his tip nicely. We sat and enjoyed the view though patio was closed due to bad weather. After a while just enjoying the company the manager asked us to give up our table and go to the lounge NOT even offering to buy us a drink or take care of parking, ALWAYS offered at any other place we go. Lots of Disorganization and you can see the chaos from the servers customers complaining we should've went to Atlantic Grill where the staff there was so so nice not to say our waiter was not friendly but he was quite overwhelmed a lot of disorganization and it was a shame because the place has really transformed into a beautiful place.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a really pretty place and something to check off the list but was overpriced for experience. My cauliflower veggie dish was extremely salty and the service wasn't top notch. Also, the salad portion was tiny and kind of thrown on the plate. Our food got cold as we waited for the last member of our parties dish. Wasn't the dinning experience for the price. Could use more veggie friendly dishes. But it was a good ambience and everyone was friendly. Pretty spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious & service was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a wonderful brunch at Tavern on the Green. The eggs Benedict was perfectly prepared and extremely tasty. The server recommended a sparkling rose over the mimosa and he was spot on with the recommendation. A wonderful meal in a landmark New York restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent venue, great food, fantastic service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice space located in Central Park. Service was so so. Could have been better for the price point. 3 salads, $100. Not sure I would make a point to go back but it was a nice experience. Lovely bar area. Would try having a drink there.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had been warned in advance to avoid Tavern on the Green but due to the restaurant's iconic reputation, we decided to take our chances. What a huge mistake. The interior is lovely but our meals on a Sunday afternoon for lunch were laughable. We all had the caesar salad, some with salmon others with pulled chicken. The chicken was torn in strings, completely unseasoned and interspersed with bagged romaine lettuce. The few ounces of salmon was sadly sitting on top of the lettuce, totally unseasoned as well. The dressing was ordinary and bland. And all of this for $27!! Really? What an embarrassment. Do yourself a favor and tour the grounds and then go somewhere else to eat (such as the Todd English Food Court in the basement of the Plaza Hotel across the street from Central Park)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I were in New York City for a few days and had tavern on the green was on our bucket list since it had closed and now re-opened. The place was beautiful , food (we ordered the scallops and a pate) was delicious , service was extremely slow , we waited for about 10 minutes to get water and maybe another 10 to get a glass of proseco. Bit disappointed but would go again...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green provided excellently prepared food and attentive service in a lovely setting in Central Park views. Electing to dine indoors, our party was seated in the glassed in area with trees overhead and the park before us. Both the historic and the modern parts of the tavern are elegant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really terrible service (although the hostess was nice), mediocre food. Maybe a place to take tourists, but more for the park view than the dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for an afternoon get together with friends. We for 4 girls and each had a glass of prosecco and shared the pastry basket, which was perfect for a little afternoon nosh. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great time. The food and service was excellent. We would definitely go back again. Great ambiance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

From start to finish this was a disaster. The receptionist could not have cared less that we were 30 minutes early and told us to go and wait and she would text us when our table was ready and she said snarling 'It won't be ready until 8'.\n\nThe service was abysmal - we waited an hour to be served. then they brought the wrong orders and when they did arrive they were cold and inedible. We sent two back and did not ask for anything in their place. They were disgusting. We were still charged for my chicken breast which had been microwaved to death and was rock hard and rubbery.\n\nThey never brought our side orders and they brought the wrong dessert twice.\n\nAnd at the end of the 'meal' the waiter asked us if we would like some bread !\n\nExorbitant prices and revolting meal and terrible evening. we were hosting our son and daughter in law who had nothing to eat but a small starter.\n\nWhat a rip off - and no word from the Manager or anyone. They must be used to this kind of food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, better then we expected. The location is beautiful and the atmosphere was perfect. We had a little trouble locating the restaurant, but everything else was perfect. It was night, and I believe the entrance or street was under some sort of construction, it took us a little while to figure out where the entrance was.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Relatively good food

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not good at all on any level very disappointed. Trading on its great location.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good and the portions were generous for the money. I wish the waitress would have told me it was as big as it was and I would not have ordered the additional side. I couldn't eat but half of my dinner and ended up giving away most of my side dish. The price that we were charged for a glass of scotch was astronomical. We order the same scotch everywhere we go and have never paid that much. It was not in line with the wine prices. Overall it was a nice dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointed. Steak was tough. Fish dish was a very small portion. Carrot cake dessert was dry and not very tasty. The management did give us three desserts after we expressed our dissatisfaction.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our second time at the restaurant and we will be back. Great food but best of alle the outdoor serving

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was exquisite, and the staff were extremely attentive and thoughtful.\nMiles was especially personable, knowledgeable, helpful and fun.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is amazing. I would love to go back in the summer & have lunch outside. Additionally, it would be nice to tour the entire restaurant. My husband was thrilled with both his meal & mine. I had the sirloin steak & was a bit disappointed. It was large & done to perfection - medium rare. However, I would have preferred a different cut, maybe a rib, or filet mignon. I wasn't thrilled with the flavour, but that might have been just me as I had a cold & my husband thought it was very good.\n\nOverall, I would definitely recommend Tavern on the Green, & will return when in New York.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went for a wedding anniversary since we actually got married here. I miss the old Tavern on the Green. The food was ok, not as good as before & I like the more casual atmosphere, but feel like it lost the class and elegance it once had. There are so many places like this these days. I was a bit sad that the tavern I knew and loved is gone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice place. Good ambiance and specially extraordinary food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's is decorated nicely but value for food not quite where it should be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my 16 mos old for his first time and the staff were wonderful! Loved the food and ambiance. Will definitely be back with hubby for a romantic dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I just was here for my birthday. My husband and I had lunch outside. It was a warm spring day and so the views were phenomenal of the park. Our meals and desserts were good and the champagne was yummy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I are neighbors to the restaurant and decided to bring visiting family members for a summer outside dinner experience. The online reservation process went smoothly and the welcome at the door was nice. We were seated at a tight table so the hostess moved us, (without us asking) which was great. We felt a bit confused on who was our waiter, there were a lot of 'floaters' coming by, but we didn't feel our waiter was attentive. We ordered the seafood tower, which was excellent. This is where it got frustrating. We didn't get our wine until about 15-20 minutes after we got our food. There were no bowls for shells until we were almost finished with the tower, so it was awkward. \n\nIt might be nice to serve some type of cracker or serve with rolls. We had to keep asking, my family are big roll people. They also had to keep asking for cocktail sauce-very small portions initially served for four people and so much seafood. Drawn butter would have been nice also.\nWe ordered salads before the tower which were very good.That amount of seafood did seem to need some kind of side to compliment.\nAnyway, the freshness of the seafood was superb. I love this place and would always return and overall I think my family really enjoyed everything.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tavern on the Green is one of the most famous , classic restaurant in nyc. Fabulous location in Central Park. Beautiful , elegant great food good service. Hard to find parking in the area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was wonderful. I had the cheeseburger and homemade vinegar and salt chips. They were excellent. We made reservations online and our table was ready and waiting when we arrived. The whole experience of sitting and experiencing the park while eating was so much fun and relaxing. We were 100% satisfied.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iconic place which makes it worth the trip. Food was average. Service was nonexistent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best brunch spots in NYC. Killer bloody Mary's. Great food. Amazing setting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My first time and I absolutely loved it

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not as beautiful as previous Tavern. Had trouble getting a plain scotch and water drink, bartender apparently didn't know how to make the drink.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in New York for a girls weekend to celebrate milestone birthdays. We made a reservation ahead of time and when we arrived we were personally greeted and the manager mentioned that there was a problem with a water main break and there were difficulties with the restroom. He offered to reschedule us but we were on a tight schedule and could not come back. They took us to a lovely table and everyone we encountered apologized for any inconvenience and told us that they would do everything they could to be sure we enjoyed our visit. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Tavern on the Green is beautiful and we enjoyed our meal and visit tremendously. The gift shop was very nice and again, the staff was so helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is an iconic restaurant for NYC and one you should visit at least once!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Well. The good: it's an icon of New York. In that it lived up to its name. I made the reservation in April after looking at the menu and the prices. I knew it was Mother's Day (MD) when I made the reservation-they didn't acknowledge it as any different than any other Sunday brunch . It was about $50 a person at that time. A week before Mother's day, I got an e-mail-the menu changed to a fixed price Mother's Day special menu-$125 a person. I was peeved, but it struck me as a typical NYC bait-and-switch. So, I/we decided to just go with the plan. The renovated building is a treat! They should offer tours on the history of the place! I had requested a table with a view. We did have a table with a view of the garden dining area because of the 100 degree view out the 'window wall' in the dining room where we sat -so okay-we're certainly not NY celebrities, so, whatever. It was fine. The MD menu was fairly limited. They gave each of us (3 mothers) a 'blue ribbon' pin in a clear plastic envelope-with some product coupons-one of the promo items mentioned in the revised 'Mother's Day' brunch memo. Rather have had a fresh flower and a glass of mimosa included with the meal. A lot of 'set up' still being done for the flowers in the restaurant when we got there-a front courtyard looked like a florist work area- I was surprised at the mess out there visible from the waiting/bar area (thought that meant we would get a flower-but no). The meal? Eh. Pea soup was chilled/bland. The chateaubriand came to the table cool - all very rare (waitperson did not ask how we wanted it cooked)-the sauce on it was cool. The potato side was overcooked, like a hockey puck-with these weird gray spots inside/tasteless. Haricots vert-cold and greasy. Eggs benedict with lobster looked better than the steak. Wedge salad looked good. Dessert-nothing special. Choc mousse was warm! Shortcake like a stale donut. Would not go there for the food. Would go to see the building! Way overpriced-not worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I wanted to treat two of our adult grandchildren to a special dinner when we were on vacation in New York City. We had enjoyed the restaurant many years ago, but this was the first visit for our grandchildren. They were very impressed with the ambiance and food. The reservation folks were extremely considerate of our needs, as we had to change our reservations several times due to unexpected changes to our itineraries. \n\nOur waiter, and I believe his name is David Anderson, is the best waiter we have ever had. He made our dinner experience so much more enjoyable than we expected.\n\nThe jazz musicians and singer were an unexpected pleasant surprise.\n\nDining at Tavern on the Green was a pleasant and enjoyable experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was borderline good, portions minuscule. Service good. Music ok if you like Nat King Cole repeatedly on, we did.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service food was good I had the steak excellent flavor wife had Fish's little bland but service 5 star worth every penny TU

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Small wedding party sitting next to us making it rather loud otherwise incredible.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was pretty ordinary, nothing to distinguish the restaurant by, it was disappointing. The salads were fresh, we had fish and steak, the most memorable part of the meal was the garlic roasted potatoes, tasty but again, like any everyday meal. The carrot cake was dense, cold, tasted like it had been in the refrigerator for a long time, couldn't eat it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service horrendous food. My wife and I both ordered the sirloin steak ($54). The steak was incredibly tough and bearly edible. We live in manhattan and figured we would give this NY icon a try. Never again. If their goal is to serve terrible overpriced food to tourists that will never return they succeeded. If they want to get repeat customers they failed miserably.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was poor. We told the hostess. I tried to contact Tavern on the Green through their WEB site but they did not reply.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The burger was good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Seated at table with sun beating in, not the most comfortable location. Eggs Benedict tasted delicious but lukewarm. Had to ask for coffee refills.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful location, excellent food and service. Just very pricey. Reserve for special events unless money is no object.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Iconic place, gorgeous facility, creative, tasty, if pricey, food. All spoiled by an annoying dog (!!) 4 tables from us and extremely poor service. Reservations & hostess were friendly and met a fabulous assistant manager but the wait staff were slow and inattentive. Bartender was a different story -- he was entertaining.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food not as good as it was our last few visits. Salmon over cooked and quite small. Tavern and veggie burger very good. Chicken paillard mediocre. Service exceptional and ambiance great as usual.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steak was tough The balance of the meal was OK. Liked that it was not noises.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good, the service mediocre and the price was high for what you get.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wife's birthday. Mgr and wait staff , Nelson, kind. Didn't honor Groupon at lunch. Duck salad wonderful. Wife's Caesar salad bland and ordinary. Not a positively memorable experience. Will try one more time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My daughter and I visited Tavern on the Green during a weekend getaway in NY. We had a WONDERFUL experience. The newly renovated restaurant is gorgeous! It is also so warm and cozy and has such a comfortable and soothing atmosphere. The service was outstanding. We were very well taken care of...they don't miss a beat! And the food...melt in your mouth goodness. We had the steak and salmon and both were some of the best we have had. It's definitely on the expensive side...but worth every penny! You cannot go wrong with a visit to Tavern on the Green!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place might be great for lunch or to stop in during the day for a drink on the patio. It is not one of the best places for dinner. The decor need updating and they work with a very large open kitchen if you like watching people sweat while they cook your food then its for you if not then maybe for dinner pick another restaurant. It need updating and a new menu and chef for dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing! Have no idea why there are negative reviews.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Is as pretty as I remember from many years ago, but menu is very expensive - best for special occasions only. Dine outside if weather permits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a wonderful late lunch overlooking Central Park. Delicious wine and salads. The chopped vegetable salad was divine although it was so good I would have wanted a little larger serving. Wonderful wedge salad and shrimp cocktail. Outdoor seating with a perfect blue sky. Overall a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A great place to eat - fast service, excellent food, fantastic atmosphere!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bread was hot and soft.\nFlat bread was good.\nChopped salad was too salty. \nSteak was lovely. \nLoved the crispy skin of the salmon.\nDessert were all good.\nWine pairing was good with entrée only.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had not been to Tavern on the Green in many years. My sister and niece were visiting NY and they wanted to check out Central Park. So we walked the park and I made Sunday Lunch (they had a brunch menu) reservations. It was unseasonably warm and we sat outside. The menu was limited but interesting. Food was great and atmosphere was wonderful. On the down side our waiter was not great. Tables with guests sitting down after us were served before we were and best i could tell it was more about our waiter's skills. However, it was a beautiful day and we certainly didn't mind the lesiurely meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first visit to New York at the Tavern on the Green helped to make it memorable.\nThe environment was outstanding and the food excellent, the waiter that looked after us was very professional and friendly.\nIf I ever visit New York again this will be top of my list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the best place to have Sunday brunch on a sunny autumn Sunday! Great place, great food, great live music!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family of 5, went with a Groupon to celebrate several family events. We arrived early, seated on time in the glass room section. Service was prompt and efficient. The limited Groupon menu gave enough options although with some dietary restrictions, they were able to accommodate us. We enjoyed everything but would not go again, without a Groupon. I ordered off the a la carte menu, since Groupon was for 4. The salmon was just ok, nothing special. The rest of my family had the dry steak. No one raved about it, but it was ok. For a $54 steak, I would have hoped for sensational. The prices were over our budget for even a special occasion.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointed in the food-elaborate descriptions and nothing special for the breakfast brunch-eggs are eggs are eggs and the waffles were dry and flavorless. Not at all worth the money! Also, the decor in the glass room was so hyped-the chandeliers were pitiful and the seating area was nothing special. The outside patio was pretty but nothing different than any other patio restaurant. The best part was the original marble bathroom but it smelled aweful. Overall, this is a tourist trap.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was pleasantly surprised as I had read mixed reviews. Sunday brunch was very good. Food was tasty and warm. For NYC the cost was fine. Waiter was wonderful. Made great suggestions and attentive throughout the meal. The setting is great more open and less stodgy after the renovation. I would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had lunch outside in the garden and it was wonderful. Awesome bloody \nMary's too. The wait staff was outstanding and very accommodating.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service, but very noisy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This day and age was surprised that this restaurant is a legacy 'meat & Potatoes' establishment with out any real vegetarian options!! Was offered roasted cauliflower as a vegetarian option, REALLY!!! Get serious come down to contemporary times.\n\nThe ambiance is nice with outdoor seating. Friendly staff. Although the food is mediocre and over priced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was amazing- the food, service, and ambiance were the best I have ever experienced!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great time. the Maitre d' was a doll. My friend had not yet arrived and he suggested the outdoor bar, so both had cocktails before a fabulous dinner. He kept our table open, took very good care of us. Thank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

In our party of 7, 3 of us are gluten free. This was repeated numerous times. Still my daughter was (potentially) served pasta containing gluten. The mistake was identified and the waiter removed her plate. My daughter did not get a reaction due to the fact that we brought anti-enzymes (DPP-IV).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We took my mom for a birthday brunch. It was a beautiful day. To eat outside and the patio/courtyard is just gorgeous! The food and drinks are definitely a bit pricy, but I suppose you are paying for the experience. Our waitress was not mean, but personality was definitely lacking and she was not super attentive. Overall, food was good and we had a nice time. Would go back for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect evening outside in the summer- wonderful & attentive staff- loved our meal & cocktails- highly recommend

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a birthday meal, we had wanted to have a meal here for a number of years having viewed it from the outside whilst visiting NYC from England previously. \nWe had a party of 4 and was a little taken back by the noise level. The food was good, not great. The waitress was only concerned with one dish on the menu which was the truffle risotto, sliced at the table by the exec chef. We didn't choose this option and didn't get a great service there after.\nMy guests and I were patronised by the waitress all evening, insisting that the food was the best we had ever tasted, we did point out that it wasn't and this was met with the silent treatment.\nWhen we finished our meal we paid and thought we would like a drink in the bar area which looked amazing with a jazz band playing. There were a number of tables around the outside and we asked if we could have a drink. The answer was no. Having just spent nearly $550 this was a disgrace, so we left.\nI wouldn't eat here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an amazing lunch!! Food was wonderful as was the atmosphere. I've always wanted to come and was not disappointed!! Service also was amazing!! There was some construction in the front due to the NYC marathon. When I asked for assistance in getting a cab, the manager personally walked us out to the street and got us a cab. It was a first class experience in every way!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the setting and the food. Server, Jill, was fantastic!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience and the menu was superb. This was our first time eating here, and we will gladly be coming back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The newly renovated Tavern is a far cry from the warm, beautiful, and elegant ambiance of the former facility. Gone are the stained glass windows, crystal chandeliers, dark heavy woodwork, and glistening mirrors. In their place are cold uncomfortable banquettes, limited views, and no glamour. Maybe the outdoor patio opening into the park can redeem this restaurant. It was raining when we went. The food is not bad - a tasty steak, so-so Caesar salad, and too-spicy carrot cake. The drinks were very good though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved Tavern. However, we taxied in and we're unable to drive to entrance due to construction. Getting a cab back to hotel was problematic. The doorman was reluctant to assist. Other than that we were delighted with the food, ambience, service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a great experience! The food is amazing and prepared to perfection with good portion sizes. Great for dates and friend outings.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful location. Always a great spot for brunch. Especially love the bar.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sorry to say that the steak I had was tasteless and tough like shoe leather. If I did not have a show to go to I would have sent it back. And the fish my husband had tasted like it was a week old!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took my beautiful wife to lunch for her birthday. Food, service, and atmosphere were amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Tavern on the Green many times pre and post renovation and love the location in the park.It can be a little difficult getting to but well worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

A very big disappointment. Felt it was a tourist trap. Lacked charm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Thanks to open table for help booking this spot. My wife loves Central Park and we celebrated our anniversary there. Ideal location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a delicious meal with my family, the ambiance was lovely with all the lights outside, we had a window table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the third time I've been and the food is consistently very good. The truffle caesar is phenomenal. Be aware that the portion sizes are huge, though. If you order a heavy appetizer and a heavy main course, it will be way too much food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere, food inconsistent, some really good, some disappointing and served cold Has to be done once but nothing made me want to do it twice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful server and food was very good. Iconic restaurant getting ready for the NYC marathon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eight girlfriends had the opportunity to eat Sunday Brunch during our trip to New York. We found the staff to be very congenial and accommodating. The food was delicious and the visit was all we expected it to be and more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time dining here and everything was perfect! Our waiter Sean was wonderful & the food was excellent. It was a great way to spend my birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place was very busy and they could of used more staff help. The main waiter was great , but he was just too busy. Our food was good , but not the best we have had. We went there in December during a NYC visit and it was warmer food and tastier

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went with friends for a birthday. First time for us in NYC. Absolutely excellent. Good service (especially Schpat). Food was exquisite. Booked well in advance by recommendation from someone's previous visit

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I feel like this restaurant is one of those that people say are a 'must', but I wish we had chosen somewhere else to go. It is very expensive, and there weren't a lot of choices on the menu. Flatbread sounded good, but the only option was the flatbread of the day, which had shrimp on it. I can't have that, so I asked for a Margherita pizza. Our server asked the kitchen, and the answer was yes. However, what I got tasted like a Chuck E Cheese kids meal. The crust was very soft, and it was essentially just a children's cheese pizza. There were no basil leaves or anything. I guess just stick to the menu if you go. Also, the whole restaurant was open, but they put us RIGHT next to two other ladies. It was as if we were eating all four of us together. It just is so awkward for no reason, because there were plenty of other tables available.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

the resturant atmosphere was very nice in scenic central park. Our server was friendly and responsive to our needs. She was aware it was a special celebration and let us know from the start , making a good effort to add to that atmosphere. The food was quite tasty but we found the menu and drinks a bit over priced but that seems to go with the location. It was a special birthday for our daughter and overall lived up to our hopes for a special memory.