This restaurant is famous for its Sunday brunch and is at its very best in Spring or Summer when you can eat in the outside garden surrounded by flowers and topiary in the shapes of animals and even one that looks like Bigfoot. There are also areas enclosed by a glass atrium. This is only for those with deep pockets, as even sandwiches cost around $20! But for a one-time splurge this would be a good option.
Edit: Unfortunately it is now closed, but there are rumors it will re-open under new management, stay tuned.
Big disappointment unfortunately... The front staff were very nice and friendly. When we got to our table we were surprised at how dated everything was ..the chairs were dented/chipped, table cloths looked overwashed, etc, but we figured maybe that was supposed to be the charm(?) The xmas decorations were nice but nothing special. I got an orange juice & the parmesan chicken and hubby got the seafood risotto and water. The chicken was okay, not a lot of flavour for it or the potatoes, and the 3 carrots were that hard, not el dente, but hard that I had to leave one in fear that it would shoot across the room if I tried cutting it with the butter knife they give you. The hubby only ate half the risotto before it started to turn his stomach. The buns they brought were just typical rolls, I took mine to feed the pigeons. And what did this disappointing brunch cost us? a whopping $86. Now, we don't have a problem spending that or more for a good meal, but this was not a good meal.
I really wanted to like this place since it is a landmark but I would now say after eating there if you want a good meal, or a lovely atmosphere, definitely go someplace else. We can now see why it is closing its doors.
Favorite Dish: nothing good here.
This restaurant gets points for location (Central Park) and ambience (all that stained glass!!) but the food was a huge letdown. To be fair, my husband and I attended a private dinner sponsored by a trade organization. The room was bright and beautiful but smelled musty. We had a salad that might have been fresh the day before it was served to us, and the entree (fish which was fresh and adequately prepared) came with a side of rice that was served Half Cooked. As in hard. We did not wait for dessert.
I am a lifelong New Yorker and somehow had never been here. Perhaps the food in the regular dining room is better, but we won't be back to find out.
The sandwiches are about the most normal people can afford, or want to see. They can run $15-25 and then there are drinks at $10-15 average. The reservation system should be looked into, to make sure you do not get denied on your day of going there at the wrong time. There are around 4,000 seats in various rooms. The view is the most luxurious from far around, as well as the landscape and sculptued shrubs.
Parking is available for $8.00 first hour and $2.00 after.
Favorite Dish: I am sure all of it is good, to excellent.
Cold, overpriced. My husband called in advance to alert management that he was proposing to me. He wanted a nice table. We were sat with what appeared to be a senior knitting club. Fine, we moved on. Food was bland. And not very good.
But hey, its romantic. And the idea of having dinner here after I get engaged sounded wonderful. Good thing I did not let them ruin our night.
Went to dinner with my mate Eddie and husband Chuck at The Tavern On The Green Central Park at West 67th Street tel 212 873 3200. Swish restaurant, food not bad, service not terrific… cost $136.57 for two including drinks, lovely setting though and we felt special eating there.
People were turning up in limosines!!! well, it IS New York...
Favorite Dish: I can't say that the food was up to usual French standards. It was palatable and reasonably well presented but was let down by the less than snappy service....
Tavern on the Green
It's been around since 1870 and has 6 main dining rooms all with very different looks.
Favorite Dish: I've never been, but it's one of the most famous restaurants in the world.
Tavern on the green is a new york landmark ,it is as well known for the ambience and surroundings as it is for its food.
Dont miss the garden famed for there year round lights in the trees.
~ TAVERN ON THE GREEN ~
It is such a wonderful romantic place, with a beautiful Garden in the middle of the park!!
~ TAVERN on the GREEN ~
You can sit outside in the Garden in the summertime.
Tavern on the Green in Central Park looked very appealing. But bring lots of money with you if you go here.
Tavern on the Green in Central Park
The most spectacular restaurant in New York - you have to see it adorned with all the lights for the holiday season. Six beautiful dining rooms.