Tavern on the Green

4.6
9116 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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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Daily 9:30PM - 11:00PM

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Poor experience in general.

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DW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, great service, amazing environment

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful outdoor patio seating. Our server was very pleasant and quick to answer our questions.

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J
New Orleans
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Had brunch. Good atmosphere and food. Great service

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SL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent time on the patio! Great service.

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AE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was the first time going and my mother, sister, and I had a lovely time. This was a gift for my mother, she's always said she'd like to go and we were able to make it happen. It certainly beat our expectations, food was delicious, ambience superb, and the service by our waitress Amanda was spectacular. It was a pricey meal, but honestly it was worth every penny. Definitely a special experience in Central Park.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is incredible. All of us agreed after leaving that it was one of the best brunches of our life and the service was great as well! If it wasn’t so pricey, we might eat there every weekend!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Het eten was heerlijk! De ligging van het restaurant is natuurlijk super omdat je naast Central Park zit. De bediening was echter niet geweldig. De ober liep vaak al weg zonder op antwoord te wachten en leek zich erg te ergere aan alles. Jammer!

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B
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal. All the food was very good and provided with good service. We would come back again when in NYC.

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IB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quality food and great service! A must when visiting NYC

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Graduation party

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Anniversary trip

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JS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect day, we were able to eat outside! The service, ambience and food were all excellent. We will return on our next visit to New York.

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LS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Unacceptably noisy

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife wanted to take me to the Tavern on the Green. She was there 40 years ago. It was beautiful the food was outstanding with great service. Our waitress was so pleasant and friendly. I would rate the whole experience a 5 star plus!!!

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went there to celebrate a college graduation and they were thoughtful enough to bring us a complimentary dessert for all of us to enjoy.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very special place, superbly prepared food and exquisite service

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

A very limited menu
Not a lot of choices.
Had flat bread which was terrible.
My husband was not trilled with his fish and chips. My daughter didnot like the burger

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Shared it was a Uni graduation. Graduate was even wearing robe and brochures all over table from NYU - no acknowledgement no congrats no free dessert or anything. Just run of the mill billion dollar diner experience. Some entrees and some desserts were huge and others skimpy - some symmetry in portion sizes would be a helpful gauge.

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MW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lobster roll was excellent! Beautiful day by the Park.

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C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Tavern on the Green for our anniversary and we have no regrets. Ben our waiter was kind, patient and attentive making our celebration very special. Thank you.

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MQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

As a seasoned NYC veteran in dining out.. I had high expectations for this restaurant. THE GOOD- the ambiance was beautiful, especially dining outside was a breath of fresh air. The food was MEH... nothing special or tasty... THE BAD- Dining outside you will see MICE! I saw two scurrying around. We moved our table once because the furry thing was 15ft from us. When the evening was winding down they move in!

I don’t know if I will ever go back. There so many more restaurants that are better. Just saying.

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K
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was awesome, however the service was not great. It was very rushed. Our appetizer arrived before our wine was served. This was our second visit, our first was outstanding, this time was disappointing.

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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

We asked for a dairy free plate for a person, because she is allergic to any kind of dairy. Two people explicitly said it, and then the waiter brought a plate with butter inside, waiting other 15 minutes for the right plate. And they wanted 70$ tip for this kind of service.

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DM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh man what a great experience we had here! The food was amazing ... oysters, shrimp cocktail, lobster risotto and the Scottish salmon. The service was great too (thank you Francine!). Can’t wait to go back.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Graduation dinner

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AP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was delicious, our server was also spectacular. We were there to celebrate my girlfriends’ birthday however we had an uncomfortable situation arise. One of the bus boys made a comment about closing the umbrella and we asked him to wait until we finished but he proceeded to close the umbrella over our table anyway. He did not however close the umbrellas over other parties that were also having a late lunch. We felt singled out and insulted. He was very rude and had a sarcastic tone. Our waiter got the manager and he reopened the umbrella so we could finish our lunch but it ruined my girlfriends birthday lunch. This was not our first time dining here but never had been treated so rudely at a restaurant before.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Service is whatever . Ambience was nice and welcoming but being served burnt toast with your meal.... ruined everything . I will never recommend this place . That was not an mistake . The toast is served on top of the meal .
Either the kitchen or the server could of spotted that . Even my 4 year old daughter even knew it was burnt by looking at it .
Won’t be back and will not recommend at all

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KK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Graduations!!! Extraordinary service as always!! We LOVE IT!! Thanks soooo much for being so wonderful always!! ❤️🎓

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C
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate my daughter’s 20th birthday. Food was good, service was ok. Our waiter kept forgetting little things such as sugar for my, coffee, the little forks and plates for our oysters, cleaning our table before dessert. Overall a good experience. I’d definitely come back. Just know this is a busy place. Reservations are recommend. Service will just be ok.

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CD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The only negative component of our dining experience was food wait times. It promoted our waitress to admit at end of evening “think our kitchen crashed tonight”. Overall though we had a nice dining experience at Tavern on the Green.

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SD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A friend suggested we meet there. I was reluctant. Was happy we did. Food was fine and what was not (lukewarm decaf coffee) was quickly remedied. Outside seating in the evening delightful. Wonderful treat of live band and singer. Quite magical.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The appetizers were very good (shrimp, roasted figs and carb cake)
Unfortunately, the lobster risotto was much too dry, felt like I was eating rice and lobster. Not creamy at all.
The salmon was excellent and the roasted chicken tasted good but was on the dry side or didn’t have enough sauce.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! One of the best dining experience in a past decade!

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SV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thorough enjoyed our dinner at The Tavern on the Green! The food was excellent, and our server, Allison was absolutely delightful. She was attentive without hovering, and seemed to be truly interested in us. We all fell naturally into a good natured banter. I especially enjoyed the crab cake appetizer and the red snapper entree. Having heard and read about The Tavern on the Green for many years, it did not disappoint.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great place and great experience. It was very sunny and some of the outside seats were just full sweaty sun. The live music playing made up for some of the heat.
The burger was probably the best burger I've ever had...for real. However, the chicken caesar was incredibly bland and just not very good. Its not a place for regular people to go all the time but it was fun for a birthday visit.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The sunroom we were seated in was a bit too sunny and warm, otherwise; food and service were wonderful.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Good but also disappointing considering prices and reputation as a high end establishment. Brunch options were varied and interesting. The Roasted Fig and Goat cheese with arugula was disappointing - 3 tiny figs that if roasted were barely so, the vegetable frittata was ample serving but very lacking in flavor and took sometime before we could get our server's attention to bring salt/pepper. We were heading for an umbrella table outdoors when the hostess discovered it was already taken and her colleague was told "Put them at 107". Service was sorely lacking...my sister said she'd have a Bellini after her coffee and it was never brought . Upon clearing our dishes he picked up the 2 closest to him and from the other 2 of us beckoned us with hand gestures to hand them over to him without saying a word - no please or thank you. I've never had that happen at the least expensive of restaurants. The brunch ambiance was not what I expected...diners in spandex style work out clothes but must have been my mistake to think there was any formal or informally understood dress code. Overall we still did enjoy our time there, we did not feel rushed despite it being very busy and other than the frittata the meals were delicious and much larger than expected portion sizes. I would go back with the hope that the negatives were the exception not the rule.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

M’y son and his girlfriend were in town and it was a beautiful day to sit outside in the garden

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