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Tavern on the Green

Central Park at W. 67th St. New York, NY 10023 | West 60s | 212-873-3200

Location Description:

Originally created in 1870 as a pen for the sheep which grazed in the nearby meadow (Sheep's Meadow) in Central Park, Tavern on the Green was transformed into a restaurant in 1934 under the urging of the famous Parks Commissioner Robert Moses. In 1976, with a massive renovation by restaurateur Warner LeRoy, Tavern became what we know it as today: Central Park's own mini-Versailles, a tourist-sucking show palace of copious chandeliers, indoor topiaries, and antique murals.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Traditional
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-3pm, Sun-Thu, Sat 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Prix Fixe

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  • Fork in the Road: Interviews
    When Jim Caiola visited New York City in the 1980s, Tavern on the Green (67th and Central Park West) was in its heyday. "I remember coming here and feeling like it was the most magical space...
  • Fork in the Road: Photos
    Last night, Tavern on the Green (67th Street and Central Park West) hosted its grand opening gala, which signaled that after a weeks-long soft opening, the Central Park complex is once again...
  • Fork in the Road: Openings
    When one restaurant's doors close, another restaurant's doors open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a...
  • Fork in the Road: Food News
    Finally. After years of drama and heated talks, Tavern on the Green has finally been reoccupied. The city granted the license to the Emerald Green Group, a Philadelphia-based restaurant...
  • Fork in the Road: Eating
    I love this Ghostbusters tour of New York by Patrick Willems and company, which includes a visit to Tavern on the Green to re-enact the scene where Rick Moranis, as Louis Tully, runs across...
  • Fork in the Road: Marx
    Should you have exceptionally generous wall space, deeply wrought feelings of nostalgia, or simply want to add a dash of irony to your already ironic Brooklyn pickle concern, then Joy...
  • Fork in the Road: Food News
  • Fork in the Road: Marx
    Looks like the second coming of Tavern on the Green won't be coming anytime soon: according to the Post's Steve Cuozzo, a meeting last week between Dean Poll, Tavern's new operator, and...