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Croton Reservoir Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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108 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-2699 (Broadway and 6th Avenue)
+1 212-997-6835
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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282 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015

May 27, 2015 - Using a Restaurant.com certificate, we ate at the Croton Reservoir Tavern before going to a Broadway show. We arrived at the tavern around 5:30pm and had our choice of seating. Everyone at the tavern was very friendly and professional. Because they were not yet busy, we were able to talk with our waiter and with one... More 

Thank JerryH9905
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that the quality of your entrees exceeded your expectations, Jerry! Thanks so much for coming to see us and for being so pleasant during your visit. I hope we'll get a chance to see you when you're in the area again -- Our lobster bisque and our chicken pot pie miss you already! Warmest regards, Chris Delmond, Co.... More 

New York City, New York
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We decided to have dinner at Croton since we liked it the past two or three times we ate here. Unfortunately since it is a bar/restaurant the tables for dining are extremely close to the bar. We asked to be seated in a booth that was removed from the noise but the maître d' said no because the tables are... More 

Thank Sapo59
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that the noise level got to be so overwhelming -- we don't often get numerous private parties at once, but I can understand how a gathering like that can get pretty loud. That being said, please know that the service you describe isn't at all like us. It sounds like we dropped the ball here, but I... More 

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361 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Walking past and decide to drop in to take a break from the humid streets. Two rounds of beers and a seat by the window and enjoyed watching NYC rush hour go by. Great looking tavern and a hotspot for local workers. Two beers was $16 so a little more expensive but I guess to be expected in central NYC.... More 

Thank Evievi123139
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping in! I'm glad we were able to give you a nice place to relax during rush hour. Sorry that the beers were a little more than you'd hoped, but thanks for enjoying us regardless. Come see us again when you're back in the city! Safe travels, Chris Delmond, Co. Owner More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2015

Service was outstanding...beer selection is good and well priced. Food was okay. Stop here for beers and appetizers!

Thank Tony H
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

While I'm thrilled that our service and beer selection really hit the mark, I wish you had been more impressed with our food, Tony. Next time, I'm confident that we can really wow you all around! Cheers, Chris Delmond, Co. Owner More 

Bellmore, New York
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015

The cocktails were inventive and tasty. Dinner was delicious with nice portions and presentation. Attentive service by the bartender and waitress.

Thank BetsyK443
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

Lovely, Betsy! I'm delighted to hear you found our cocktails so inventive -- what a nice word for them. I hope you'll come back and see us again soon! Until then, Chris Delmond, Co. Owner More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Arrived around 8:30 on a Thursday night to a bustling mixed crowd. Popular Happy Hour spot. Luckily we had reserved a large table for our group. Good variety of appetizers and entrees. From wingspans sliders to polenta fries. I enjoyed the roasted Brussels sprouts and kale salad. Friendly staff. The hostess was great-politely notifying the patrons mingling at our table... More 

Thank katsrun
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

Oh, it sounds like you and your party shared quite a lovely meal with us the other night! Thank you for sharing this with us. I'm looking forward to passing along your kind words to Rocco, who I know will be pleased to hear you were satisfied with his service. I'm looking forward to having you back for some polenta... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's not hard to find a late-night place to eat in the Times Square area, but you will have to look hard to find one as comfortable and welcoming as Croton Reservoir Tavern. They offer a fair assortment of bar food and a very well-stocked bar to satisfy someone who has been to a show and wants a quiet drink... More 

Thank Horemhab
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

It's so great that you made us a part of your visit to New York, Horemhab. Thanks for visiting us and for making sure the world knows how happy you were visiting us. I'm thrilled we made you feel welcome, and I'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Jorge and Justin. Hope to see you again soon!... More 

Pearl River, NY
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is probably my 12th visit in the last 3 years (I live 25 miles outside of the city so I only visit several times during the year) and it is always excellent. When I visit on Saturdays before 4pm I always have the breakfast burger. Who would think of putting an fried egg & bacon on a burger. But... More 

Thank Loramarj
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

It's wonderful that you've made a point of seeing us as many times as you have, Loramarj! I'm so happy we've become a favorite place for you, and we're already looking forward to your next visit. Come have another breakfast burger soon! Warmest regards, Chris Delmond, Co. Owner More 

New York, New York, United States
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2015

i went here a few weeks ago and randomly stopped n on a thursday late afternoon - i was craving steak and wasn't sure what to expect. WELL - i had the skirt steak in chimichurri sauce with roasted corn mashed potatoes . my boyfriend had pork chops and replaced his side with the same as mine - the roasted... More 

Thank Shannon M
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

I'm so excited that our skirt steak was impressive to a connoisseur such as yourself, Shannon! Thank you so much for giving us a try. I hope we'll get to serve you another skirt steak again very soon! Sincerely, Chris Delmond, Co. Owner More 

Potomac, Maryland
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106 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2015

I searched many places for a restaurant that wasn't too far from our hotel and wasn't too costly. I felt what we paid ($20 for the children, $45 for the adults) was very fair, considering you are in NYC and it is Thanksgiving. The atmosphere of the tavern was cozy (we sat upstairs, seemed to be a bar/lounge downstairs) and... More 

Thank Lovetotravel001_9
Chris D, Owner at Croton Reservoir Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your Thanksgiving with us! It's great to hear that we were able to give you a visit complete with good food, a cozy atmosphere, and friendly service -- it's what we shoot for every day of the year. We hope that, if you're ever in the area again, you'll pay us another visit. We'd love to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 W 40th St, New York City, NY 10018-2699
    (Broadway and 6th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Take any train to Time Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-997-6835

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