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“Lovely neighborhood spot”
Review of Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern
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Ranked #763 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Corner of 39 St
Transit: 3 blocks from Grand Central Terminal: Metro North Subway Lines: 4,5,6,7 & Shuttle
Description: Park Avenue Tavern is the quintessential American bar and restaurant. Steps away from Grand Central Station, Park Avenue Tavern centers around a combination of classic New York City elegance and over the top hospitality. Busy street traffic and the centrally located address offer opportunities for a clientele that demand and expect more, and Park Avenue Tavern most certainly delivers. The island bar is the centerpiece of the main level with large corner windows offering amazing light and displaying the city passing by outside. Rich dark woods, stone walls, and copper trimmings combine old world décor with new age thinking. The eight booths along the main wall give a sense of privacy, while simultaneously providing a front row seat to the activity at the main bar. Our unique semi-private area is perfect place to host a cocktail party for twenty of your closest friends, where deep leather bound couches and sturdy barn wood tables add to the comfortable yet upscale surroundings. The Barrel Room at Park Avenue Tavern features Self-Serve Beer Taps, which are available by Reservation Only.
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Food is quite good and the service efficient at this restaurant that is a great neighborhood spot and also worth a trip on its own. A short walk also from the nearby Grand Hyatt. Soups, salads, sandwiches shine here

Thank Olinec
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Watched this flexible restaurant transform from a hopping afterwork bar scene into an upscale restaurant. The service and food were both very good. I enjoyed the lamb for dinner. Everyone in the party liked their food. The prices were excellent! Would be a great place for a trip to a bar or a nice dinner.

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Thank Wellington24
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Ate here twice last weekend, once a work lunch, then brunch on the weekend. They did a fine job both times, the food was top notch, all of it, if your basic bar/bistro variety. Excellent salads, brunch dishes, burgers, mac'n'cheese, they did it all well. Good drinks too, and not too pricey for the area. They were good at handling crazy busy times on a weekday lunch, and very fast and efficient on a weekend when the place was relatively quiet. A great option if you work in the area, and worth a trip if you live close by, south on Manhattan and your local weekend hangouts are too busy. Not a great deal of tourist traffic, if that matters to you.

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Thank MarcdSF
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I travel solo a lot and this place is good. Welcoming and not snobby. The food and drink is good, and the standard of service is quite high. Def worth a look in.

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Thank JoshiSJ
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I was in mid-town for lunch and our group decided to try the Tavern. Service was fast. Nice interior. Clean and airy, not cramped like a lot of places in NYC I decided to try the Bar Steak ( a hanger steak), arugula, red wine sauce, house-made fries.

The steak was very good. Very tender and juicy even at medium well. I liked the red wine sauce. The arugala salad was huge and had a nice vinegar style dressing. Not heavy and not too strong.

I'll definitely try to get there again. My lunch mates enjoyed their meals and the menu was not run-of-the-mill.

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Thank Bob_Adventure_2000
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