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Croton Reservoir Tavern

108 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018 40.753699 -73.985506
nr. Sixth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-997-6835 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Notable Beer Selection, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Singles Scene

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Mon-Fri, 11am-midnight; Sat, 11am-3am; Sun, closed

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-9pm; $4 select beer bottles, $6 well drinks and wine, $7 select martinis

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


In tribute to the reservoir that once stood nearby, this spacious bi-level restaurant-bar keeps the water of life flowing steadily. Although a hand-painted wall mural of the Croton and impeccably folded napkins attempt to entice sit-down orders of NY strip or sesame-crusted yellow fin tuna, the Siemens-building escapees and Condé Nastsies (we’re talking the girls in accounting, not Anna Wintour) tend to gravitate towards the long oak bar for drafts of Blue Point and Hoegaarden or bottles of Chimay and Duvel. Better than average crab cakes and shrimp cocktails loaded with plump South American crustaceans encourage you to nibble while you tipple. Should the plasma screens blind, there are darker quarters (and a faster and looser vibe) downstairs, where satellite radio gets officemates up and out of the roomy leather banquettes sporting backs imposing enough to dam a city’s water supply.