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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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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon,11am-2am; Tue-Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area



Named after the 180-million-gallon aqueous repository that occupied the grounds of today's New York Public Library and Bryant Park during the 19th century, the Croton Reservoir Tavern offers stately décor (leather chairs and banquettes, tented napkins, exposed brick), serious quaffs, and dining. The main attraction is its fifty-foot-long oak bar with 15 beers on tap. Backed by a mirrored wall stacked to the hilt with gleaming bottles of hootch, the bar attracts an after-work Garment Center crowd more intent on downing kamikaze shots and reveling in the hard rock soundtrack than appreciating the establishment's historical references. The kitchen goes far beyond pub grub in its ambitions, though it sometimes goes awry with seasonings. Ruby red yellowfin tuna, nicely seared in a sesame seed crust, is served like sashimi atop hearty black riceóbut the accompanying soy-braised shiitake mushrooms are a saline affair. As a result, many people opt to eat at the bar, with burgers (either Angus beef or lamb) a popular option.


Pre-theater dinner runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with flavored martinis and margaritas, cheap domestic beers, and discounted wine and well drinks.