• Croton Reservoir Tavern

  • American Traditional $14-$35
  • 108 W. 40th St.
    New York, NY 10018
  • Neighborhood: Midtown West
  • Phone: 212-997-6835
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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more intent on downing kamikaze shots and reveling in the hard rock soundtrack than appreciating the establishment's historical references.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 rice—but 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.
  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area


  • Delivery Hours

    Daily, 11am-9pm

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