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Croton Reservoir Tavern

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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 - 00:00
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158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here pre show and food was good. However, I had my heart set on the lobster bisque and at 5:45p they totally were out of it. Additionally, they have a free drink offer on their website if you sign up for emails and the server had no clue what I was talking about and had to take my phone... More 

Thank elsbells63
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

For a bar and restaurant combined we really loved the food. The chef is magnificent. The price is even practical for it. The waiter is very knowledgeable of what is in the menu.

Thank Jhun R
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was lovely place to have a drink but we only wanted a snack and couple of drinks, the bill was huge! It was really nice though but we would have preferred to have had a meal for such a high bill. The bar man was fantastic. He really knew his drinks and was a very good host to all... More 

Thank Gizmocrystal
Palmer, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a bite while walking the city during the holiday season. Smallish establishment, with lots of good sounding items on the menu. Seared tuna was awesome. Husband had a burger said was good, nothing overly special. Staff very friendly. Price = NYC.

Thank Kate F
New Orleans
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great food - large portions. For Thanksgiving it was a pre-selected 3 course meal to choose and the food was tasty. The drinks were really good and atmosphere was upbeat and cheery. Only drawback was the staff was a little disjointed. We were seated for our reservation at 3pm right away but at the end of our meal new arrivals... More 

Thank Jennifer_H_Jones901
Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was delightful...but don't sit anywhere near the entrance on cold days... you'll freeze. My review: little to no alcohol in Bloody Mary, I highly recommend the Italian Chicken Sandwich....the burger was good but undercooked even though it was ordered well done, had to leave our able to get condiments & water refills. Seems perhaps the place is understaffed.... More 

Thank Michael E
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568 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had Thanksgiving Dinner here and it was excellent. The food was great, the portions generous and the 3 courses plus a couple of alcoholic drinks only came to around $170 which for New York and on Thanksgiving is very good value for money. My only gripe was that the staff seemed a bit flustered and started seating people without... More 

Thank Preyom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food is good, staff is attentive and a great location near Bryant Park, but nothing special. Good place to pop in for a drink, a snack or quick meal and watch sports on the multiple TVs.

Thank Thomas G
New York City, New York
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549 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Good local bar. Perfect for happy hour drinks after a long day at work. Even better when the bar upstairs is left for some tourist for the nearby hotels and the downstairs is left. For the local people because "we know" that there is another full bar in the lower level. I didn't get a chance to taste the food,... More 

Thank CecibelB
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We had a lovely meal here for thanksgiving. We had 3 courses and it was around $150 for 2 people including drinks. Great venue and I would eat here aain

Thank epierce277

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-997-6835

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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