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Tavern on the Green

New York , NY
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LOCATION

W 67th St & Central Park West
New York, NY US 10023 (map)

PHONE

212-873-4111

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Catering

INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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m4964c
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
From the beginnning, TOG was perfect. From our event coordinator, Nicole, to the waitstaff, everyone was very friendly, professional and accomodating. The flowers were absolutely beautiful; the cake was exactly what we requested; and the food was delicious! I wish I could renew my wedding vows every year at Tavern.
From the beginnning, TOG was perfect. From our event coordinator, Nicole, to the waitstaff, everyone was very friendly, Read more...
From the beginnning, TOG was perfect. From our event coordinator, Nicole, to the waitstaff, everyone was very friendly, professional and accomodating. The flowers were absolutely beautiful; the cake was exactly what we requested; and the food was delicious! I wish I could renew my wedding vows every year at Tavern. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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dph239
Wedding:
10/12/2008
4.5/5.0
This was truly a beautiful site for our wedding, cocktail hour and reception. We got married in the evening in the garden and enjoyed our reception in the adjoining room with gorgeous large glass windows overlooking central park. The food was delicious (we had a tasting and were able to select our favorites to create our own menu). The cake was not very good - and we also did not have the opportunity to taste the cake.. it did look beautiful however. The florist was incredible and created the ambiance of romance. The staff was friendly. We did have to keep on top of this vendor to check in about our day, the food, the seating arrangements, and the flowers as they had other events on the same day which they seemed to prioritize. It all turned out beautifully!
This was truly a beautiful site for our wedding, cocktail hour and reception. We got married in the evening in the garden Read more...
This was truly a beautiful site for our wedding, cocktail hour and reception. We got married in the evening in the garden and enjoyed our reception in the adjoining room with gorgeous large glass windows overlooking central park. The food was delicious (we had a tasting and were able to select our favorites to create our own menu). The cake was not very good - and we also did not have the opportunity to taste the cake.. it did look beautiful however. The florist was incredible and created the ambiance of romance. The staff was friendly. We did have to keep on top of this vendor to check in about our day, the food, the seating arrangements, and the flowers as they had other events on the same day which they seemed to prioritize. It all turned out beautifully! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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sbomber51
Wedding:
6/1/2008
2.3/5.0
this was our letter to Tavern on the Green, which we had to email to them 4 times before we ever got any response.

Not sure if you received the survey we sent back since we didn’t hear from you.

Enclosed, please find a copy of our comments below… Please advise. Thanks!

Grant & Shawn Koo
June 1, 2008
Regarding Tavern on the Green:

1) Arrival into the restaurant entrance was terrible. Some of our reserved parking spots that were paid for in advance were not even used by guests because they told us they were being blocked from entering the entrance to the Tavern on the Green.

2) Guests were not shown into the garden area for the 6-6:30 PM time period but instead were told to sit in the room where our ceremony was to be (Discussion that we had with Sarah was that guests were presented a drink upon arrival and then would wait on the patio. Some guests even told us they were led to the bar mitzvah that was taking place that afternoon/evening.

3) Our specially engraved Celtic champagne flutes were both broken. They were on the table reserved only for the bride and groom. When we went to get them at the end of the evening, both were on the table broken. One of our guests who is a caterer said that if this happens, the restaurant is responsible for replacing them.

4) The plated appetizer of ahi tuna was very skimpy. At the tasting, we were shown that the actual served appetizer would have 3 slices of tuna but instead it was served with 2 slices of tuna and very small accompaniment.

5) We paid for a bar set-up during the dinner in the dining room, but it was not in either the Rafters Room or Terrace Room. Guests later told us they were not aware of an open bar during dinner since it was placed outside in the Garden.

6) Lastly, the wedding coordinator, Sarah did not stay for the whole function to oversee our event. Thank goodness, the Maitre 'D, Rodney, did a terrific job to coordinate the whole event. He went above and beyond and we will remember him for doing such a great job that evening.
As for Sarah, we felt that she definitely fell short of what a wedding coordinator should do. As you can recall, Bryan our initial meeting with the Tavern, Shawn and I flew in from Florida and arranged with Sarah weeks in advance to meet, sign the agreement and drop off the 1st deposit…if you remember…you had to fill in that morning and take care of all the necessary arrangements since Sarah did not show up. As for the other details throughout the year, it was us who had to contact Sarah each and every time to update her on our wedding arrangements. Furthermore, she got into an argument with my father regarding a question that we had regarding the sales tax being charged on the service charge. She threatened him, that if the final balance was not paid, she would cancel the wedding. We felt that this was very unprofessional behavior in any business. She could have used more tact in handling this situation.
Overall, Shawn and I were extremely happy with the wedding and the Tavern on the Green. We felt it was the magical wedding we hoped for. Our guests who were unaware of these issues said it was a beautiful wedding and the food was delicious.
this was our letter to Tavern on the Green, which we had to email to them 4 times before we ever got any response.
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this was our letter to Tavern on the Green, which we had to email to them 4 times before we ever got any response.

Not sure if you received the survey we sent back since we didn’t hear from you.

Enclosed, please find a copy of our comments below… Please advise. Thanks!

Grant & Shawn Koo
June 1, 2008
Regarding Tavern on the Green:

1) Arrival into the restaurant entrance was terrible. Some of our reserved parking spots that were paid for in advance were not even used by guests because they told us they were being blocked from entering the entrance to the Tavern on the Green.

2) Guests were not shown into the garden area for the 6-6:30 PM time period but instead were told to sit in the room where our ceremony was to be (Discussion that we had with Sarah was that guests were presented a drink upon arrival and then would wait on the patio. Some guests even told us they were led to the bar mitzvah that was taking place that afternoon/evening.

3) Our specially engraved Celtic champagne flutes were both broken. They were on the table reserved only for the bride and groom. When we went to get them at the end of the evening, both were on the table broken. One of our guests who is a caterer said that if this happens, the restaurant is responsible for replacing them.

4) The plated appetizer of ahi tuna was very skimpy. At the tasting, we were shown that the actual served appetizer would have 3 slices of tuna but instead it was served with 2 slices of tuna and very small accompaniment.

5) We paid for a bar set-up during the dinner in the dining room, but it was not in either the Rafters Room or Terrace Room. Guests later told us they were not aware of an open bar during dinner since it was placed outside in the Garden.

6) Lastly, the wedding coordinator, Sarah did not stay for the whole function to oversee our event. Thank goodness, the Maitre 'D, Rodney, did a terrific job to coordinate the whole event. He went above and beyond and we will remember him for doing such a great job that evening.
As for Sarah, we felt that she definitely fell short of what a wedding coordinator should do. As you can recall, Bryan our initial meeting with the Tavern, Shawn and I flew in from Florida and arranged with Sarah weeks in advance to meet, sign the agreement and drop off the 1st deposit…if you remember…you had to fill in that morning and take care of all the necessary arrangements since Sarah did not show up. As for the other details throughout the year, it was us who had to contact Sarah each and every time to update her on our wedding arrangements. Furthermore, she got into an argument with my father regarding a question that we had regarding the sales tax being charged on the service charge. She threatened him, that if the final balance was not paid, she would cancel the wedding. We felt that this was very unprofessional behavior in any business. She could have used more tact in handling this situation.
Overall, Shawn and I were extremely happy with the wedding and the Tavern on the Green. We felt it was the magical wedding we hoped for. Our guests who were unaware of these issues said it was a beautiful wedding and the food was delicious. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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scarlett_106
Wedding:
3/8/2008
4.2/5.0
Tavern made my wedding a fairy tale - it was worth every penny! I worked with Jeff Becktold to get everything perfect, and then the florist, Julian, and the EXCELLENT maitre'd, Gus. Everyone was incredibly professional, and everyone remarked how beautiful it all looked. It was truly a fantasy wedding - perfect venue!
Tavern made my wedding a fairy tale - it was worth every penny! I worked with Jeff Becktold to get everything perfect, and Read more...
Tavern made my wedding a fairy tale - it was worth every penny! I worked with Jeff Becktold to get everything perfect, and then the florist, Julian, and the EXCELLENT maitre'd, Gus. Everyone was incredibly professional, and everyone remarked how beautiful it all looked. It was truly a fantasy wedding - perfect venue! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
2/9/2008
4.0/5.0
A beautiful place to get married. The decor is pretty cheesy 70's, but the views are awesome. It's right in the middle of central park. We had our wedding here in the winter time, which made it even more romantic. You could see straight into the park becuase the trees didn't have any leaves.
A beautiful place to get married. The decor is pretty cheesy 70's, but the views are awesome. It's right in the middle of Read more...
A beautiful place to get married. The decor is pretty cheesy 70's, but the views are awesome. It's right in the middle of central park. We had our wedding here in the winter time, which made it even more romantic. You could see straight into the park becuase the trees didn't have any leaves. Read less
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Zoe
Wedding:
9/8/2007
3.3/5.0
Although our coordinator left half-way through planning (we only worked with the venue for 4 months total) we were able to make progress and finalize details. The venue itself is stunning and the staff is very friendly. I was only upset that they didn't save any leftovers from our cake, which we specially brought in from another vendor. So not only don't we have anything to celebrate our first anniversary with, our special cake was eaten by the kitchen staff! For the most part the planning process was smooth and the event was a huge success. I would expect the planning to be a bit smoother as the venue holds so many events. We had a staff coordinator/captain, Richard, who was just phenomenal and went out of his way before and during our event - definitely insure he's your captain!!
Although our coordinator left half-way through planning (we only worked with the venue for 4 months total) we were able to Read more...
Although our coordinator left half-way through planning (we only worked with the venue for 4 months total) we were able to make progress and finalize details. The venue itself is stunning and the staff is very friendly. I was only upset that they didn't save any leftovers from our cake, which we specially brought in from another vendor. So not only don't we have anything to celebrate our first anniversary with, our special cake was eaten by the kitchen staff! For the most part the planning process was smooth and the event was a huge success. I would expect the planning to be a bit smoother as the venue holds so many events. We had a staff coordinator/captain, Richard, who was just phenomenal and went out of his way before and during our event - definitely insure he's your captain!! Read less
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Gissette
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
I Highly recommend this venue. They are truely professionals. Although, it is in the higher-end budget category, it is worth all the money we spent and more! There was only one minor thing that worried me... You have to totally trust them because they are not great when it comes to getting back to you right away with questions. The truth is, I told them what I wanted in detail and although I smothered them with questions, and they took a long time to get back to me with answers, they supplied me with exactly everything I wanted down to every single detail. It was amazing. I am still surprised.

My cake was a dream, the food was 5 star, the delivery and service was awesome!!! 5 starts all around!!!
I Highly recommend this venue. They are truely professionals. Although, it is in the higher-end budget category, it is Read more...
I Highly recommend this venue. They are truely professionals. Although, it is in the higher-end budget category, it is worth all the money we spent and more! There was only one minor thing that worried me... You have to totally trust them because they are not great when it comes to getting back to you right away with questions. The truth is, I told them what I wanted in detail and although I smothered them with questions, and they took a long time to get back to me with answers, they supplied me with exactly everything I wanted down to every single detail. It was amazing. I am still surprised.

My cake was a dream, the food was 5 star, the delivery and service was awesome!!! 5 starts all around!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Ann
Wedding:
5/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I had some reservations about holding my reception at Tavern on the Green, but let me tell you they were excellent to work with. We worked with James and he was very accomodating. The food was phenom, the in house florist was excellent, the cake was to die for!

I would totally recommed TOTG to anyone who is looking for that NYC wedding.
I had some reservations about holding my reception at Tavern on the Green, but let me tell you they were excellent to work Read more...
I had some reservations about holding my reception at Tavern on the Green, but let me tell you they were excellent to work with. We worked with James and he was very accomodating. The food was phenom, the in house florist was excellent, the cake was to die for!

I would totally recommed TOTG to anyone who is looking for that NYC wedding. Read less
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laura_h35@hotmail.com
Wedding:
5/20/2007
4.7/5.0
I found leading up to the wedding it was hard to get ahold of our wedding planner and the we were never able to meet with the florist (which drove me nuts!!!!) but when our wedding day came, I can honestly say that it was the most perfect thing in the entire world. I couldn't tell you a single thing that I wish was different or that I didn't like. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect!! It is such an amazing location, your photos will be beautiful! They keep such great care of all of the landscaping during the spring/summer/fall, and have gorgeous lighting in the winter. They do follow through with everything they promise, and are VERY professional. Our ceremony was at noon on the terrace, the cocktail hour was immediately after outside, and the lunch was in the crystal room. Having it in the afternoon made the wedding very affordable. Having it in the evening makes it quite pricey. We chartered a bus from Ancaster, Ontario (Canada) and brought all of our guests to New York City for 4 days. It will be a year ago in a few days, and everyone is still talking about how incredible the wedding was. If you have any questions or anything, or want to see some photos, feel free to let me know! laura_h35@hotmail.com
I found leading up to the wedding it was hard to get ahold of our wedding planner and the we were never able to meet with Read more...
I found leading up to the wedding it was hard to get ahold of our wedding planner and the we were never able to meet with the florist (which drove me nuts!!!!) but when our wedding day came, I can honestly say that it was the most perfect thing in the entire world. I couldn't tell you a single thing that I wish was different or that I didn't like. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect!! It is such an amazing location, your photos will be beautiful! They keep such great care of all of the landscaping during the spring/summer/fall, and have gorgeous lighting in the winter. They do follow through with everything they promise, and are VERY professional. Our ceremony was at noon on the terrace, the cocktail hour was immediately after outside, and the lunch was in the crystal room. Having it in the afternoon made the wedding very affordable. Having it in the evening makes it quite pricey. We chartered a bus from Ancaster, Ontario (Canada) and brought all of our guests to New York City for 4 days. It will be a year ago in a few days, and everyone is still talking about how incredible the wedding was. If you have any questions or anything, or want to see some photos, feel free to let me know! laura_h35@hotmail.com Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Theresa
Wedding:
5/4/2007
3.4/5.0
everything was ok...except for the flowers and the decorations. It was not what we talked about. and the flowers for the church was sooo late. They didnt arrive untill the time I was to start the wedding.
everything was ok...except for the flowers and the decorations. It was not what we talked about. and the flowers for the Read more...
everything was ok...except for the flowers and the decorations. It was not what we talked about. and the flowers for the church was sooo late. They didnt arrive untill the time I was to start the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Cindy
Wedding:
2/10/2007
3.9/5.0
The setting location is beautiful, and especially if you have out of town guests, this is a well known destination. The interiod setting was done beautifully, and the only disappointment was the entry that guests had to share with all other diners at this location. We had a beautiful separate area, and even though it overlooked the drive through the park cars going through all the time, it was decorated to perfection and the service was seamless and the food divine!
The setting location is beautiful, and especially if you have out of town guests, this is a well known destination. The Read more...
The setting location is beautiful, and especially if you have out of town guests, this is a well known destination. The interiod setting was done beautifully, and the only disappointment was the entry that guests had to share with all other diners at this location. We had a beautiful separate area, and even though it overlooked the drive through the park cars going through all the time, it was decorated to perfection and the service was seamless and the food divine! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/29/2006
5.0/5.0
They provided for my husband and I and our 15 guests. The food was amazing and the cake was beautiful. The restaurant is such a beautiful setting.
They provided for my husband and I and our 15 guests. The food was amazing and the cake was beautiful. The restaurant is Read more...
They provided for my husband and I and our 15 guests. The food was amazing and the cake was beautiful. The restaurant is such a beautiful setting. Read less
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