A grand café overlooking Central Park, Tavern on the Green is one of New York City's most dazzling dining experiences - an unforgettable show-stopper overflowing with crystal chandeliers, hand-etched mirrors, original artworks and stained glass. Nestled in its own magical gardens, which are open seasonally for dining and dancing, Tavern on the Green presents contemporary American food with the melting pot sensibility that characterizes the genre by Executive Chef Brian Young. Now an international icon, a cherished New York institution and perennially one of the two Top grossing restaurants in the U.S. (and among one of the world's most successful), the landmark building which houses Tavern on the Green was built in 1870 as a sheepfold, an element of the Park's original design. It has served in that capacity ever since... except for a year in the 40s when it was commandeered for the war effort and for two years after Warner LeRoy's 1974 takeover of the lease. The restaurant reopened in 1976, reinvented with the $10 million in renovations which defined the Tavern on the Green that is renowned worldwide today.
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