Cozy. Elegant. Delicious. Enchanted. These are all words I would use to describe my dining experience at the recently re-opened Tavern on the Green in Central Park. I've been reading fairly negative reviews about the restaurant recently saying everything from the servers look like deer in headlights to the meals were cold, but that was not the experience my mom and I had at all. We were totally won over by everything from the moment we walked through the door.
The main entrance and bar are very beautiful and cozy. Everything is made of dark wood, so it has an elegant cottage feel to it. It is completely different than the main dining area which is mostly made of sleek marble and glass. The entire outer wall is made of glass giving guests a perfect few of Central Park. Trust me, this is one magical view at twilight. I wish my photos did this restaurant some justice, but you will just have to take my word for it and try it out yourself!
My mom ordered the seasonal greens...
...and this pasta dish which doesn't seem to be on the menu anymore. #sorryboutit
I ordered local sea scallops with citrus butter, fried shallots, and capers.
My favorite part of my meal was this side dish of creamy white grits. My dad would disown me for saying this, but these are the best grits I've ever tasted in my life - on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line!
Picking a dessert is always one of life's toughest choices, but we ended up going with the berry shortcake with a buttermilk biscuit and lavender. We don't regret that decision one bit!
To top off our amazing evening, we got to view the most gorgeous sunset on our walk back home. It puts Manhattenhenge sunsets to shame, no?!
Stay fit and fabulous,