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Adam Platt Gives a Goose Egg to Tavern on the Green

Adam Platt reviews Tavern on the Green this week, and is not at all impressed with the revamp of the Central Park restaurant. Despite a less-gaudy dining room than the original, he finds the place to be just as much of a tourist trap, with food that falls short:

"My Tavern salad sounded quite grand on the printed page ('local greens with Nettle Meadow Kunik, La Quercia speck, roasted spring carrots, raw asparagus in a walnut-aged sherry vinaigrette'), but when it arrived at the table, it looked like something you'd be served at a third-rate country club. The wood-roasted Maine mussels didn't taste of wood or smoke at all and were dappled with the kind of vulcanized croutons one usually encounters in a high-school buffet line. The trio of ceviches (salmon, yellowfin, and scallops) tasted vaguely of cleaning chemicals, and the smoked- and cured-fish plate would have been better if the organic Irish smoked-salmon portion of the dish hadn't contained sand grit."
Chicken is the safest bet, Platt says, but ultimately Katy Sparks' farm-to-table menu falls victim to the massive volumes that the kitchen has to serve. The critic gives the new Tavern zero stars.
· Tavern on the Green's Revival Falls Flat [NYM/GS]
· All Coverage of Tavern on the Green [~ENY~]

Tavern on The Green

67th St. Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 212-877-TOTG Visit Website