Advantages food, service, atmosphere, decor
It seemed like a dream.My taxi pulled up to the TAVERN. The doorman opened my door and said, "Welcome to the Tavern". I stepped out and saw beautiful horses hitched to carriages in a row. They looked like something out of a fairy tale.
I entered the Tavern's peaceful, dimly lit foyer. What a contrast to the hustle and bustle of NYC. The maitre de asked if I would like the indoor dining room or the outdoor garden. I chose the garden.As I admired a beautiful flower bed, staff brought menus, water, rolls and butter in synchronized timing. I had the waiter choose a wine. Within minutes, he returned with a sizeable goblet. He waited for my opinion. It was excellent.
I ordered a steak, exactly medium rare, without a drop of blood or an ounce of gristle. My salad was so crisp and fresh it could have been grown on the premises. My steak was EXACTLY as I ordered. It melted in my mouth and tasted delicious beyond words.I accidentally dropped my fork on the floor. One man dodged to pick it up and another delivered a replacement. They eased my embarrassment with jokes.
I was asked, exactly the right amount of times at exactly the right moments, if everything was all right and if I'd like anything else.I ordered dessert. Within minutes, a Baked Alaska was set aflame at my table. Engulfed in its glow and candlelight I thought---at this particular moment in my life everything is right. For me, that feeling is part of the lure of The Tavern.
As I floated out of The Tavern, the staff took the time to thank me.Often times we can tell others about a dream, but they can never experience it. In this case, I am happy to say everyone can. In reality, go to the edge of Central Park in NYC. In dreamland, go to the edge of Cloud Nine in Utopia. Go ahead! Treat yourself! Be King or Queen for the evening!
I have heard lots of clamor about the price of The Tavern. I usually plan on about $100, give or take, for 2 people. In my E-PINION it is worth every penny and then some. I strongly recommend RESERVATIONS. To all the tourists out there---don't forget your camera. The TAVERN is a beautiful sight to behold
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