Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green is a landmark restaurant just off the western edge of Sheep Meadow, serving American fare in an elegant setting.

Guests can also enjoy upscale dining in the courtyard or garden of this iconic restaurant.

Originally designed by Calvert Vaux, Tavern on the Green was built in 1870 as the Sheepfold for the flock of sheep who grazed on the adjacent Sheep Meadow. In 1934, Robert Moses removed the sheep and turned Tavern on the Green into a restaurant. Over the past 80 years, different owners have brought changing menus and décor to the site. After a two-year restoration, the restaurant most recently reopened in 2014.