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Published April 21, 2014

The Comeback Kid
It’s a Tavern. On the Green. And It’s Back.

Things that must always be:

Democracy.

The sun.

Twinkies.

Kate Moss.

And this...

Tavern on the Green. It’s... Tavern on the Green, and it’s opening up on Thursday for the first time in five years. Let’s take a look at what’s changed, shall we?

Get a load of the...
Then: Elaborate web of crystal chandeliers and floral prints. A real Liberace’s house vibe.
Now: Simplicity. Though it still has the sweeping views of Sheep’s Meadow and floor-to-ceiling windows in the main dining room. The second dining room is looking more like a stable these days. The kind of stable that has green tufted-velvet banquettes.

You must try the...
Then: ... let’s just move on to the “now” part on this one.
Now: Braised lamb shank and sea scallops from a vet of the late, great Quilty’s.

So you’re just passing through the park...
Then: Keep walking.
Now: Grab a seat on one of the giant-paisley sofas at the cocktail bar. Realize you’re sitting on a sofa at a cocktail bar. Put that realization to good use.

Bring...
Then: Your prom date. Or your mom.
Now: Mother’s Day is right around the corner.

If it ain’t broke...
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