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Tavern on the Green Reopens in Central Park

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Central Park has a somewhat new spot for dining.

After being shuttered four years ago, Tavern on the Green has been restored to its original 1930s footprint.

It has a larger courtyard for more outdoor seating and a walk-up snack bar.

Officials praised the project and said the reopening is a great moment for the city.

"While relatively few of us were around when this building was completed in 1934, I think it's safe to say that Tavern on the Green has never looked better," said Feniosky Peña-Mora, commissioner of the Department of Construction and Design.

"The walls have come down, and we've become one with the park," said restaurateur Jim Caiola.

"There's clearly been love and effort devoted to the restoration of the building and what Jim and David did on the beautiful interior," said executive chef Katy Sparks. "It's all built from the ground up."

The restaurant has started serving dinner.

It will begin its full lunch and brunch menu on Mother's Day weekend. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP