The concept of tavern is to be a new standard of excellence in the casual dining segment, including food and services, and the majority of taverns in the USA correspond to the standard. They offer the tavern menu, consisting of a wide variety of options, satisfying the taste of each traveler. Any tavern is excellent for families, as the tavern menu comprises the dishes, which children will like most of all. Commonly, there is a wide variety of drinks and wine, from the simplest to the most expensive and privileged ones.
America is a country of multiculturalism, which is reflected in the tavern menu, based on the national American culinary standards. The tavern menu can contain many dishes, original to other states of the USA, as well as traditional local food. The tavern menu regularly embraces a variety of nutritious dishes, prepared of all fresh fish, meat and poultry, sandwiches of various kinds, original salads, pastas and pizzas. The food is home prepared with family recipes and is seasoned with herbs and spices, adding much to the dish originality. The chefs of some taverns use hickory wood-fired grills during the culinary process.
The contemporary restaurant industry offers a variety of tavern types, incorporating a very interesting concept of a tavern on the green, which presupposes good dining or lunching in the surroundings of nature, particularly, somewhere in the country or in a park. If you have experienced dining out, probably, you have heard about Tavern on the Green, situated near the Central Park's Wes Side, Manhattan. The tavern has been in constant operation since 1976, and is the Manhattan's fine dining hotspot with the seating capacity of thousand and a half in six dining rooms, a fantastic garden terrace and an exquisite tavern menu. The exclusive options of the Tavern on the Green are three-course prix-fixe lunch, which boasts a herb and mustard-crusted salmon, the pre-theatre dinner menu, which includes a glazed roast duck with sugar snap peas, preceded by escargot vol-au-vent or creamed spinach. The most favorite dessert is the New York classic cheesecake.
The excellent wine list includes a thousand world-known names. The tavern on the green in Manhattan is actually the best and the most favorite place for fine dining and the owner of the 2005 title "City's Best Grand and glamorous Central Park fine dining Restaurant".
How does it look like? Primarily, the forty-foot bar, built from pruned trees, was home for the Central Park's flock of sheep, which was converted into the restaurant in the 1930s. Only since 1976, the restaurant along with its new proprietor Warner LeRoy has begun to gain popularity all around Manhattan. He spent more than ten million dollars to refurbish the old building, which turned into a true architectural masterpiece with its works of art, twisting hall mirrors and a garden fountain. The view of the tavern and its surroundings is exciting, as well as the food and live performances. However, the prices are high, but they harmonically coincide with the status and a high quality of such restaurant type.
Fortunately, there are many more taverns on the green in the USA, offering good homemade food at an affordable price.