I turned 21 a few weeks ago, and despite the fact that I am now considered a legal woman in the United States, I must say that I have always been and always will be a mummy’s little girl! I recently had a business power lunch with my mum on our lunch breaks during the work week at Croton. I come from a Filipino household, so to my pleasant surprise, Croton had the Filipino beer San Miguel in stock! There are few things as authentically Filipino as cracking open a San Miguel on the island, whether it be on a Philippine island or the Manhattan island.
Croton Reservoir Tavern is an American style bar, located a block away from Bryant Park. Its central location is on 40th street between 6th Avenue and Broadway, attracts businessmen who sign contracts and talk loudly about luxury cars, golf, and women. Croton is considered a more expensive restaurant but it is still relatively affordable. If you do not want to spend too much money, enjoy Croton for lunch and not its more expensive dinners. During lunch, I had a hearty Grilled Black Bean Veggie Burger for $14. If you want something a bit cheaper than a $14 burger, I highly recommend their bar menu which offers small plates such as $9 Polenta fries. Their glass of J. Lohr Riverstone chardonnay was quite a steal for $10.
If you’re around midtown during pre-theatre hours, there is also a 3-course prix fixe menu for $34.95 between the hours of 4 PM – 7 PM. The prix fixe menu includes a glass of Croton’s House Red or White, a starter, a main, dessert, and coffee or tea. Make sure to take advantage of both the upstairs are and downstairs bar! Croton is open every day starting at 11 AM, so don’t be shy about day drinking and enjoy yourself a local Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale. Cheers!