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Tavern on the Green to reopen with new owners, look, menu

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The new Tavern on the Green is all about the details. From the sheep's head on the fireplace (an ode to Sheep Meadow across the way) to the gold leaf trim in the dining room, everything is a reminder that you're sitting in Central Park.

Owner Jim Caiola and his life partner spent the last two years and $20 million redoing the inside of the iconic restaurant after it went bankrupt in 2009.

The old-fashioned Crystal Room is gone but now there is a more modern-looking glass wall. So much has changed, that the only originals are the wood beams. One of the most unique pieces in the restaurant is the horse carousel above the bar. Originally, the owners made the horses when his first child was born seven years ago. But two years ago when they bought the restaurant, the one-of-a-kind chandelier was made.

Let's talk food. Executive Chef Katy Sparks says the menu will offer a little something for everyone.

While Tavern on the Green may not look the same, at its core it's still classic New York. Clearly work is still to be done outside, which won't be ready until May 13. But the restaurant inside will be open to the public on Thursday, April 24.

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