The renovated Tavern on the Green is to reopen February 2014: "If Central Park is quiet enough, and you listen closely enough, you can almost hear Tavern on the Green exhale in relief. // It has shed almost all the structural accretions made since 1934, when Robert Moses, who was then the parks commissioner, transformed it into a restaurant..."
Tavern Tree House 130 E. Randolph St. Tourist-magnet restaurant Tavern at the Park is located in plain sight right across from Millennium Park, but its no-reservations rooftop is harder to find. Walk east on Randolph past the restaurant's entrance and sidewalk seating and around the bushes to the host stand. Up a flight of stairs is a glass-walled space with views of the Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue and, of course, the park.