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Update: Yes, sort of. From Crain's NY: "The Emerald Green Group of Philadelphia quietly signed an agreement with the city's Parks Department, which selected the group in August for a 20-year license. The contract was submitted to the City Comptroller, John Liu, for registration. A Department of Parks official said the registration should happen "soon."
Well nevertheless, some more details about the menu were contained in the press release, if you're interested: "Tavern On The Green will be an upmarket yet informal restaurant with a strong culinary personality. The cuisine will be global celebrating a culturally rich and diverse city and inspired by the ethnic melting pot. The ingredient-driven menu will embrace Shishito peppers, Medjool dates, Serrano Ham, Harissa, Chimchurri and Sumac. Three cooking areas – The Grill, The Plancha (griddle) and The Hearth (oven) – will be open and visible to diners, making cooking the center of attention. A take-out window, “Green to Go,” will be provided for passers-by, including those on foot, bike, horse, stroller or skates. It will offer simple, organic and healthy sandwiches, drinks and snacks."
How much of this will come to be next year remains to be seen. Let us know your thoughts about the supposed relaunch in the comments.