Welcome to Croce’s Park West
When Jim Croce and I fell madly in love, I was a 16 year old artist, a gymnast, a folk singer, a high school sophomore and thought business was a “four letter word”. It was the early Sixties and Jim was a college Sophomore at Villanova University. We met at a contest, and he asked me if I would sing with him. We wrote songs, got an album deal with Capitol Records, and travelled a hundred thousand miles a year throughout the United States, in our beat-up VW, singing our songs. Jim was determined to be independent and make music his profession. When we discovered we were going to have a child, he wrote “Time in a Bottle”, “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim”, “Operator” and “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown”. After 300 days a year, for two years on the road, Jim’s songs finally hit the top of the charts. Continue reading our story

Croce’s Park West offers a welcoming retreat for our neighbors and visitors. Located at 2760 Fifth Avenue, we serve a contemporary menu with American tapas, half portions and full dinners. Our generous patio has an extended cabana-style awning and opens into the bar room, for happy hour specials, bar snacks, specialty cocktails, 14 beers on tap and our award-winning wine list. We have 5 very distinct areas to enjoy Croce’s Park West – Patio, Lounge, Cozy booths, open dining, and banquettes.  “The Expatriate Room” offers live music, with jazz musicians and singer-songwriters. Valet Parking is available after 6pm.

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