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Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.frauncestavern.com/
  • Email: info@theporterhousenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 968-1776
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11am-4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: David Walsh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour
  • Private Party Contact: Alexandra Aguilar (212) 968-1776
  • Entertainment: LIVE IRISH MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY 6:30-9:30PM
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact David 212-968-1776

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Subway: 4,5 train at Bowling Green 1 train at South Ferry R train at Whitehall
A word from Fraunces Tavern
The Porterhouse Brewing Co. at Fraunces Tavern, is located in one of the city's most historic landmarks in the downtown Financial District. The Porterhouse offers a large range of small batch and specialty beers, serving traditional American food with a strong Irish influence. Fraunces Tavern has been a part of our city's history since 1762. Now under new management, you can expect a modern experience in an authentic historical space while enjoying great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I ordered the fish and chips for lunch and got a mouthful of bones in the fish. The fries were pretty good, though, and the burger I had on a previous visit was very good."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We looked forward to some great food at this historic place, but found it not worth our while. We waited almost an hour to get the food and when it arrived the Porterhouse steak had been turned into a T-bone steak. The New York Strip was cooked to a medium/done state, but we had asked for a medium/rare. Suffering from jet-lag, we did not want to confront the staff with the mistakes, as we did not want to wait any longer for a replacement meal. The staff was pleasant, but not enough to make up for the lack of quality in the food."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The history of the location and the museum was wonderful. But... It felt like we had no waiter. It took forever for them to check on the table and never offered any bread etc... Unless we asked. And thy at was only when they finally came to the table and the place was NOT crowded at the time. Overall though the food was great. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A group of five of us had an outstanding lunch. Some had the pot pie (highly recommended) and others had the Fraunces Tavern® burger. The food was excellent, the service very attentive and the ambiance was lively but not excessively noisy. It is a great place to go for a business lunch or as a tourist in lower Manhattan. We went to the Fraunces Tavern® Museum upstairs afterwards. An excellent place to visit and mix a bit of history with an enjoyable lunch. We've been there for dinner too and highly recommend it. The bar is legendary. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "300 year old restaurant in the heart of Wall Street. George Washington said his final farewell to his troop commanders in this restaurant. Very cool."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A group of us went for Brunch. What a wonderful price fixed brunch! We all enjoyed what we ordered and were surprised by the large portions of food. We all will come back but next time eat at the bar. Looks like a lot of fun!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This versatile spot is part Irish pub, part Revolutionary Era museum, all fun and delicious. I mostly have occasion to meet people there for lunch. The burgers are great. But my favorite is their shepherd's pie made with lamb and served in the skillet. They have both a full bar AND a whiskey bar that will delight you as you wait for your party to arrive. You might want to plan to arrive very early just so that you can wait and rediscover the joy of a great Irish whiskey in a cozy leather chair. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The sunday brunch menu is excellent and for $27 you get a choice of appetizer, entree, and 2 bloody marys or mimosas. Music starts at 3 (ish) and it's a fun spot."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My grandmother took us here a number of times when we were kids, and so I brought my mom here on our recent visit to NYC. Her dad worked just a few blocks away. We got there on a cold, drizzly day and were greeted by a warm fire and happy staff. The lunches are very large, but our meals were good, lots of variety so everyone could find something they liked. We saw several other large groups gathered there for lunch as well. The museum upstairs is also well worth a visit. Being able to make a reservation for lunch was very helpful."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "New York's finest for historic places and the food is fantastic! The servers were fun and made the experience very enjoyable. I recommend this for anyone tourists and locals alike!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was very good, service was very good and the main reason to visit was an enjoyable historic treat. We would recommend Fraunces Tavern to our friends."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Solid chicken pot pie? Check Pleasant server? Check Lunch in the historic tavern, chock full of ambiance? You bet. I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Fraunces. An interesting spot in lower manhattan and nice chance of pace."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This was my second time visiting while in NYC. Our first time the service was great. This time, a bus girl took my empty wine glass and did not inform our waitress or ask if I wanted a second glass. Our waitress was MIA for at least 10 minutes so we had no water or wine for over 10 minutes! The food was very god, if you like Brussels sprouts they were amazing!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The restuarant had no record of the reservation but was able to accomodate us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "the food was great as was the beer selection but don't forget the museum. The waitress gave me 2 complimentary tickets after I asked her about it ($14 value)"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We went there on Saturday for brunch. We were greeted and seated promptly. We ordered from the brunch menu prix fix which was quite reasonable and included two drinks. I had there signature chicken pot pie and had a bowl of New England clam chowder for an appetizer. They were both quite tasty and tasted homemade. My companion had steak and eggs with oatmeal appetizer. My companion enjoyed his food as well. The waitress was non-existent and had to be flagged down several times. When we finally got the check, we had an added charge for an entree that was not ours. It took another 10 minutes to get our waitress to get her to correct it and return. The person bussing the tables did a tremendous job. The ambiance was colonial and charming."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Deserves better food and no tourist tour through restuarnt entrance and dining room."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Met a few buddies that had served together in Afghanistan a decade ago and had not seen each other in a few years.....great place to get caught up and enjoy the surroundings and food. Bar was crowded with many selections. My buddies liked the historical aspect of the place..........recommend!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Inattentive is putting it mildly. My companion did not get a knife, although she ordered lamb chops. I got the appetizer I ordered, but not the entrée. The server never once check to see if "everything was OK." We got a knife by flagging down the nearest server. I just gave up on the entrée, preferring to enjoy the company."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a wonderful surprise. I was a resident but am now a visitor to the City and had never been there before. I will most certainly go again. GW's Pot Pie was wonderful - more chicken than pie! Service was equally as good. Convenient to Ground Zero and other sites of lower Manhattan. BTK"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The atmosphere and history of Fraunces Tavern are two reasons to dine here. I wasn't impressed with the service; food was mediocre. They offered a special St. Patrick's Day menu only, and there were not a lot of choices for me (many of the options had meat of some sort). Before making our reservation I had looked at the regular menu and was excited for the choices I thought I'd have. Three of my beer selections were not available, which was frustrating on top of that I settled for what food choices were available to me. But aside from the food and service, I enjoyed my time with my husband there. The rooms were gorgeous and the ambiance was perfect for our enjoyment. I'd go back for a drink sometime, but probably not the food."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I love this place! Come every year totally unique. This time came for St Patrick's Day weekend so their menu was not the same. The food was just ok this day but it normally is really good. Outstanding service fantastic staff. The place itself is it just so unique with the history of our country. I would definitely recommend this on your visit to New York."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Love the history of this place. Our meal was very good. Beautiful setting, They accommodated our group of eight very nicely."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I love this restaurant and its colonial menu that reminds me of the food my mother served when I was young. This is a unique experience in New York."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Filet mignon on a hot stone and fish and chips were excellent! Can't wait to go back and try their other dishes. Very charming and cozy restaurant. Tables around the window are for couples but the long tables in the middle could be fun for a larger group! Wonderful place full of character."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This tavern located in a historic building with a museum is a great family pick on a visit to the financial district in NYC."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Normally a great experience but the service last night was lacking."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have lived in NYC for over 30 years and never entered Fraunces. although I was well aware of its historic authenticity. Beautiful 18th century rooms with each one holding a different vib and demographic. Friendly and fun. Great place to meet for drinks. Quite delicious oldtime American fare. Pot pie was comforting in front of the fire on a Windsor chair."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food on a cold day. Lovely interiors and good comfortable service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had no expectation that food would be great- and it was basic American fare. History and atmosphere worth the try. Waitress could not not have been less friendly and was only marginally capable. Would go back for a drink but would probably skip the food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The place is great because of its historic significance but that is all it has. The food is fair and the staff though friendly had no enthusiasm about the great history that took place at Fraunces Tavern. A little effort could turn this place around to be a terrific overall attraction."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "High quality food and a cosy restaurant helped us celebrate our Valentine's Day in style!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "cool bar, but food was very average, service was ok. no reason to go back"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take my leave of you with these words spoken on December 04 1783 at Fraunces Tavern in New York, General George Washington. Eddie and Dervila Travers, who co-own The Porterhouse Brewing Co. at Fraunces Tavern, hail from a small hamlet in Ireland by the name of Ardcath, which means “the height of battle,” so it’s appropriate that they would run a bar in the same space where George Washington once celebrated his troops’ victory over the British more than 200 years ago."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A must go if you are in the Financial District. Beautiful atmosphere, good food, decent prices for NYC. Try it. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I like the food at Fraunces, and you can't beat the atmosphere, but the service wasn't great. Not unpleasant, they just sort of forget about you, which is tricky if you are on a work outing. Just something to consider if you are looking to take clients or colleagues out and you are on a clock."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "The new concessionaire has kept many of the favorites on the menu, but the food has improved since it reopened. It had been a favorite of mine for casual business lunches and it will be again."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The spirit of the place is great for stimulating interesting conversation, warm laughter, and relaxing dining."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Interesting atmosphere. Irish restaurant (menu) with historic American history. There's a museum on the second floor where George Washington once stood."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our expectations were fully met in every respect. The crab cakes appetizer were the best crab cakes we ever tasted. But they were only a warm-up for the famous pot pie. Most people may not go to a restaurant intent on having pot pie, but if you go to Fraunces Tavern, be prepared for their magnificent pot pie, which caps off the historic ambiance of the location to a tee. Delicious, generous, piping hot...perfect for a wintry day. Fraunces' pot pie: famously delicious. I had a pint of Plain Porter Stout with my meal, which was also excellent. For desert, we both had the Apple Blackberry Crumble, a hot and delicious finish to a really nice experience. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 1/20/2014