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Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.frauncestavern.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: Victor Miranda
  • 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
  • "Food was better than expected in this historical setting. Wonderful service, great historic atomosphere. Would go back even though we have now seen the very excellent museum upstairs."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Came in for dinner on the Fourth of July, and as this is a historic place, they were pretty busy, which should've been expected. The restaurant was extremely understaffed. Worst service I have ever gotten. Waitress only came by the table to take our drink and food order, and avoided our table the rest of the time. Had to get up from the table three times to ask the buss boy and bartender for things. Manager offered us free dessert or a glasses of wine to compensate, but the waitress didn't even come over to ask if we needed anything else. Had to pay with the hostess. In the end manager ended up taking off only 15%. Food was great, but not worth what we had to go through here."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Uninspired menu, food under-seasoned. Fish and chips were overly breaded and lacking in flavor, shepherd's pie the same"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Easy access, good sandwiches, fun ambiance, not toopri ey."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and the historic setting were as expected. But the noise level was too high for a weekday lunch that my party could not really discuss anything. Also the host took our parties to two different tables even though we made a reservation two days in advance! Service was really slow and non responsive."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Reasonable cost for Brunch and great selection of food. Delicious. We got to tour the museum as a bonus"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went for an early dinner. The waiter was attentive. The food was good. Overall a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The skirt steak, while having flavor, was the toughest piece of meat possible. Finally cut it into very small bites in order to be able to swallow. The chicken was very good. Very noisy but to be expected in an old building. Our waiter was not very good - checked on us once."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was not impressed with the food but the history and the ambiance and the food servers make made up for any deficiency in the food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My dining experience was quite fine, and enjoyable. My wife liked it too!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was outstanding very good. Service was very friendly and easy to talk to. Love the history that's involved with Fraunce's Tavern. Love everything about this place. I will definitely be coming back here soon."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Nice place if your looking for something other than fast food or buffet style. Service and ambiance is pleasant and the food is good as well. They do not accommodate for large groups of 20 or more (not enough space) but otherwise its a nice place."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "For a place that seems like it would appeal mostly to tourists because of the historical significance, Fraunces Tavern is actually a really nice, sort of neighborhood-y restaurant and bar. The vibe is calm, relaxed and inviting (if you avoid the pub section, which can be loud--like any pub). The food selection is broad, from homey comfort food to more upscale options from the grill, and all very well prepared (the gnocchi is excellent, some of the best I've had). Plus the selection of whiskeys, of all varieties, is exceptional. Overall a great place for a meal with friends or family. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I never go in because i assume it will be pricey. However in relity it is very reasonable. Ambience beats Stone Treet hands down. I will go back soon"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "It was mostly the service that was off, but the food was also not quite up to the usual standard. Still, it is a place with good food and fun. Well worth a visit for history buffs and those with love for things Irish. I love the shepherd's pie. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were celebrating a special milestone birthday, and the person of honor selected Fraunces Tavern for her birthday lunch. Everything went smoothly with the reservation. We reserved through Open Table, & put in a special request for a table for 4, instead of being seated at a communal table. Our table for 4 was ready for us when we arrived! The lunch selections were varied & well-priced. We had the pulled pork sandwich, veggie wrap, fish & chips, & chicken pie. Portions were good, food was delicious, and service was absolutely outstanding! Patrons included mostly locals as well as tourists-always a good sign! Looking forward to our next meal at Fraunces Tavern."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Beautiful old building, the location is an attraction, and the meals are reasonably priced considering the whole experience! I will be back!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent lunch. Great service. Friendly, Attentive. The best part was there was no loud music playing, just the wonderful sounds of people conversing over a good meal. That's how it used to be. That's how it should be. And if there is music at a restaurant, it should be faint and in the background ! Will you please tell your clients ?! Thanks."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Each year (for the past five years), my group of former colleagues has lunch at Fraunces and it is always a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Dined here for lunch on a few other occasions and always enjoyed the experience. The service staff is attentive, the food meets my expectations and the historical ambience is a nice touch."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My lunch, the chicken pie, was just fine but my companion ordered a shrimp wrap which came twice with chicken and had to be sent back to the kitchen twice. We had waited close to an hour for the food so it this was just not time well spent . I was treating for her birthday so this left me a bit embarrassed and left her hungry. The Tavern is a wonderful piece of history, the wait staff was great but the kitchen needs some attention."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "My father worked for years in the Wall Street district, the Tavern was his favorite place. As a child and later a teenager I was treated on special occasions to this wonderful venue. Many years later with some changes, my recent visit rekindled the very best memories. I know my dad was smiling from above because now his granddaughter loves it too. The food was excellent, particularly the famous stone steak, but the drinks could be a bit more generous, at least three fingers, not two. Looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "great old nyc ambiance and decor. great service. great food. bar area noisy but dining rooms great for deep conversation. may it live another 300 years."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Nice ambience. Very historic looking which is the charm of the restaurant. They could add a few more items to the luncheon menu Service was good. Very friendly staff"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We arrived around 2:00 for lunch and immediately placed orders for two entrees. We did not get our food until 2:45. This seemed to be the average wait time, as people around us were also complaining and asking when their food would be out."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We are history fans, so, when we had an event down town we were happy to find Frances Tavern. It is a beautiful restaurant so well persevered and fits right in with today's fast paced world. We were surprised to see many people having cocktails at the bar. Fun place! The food was creative and good too!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food and service were great as usual. I love this place"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "After many years of wanting to visit Fraunces Tavern and missing do to building renovations or other activities in NYC preventing me from getting there, I finally had the opportunity to have lunch with several family members and it was a wonderful treat! The wait staff was very friendly and helpful, the food was excellent. Our group of four ordered the Shepherd's pie and the George Washington chicken pie. Both dishes were very tasty. We also stayed to visit the museum and were very impressed as we all love historic sites and the importance of NYC in the Revolutionary War era."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My friends were impressed by the steaks, and they said these were the best stakes in the USA while they have been traveling through the USA for the last 2 weeks"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went for lunch and found food Ok, service Ok and prices high. Once and done even if George Washington was there. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had lunch and the menu and food was perfect. Historic spot in the financial district. Waiter was very attentive, but didn't hover. Space between tables so you could enjoy conversation. Great atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The Fraunces Tavern is a delightful NYC find - tucked away in the old neighborhood. We enjoyed a delicious late lunch and look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Stopped by while visiting NYC. Food was good, neat to sit in a place with so much history. Clean establishment and friendly staff. We were there at about 5:30 in the afternoon, not very busy, not sure I would go back as NYC has so many resturants to explore. If I worked in the area, I would have no issue in turning it into the "local pub". It's a nice contrast to the mordern hustle, glitz and glamour outside their doors."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "An historic "Must See", with an interesting on-site Museum, free to all Tavern guests, which features the Tavern and its role and place in American Revolutionary War history. Although there were no children present during my visit (weekday lunch during the school year), I think it would be a wonderful place to bring young people to dine in. The dining rooms are all warm, inviting, and retain a sense of their history in them. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "To dine at FT.what an experience! We were seated by the window with an amazingview of scaffolding and parked cars of Broad street. Really sets the mood. We were delighted at our menu choices. I opted for the seafood salad and a side of truffle fries, while my fellow patriot selected the fish. As the food was likely prepared with 18th century techniques, as it did take quite some time for the food to come out. But oh boy, was it worth the wait because the food was fit for a hungry soldier ready to partake in a revolution. The food was perfectly portioned and reasonably priced. O side of fries is massive. It comes in a massive bucket. Upon meal completion, we overtook the establishment and claimed it as ours. Please visit. The brits."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Really enjoyed my lunch at Fraunces Tavern. It was great to invite an out of towner to take in the history of the place and the food was very good and hearty on a rainy day. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Went to the Tavern for a business lunch. I arrived early and waited for the rest of my party for the bar in the tavern. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. He shared a lot of facts about the history of the place. The lunch options were plentiful and everyone in my group enjoyed themselves. I would recommend the restaurant and will definitely go back there again. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Fraunces Tavern has such beauty and historical importance that it is truly a national treasure, and, for that reason, one has an impulse to hold it to higher standards than other restaurants. On this occasion, however, some in our party found the food disappointing. The noise level was too high. We had come in large part to hear the Irish music, but did not feel that the singer effectively captured the spirit of the traditional songs."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The best and longest beer menu that I have ever seen. The bar area is super nice and the restaurant area is specially quiet considering the proximity to the bar. The waitress at the restaurant was very rude and literally said: "I don't have time for this" when I asked to be moved to another table. The reason why I still give this place a good review is because the guy that served us at the bar was so nice and polite, and had a broad knowledge of beer. Te ambiance was particularly nice and the beer was spectacular. Totally recommend it. But do not go to the restaurant are, they don't have time for you. ;)"
    Dined on 4/25/2014