Fraunces Tavern

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1913 reviews
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Contemporary American
Fraunces Tavern Restaurant, is one of the city's most historic landmarks in the downtown Financial District. Fraunces Tavern Restaurant offers a large range of small batch and specialty beers, serving traditional American food. The building holds eight different rooms each offering unique public and private dining experiences. Invite friends to sit around the warm fire in the Dingle Whiskey Bar or hold a formal dinner under the crystal chandeliers in the Washington Room. If you're looking for something more informal, step into The Hideout off of the Water Street entrance to watch TV and meet friends for happy hour. And don't forget to make your way upstairs to the Bourbon Lounge to relax in large leather sofas and enjoy food and beverages from the bar. If you're a history buff, visit the Bissell room where you can't miss the beautiful mural painting done in 1717, depicting downtown New York City.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Loved being in the midst of history!

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KR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to sample a bit of American history and we got it.
The location, the atmosphere, the museum and the traditional irish menu. We arrived at late lunch and were accomodated at a window seat overlooking the corner of pearl st. White napkins and a delicious glass of wine and friendly waiting staff settled us in. An experience not to be missed by history buffs from the UK like us. Thank you Fraunces Tavern.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was my first time here. I felt I was back in the 1800’s. I had the chicken pot pie which was delicious and had chicken pieces. The pastry puff was light and tasty! My friends enjoyed their meal as well. It was fish and chips and the other dish was salad with salmon immersed ina delectable dressing. Worth the price. Our waitress was personable and accommodating!

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R
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had muscles appetizer...absolutely delicious and quite fresh

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JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed St Patrick Day with family and friends.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food with a great museum in a very historic building. Highly recommend!!

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K
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Overall ‘ok’ experience. The waitress was very nice but the hostess working up front was awful.

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JH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent again! My second visit and it was fantastic. We were in a different room which was not like the front room but it wonderful too. The food was fabulous. The scotch egg is so good! The atmosphere makes it such a fun a place.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks and service

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LJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fraunces Tavern had excellent food! We had a party of five and our bill was around $300 including tip. We each ordered a different entree and each was excellent.
Our party ordered 2 cocktails, a glass of wine and three desserts We ate at 5:30 and it was quiet and we had a wonderful atmosphere for conversation. My only wish would be that we had shown up earlier so we could have toured the museum. Our waitress was kind but not very attentive. But I believe she was still getting her bearings at the beginning of her shift.

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m
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to see the tavern and view the museum. We had a wonderful meal and came back the next day to see the museum. We loved the whole experience and will visit again the next time we are in NYC! I would highly recommend it!

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family favorite gathering place. Menu pleases with luxurious home cooking. Something for everyone.

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DJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just watch which side you reserve as we made a reservation through the restaurants website which took us to OpenTable. But when we got there it turned out that was for the nicer restaurant side. Since we were with our two teenage kids we just wanted the menu that is only available on the Porterhouse side. It’s quite busy and loud in that area which we didn’t mind but for people to know.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dollar Oysters are a great treat during happy hour at this historic tavern in the heart of FiDi. Good service and great pub menu.

Noise level is high so having a conversation can be challenging.

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JZ
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went for the history of the building and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was great, waitress was annoyed at having to work and let us know it, but the food was good (if a bit overpriced for lunch).

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall a mixed bag food-wise. Excellent were oysters, Scotch egg, Berkshire pork chop, beef porter pie, and sticky toffee pudding. Just OK at best were salads, steak, fish, meyer lemon tart. Wines were decent but overpriced. Selection of Irish single malts were great but expensive and served in miniscule amounts- go with Knaupauge 14 for best value. Service was good. Ambiance and history are the biggest attractions and a good place to take visitors to New York. Suggest before or after dinner drinks in Dingle Whiskey Bar with fireplace. Not a restaurant for gourmet food, but can have decent meal if order right food.

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San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Lunch for four. Stoked about historical venue. Service was slow. Lunch took 2 hours. If you order sticky toffee pudding know they make it fresh - 20 minutes. Fish and chips (meh). Good grilled cheese tomato soup (meh). Really enjoyed the raw oysters. Overall - just ok

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed eating my lunch in all that history! The room we sat it was so cute! All of the wood panelling and the atmosphere just made me feel as if I were thrown back in time. The food was delicious and the veggie burger was amazing!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Liberty and Ellis islands then stopped here for lunch. Loved the ambiance in the tavern area! Perfect stop to recap our visit and relax with a nice cold beer and sandwich....

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One feels as if they have been transported back to Colonial Times. The food is delicious, the staff are gentle, courteous, knowledgable and meticulously dressed.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Expensive in my opinion for the size of the serving. Rather large piece of grizzle on my strip steak at $36 !
Service was attentive but not overly so.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was outstanding and the history of the location was fascinating.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great (as usual). The hostess a bit pushy otherwise all was good.

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PF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We planned our trip to the city around lunch at Fraunces Tavern and it most certainly did not disappoint. A number of factors drew us to this tavern, but the main one was my daughter being a history major, with special interest in the birth of the USA. After a great lunch (including “the best mac and cheese we had ever tasted”), we took some time to tour the museum upstairs. It was a perfect time for us to visit, having just completed watching the series “Turn”
on Netflix. We are very thankful to those who preserved this historic building and those who donated artefacts to its colonial-era museum.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, didn't really try the food.
Nice place, good experience (1st date).
Not the cheapest, but what do you expect.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Fraunces Tavern, one of my favorite places in NYC!!!!!

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The historical setting is the draw. The food and service were fine. Lots of drink choices if you're not there at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I love the brunch here (although I always go to the Porterhouse side- more comfortable seating and often live music). The food is always good but this was the first two got the French Toast and it was seriously the best I have ever had!!

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PR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Style of great value. Very historical. Food could be slightly improved. But great moment in NY.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The steak pot pie was amazing. A lot of families with kids were in the tavern section enjoying the live music, while the sit down restaurant was much more formal.

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RC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We just didn’t think the food was very good for the money we paid. Had a steak sandwich, over cooked and it was not an arugula salad on top as described in menu. The Rueban sandwich wasn’t worth 18 dollars, could have made it at home. Son said fish and chips were good.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I had picked this restaurant for a business meal. The service was underwhelming and became the joke of the night as the waitress kept on forgetting to bring our drinks and forgetting the menu when asked for.

I did picked this place for it historical aspect. I have been here many times for lunch. I was disappointed that there Cobb salad was not in the dinner menu.

We order the mussels, George Washington horseback, charcuterie plate, and drinks. I would definitely recommend the GW horseback, while the small is small it was delicious. It’s bacon wrapped around a date, you get 3 of them per order. So just picture a date with bacon wrapped around it!

For my entree I had the 12 oz skirt steak with chimchurri that comes with sweet potato, a sausage, and arugula salad. My only issue was that the steak smelled like it was sitting out for a bit. I was a little disappointed but since I had 4 drinks at this point I just pushed it aside and took it home. But had I been more sober I would have complained and have it returned.

But overall for me it was subpar from service to food. I work across the street and come in for lunch often so I would go back for lunch but I don’t think I would be recommend it for future business meal.

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JD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great historical spot near Wall Street. Food and atmosphere are great, as was the service.

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MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch and visited the Museum on presidents weekend - and I’m a native NYer. I worked in the area for years and can’t believe I never went. My burger was really good, and my friends chicken pot pie was absolutely the best I’ve ever had. Then took the east side ferry home. Fabulous.

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KH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fraunces Tavern provided a peaceful respite for dining during a very hectic NYC trip with a high school group. Great food, service and ambience. A real dining gem in the middle of the NYC financial district!

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

History flows from everywhere you look. You can read about the building in the provided menu. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend it to friends

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal at Fraunces. We took our son and sat in the bar area to be near the live music which they have on Saturdays. Their lobster mac and cheese is the best! Huge chunks of lobster and really delicious. Also huge delicious mussels and fantastic wings. I recommend the dry rub!

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RE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress Johanna was awesome. She knew the menu and made excellent suggestions for us.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved dining at Fraunces Tavern. Before dinner we explored the museum on the second floor. It is a treasure of a museum and I hope it always stays protected and open for all to see. The history in Fraunces Tavern is incredible! The food was absolutely delicious and the menu paired well with the historic nature of the building.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

History, good food and excellent service. I also visited the museum upstairs.

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