Fraunces Tavern

4.4
2095 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
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful - attentive, knowledgeable, friendly

K
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fish was wonderful. Also enjoyed the mock tail. I really like the idea that I was dining where some of our countries Founding Fathers dined.

K
Los Angeles
97 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

A fun place, lots of character and history. Fantastic Bar (both for Ales, Whiskey and cocktails). The Food is fine, good quality. Just a bit boring and uninspired. Especially for a place like this, I would love to see some history- inspired dishes.

F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Historical setting. Fun vibe. Good food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad fraunces tavern has been preserved! The food was incredible, service was great. Not only will I recommend fraunces for the food, I highly recommend touring the museum.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Brunch on Sunday is a no brainer. First time here and will be back with friends. The wait staff is very attentive and the maitre d was very helpul. Make it a point to visit the Museum.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, A little pricey, but definitely very good.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I noted in my reservation that it would be a business lunch. We got a table in the corner, where the table was cut at a slant to line up with the wall. Because of the slanted table being wedged up against the wall and tight into the corner, the person against the wall was squeezed in tight, and I had to sit in the edge of my seat to reach my plate. I thought we would have had one of the bigger tables against the window and was very disappointed. It was so tight that when the person against left her seat, she knocked down the plate next to her. It was an unfortunate end to a business lunch. I generally like the place, but would not recommend it for that. There is also no gluten free option, other than salad.

O
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a treasure. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was fine - the service was wonderful. We enjoyed the museum upstairs and will definitely return.

MO
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

First time actually eating here and the food was delicious, the atmosphere as expected, and the service was sub par. It was quite stuffy inside temperature wise but as it wasn’t overly crowded the noise level was perfect for dinner with an old friend. Glad I finally got to try it.

PK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and ambience but the food we had was not good. Pea soup had a weird taste and was not appealing and the chicken pot pie had frozen vegetables in it that were not fully cooked. Onion rings were very greasy. Overall pretty disappointed with the food.

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The location and historical background was interesting. The food was excellent! The service was awful. The waitress didn't care about us. But I would recommend the place just for the delicious food.

V
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, excellent value, no more to say.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Honestly the ambiance was amazing however the food was about inedible. Even our drinks were not good. Really disappointed considering we had looked forward to going for a month.

WU
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When I arrived I received a very friendly and welcoming greeting by the men at the front desk, and I was seated immediately upon arrival. My fish and chips meal was very moist and delicious. I would have given 5 stars instead of 4, but my friend said his salmon burger was too salty. The waiter was very nice too. The reservation process was fast and easy. I have eaten at this restaurant many times and will definitely return. Thank you.

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

The atmosphere is fun-historic and cozy. The beer was tasty and the chicken pot pie was the best I have ever had! I highly recommend Fraunces Tavern Restaurant. The location is really convenient too for tourists—nearby the stock exchange, near the Ellis island ferries, close to 9/11 memorial, and with a museum right upstairs.

GH
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, wow, wow. From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with great service. Lovely gentlemen at the front desk and such attention to detail. Fantastic food and reasonable prices. Kids menu was a bonus and we felt welcome with our 8 year old son. In NYC this is a rare find. Thank you for a lovely evening making us weary tourist parents feel relaxed and cared for.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have 3 kids (ages 11-15). When we made our reservation, the host told us because we were a same day reservation, he had to sit us in the bar... It looks like a great bar, but not the place for 3 kids, we were about to walk out and the manager noticed our discomfort. She quickly checked the tables and moved us to a great location within the restaurant. She was awesome and because of her, I'll be back the next time we visit New York (and, the food was really good).

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice authentic place. Very friendly staff. Good food and good wine

AW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best. Service was rather slow to get our orders taken. I probably should have ordered a burger instead of pasta. It's my own fault

ND
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was absolutely delicious, and cooked exactly the way I liked it. My friend's ravioli was amazing. The service was superb, and the price, while expensive, was not unreasonable. 5/5 on all points!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Enjoyed the entire experience.

L
New York Area
258 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. All the different rooms. The history. Food was great. Can’t wait to go back when family visits.

P
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the Brunch menu on an early Saturday. Food was excellent and the Bloody Mary's were nice and spicy.

PF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance but the food not up to NYC standards

CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, as long as you’re not in the bar the noise level was great (low). Food came quickly, together and piping hot.

R
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun to have dinner where George Washington "ate here."

BE
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The background music was really cool. We were nine people and we had five different lunches. Everyone was very pleased. Price was reasonable and portions were generous.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish and Chip always my 1st choice there.
Been there one every few month and is always consistent.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this place for us while we are visiting the city. We loved it. You can feel the history. The food and beer were really good. Try a charcuterie board with a selection cheese and meat for an appetizer. Very yummy after a day walking the city. The music was a little loud but the servers were polite and attentive.

J
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was good but service was polite but a little weak and slow.

N
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience for out-of-town guests. The waitress wasn't overly friendly, but the waiters made up for it. The food service was also incredibly slow but we weren't in a rush (just a note to those who do have a time restriction). Great overall.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Slow lunch service even though it wasn’t very busy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The table reserved wasn’t available and we had to just grab seats at the bar.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best. Pot. Pie. Ever. Joined family here during vacation and we loved the bench seating at our table. I wish our reservations had been earlier than 8 pm though...very accommodating staff, but it was clear when 9pm came around the dining room needs to be vacated!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. in a historic site

OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly, easy to get a reservation at the last minute and ambiance was lovely. Lager made for them is EXCELLENT!!! Fish &Chips and burgers were very good.

KF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

It's worth it to go for the atmosphere and I would definitely check out the Whiskey Bar another time but overall our food was good but not great, the service was good. This place is really all about the atmosphere.

RF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we walked it the it was like stepping back in time. We had the fish and chips and they were delicious. We will definitely come back here again!!!

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