Fraunces Tavern

4.5
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$31 to $50
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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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EP
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly servers. Great historical backdrop.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice and quiet restaurant for business meeting.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my daughter for her 13th birthday. She just loves this place as she loves history. Good and service is always amazing. Drinks are good and strong.

AB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, pre fixe brunch with mimosas was delicious and a fantastic value.

DF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The description on their website and the actual tavern are completely different. The food was adequate, the drinks (if they were available) was poor, hardly anyone in the dinning are (only two) and when I asked if we could dine earlier than our reservation (7:15), the hostess acted as if it was an huge inconvenience. We only stayed for a partial drink and cheese. If you are thinking this is a casual tavern, it is not.

S
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great food, great service

CC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had brunch with my boyfriend and parents in a quieter side of the restaurant and it was awesome! We split a bunch of appetizers including the chorizo flatbread, goat cheese salad, chicken liver pate, and pintxos. They were sooooooo good!

We also stopped past the whiskey bar and museum after, and it made for a lovely experience for my parents that were visiting from out of town!

F
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband has a theory that you should only order what a restaurant does best. So what did I order at this "Contemporary American" restaurant (which was actually better described by our excellent server as "American with some Irish")? No, not the filet mignon served on a hot stone (which my husband said was fantastic) but the Lobster Pappardelle. He thought I was nuts, but quickly changed his mind upon sampling a taste. This dish is worthy of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Wonderful meal and highly recommended.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Always a must - nice to be back in the 18th century - wonderful service.

AJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, historic place. We had the seasonal goat cheese salad, which was delicious and perfectly-dressed, and the amazing chicken pot pie, which was actually much lighter than expected, and just crammed with perfectly cooked chicken. If you're looking for something special to eat, this is great. Cute little museum upstairs, too!

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday looking for a quiet spot. They have fine dining area & bar area. Both sides were amazing!! Quiet romantic ambiance with candle light & so historic! Fun bar side! Food was AMAZING. Cooked to perfection ! Loved every bite ! Thank you so much for making my dining experience special!

R
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good pub food and obviously a historic building, which made it an interesting place for a meal. The Tavern is cramped and loud, but the burgers were excellent and the setting is great if you are interested in history.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant with a pub like feel. Pretty historic place too. We had a couple of very nice folks serving us.

t
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice restaurant, good bar scene. Make a reservation if you want to eat in the bar area.

L
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great historic tavern with varied contemporary menu.
Went for lunch as it is close to Wall St., Trinity Church and the 911 Memorial.
Food was great - I got the beet salad which was served with candied walnuts that nicely balanced the Gorgonzola.
My husband got the rueben which was big and delicious.
There is also a museum in the building which for seniors is $4.00 and worth it to see some historic artifacts along with the room where Washington said his emotional goodbye to his troops at the close of the Revolution.

F
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had ordered salmon for my main and specified a temperature. It cam somewhat overcooked and I was dismayed that the server never checked back with me to ask if it was cooked to my liking. I thought the service could have been more attentive. My colleague did enjoy his chicken pot pie very much though.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

okay for me

BC
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ambiance and flavor of the place was nce. The food was great. We will most likely return there. Felt rushed because our table had a shift change. Others around us did not.

N
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch after a Statue of Liberty tour. It was the perfect place to learn a little history and enjoy some good food with four grandchildren and a daughter and her husband.

IM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a good experience - the food was reasonably priced and was actually good for a kind of touristic place. The decor was interesting, and of course the museum is upstairs to see.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Plenty of colonial atmosphere here with well above average pub fare. Huge selection of whiskey. On a fun street a few blocks from Wall with many traditional pubs. Worth a crawl followed by dinner here.

L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The fish and chips were poor. The breading was thick and heavy and the fish was under cooked. The pot pie was delicious as always.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was charming!

MQ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The main dining room (to the right of entrance) was quite chilly. I had to keep my coat on for the first part of the meal. Suggest period-type French doors to close off the cold from the front door but still see the dining room. Also suggest period costumes for waitstaff and music of the 1770's to make the experience complete. Furnishings and food were great as was the waitstaff!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been on my list of restaurants to get to for awhile. We really enjoyed our meal here. It is such a quaint, charging restaurant. The food was delicious and service very good. If you can get there to check out the museum upstairs, definitely do so.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed chatting with the bartender at the Dingle Whiskey Bar. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and absolutely charming.

c
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheese platter was great along with a nice stout beer

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic....probably the best meal I had while in NYC. One of our favourite places to visit!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great simple food affordable in a really authentic decor the bar room is cool too!

SG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first thought about Fraunces Tavern because of the museum and when we realized it was still a working restaurant thought it would be nice to add that on for brunch. The food was very good and the atmosphere quaint and interesting . Added bonus is that if you eat there the museum is free. Museum was very interesting and nice way to learn a little history for an hour or so.

KK
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the waiter was great! Definitely will be back!

DA
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great source of wonderfully prepared comfort food - New England Style- in a warm and historic atmosphere

R
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were celebrating a dear friend’s birthday and her minor request to swap poached eggs for scrambled was messed up. It is all about the details.

SN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a fantastic historical place, it’s cozy and warm and new and festive at the same time, great place for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and enjoyed a memorable evening at Fraunces Tavern. I am a retired US History teacher and have satisfied my desire to visit the Tavern. We did not get to tour the museum, but definitely will on our return.
Thanks for the experience!!

HD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and service. Dining area dinner menu a little challenging if looking for staples...should have gone the pub side.... will be back

TS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

My sister and I both had Reuben sandwiches. The meat was so tough that it was difficult to bite though the sandwich. Usually Reubens are open-faced. This was a regular sandwich. Not good. The burgers the people on each side of us had looked great.

A
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mediocre food, even worse service. Very simply, you’re paying to be here. If you’re just going to drink beer, it’s probably fine.

DN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our visit to Fraunces Tavern. We were so excited to visit based on the history and the food was an added bonus, everything was delicious!

PD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have not been to Historic Fraunces Tavern in many years and the interior/ exterior still holds it's own plus the food and service were complimentary to the atmosphere. Open Table made this all very easyto reserve

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