About Fraunces Tavern

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.

54 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant Hours
Sunday: 11:00AM-10:00PM
Monday-Tuesday: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00AM-12:00AM
Bar Hours
Sunday: 11:00AM-12:00AM
Monday-Tuesday: 11:00AM-1:00AM
Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00AM-3:00AM
Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 10:00AM-6:00PM

Cross Street:
Broad St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 968-1776

Website:
http://www.frauncestavern.com/

Entertainment:
LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEEKEND

Friday: Live DJ form 9pm

Saturday: From 1pm until 4pm
Garden Party Trio Jazz Brunch
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From 6pm
LIVE Folk Rock in the Tavern Bar
From 10 pm
Live DJ

Sunday:
From 3pm
LIVE Folk Rock in the Tavern Bar
Sean McNally Band

Catering:
Open seven days a week from 11AM-2AM serving brunch, lunch and dinner

Parking Details:
Limited street parking available on the street outside the Tavern. Local parking Garages can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/search/parking+garage+near+me/@40.7035527,-74.0126043,17z

Public Transit:
Subway:
4,5 train at Bowling Green
1 train at South Ferry
R train at Whitehall

Executive Chef:
Jesus Guzman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Brianna 212-968-1776

Fraunces Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (53)
Cozy (51)
Special Occasion (43)
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Neighborhood Gem (42)
Great Beer (39)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (37)
Great for Lunch (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Fun (30)
Good for Groups (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Business Meals (24)
Romantic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Seasonal (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Live Music (9)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

If you know anyone that gets excited at all about historical buildings, then this is a major must. You can research the historical value of it, just know there’s a lot, or just walk in and learn/see firsthand.
Besides all of that it’s an incredibly quaint restaurant, they have multiple rooms(restaurant, bar, museum, party) so it’s very spacious and any seat is a good one.
The food was fantastic pub food and the whole staff was very kind and made our experience that much better.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great Beer, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service...Paige was our waitress and was provided excellent service and recommendations.......

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We had an early reservation (6PM), and before we were at a packed bar, so we loved that we were in the quiet historic restaurant. Service was fine, as was the food. When ordering we wanted to substitute one of the sides....waitress had to ask chef & then wanted to uncharge us another $3 to switch for something that was already a menu choice. Needless to say, we switched to lower priced entree & the restaurant lost out on $10 of revenue. oh, well.
After dinner, we were able to get a seat at the whiskey bar (just other side of hostess desk). This was also nice and quiet and the 4 of us enjoyed an after dinner cocktail and whiskey.
Would definitely go back cause of the history of restaurant and close to my husbands office.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

it was excellent food, great atmosphere and wonderful service.

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of the best locations in NYC that you can have dinner!! Wow! We were blown away by the friendly staff and helpful service! The food was excellent and the whiskey was even better!! Must go!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a great evening for New Year eve ! Merci pour cette soirée

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful dining experience in a historic but surprisingly not touristy setting. Vibrant happy hour.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Healthy
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Warm , cozy atmosphere, excellent friendly service and delicious comfort food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Brought my 22 yr old granddaughter who, while living in NY all her life, had not been to the restaurant. She totally enjoyed it. We did have an early lunch res. so no wait for a table which it appears happened later. It is "touristy" - lots of different languages being spoken at neighboring tables with a pretty high decibel level so I wouldn't recommend it for a business lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food and experience once seated was excellent - the food was high quality and filling, the service was good, the drink menu quite extensive. However, when we arrived - after making the reservation on OpenTable about 15 minutes prior - we were told that we'd have to wait about 30-40 more minutes because there were people waiting for tables ahead of us (who hadn't made any reservations). This policy completely ignored the whole point of making a reservation in the first place and was quite irritating, though we did get seated after about 5 minutes after asking them if we should let people know that they're no longer honoring OpenTable reservations. While it did end up working out for us, I hope that their treatment of OpenTable reservations changes in the future (without the need for convincing - OpenTable should be an easier way to organize reservations, not just a way to get people in the door).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We sat by the door and by the window(late December)it was very cold had to keep our coats on.

Good was good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

From the squash soup to the delectable chicken pot pie to seating as requested , a quiet table by the window, the experience was perfect! I love the ambiance of the tavern where George Washington bid farewell to his troops in 1783!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding lunch in an historic setting Just a good as last time. Lemon tart was a great finish

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Holiday meal

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding food, service and ambience

We have dined here on several occasions and have always had a great dining experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The filet mignon on a stone was the highlight of the evening. ...great drinks...good beer and a very friendly and accommodating wait staff....we had our Christmas eve dinner this night and was pleasantly surprised.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I’ll keep this short and sweet. Went there for Christmas Eve for dinner. We had a reservation. The food was amazing. The waiter was decent. The hostess was very snooty/rude and made no bones about being annoyed by us asking her for a chair with a back instead of a stool. Maybe she was upset for having to work on Christmas Eve. I would return.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Finally made pilgrimage to historic Fraunces Tavern, on Christmas Eve! Everything was terrific, from the staff to the food to the beautiful, tasteful Christmas decorations. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very cozy setting, even more so because of the Christmas decorations. Lovely waitress. Felt like a long wait for a simple soup and burger order but we were enjoying the ambience so not a compliant for this meal but a watch out if you were more pressed for time. Burger was really good, but bun a bit crumbly. Bread they serve to every table was also very tasty but a bit dry (maybe it's an original recipe & that's the way it was served starting 200 years ago. Looking forward to returning and sitting in the bar next time.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

A very historic tavern, which makes it worth visiting in its own right. But, great ambiance and decor, the food was very good and tasty, the prices were not outrageous, and the wait staff was great. Even though it was just a quick lunch before touring that part of NYC, it was a fantastic choice and I'd gladly dine there again for lunch or dinner. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

I loved this place. Great atmosphere and historical. I wish our attendant was more on the ball. She disappeared for 45 min. Everyone else made up for her.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Live Music, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great Christmas dinner with my family at the incredibly historic Fraunces Tavern! Cozy, fun, comfort food! Wonderful ambiance! If love good food and American history, don't miss this gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious fish and chips; intermittent screaming, unruly children; but otherwise delightful. Beautiful Christmas decor in a treasured landmark.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is a great place to eat and drink. They food was delicious and the attentive wait staff is great. I had the steak and it was cooked perfectly, for dessert had the strudel and it was divine. If you are visiting the downtown area this is a restaurant you must go to. Thank you

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the location, the history, the ambiance, the warm fireplaces, great food & drinks!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Very cool place. Lots of history here. Food was great. Pro service, great location this place has everything. Loved it. $1.00 oysters 4-7 happy hour what a deal!

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Disappointing.
Food cold and under cooked - eggs literally raw. Translucent egg white is not good. Service very slow.
Looked beautiful, but freezing cold from exterior door going straight into dining room. Shame. Especially when there's a group of you.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a memorable meal for my birthday celebration. Service was gracious and unobtrusive. Food (Berkshire pork chop and beef pie) were tender and succulent. A historical setting for excellent food and wide beer selection.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We came here for fun and a bit of history. It was sort of a lark and we had low expectations for the meal itself. But we were really happily surprised with a great dinner. The chicken pot pie was incredible and the fish and chips were a big hit too. Great oysters. We were a bit rushed because of a concert we were attending and the staff managed the timing perfectly and the service was fine in every way. We would totally go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We coldn't have chosen a better place for our anniversary dinner. The historic setting combined with great food and awesome service made it a very special place. I highly recommend this for anyone, especially those interested in history.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was such a gem in lower Manhattan. Because of the history of the place one might think that it would be very touristy- but we didn't find that to be the case. There were some really great beer options on tap as well as bottled or caned, and the food was outstanding. I had the Chicken Pot pie- and it was one of the best I have ever had- The lamb stew was also excellent- especially for a cold day in NYC. I suggest making a reservation ahead of time and I also would recommend the guided tour of the museum upstairs- it was very interesting. It wasn't too busy around 12:30 pm and we were able to get seats at the bar pretty easily on a Saturday.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a really special place with great historical atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. The price was fair for the quality of the food. I will definitely go there again next time I am in NYC.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at Fraunces Tavern. Everyone enjoyed the food, ambiance and company. It was well worth the trip!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great place to visit and have a meal. The building is old and well maintained. There food and beverages were real good and the prices were lower than expected

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. A great surprise to find a historical destination with great food.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Mediocre at best: food - below average, our first round of beer (on tap) was very warm (had to complain), sloppy presentation. Overall felt like a classic tourist trap...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent experience the service was fantastic, the food was excellent, just a little on the dear side, but it was worth it, would definitely return

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fraunces Tavern is on a short list of my favorite NYC restaurants. It's great any time of year but particularly festive and cozy during the holidays. I love the authentic old-time decor and vibe - it makes me happy as soon as I walk in the door. The music (not live and too loud - thank you!) is perfect. And you can't beat the happy hour oysters!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Recommended by a friend who also did a NYC weekend trip. The perfect counterpoint to a visit to 9-11 museum. Two Corners of our nation’s history. Good food. Beautiful ambiance. Well worth the visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Hostess is not pleasant or helpful. Even with a reservation, she is rude. She asks people what can I help you with? It’s very clear that we are checking in.

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