Service was very slow. The waiter walks by so many times and doesn't even look at you. I was constantly waving for water, or whatever. This has been the case the last several times I've dined there.
Also, the food is very sub-par. One or two dishes will be quite good (you had a jambalaya last year or the year before that was excellent), but the salmon dish I had was extremely bland.
Just a great overall experience! Haven't been to NY in a while, brought friends who have never been to NY, evening was wet and cold but restaurant was warm and welcoming as was the service. We love Fraunces Tavern!
We came here for the history and to your the museum where George Washington has been. The bonus being the food was excellent as well!
You pick Fraunces Tavern for the historical experiance and come away very pleased with the quality of the food and service.... If yuou love NY and history it is a must...All 6 of us enjoyed our meals.....
Good food. Interesting historical site and ambiance. Comfortable dining room. I especially enjoyed the chicken pot pie. My cousin loved the filet mignon, and her husband liked the short rib sliders. He especially liked the sauce on the short ribs.
I chose Fraunces Tavern for a business lunch. The historic building is charming. The service was adequate, the casual food enjoyable, and the cost modest. I had asked for a quiet table when I booked and again when I arrived, but was seated in the very noisy main dining room. I wish, when it is crowded, the restaurant would allow seating in their much quieter Bissel Room for customers who wish to have conversation with their meal.
Loved eating in this slice of history. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food - sliders, fish and chips, steak. Excellent dessert.
The fish and chips were delightful as always. Great food and service in a unique setting keep us coming back.
The old world ambience, both in the bar and restaurant sections, was wonderful and made for a unique dining experience. The draft Irish porters were a hit. The appetizers, entrees, desserts and service were all excellent. Keep up the good work for another 200 years plus!
Fraunces Tavern is within walking distance of Trinity Church. History buffs will love the ambience. The food menu has something for everyone. The fish and chips is truly outstanding. As for desserts you can’t go wrong with either the Meyer Lemon tart or the apple strudel.
No restaurant in NY — no restaurant in America that I know of — has as much historical significance as Frauncis Tavern. Usually in a historic place converted to dining, the food would be mediocre. Here the food is good. The museum upstairs is worthwhile too.
Fraunces Taverne was the most famously Restaurant we had in New York. We stayed 6 days in NYC. High quality of the ingredients, perfectly cooked.
Very kid-friendly. The history is amazing and the food was great.
Fabulous night at the Fraunces Tavern. Great food, great service and fab atmosphere..would definately recommend!
Meh. Food wasn't anything special (tasted either very salty or like it was previously frozen... or both). Service was lacking. Restaurant was half empty but it still took 40+ minutes to get our food. Servers never checked on us. I wouldn't return and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Service is slow and food is often cold and mediocre. Historic aspect is interesting and location is convenient for downtown business lunches.
This is a special historical place with many rooms. The food was great and we had an exception time visiting the museum upstairs and learning more about the tavern's history.
Great service, good food, excellent ambience. Recommend.
A historical treasure with an attached museum of untouchable quality, Fraunce's Tavern is literally a step back in time with modern taste and drink.
We had a very nice Easter dinner at the restaurant. I felt the service could have been better and more attentive. We were 5 adults and 2 kids and the server lack training on how to handle and address the needs of children at a restaurant.
Fabulous. Simply fabulous. Great job to all. We enjoyed our evening.
It was good. The service was a little slow but they were also very busy. Fraunces is a nice place and we wanted to bring some friends who were visiting from out of town. It was perfect for what we wanted and want we expected. Yes
Steeped in history. Great decor. The place delivered.
After seeing Hamilton we were excited to visit this place. Food was delicious! Chicken and beef pot pies were great. Enjoyed the punch and the museum too! Must stop for a history fan.
Awesome place and great brunch deal
Took a while to initially order, but the food and mimosas were delicious and the atmo My guest is about to commission in the military, and the site with the museum was a meaningful experience for her.
I went with a group of friends to Fraunces Tavern while in New York City for a conference. We were attracted by its historical roots (i.e., George Washington), but came away impressed by the great food and service. It has an expansive drink and beer menu and a wide range of menu choices. The chicken pot pie, fish and chips, and beef pie were all terrific.
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The chicken pot pie and beef pie were raved about. I thought the power mix salad with steak was a perfect gluten free and low carb option. The greens and dressing of the salad would have been great alone but the delicious steak added another dimension.
We went dinner to celebrate my mother in laws birthday. The service was attentive , friendly and relaxed. We each ordered different selections and the food was fantastic.
Have known about Fraunces Tavern for years but never actually ate there. A friend was visiting from Eurasia, and we wanted to take her to some place authentically New York.
It was a great evening - pew-seating and long table accommodated our large group. Food was reasonably priced, very tasty, and the portions were large. Wines were excellent, service was attentive.
Great care has been taken to preserve the historic atmosphere of the Tavern. However at the same time, all the modern service accessories have been accommodated.
Go for the history, not for the food.. or drinks, at least in the dining area. My friends and I ordered cocktails, but should have ordered wine. Not much alcohol in their specialty drinks. I had the “organic” salmon. Asked if that meant wild, was told yes, but I wonder. My main complaint is that there was no good vegetarian/vegan entree. Yes, there was the usual veggie burger under “sandwiches”. Also the dessert menu is uninspiring.
Surprised by mom and wife after work.
We visited Fraunces Tavern after sightseeing at Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island. The food and atmosphere were fantastic and the service attentive. Great spot!
The food, beverages and the atmosphere were outstanding. The service was rather poor though, which was a disappointment for us since we do not live in New York. It took a long time for our service to approach us, and there were not many tables in our area that were full. Then the server never came back and another server had to help us. Then the original server came back to our table to give us our bill. One of them wasn't friendly either.
A unique restaurant for a history buff with a museum upstairs!
The atmosphere was wonderful; charming, cozy, and historic while still fun and modern. The food was delicious, the smoked salmon benedict was the best I've ever had, and the service was great. Would 100% come back again !
This establishment is a must see while in New York. It is not only a historical site, but a lively restaurant in the local night life. Great food and awesome atmosphere.
I would love to leave a review for Fraunces Tavern but according to OpenTable I never had a reservation there!!!
Best fish and chips I have ever had!!
Great spot for lunch ! The sweet potato fries I had were AMAZING and gluten free (not sure about cross contamination with the frier). Highly recommend !