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
http://www.emilyasher.com/p/garden-party.html
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

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Casual (32)
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Cozy (30)
Great for Lunch (29)
Great Beer (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Business Meals (22)
Fun (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
People Watching (7)
Live Music (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyable meal with delicious chicken corn chowder for appetizer and pot pies for entree. We visit this restaurant each time we come to NYC. My mother in law uses a walker and the front steps were challenging for her.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful place for lunch. So very comfortable with authentically historical feel. The museum upstairs is also very interesting if you're at all interested in Revolutionary War period, and George Washington in particular.

Would definitely go again on next visit to NYC.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Went for the history. Pleasantly surprised by the food. Hearty portions, great value. Try the lamb stew or chicken pot pie. Every restaurant in Manhattan claims to have the best cheesecake. I would say the Bailey's cheesecake at Fraunces takes the prize.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place. Best bison burger on earth and fabulous selection of craft beers and Irish spirits. They pride themselves in this!

You can’t go wrong including fact it’s a historical landmark.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Gem! I loved experiencing colonial NYC. Food was perfectly executed - delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Table not ready had to wait 10 minutes while walk ins were seated ahead of us. Food took forever to arrive. Otherwise fine.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 9, 2017

An exciting trip through history following ALexander Hamilton and George Washington. We had a delicious lunch of Charcuterie, salad and soup du jour. nice wine list and fabulous dessert. Service was a big slow but it was a busy place. So glad we made the trip downtown !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good food and lots of history. We enjoyed both the restaurant and the very interesting museum upstairs. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our purpose was business meal. Not recommended if you want to hear what’s being said around the table.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fraunces Tavern is full of history - George Washington dined here with his commanders at the end of the Revolutionary War. It's a really neat place with a museum on the second floor. The place dates back to the 17th century when it was the Mayor's house. Don't miss the Irish bar - it's a wonderful place and has the largest menu of beers and ales I have ever seen.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our server was very friendly, but the restaurant was understaffed for the crowd. He appeared to be the only waiter in the whole bar. I don't fault him for that. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, great atmosphere, great drinks, and good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The restaurant was really beautiful - we ended up sitting in the bar area just because we were looking for a more casual evening. The staff was fantastic and accommodating. Beautiful old building/bar. And the food was top notch

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Spicy, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Came after an extremely rainy day at the Statue of Liberty. We were soaked but Fraunces Tavern supplied delicious food and a warm atmosphere. All 6 of us, including the picky eater, enjoyed the food. Not cheap, it's true. But it is a lovely historic tavern with excellent menu choices for a wide variety of palates.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fast and attentive service. Reuben was quite good. All diners were happy with food as well as with hand-crafted beer options. Many options for food and drink. Great atmosphere in a historic tavern. Photo of grilled cheese and tomato bisque. Thanks and look forward to a return visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This place was across from our hotel, I liked the atmosphere so I ck’d into it & found out it was historical. That was a plus b/c my husband loves all things historical. Anyway we made a reservation & found that we were happy to see that this restaurant was not a letdown, it had great ambience, wonderful appetizers. But when our meals were served We were in heaven, I had the white fish w/mushroom risotto. It was the best risotto I have ever had. My husband meal was excellent too. We ordered the apple cobbler w/berry compote and that did not disappoint either. What a simply delicious meal. We will b coming back to this restaurant for sure.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great Beer, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Four of us, old high school friends, wanted to spend some time together and catch up. We wanted something to do besides just a meal. I chose a visit to Frances Tavern and Museum. I cannot believe I have lived in NYC my entire life and never visited it. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum was fascinating. All that history! I mean, to be in the room where George Washington gave his farewell address to his officers counts, to me, as a significant event! We are older, so the museum visit was just the right amount of time. Then, we lunched at the Tavern. Such pleasant surroundings, again with an historical sense. Very attractive rooms, good food, great service. Only mild complaint, the room we were in, the large one, was very noisy. Next time, and we intend to return, we will choose a quieter location.

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I'm surprised I got a review notification since the restaurant insisted they didn't have the reservation—causing an awkward moment in front of my colleagues. Perhaps they are some training gaps with employees knowing how to use the reservation system.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had lunch at Fraunces Tavern--all around A+ experience. Staff couldn't have been nicer, Made several small menu adjustments to our order with no fuss and no extra charge. Our meals were really good. Loved the ambiance! Sure it was little touristy, but most of the other diners were local business people and friends meeting for lunch ( could tell by conversation). Great little museum upstairs, well worth walking through. You can see how the original tavern was set up. Free ticket with a meal in the restaurant. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We selected Fraunces Tavern for dinner after visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Everything was perfect for our group of 8. Excellent service, friendly staff throughout who encouraged us to wander and take in the sights. Food was great, and what a feeling to sit on the spot where Washington said farewell to his special troops. Enjoyed our beef pies, fish and chips, and Samuel Fraunces Ale. History, good beer and great food...what could be better???

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great atmosphere. Love the history of the tavern. Food was excellent and a nice selection of beers and whiskeys

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to Fraunces for the historical significance of the building and to see the museum. The food was nothing exceptional. But it's worth a trip to see where our Founding Fathers met and drank.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I had a most enjoyable lunch at Fraunces Tavern with three friends on a visit to New York City. The food was delicious and served in ample portions: a hearty chicken pot pie with a beautiful puff pastry dome; fish and chips with a nice big piece of cod; and a yummy grilled cheese sandwich with freshly prepared tomato soup. The service was friendly and efficient. The ambience of the historical setting was charming and comfortable. A wonderful experience in all respects!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I love the Fraunces Tavern! Whenever I'm in the wall street area, I try to go. It's a place of great historic significance (George Washington's HQ in the Revolutionary War), and the ambiance is fabulous. As is the food! I had the best mussels I've had in ages. Everyone in our party of 6 was thrilled to be there -- good food, great service, and a wonderful locale. Highly, highly recommend!!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We enjoyed visiting and dining at the oldest tavern in NYC where George Washington and fellow Founding Fathers enjoyed meals and cocktails. We went because of the historic value and proximity between the 9/11 Museum and the Statue of Liberty tour. We visited the Financial District and Trinity Church before we ate then went to the Statue of Liberty tour.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I went to Fraunces Tavern on Friday, October 13th. I have been wanting to visit this historic restaurant for years. Naturally, I expected the food to be expensive and touristy but found instead that the food was excellent and inexpensive. Frankly, I was surprised. I also expected the atmosphere to be touristy, but it was not. There were a couple of bars, one loud and lively (dating scene) and the other quieter and like an old inn (good place to meet and have a discussion). At the restaurant - there are several rooms - we ate in the big room on the first floor with the fireplace. Great views and space. It seemed to me that almost all of the patrons were locals, not tourists. For dinner, I had the bronzino (fish)and my son had the chicken pot pie - both were terrific and reasonably priced. In short, we had a great experience - I highly recommend it!

Tags: People Watching, Live Music, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food. And a lot of it. Very generous portions. Probably the 20th time I’ve been there over the years...never fails to please.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The place is great for history buffs but if your looking for great food I would skip eating here.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Fraunces Tavern is a landmark and shouldn't be missed. Not only does it have historical significance, but the food is great!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server Sara was great. Meals,although a bit pricey, were AWESOME with the exception of desert. The ice cream sundae for 2 was disappointing . The upstairs museum is amazing -we highly recommend it! We weren't rushed and overall it was a fun, delicious experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous service, fabulous food all in a historic setting! Five of us enjoyed every bit of our experience and every bite of our meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fraunces Tavern is a true gem in heart of Financial District, being a historical building with a small museum upstairs where George Washington said goodbye to his generals. The restaurant/tavern is a maze of rooms with several bars and casual eating spots--- all very cozy, busy and fun! The dining room---where we had dinner--- is more elegant with a menu that includes steaks, pasta and pot-pies. Food was well-prepared and nicely presented, on the expensive side. Service was spotty but adequate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The atmosphere makes the restaurant. The food may depend on your order--I had the Octoberfest special pork schnitzel and it was too well done (and I like well-done food);
my wife had the fish and chips and thought it was excellent. The service was good as the
two servers that worked the entire room complemented one another in serving us throughout
the meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

"WHAT? I can't hear you?" That's what you'll say every other sentence if you aren't in the quieter front room with the group tables and church pew seating. We were in a private table to start but the privacy was irrelevant because the music was so loud we couldn't converse even with raised voices, and they said they couldn't turn that down (at 10:30 on a weeknight?!). I remember that the food was good, but that's the only compliment I have for this place.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Nice menu!! but the free range roasted chicken I had was boring. The scotch I chose had no bite to it. But there are alot to choose from! I will go back. The red meat looked great.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brought my daughter here for her birthday. She loves history, especially revolutionary history. She absolutely loved it. She had eggs Benedict and said they were excellent. And the museum was fantastic. We spent about 3 hours here and enjoyed every minute of it.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This tavern had a nice ambience with "cowhide" coverings on the benches and many neat little spots to be seated. It is very spacious and has a couple of bars to sit at. Also has a museum to visit upstairs if you visit before 5PM. The service was friendly and prompt and the food was very good. I would definitely visit this spot again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Loved the historical building and the service was extremely good. BUT you are not going there for the food which is at best okay. You are going for the ambiance because it feels like you are back in the days of George Washington. Found it a bit pricey too.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by a very attentive, professional wait staff. Yes, good service does make a difference.

Love the historic feel of the establishment.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

From beginning to end, our experience was fantastic. The service, the ambiance, the food (order the branzino) were all wonderful. And I love the historical aspect of the location. I would definitely recommend it to everyone (including families - we had our 2 yo son with us).

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The museum is not to be missed. Exhibits are not behind glass!

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