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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.
New York, NY 10004
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
LIVE MUSIC EVERY WEEKEND
Friday: Live DJ form 9pm
Saturday: From 1pm until 4pm
Garden Party Trio Jazz Brunch
LIVE Folk Rock in the Tavern Bar
From 10 pm
LIVE Folk Rock in the Tavern Bar
Sean McNally Band
Open seven days a week from 11AM-2AM serving brunch, lunch and dinner
Limited street parking available on the street outside the Tavern. Local parking Garages can be found at https://email@example.com,-74.0126043,17z
4,5 train at Bowling Green
1 train at South Ferry
R train at Whitehall
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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Contact Brianna 212-968-1776
Fraunces Tavern Ratings and Reviews
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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???
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
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).
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