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Fraunces Tavern

4.4
1540 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(212) 968-1776
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jesus Guzman
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Catering
Open seven days a week from 11AM-2AM serving brunch, lunch and dinner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad St.
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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
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Public transit
Subway:
4,5 train at Bowling Green
1 train at South Ferry
R train at Whitehall
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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
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Special events & promotions
Contact Brianna 212-968-1776
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1540 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I had a wonderful experience here an cannot wait to return. The place was filled with history and the service was exceptional. The food - I had the burger - was delicious.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Historic venue with utterly outstanding food. The beer and cocktails were excellent as well. Looking forward to trying the whisky and whiskey lists. A bit costly, but solid value too.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We think the place is overrated. Maybe is just because of its historical reference that patrons are going to eat? Also we had a very unpleasant experience as follows; my wife saw in pictures from the tavern food, a mini hamburger with fries, she wanted it as appetizer before we even went to the tavern, when we got there we didn’t see it on the menu, therefore we asked our server for it and he said that those are served only at the bar, then we left it like it is and carry on ordering our drinks and food-my Double IPA beer took longer than usual to arrive-, food arrived, my wife’s pasta plate was too spicy and my NY Strip was excellent! We had dinner, we paid, and while we were getting ready to depart, a bus boy appeared to the side table with the exact hamburger that we requested at the beginning!!!!!!! I did question our server, and he said that they made “an exception for those patrons”!!!!!! I asked why they didn’t make an exception with us as well, he’s solely reply was that he was “sorry”! Pathetic apology! I highly recommend all of you not to go, it is overpriced, service isn’t great, completely overrated! There are way better places around that Tavern! George Washington would had been very disappointed as well!

Respectfully,

Max Fernandez, RN

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

GREAT experience except for the dirty graffiti-ridden bathrooms

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Arrived at 1:45 PM for lunch and waited until 2:30 PM to be served, though we were seated and ordered right away. Cobb salad was good although they don’t have choices for dressings. Grilled cheese and tomato bisque combo was Meh....

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

6 of us - business colleagues working in an office around the corner - were delighted with being seated right on time with our reservation, delicious food, and great service. The food took a bit too long but other than that a fabulous experience.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It was lovely to eat in the historic atmosphere of Fraunces Tavern.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

First time at the tavern, I just love the ye olde ambiance, the oysters were fresh and cold, my wife loved the pot pie and I enjoyed the short rib sliders, beer cold and gin martini was an excellent pour. I will go back soon. Happy hour oysters are in my radar

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Meeting up with old friends to celebrate their NYC visit. We found we had some common ancestry as well. Good, “sturdy” Colonial food, tasty cider and beer on tap thanks to attentive servers. Thanks for the meal and the memories!

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2.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.....

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Loved eating in this slice of history. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food - sliders, fish and chips, steak. Excellent dessert.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The fish and chips were delightful as always. Great food and service in a unique setting keep us coming back.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very kid-friendly. The history is amazing and the food was great.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Fabulous night at the Fraunces Tavern. Great food, great service and fab atmosphere..would definately recommend!

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Service is slow and food is often cold and mediocre. Historic aspect is interesting and location is convenient for downtown business lunches.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great service, good food, excellent ambience. Recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fabulous. Simply fabulous. Great job to all. We enjoyed our evening.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Steeped in history. Great decor. The place delivered.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome place and great brunch deal

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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