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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004
(212) 968-1776
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Ranked #684 of 11,586 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Cuisines: American, Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Broad St.
Description: The Porterhouse Brewing Co. at Fraunces Tavern, is located in one of the city's most historic landmarks in the downtown Financial District. The Porterhouse offers a large range of small batch and specialty beers, serving traditional American food with a strong Irish influence. Fraunces Tavern has been a part of our city's history since 1762. Now under new management, you can expect a modern experience in an authentic historical space while enjoying great food, drinks, and atmosphere.
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the oldest colonial pubs in nyc. George Washington used to eat here (documented). Takes you back in history. Decor is still colonial with a great restaurant. Have the homemade chicken pie and salad that was a favorite of George's (about $16).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This tavern is the real deal! This is where General George Washington big good-bye to his officers at the end of the Revolutionary War. Beautifully preserved and charming. We had Shepard's pie which was the best we have ever had---just amazing. Large selection of beers. Great service and good prices for such a wonderful experience. Don't miss the small museum... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a classic tavern, with a museum above. Always gets busy at lunch time. They have a great range of beer, wine and whiskey (Dingle whiskey bar). Bar staff are always friendly and the food is great. Take a bit of time to visit the museum above.

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Laguna Woods, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Went to the Tavern at about 4:45 PM on a week day night. Seated promptly with no reservation. We were the only people (2) in the restaurant for dinner. In time a server came over to answer questions about the menu and then when we were sitting with only water on the table and anxious to place our order, I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

The venue, and the history, is fantastic. Nice and cozy, in the middle of the financial district. The drinks were ok, steaks the same. Considering that the price is a bit high, this is a place you go if you're interested in the history of the place. You can get better food, for a better price elsewere. But then again,... More

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North America
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food was good. I had the shepherds pie with a bloody mary. The shepherds pie was made with lamb and was so good and filling! Delicious in fact, but the bloody mary tasted like it came out of a can. Yuck! Our table and the chair I sat in had syrup on them (I assume leftover from someone's breakfast).... More

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We went there upon suggestion of my sister as we were going to tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is in a convenient location from the port. We were greeted immediately as we came in. We sat down and then ordered drinks and then our food. I had a spinach and goat cheese omelet which was delicious!... More

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I work nearby, so I'm glad I finally visited. The ambiance is what you'd expect--lots of old wood, historic fixtures, maps and paintings on the walls. It's a nice change from the rustic-modern look that you find everywhere. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The slow-roasted pork sandwich is deliciously messy, with tender meat topped with... More

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Yountville, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Fraunches Tavern is a must while exploring old Manhattan. Said to be the oldest restaurant in the city with a museum to boot, we did find it in the maze of old small streets. There are several rooms including a pub room and a spacious tavern. We chose the tavern and a window table providing relative privacy in the large... More

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SanFrancisco, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Nothing like having a little history with your lunch…or…lunch and some history! This is a classic “tavern” restaurant with a tremendous amount of history included. There are two “sides” to Fraunces, a “pub” with standard pub fare, and a sit down restaurant. We ate at the sit down restaurant side. Having arrived rather later late in the afternoon, and technically... More

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