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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004
(212) 968-1776
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Ranked #613 of 11,653 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $30
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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82% Recommend
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Thousand Oaks, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Service was not very good. When we sat down we asked for bread, it never came. When the waitress brought an extra glass of ice the glass was clearly broken but neither the bartender or waitress noticed it. The chicken pot pie was good. The fish and chips were fair.

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Sarasota, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Everything about it. We sat in the front bar room by the fire and ate and drank and were just enamored with the place. The whole chicken and the cheese plate and all the food and wine we had was all amazing

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Historical landmark, great selection of beers, Irish bartender, great bar food, a place to remember - that sums it up. Our bartender was absolutely awesome. I'd go back just to sit and talk with her. She was gracious to talk with us and offer suggestions on the different beers on tap. The historical landmark/building is a great experience in itself.... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A solid restaurant with a museum over the top, what more could you ask for?? The beer is a little pricey ( coors in a can for 7?) but a great experience.

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Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were in the area and had read about this place and decided to give it a try. We had a beer each and the vegetable flat bread just sitting at the bar. Our server was Leanne she was very friendly and engaged us in conversation. It was difficult as the music was very loud. The bar is very interesting.... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Historical site, well done. Food was excellent, better than expected in this most historical building in NYC. The museum upstairs is outstanding.

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Tampa, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Besides its historic beauty and significance, the food was good. I had the chicken pie that was allegedly Washington's favorite summer meal, and it's become one of mine too. The only thing I didn't like was the highly amplified live band. All that loud noise in a small tavern was too much. One group of customers got up and left... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a great experience dining here. The building is really historic and we enjoyed looking at everything inside the tavern while waiting for our food. We ordered a few beers on tap--ones we hadn't heard of--and they were excellent. We all had burgers which were also excellent. So, pretty basic lunch but we enjoyed it. Was not crowded for... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Fraunces Tavern is old and quaint with great historic decor. Loved the candle-lit lanterns everywhere. We ate in the restaurant because the bar was too loud with rock music over the intercom. (But the decor in the bar is cool too.) Our food was good, but nothing special. The salmon cake appetizer was the best part of the meal. Our... More

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Roslyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My dad loved Fraunces Tavern and frequented it regularly with his Moore McCormack and later Toplis and Harding colleagues. I was introduced to the Tavern during my college years and only recently returned to find it is just as special and timeless as ever. The Steak On a Stone, a sumptuous filet was lean (fat free) and simply delicious. If... More

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