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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004
(212) 968-1776
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Ranked #564 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
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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
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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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NJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Atlanta
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29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Staff was attentive and friendly. Great selection of draft beers. Try the Porterhouse brews: Plain Porter, Oyster Stout, Red, 4x. All very good and representative of dry stouts produced in Ireland. I had the jambalya it it was meaty and good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews 276 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food was upscale bar food, they have an excellent burger and giant beer. The ambiance is dark and old. Cool spot to grab a burger and a beer. And George Washington drank here, so that’s cool too.

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San Antonio
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Three of us stopped at this restaurant because of its historical significance and convenience to the financial district. It was about 1:30 p.m so after the lunch rush, however, we waited over 30 minutes for our order, i.e. two of them, longer for the other since the wait person said she didn't understand that he also wanted a "grilled cheese"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant is in the financial district and is in the oldest building in the city. The restaurant is on the ground floor and the 1st and 2nd floors are a historical museum with artefacts from General Washington. The restaurant is run by Irish management. Great food, beer and whiskey choices.

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