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Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

54 Pearl St, New York City, NY 10004
(212) 968-1776
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Ranked #593 of 11,577 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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Broomall, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

we visited here after a tough day of sightseeing of wall st and statue of liberty.so we went for a beer and were pleasantly surprised by the number of quality craft beers on tap..they were from all over...we had local and the best buberry beer from michigan..reasonable nyc prices and very nice waiter.It was really cool to drink where general... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed lunch in this historical restaurant (one of the oldest buildings in Manhattan) and although the meal was a bit pricey, the food was good. I had a very tasty tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich and the sandwich must have been 3 inches high. The only negative was that although the bread looked like... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I was visiting Manhattan and had the chicken pie and salad. It was a nice filling meal. I would recommend this place if you are visiting lower Manhatan anytime soon. When you visit don't forget to go upstairs for a look at the museum and recreated 18th century pub room.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Again we visited after being recommended by a friend who lives in Brooklyn, it's his local as it is close to Financial Area. Lovely building. Very helpful staff who explained all the real ales that they had, we tried the 3 taster ales 10/10. We only had a snack which was lovely but menu looked very good and reasonably priced.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

It was the best homemade chicken pie very generous portions. Very relaxing atmosphere for lunch, air conditioned on a really hot day so perfect for a break to eat.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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