Celebrate 1783!The British left New York at the end of the Revolutionary War… 225 years ago.General George Washington bade farewell to his officers… 225 years ago.and Fraunces Tavern was at the center of it all… 225 years ago.
Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
54 Pearl Street
New York, New York 10004
Frauncis Tavern Landmark

Historical Frauncis Tavern

We get alot of e-mails from people that are going to visit New York City that want to know about historic places to visit. We dined recently at the famed Frauncis Tavern in downtown New York City and we highly recommend this historic restaurant. If you want to dine where George Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army, in 1783, then head right over to this hotspot. The tavern also played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities. After the war, when New York City was the nation’s first capital, the tavern was rented to the new government to house the offices of the Departments of War, Treasury and Foreign Affairs. In 1904, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York purchased the tavern and hired preservation architect William Mersereau to return the building to its colonial appearance. On our recent visit, we dined on Butter Poached Lobster Tail served in Lobster Bisque. We never had such a tasty dish and the prices were very reasonable. For the main course we had Pan Seared Sea Scallops which melted in my mouth. We were there with The Commissioner of New York City Brian Andersson and he ordered The Lump Crab Cakes and I never saw such a big smile on my old friend. He also ordered a huge 8oz Filet Mignon and when I asked him how it was, he said it was to die for. For dessert there was All American Apple Pie and Chocolate Mousse, and after eating that, I knew why George Washington hung out at this great restaurant. And if you just want a drink, head over to their huge tavern where all the wall streeters drink after a hard day at the stock exchange. And while dining at the 4 star restaurant, stop by The Fraunces Tavern Museum opened to the public in 1907. Today, the museum complex includes four 19th century buildings in addition to the 18th century Fraunces Tavern building. The Fraunces Tavern Restaurant and Museum is located at 54 Pearl Street, Manhattan. The Museum is open Monday - Saturday 12 – 5pm. Admission: $4.00 general, $3.00 seniors and children under 18, and free to children under 6 and to members with membership card. Subway: R or W to Whitehall St., 4/5 to Bowling Green, 1 South Ferry, J/M/Z to Broad St. Buses: M1, M6, M15.