Fraunces Tavern, Dec. 16, 2005

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl Street

A quick review...

Went here for a quick bite and to get a little more history under my belt. Apparently this is where George Washington said his farewell before being sworn in as President a few blocks away on Wall Street, across from what is now the New York Stock Exchange.

It has that "old tyme" feel to it, that is for sure. I sat in the bar room, a more casual alternative to the only-slightly fancier main dining room. It was a cozy place but nothing at all significant. For comparison, the Old Ebbitt Grill in D.C. overpowers Fraunce's in the "historical feeling" department.

I ordered a turkey club with fries and a Smithwick's Ale. It was average at best. In fact, it was the kind you'd get (though cut in half, not quarters) in the 80s at any Irish pub. Or probably in the 90s or today for that matter. Nothing at all significant. The beer, however, was of perfect temperature. Went down nice and easy.


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