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Top 7 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

Located on the corner of Pearl Street and Broad Street in downtown Manhattan, Fraunces Tavern is a 250-year-old bar and restaurant with a storied past. 

Fraunces Tavern, 1762

Serving up delicious burgers in a cozy setting for nearly 150 years. A favorite among Hollywood stars, Frank Sinatra often sat at Table 20 and Buddy Holly famously proposed.

P.J. Clarke's, 1884

Over 150 years ago, publishers, playwrights, and producers met and mingled at the renowned Keens Steakhouse before seeing a show. 

Keens Steakhouse, 1885

The restaurant started as a cafe and bowling alley by the Luger family and was later bought in an auction by Sol Forman when it fell into disrepair.

Peter Luger Steakhouse, 1887

Immortalized in that classic When Harry Met Sally sceneKatz’s has remained a quintessential New York City institution since the 1880s. 

Katz’s Delicatessen, 1888

The most exclusive restaurants in the city, this small 10-table red sauce joint is near impossible to get a reservation at. You may have better luck snagging a table at its Las Vegas or Los Angeles outposts.

Rao's, 1896

The restaurant, which stretches over four townhouses, was started by Sebastiano Maioglio and is known as one of the oldest restaurants on the city’s historic Restaurant Row.

Barbetta, 1906