Step Inside New York’s Oldest 350 Year Old Restaurant and Bar [Video]
The oldest and most historic bar in America, The Old '76 House, is located in Tappan, New York. It's about a 40-minute drive from New York City, right near the New Jersey border.
The ‘76 House, American's oldest restaurant, is a three hundred year old structure lovingly restored to pristine condition by the Norden Family. Listed as a National Landmark, the establishment offers much more than historical significance.
It was built more than 350 years ago, in 1668. The '76 House is so old, it was around during the Revolutionary War and played an important role,
The most celebrated episode in ’76 House history was when the sturdy tavern served as the place of Major John André’s confinement. André was the British spy who plotted with the arch traitor Benedict Arnold for the surrender of West Point, the linchpin of America’s control of the Hudson River. Militiamen caught André red handed and brought him as a prisoner to Tappan.
The '76 House serves up lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. The fare is American, with selections like:
- Thanksgiving Spring Roll
- Housemade Short Rib Ravioli
- Chicken Pot Pie puff pastry
- Traditional American Meatloaf
- Famous Yankee Pot Roast
- Amish Chicken
- Traitorous Eggs Benedict Arnold
- Soul Food Chicken and Waffles
It has a 4.4-star rating on Google. Check out what people are saying about it on Google,
Was here for a wonderful wedding and absolutely loved the space. There is so much history, which I was able to learn a little bit about from the owner. I went home and looked more into it, so much Americana! The food was amazing, the staff were all so kind and really seemed to love where they worked. I would go back in a heartbeat for more of that delicious food!
Iris Z. Stucchi de C. de C.
Wonderful place to have a historic beer experience, very tasty food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
A tour of the dewint house followed by dinner at this historically significant eatery made for a wonderful day trip from long island. My char broiled rib eye with a glass of cabernet and bread pudding made for an excellent overall experience including the historical ambience. This place is a nice contrast to the piermont circus. Yesmenia gets a shout out, as does the live music band members.
There's a robust live music schedule featuring jazz, blues, piano and more. You can check out the schedule here.
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You can call 845.359.5476 or visit the Old '76 House's website for more info. The '76 House is located at 110 Main Street, Tappan, NY.