10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting

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2014/03/15 20:02:32 (permalink)

10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting

While not exactly Roadfood, these places by longevity are worth visiting only because of their uniqueness. Several are in the USA and accessible.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/15 20:42:19 (permalink)
    I've been to Fraunces Tavern, which is excellent (or was when I visited in 1995). I think we Roadfoodies can come up with some others. Though not as old as any on the list, I'll nominate The Columbia (the original is in Ybor City in Tampa). Opened in 1905, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, and is still run by the family that started it. They now have several locations in Florida, and they serve the best Cuban/Spanish food I've ever eaten.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/15 20:59:45 (permalink)
    I've been to La Tour d'Argent in Paris and it was without a doubt the most beautiful dining experience I've ever had.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/15 22:17:50 (permalink)
    Keysey42

    I've been to Fraunces Tavern, which is excellent (or was when I visited in 1995). I think we Roadfoodies can come up with some others. Though not as old as any on the list, I'll nominate The Columbia (the original is in Ybor City in Tampa). Opened in 1905, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, and is still run by the family that started it. They now have several locations in Florida, and they serve the best Cuban/Spanish food I've ever eaten.

     
    Strong second on the Columbia!  Great choice!

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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 08:01:26 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I've been to La Tour d'Argent in Paris and it was without a doubt the most beautiful dining experience I've ever had.


    I went on my first trip to Paris in 1975.  Haven't been back since despite a number of trips simply because I do not want to interfere with the memory.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 08:27:09 (permalink)
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    Keysey42

    I've been to Fraunces Tavern, which is excellent (or was when I visited in 1995). I think we Roadfoodies can come up with some others. Though not as old as any on the list, I'll nominate The Columbia (the original is in Ybor City in Tampa). Opened in 1905, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, and is still run by the family that started it. They now have several locations in Florida, and they serve the best Cuban/Spanish food I've ever eaten.


    Strong second on the Columbia!  Great choice!
    Another vote for the Columbia. I've lived all over Florida and it is in my top five of Cuban/Spanish restaurants.

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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 09:20:01 (permalink)
    I've been to Zum Franziskaner, the White Horse, and Rules. I think all 3 earned their spot on the list.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 12:03:27 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    I've been to La Tour d'Argent in Paris and it was without a doubt the most beautiful dining experience I've ever had.


    I went on my first trip to Paris in 1975.  Haven't been back since despite a number of trips simply because I do not want to interfere with the memory.

    I can understand that.  I'm always glad I lived there before McDonald's and the other nasty fast-food joints came to town.  The cuisine scene was truly Parisian.

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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 13:25:46 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    I've been to La Tour d'Argent in Paris and it was without a doubt the most beautiful dining experience I've ever had.


    I went on my first trip to Paris in 1975.  Haven't been back since despite a number of trips simply because I do not want to interfere with the memory.

    I can understand that.  I'm always glad I lived there before McDonald's and the other nasty fast-food joints came to town.  The cuisine scene was truly Parisian.
    I'm not so sure...rumor has it that you used to hang at the local Le Poussin-fil-a

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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 14:01:14 (permalink)
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    Keysey42

    I've been to Fraunces Tavern, which is excellent (or was when I visited in 1995). I think we Roadfoodies can come up with some others. Though not as old as any on the list, I'll nominate The Columbia (the original is in Ybor City in Tampa). Opened in 1905, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, and is still run by the family that started it. They now have several locations in Florida, and they serve the best Cuban/Spanish food I've ever eaten.


    Strong second on the Columbia!  Great choice!
    Another vote for the Columbia. I've lived all over Florida and it is in my top five of Cuban/Spanish restaurants.

    I've been there several times and yes, it's good. But if you only put it in your "Top 5" of Cuban/Spanish restaurants, it wouldn't make it in the "Top10" in the WORLD!  It would have to be THE BEST Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the WORLD to make the list and that it is not.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 15:03:52 (permalink)
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    lleechef

    I've been to La Tour d'Argent in Paris and it was without a doubt the most beautiful dining experience I've ever had.


    I went on my first trip to Paris in 1975.  Haven't been back since despite a number of trips simply because I do not want to interfere with the memory.

    I can understand that.  I'm always glad I lived there before McDonald's and the other nasty fast-food joints came to town.  The cuisine scene was truly Parisian.
    I'm not so sure...rumor has it that you used to hang at the local Le Poussin-fil-a

    Who told you THAT?  Must have been that smelly Frenchman, Pierre I used to hang with.  Damn snitch.  Merde!
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 15:04:21 (permalink)
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    Keysey42

    I've been to Fraunces Tavern, which is excellent (or was when I visited in 1995). I think we Roadfoodies can come up with some others. Though not as old as any on the list, I'll nominate The Columbia (the original is in Ybor City in Tampa). Opened in 1905, it's the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Florida, and is still run by the family that started it. They now have several locations in Florida, and they serve the best Cuban/Spanish food I've ever eaten.


    Strong second on the Columbia!  Great choice!
    Another vote for the Columbia. I've lived all over Florida and it is in my top five of Cuban/Spanish restaurants.

    I've been there several times and yes, it's good. But if you only put it in your "Top 5" of Cuban/Spanish restaurants, it wouldn't make it in the "Top10" in the WORLD!  It would have to be THE BEST Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the WORLD to make the list and that it is not.
    Excuse me....I MEANT top five in Florida. Just read my last sentence.

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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 15:51:41 (permalink)
    I've been to Fraunces Tavern and the White Horse Tavern
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/16 18:45:55 (permalink)
    Pretty cool information here 
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/17 16:21:53 (permalink)
    Wow, some of the ages of those restaurants is amazing.
     
    Not "historic" by the article's standards at all, but Biancke's in Cynthiana, Ky., is Roadfood and is very cool. In addition to having great food (especially burgers and pies) at great prices it has the class picture from each year of Cynthiana HS from about 1900 on hung on the walls.

    It opened in 1894.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/17 17:12:12 (permalink)
    I can certainly attest to Rules.  My husband and I try to dine there every time we're in London.  Most recently, it was for lunch on December 28.  It was nice being there when the restaurant was still decorated for Christmas, but after the pre-Christmas frenzy of office parties had died down.  The food was excellent -- especially the hazelnut torte which was a dessert special -- and the service superb. 
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/17 17:56:29 (permalink)
    Rumaki, I agree with you.  It is well worth going to and my favorite dining experience in London.  I have been to three other places on this list and the memory I treasure the most is at La Tour' Argent. 
     
    The owner treated us so nicely...........down to his spiel of ""Look, madam, I have turned the lights on just for you."  It believe it was the lights of the Notre Dame Cathedral being  turned on.  The whole evening was so incredible, that I made a reservation for my son and his new wife, for their honey moon in France.  Mr. Claude Trerrail gave my daughter in law the same line!
    Mr. Trarrail sent us a beautiful Christmas card each year  for well over 10 years.  I treasure them.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/18 09:54:11 (permalink)
    I went to the White Horse Tavern maybe a hundred times and nary a meal or drink as part of my duties as Newport's US Navy night shore patrol officer. A few times as a civilian.

    Rules looks familiar. I'll have to check my photos. I just don't remember the name.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/03/18 09:59:48 (permalink)
    We went to two of one of the oldest restaurants in the country within a month of each other....
    Last  month we visited the White Horse Tavern in Newport RI for lunch  and this past weekend on my birthday we went to to The Griswold Inn in Essex CT. Both meals were excellent.
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/05/20 08:35:55 (permalink)
    As, I am from San Francisco, there is large number of options to go for a party, drink and dinner. I always love Asian dishes and the flavor, so I prefer E&O for their delicious cuisine and creative cocktails. 
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/05/20 09:53:40 (permalink)
    Do we assign great historic value to a restaurant as a result of it cuisine, or rather due to some historic event(s) that happened in or near the location?
     
     
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    Re:10 Historic Restaurants Worth Visiting 2014/05/20 10:39:28 (permalink)
    Many of the places on this list are noted for their longevity.  Rules claims to be the oldest continuously operating restaurant in London.
     
    As I said, the food (especially the game birds and venison from their estate) is superb and the atmosphere is wonderful.  I've been going to Rules since the early 1980s.  It's had some changes over the years -- some worked, some didn't -- but overall, it's still my favorite dining spot in London.
     
    I like the venerable Simpsons-in-the-Strand, too (especially their wonderful Art Deco Knights Bar upstairs overlooking the Strand), where we've had some marvelous Christmas Eve dinners with friends, but for me, Rules rules!
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