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City Beat News is pleased to announce OLD 76 HOUSE earned a 5 star rating and the 2017 Spectrum Award.

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Is ’76 House In Tappan Haunted?
Orangetown Daily Voice, October 3, 2016
The ’76 House in Tappan is a popular brunch spot but also a national landmark. Nicknamed “Andre’s Prison,” British spy Major John Andre, who conspired with Benedict Arnold, was jailed there before his hanging. But according to some the restaurant may also be haunted. “Most definitely,” enthused Josh Taylor of Ghost Hunts USA.   Read more…

Unearthing the 76 House’s Ghost
Something spooky may be going on at Tappan’s oldest eatery
lohud The Journal News, May 17, 2016
Robert Norden hears things go bump in the night at the ’76 House. “I’m still trying to be a skeptic,” said Norden, the restaurant’s owner. “But I’m failing at being a skeptic.”In the 30 years since Norden took over ownership, he’s seen a preponderance of evidence — from staff, customers and paranormal experts alike — that the hamlet eatery might be housing some guests of the ghostly variety, despite whatever healthy skepticism he harbors.   Read more…

Tappan’s ’76 House has been setting the dining standard for 300 years
Rivertown, November 2015
As “tavernkeeper” Robert Norden puts it, “Our concept has always been to do exactly the same thing the ‘76 was built to do three centuries ago and that is to provide a comfortable, beautiful space in which to enjoy what our contemporaries enjoy”.  Read more

Restaurants We Love: The ’76 House, Tappan
lohud The Journal News, May 27, 2015
Built in 1668, The ’76 House is America’s oldest bar and restaurant. It offers New American fare, live music and a dose of Revolutionary War history within its walls.  Read more…

Exploring the Oldest Bar in America
The Huffington Post, 9/03/13
We’re often asked where the oldest bar in America is found.
The oldest bar in America is actually just north of New York City in the small town of Tappan, New York, and it’s called the Old ’76 House (sometimes just ’76 House). It doesn’t look like much: a small, stone building sporting a number of chimneys and just down the street from the Reformed Church of Tappan, another old structure important in its own ways. But though modest looking, the place is incredibly rich in history. Read more…

5 Bars Founded Before the United States
The Huffington Post, 6/22/13
“This place is a must visit, not just for the history and excellent food, but also because part of the actual bar is still original. You can literally sit and drink at the same exact bar that George Washington once tipped back a few drinks of his own.”   Read more

10 of America’s Oldest Eateries
Serving hearty fare and history for 150 years or more by Marti Attoun, Contributing Editor
From Yankee Pot Roast to oysters Rockefeller, the entrees come with heaping sides of history at some of America’s oldest eateries. These 10 taverns, inns and restaurants have been serving hearty fare for at least 150 years.  Read more…

The 76 House – Fabulous 21st century food in a 300-year-old tavern
You’re in for a surprise when you come to the 76 House in Tappan.  This wonderful old building is an authentic American treasure; a 300 year old tavern in pristine condition.  It is listed as a National Landmark and it is the oldest existing house in Rockland County.  Unlike most historic sites, however, the 76 House is first and foremost, a fine dining establishment. read more…

An Oral History of The '76 House

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The '76 House

110 Main Street
Tappan, NY  10978
Phone: 845.359.5476


Sunday: Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Thursday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: Lunch 11:30am - 3:00pm, Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm