Though the original building was demolished in 1854, this replica is a fun place to get a taste of the past. Paul Revere, John Adams, and George Washington all downed mead and vittles at the City Tavern. The design is Colonial, the servers wear historically correct costumes, and the menu offers respectable versions of pepperpot soup, Martha Washington's turkey potpie, and prime rib rubbed with 18th-century herbs and served with a right proper Yorkshire pancake. Another bonus: local beer, made according to Jefferson's and Washington's specifications. German-born chef-owner Walter Staib specializes in Black Forest fare, so expect excellent specials involving spaetzle and schnitzel. The restaurant stays open on holidays, and feels especially festive on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010