New York’s Oldest Restaurant Is In The Hudson Valley
New York has a great food history, and the state's oldest restaurant is local.
The '76 House is in Tappan, New York. It's part of Rockland County. Delish reports that it still stands and operates in the original place it was built 300 years ago. What was once a meeting spot for George Washington during the Revolutionary War has now become a hotspot for dining and entertainment.
Trip Advisor describes The '76 House as an American brewpub and bar. An image posted by a Trip Advisor reviewer from the restaurant says it was built in 1686 and expanded in 1755 to accommodate the stagecoach travelers.
The '76 House is now a national landmark. The landmark sign outside the building reads 'Where Major John Andre, British Spy, Plotter With Arnold, To Deliver West Point, Was Confined Before His Execution'. Meaning this is where the spy who plotted with Benedict Arnold against the former colonies, was held during his arrest. Daniel Webster referred to the tavern as 'The Headquarters For The Revolution'.