This is the oldest restaurant in America, which alone makes it worth a visit. The place has been in business since 1826. But you go here for the novelty. The food is hit or miss. Some like the clam chowder, some don't. The most consistently good menu items are raw (the oysters are definitely above average). And it's a bit overpriced. But, if you're into old world aesthetics, there's few better places to eat in the US. And there's a booth still here that JFK used to frequently sit at.