Freemans

Price guide: Mid-range

End of Freeman Avenue near Rivington, Lower East Side, New York City, New York, 10002

Price guide: Mid-range

Freemans

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#78 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3
3.0
Ambience:
4
4.0
Service:
2.5
2.5
Location:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
3
3.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Trendiness

Expert review of Freemans

This hip hangout epitomizes the Lower East Side food scene.

With its kitschy décor (think taxidermy), great bar scene and American comfort food this small restaurant is always packed with downtown hipsters.

Food and drink: 

The old school cocktail list and fun atmosphere trumps the food as far am I concerned but I still like their deviled eggs and delicious salads like bitter greens with shaved egg and bacon vinaigrette.

Ambience: 

At night the wood-paneled bar is crammed with fashionable types from all over the city looking for a table but during the day it feels like a neighborhood haunt.

Service: 

Very uneven - I have had lovely meals with attentive servers and other times rude officious waiters have almost ruined the experience.

Location: 

Finding this little alley off Rivington Street is part of the fun. The street feels plucked out of London or Paris.

Price advice: 

Things can add up quickly despite relatively reasonable entrees. 

Tables to book: 

With the no-reservations policy you’ll want to come at off-peak unless you are prepared to wait.

More information on Freemans:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
American
Address:
End of Freeman Avenue near Rivington, Lower East Side, New York City, New York, 10002
Telephone:
212-420-0012
Website:
http://www.freemansrestaurant.com
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 6pm-11.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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