Freemans

Address: End of Freeman Avenue near Rivington, Lower East Side, New York City, 10002, United States
Telephone: 212-420-0012

- Mid-range

3

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
3
90%
Service
2.5
90%
Food and drink
3
90%
Value for money
3
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
3.5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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