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Freda's Caribbean & Soul Cuisine
Posted by TY on 01/07/2011
The food and pricing continues to be the stars at this local restaurant. Our party of 4 visited again last night for the 5th time and everything was the same, the food was very consistent flavorful and plentiful. Hot and authentic. Unfortunately the service was the same and not in a good way. They always seem to be occupied with unrelated things such as outside smoking a cigarette, talking on their cell and more concerned about deliveries than in house customers. They attempted to place our cutlery on a dirty table and never took our beverage orders. We helped ourselves from the cooler. The food was definitely the star of the evening, Fried Shrimp, Oxtails and Curried Goat were excellent. Mac & cheese was very good and the yams were too sweet, we were bouncing off the wall for several hours afterwards. The pricing was fantastic for a party of 4 full dinner in NYC. Frieda served our food and thanked us for coming again! Certainly the takeout service is superior to the in house. We recommend take out and in house if you have a strong dose of patience and time.
Posted by Rusty on 01/06/2011
On vacation from Sacramento, CA we stumbled onto Freda's and were not disappointed! With all the great food in NYC this little gem was a terrific find. The owners are hard-working and a pleasure to visit with. Needless to say we went back two more times during our short stay and will find our way there next time! :~d
Posted by Glenn M on 01/04/2011
My third time eating Freda's food, and the food was as good as ever! The selection is small, but everything they make is wonderful, with hefty portions for a very low price. The first two times I went into the restaurant, and like others, I've had difficulty getting delivery in the past. Tonight was different though - my order was taken cheerfully and professionally, and the food arrived hot and delicious in a reasoable period of time. Give this great neighborhood place a try!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2011
Way more reasonable then other neighborhood Caribbean restaurants. And the food tastes great. Hefty portions.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/15/2010
Freda's Caribbean & Soul Cuisine is New York City's best kept secret in terms of Caribbean Cuisine. The food, atmosphere and prices are it's greatest value.
Posted by mia on 12/05/2010
From the sirvice to the food, freda's is amazing. The only thing that upsets me is that whenever I call, from 3:00 in the morning, to 6:00 in the night, they don't deliver.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/24/2010
As a person who loves to support local businesses I try to be as positive as possible and give tons of leeway however, having experienced Freda's for take-out, dine in and pick-up I have to be very honest and say that the food is brilliant, but the service continues to be abysmal. For dine in they often take forever to just do the simple things like get you a menu, water and take your order. For pick-up, even if you take your sweet time getting there the food is often not ready and you still have to wait. For delivery as others have noted it is hit or miss sometimes they do sometimes they don't and that really is a bummer. I do hope that they stay in business because the food is actually the real star here. Truthfully though as great as the food is if they do not get some better staff and get themselves organized the restaurant will fail. I know it is family run but this is one family that really should leave the running of the place to someone else and stick to producing the excellent cuisine. My 2 cents.