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  • American (Traditional), Gastropub, Cocktails
  • 8 Rivington St End of Freeman Alley, New York NY10002 40.721468 -73.992866
  • (Btwn Bowery & Chrystie St)
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  • (212) 420-0012
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User Ratings (Based on 51 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 3.4
Service 3.0 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 420-0012
(212) 420-0053
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm Dinner Daily: 6pm-11:30pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, People Watching, Trendy, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Freemans

    Posted by T Bone on 04/18/2009

    A True Hidden Gem on the LES...

    I just wish It was closer to Chelsea - great decor and all that goes with it. Try the Chicken entree and artichoke dip as a starter... YUMMM

  • Freemans

    Posted by Haterater on 03/23/2009

    Fashion over function

    I've gone to this place since the beginning (since I live in the hood) and the service is just getting worse and worse. The people-watching is good, the atmosphere is cool, but the food is just OK. The Devils On Horseback app is worth checking out but nothin' to write home about. Oh and besides the Hot Toddy, the cocktails aren't that good for some reason.

  • Freemans

    Posted by anonymous on 03/06/2009

    Good food but not worth the long wait

    Waited 2.5 hours to be seated, which is fine, but the service was not good. The hostess was beyond rude. The atmosphere is great, better than the food but then again maybe I would have enjoyed the food more if I had been appreciating the rest of the experience and had not had to wait 2+ hours for a table. That being said the beer garden opposite the street is a great place to pass time while waiting for your table as the bar at Freemans is small and cramped.

  • Freemans

    Posted by Lizzie on 12/23/2008

    Scrumptious Clever Food

    This place is not new but it still delivers a surprise. The warm beverages are unusually good (how many places in NY serve a hot toddy??) and the food is fabulous. The devils on horseback are some of the best I have ever had (outdoing even the Spotted Pig), the quail was cooked well and spicefully seasoned. The rabbit entree was truly a work of art both visually and tastefully. Desserts (bananas foster and brownie) lacked the pizazz of the rest of the meal. The hostess was a little rude, but the location and food made up for it. Great place to impress a date with your insider knowledge of New York.

  • Freemans

    Posted by Sasha on 12/11/2008

    Turn down the volume

    Am from London UK and a friend took me there for a Sunday breakfast. Clearly very popular as was incredibly crowded. Food was good especially the artichoke dip. The only thing that put me off was the noise level and the incredibly loud music at 11am! Not sure I understand why the volume was put so high, it is already difficult to hear yourself and your partner's given the number of people sitting in a relatively confined space. Will definitely go back to try some other stuff from the impressive menu but will look for a quiter time if there is any.

  • Freemans

    Posted by nyc113 on 11/17/2008


    Had dinner here on Saturday night. Despite the expected 2 hour wait and snotty hostess, the experience was great. The artichoke dip is a must-try, and the entrees were amazing as well. The real highlight of the night was the to die for dessert! Definitely save room for it!

  • Freemans

    Posted by TripleJ on 08/01/2008

    Hipster heaven

    Went for a friends party the other night. Sat in the private froom in back. That was great, it felt like a room in some big house in New England or something. The food and wine were good. Not stellar but good. The servers are all hipster types. The host was kind of spaced out and off putting. However once we were seated it was a very nice time. This is definitely a "cool" place to bring somone from out of town you want to impress. Very hip. Hipness and atmosphere are the main selling points of this place.

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