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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!
Posted by TripleJ on 08/01/2008
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/18/2008
Went here with friends last night and we loved the drinks, food and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the service was bad. We had to flag down the staff the whole night and the waiter had a 'tude. We will be back! I would recommend the French 75 cocktail (gin, lemon juice and champagne), it was wonderful!
Posted by Ed Hardy on 05/30/2008
I cannot believe this place is as packed as it is. I read a review here that said the entrees were unique! Yeah, real unique, roasted chicken, spare ribs, roasted (tasteless) halibut and mac and cheese...Very Unique! The waiter was dismissive and their idea of seasoning is apparently salt and nothing else. My salty halibut was in a slurry of peas, salty ham bits and frozen cubed potatoes. And i woke up in the middle of the night with the worst gas i have ever had in my life. Absolutely NOT worth your money or your time. Oh and the decor was okay but the noise level enabled me to follow our neighbors conversation better than my date's. Severely disappointing!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2008
This is a great place to take your visitors from out of town. They'll be wide-eyed with the unique location and the charming interior. They'll also find the brusque service quaintly "New York." All this may eclipse the lackluster food and tables packed with B&T's best, and possibly make the entree prices justifiable. Maybe. This place has fallen a long way from a few years ago, when a dining experience here was something to relish. Now? Not so much.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2008
Basically I and a friend came in early for drinks and dinner and it started with the bartender.. no it started with the Maitre'd. The energy was cold and unbothered, same with the bartender when I asked about a few different wines on the menu. Once seated the waiter came to the table and said "What are you having?" Now this may be an acceptable diner greeting however I thought that a place with $17 and up entrees would have a bit more class. I really think the place is too busy for it's own good and now the staff thinks its a given that their large gratuties and good fortune will continue. Good food or not I won't be back down that alley.
Posted by great food - poor attitudes on 03/06/2008
I've been to Freemans over ten times in the past two years. The food has been consistently great. The poor attitude served with the food has increased exponentially with each return visit. The servers and hosts need to be replaced by professionals. Needless to say I will not be going back.