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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.
Posted by gingin on 03/01/2008
I went here twice and both times the main dishes were way too salty! Is anyone in that kitchen tasting their cooking before the dishes come out? The cod might as well have been bakala. The venison stew was inedible. The meat was dry and sandy with a sauce that had an overpowering bitter after taste. The appetizers were their saving grace. Try the Housemade Wild Boar Terrine and Huckleberry Jam. The mac and cheese was fine as well. If you like truffles, that's their secret to keeping it all together. Seems like they put it in everything. Perhaps, if I somehow end up here a 3rd time their seasoning will be on point.
Posted by s.s.doolittle on 02/24/2008
two words- Hipster's Paradise. the close to hour and a half wait was worth it. the decor is almost ridiculous, but somehow works. the staff is attractive and pleasant. i suggest the Hot Artichoke Dip and the Seared Filet Mignon. both were amazing. we also tried the Three Cheese Macaroni and that we could have done without. it's a very low-key spot. at least check it out to say that you've been.