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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 52 reviews)

3.5115
Food 3.5 Value 3.4
Service 3.1 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 420-0012
Fax:
fax
(212) 420-0053
Website:
www.freemansrestaurant.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Hours:
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11am-4pm Dinner Daily: 6pm-11:30pm Brunch Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, People Watching, Trendy, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • 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.

  • Freemans

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/18/2008

    Fun Night!

    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!

  • Freemans

    Posted by Ed Hardy on 05/30/2008

    Don't Pass the Salt

    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!

  • Freemans

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/19/2008

    Bridge and Tunnel

    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.

  • Freemans

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/11/2008

    Don't Tip for the poor Service They Serve

    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.

  • Freemans

    Posted by great food - poor attitudes on 03/06/2008

    Ex return customer

    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.

  • Freemans

    Posted by gingin on 03/01/2008

    Regulate the salt please

    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.

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