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Freemans Restaurant

191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261
+1 212-420-0012
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (66 reviews)
“artichoke dip” (60 reviews)
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191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had lunch here - what a cool place. It is down a little alley - Freeman Alley. Two floors, plenty of space. Bohemian type of decorations that look very cool. Food is also wonderful and waitstaff very friendly. Great comfort food menu

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to come to freeman’s by a friend and they didn’t disappoint. We went a little nuts and had a couple of lovely cocktails, eggs florentine, French toast and tater tots! This was simply the best way to start our break!

Thank Luke G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely decorated yes, the place is really great and nice to discover....but forget the brunch, ooos what brunch by the way?special card called brunch os given, showing plates, appetizers but for brunch? 21$ for an english breakfast with dried, dusty and untasty bacon, dry scrambled...More

Thank Gatien G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freeman’s feels like a travel back in time in terms of the decor and the atmosphere. Food was very good as was the service. The place is hidden in an alley so you don’t stumble onto it by accident - you need to want to...More

Thank orrdin
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We very much loved the atmosphere of this place! Wonderful deco, nice vibes. As a starter we had the artichoke dip which was amazing (although rich so you can easily share). Our main courses we found good, though nothing too special. Freemans nevertheless will remain...More

Thank Globetrotter_ap
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

There were six of us and we tried a cross section of the menu. Food was good. Service was decent. Menu selection is varied enough for most. Very busy place. Service could have been a bit better for the price point. Cocktails were good. Grungy...More

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Visited on Sunday for cocktails. Loved the setting and feel of this place. The artichoke dip is lovely, big surprise since I wouldn’t normally eat that. Great service. Would definitely visit again if in NYC.

1  Thank AmyT44
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The first night in New York is always a special time - exciting and fun, so I chose Freemans as an initial pit stop. For me the real star of the show is the mixologist maestro behind the bar as you first enter the restaurant....More

Thank WC19
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place in Bowery. Good cousin and gentle waiters. One of the best hamburgers in town (you can eat it just for lunch). Medium price.

Thank Marziomartel
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We have tried Freemans after the turist guide raccomandation. Nice! The restaurant is at the end of street close to the New Museum. It offers dishes well cooked and fresh. The cesar salad is without chicken, you have to add for 5 dollars The prices...More

Thank Riccardo N
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17 January 2018|
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Response from Elaine C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I'd go, (or if they'd do that), for just coffee and cake.
4 October 2015|
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Response from odaraia | Reviewed this property |
Freemans makes food to order. While it's unlikely to have gluten-free bread, I think the cooks will try to accommodate dietary needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261
    (Rivington between Chrystie and Bowery)
  • Public Transportation: F/V to Lower East Side/ 2nd Avenue, J/M/Z to Bowery and 6 to Spring.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-420-0012
  • E-mail
Located in Lower East Side of Manhattan Freemans offers a rugged and clandestine respite in a Colonial American Tavern setting. The cuisine is early American: simple, rustic and inspired by Old World traditions. Freemans is well known for beautiful artisanal cocktails and warm service.
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