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Freemans Restaurant

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191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261 (Rivington between Chrystie and Bowery)
+1 212-420-0012
11:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Freemans's brunch is pretty exciting. The menu may be small, but the choices pack a punch and there are a good number of healthy options as well. The pancakes are definitely a winner, while the omelettes are also delicious. Even the thick cut bacon and sausage links were surprisingly good sides.

Thank Tunaidi
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With great expectations we went on Christmas Eve to have a nice dinner with the family. The first impression like the entrance, the rooms and even the menu seemed very nice. However, looking at the prices, above all of the wines (the cheapest was a Lambrusco for 12 dollars a glass) made us already doubt about how it would be.... More 

Thank elartedecomer
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in Soho. Clearly popular even on a Turs. night. I had the roasted squash soup, delicious. I would skip the mussels with crusty French bread---way over done. Came in without a reservation so our seating was in the bar area so it was really loud! There's a much quitter space in the back--insist on being sat there otherwise you'll... More 

Thank Nancy64houston
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally planned to dine at a different restaurant but when we found out the wait was too long, we went to Freemans instead. We had cocktails at the bar while they set our table and within minutes, we were seated. The alleyway entrance was very unique and eccentric. Inside, the ambiance was rustic, cozy and charming. The menu is... More 

Thank luv2trvl09NY
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really like the atmosphere, the decor and then food! Really popular and can be crowded but still perfect for booze brunch in the city! Love it!

Thank FrankandRose_MTL
new jersey
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had brunch here before visiting the New Museum around the corner. The alley location is so cool. How many alleys are there in Manhattan? It was crowded but the wait was quite short. The place is quite large with several dining rooms and two floors. Service was friendly and efficient. Had the poached eggs with cheese grits and creamed... More 

Thank schmutaki
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone suggested that this is the place not to be missed... kinda, maybe, not really... sure the chips were like heaven but massively let down by no non dairy options for your coffee, being my first coffee of the day it certainly set the wrong tone. Considering it was an alternative and hip venue, surely they could have some long... More 

Thank Gregz76
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little difficult to find, but that was part of the charm, as it turned out. Interesting decor, comfortable and unique. We went for brunch, a party of six with two small children. They had the perfect table for us and the service, despite our larger party, was wonderful, as was the food. Would not hesitate to return.

Thank Keith B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This place is awesome! Super cool laid back atmosphere, really interesting and delicious menu, friendly and excellent service. No reservations accepted, so be prepared to wait. It's worth it!

Thank Lynn N
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Freeman's is a hidden treasure, our new favorite in NYC! The menu, food, service and ambiance are terrific. We can't wait to go back. If you haven't been, put Freeman's at the top of your list. Great wines, intimate/friendly setting, personable & professional waiters plus outstanding food make this a truly special place.

Thank Joe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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
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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