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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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buenos aires
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went on sunday, for a late brunch. It was full but after 10 minutes wait, we were seated. dishes and drinks were excellent, nice place!

Thank MusiBuenosAires
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years ago I went to Freemans for nice romantic dinner this time I’ve returned for some breakfast experience. Breakfast was amazing, tasty and healthy. Eggs were so tasty as I almost ate the plate by accident. Ginger ice tea was pleasantly spicy. Interior is inspiring as always. This is what I expected from Freemans. This is why I go... More 

Thank KasparZ
Sao Paulo, SP
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224 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little pearl we found by chance at the end of this little alley. It serves the most amazing entrée - an artichoke dip - and has excellent burgers, too. Don't miss it! The decoration is also amazing.

Thank Ana K
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a delightful place to enjoy a cocktail after a long day's walking in NYC. It is quite hidden from the beaten track, at the end of what in the dark, seemed an unwelcoming ( or atmospheric) alley - graffiti covered walls and camouflaged doors to discrete apartments. The outside of the restaurant is welcoming with plants, inside they... More 

Thank Yvette M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last week as our pre-race marathon meal and good lord, I am still thinking... dreaming... of the baked cheese and bread. A bit risky to consume dairy before a mega run, but such was the risk I was willing to take! The staff were busy but not rude (NYC kinda polite?) and decor is cosy. It reminded me... More 

Thank Lara R
New York City, New York
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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Freemans has an eclectic feel to it with animal busts on the walls, old style wood tables and chairs and lots of seating nooks. The feeling is of a cosy hideaway. The brunch menu has a bit of everything for everyone, the bloody marys are good - especially the bloody maria with the jalapeño tequila. Staff were friendly, service... More 

Thank voyage_in_design
Toronto, Canada
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339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came here years ago for drinks and appetizers, but didn't really appreciate this place! Staying in the area this time, we came here for brunch and really loved the food, ambiance and vibe. Tucked into Freeman's alley, this eclectic restaurant is very Instagrammable - so many cute nooks and interesting displays. We loved their brunch. I had the eggs... More 

Thank Megan M
Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If it is rainy or cold... beware that there is NO place to wait inside... if you are sitting just inside the door, it is constantly open and cold! However, the restaurant is a cozy setting off the street and the food is fabulous! Roasted pork sandwich is fabulous as is the breakfast biscuit sandwich! It is definitely worth the... More 

Thank lroste
Gothenburg, Sweden
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99 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A small and cosy but yet so busy little restaurant hidden in the end of Freeman Alley (cross-street from Rivington St.) Atmosphere as well as drinks and food were outstanding. Had their artichoke dip fas a starter and later on their vegetarian dish and chicken as entrée - both very tasty and well presented on the plate. Highly recommended!

Thank Ellinor E
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Great place when you want to be able to actually hear the people you're with. Warm atmosphere and excellent customer service.

Thank Dana C

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?