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Freemans Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261 (Rivington between Chrystie and Bowery)
+1 212-420-0012
10:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:30
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an excellent and suitably quirky place to have after dinner drinks- the cocktails were excellent, the bar tender ascetically pleasing as were the other patrons- all in an environment that can only be described as "Antler Chic" I will return

Thank peter w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went at Freemans two times and both were a great experience. The atmosphere is very nice, service excellent and the food is great.

Thank WorldTravelerQC
Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service great. If you're calorie counting, I'm not sure this is your place - I must have eaten 8K calories worth of food, because there wasn't a bad dish served.

Thank TheHealthyTraveler
Davis, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! looks like an old world tavern. The cocktails were fantastic and the mussel I had a dream! Can't wait to go back.

Thank sme32283
Brisbane, Australia
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch. It was busy so we ended up with perhaps the worse table in the restaurant. There was little lighting in the restaurant which was designed to hide the setting. Service was slow with the waitress showing little interest. However the food seemed to appear without too much delay. The waiter was asked for some sauce... More 

Thank CharlieG_10
New York
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is down an alley and reminded me of little of the out of the way restaurants from a recent visit to Australia. The food was good. Our server was very friendly and competent. Nothing super special -- wouldn't go out of my way to go there again, but might take some visitors there because it was different from... More 

Thank MaBell49
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 

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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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