Fodor's Expert Review Freemans

$$$ Lower East Side American Fodor's Choice

It was Freemans that brought taxidermy, ironic tchotchkes, and lodge-ish dishes like hunters stew, potted pork, and grilled trout to the restaurant scene in 2004 (inspiring many imitators), along with an equally inspired cocktail menu. Down a little-used alleyway on the Lower East Side, this cozy spot continues to draw crowds for its trendy renditions (quinoa linguine, anyone?) of hearty American food and delicious beverages. Expect lines for weekend brunch.

American Trendy Trendy Lunch Dinner Brunch Fodor's Choice $$$

Quick Facts

End of Freeman Alley
New York, New York  10002, USA


Known For:
  • Being perpetually hip
  • Taxidermy decor
  • Excellent cocktails

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