We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Freemans Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
191 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002-1261 (Rivington between Chrystie and Bowery)
+1 212-420-0012
11:00 - 23:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

494 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 380: English reviews
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found this place completely by accident when photographing NY street art, I wandered down an alley following the art and spotted some fairy lights round a door at the end of the alley and I felt like Alice in Wanderland as I opened the door. The place was packed and buzzing with Sunday brunchers, irresistible! I sat at one... More 

Thank Lin W
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had brunch here on 3.12 and dined with 3 others. This place was so cute! It is down a little alley, which can be off-putting, but it's worth straying "off the beaten path" for. Once you're inside, it's hard to think you're not out in the country. The food did not disappoint. I loved the menu - it was straight... More 

Thank Froogie
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner on our first night in NYC. Parts of the building are quite old by New York standards and the extensions have been decorated to blend in to the theme. Quite dark inside (which is clearly the trend in NY bars/ restaurant we visited). Service was quick and friendly. We had devils on horseback and cheddar toasts... More 

Thank WoodsandWater
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for brunch with my girlfriend and sister on a Sunday. Really great service and drinks. We ordered the artichoke dip as appetizers and a variety of entrees. It is in a small little alley with cute artwork. Ambiance in the restaurant is really cute and made the experience a lot more enjoyable than expected.

Thank BklynChang
Level Contributor
68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
188 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

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

Travellers who viewed Freemans Restaurant also viewed

New York City, NY

Been to Freemans Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Freemans Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Thatcham, United Kingdom

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Freemans Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?