Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

4.7
181 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are accepting reservations for INDOOR dining for parties up to 10 people. We always accept walk-in's.

Jack's Wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking and classic cocktails in understated digs.

We serve an all day menu 7 days a week.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 181 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was the best and food was incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Super unsafe covid set up - indoor dining is not at all safe there.

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Logan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was awesome aside from the temp in the restaurant! Couldn't take our jackets off - freezing the whole time.

Other than that minor complaint, food was delicious, drinks were delicious, and the service was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great!!

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TrishaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food/drink, great ambience! Very romantic mood with flowers and a candle lit table (inside) with dim lights. Service was great, mentioned our time constraint and they were great with getting us food/drinks in a timely manner.

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noushin
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service & wonderful safety precautions taken. it was very quiet and food was delicious :)

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Me and my friends were really exited to try out Jack's Wife Freda, which we've heard a lot about. Unfortunately the noise level was unbearable and we couldn't have a conversation without screaming to each other. This is the reason why I wouldn't come back, I felt stressed and just wanted to get out of there. The food was pretty good and the staff was super nice, so it's a shame that the noise ruins it all.

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vipElsa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place, good food. Portions are on the smaller side. Tables are very close to each other and the noise level is very high, so somewhat hard to have a proper conversation (during lunch).

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AdamS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

small portions served in lunch style bowls. The Pjmms cup and the Bootsy Collins were far to sugary. The Margarita was good.

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vipOceanStar9
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual department lunch table of 9. Everything was so easy and on time. Food was delicious, but we new that from past experience in smaller groups. Definitely will return!

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jnan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming family friendly place. Good drinks and delicious food. Will visit again!

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vipTennisgal
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The manager (captain) was great, helpful and friendly. We sat at the bar, where the bartender never made eye contact with us. We sat for a good 10 minutes before he even looked at us. Yes, he was busy, but we're used to busy bartenders saying, "Be with you in a minute!" or something to at least acknowledge us. There are only 8 seats at the bar at a very small restaurant, so it's not like this is a huge place. We definitely got the vibe from the bartender that he was too cool to be bothered. We ended up flagging down the nice manager and ordering from him. (He would then relay it to the bartender, which makes it funny that the bartender couldn't just take 2 minutes to ask us.) It's a shame, because the food was good. We've lived in the West Village for years and see this attitude growing in some spots in our hood.

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leong
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good as was the waiter. The restaurant was crowded, cramped and noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice take in Mediterranean food with an American flare.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very loud but loved our server Laura

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vipVicH
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and the food was delicious. A little hectic getting everyone seated (there were 10 of us) worth the wait. The service was personable, warm and helpful. Food portions are on the smaller side (compared to other nyc restaurants) however we all still felt a nice level of full. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The West Village location was super convenient for us that included family locals and visitors. There were 8 adults and 2 kids, one who was loud and not cooperating. However, despite the din we made, the staff was super attentive, friendly, resourceful and gracious with children and adults. Each of our entrees was delicious (I had salmon and warm kale that was excellent) and good portions of thickly cut, yummy French fries with each order. We sat together at a long table they had ready for us and were quite comfortable. I always recommend Jack’s Wife Freida for brunch but it is so much more!

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vipMiguel
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Jack's Wife Freda but this time was more than great service and the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a reservation but the table wasn’t ready for 15 minutes after our the reserved time. Once we were seated, the service and food were great!

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vipabigailk
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited with a three year old and the staff could not have been kinder, offering crayons and other activities and a great kids menu. Adults, order some green sauce on the side and get the zucchini chips

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vipJanM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We enjoyed our meal at Jack’s wife. The service and the management could not have been more lovely. Food was delicious. But the place is just too loud

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vipJaneR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal at JWF. The hostess was extremely nice. We were heading to a show and they got our food out for a group of 7 very quickly. I love Jack's for breakfast, but it was nice having an early dinner there. I had the lamb which was perfectly cooked and the right portion size. It was quiet, but it was also only 5:30 PM. I have been in there when it is bustling, but even then it is not overly loud.

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alsato
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small local bistro with good food n service

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LisaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really liked food and welcoming atmosphere. It was just VERY loud. If you’re prepared for that, it’s all good.

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vipCarlosG
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great different food, order any kind of eggs

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ChaseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated by 20 person group and were incredibly kind and easy to work with throughout the entire experience. Of course the food is always amazing at Jack's, but bringing a group that large was a new experience for me there, and it couldn't have been executed better!

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vipBrady
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience2

I had a great time, but it was SO loud. I couldn't enjoy the food or the company I was with.

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Gramaley
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Jack’s Wife Freda! Such a welcoming and relaxed vibe. Food is wonderful and lots of great choices. Highly recommend!

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HughBareiss
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a big group and they were very welcoming. Food was tasty and didn’t bust the bank. Would go back.

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BeckyO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were stellar, the only detraction was the noise, like most smaller restaurants in NYC, it gets a bit loud. But overall a great dinner, glad they accept group reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Good service, good food, ok prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing appetizers and the most delicious chicken kabob ever! Fabulous place to celebrate a birthday!

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Siwow
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food! Needed a table for a party of 15 a few days in advance and was able to get reservations. Service was great and made the whole experience very easy

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viparctk2011tj
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The drinks left more to desire....serving a mimosa in a coupe glass and all drinks seemed to be poured lightly despite the cheapest cocktail being somewhere around $15. There's not bottomless brunch here.

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ShelleyW
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for our group to have Brunch. The food was delish. The staff were welcoming and friendly, and the noise level was perfect for conversation. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal !!

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HikingFoodie
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Great atmosphere and delicious food for a decent price.

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imct
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The noise level was totally unacceptable. 89 dB measured (iPhone app). Impossible to have any meaningful conversation. The noise made you want to just eat as quickly as possible and get out of there. It was a busy Sunday brunch, so some noise is under stable, but this much isn’t. Food is great and staff is awesome, but that won’t make up for the fact that you pay for an unpleasant experience to risk going deaf.

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ElizabethM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, even better food. Great for brunch or lunch!

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JoshuaP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Really love the food and vibe. Great service. Awesome food. Really great spot!

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street is rated 4.7 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.