Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

4.7
296 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are accepting reservations at this location. We currently have indoor and outdoor dining! We always accept walk-in's. Please be mindful of the limited space--reservations will be held for 15 minutes past their scheduled reserved time, if you are running late please give us a call.

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 296 people are saying
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4.6
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vipRossR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite brunch spot. Look forward to dining here again when we visit NYC. Our server was fantastic!

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ABM9
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience and very attentive and friendly staff.

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Goodtimes
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, friendly casual staff. Had a great time!

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vipCarolV
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delish, non traditional breakfasts, hearty vegetarian and non meat based options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, very cosy and lovely food and staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem! The cantaloupe mimosa is so yummy! And the food is very tasty!

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vipGraceK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for dinner. Burger was fantastic however the chicken sandwich was so so. Thin strips of chicken were a little dry and there was not enough aioli on sandwich to help. The ambiance was upbeat and lighting was bright.

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Midasfood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food was bland and not good value for the price, the waiters kept forgetting which table ordered what

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RaymondL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was really cold as we were seated by the door, we would’ve stayed longer if it wasn’t so cold. everything was great besides that. They should have one of those plastic shacks like other restaurants so that the cold air isn’t blowing directly into the restaurant

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JasonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Fantastic food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great and all the staff was super friendly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and overall meal. Thanks!

RC
RachelC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience and the food was excellent, so was the music and the service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

All in good experience, the duck sandwich is superb!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. Staff was attentive and amazing. The food was beyond great. Every dish and drink we ordered was so good. I’ve been before to a different location but this location is the best! Brought some out of town guests here and it did not disappoint. 100% recommend!

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Lesliel
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, happy and friendly. Tables were not too close to each other and music not too loud.. I was there for dinner on a rainy Monday evening though. My only suggestion would be to add more chicken and fish or even meat options to the appetizer menu and even the main entree. Some people like me like to eat enough protein in all their dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Always a treat to come back here. Hope to dine here again soon.

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Chrissy
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good, service was good, overall a good experience except for the portions being small in comparison to the price.

KT
KellyandTed
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast sandwich ever! The Madame Freda is so good: pressed duck prosciutto, cheddar béchamel, gruyère and a sunny side up egg.

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vipmorganm
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Lovely all the way around!

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2glasses
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and accommodating. Definitely will return based off of the staff and excellent food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so attentive and patient with our large party. Thank you so much for the wonderful service, JWF Carmine St will always be a favorite!!

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Coconnell
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best servers I have had in a long time- incredibly attentive to our needs, very knowledgeable and able to help me navigate my dietary restrictions with ease. Wonderful time overall and I will definitely be back!

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vipWestVillagers
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and attentive service!

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Joules
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great fun lively atmosphere but LOUD. Service staff was very attentive. Cocktails are excellent, especially the Green Dean.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, great cocktails and atmosphere! Helpful & polite staff.

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Ari2021
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was average for the price, service was clearly understaffed. Wrong food orders were brought to us, cold coffee that was stale from the morning, forgetting our sodas. Not the best

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KimberlyC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but I wish they would be a little more flexible with the menu. I wanted egg whites and was told no.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best service ever!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended breakfast was fabulous

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Corley
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a casual dinner with friends to catch up over ambient lighting and delicious drinks.

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JoyceO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great Breakfast spot, , cute with good food (though I might suggest gluten free bread option), but UNBELIEVEABLY NOISY. You cannot hear what your tablemate is saying! YOU HAVE TO SHOUT!

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mlc91
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great vibes and good menu for a casual brunch, lunch, or dinner. Food felt light and fresh with plenty of options to meet anyone’s needs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food was great. Better than the service over in SoHo location!

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DaveP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Food is delicious. We sat outside in 40 degree weather and the heaters made it super comfortable and the people watching on Carmine is great. Staff was very attentive. Prices are reasonable... really this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We waited 30 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! A little loud when sitting inside as there were other big parties seated as well, but to be expected on a buzzing Saturday night! .

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vipBakertaitague
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were a little disappointed by the food and service quality but hope it was just an odd day and will give it a go again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never cried while eating a meal until now

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VirginiaW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint restaurant with fantastic food and excellent service.

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street is rated 4.7 stars by 296 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.