Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street
WALK-INS OF ALL PARTY SIZES ARE ENCOURAGED AT ANY TIME.
WE ACCEPT LIMITED RESERVATIONS FOR PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Jack's wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking & classic cocktails in understated digs. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week. Long hours, deep sense of hospitality, playful sense of humor and reasonable prices. Revising familiar twists on everyday food.
Husband-and-wife owners have drawn on their New York restaurant backgrounds and their family histories to bring appealing new flavor to an urban archetype.Together, they’ve created a hospitable hangout with the understated style and savvy all-day service, infused with their warm, welcoming personalities and foods that remind them of home.
If you were going to give the cuisine a long and unwieldy name, it might be South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine.
What Insiders Are Saying
The new West Village outpost of Jack's Wife Freda is the same as the original, with a bigger, more comfortable space.
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
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.
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!
Always a great meal !!
Great place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Great atmosphere and delicious food for a decent price.
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.
Great atmosphere, even better food. Great for brunch or lunch!
Fantastic restaurant. Really love the food and vibe. Great service. Awesome food. Really great spot!
Great place for a group and they have a kids meal! Food and drinks were deliciuos.
1st anniversary brunch!!
Love this place! We had a group of 10 and staff were wonderful. Food is always excellent and hands down, the best lemonade in the city.
This is a great place to host a group, the food is great and the environment is lively without being overwhelming.
Lovely staff great food and definitely worth a visit!
I celebrated my birthday last Sunday and it was amazing!!! The staff was super kind and helpful.
Food was delicious and fast!
Everyone enjoy their cocktails. Happy to recommend!!
I have been wanting to visit this place the last 2 times I have visited NYC so I was very happy I finally got to go. We had a group of 6 which is the minimum to make a reservation. We went around noon and honestly you could have walked in with 2 - 4 people easily.
The food was great, amazing actually, and I feel like they have something for everyone. The services was superb and friendly.
Highly recommend visiting!
The kitchen does an awesome job of delivering some of the best, freshest tastes in the city. It's expensive considering it has a cafe atmosphere and the noise levels are high. Service is spot on...
Amazing food but really really loud!!!
Went with a group of 10 for brunch on Sunday. They will take a reservation for a large group. We sat at the communal table. Service was great. Every dish was excellent. Loved the Madame Freda and the green Shakshuka.
Adam was AMAZING! Best server I've had in a while and recommended the perfect dinner pairing.
Awesome restaurant great food and great service. I accidentally booked the wrong location and the business was super accomodating
We unfortunately had a wait with a reservation but the staff was kind enough to offer us free drinks for their mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. Appreciate the kindness
Had my birthday at this place. I was 20 minutes late to my reservation. They were so accommodating and took amazing care of my friends that were there before me.
It was an amazing experience. WE LOVED IT!
we were 11 people during the holidays and it was perfect - and that is tough to do!
We came here with a large group of family and two toddlers that we added to the reservation late. They were super accomodating and so nice to the kids - giving stickers, crayons, high chairs and sippy cups. The food was very good and the place is adorable.
We were in the city and made a reservation for 6. The food was great and our waitress was fantastic! Would defiantly go there again!
Great experience as usual.
Staff was amazing! Food was so perfect! Everything tasted so fresh and we will be back next time in NYC! Thank you!
Loved the menu, great options for kids and adults. Recommended by multiple friends and it did not disappoint.
The restaurant was very cute and something that my whole group and I wanted to try! The brunch options and lunch options were great, however, there isn’t much of a choice for vegetarians. Other than that, the service, food, and location were great!
Easy to find, we didn’t wait too long to get a table, really loud, but food is good. Salmon toast is a must try!
The food was incredible but the server KILLED IT. Everything about this place is awesome and I can't wait to go back!!
Very fun vibe. Lots of different things to choose from so something for everyone. The waffle was delicious. Avocado toast with smoked salmon was amazing.
What a fun up beat delicious meal! The staff is so attentive and kind. From age 11 to 81 we all LOVED it here!
I LOVE the food here and the cocktails are especially good too. The servers are very nice and attentive but it’s soo insanely loud that I could barely talk to my friend sitting next to me.
We had a group of 12 for a team dinner and there was something for everyone. Great food, wonderful staff
Tasty food, such nice service, and overall great environment.
Great as always!
Was awesome. Food tasted great and lovely vibe!
JWF was a wonderful place to have a Cousin Reunion, and they wonderfully accommodated our reservation and party of 11. Food was great, service was lovely, and no one nudged us out even though we took up so much space. I will definitely go again, with or without 10 other people! Thank you.