Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

4.7
209 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
What 209 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NYCdine
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful and refreshing dining experience! After years of Manhattan dining, we were most impressed with the professionalism of the staff. We were made to feel most welcomed, and that we were truly respected guests. Not hurried, not pressured...very responsive to requests. Food was well prepared and unique. The staff really seem to enjoy their work as a team. Delightful!

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AParker
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not inedible, but it wasn't particularly good. It seemed like something I would throw together for lunch if I was cleaning out the fridge. Not impressed. Spent way too much money for food that would be a mediocre meal if I cooked it myself. The best part was the grilled pita (which is very good). Staff was extremely nice and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot with friendly service, yummy food, good tunes.

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vipNatalieC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went here for lunch with my fiancé and we loved the laid back atmosphere and food was great and so was the service!

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nahcanri
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I think the food was okay-- I didn't really find anything special about the meals that we ordered. We were put in a table that was a bit too small for three people, and did not have much room. The waitresses were really nice though, and I definitely enjoyed the mint lemonade. It's a nice cute brunch place that I would go with my friends.

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duran234
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Food was ok, not too flavorful or spectacular. Good service

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GRACEF
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance, food and service. We especially enjoyed the happy hour. Will definitely return.

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ForrestG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. The service was excellent, the meal was really tasty and the restaurant did a great job of observing Covid guidelines while still creating a relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was great. I don’t know why they felt the need to say I missed my reservation. I was 5 mins early. I had a great time until I saw something accusing me of standing them up. I would never.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoors and service!
Great drinks too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great it was really great fun great

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vipAllysonF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Absolutely freezing and a packed inside

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vipDean
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to eat indoors with my friends for the best meal, brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails !!!

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AnnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service, will definitely go back soon!

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Cecilia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a same-night reservation here after a disappointing sit down at another west village spot with terrible service- JWF totally saved our night. We arrived and were seated right away, outdoor seating arrangements were so warm and beautiful for winter. The restaurant had run out of chairs, and because we were given stools to sit on, they paid for a round of drinks which was so generous and thoughtful. Drinks were delicious as were the grilled halloumi, the schnitzel, and the chocolate lava cake. JWF still has it.

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vipbmihael
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the outdoor space isn’t the most comfortable or spacious, but the food more than makes up for it. The drinks are great as well.

The team takes cleanliness and safety seriously.

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JulietteZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great option for outdoor dining! The service was fantastic and the food was brought out quickly.

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vipvkodoth
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s Wife Freda is amazing! We went here for date night and absolutely loved the food and drinks. The menu is very unique and the outdoor dining setup is beautiful and warm!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Honestly this place was and is overrated. They crammed the outdoor area so much that it was not even 3 feet apart between tables- not socially distant whatsoever. The waitress constantly had to ask people to scoot in to get between tables. Food was solid, but this uncomfortable setup is not okay.

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vipJulia
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always love my experience at this restaurant. The Host was so kind to me, and made sure I got seated even though all the tables were full. The heat lamps made the experience cozy even on a 30 degree night.

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vipashnyc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intreging menu, coupled with nice outdoor space and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Jacks Wife Freda but sometimes it seems there’s no lint in making a reservation with the amount of wait time involved

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was amazing service, food, ambience. I just wish the tables were father apart, with covid.

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vipQuinnA
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed an excellent brunch at Jack’s Wife Freda. the patio was busy, but the service kept up and made sure everyone was taken care of in a timely manner. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After reserving the table for 2pm they gave us the table at 2.40 . Served hot tea to other folks waiting except us ( only min white around ) would not recommend this place to anyone

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vipEllaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waiter was so nice and helpful, and they had overhead heaters for outside dining. Overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had heard so much about this place and was totally worth it. Amazing food

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vipGabriela
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing! Our wonderful waitress Lilly was the best and made us feel so special! The drinks made by Marcelo were also delicious! Of course the food was also INCREDIBLE. We had the waffles to end, pasta, schnitzel and poached eggs as our mains, and the grilled halloumi to start. All perfecto!! ❤️ 100% all around!

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vipJoyN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly homey vibes here, staff was super friendly especially during COVID-19 times

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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!

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street is rated 4.7 stars by 209 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.