Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
grapes & mint
Poached Eggs with Grilled Tomato and Haloumi
2 poached eggs, grilled tomato and haloumi, served with sourdough toast
with mashed potatoes and diced salad
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!
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.
Always a great spot with friendly service, yummy food, good tunes.
I went here for lunch with my fiancé and we loved the laid back atmosphere and food was great and so was the service!
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.
Food was ok, not too flavorful or spectacular. Good service
Great ambiance, food and service. We especially enjoyed the happy hour. Will definitely return.
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.
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.
Awesome outdoors and service!
Great drinks too
great it was really great fun great
Absolutely freezing and a packed inside
So nice to be able to eat indoors with my friends for the best meal, brunch.
Great cocktails !!!
Great food and service, will definitely go back soon!
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.
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.
Super great option for outdoor dining! The service was fantastic and the food was brought out quickly.
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!
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.
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.
Intreging menu, coupled with nice outdoor space and attentive service
Love Jacks Wife Freda but sometimes it seems there’s no lint in making a reservation with the amount of wait time involved
It was amazing service, food, ambience. I just wish the tables were father apart, with covid.
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.
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
Food was delicious, our waiter was so nice and helpful, and they had overhead heaters for outside dining. Overall great experience!
Had heard so much about this place and was totally worth it. Amazing food
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!
Amazingly homey vibes here, staff was super friendly especially during COVID-19 times
Our service was the best and food was incredible!
Super unsafe covid set up - indoor dining is not at all safe there.
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.
Everything was great!!
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.
great service & wonderful safety precautions taken. it was very quiet and food was delicious :)
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.
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).
small portions served in lunch style bowls. The Pjmms cup and the Bootsy Collins were far to sugary. The Margarita was good.
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!
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.