Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

4.8
238 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 238 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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CeciliaG
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, lots of options, lovely design of the place

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displeased
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

They forgot to submit our food ticket and so we ended up waiting 30 minutes after waiting 20 minutes to have our order taken. The food came out salty and the wine from our carafe had a strange soapy after taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipByrd
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - wonderful experience!

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SophiaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing cocktails, and the pudding is absolutely delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around vibes!

TK
vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at Jack’s Wife Freda. The food was delicious and my server Jack was fantastic. A real treat. I will return very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Get the Pimms cup!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We made a reservation for 3 at 7:30pm and held it with a credit card as requested. I was first to arrive and told a manager that the rest of the party was walking up the block.5the place was crowded, but one table was free..he said that would be ours.
I turned my back for a minute to greet my arriving friends, and in an instant our table was being given to another party!!

We had to wait for a few table, which ended up being 2 little ones separated by a pole. No happy at all.

Even worse, the 5 different dishes we ordered were so poorly made that we left 2 after tasting them. There was no balance at all: we would have had a better meal at a falafel place for far less money. So, so disappointed; we’ll never return. And, if you like to have a conversation over a meal, this is NOT the place…the noise is off-the-charts like a disco!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good though portions very small for the price. Lemonade with mint was delicious but at $9 a glass was way too expensive. Service was fine. Malva pudding was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is flavorful with some nice palate surprises Had the bowl with red quinoa, spaghetti squash, eggs and avocado. Excellent and def one of a kind. Atmosphere is casual and nothing to write home about, but so what the food is well-prepared and service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome and friendly staff. The atmosphere was electric and the food couldn’t have been any better.

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vipMukeshM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot. Rose water waffle is a must try

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

gorgeous friday evening dinner. thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress maria was amazing. Food was awesome, vibe was fun. We sat outside and the staff was so accommodating to my big dog who joined us! Great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely outdoor seating! Fun to share plates with friends and family :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is the only place I've given a low score until today The employee who met at the door was very rude, we went without sitting despite the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It always exceeds my expectations. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding and the ambiance is so fun! We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and they made it a point to make her feel special by singing Happy Birthday. Thank you for your thoughtfulness & exceptional service!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cold brew.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice experience, food was good and the price reasonable

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Danielle
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The floral outdoor area is so cute. Perfect for dinner with friends!

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JordanH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Amazing for brunch. Great cocktails and wines by the glass. Reasonable prices.

DB
vipDeborahB
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy charming eatery with fabulous food!

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vipMerrill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything tasted great. The salmon, the beet dip, the salad, the cauliflower.
all yum !
The wine in carafe was good value and tasty.

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vipYuliya
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for a better lunch spot. Virgin Mohito was to die for.

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SidneyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere for a friend's brunch and wonderful service!

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NishatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the service at this joint! Drinks were also spot on! My trouble was with their food, a lot of the veg options weren't as innovative or even flavorful as their meat counterparts. This is typical though, not something I would hold against them. The shakshuka is also very watery! :( not much going on there either.

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NYCdine
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
2 reviews
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.

NC
vipNatalieC
New England
4 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
6 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
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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

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GRACEF
New York Area
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great it was really great fun great

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

Absolutely freezing and a packed inside

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

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

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street is rated 4.8 stars by 238 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.