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Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street

4.6
4.6
172 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Jack's Wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking and classic cocktails in understated digs. We are primarily a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE all-day-café. Walk ins of all party sizes are always welcome.

We accept reservations for parties of four or more for lunch and dinner (NO WEEKEND BRUNCH RESERVATIONS between 11am and 4pm--first come first serve).

If you cannot find the reservation you are looking for, please walk on in!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 8:30 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 510-8550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    NoLita

  • Cross street

    Between Spring Street & Kenmare Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 Spring St. 0.02 mi<br />N R Prince St. 0.15 mi<br />J Bowery 0.23 <br />B D F M Broadway-Lafayette 0.2

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RP

    ReganP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great find! It looked so fun from the street, and the meal was even better! The food, the service, the ambiance, allll great! I need one of those cute shirts!
  2. R

    Rosierock12

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely food and staff x
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, amazing food! Service on point! Family friendly !
  4. A

    Alex

    Mexico City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our waitress Mariana. Her recommendations where definitely worth the visit. We loved the place. Everyone seems to be enjoying their work and vibe is very good. Totally recommend this place. The concept is amazing. Loved the dimmed lightning of the place. Food excellent and location the best.
  5. RP

    RobinP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing like always. It’s always my go to place when I want to meet up with friends and family. The staff is so attentive and friendly. Love love love. Can’t say enough.
  6. LK

    LKer

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and they seated us immediately despite having added 2 more to our already 8 person reservation. Service was great and nice variety for all to enjoy.
  7. JO

    JOHNW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New larger space is a big plus to a great NYC spot
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were wonderful. We had to wait for our table, so we waited at the bar. The host took care of out drinks. A very nice gesture. Dining room was a bit chilly, and the noise level was very high. But it was a Saturday night, so that is understandable. Overall, a very nice evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! Too Loud though, hard to hear my dining partners with all the noise, but food is wonderful and so is the service
  10. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a cute restaurant! Our waiter was so nice and always checked up on us. Can get busy so it’s always nice to have a reservation. Loved the Duck prosciutto
  11. A

    Amyk

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe, food and service really good!
  12. L

    Lila

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    The waiter at the entrance was not polite and quite unpleasant. Very very noisy. The food was good though
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Se equivocaron en nuestros platillos, los meseros groseros y prepotentes.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    para que reservar si se todas formas te hacen hacer la fila y esperar que tu turno.
  15. AL

    AnneL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and great service! The restaurant has a great vibe.
  16. B

    Blythezilla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely love this place! Everything I've eaten there has been incredible; I particularly love the halloumi, the shakshuka and the kebabs. Great lighting & mood but very loud (even on a Tuesday) if folks in your party are sensitive to that.
  17. RB

    RichardB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For such a large, space with so many diners, it still felt cozy amidst the chaotic environment. Our food was fantastic, and our servers were friendly and attentive.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, healthy and awesome service!
  19. SA

    SofiaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! The prego roll was amazing. The only problem is the noise, you could barely hear the person in front of you.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a bachelorette trip, thanks for accommodating!! Food was absolutely amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great prices great ambiance for a casual dinner
  22. B

    Bella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service thank you def will be back
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was amazing!!! Would definitely go back!
  24. A

    Alexia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The green Shakshuka was almost inedible. Food was pretty poor sadly considering the line outside. This place is 100% ambiance but the food was not good. Service was also average.
  25. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibes are immaculate. Love the way it gives Paris cafe.
  26. M

    Marleneke

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    It’s good for breakfast or brunch (outside). We had dinner inside, with friends. It’s to noisy. And the waiter was stressfull also. We got our maindishes 3 minutes after we got our starters. Don’t recommend it for diner. Breakfast is great.
  27. CA

    ChrisA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an excellent dinner!
  28. DS

    DanS

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This a nice restaurant. However, it is loud inside. We wanted outdoor seating, but they don't hold outdoor tables. First come, first served. On the expensive side - 1 appetizer, 4 drinks, 4 main meals and 1 shared dessert with tip - $263.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Too loud! Beautiful expanded space, great food but wanted to catch up and dine with friends and could not hear each other talk. Everything else good.
  30. J

    Jasmine

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The host was quite rude and the noise level extreme. The waitress was nice though and the food quite good.
  31. S

    Somebody

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit to this restaurant. Initially we worried that this is a brunch place and might not be a good fit for dinner. Appetizers are amazing. Breakfast items are available for dinner as well. Good overall experience. We definitely will return soon.
  32. S

    Sepp

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Perfect, particularly service and food, but just TOO loud (indoors).
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good, I liked the place
  34. OH

    OrlandoH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best brunch with savory and healthy options. Jams and marmalades are delicious. Service is great. Attentive but not in your face all the time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for Sunday brunch as a group of 10 - the service and food was fantastic. Was very happy they were able to serve me my oat milk cappuccino! Would definitely recommend for a large group!
  36. ER

    EllieR

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and happy vibes. Very cute for a brunch. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are delicious! Food was healthy and yummy.
  37. F

    Flash36564

    New Orleans

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Jack's wife Freda for brunch- very colorful restaurant with inventive food and fun vibe!
  38. L

    Luvfood

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, just though the portions were on the smaller side
  39. B

    Britgirl

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous time at Jack’s Wife Frieda! Everything from food to service was top notch. Will be going back again and again
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good, but brunch dishes are small (overpriced for size).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street is rated 4.6 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street

226 Lafayette, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Spring Street & Kenmare Street

  • Neighborhood

    NoLita

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 8:30 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 8:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6 Spring St. 0.02 miN R Prince St. 0.15 miJ Bowery 0.23 B D F M Broadway-Lafayette 0.2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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