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

4.6
4.6
187 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 27 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 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Contemporary American

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  1. a

    albutterz

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I asked for them to slice the steak four Mt ten year old son to eat and they denied my request stating they were too busy in a Friday night. It was my second time there this week dropping big money. Guess they dije want it need my business.
  2. KJ

    KeithJ

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    All good nice food
  3. a

    albutterz

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place if you’re looking for a Bistro type place. Service was top notch and food was excellent. Only small thing was that it was very loud inside. Otherwise I cannot wait to go back.
  4. BM

    BrazMom

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was great but the restaurant was super noisy. I would go back if it wasn't for a rude host. Perhaps I'll try different locations.
  5. LL

    LaurenL

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Jack's Wife Freda is a staple. The food is dependable and the atmosphere is enjoyable. I am particularly appreciative that they take reservations! My only true complaint is the portion size (small) in comparison to the price (larger for a basic breakfast/brunch place).
  6. TN

    TrueNewYorker

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Made reservation for special holiday get-together w/out-of-town friends + found this trendy place lackluster on every level, but seriously disappointing as to the service. Not one to leave negative reviews, I feel I just can't let this experience slip away unnoted for potential future guests. Service was nearly non-existent. Only time waitress truly showed up was when we paid the bill when she promptly checked for her tip. Food was just okay... if it wasn't for the great burger, it would have been completely unremarkable. Decor, ambiance and extreme noise level in the space that was once the wonderful, intimate, legendary Spring Street Natural for decades was a total disappointment best described as high school cafeteria-ish. Will never go back. Would rather remember the true NYC dining experience of what was of that space rather than what has become of it as a modern day, impersonal money churner w/little dining substance.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Pessimo servizio. Cameriera maleducata, arrabbiata, senza voglia, proprio il nostro giorno di Natale. Non lo consigliero a nessuno. Reservation: Francesca Rossetti
  9. J

    Jessicag

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service busy atmosphere and good food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The Mediterranean breakfast is amazing!! Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in NYC.
  11. MB

    MeredithB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is good, nice to have something a little different for brunch. We had a reservation for 10am but ended up having to sit at the bar for a few minutes. Drinks service was somewhat slow. We were seated about 15 feet from the front door, and about halfway through our meal they propped it open which meant we were blasted with cold air...and when asked to shut it they wouldn't, which was disappointing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience2
    The noise was very disturbing. I will not be going back.
  13. LT

    LaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must visit favorite every time I'm in NY. Love.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    To start, there was confusion amongst us so we ended up at Jack’s Wife Freda 8th ave location, not the Lafayette one. Anyway, Food portions is measly and sandwiches are small. A $20 burger is just bigger than a McDonald’s burger. Burger patty very small and not much flavor. Salmon patty was made of minced meat. Appetizers were pricy, but also very little. Kofta lacked flavor and 3 small pieces for $16 I think, leaves the party of four waiting who will take the last piece and how to split it. Beers were good. Service was good. Noisy.
  15. RP

    ReganP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    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!
  16. R

    Rosierock12

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely food and staff x
  17. 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 !
  18. A

    Alex

    Mexico City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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
  24. 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
  25. A

    Amyk

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice vibe, food and service really good!
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. C

    Cassie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a go-to for me in NYC, and the newly expanded location on Lafayette is so great!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, healthy and awesome service!
  34. 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.
  35. 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!
  36. 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
  37. B

    Bella

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was amazing!!! Would definitely go back!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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

FAQs

Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street is rated 4.6 stars by 187 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 27 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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