Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street

4.7
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103 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
The majority of our dining room is reserved for walk-in guests. Walk-ins of all party sizes are encouraged at any time.

Jack's Wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking and classic cocktails in understated digs. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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carriev
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time! Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere.

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IsabelC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great! The food was fresh and delicious. The place is small and there is a constant flow of people coming in and out so try not to sit near the door if you go in the winter time. Overall, I loved it and would go back again.

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0dnd0
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the staff they were so warm and welcoming ! Love

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Private
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I did not like it at all the service was begging for tips which made it feel very strange and not fun

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vipDana
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice, cozy, very loud, very

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vipJanieL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a fun place to eat. Interesting cuisine and friendly service.

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KyleA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome and food was amazing. The host was very accommodating when we ended up adding an extra seat to the reservation! This is a smaller location than West Village, but very cozy with great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time. The service is amazing. Food is amazing. So great with my large party

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Pearliepiekiwi
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Jack’s Wife Frieda is my go to local. The food and drinks are consistently outstanding - hearty, flavorful and satisfying. But the restaurant is so popular, it is usually packed to the gills and very noisy. Go for the food, not the conversation.

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Alejana
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is excellent without being too pricey. You get good value for your money. As for service, everyone is very pleasant. Our server was divine; he really went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, that our experience was superb. I recommend this place without hesitation.

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vippeterw
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food. Unfortunately, it’s so popular for brunch that they rush you out pretty quickly so they can seat others.

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vipMarcR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall a great experience. Just very loud and a bit cramped

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MaxS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great brunch with my family in town! Great food and super friendly staff

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BradB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s Wife Freda was a wonderful experience. Some friends had recommended it from their recent trip to NYC. It is a cozy place with lots of energy and a locals feel. The staff was very friendly, attentive, and accommodating. It was busy, but we never felt rushed. The food was excellent. Everything was fresh and presented well. I highly recommend this restaurant for that local NYC neighborhood experience.

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MenGan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Arrogant service. Not polite. I was never treated this way before. NYC has much to offer. Avoid this place.

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vipbakedbeans212
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Literally the loudest place I have dined in the past 20 years living in NYC. Had to scream to be heard. Good service and decent food but could never return. Just a horrible dining experience.

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vipMelissaR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening! The restaurant is really cool but without any pretense, which is rare in the immediate area. Peri-peri chicken, short rib burger, and roasted garlic were my favorites. Thank you to Jack’s wife Freda staff for making it a great meal with close friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED everything about this place! It was a highlight of our 8 night girls trip to nyc

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch and wait staff were excellent

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AmandaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely, great food and service! Love JWF always a good vibe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group- and some were running late- the staff were amazing at accommodating us and although it’s a tiny space we all felt comfortable. Food was yummy and we shut the place down. Will be back

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nina
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my small engagement party dinner with friends and it was the most epic night. The host and staff were so accommodating even when we were all running a bit late. The food was perfect, and they had a special fresh watermelon juice margarita that night that was divine! Could not have asked for a better evening. I can't wait to go back. xx

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JackieT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place! We had a memorable brunch, incredible food and drinks!

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GinnieY
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I reserved a table for my cousin's 21st birthday and we had a wonderful experience. All the workers were incredibly accomadating and friendly, we loved the food, and the decor/lighting made for a cute brunch experience. 10/10 would recommend.

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vipmblanco
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, small place

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s Wife Freda was the perfect brunch spot to catch up with some friends in New York. The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend if you haven’t been!

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JenniferR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived first on a rainy Sunday morning. Friendly staff, excellent t service. Teenagers loved the Rosewater Pancakes and I thoroughly enjoyed the Breakfast Bowl. Great mesh of flavors!

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MarkC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was very good but we were a party of five and could not have a conversation. The noise level was probably the loudest I have every experienced. For this reason, I would have a difficult time recommending to someone else.

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MelenaM
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super cute place in SOHO! Our food was outstanding, the rosewater waffles were delicious! The mint tea was so fresh like right from an herb garden! It was a little small but we were comfortable. We had reservations for 6 but then only 3 could make it. We cancelled our reservations and were really worried about getting in but we got in right away! If you like fresh healthy options this is a great place to go!

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RomanA
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Ungemütlich und laut

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JoGab
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously awesome! The food was beautiful and very good. It was cozy and charming. It was somebody’s birthday so They turn off the light and everybody sang happy birthday to the person, it was pretty cool.
I fortly recommand this little restaurant ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends got engaged and the staff were incredible! Sent over all sorts of stuff , came and chatted and got a fab table

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kimmp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The noise level was a problem. We couldn't hear each other talk it was SO loud. Everything else was amazing! We went home with the cookbook. YUM

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RosemaryM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

had a birthday party here for 13 guests, food very good, if pricey, service impeccable

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RuneT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Could not see one single smile fromt the waitress during our visit, we barely got to eat and drink up our food before the check came, but nice area and facilities...

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ChefDQ
Caribbean
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good brunch. Had our table ready as soon as we walk in. Good brunch, efficient service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BOOTSY!!! Drinks and food are great! Super fun brunch place!

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tagreeda
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly, delicious food.

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IanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service and good food! We had a very knowledgable and fun server.

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VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING FOOD!!!! Outstanding cuisine!!! A rare find!!!

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Jack's Wife Freda - Lafayette Street is rated 4.7 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

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