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Freelance Cafe & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
75 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American

The Freelance Café & Wine Bar is of the one of the founding restaurants of Piermont’s now bountiful selection of eclectic spots to wine and dine in this historic and charming village by the Hudson River.

The Freelance menu offerings consist of Small Plates, Large Plates, and Daily Specials. The menu remains a touchstone for Modern American Cuisine as informed and inspired by the French Bistro, the Italian Trattoria, the Japanese Izakaya and ever more tastefully global inspiration. We offer a long list of favorite dishes whether that’s French Onion Soup, Thai Pasta, Braised Short Ribs or Classic Crème Brulee, as well as an inspiring selection of wines by the glass or bottle. Rated by Zaget as “ Another fabulous dining experience” the Freelance cafe is a consistent winner.

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Booked 8 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, French, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (845) 365-3250

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 75 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KS

    KarlS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Freelance Cafe continues to provide great food in a small but cozy wine Bar setting! The team works great together to provide for a great experience! They always have a evening specials menu as well as there everyday menu, no matter which menu you select from your meal will come out hot and delicious as well as great presentation! Some great desserts and the special Pecan Triangles which are fabulous and just a complimentary treat!! You can’t go wrong when dining at Freelance! Another great evening!

  2. C

    Cath

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch for 7 and everyone was thrilled.

  3. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, wonderful service, and friendly people. Excellent experience.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The staff and food was amazing

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Mediocre quality & overpriced food, rushed service. Not worth it.

  6. IS

    IvanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful. Meals were delicious and service was great

  7. JF

    JoanneF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Such a cute little place! Food was great & service was on point.

  8. R

    Rlxx

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Restaurant reneged on commitment made at time of reservation: We booked lunch after being assured by phone that they served lunch using the Hudson Valley restaurant week menu. When we asked to see that menu, we were told that they would not honor that menu. Their stated reason was that one of their staff in the kitchen was out sick – as though the effort of preparing our meal would have been any greater than if we ordered from their regular menu. We had traveled quite a distance for this meal and consider that they reneged on their obligation to honor their phone commitment.

  9. l

    larrys

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. the service was wonderful and the drinks did their job

  10. IS

    IvanS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful. Everything we ate was delicious

  11. J

    Joann

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was just perfect- service, food , atmosphere

  12. f

    foodislove

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best meal I’ve had in ages! Can’t wait to return!

  13. MP

    MPSO

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for an impromptu date night with my husband! So many delicious- sounding choices on the menu… We have to go back! We shared the octopus appetizer, ahi tuna and cod entrees. All were perfect. The flavors melded together so well. The restaurant had a great vibe, staff/owner(?) seemed to know their clientele. It’s on definitely on our list of favorite places.

  14. C

    Cath

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been going to Freelance for 20 years. A family favorite. Never disappointed. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Coconut Shrimp is the best. Never order it anywhere but there. Mussels perfect size and delicious sauce. Cod delightful. Thai Pasta, Short Ribs, salads, soups…. My favorite restaurant

  15. t

    tarrytownfoodie1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I have been eating at this restaurant for many years and it is consistently outstanding. The choices are extensive and the quality of the food is first rate. You can't go wrong with a meal here.

  16. T

    Truecolors

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience1

    Long wait before being served with even water. Burnt dry roasted duck with blackened skin. Crunchy uncooked wild rice with swordfish. Average salads. Disappointing meal

  17. B

    Bill

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I guess I'm old school, but i like wait staff that fawns over me. No gets 5 stars unless that happens. It's not a big place, so one "loud-talker" at the bar becomes the ambiance. I had to listen to this guy done on and on about wines around the world and grapes in Russia... Just a tad pretentious if the entire restaurant had to enjoy. Im pretty sure he's a regular, so i suspect the staff is reluctant to quiet him down. At least we learned Russians like sweet wine.

  18. s

    stef

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & service along the main street of Piermont, a delightful village on the Hudson near great hiking trails. A little pricey, not surprising in a popular day trip attraction.

  19. TK

    TahK

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not. One. Bad. Bite! What a pleasant surprise-tuna tartare, octopus, thai pasta and duck confit: each one delicious and satisfying.

  20. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a great choice. Great food and friendly service

  21. DP

    DillonP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievable food and an excellent staff. Highly recommend

  22. J

    Jeanbean

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    First visit since change of ownership. Service exemplary, pleasant background music, same familiar bar and seating areas. Menu has some old favorites and some new dishes; food good, might be helpful to continue to transition to specialities of the new crew.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    The best calamari we have ever tasted. The freshest fish. Good wine choices. Nice atmosphere. Great neighborhood. Definitely somewhere we will return to!

  24. MB

    MBOG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friendly, attentive service without hovering. Really relaxed atmosphere, excellent food.

  25. y

    ymcebs

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Loved it! It was hard to chose what to eat for dinner, as the menu had so many interesting items. We ended up enjoying ourselves and we'll be back.

  26. t

    tarrytownfoodie1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Freelance has been a long-time favorite. Never disappoints. Choice of food is outstanding.

  27. S

    Shel

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food at Freelance was fantastic, from the bread to the dessert! My glass of wine was one of the beat I’ve had in a long time, and the meal was delicious. The waitstaff was friendly and accommodating. They didn’t rush us and we’re patient when we had to unexpectedly wait for our 3rd guest to join us. Overall a great experience. We’ll be back!

  28. JE

    JimE

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredibly consistent in all critical categories!

  29. d

    discerning

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful evening outside. A little tacky to serve different bread after the first roll has been consumed. Carbonara was somewhat bland.

  30. BC

    BirthdayCelebrant

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service with a lively vibe (but a bit loud).

  31. i

    irisk

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really good food with a very nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Small place with tables close to each other so noisy but would definitely recommend!

  32. L

    Lolm

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, highly recommend. Casual and elegant

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely love this place. Fantastic food set in a cozy ambiance. Hidden gem.

  34. B

    Beebs

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We love the restaurant & have been going forever. We found it very very noisy & in fact the music was turned off because you could not hear it anyway. That the ambience was so different was a disappointment.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible service waiting at the door for someone to seat us and no one came for 15 min. Standing and waiting! Never again will I enter this Restsurant

  36. DP

    DillonP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food amazing staff, definitely my new favorite place for dinner!

  37. l

    lovetoeat

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Waiter rude Service bad. Food average It’s restaurant week. Had to request that menu then we were told that everyone at table (4 of us) HAD to order from that menu or else from regular dinner menu. Who makes these rules. ?? If they didn’t want to participate in Restaurant week they didn’t have to In addition to all this noise level was ridiculous Only positive thing I can say is that they honored our reservation on time Not going back

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful intimate atmosphere and super attentive staff. Food was very very good also.

  39. RR

    RobertR

    New York Area

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Because of the restaurant size it can be a little crowded inside. Food and service are worth the trip.

  40. EM

    ErMcCL

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    A really cute spot to meet friends or for date night. Great wine selection and a nice variety of food. Food was awesome! Had the pear salad, coconut shrimp, rigatoni, thai pasta, and salmon. Every dish was good!!!

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Freelance Cafe & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 75 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.

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today
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506 Piermont Ave Piermont, NY 10968-3006

  • Neighborhood

    Piermont

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, French, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Wine

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