Jack's Wife Freda - Chelsea

4.6
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20 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
THE MAJORITY OF OUR DINING ROOM IS RESERVED FOR WALK-IN GUESTS.
WALK-INS OF ALL PARTY SIZES ARE ENCOURAGED AT ANY TIME.
WE ACCEPT LIMITED RESERVATIONS FOR PARTIES OF 6 OR MORE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. Jack's wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking & classic cocktails in understated digs. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week. Long hours, deep sense of hospitality, playful sense of humor and reasonable prices. Revising familiar twists on everyday food.
Husband-and-wife owners have drawn on their New York restaurant backgrounds and their family histories to bring appealing new flavor to an urban archetype.Together, they’ve created a hospitable hangout with the understated style and savvy all-day service, infused with their warm, welcoming personalities and foods that remind them of home.
If you were going to give the cuisine a long and unwieldy name, it might be South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisi
What 20 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Very accommodating for our big group

Loved the zucchini chips, cheese app. And dessert.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Definitely worth trying out for brunch. This place has casual and nice vibes. Make a reservation for parties of 5 or more since tables are very limited. The waiters/waitresses were all very nice, polite and attentive. The food was delicious. They had all the doors open for a slight breeze but I can imagine how stuffy it was towards the back of the restaurant and it was a very hot day.

IS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Servers were exceptional! Food was good, but just too much noise.

m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

insanely noisy. and did not love the bench seating. but great food and a fun evening

JM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, super nice wait staff, reasonable check $, what more can I say? We had a party of 9, and I think we got lucky reserving this place!

S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the rose water waffle, which was excellent (maybe the best waffle I’ve ever had). Some others in my group had the green shakshuka, which they said was less like shakshuka and more like eggs in salsa. So the food is overall good, but lacking in some places.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

It is so, so loud. So loud, in fact, that my party had to yell across the table. The food is okay. The service was pretty good except the servers could not hear us.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent service and delicious food. Just too noisy.

NN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was “good not great.” Overpriced for the size of the dishes the staff was rushing us (though we took less than an hour total including dessert). The food quality was good though. 3/5

JD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The servers were excellent! Especially with us having a toddler with us they were super kid friendly.

AT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, the place, the service. Great place to hang out!

JL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was ok and the restaurant was nice. The wines were bad. The service did not work for us this time. The foods were mixed up and our experience was not great.

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it! enjoyed the ambiance and service. the food was delish

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second server we had, the man, was excellent. Quality food.

NM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table for a friends birthday dinner. The food was delicious, good quality ingredients, and you could taste the quality and care in their food. The menu wasn't overwhelming, and the staff helped with some of our decision making. Great ambience.

Would recommend more for a bunch place. I think that the place looks prettier in natural light vs the dim lit night ambience.

CC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to pop over during the workday for a late lunch!
You can only make a reservation for parties of 6+.

d
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every brunch option is equally delicious! Service is attentive and make sure your cup of coffee is never half empty!

SC
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gennifer was a pure joy - made our holiday catch up fantastic!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious...
Also, too loud

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcome! Great addition to the neighborhood.