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Jack's Wife Freda - Chelsea, New York, NY

Jack's Wife Freda - Chelsea

4.5
4.5
317 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are accepting reservations for parties up to 10 people. We always accept walk-in's. Please be mindful of the limited dining space, reservations will be held for 15 minutes past their reserved time. Please call us if you are running late.

Jack's Wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking and classic cocktails in understated digs.

We serve an all day menu 7 days a week.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 454-9045

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    Southeast corner of 16th Street and 8th Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 317 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    came here for our arrival brunch during an anniversary weekend! food was fantastic and they even treated us to a little bread cake at the end that was delicious and thoughtful!
  2. MM

    MassimilianoM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place in Chelsea! Loved the food and the atmosphere!
  3. F

    Futureproof

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great little spot which offers a different take on the New York experience. We walked to it from Midtown cia the High Line into Chelsea. Food was pretty good. Service was polite and friendly.
  4. L

    Lisa

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The drink prices are a bit steep but the food is consistent. Get the homemade hot sauce !
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Jack’s Wife Freda. The staff are always so nice and chill and the music is always lovely. Food and drinks always taste so good!
  6. P

    Pichuca

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best granola ever!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters & I had breakfast here during our recent visit to NYC; it was our favorite breakfast of our trip, especially the COFFEE! Delicious! The staff was super sweet and attentive. We’ll definitely be back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, food was very good, duck bacon is fantastic
  9. s

    sallyg

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, love this place. Loads of seating available, even if you are a walk in.
  10. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nicely prepared, well-priced upscale food. Family atmosphere.
  11. LR

    LeahR

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good!
  12. RK

    RohitK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The green shakshuka did not have enough flavor and tasted rather bland. Our waiter forgot to put in part of the order. So while 1 was eating, the other was waiting. The waiter apologized for his oversight, and made sure I got my dish quickly. However it changed the dynamic as we did not get to enjoy brunch together and watched each other eat.
  13. MP

    MichaelP

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service and great food! wood go back again! really loved this place and located to a ton of things.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I really enjoyed the restaurant as always. The service was great and the wine was tasty. I was underwhelmed though with the tofu dish - it was bitter.
  15. M

    Mariana

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and warm atmosphere. Perfect spot to meet friends or a group.
  16. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service , friendly & efficient . Nice atmosphere
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo perfecto.
  18. HN

    HNC52

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant was extremely busy, which is a good sign as we hopefully get back to some kind of normal. The noise level made it impossible to have a conversation. I had a salmon burger which was made primarily of bread crumbs. My friend ordered the tuna salad which while tasty, was very small. We laughed when the server put it on the table. The beer selection is awful. I will not be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cute outdoor dining, quick and friendly service, great food. Happily eat here again.
  20. SJ

    SJKIM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was delicious. we got a variety and shared because we couldn’t resist not eating everything.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!!
  22. M

    Martles

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lunch menu had great choices. I particularly liked the eggplant sandwich.
  23. MS

    MichelleS

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited during a trip to NYC and had a wonderful time! The service was superb and the food was delicious! We'll definitely put JWF on our go to brunch spot when we're back in NYC.
  24. D

    Dana

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious - well priced - excellent friendly service
  25. MP

    MelanieP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Was disappointed by the food. A couple of the dishes we got were flavourful but we found most of them to be overly simple and lacking flavour
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Dreamed of going to the place for years. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. it was my birthday and they gave me the flourless chocolate cake. by this time I was so full but I would travel all the way back here for that cake. it’s a chocolate lovers dream. the staff was as sweet as could be and just pure amazing!
  27. s

    samim

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service, overpriced and basic meals, I DONT RECOMMEND this place
  28. A

    Alejandra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Staff was super friendly and the food was good. It wasn't super crowded I guess because it was the morning of july 4th.
  29. A

    Ananas17

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is very very good but between the loud music and the lively chatter of diners we had to shout to have a conversation, so I probably will not return.
  30. BW

    BrynnW

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and healthy! And our server was very cool. We had a great time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous brunch at this lovely cafe. Food was great and staff friendly. Would highly recommend
  32. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was so good! We went for brunch and loved everything we ate. My only complaint was the table was too small for 3 people to comfortably sit around and fit our food and drinks on. We ended up having to put some things on the empty table next to us, but it just made balancing everything a bit precarious. I would definitely go again!
  33. SN

    SusanN

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We found this diner by chance when we were looking for somewhere for a quick coffee after my brothers wedding (to catch our breath before the party started). We were given such a warm welcome and were so well looked after that we came back another twice during our weeks stay in New York. The food is lovely, the ambience is great and the staff are fantastic. If I lived locally this would be my favourite place.
  34. NY

    NYCFoodie123

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The overpriced food coupled with small serving sizes and mediocre quality left me feeling very disappointed. What stood out the most was that the green shakshuka had barley any sauce.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    She said it was the best breakfast she ever had — light and fresh.
  36. C

    Courtlandtp

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    As always JWF did not disappoint. Such a great place! I love ordering a duck bacon breakfast sandwich for dinner at 8pm,
  37. BJ

    BrigitteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal!!!! Such a fun spot to have lunch xx
  38. s

    sheilat

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great place for meeting up with larger group of friends. Very accommodating and fun staff. Good food (not spectacular), but decent for the price. Would definitely go again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Extremely loud, could not interact at all. Host is not welcoming. Waiters not smiling and seemed overwhelmed. Food nothing special.
  40. m

    miasen

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I am angry because I tried to call and cancel 5 times! Once my call was answered, but they put the receiver down. I wanted to modify the reservation- if I get charged for a no show I’ll be so mad

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 - Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 317 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 70 times today
Google Map for Jack's Wife Freda - Chelsea

116 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011-5101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southeast corner of 16th Street and 8th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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