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

Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

4.7
4.7
456 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are accepting reservations at this location. We currently have indoor and outdoor dining! We always accept walk-in's. Please be mindful of the limited space--reservations will be held for 15 minutes past their scheduled reserved time, if you are running late please give us a call.

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 39 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

    (646) 669-9888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Between Bedford St & Bleecker St in West Village

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    1, 2 train - Houston St. 0.14 mi |<br />A, B, C, D, E, F, M - W 4 St. 0.24 mi |<br />N, R - Prince St. 0.49 mi |

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 456 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Contemporary American

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  1. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all the way through from the entrance to the exit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    It was just good. I was hoping food would be a little more interesting. Staff was very nice and not pushy.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Duck Bacon egg sandwich
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a special place and experience. Fantastic food and staff. Special shout to Ethan! Thanks all
  5. AS

    AlwaysSeekingTheBest

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Very dog friendly. Great staff!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food is fine the service is good but the soho one has a better space and ambiance, the tables are a bit too tight and next to each other
  7. CK

    CKChicago

    Amsterdam

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot, friendly service, good food, and I loved the ambiance and art work on the walls
  8. LD

    LeaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is rich history behind the food. Come here to taste it.
  9. S

    Schmuhlie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack's Wife Freda is one of my favorite brunch spots. The food is always incredible, and the waitstaff go above and beyond to make sure your experience involves a friendly face. Every time I go, I'm delighted by the people. But make no mistake: you go here for the food! I'm still talking about the poached eggs with grilled halloumi and tomato. Highly recommend.
  10. TB

    TiffanyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a while. Warm and welcoming service, delicious food, comfortable interior, attention to detail by the staff. I highly recommend this place.
  11. RM

    RobertaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for brunch! Good menu, nice coffee, warm and welcoming.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, no matter which location
  13. b

    bigfoodie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful experience and loved the food. Everything was great; definitely recommend and would come again!
  14. EW

    EliseW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cute spot with decent service. The food was good, nothing special but extremely small portions for a very high price. We had a 75$ brunch for two without alcohol and were starving afterward (and i am a small woman that never finished her restaurant portions). The staff was friendly and brought us more naan.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best breakfast/ brunch on our trip to NYC from Louisiana. We hade the Madame Freda, avocado toast, and Maya’s breakfast bowl. All were delicious but I think the madame Freda was the table favorite. We also snacked on some fried zucchini chips and had a couple amazing espresso martinis. Zad was the best server and gave us great recommendations! We bought tshirts and will be back!
  16. SD

    SuzanneD

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot for brunch! Would recommend and go again
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a truly wonderful experience at Jack’s Wife Freda in the West Village. From the moment we arrived the wait staff was warm and welcoming. I had the Vegetable Curry, and it was delicious. We arrived durning happy hour, so I had two glasses of $5.00 Malbec. I can’t say enough about the fabulous wit staff. The tab was surprisingly reasonable, too.
  18. CE

    CECILIAV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place has very good food and service at reasonable pricing. My friend and I enjoyed brunch on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately there were loud guests watching the soccer game, but I supposed that was only on one specific day. It is worth a visit.
  19. I

    Izzy

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was superb!
  20. NK

    NancyK

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Healthy delicious food, great service and lively ambience
  21. JB

    JoanBF

    Vancouver

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this neighborhood gem . Friendly staff and charming interior, the food was delicious and just the fuel we needed to start our day of walking Manhattan. They also have a beautiful recipe and photo book which I bought as a reminder of this great spot !
  22. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host (Kat) was absolutely divine and thoughtful - did special arrangements for my birthday celebration. My friends and I love to talk and the servers were super respectful of that - checked in on us all night and let us take our time. We ordered half the menu and loved everything. Def going back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am very upset with the service here. I made a 2:30pm reservation. The policy states there is a 15 minute grace period in order to make the reservation. My party and I arrived at 2:39pm and they had given up the reservation. And treated it as if it was no big deal and suggested we sit outside in 33 degree weather. Absolutely not. Never returning I am so disappointed in this service.
  24. VS

    VSugarson

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Booked a reservation but they had no tables inside and was told it would be over a 30 minute wait. Not sure why people are able to take the reservation but not keep the reservation Probably wouldn’t return to this location. Food and service were good though.
  25. V

    Vicki

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two of us dined and wined - it was fabulous. Would recommend that you just choose anything on menu - give your taste buds a treat! Our server, Maureen, added to an overall great dining experience.
  26. l

    lexie

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This spot was recommended by a friend of mine. It was absolutely wonderful! Loved all the flowers outside and food was great!
  27. N

    Nellie24

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly team, great food, great find!
  28. l

    lovetodineout

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a fantastic breakfast with very tasty food and great service. Very friendly staff that really welcomes you. Will return very soon.
  29. Y

    Yumbot

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exactly as I expected…loud, energetic, and yummy! Delicious brunch in the West Village. If you are looking for a quiet, elegant place, this is not it. This place has a big personality. Try the waffles or the breakfast bowl with the red quinoa. Delish!
  30. CM

    CM888

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We have a 12 noon reservation and no tables were available. Had to wait 30 minutes.
  31. JM

    JustMishel

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Love the Carmine location - truly one of my go-to spots when I'm in New York. That said, it's not super accessible and is quite tight. Nonetheless, the food was fantastic, and the service was great. We ordered the green shakshuka, the poached eggs with roasted tomatoes and halloumi, as well as their signature lemonade, fries and lattes. Everything was phenomenal and will continue coming back here.
  32. NB

    NicoleB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious and great waitress!
  33. l

    londoner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The other two venues in the city are much better. Noisy and the food was not great. Bad feng shui perhaps.
  34. LJ

    LJTW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best lunch! The wait staff was so friendly and kind. The food was amazing. My daughter and I each had the chicken schnitzel which was delicious. We can’t wait to visit again!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, great service - would absolutely go again
  36. MM

    MollyM

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our brunch at Jack's Wife Freda in the West Village. We celebrated a 50th birthday and were provided a cute window table. Such a great vibe! Our service was great. We enjoyed the Madam Freda sandwich - it melted in your mouth! The cantaloupe mimosa were delish!! The gifted a celebratory dessert - African sponge cake that was so yummy! Wish you had locations in Austin, TX. :)
  37. OG

    OriG

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with variety of options. Coffee is also great.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a blast celebrating our friends birthday. Was loud but fun environment.
  39. I

    Isabella

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced for pretty below average food. I had to share a bench with someone from another table with restless leg syndrome. I would not go back
  40. FA

    FabiolaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I visited this place before the pandemic and the food was good so I was super disappointed to eat there. The green shakshuka was 50% just water with no flavor at all, I only eat because I paid so much for it. My partner's breakfast steak was also flavorless - not as bad as the shakshuka but def not worth the visit.

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 - Carmine Street is rated 4.7 stars by 456 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 39 times today
Google Map for Jack's Wife Freda - Carmine Street

50 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Bedford St & Bleecker St in West Village

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • 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

    1, 2 train - Houston St. 0.14 mi |A, B, C, D, E, F, M - W 4 St. 0.24 mi |N, R - Prince St. 0.49 mi |

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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