Jack's Wife Freda Review
A quick trip to NYC this week warranted a stop at brunch and food blogger favorite, Jack's Wife Freda. The cozy bistro has two locations in Lower Manhattan, and serves a variety of Mediterranean and American inspired cuisine. I visited the Carmine St. location, near the NYU campus in Greenwich Village.
I swung by a little after normal lunch hours for a quick bite to eat and was pleased to find that breakfast is served until 5pm. Service was a little on the slow side despite the venue being fairly empty, but the staff was friendly. The decor, from the round marble tables to the colorful dishes and flower arrangements definitely created a welcome atmosphere. The prints and paintings that covered most of the walls were eclectic and nicely complimented the restaurant's vibrant aesthetic and their playfully illustrated menus also doubled as placemats, which I thought was a nice touch.
In all honesty my food didn't quite live up to the hype and incredibly appealing Instagram photos I've come across. My grapefruit yogurt was good, but not too photogenic, so I've included some of the more colorful options off the menu below. Definitely worth the visit if you plan on ordering more than one dish and best for brunch or dessert.
JACK'S WIFE FREDA • $$
224 LAFAYETTE STREET
50 CARMINE STREET
MON-SAT • 8:30AM TO MIDNIGHT
SUN • 8:30AM TO 10PM
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