Jack's Wife Freda
Relaxed spot for Mediterranean eats
Mediterranean · SoHo · $$
The Zagat Review
4.2
Food
3.7
Decor
3.9
Service
 
“Simple but delicious” American fare gets a “modern” and often “Mediterranean spin” at these “well-priced” bistros, making them a “pretty-people” favorite; they’re especially “sceney” at brunch ( “if you can get in, you've made it in life” ) when the “cozy” digs fill up fast.
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hours Open Today · 8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
location 224 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012, USA phone +1 212-510-8550 website www.jackswifefreda.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Great cocktails
Outdoor seating
Breakfast
Lunch
Takeout
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Jack's Wife Freda
Google Reviews
4.4
(724)
We'll worth the 45min walk! I had heard great things from several friends so decided to check it out. I hadn't realised how quaint and small it was so was very pleased that there was a table free (I would suggest booking if possible). The food was amazingly delicious, in fact the steak was one if the best I've ever had (steak for breakfast, only in America!). The place had exceptional service and outstanding food. I would recommend
Aimee Menniss · May 17, 2018
This place was fantastic. I wish we also had time to come here for brunch, but we only made it here for dinner while in town. We arrived at 5:30 on a Wednesday evening, I'd recommend coming a bit earlier since you can't make reservations (except for larger parties). It was super empty when we arrived and we were seated immediately. We were seated in the corner booth table (who doesn't love booths?). I think they use the menus as placemats, because they never took them from us after we ordered. My sister ordered the matzo ball soup and the curry bowl, I opted for the schnitzel. I absolutely love schnitzel and this did not disappoint -- the chicken was juicy and tender with a wonderfully crisp and breaded outside (side note - why is it so hard to find schnitzel, anywhere?) I've never had matzo ball soup here but it was wonderful (especially on a cold day). My sister loved her curry, I'm not a huge curry person so I wasn't a huge fan, but at least she liked it. The service was great, everyone was super friendly. I ended up leaving my credit card behind and they were so awesome about it. When I called, the person asked me if I had left my credit card there before I even had a chance to finish my sentence, I told them my sister was going to pick it up for me (they had it stashed in the safe), and the waiter immediately recognized her when she came in. I would absolutely come here again and (sadly) I'd probably order the exact same thing.... There's a reason this place has such high reviews, excellent food, fantastic service... I only hope that I can also try the brunch someday.
Katie Yamada · May 28, 2018
Awesome breakfast/brunch place. One of the best I had in NY during my 10 day visit. I chose to go here based on the many good reviews and recommendations on YouTube etc. Was worth the 1.2 miles walk from the hotel. I had "Maya's breakfast" bowl. Healthy and tasty and filling. Another reason why it's a good idea to visit is that, there's a topshop and Bloomingdale nearby. And Chinatown/little Italy is walkable from here.
Dhanya Chandran · May 25, 2018