Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm and 6pm-11:30pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm and 6pm-11:30pm
F, V at Lower East Side-Second Ave.; 6 at Spring St.
Freemans is located at the end of Freeman Alley, off of Rivington St. between Bowery and Chrystie St.
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This exceedingly low-profile restaurant materialized at the end of a nondescript Lower East Side alley unknown to even the most intrepid hipster. Persevere, and you'll discover a taxidermist's dream of a dining room, specialty cocktails, and a homespun American menu tinged with the occasional Anglo accent, like devils on horseback and summer pudding. If you don't feel like battling for a Hawkeye Sour (bourbon, lemon juice, syrup, bitters) during the raucous evening hours, order one (or two) on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, along with a plate of roasted pear pancakes, a slab of pan-fried pork schnitzel, and smoked trout with hardboiled egg, horseradish cream, and toast.Brunch
Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Reservations are accepted for parties of 6 or more.