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Jack's Wife Freda

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Jack's Wife Freda
50 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014 40.729838 -74.003571
nr. Bedford St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-669-9888 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
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Official Website

jackswifefreda.com

Hours

Mon-Wed, 9am-midnight; Thu-Sat, 9am-1am; Sun, 9am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Houston St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$13-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

Since Dean and Maya Jankelowitz opened Jack's Wife Freda on Lafayette Street in January of 2012, New Yorkers have lined up for their matzo-ball soup, peri-peri chicken, and green shakshuka. Almost three years later, they've opened a second outpost in the West Village—in the former Fatty 'Cue space on Carmine Street—and the new location stays true to the original concept (as the Underground Gourmet put it, "South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine”). But what’s nice about this space is that it’s larger than the original, and offers an expanded menu with Carmine-only dishes like an anchovy baguette with salsa verde, orange-blossom pancakes with yogurt and honey syrup, and toast with mashed peas and ricotta (a nice option if you’re tired of avocado toast). Still, the restaurant gets super crowded come brunch-time, and while the green shakshouka egg dish is delightful, it’s best to dine here on a weekday morning—as breakfast is served until 5 p.m. The restaurant’s also open late, so you can score a plush corner banquette and order plates like "Durban mussels," with coriander curry, spiced lamb tartare, and malva pudding until midnight or 1 a.m. The vibe is cool and modern, so it also makes for a perfect setting to have a drink, or a first date. That’s the glory of Jack’s Wife Freda: It’s like a dressed-up diner, perfect for almost any occasion, at any time of day.

Featured In

The Underground Gourmet’s 2012 Cheap List

Note
Reservations are only accepted for parties of 6 or more.

Recommended Dishes

Peri-peri chicken, $20; grilled haloumi, $10; green shakshuka, $12; roasted cauliflower, $10

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