2946310250_d05aafd86d_bTalk about hidden treasures…

Freemans located at the end of Freeman Alley of New Yorks LES is a real gem. I have been told about the restaurant on several occasions and had yet to go and visit it. So on wednesday afternoon Bryana and I walked around SoHo, The Village and LES and made our way to Freeman Alley located on Rivington between The Bowery and Chrystie. We walked all the way to the end of the alley to find gorgeous robin’s egg blue glass doors and scattered plants at the entrance; it looked like the front of an old english home. The Maitre’ de was super nice to us and offered us to take the tour on our own since they had just opened for lunch, we loved it. 

 We came back for dinner that night with my sister Danielle and it was packed, we put our names down for a 40 minute wait and then made reservations at Minetta Tavern, Keith McNally’s new digs when all of a sudden the maitre’ de came running out , “a table for 3 just opened up!!” we immediately accepted as we did not want to miss out on this strike of luck. Seated in what seemed like a vintage hunting lodge filled with stuffed fowl and gorgeous paintings from the late 1800’s early 1900’s.

I was told to order the

Hot Artichoke dip with crisp bread–  Very creamy and filled with artichokes unlike other restaurants that lack on the artichoke aspect and liquify their dips to become more saucelike. Three people could easily benefit from this single order at a great price.

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my sister ordered the…

Grilled Cheddar Toasts– Also very delicious and packed full of cheese and what seemed like a light hint of horseradish, perhaps a little overkill with the amount of cheese but who can complain with too much cheese? 

Bryana ordered the soup of the day  Broccoli cheddar that was very creamy and though i’m not a huge fan of broccoli, I wouldn’t have had a problem ordering this one.

As for our Entrees my sister and I bother ordered the…

Picture 2Seared Filet Mignon roasted onion, mashed potatoes and horseradish cream Being a meat lover and fanatic I thoroughly enjoyed this healthy chunk of meat with a perfectly seared red onion and horseradish drizzled potatoes was a meal made to perfection. 

Bryana ordered the…

Seared Diver Scallops Fava bean puree, fennel, olive salad, Lemon vinaigrette and a small stem of dill  This dish was a breath of fresh air. After paletting meats and potatoes, tasting these ultralight scallops was so refreshing…you felt like you just took a dip in the atlantic. They weren’t stringy or tough, a rare thing to come by with scallops the chef hit culinary gold with this dish.IMG00740-20090527-2235

Time for DESSERT

Danielle ordered her favourite 

which was a special dessert of the day

Stout Sticky Toffee Pudding– made with a light stout beer

The beer gave off the wrong taste for this pudding and took away from the dates and the sauce.

I ordered the…

Hot Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce– The brownie was very thick but thanks to the ice cream and the chocolate sauce it made for a very nice combination when consumed all at once.

Freemans is a great spot hidden in the back streets of the LES, perfect for any night whether it is a summer night or wintery evening its the spot to be and is very cozy. Make sure to get there early to put your name on the list. No Reservations.314524122_929f2be77e



End of Freeman Alley

Rivington btw Bowery and Chrystie- New York, NY 



~ by stephentlobosco on May 29, 2009.

2 Responses to “FREEMANS”

  1. i love artichokes and they’re artichoke dip was delicious just like the company!

  2. OMG. LOVE THIS PLACE. the artichoke dip is a constant craving for me. they serve AMAZING BRUNCH too!

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