Buried in the back of Freeman Alley, off of Rivington Street, between Chrystie and the Bowery, in NYC’s Lower East Side, is this quirky, rugged American restaurant. It has multiple floors with rustic décor and a colonial feel. To complement the rugged country style, the restaurant serves sustainable, locally-farmed products that are definitely worth the trip there.
The weekend brunch menu consists of classic options, including delicious skillet eggs and fluffy banana waffles. Not to be overlooked is the bacon, fried egg and cheddar cheese on an oh-so-buttery buttermilk biscuit.
The lunch menu, served during weekdays, boasts both breakfast-like options, such as egg white omelets and pancakes, as well as must-have lunch items like smoked trout and Freemans Piedmontese Cheeseburger. Freemans is also known for their great cocktails.
Lastly, the dinner menu houses everything from a filet to herb-roasted farm raised chicken and five cheese macaroni. No matter what you order, you cannot go wrong. They have tons of American whiskey options, so be sure, if you are of age, to check that out too!
This Lower East Side gem is truly hidden, but it is definitely worth the search, whether for brunch, lunch or dinner!