8 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Down a dark, shadowy alley just off Bowery, the handsome, scruffy-faced men and understatedly glamorous women of the Lower East Side gather to drink wine, crowding around antique wood tables. Worn plank floors and painted cement walls, fit with moose, elk and other assorted taxidermy, give the place a quirky edge, as do the tattoed, waifish servers, who are also professional and expedient. – Citysearch
I live in the neighborhood all my life and never knew such a place existed! Freemans is not easy to spot, you have to walk in an alley to hit the restaurant, so secretive! Freemans quickly became one of my hotspots, though if you’re starving beware not to come and try to get a seat after 6pm. And they don’t take reservations for less than six people. You will need to wait at least 1-2 hours for a table for 2, yup its that long! I went there around 7:30pm and the host told me it was an hour and forty-five mins wait, I wanted it badly so I agreed. After chatting up with the host, Jonathan, he was such a doll to let me get a table after forth-five mins, thank you! The food was superb and I def recommend this spot and will be back for more. The food was amazing, especially the mac & cheese, a must have…I rate it either #1 or #2, def a fight between Schillers! Peep the meal after the jump…
Three Cheese Macaroni
I had a special so its not on the menu, forgot the exact name but its Pork Chop
Organic Poached Chicken with carrots, celery, parsley sauce and broth
As you’re entering or exiting before reaching Freemans!