Freeman Alley off Rivington St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Chrystie St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–4pm, 6–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average main course: $21. AmEx, MC, V|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
5 / 5
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If you can convince your date to meet you at a place located at the end of a semi-sketchy alley in not-quite-Chinatown-but-like-close-enough, then you're both in for a great night. Freemans is serving incredible food and cocktails in one of Manhattan's coziest spots.
The menu has about 8 options, so you know they're all done to perfection. Probably more known for their brunch than for dinner, I've been for both and have never had a bad meal. While the entrees are amazing (with particular focus on things that swim), you're coming to Freemans for their sides and apps. I'm sure you're heard more than one friend/online blog rave about the artichoke dip, so ordering that should be a no brainer. Also make sure you grab some lobster mac and cheese because... well... lobster mac and cheese.
The red-heavy wine list is impressive, but their cocktails are the real crowd pleasers. Can't say I've tried them all, but the menu features expertly crafted options for any palette.
And while Freemans creates the ultimate "casual yet trendy without trying too hard" date night atmosphere, I also took my mom here once, and boy did she feel cool.