Down the Alleyway...

In the fall of 2004, Taavo Somer and William Tigertt happened upon a perfect cozy space at the end of an unused alley off the Bowery, and Freemans Restaurant was born. 

The idea of the restaurant was to make a rugged clandestine colonial American Tavern.

 The cuisine was also imagined to early American: Simple, Rustic, and inspired by Old World traditions.



Lunch - Mon-Fri 11AM to 4PM

Brunch - Sat-Sun 10AM to 4PM

Afternoon Cocktails & Light Fare - Every Day 4pm to 6pm

Dinner - Sunday & Monday- 6pm - 11:00PM

Tuesday through Saturday- 6pm - 11:30pm



(212) 420-0012


END of Freemans Alley

Freemans Alley is off Rivington Street between Chrystie and the Bowery on the Lower East Side of New York City.


Reservation Policy

Freemans accepts reservations for parties of six or more guests for dinner and weekend brunch service thirty days in advance to the numerical dates.  We accept reservations for all sized parties for holidays and weekday lunch.

Walk-ins are encouraged at any time.

The majority of the dining room is held for walk-in guests.  We have two excellent bars for waiting and serve the full menu at both.  Our second floor drawing room is open for cocktails and small bites after 6PM on weeknights and all day on the weekends.

We seat only completed parties on a first come, first served basis.

Reservations 212-420-0012

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