Freemans Restaurant Online Press Kit
Welcome to online press kit for Freemans Restaurant.
Co-founded by Taavo Somer and William Tigertt, Freemans Restaurant came to life unexpectedly when the two discovered the forlorn alleyway as a potential location or a Halloween party in 2003. “The building was moody and brooding and gothic, like an Edgar Allan Poe story,” recalls Somer. “The space was singular—I knew right away that I wanted to open a restaurant there.”
With that, the two ditched their party plans, and set the wheels in motion to open a restaurant driven by the diner’s experience from start to finish. 15 years later, Freemans Restaurant has served as a model for reshaping New York’s culinary landscape from the unwavering use of local, seasonal ingredients to its immersive, singular dining experience.
Inspired by the American colonial tavern, Freemans serves up a selection of warm and traditional dishes that pair well with their surroundings. Standout favorites include locally sourced Eden Brook Trout, Bone-in Ribeye Tomahawk Steaks, and the eatery’s signature five-cheese macaroni. Under the direction of Executive Chef Humberto Guallpa, the rotating rustic American menu takes on a new form every season and pays close attention to local ingredients.
The restaurant name is: Freemans Restaurant. There is no apostrophe in "Freemans." Although Freemans is located in Freemans Alley, the word "Alley" is not in our name. Freemans Restaurant is registered trademark of Freeman Holdings LLC.
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