Jack’s Wife Freda

Fresh, funky and stacked with fantastic fare this all-day bistro charms the West Village and Nolita at it’s 2 locations. Husband & wife duo, Dean and Maya employ an equally magnetic staff that’ll put you at ease even with the bustling crowds. No reservations, unless you… Ask Adam.

Jack’s Wife Freda is a lively all-day bistro executing American-Mediterranean cooking & classic cocktails in understated digs. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, 7 days a week. Long hours, deep sense of hospitality, playful sense of humor and reasonable prices. Revising familiar twists on everyday food.

Husband-and-wife owners have drawn on their New York restaurant backgrounds (Israel & South Africa respectively) and their family histories to bring appealing new flavor to an urban archetype. Together, they’ve created a hospitable hangout with the understated style and savvy all-day service, infused with their warm, welcoming personalities and foods that remind them of home.

If you were going to give the cuisine a long and unwieldy name, it might be South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine (name given by NewYork Mag).

50 Carmine St. & 224 Lafayette St.