A couple of weekends ago, I was walking around the LES and decided I wanted a little snack. I didn’t know what I was in the mood for, so I decided to just walk around until I figured it out. I was walking by the Whole Foods on Bowery and I remembered that they have a really good artichoke dip there, so I decided to go to Freeman’s to eat at the bar.
One cool thing about the location of Freeman’s is that they have their own little alley way (Freeman’s Alley) and the restaurant is at the end of the alley:
The last time I went to Freeman’s, I ordered a bunch of dishes from the menu and was disappointed with everything but the appetizers (the dates wrapped with bacon and stuffed with cheese were delicious and so was the artichoke dip…the macaroni and cheese, pork, and the other dish I ordered were all really blah). There weren’t that many people at the restaurant (we went around 4pm) so we were able to get a table instead of sitting at the bar.
The artichoke dip is probably the best thing on their menu (besides their drinks):
The dish comes with an ample amount of bread to spread the artichoke dip on and it’s cheesy and creamy, but not to the point that you can’t eat a lot of it (like Artichoke pizzeria). The dip also has a nice crust on top from baking it in the oven, which is really good with the bread.
I also ordered mussels:
The mussels came with a Hefeweizen broth with garlic aïoli and a piece of grilled bread. The Hefewizen broth was really delicious – very similar to a white wine and lemon broth.
Freeman’s is a really cute spot for dinner, but I really didn’t approve of their main dishes the last time I went – if I were to go again, I’d probably just end up at the bar with some devils on horseback and some artichoke dip.