When I was in New York City back in April, my coworkers and I spent an afternoon bopping around Soho. In between lusting after jackets at H&M and trying on more shoes than I can count, I managed to spot an adorable restaurant! This particular day in April was one of those rare, sunny, 90 degree days and all of the Soho restaurants and bars had their windows open. We were walking on Lafayette Street when I spotted a place called Jack's Wife Freda.
The restaurant caught my eye for two reasons: one, it's adorable sign, clearly a tribute to Freda, and two, it's long center table designed for communal dining. I whipped out my phone, took a picture and typed in the address for safe keeping.
Last week when I returned to New York for a five day business trip, I decided to make Jack's Wife Freda my first night dinner location. I hailed a cab to the corner of Lafayette and Spring Street and popped out just in time to meet my college girlfriends.
Here is the adorable storefront I was talking about:
We settled in and I noticed that each girl had a paper placemat at her seat that had with Freda's face on it and the restaurant's menu. I loved the cartoonish quality of the menu, particularly the entree and dessert doodles!
Our waitress asked if we'd like to consider dessert, but one of the ladies at the table is the head pastry chef at Brooklyn's Baked and she brought us treats!
A few minutes later our waitress returned with our check, which was paper clipped to a postcard of the restaurant! Too cute.
If you find yourself in Soho, make sure to seek out a meal at Jack's Wife Freda. The restaurant is warm and cozy and though the menu is small, each and every dish is outstanding.
Stayed tuned for three more posts about my dining adventures in New York!