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Freud

506 LaGuardia Pl. (Houston & Bleecker Sts.) Send to Phone
A charming, turn-of-the-last-century-inspired Viennese brasserie steps from bustling Bleecker Street.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner nightly
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Freud, New York, NY

Freud Restaurant Review

: Freud by chef Eduard Frauneder (Edi & The Wolf) brings a touch of vintage Viennese charm to Greenwich Village. Subdued lighting emanating from low-hanging brushed metal lamps and polished wood create a warm atmosphere. The classic Austrian menu and well-crafted cocktails (tea-infused bourbon, rye-based concoctions) are given contemporary tweaks. Charcuterie and a crispy braised-cipollini onion tarte are fine shareable starters, as are savory scallops sweetened with butternut squash purée and zested with makrut lime. An early spring salad of seasonal vegetables and razor thin green apples is distinguished by a subtle apple purée and a creamy kale dressing. Main courses lean towards meat preparations like a wiener schnitzel, but there are delicate monkfish medallions topped with seared oyster mushrooms, stewed cabbage and parsnips in a beurre vert, too. Desserts are creatively rendered: home-style Linzer torte; cheesecake mousse with lemon confit and a soft ricotta texture. A carefully chosen wine list with Austrian, German and Italian selections by the glass and regional beers round out the experience.
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