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Friedman's Kitchen + Bar, New York, NY

Friedman's Kitchen + Bar

4.3
4.3
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A little about us & the culture that has been created…
Friedmans is a family run business, which operates locations throughout New York City. Friedmans was named after the famous economist Milton Friedman who popularized the phrase, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch”. This phrase has gone on to be used in science, economics, finance, statistics, technology, sports, & now food. However, to put it simply, “to get one thing we like, we usually have to give up another thing we like.”

The original store opened in 2009. One of the pioneers Vanessa had been diagnosed with celiac disease and had to eat gluten-free. So when the first location opened she was vocal about making it a gluten-free safe haven for her and her celiac peers. After long hours in the kitchen and playing with all different sorts of flours we believe we have created some of the best pancakes, waffles, and fried chicken. More importantly, they are all intrinsically gluten-free.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 490-8200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Friedmans’ Catering NYC, is the full service catering division of Friedmans. Offering the same world famous Pastrami, house roasted turkey and vegetarian sandwiches, as well as hard to find Gluten Free options.
  • Neighbourhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Cross Street
    49th Street b/w Broadway and 8th Ave
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

55 Reviews
  1. Trishww

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Brunch before Theatre. Very efficient service. Salmon salad was delicious

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  2. jimd

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After some initial confusion about what Friedman's we were going to, i.e. on West 47th or West 49th, we finally made it there! We loved our dinner, the food was great and the service was top notch!

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  3. Occasionaldnr

    Raleigh

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From a gracious welcome to excellent service throughout the meal, this was a first-rate dining experience. The fish tacos were prepared deliciously with red snapper instead of more common fare. The meal was topped off with a melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake slice. Superb meal.

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  4. allisona

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friedmans was a quiet respite from the noisy theater district. The food and service was five star. The manager came by to welcome us and make sure we had everything. Will be returning often!

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  5. fallingSlowly

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch options. Great atmosphere. Tight searing though.

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  6. Golfchamp

    New York City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place with healthy choices

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  7. JoePublic1

    New York City

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    overpriced tasty enough food but small portions handy for theatre

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  8. SB89

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, right in the theater district. Perfect place to eat before a show. The food was delicious! My order did not come out correct and it was fixed immediately, no questions, with a smile. Amazing customer service and quality service from our server as well. It was a really enjoyable experience, would definitely come back again!

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  9. Danielha

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great stop for lunch before a matinee. Perfect location. Ordered the waffle special, steak/eggs, french toast and burger- cleaned off the plates. Will add to our list of regulars.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was excellent! I had reservations at 10:30, we arrived at 10:18 and were seated immediately. We reviewed the menu prior to arrival and ordered immediately. Our food was brought to us at 10:36. The service was amazing. I would definitely recommend and go back again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous with allergies and pre-theater.

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  12. Asgl

    New York City

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a casual meal before or after theater.

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  13. Gatsby

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went because we are gluten free. The gluten free fried chicken and waffle was incredible. We also had a burger and fries which were equally as good. Can't wait to go back!

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  14. lindsayg

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for a gluten-free date night that even gluten lovers will enjoy!

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  15. Andrew

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Friedman's is pretty good from a food perspective. Swung by here for brunch with my fiance and was pleased by the variety on the menu. Service was so poor as to nearly ruin the entire experience. A number of parties without reservations were seated before us, despite walking in after. Weirdly, the host kept asking me if my name was Ricky. (It isn't.) Once we were seated, it took 10 minutes for a waitress to come by our table, and at one point she poured water into my mug of coffee. Took forever to get the check. Not sure we would return here.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, food was delicious and came fast. Decent pricing, and comfortable seating.

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  17. SylRia

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loads of gluten free options, food was served quickly and tasted good, service very friendly.

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  18. JulieD129

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were going for dinner before a show and wanted something close and had something for everyone in our small group. The food was wonderful, and the service was fabulous.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and brilliant service by all the staff!

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  20. JLR62

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted a place close to our theatre for pre show dinner and was very pleased with Friedman’s! Nice atmosphere , good food and service. Reasonably priced!!

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  21. Macch

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have Celiac Disease and they were able to safely accommodate me! They offer most items GF and are very careful in sharing which items can or be prepared GF. Our food came to us hot - it had not been sitting under a heat lamp! Everything was delicious. Our service was great - helpful, honest, and attentive.

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  22. Asgl

    New York City

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent brunch menu. Food great. Friendly service.

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  23. MadelineL

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Problems in kitchen. I ordered a salad with well-done salmon. Salad arrived with chicken. Server took it back and brought back with almost raw salmon. Coffee was Luke warm.

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  24. MeRo

    Philadelphia

    180 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter got order wrong missed a whole entree. It was very warm in the restaurant. We told Walter nothing was done.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. The gluten free pot stickers were delicious. All the food was labeled gluten free when it came to our table. Great customer service!!

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  26. Robert

    Miami - Dade

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast!

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  27. StephanieS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect Christmas Day Brunch! Our original reservations were at a different Friedman’s location and we learned, upon arrival, that they had to close because of a kitchen issue. The hostess was kind enough to place a makegood reservation at a different Friedman’s and offer a discount on the meal. Food was delicious, wait staff super attentive. Will definitely be returning.

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  28. RamonA

    Miami - Dade

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. Did not have to wait long. My kid loved their tuna melt and the chilaquiles were very good had them the first time and my wife had them the next time . I cancelled my reservation at an other restaurant because it was good and my kids loved it.

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  29. RachelW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son and I are gluten-free.... unbelievable gluten-free food....amazing!

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  30. CaseofYou

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My chicken sandwich was dry and the chicken was rubbery. No sauce.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little gem, food and service were delicious. We’ll be back!

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  32. levorotatory

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Reuben sandwiches in New York paired with excellent service and a low enough noise level to actually converse with everyone at the table.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had a reservation. But they wanted to seat me in a corner at the bar. I got a Hightop table by the bar. Coffee was bad. Pastrami hash was was ok, but the sunny side egg was over cooked. Brown on the bottom and yolk was cooked completely through. The waitress I think was embarrassed, but the hostess was indifferent, not just to me but also others that came through the door. How do I know?...because that’s where I was sitting. Won’t go there again.

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  34. JeremyD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner is gluten free and has a lactose intolerance. This place was so good with his allergies that we are here for dinner and then again for breakfast!

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  35. brenda

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute Open Table reservation and we were seated within minutes of arriving. Food was excellent. They have a burger and beer deal for $20. Can't beat that.. And the burger was delicious. Would definitely return the next time I'm in the Times Square area.

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  36. Visitor

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not what it once was. The attraction is gluten-free. However, as they have expanded, everything has become formulaic. Mediocrity seems to unfortunately be the standard.

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  37. LoraG

    New York City

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice but inexperienced server. Food was good—could have been better for the price.

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  38. MelG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was perfunctory, food was ok (but not fully warmed). For the price it should have been better. Was seated at last table in the back room, next to wait station—ambiance of a break-room at a corporate workplace. I will say, we were out in time for theatre tickets! This place and others like it benefit from the lack of competition in the theatre district that can serve a nice meal at a good price, in the pre-theatre hour.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    way too noisy between the intentionally loud acoustics and then the loud muzak. NO “people” don’t like that !

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  40. willac

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved it. Our servers were lovely! We came in from the rain and the staff took such good care of us.

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FAQs

Friedman's Kitchen + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 490-8200.

Friedman's Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Friedman's Kitchen + Bar

233 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    49th Street b/w Broadway and 8th Ave
  • Neighbourhood
    Hell's Kitchen
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 490-8200
  • Catering
    Friedmans’ Catering NYC, is the full service catering division of Friedmans. Offering the same world famous Pastrami, house roasted turkey and vegetarian sandwiches, as well as hard to find Gluten Free options.
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