After my booksigning in NYC, a group of friends & my older bro, Damo, headed to Freemans. I would usually suggest getting there on the earlier side but we thought we would wing it at 8.30 on a Thursday night. We were lucky and our table of 8 were promptly seated in the new upstairs space. I love this place. The stairs leading up are wide, with turned wood balustrades, as though it's been there forever (when I know that this place has been totally built out & architectural salvage used liberally). This restaurant really is the ultimate smoke & mirrors set-build. The floors are uneven & it is very dimly lit with candles (no good for people who are challenged by poor eyesight or in a wheelchair!). One wall is a bookcase that goes over the top of the doorway (I love that) with some armchairs & larger tables out back. It's soooo great- go!!!!
22, Jun 2011