Clandestine? - Check!
The oasis at the end of a dark, creepy, I'm-going-to-get-mugged alley? - Check!
Freemans Restaurant, located in the Meatpacking district, is a hipster foodie haven where the dishes are simple yet rich and a rustic feeling permeates more than just the decor. Foodie friend Anthony DeRico says this spot is one of his favorites and I couldn't agree more.
With antlers overhead and tea light candles on the table, I wasn't sure whether I'd stumbled upon the ultimate mancave or New York's hippest watering hole.
I apologize in advance for the iPhone photographs. I guess you'll just have to venture over and see the divine cuisine for yourself.
The scallops were perfectly seared, while the fava bean-almond relish added a wonderful crunch to the otherwise soft-textured dish. The white bean puree was a creamy touch I wanted to lick straight from the plate.
Boy, was I wrong.
Each bite of the toffee cake was rich, gooey, decadent, sticky goodness. I melted into my high-backed chair, slipped into a heavenly coma and called it a night.