75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Bike Parking: No
Good For Family: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Delivery, Caterers, Family Style, American, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
03/08/2012Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant used to be owned by a Celiac and her husband and they took every precaution to make sure their food was truly gluten-free. As a celiac, this was my haven. I work in the area and would order lunch from friedman's at least 2 times a week, usually more. Since they sold the restaurant, I have watched it deteriorate into a regular restaurant, with no true focus or concern for gluten free food. Countless times, they have sent me non-gluten free food. The only reason I knew it wasn't gluten free was because I have been going there for so long and noticed there was no sticker on it. For a new patron who doesn't know about the stickers, there is no way for them to know that the food they trusted to be gluten free isn't.
Do not trust them if you are gluten free. They do not understand or care about keeping food truly gluten free, and they should not claim to.
02/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Best mac-n-cheese in the City! Coffee is really good too. Super nice staff. Great atmosphere. Warning: mac-n-cheese is not on the brunch menu. Brunch is good, but would be way better with mac-n-cheese as an option...hint, hint. Oh, and the fruit salad is shockingly good (pomegranate seeds, white-flesh grapefruit, Asian pears...you get the idea).
03/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Best Brunch in area.
I remember the old place. It had good pastrami and that was all. This past weekend I was told by a neighbor about the remodeled restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. Everything was good and affordable during theses times of unemployment. Hate spending it all at 202. . The eggs smoked salmon on potato pancake was very good. My partner had the pancakes. As sweet and fluffy as he.
Cute waiter new to town was honest and helpful. Would have loved a Bloody Mary. Soon to come I was told.
Will definetly be back...
10/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The Friedman's Deli definition of Kosher must mean cook it until it's burnt to a crisp.
One of the first things you may notice when you walk in are the dried up hot dogs behind the register. They keep them sitting on foil on a cold grill. I'm guessing they don't want to dirty the grill unnecessarily. No, they do not re-heat the dogs, they just serve them cold, burnt, and wrinkly.
Chicken fingers...don't forget to bring your steak knife. They cook their fingers so long, that they become so hard and dry, it feels like you're eating balsa wood.
Pastrami...dry. Katz's deli they are not even close.
Hopefully someone at Friedman's reads this and tries eating their own food.
All I can say about anything I've ever eaten here is that it's like a party in your mouth! Great if you're in the mood for a filling meal (the pastrami is out of this world!), or even if you just feel like a nosh (knishes, pickles, grilled veggies, french fries, sweet potato fries, YUUMMMY!!). Staff is friendly, quick and very attentive. And they're open late too, so it's a great place for lunch OR dinner.