The folks behind Edi & the Wolf and The Third Man are venturing well west of their stomping grounds on Avenue C. Tonight they’ll open Freud in Greenwich Village. As ya might’ve guessed from the name, this is another contemporary Austrian joint, meant to evoke a turn-of-the-century tavern in chef Eduard Frauneder’s native Vienna. And as you also might’ve guessed, the 65-seat dining room is a real beaut, complete with requisite floral arrangements. That’s not entirely due to Florian Altenburg, who designed the sumptuous sister spots as well. The tile and wainscoting are left over from Pasticerria Bruno Bakery, which spent 41 years here on La Guardia Place.
Click here to check out the food and drink menu, and click over to Grub Street to see more photos of dishes like the rye spaetzel with cheddar and cauliflower, and the pork neck with bacon, caramelized lettuces, and annatto sweet potatoes.
According to a press release, there’ll be patio seating once the weather warms.
Freud, 506 La Guardia Place, 212.777.0327