Friedman’s Debuts on Grand Street with Latest Cafe

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

Friedman’s is open for business on Grand Street. Ready to roll some six months after its announcement.

The new location of the local chain debuted late last week at 357 Grand, and features about eleven tables inside (booths and two-tops), plus a rear yard with four tables that is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm daily (and already in use). Liquor license pending.

Friedman’s is a misnomer of sorts. With the ring of a classic family luncheonette, these cafes were actually named for famous economist Milton Friedman, who popularized the phrase, “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” Phillips founded the first eatery eleven years ago in the Chelsea Market. It made headlines in 2017, though, after moving into the famous Cafe Edison in Times Square.

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