La Guardia Place is quickly turning into a restaurant hotbed: Court Street Grocers opened in August, and now Freud, from Vienna-born Edi & the Wolf chef Eduard Frauneder, is open on the block. Like its sister restaurant, Freud offers a contemporary take on Austrian fare, and Frauneder's menu includes a stew of pig trotters, coco beans, and farm eggs; Wiener schnitzel with a Yukon Gold potato salad; and dark-rye spaetzle with 5 Spoke Tumbleweed cheddar and cauliflower.
To start, Freud is only open for dinner, but the plan is to make it an all-day restaurant — and the pretty, vintage vibe of the space (designed by Austrian native Florian Altenburg) is the perfect complement. Also, because this is an Austrian restaurant, there's an impressive beer list — the on-tap offerings include Radeberger Pilsner, Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen, and Braufactum Progusta — as well as wine and cocktails, too. Take a look:
Freud, 506 La Guardia Place, 212.777.0327