Freud, From the Edi & the Wolf Team, Serves Up Austrian Mountain Cheese, Pork Neck, and Spaetzle

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Freud Burger with farmhouse cheddar, onion jam, and crispy fennel.
Freud Burger with farmhouse cheddar, onion jam, and crispy fennel.

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:

Onion tart with braised cipollini, mountain cheese, and onion gravy.
Onion tart with braised cipollini, mountain cheese, and onion gravy. Photo: Melissa Hom
Albacore crudo with pumpkin, basil, and crispy sunchokes.
Albacore crudo with pumpkin, basil, and crispy sunchokes. Photo: Melissa Hom
Dark rye spaetzle with 5 Spoke Tumbleweed cheddar and cauliflower.
Dark rye spaetzle with 5 Spoke Tumbleweed cheddar and cauliflower. Photo: Melissa Hom
Pork neck with bacon, caramelized lettuces, and annatto sweet potatoes.
Pork neck with bacon, caramelized lettuces, and annatto sweet potatoes. Photo: Melissa Hom
Déjà Raconté: peach-rooibos-tea-infused bourbon, lemon, and orange bitters.
Déjà Raconté: peach-rooibos-tea-infused bourbon, lemon, and orange bitters. Photo: Melissa Hom
The Slip: Zubrowka, kaffir leaf, lime, and egg whites.
The Slip: Zubrowka, kaffir leaf, lime, and egg whites. Photo: Melissa Hom
The space.
The space. Photo: Melissa Hom
It seats 65.
It seats 65. Photo: Melissa Hom

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Freud, 506 La Guardia Place, 212.777.0327