The story behind the name? Drew Harré and Juan Sanchez, masters of Rue de Seine (Fish, Semilla, Cosi) were brainstorming on what they should call their fourth eatery… And then Drew remembered that his grandfather used to call anyone whose name he couldn’t remember Freddy! Four years later, this spot with lots of stone walls and hardwood floors still delights guests with small plates crafted by chefs Eric Trochon and Hitoshi Minatani. Wolf them down at the bar, sitting shoulder to shoulder with English-speaking foodies. What exactly should you expect? Skewers grilled over binchotan coals, beautiful fried foods, delicious spreads, terrine de campagne and other incredible charcuterie… And for us, the night we went: elegant leeks sprinkled with herbs and sauce gribiche; an impressive sirloin steak from Desnoyer with anchovy butter; before a light chocolate mousse sprinkled with a crumble topping. // D.C.
FEELING THIRSTY? There are 250 bottles unearthed by La Dernière Goutte, the nearby wine shop: Petit Salé, a Provençal biodynamic white from the Château Roquefort (€5 a glass), a Collioure white from the Domaine La Tour Vieille (€7), a Givry premier cru red from the Domaine Joblot (€69 a bottle), a Condrieu from André Perret (€80)…
PRICE: Tapas €5-15, set lunch menu on weekdays €15.50.