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Fred's at Barneys New York - Madison Avenue
Fred's at Barneys New York - Madison Avenue

Fred's at Barneys New York - Madison Avenue Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Freds-Start
  • Email: freds@barneys.com
  • Phone: (212) 833-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 5:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Alfredo Escobar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Niki Le Bouquin (212) 833-2207

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 60th and 61st Streets
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Fred's at Barneys New York - Madison Avenue
Fred's at Barneys New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Fred's has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's lobster bisque, robiola with truffle oil pizza, fresh pastas, Baltimore crab cakes or the nationally famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad, our guest’s appetite for taste and luxury are always satisfied. Located on the ninth floor of our Madison Avenue store, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's a comfortable place to dine. The staff is pleasant & the food yummy....the only drawback was that we went on Passover, and the kitchen was very slow we think because of a large group in the private room; we waited about 30-40 minutes after our appetizer for the entree. We were also seated near the group room so there was more than usual noise & loudness, kids running around.....that said, the wait staff was gracious & lovely and the lasagna was yummy."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "food was very good. our waitress was very good. the server from who we ordered our wine was inefficient and lacking in interest and attentiveness. the decor is sleek and stylish."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "we are never disappointed at Fred's. have eaten there for years, and dinner is always fresh, local whenever possible and delicious. staff is attentive and knows menu well. i hope that with the fantastic renovation the team is doing on the store, that Fred's will get that long overdue facelift!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My favorite lunch spot!!! Never disappointed in the meal The fries are exceptional and the service quite good. However, the hostess was quite rude to us."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Tourists beware - this haven on fantabulousness is very much a New York Experience. From a scene of a Woody Allen Movie, throngs of contessa's, dukes, lawyers, surgeons, and other life time residence flock for an absolutely good experience in a chaotically New york environment. While wearing a pastel, white pant suite, or spandex with a crunchy will never get you a seat, a reservation made eons in advance will and is necessary for discover this extensive menu."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I haven't been here for a few years. The good was very good. The service was a little spotty. Overall I think the place could use a little attention."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Fred's makes great lunch salads. Service was very slow but polite. Because of Open Table, they gave me a table by the window. They sometimes put you in undesirable seats."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "An old friend was in town. She loves Fred and so do I. Great Service and great food. The Tiramisu was awesome."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "4 of went to Fred's at Barney's for lunch. Prices were high , but we knew that and wanted the experience. Service was good. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. We all had a glass of wine, and that was the only thing lacking,wines were not what we were used to. All in all a fun experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great place for good food, service in comfortable surroundings."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was my third time dining at Fred's and the first time the food was 5 stars. I ordered the Crab cakes and fries which were the best I ever tasted. The second time I ordered the lobster bisque and Crab Cake again 5 stars. This time again I ordered the Crab Cakes and fries since they are my favorite there and the seasoning was definitely off on both items. They were both very bland and the fries were cold which I found odd since we got there as soon as they opened. If I should decided to dine there again I will definitely try something else on the menu. Overall, it's Barney's - everything else was superb!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Took really long time to get food Brought wrong salad Never refilled water It was noted in reservation that it was my friends birthday. However, when dessert came there was no acknowledgement."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "They are at all times reliable . Nothing more need be said."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Lots of choices from homemade chicken soup, many salads, pastas all very fresh. A wonderful place for lunch in Barney's. Great for locals and out of towners alike. I would absolutely go back"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had a truly sublime lobster BLT club with fries and my husband had linguini with clam sauce and salad he liked a lot. The extensive menu was both lunch and brunch--everything from pancakes to dover sole--and a nice wine and drinks list. Also items for vegetarians. Waitress was busy but that did not make her less aware of or attentive to us. This is clearly a popular spot--reservations recommended--and by the time we left at 12:30 it was a bit noisy for conversation because of the room acoustics but not unbearable. It's on the pricey side for lunch/brunch but the food is really great. So if you're in the mood for a treat or your budget isn't bothered, go for it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Easy spot to meet for business lunch in midtown. Ask for a quiet table and they'll seat you away from big groups. Plenty of healthy choices."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "It's always a pleasure to eat at Barney's. The food is consistently good. If I lived closer I would eat here once a week."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I love this place but was shocked by the food this time. I ordered the burger, which was just okay. The fries were still as good as they always are!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "They lost our order and the waitress didn't even come by to acknowledge that we had been sitting there for over an hour after the first course. Unbelievably bad service and attitude. Will not be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I am a frequent patron of Fred's for a very good reason - it is excellent on every level. The food, service, and ambiance are all wonderful. It's a great place to bring out-of-town guests who want to experience a chic NYC vibe. And the fact that you can shop before or after dining in one of the most prestigious stores in the world - without having to leave the premises - is an added bonus!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great for what it is . Fun was good, service was good and convenient"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "This is one of my favortite lunch spots in the city. The food is of exceptional quality and you never know whow you will run into here. Lots of celebrity spottings."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This was my second time at Fred's, and it was every bit as wonderful as the first. The food is excellent, the wine selection is great, and the atmosphere is lively yet elegant. It's a plus to be able to shop and then go to the top for a meal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great brunch. Large portions. Delicious food. Dining area feels spacious. We did not feel cramped or too close to other diners."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner is always lovely here. The frenzied lunch crowd gives way to a low key and romantic dinner experience. Consistently good good and service."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Always when I am in NY, I go to Fred`s for lunch, while shopping at Barney`s. This time my experience was not good. The service was confusing and slow, as the restaurant was very crowd for a sunday brunch."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Secon time in this restaurante. I like the location, the ambience and the food is good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Waiter not attentive .boarderline rude. Should have complained to management."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were in NY for a girls weekend, went to Fred's for early dinner. We felt like the waiters just didn't care. We had to wait for them to take our drink order. Then wait for them to take our food order, they did not smile. We just did not feel welcome. Our food was good though."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Despite a full house and a noisy lunch crowd, they gave us a relatively quiet table and let us stay as long as we wanted to. Fred's is Ol' Reliable, good food, good service, good ambience, smooth and steady as it goes. Will go back every chance i get."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Three cheese pizza with balsamic vinegar was outstanding as was the ravoli, but I think the sleeper may have been the side of spinach. Perfection. Had to wait to place order - little tough to get waiter's attention. It was busy but it always is Friday at lunch. Similar experience this time last year, too. I had the time, so it was OK to sit and enjoy the crowd - very animated diners!! Will definitely return again - one of my favorite lunch spots."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Always good but this Last Time ... Was just adequate."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Have eaten at Fred's many times and our lunch this week, was weak. Lobster bisque not good at all...and chopped chicken salad was quantity but not quality! Disappointing because I talked it up to a friend"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We will continue to go back often...food is wonderful. service attentive and friendly. Quiet and calm environment for dinner, especially with a large party."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My daughter and I ate at Fred's after participating in Barney's wonderful make-up event. We always have a great time, and we decided to make it a complete evening by dining at Fred's. The meal was excellent. However, a couple was seated two tables down who proceeded to make a huge scene, fighting, talking loudly, and acting like complete boars, uncaring about the scene they were making. A couple one seat away from them took their coffee to the bar to get away from them and enjoy their desert in peace. My daughter and I decided to forgo the coffee and desert to avoid them. I truly don't know what can be done about such happenings. Perhaps the staff could have intervened."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Awesome food.great service.. Live the atmosphere... If you like to people watch this is the place!!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The host was rude. And we had to search over and over for our waiter. It took forever to get someone to pay attention to us."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Still a great place for lunch or early dinner. The restaurant at dinner is less than impressive. Time for an overhaul in decor. The food is delicious but there are many restaurants that have good food. I hope Barney's will revamp the concept. I have been a fan of this restaurant for years."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Great place to eat ...great service... A great place to meet your friends for a guaranteed great lunch!! It's a great place for people watching!! The best of the best go here!! Will be back time and time again!!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "This was one of my favorite places, but this time I was very let down. Not only did they stick us in the worst table, but the service was HORRIBLE. It was an off day for these guys. If you make a reservation make sure you request a table by the window."
    Dined on 2/10/2014