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Fred's Not Here
Fred's Not Here
  • Address:
    321 King Street West
    Toronto, ON M5V 1J5
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Fred's Not Here Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fredsnothere.com
  • Phone: (416) 971-9155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Huy Truong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Street
  • Public Transit: Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: City street meter parking and private parking lots throughout the neighbourhood.
A word from Fred's Not Here
Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service and ambience- Nice restaurant for a casual get together with friends. The front host/waiter was a tad rude when we showed up early for a reservations. He shooed us away saying absolutely no tables yet. No offer for us to wait at the bar or a courteous please come back later. The waiter we had once we were seated was much better. Food- Lobster bisque was flavorful with a bit of spice. The pastry was top notch. Steak- ask for it a level down from what you like. " if you like medium rare as for it rare". Aside from taht flavor was good Dessert- it tasted good nothing out of the ordinary."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food is good but not exceptional. Prices are fair. Service is good."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had a lovely 3-course dinner part of the Mirvish dinner package. Sadly I didn't get our servers name but he was fantastic. Really took joy in his job and didn't hesitate to give an opinion/recommendation on our choices. For that alone I really enjoyed this place. The food is good, I would recommend that curry with coconut rice. My boyfriend had the steak which he was happy with. I would recommend this place for a date night. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our dinner out at this restaurant. It was my wife's birthday and we had a special dinner to celebrate. I would recommend the lobster/crab soup with the puff pastry. I had a steak and my wife had the seafood paella. The seafood included lobster which was as good as any we have had freshly cooked at a seafood restaurant. Sometimes when it is part of a dish like this it is not so good. Lots of choices for wine and deserts."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Fred's not here is a very good restaurant. The service might have been the best I've ever had. I was let down by the steaks a bit. Very good quality meat, but it lacked a bit on the flavour end. Definitely tasted wood grilled...but not like much else."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Simply ok, nothing special, a cut above Applebee's. The three rib pork chop must have come from an odd mutant pig where the other two ribs were missing, poor pig or poor me not understanding that a three rib pork chop is actually only one rib. The service was good the food ok, the price moderately high for what you get. Bottom line I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "good food, good atmosphere near theatre nice area for walking "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Good food, good service. Will be back for more! A very enjoyable theatre dinner."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We were in Toronto for a convention and had made reservations online which was great and convenient- the reservation was confirmed promptly and the lunch went great - food was good - service was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Fantastic service. Prompt, attentive and thoughtful. Appetizers were spot-on. Ceasar salad and lobster/crab soup were delicious. Mains were good however the 10 oz steak was siting on a plate with large pupils of oil (from the veg?). Offer made by server to take and replace was declined by diner. Tasted great. Frites were crispy and hot. All in all a good dining experience."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Freds Not Here is always consistent with delicious food ... Nice presentation, knowledgable waiter, and great selection of food choices. They have a great fixed price menu with appetizer and main with something for everyone. They are known for their steaks, but fish is a great meal too. Make sure to try the lobster/crab soup - its pretty special and great tasting. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "AN excellent location for a pre show dinner. The food was very good and service excellent."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing. I have been to this restaurant a few times, but I always make sure I have something different on the menu every time. I even had dessert (which is unusual) - normally too full to have dessert, but this time was different..Great service, yummy food (very delicious and the temperature was perfect) and great location. Definitely will keep coming back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The name caught my eye as well as the location. I felt the steaks were that of an average steak house. Nothing was amazing or exceptional in my view. Even the wine list did not strike me as appealing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good for quick meal prior to theatre or symphony - simple, reasonable food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Several colleagues and I had dinner at Fred's Not Here one night during a conference. All aspects of our dinner were exceptional. Our server was very polite and attentive. Our food was delicious, we all had steak which was tender and flavourful, and there was enough space for the six of us to feel comfortable at the table. The noise level was low enough that we could easy speak across and down the table to everyone. I would recommend you make reservations for Fred's Not Here if you plan on having a larger party since space can be limited."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "I used to be in the restaurant business and am extra critical of service and food. The service was incredible. Best I've had ever in Toronto. No exaggeration. The food was outstanding. Everything was above spectacular. It was hard to leave!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Service was very good but food was just fair. Duck was on verge of burnt. Sole was too salty."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We visited Fred's Not Here during Winterlicious. We ordered the lobster and crab soup. It was one of the tastiest soups I have had. I like the flavour along with the pastry covering the soup. Steak was great along with dessert which was similar to a chocolate molten lava cake with ice cream. It was excellent."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Went for the Winterlicious with a group and thoroughly the meal. We all ordered different items and all gve their choices a thumbs up!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Or at least someone who did a great job in the kitchen. Excellent and interesting, prefectly plated deliciious food. Portions generous enough to allow some take away. Our server was exceptional. Positive, friendly, and efficient. Particularly great for couples or friends who enjoy food together !"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I always come back for the lobster bisque, this is almost a meal in itself. We came for winterlicious and feel the value for the meal spot on."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Great $35 Winterlicious dinner menu! I went there with friends and we received very good service."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The restaurant had a vintage touch to it which I loved, and the food was top notch. Definitely a must go to anyone looking for a wonderful dinner!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I was lucky to book a table on Friday night for winterlicious. The menu is excellent. And the portion of wine is generous. The desserts could be better, but worth the price after all."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "because of Mirvish we tried this place. Not worth it if not included with the package a few wines on the list were not avaliable food was just ok There was nothing bad to say about this restaurant"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything at Fred's Not Here is always excellent; the food, the service, the creativity with dishes... Very good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We were a group of 4 people that went to enjoy Winterlicious. We had a fantastic evening. The food was great. Definitely will be back for more!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "My experience here for winterlicious was great. I have already recommended friends to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The lobster and crab bisque was delicious although this year the puff pastry on top was collapsing (not only on mine but on other diners' too) and a long hair was found in the soup at our table. The steak was done to perfection. Good-sized portions. Excellent vegetarian dishes too. Will be back!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Great food and great ambience. The services was friendly and made some good recommendations."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I have been there 4 times. Twice for winterlicous. The $20 lunch is a great price. You must try their famous crab and lobster soup! It is their best appetizer. Their steak awesome too, great value and cooked exactly as you asked for. Very good service. I've also been their with big groups of friends for dinner and birthday party. Recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I have gone to Freds Not here many times and I have never had a single bad experience. The service is great! The food couldn't be better! It is a true gem."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "went for Winterlicious lunch... they do a great job of describing their dishes on the menu - wonderful use of adjectives and the descriptors made me hungry just reading. The food itself was a lot less "fine dining" than the menu descriptions would suggest... perhaps it was because it was a fixed price menu, but I wouldn't return for their regular menu (and regular prices!) for the quality of food they offered. The service however was wonderful, and the waiter was timely and friendly."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Freds has been here a long time so it can definitely be called a neighborhood staple. However we felt its getting a little dated. Food was mediocre, my husbands steak was half fat. The scallops were ok but the asparagus was raw (which is edible but not what I was expecting with this cooked meal). Service was slow, the restaurant was busy but it is a very small restaurant. We opted out of dessert for all the above reasons. Will probably not give it another chance since there are many other choices on restaurant row."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I dined here with my girlfriend on a Friday night. The food was about 3/5 stars and the atmosphere was 2/5 stars. No music was playing... Very boring but the food wasn't too bad. Hard to have a conversation because nobody wanted to talk loud so without music it made it a bit awkward. Weird vibe though. I don't think we would go back but maybe down the road if we feel like a steak."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I've come here often enough to know what to expect and am rarely disappointed. Thanks again for a great lunch outing!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Great food and service. A good place to try if you're in the entertainment district. Good restaurant if you are going to see a musical, it's close to the theatres and the service is fairly quick."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My daughter and I booked Fred's Not Here for dinner prior to our Les Miz show. We started with a great fresh bread basket selection. Both our entrees were very tasty, with fresh ingredients made with care and presented with pride. I did get to enjoy a bit of my daughter's Seafood Paella, which certainly was competitive with our experiences a few years ago in Barcelona. I enjoyed a nice grilled Salmon Filet. We had given our server the courtesy of letting her know we were attending a show, so her good service was mindful of the time, which was appreciated as we enjoyed our meal and had an appropriate amount of time to get to our show."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "We were a group of ten who meet for dinner prior to going to an evening show. In spite of the fact that several members of our group were late in showing up, we were well attended to ensure that we did not feel rushed and yet got through dinner from starters to dessert. Our waiter was attentive and offered menu suggestions that would be lower preparation times or advised us that a particular choice required X amount of cooking time. Our food was great, the environment was festive and friendly and we were made to feel that we were valued as a customer. Would highly recommend this established."
    Dined on 12/13/2013