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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
  • Email: freds@bellnet.ca
  • 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
  • "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
  • "I hadn't been here in 15 years and went with a party of 9. Service was fabulous, attentive but not intrusive and the dishes came out quickly and together. Food was solid....great steak and seafood. Still a good spot after all these years."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We were a group of 6 for Christmas lunch, and ordered from their Xmas lunch menu, 3 courses/$25. The portions were good and the dishes were very good. I had the lobster and crab soup and the vegetarian main, both were savory and beautifully prepared. Service was good, but the restaurant had only two other small groups (it was one of the coldest days in December!). All in all, a very good experience. I would return (when it's warmer!)."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I always forget why the restaurants in the Theatre District exist..To kill time before the show. The service was ok but inattentive. After the first "how's the food" check-in, we didn't see our server again until bill time. Caprese Salad and Rib-Eye steak don't take high culinary skill, just quality ingredients. Alas, the salad was "non-traditional" with an odd mix of over-ripe wedged and grape tomatoes, drowning in a thick EVOO and green gunk sauce. eaving 2/3rds of it uneaten failed to illicit a reaction from our server. The steak arrived and was also disappointing. Under seasoned, except for a very strong charcoal taste from the crusty grill marks (they clean the grill right?). Dinner wasn't cheap, so not worth the price."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Great restaurant with many options of fish and meat. Food was delicious, and served hot and quickly. Well worth the money at a downtown nice restaurant...."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The food was very good and the service was polite, helpful and attentive. Very pleased and will return to this charming intimate dining room."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We arrived late , had great service, shared 4 fantastic appetizers and good wine and the service was impeccable despite the late hour .We arrived at 10:45pm and were there for at least 2 hours and despite the late hour we never felt rushed and the quality of service and food was fantastic."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The waiter had the personality of a dead fish! I had made a reservation on Open Table stating that it was my wife's 50th birthday celebration and then going to see Yo Yo Ma at the RTH. I expected that the restaurant would bring something small with a candle. I have never seen a waiter less then this at a table to even remind him of this occasion we were celebrating. Next time I would try a neighboring restaurant instead. The food was good with a 2 course good value menu. The food might convince me to return again but not the poor service!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great food, excellent service reasonable price and a fantastic location."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "and casual relaxed atmosphere. My husband said he had the best paella ever here. Prices reasonable. Great location for the theatre. Would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Nice table. Food was good but not surprising. Nice service. Great time."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Absolutely love the blackened salmon and quinoa salad - delicious and very healthy! This is my fave lunch spot."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "Returned for the steaks which are always excellent and cooked to your desired level ( not over cooked as per most other restaurants). The surprise of the evening was the coconut milk rice which was exceptional - exotic tasking and not over sweet. Will be my new choice instead of the duck fat frites from now on."
    Dined on 10/11/2013