We LOVE Fred's
Fred's never disappoints. My GF and I dine regularyly. The food is always top notch and the staff is always friendly. We always leave with a pleasant experience.
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being located in Barneys,
Being located in Barneys, you expect a lot from Freds. Well, they don't disappoint. Everything about this place exceeded my expectations. The food, service, and ambience were all outstanding. I'll definitely be coming back!!!
2/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whilst shopping at Barney's,
Whilst shopping at Barney's, I stopped up at Fred's for lunch on the recommendation of the sales associate. A little hesitant wondering how a restaurant in a clothing store compared to the many other options in the area, I gave it a shot. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The pizza was delicious and the chicken milanese was excellent. The service was also what you would expect coming from Barney's. I think I'll have to try dinner at Fred's soon.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Difficult to find. Above a
Difficult to find. Above a ladies apparal shop and not signs.
Food was delicious.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh and Artfully Presented
Had a very nice 3 Course lunch during Chicago Chefs week. We enjoyed each course well prepared and presented, fresh and tasty. My dessert was not so great the Itallian potato flour cake with mixed berries . The cake was really dry and tasteless and the mixed berries consisted of ONE strawberry cut up and 6 blueberries!!! However, other than the disappointing dessert it was an overall good dining experience.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
always a favorite! great menu
always a favorite! great menu and everything is good.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love it when we get great service but I leave not knowing the server''s name. I like to be left to my own conversation with the people I came to dine with. The seared octopus appetizer is worth another trip for sure. Also they cured the salmon in my appetizer on site and it was to die for. The wine list was shorter than I was used to and I loved it because they were affordable but someone had really culled the list and I was happy with both the red and white we ordered. Terrific desserts also. Valet service was a dream!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a great experience.
It was a great experience. I really loved the ambiance and the service was great!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chicken Milanese - AWESOME!
As usual, the chicken milanese is one of my favorite things to eat in the city. This menu item never disappoints and I would highly recommend this restaurant for lunch just for this menu item.
4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fred's is always my favorite
Fred's is always my favorite go-to place for lunch. It has a vibrant, bright atmosphere and the food is always fresh, delicious and good healthy choices.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Odd location inside the store,
Odd location inside the store, which is awkward after hours, but worth finding. Fairly small. A wee bit overpriced, but excellent food.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great brunch near shopping
Had a great brunch at Fred's. I ordered off the brunch menu and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of food I got. Salad, pastries, mimosa and entree with sides. I felt $32 was very reasonably priced!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun neighborhood scene, great people watching, excellent salads on menu, and outdoor patio is awesome (though not many tables)
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always one of our favorite
Always one of our favorite restaurants in a great location. The food is great, always hard to decide what to get. Service is top notch. It's a hidden gem that no one knows about!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My ownly complaint is the
My ownly complaint is the volume of the music. We went to an early dinner, we were the only inside table occupied, and the music was piped in at a level at which we could not carry on a conversation. I asked for the music to be turned down, but it was still loud. I did not bother to ask again, since it was obvious the staff was playing it for themselves, and not for the patrons.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
I did not think that a retailer
I did not think that a retailer would have such a nice place overlooking the city. The selection was great. Outstanding wine list. It was hard to pick what to eat. The food was excellent. I would love to go back next time in Chicago and just have a salad. As we ate our lunch a lot of customers were having salads. I almost wanted one to go they were so big. Next time. We will be back.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Night
My second time here, this time on the terrace. Food and service are excellent. A great date night out.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious, decent
Food was delicious, decent prices given location. The room is very nice
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was there for business,
I was there for business, sat on the deck. Had a fun time - staff very friendly and entertaining. They had a problem with the door into the building. The staff kept getting stuck outside because of a door that would not open.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
a bit pricey but worth it for the view and atmosphere. A fun treat
5/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best cavatelli! And seafood
Best cavatelli! And seafood risotto! Good for business groups or romantic dinner!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a little strange going through a closed store to get to the restaurant, but that's okay. Fred's was nice and the food and drinks were good. Service was initially slow but then picked up during our meal. We could see the lake from our table.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice View and Good food
Fred's was a very nice meal and the view from every seat is great! It was expensive, but not so much considering that you are in Gold Coast on top of a very expensive clothing store. I thought it as a great place to have our dinner before going to the theatre. Lots of traffic and people relaxing in small bar area. Staff attentive and nice...not overwhelming.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would like to say THANK YOU to the whole staff of Fred's . I took my wife for her birthday and they went above and beyond with their accommodation . The service way unbelievably great , the apps were to delicious ( the grilled octopus and the beef carpaccio ) the entree risotto was out of this world . Thank you guys. We will be back soon.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem
It's the very best spot in the Gold Coast for comfortable dinning, great service and fabulous food.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little pricy. Would also
A little pricy. Would also like to see new additions to the menu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprisingly great experience!
I ate there twice, first for lunch then for dinner. At lunch, the service was great and the food was awesome! I would have given the service 4 or 5 stars, if I had written this review before having dinner. Perhaps because dinner isn't as busy as lunch it's harder finding servers? The server we had didn't communicate the style of Barney's (or any other restaurant that attempts to cater to a dining crowd). She was friendly, but was better suited for the counter at McDonalds or a table at Olive Garden than Fred's. Perhaps its time for management to look at the staffing of the restaurant a bit more closely? The bartender, Clarence, was awesome. We had an after dinner drink at the bar with him, and he fits the style you would expect.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been going to Fred's for lunch since it opened and have never been disappointed. Their salads, hors d'oeuvres, and their pastas and entree's are all delicious. The meals are tasty and dependable no matter what type of meal you're interested in having. I've been there mostly for lunch and only once for dinner. Consistent and yummy each and every time.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always know I can get a
I always know I can get a good glass of wine and a nice dinner at freds
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our go to lunch spots - always great! Service was outstanding!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again Fred's did not
Once again Fred's did not fail our expectations and even on a busy Friday evening. Met our out of town guests and the chef even brought the appetizers to our table! I would say the service is outstanding and a very welcoming experience.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy and fit for foodies
Fred's is an oasis in the Rush/Oak/Michigan Avenue shopping area for both business lunching and upscale neighborhood dining. Extensive menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas served with style. Moderate noise level facilitates conversation. Nice outdoor area as well as a light and airy dining room.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden oasis from lines and crowds!
We always have excellent meals at Fred's--this is just a fantastic place for a great view and lunch or dinner. Because the restaurant is 6 stories off the street, the patio can be enjoyed without noise.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum Yum in a gorgeous room
The food and service is always fantastic and this time didn't disappoint. We split the Tuscan kale omelet and the steak salad. Both were cooked perfectly. Love this hidden gem.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside on their small but extremely charming outdoor patio with a beautiful view overlooking the street and buildings below we Loved the choice of breads in the bread basket. Food was great and the service wss good too. Prices were also very reasonable. We would definitely go back again when we visit Chicago and will for sure recommend to family and friends.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who would have thought such a gem!
The hostess, service and food was wonderful. A great restuarant tucked away in a cool spot. A great night
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Post wedding lunch
Our service was excellent and the food was fabulous
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This an all time favorite
This an all time favorite restaurant. It is consistently great food and service.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
the menu at Fred's is so much better since the last time I was there. The choices are abundant and the food was fabulous!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The hidden restaurant
We loved the place! We have looked at the building, closed, on many evenings as we looked for a dinner option in the area and kept going. We finally called the restaurant and asked how to get in after the store is closed.......... It's odd that Barney's, that does everything so smartly, hasn't put a sandwich board or something on the sidewalk at night to let people know this wonderful place is open. Oh, well, the place had plenty of tables and looked like there was no wait, why complain:)???? The food and service was excellent, every bit a new Rush Street favorite!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful spot for brunch or lunch.
A wonderful spot. Vibrant, yet quiet. Wonderful food. Warm atmosphere!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely place to have lunch
lovely place to have lunch but vastly overpriced for what it is. The food was good, but nothing special enough to warrant the prices. It is what it is because its in Barneys, if it was freestanding it would not be noteworthy.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fabulous, although I must say, a bit on the salty side. We ordered two different dishes and I thought both were a bit oversalted. But overall, I would go back again and tell my friends.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Barney's is one of the few restaurants in the neighborhood to focus on sourcing locally. They have my support!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
No Rubble, Barney
My wife and daughter enjoyed lunch at Fred's and really liked it. The atomsphere is very hip and fun, the service sharp and friendly, and they surprised my daughter with a birthday dessert! That says a lot, and guarantees that we'll be back. They had the chopped salad and Fred's salad and both were very good. But again, the dessert was over the top vanilla and chocolate cheesecake! There were other entrees that looked very interesting, but salad was the food of the day. A perfect respite when shopping the Gold Coast!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite lunch spot
I like Fred's because the restaurant is bright and sunny and the food is always good.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great tradition for a girl's lunch the day after Thanksgiving - before our 90 min massages!! :-)
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch spot while shopping
We were visiting Chicago from DC & decided to hit the shops around Oak St on Black Friday.
I was so excited to find a multi-level real Barney's as I am a veteran New Yorker. We had a great server who really helped w/ the food choices, I hate when they say everything is good. He advised on the Bolognese which was great on a chilly day. I booked on open table so we did not wait a minute, and the coat check is a treat when you care to shop in the store as well. Cocktails on point.
My boyfriends pizza had onions in it which he hates, but they quickly brought him a bowl of soup to hold him while they prepared him a steak salad, also a nice touch.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place in the neighborhood
Good location if shopping near North or Michigan Ave/Oak St. Convenient parking nearby with validation. Excellent service, interesting variety of entrees. Relaxing meal on a busy day
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM