Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Quite the scene - ladies who lunch mixed with business people - impatient shoppers trying to get a table without a reservation and corporate types. Great looking crowds, efficient service - quite a scene. We've just relicated our offices a block away and will be back frequently!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice place, good service,
Very nice place, good service, good food, nice people around.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
THe Best Sunday Brunch in
THe Best Sunday Brunch in the City. SErvice a bit slow.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We idled and sat for n2 hours
We idled and sat for n2 hours and never felt like our table was taking too long--we were.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I arrived on time for my reservation but was not allowed to be seated without my entire party being present. I think that if you make a reservation for a table you should be given your table when you arrive at the designated time and not have to wait outside until the remainder of your party arrives.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious, great spot for lunch
Always good food, interesting but easy menu, great coffee (although iced drinks are too small), love the scene at lunch
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always forget how good the
Always forget how good the food is at Fred's until we make a return visit.
Assume Mr. Lee is planning a renovation, as the space is in dire need of a lift.
Staff is always welcoming.....a leisurely delicious dinner.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was actually better
The food was actually better this day than others and I am a regular. A bit disappointed. We were there early for lunch around 11:45 and it wasn't busy but the waiter wasn't attentive initially until we said something. Our guest were going to the theater. Once he knew he was accommodating.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful food and atmosphere. the service was good, considering the fact that it was really busy / crowded. the food was excellent, as always.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fred's is always a treat for
Fred's is always a treat for lunch. Not only is it great people watching but the food is terrific. Love those salads and the fish preparations are always just right. Service is professional and friendly.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our third time at
This is our third time at the restaurant, and it was superb.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mixed reviews for food
My friend and I split two dishes -- Chopped Chicken Salad (which was delicious) and a Turkey Club Sandwich (which was super dry and pretty bad). Ambience was nice so I'm willing to give it a second try, but was disappointed that one of our dishes was not good at all.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
You'll love Fred's
Have never had a bad meal at Fred's. everything has always been perfect.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a nice place to eat
We always go here, but have trouble with reservations. Always lost some how until I used open table. Foods great. Pricy. French fries are the best. Fun place to go. Nice to our kids.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New York favorite for years
Fred's is the quintessential casual conteporary chic luncheon destination without peer. Food, ambiance and service are top notch. I've been dining there for years and it just gets better and better.
The menu changes enough to be adventuresome and dynamic, yet the continuation of long-standing favorites is ideal.
Fred's is also terrific for dinner when you're looking for a destination with fine food, ambiance and vibe, yet want to be able to have a more focused and intimate rapport with your company. You'll be able to hear each other just fine.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Right Said Fred's
And everything was right. Food, wine, serviceplace - I'll definitely be going back. AJ
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just the best all around menu
Just the best all around menu in town. Great people watching and amazing staff. Never had a disappointing meal there and have eaten there over 50 times
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Fred's is like having
Dinner at Fred's is like having dinner in your own private restaurant. The staff is attentive to your needs whether it be your drink or your meal. The noise level is minimal so you can talk easily with your party.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappointed at Fred's.
Never disappointed at Fred's. Love Mark's Madison Av salad and the cocktail selection is great
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
a true NY insider - lunch!, Fred's
Greatly enjoyed lunch at Fred's - the food was delicious and the place is bright and energetic in terms of ambiance. We were seated after a minor wait - the place was very busy at 1pm, the time of our reservation. We were rewarded with 'an excellent table' to quote the maitre d' - and it was - next to a large window overlooking the small balcony on 61st Street. We had a deliciously prepared hamburger and fabulous frites and the omelette special ( with vegetables) - and then shared the very fresh profiteroles for dessert. Holding court in the middle of the dining room, some big names from the Wall Streeet held a power lunch - so much fun! And SO NEW YORK!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy salads - phenomenal club sandwich and fries - beautiful dining room - huge portions. Fred's is pricey, but to be expected on Madison Avenue.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always try to have Sunday Brunch at Barney's while in NYC to warm us up for our shopping trip. Staff is very efficient. Sometimes a bit stuffy, but always professional. The food is delicious and filling, no worries on the portions.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fred's: just ok-- VERY noisy
No ambience at all -- HORRIBLY noisy; you have to shout to be heard -- some of the food was quite good and the menu offers a great many good choices -- the Fred's chopped chicken salad is boring and ordinary -- it's a crowded and extremely unrelaxed setting, but conveniently located -- there is more Botox and silicone in that one room than in most plastic surgeon's offices. You'd think it was really some place special by the people willing to wait 30 minutes to be seated, a surprising number of whom are restless, noisy small children.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the same wannabe/pretentious
Still the same wannabe/pretentious crowd and staff - but the food is terrific. Chicken livers and steak fries a must.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chicken salad was tasty
The chicken salad was tasty and plentiful. The noise level however made it difficult to hear my friends.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
On top of their game
Fred's, high atop Barney's iconic NY department store, is the perfect end to a day of shopping or strolling the neighborhood. Just as the store begins to empty out, Fred's fills up with savvy New Yorkers who eschew trendier, newer restaurants for fine food, accommodating service and genuine value. So while Fred's may not be a hot spot, it should be a top spot on anyone's Top 10 list.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great friendly and
Always great friendly and competent service. Always great food and people watching!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious and fresh and service was efficient.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday lunch scene
Fred's was the place to be Friday lunch. Delicious food, variety of salads, apps and entrees, even a few vegan daily specials.. Jam packed, reservations recommended.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
great for people watching
This is clearly a ladies-who-lunch place; it's fun just to see everyone's outfits.
The food is very nice--good salads--even though a bit expensive.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
buzzy lunch shopping break
We regularly take a break here while shopping at Barney's NY, and enjoy the buzzy lunch scene. The brisk service is friendly and efficient. The lengthy menu offers something for everyone. Our choices of cobb salad and chicken caesar salad did not disappoint. Customers dining offer great people watching.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around, food, menu, service, people watching
9/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great midtown spot for a
A great midtown spot for a good bite! Fred's has both elegance and energy.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fun at Freds
It is a fun place to people watch and a nice place for lunch. Good service and good food and you get to be in Barney's which is always fun
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
The new Freds
It was so delicious, and the service was wonderful. They gave us French Fries to start, just to be nice. One of us was allergic to truffles, so they immediately came back with unflavored fries. That would have been totally sufficient for me for dinner. The most delicious I have ever eaten.
SErvice attentive, food great. Only complaint is that the chairs are a bit too low for short people like myself!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner at freds
we all enjoyed dinner and it was lovely to be able to converse at the table. coffee station closed before we were finished and couldn't get a refill which is not ok with me. servers switched in the middle of the meal. some portions were ample but the asparagus appetizer was embarrassingly skimpy for the price. all in all a positive experience and a relaxing meal.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing! The grilled octopus was one of the best I have ever had!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Left Us To Talk
I was having lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in years. The wait staff was very good about letting us sit and talk without nudging us to leave. It was a positive experience. The restaurant was busy, but not rushed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Convenient Location for Shoppers
Fred's is a good place for brunch if you are midtown east. While the food is not extraordinary, it is good as is the service. Place is clean and bright, with classic sophisticated ambiance and decor. Note two things: 1. Make reservations and 2. Be forewarned that there are a number of European tourists (at least the times I have gone). All in all, a lovely place to brunch with a few folks, but not a large group.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, great food, not
Great place, great food, not too noisy, a bit more warmth in the service would be amazing
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great American Fare
Wonderful service, great wine, and fabulous salad!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch time dine
If you're in Barney's NY, Fred's is a very convenient place to eat. They sat us on time and the service was good. The only issue is that unless you request a table in the large main room, you will be seated in a back private dinning room. They walked us past many empty tables saying they were all reserved. Make sure you request a table in the main room if you like to be in the scene.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and noisy
Food was great. Lunch salads were large so we shared. One draw back was noise level. Hard to have good conversation. Definitely a place for "beautiful " people but then again it's in Barney's. Totally recommend a reservation. We had one for a 1:30 lunch. The place was packed with many waiting for tables. I would go back for the food and maybe have wine next time! It would help with the noise!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
people watching paradise!
Food was creative but still American. ..slow snobby service but the scene and people kept us entertained! !
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Frenzied Lunch Crowd
You would think they were giving away the $1,000 pairs of shoes at Barney's! A lunch of two copious salads and a bowl of soup, no drinks, no dessert was $75 including tip. Must be petty cash for those shoppers. Salad was good, not great. Very large servings. Not a lot of flavor. Wait staff very attentive.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food good, receptionist not so much
Annual birthday lunch with son. Requested window seat and birthday cake. Receptionist and host made a face as they were reading my request. The host showed us to a table against a pillar and in middle of traffic. Seriously! Not acceptable. Got our table and our cake.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
fun for lunch
The salads were great, the shrimp appetizer was fantastic and the service was very good.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to enjoy,dine, then shop! Gracious International crowd
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A bit less accessible than your usual restaurant on the street but then again this is no usual restaurant. Possessing authenticiity in its decor, wait staff and manner, the food and variety of food is first rate. When the food is served it is hot, freshly made and totally appetizing. It would be difficult to not find selections which would immediately draw your interest and appetite. The menu trends toward Northern preparation but there are also Southern Italian dishes offered. A bit pricier than some restaurants but worth the cost. Wines are nicely selected, not in profusion but an adequate selection. A timeless quality to the experience but quite a pleasant one - with New York overtones and an interesting assortment of diners.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a favorite while in
Always a favorite while in the city. Great location and fun vibey atmosphere
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM