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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fredsnothere.com/
  • Phone: 4169719155
  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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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Fred's Not Here reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (21)romantic (13)hot spot (13)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • We had special attention we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    We had special attention we felt, excellent guidance, and pacing of our dinner so that we could meet our theatre curtain a cab ride away. The food was excellent, well presented and our waiter new his menus. He was our friend throughout and not at all intrusive. It was a very special first date for two older people and it could not have gone better. Bravo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the experience. Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    Enjoyed the experience. Always do when I go there for dinner. Questions are always answered about the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a steak house, the steak
    fanfromPLBVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2011
    For a steak house, the steak wasn't so great. The appetizers were quite tasty, though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great spot for our late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    A great spot for our late lunch - Team Celebration. The fixed lunch menu was excellent, our wine selection available and we had a very good timely service. A place to go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We waited over an hour for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    We waited over an hour for our entrees and the server ignored us most of the time, while the table beside us, who got there after us, received both an appetizer and entree by the time we got our apps. The food was good but portions were small, and a little on the pricey side. In particular the black truffle ravioli, which only came with a few pieces of past, cost as much as any of the other main dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fred's was a perfect choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Fred's was a perfect choice for dinner before the show. Delicious food, fast but still relaxing service, good wine and atmosphere, and a short walk to the theatre.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Initially had some problems
    TOExpat
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    Initially had some problems finding our reservation, but then it was a pleasant evening. Food was very good, wine list is great, service good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-so...not a standout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Nothing stood out about Fred's Not Here. It was across the street from the theatre and looked to have great potential. The prices were Theatre District, but the food was Dive Diner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Theatre Gem
    SlewyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Pre-theatre Gem. We had a super meal and was able to get to the theatre on time and unrushed, Very good food and service.Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic. We
    Buster
    Dined on 10/20/2011
    The food was fantastic. We especially loved the crab/lobster soup. Both the presentation and the flavour was phenominal. I had the Paella and it was delicious and very filling and my husband had the surf and turf which he really enjoyed. Our server was very helpful and he mad sure that we got off in time to get to the theatre. the service and the atmosphere was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent.......They have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2011
    Excellent.......They have a prix-fixe 2 course dinner for $29.99...They also have a pre-fixe 2 course dinner for $25.99 (with more items!!) for pre theatre..but you must ask for that menu!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the pre fixed lunch:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    I had the pre fixed lunch: crab soup and new York strip The soup was amazing but the steak was bit dry and tough. It was a bit over cooked and it might have been the reason. I'd totally go back for the delicious soup!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually a safe bet, the food
    TOExpat
    Dined on 9/23/2011
    Usually a safe bet, the food was OK this time, but not as good as we had expected from prior visits. The lobster had a very distinct chlorine taste to it. Wine was good as always, service could have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and our waiter was
    Union
    Dined on 9/17/2011
    Good food and our waiter was pleasant, but it took over 45 min for our food to arrive. good thing we arrived early enough or we would have missed our TIFF showing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food as ever (though
    TOExpat
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    Good food as ever (though the clam soup was a bit overspiced), the service was less attentive than the last times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great... I had Halibut
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2011
    Food was great... I had Halibut with curried rice and the wife had steak and frites. Both were quite good and wew would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fred's Not Here was a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Fred's Not Here was a great place to have something good to eat and get caught up with a good friend.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great option for Lunch!!
    iheartfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2011
    Excellent prix fixe menu and resonably priced for Lunch..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was a little slow,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    Service was a little slow, waiter was a bit rude. My reservation was not on file when we arrived even though manager had called me to make changes day before, however we were seated quickly anyway for summerlicious. Food was amazing, would go back when there isn't so many people perhaps.
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  • we went here for Summerlicious,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    we went here for Summerlicious, and the portion was still extremely generous. The service was a little slow, but I would suggest it was because of summerlicious and because they were overly busy. Although a little slow, the server was really nice and helpful. I would go here again and recommend it to anyone wanting a solid piece of steak
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've never had a better Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    I've never had a better Steak! Service is very friendly as well!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fred's Not Here, so we'll come back
    criticaldiner
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Fred's Not Here! Was a good find in the summerlicious selection. What immediately attracted us to this restaurant was the large selection for the summerlicious menu. Our part had 3 Pescatarians out of the group of seven. The selection was diverse enough and included vegan items as well. Our party enjoyed the food whichoverall was good but not great. Some individaul items were wonderfully presented like the baked lobster and crab soup. Others were bountiful, like the Prime Rib. But one that disappointed was the Paella which was overly soggy and the presentation didn't quite suit the dish, in our opinion. We were seated at the "chefs" table or VIP table which is closest to the kitchen and might work in some restaurants but here it did not.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall great food for summerliciou
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2011
    Overall great food for summerlicious menu! Service was a little slow though due to the fact that there were only 2 servers working, and had to rush back to work. Thouroughly enjoyed my food and the restaurant had a very welcoming touch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad Fred's on Open Table!
    DutchmanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2011
    I have been to Fred's Not Here several times and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a first-time experience
    CANCURL
    Dined on 6/1/2011
    This was a first-time experience at this restaurant for our group of 4. The 'Open Table Online booking' was most convenient. The time-limit restriction due to a theatre commitment was acknowledge & upheld with timely service. The food was nicely presented & tasty-no complaints. For persons with limited mobility, negotiating the stairs to the lower level washrooms is a challenge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While the food is always very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    While the food is always very good I have been finding the last few times I have dined at Fred's red meats are being overcooked. I ask for rare and many times I have been given medium rare and even medium. The staff is very accommodating however and will rectify this but it is a hassle and I do not like having to send things back. Also I was treated very rudely by the maitre'd when I tried to call him to address a concern I had. The staff on the other hand were very friendly and very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were pleased with the pre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    We were pleased with the pre theatre menu and service. Everything was good and on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Would Return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2011
    My friend and I had dinner at Fred's Not Here on May 19th (first-time guests). We both enjoyed our experience. From our intital greeting, to the service and then our entire meal - no complaints. We never felt rushed or pushed to leave, despite lingering over coffee. If you've ever been to Fred's Not here, I'm sure you're aware of the Lobster & Crab soup (delicious). My friend had the crab cakes and thought they were well worth ordering. We both had the Sole "Rockefeller" - if you eat fish, you might enjoy this dish. We shared the Apple Blossom/Ice cream - wish we'd ordered two! We would definately return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went there for pre-dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We went there for pre-dinner show for the Lion King. We asked for the Lion King menu but waiter failed to take our order and "rush" for us. Overall food was good but service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a family get together,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    This was a family get together, and was a perfect choice.Good food Good service . Relaxing night.!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive First Visit
    howi
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    My first visit to Fred's Not Here was impressive. I particularly appreciate the recommendations from our server about what's great and what's not for the day. We go for the 2-course special with the ribeye came in right order for all of us and the fries on the side were quite "different" from the usual serving elsewhere. I would definitely go again with other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fred's is a convivial spot
    AlCathVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Fred's is a convivial spot for unintimidating dining. Friendly staff, good food, nice casual ambiance. Menu items are priced just right; a fifteen-dollar 2-course lunch option was a nice treat. Fred's seafood bisque is terrific. A great place to go pre- or post-theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic