Freds Chicago at Barneys New York

4.7
1032 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Freds Chicago at Barneys New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Freds has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's our daily vegan soup, fresh pastas, Baltimore crab cakes or the nationally famous Mark's Madison Avenue salad, our guest’s appetite for taste and luxury are always satisfied. Located on the top floor of our Oak Street store boasting amazing views of Lake Michigan, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
MON - THUR: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
FRI: 11:30AM- 10:00PM
SAT: 11 AM - 10 PM
SUN: 11AM - 5 PM
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Phone number
(312) 596-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
FREDS at Barneys New York offers catering with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
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Cross street
Rush Street
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Parking details
$10.00 with validation from STORE or FREDS
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Public transit
Buses #143 and #151 to Delaware & Michigan, #36 to State & Oak. The Red line train stops at Clark/Division & Chicago/State.
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Special events & promotions
Freds Chicago at Barneys New York, Chicago offers a semi private space with breathtaking views of Oak Street and Lake Michigan. The space is perfect for birthdays, showers, anniversary, company parties, business luncheons, and so much more! Please call for more information. Fred's is also available for full restaurant buy outs.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Freds Chicago at Barneys New York offers a semi-private space with our famous Italian menu offerings.

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

What 1032 People Are Saying
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l
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the Margaret’s pizza but only underdone. We thought the pizza was smaller this time with less cheese. We”ll try again this week.

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F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Too a friend for her 60th Birthday. Such a great lunch spot and a great location. Everything we had was amazing except the "chocolate souffle" which was not a true souffle, kind of a lava cake which isn't my favorite. Can't wait to go back!

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FP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Salad had zero taste, service was poor and restaurant is freezing

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l
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The margarita pizza “underdone” is fabulous. Enjoyed our lunch very much.

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EI
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience!!’ Thank you Carlos, Loretta and Clarence!!!

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V
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 2

Ate lunch twice while in Chicago. First time was actually very good, second time not so much. The difference: Took an extremely long time for drinks to arrive. Apparently bartender also was serving food at the bar and had some tables himself to wait on. The music was awful and way too loud. Asked to have it turned down ( server could not even hear us requesting that ) but it never happened. Also herd another table ask the same thing. The food was not good except for the outstanding chicken soup. Lets just say one pasta dish was flavorless while the cabonara was dry and the only flavor was burnt garlic.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and the Parmesan truffle fries are delicious

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KC
London
55 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fred’s for lunch is always a choice when my business lunch is more about fun and relationship building.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great and very attentive.

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service was great. My wife and I really enjoy the atmosphere and ease to get a table. Definitely one of our top 5 to visit when downtown.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual! Keep coming back!

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J
Chicago
129 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my 17 veggie salad! Beautiful ambiance and our server was great! My friend had the cheese pizza and it looked amazing. I’ll get that next time.

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, the waitstaff are are all very effecient & polite. The icing on the cake is the new Assistant Manager, Loretta, formly of Neiman Marcus’ Mariposa restaurant. She is the BEST, Fred’s did themselves an enormous favor snatching her up!!!

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j
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Buffalo burger was greasy and a little gamey (compared to other Buffalo). Chicken salad was good, except chicken was bland.

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L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fred’s at Barneys. It’s one of my favorites. It’s located in Chicago’s Gold Coast a wonderful neighborhood for high end shopping and people watching. The food is delicious, I always get a salad they are amazing. My husband loves their pasta dishes and from time to time they will have scallop specials. The managers are always so friendly and so is the weight staff. They go out of their way to accommodate you any way possible. In the spring and summer I love to sit outside. And in the winter it’s nice to cozy up at the bar next to the beautiful linear fireplace.

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EI
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night experience!!

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PG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Server was not very attentive

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B
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love getting a table by the window with a view of the lake in the distance. Can’t get enough of the seafood salad...and of course the fries with truffle oil and parmesan!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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c
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Average service, average food.
Forgot the cheese to my cheeseburger. Brought the cheese to me in a plate, still charged me$2 for the cheese.
I just expected a little better.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the food and service! Family was happy with quality

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SK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food, service and atmosphere. Pizzas and risottos are excellent and unlike many restaurants, they usually have a couple of good fish preparations on the menu.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem on the top floor of Barney's of New York.
First time to the restaurant very impressed with service and food choices.
We sat outside and had a view of Lake Michigan and the beautiful buildings
that surrounded the area.
Definitely would recommend for lunch

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p
Chicago
205 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fred’s is a delightful restaurant that we should return to more frequently. In the summer the deck has a fantastic lake view. The Oak Street salad with lobster, crab, and shrimp is excellent. My husband’s pasta always provides leftovers for another day.

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TR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

outstanding service, good food, a bit pricey... not crowded at all. Sat outside on a beautiful evening.. great view down Oak St.

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RT
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost afraid to recommend as we go here often to escape the noise and crowds typical to downtown restaurants. Conversation oasis in the midst of the noise jungle. A bit pricy but well worth it for the friendly atmosphere.

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d
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is a great place for lunch! Nice ambiance and professional staff.

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OT
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I took my granddaughter there for her 10th birthday. Both of us enjoyed the ambiance and artwork above a big fireplace. There is a small balcony to eat outside, but we didn't attempt in the heat. The cheese pizza looked so simple but it was perfection! Total yum! It was worth the price. The chopped 17 ingredient salad I had was good, but it was unnecessarily large (basically unfinishable!), and the dressing needed more flavor. It was $24 and would be best shared by 2. The waiter sweetly sent over a chocolate chip sundae and it was yummy. The bread basket was nice with a choice of 3 kinds of bread. Service was very good, as well. I will return!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Bday lunch

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the decor and food at Fred’s! The salads are great and the crab cake amazing! Had an wonderful bottle of wine and never felt rushed.

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KR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best outdoor spot along Rush Street.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We went to Fred’s for lunch and there was a plumbing issue. The restaurant had an overwhelming smell of sulfur. We ordered salads which were disappointing and then had to rush out due to the smell. As we were leaving the restaurant they told us they would be closing for the day due to the smell. We still had to pay for our meal without even a discount. Was very inconsiderate and poor customer service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my mother here for a late Mother’s Day dinner celebration, and it was a great experience! We had a 6:00 PM reservation on a Thursday night, and it wasn’t busy just yet. We were able to get a table out in the patio, which is perfect if you want to enjoy the beautiful Chicago summer weather. The Pomme Frittes and Pizza were very good. Great spot if you’re looking to get smaller plates, great ambiance, or just to be away from the hustle and bustle of Gold Coast.

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O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

We were looking forward to a great experience for Mother's Day...it turned out to be mediocre at best. While the food was good, the service was slow even though the room was not crowded, servers were indifferent almost disinterested, mistakes in our order were begrudgingly corrected, and the cocktails were shockingly bad (watery, only partially filled glasses).

We live in the neighborhood and we will not go back...I guess the restaurant was not crowded on Mother's Day for a reason.

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c
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends. As the weather was nice, we sat on the patio with a pretty view down Oak Street to the lake. It was breezy but pleasant. Our waiters were most attentive. I had the Fred’s chicken chopped salad which I loved (note: in the future I would request no alfalfa sprouts). One friend had the white fish and another had the chicken saltimboca and both said their meal was delicious. I recommend Fred’s highly!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch here with my mom. I ordered the lobster, crab, and shrimp salad - but subbed out the dressing for balsamic. Very good! I left STUFFED- the amount of fish they gave was very generous.

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FF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I love Fred’s but for this visit with a friend the service was average, the drinks ok and the food below par. The food took quite awhile to arrive and when it did was not prepared as I had ordered it. I did not send it back because of timing but the salad had too much dressing, the grilled chicken was not thoroughly cooked and the croutons plentiful but not edible. Very disappointing....

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NN
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I love this spot for its great space and view, and in the past the food has been good. This visit, for Easter lunch, the food was bad. Simple things, an omelette, a quiche, a dessert,—were just poorly poorly executed. The food at Yolk would have been way better. Fred’s, was your chef on Spring Break?!

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Raleigh
86 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There were very few tables occupied the Friday night before Easter, so it was exceptionally quiet. The service was professional and the food was delicious. My son had the greens with avocado, chicken, green beans, etc and I ordered the whitefish prepared in an almond crust. The bread and olive oil served before the meal was exceptionally good. I especially liked the bread selection which included one with raisins. Yum!

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual!

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