Freds Chicago at Barneys New York

4.6
1052 reviews
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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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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

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OT
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch menu and excellent service. Will be back here.

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WC
Chicago
173 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atop Barneys at Oak & Rush, this very intimate, quite bar/restaurant is impressive. great for conversation, attentive but not invasive service, wonderful cocktails, appetizers (vegan soup), gluten free pizzas available. small yet perfect menu for all. personally, i found it "gold coast-y expensive" yet, for a special meal, it was perfect. great for an EARLY date night as they close at 7. i also understand, in season, their terrace is a delight. great people watching - in the retail section and outside! enjoy the bartender, Clarence! a rare find!

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c
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great food and service!! Wonderful menu with great selections. It was difficult to decide what option to try. Highly recommend!!

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, cozy and elegant atmosphere.

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ET
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed our experience at Fred's very much. The food and service were excellent.

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CT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and the views of downtown were amazing. It was also a romantic setting, perfect for dates. However, the waiter came to our table three times to ask to take our plates away, which made us a bit annoyed.

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VV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had lunch to celebrate our daughters birthday. I love the room many windows and a big fire place.

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k
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a Christmas lunch with my great friend so that we could talk and catch up. We each had a glass of wine that is free with your Barneys credit card, and their wonderful Oak Street salad with in-house poached lobster, shrimp and crab. It was delicious!

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PC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family getogether

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l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fred’s!

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m
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pretty good find. Lovely atmosphere and excellent food. Service was a little slow. But....Would definately return when in town again!

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TL
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and variety in menu. Truffle fries!!! 😋

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C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I enjoyed my first trip to Fred's. It was perfect for lunch with friends. Food, ambience and service was top notch.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was just okay. My crab cakes came out less than luke warm so I had to send them back to be heated more. I wanted to love it because it is close to our home but it was really just ok.

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EI
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fred’s was outstanding!! Clarence was an amazing host at the bar as usual!! Food was delicious!! Thanks for a great evening!!!

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NI
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect on a very busy day, Black Friday, not rushed at all even though my guests were detained.

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m
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch, beautiful room, interesting menu and great service

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ES
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious at Fred’s whether in Mew York or Chicago!

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JD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visit Freds in NYC and now in Chicago. Both my teenage boys love the food. Good variety for the parents too and always tastes great!

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l
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
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
71 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
26 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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LR
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Fred’s 3x but never w hubbie. He loved. Great food, ambience and view down Oak St to Lake Michigan. Service well done. Thanks Fred’s.

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V
Chicago
28 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
56 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
137 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
26 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
7 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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