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About Freds Chicago at Barneys New York
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.
Barneys New York
Chicago, IL 60611
Italian, American, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
MON - THUR: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
FRI: 11:30AM- 10:00PM
SAT: 11 AM - 10 PM
SUN: 11AM - 5 PM
$31 to $50
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FREDS at Barneys New York offers catering with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
$10.00 with validation from STORE or FREDS
Buses #143 and #151 to Delaware & Michigan, #36 to State & Oak. The Red line train stops at Clark/Division & Chicago/State.
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
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Freds Chicago at Barneys New York, Chicago offers a semi private space with breathtaking views of Oak Street and Lake Michigan. With a capacity of 28 people, the space is perfect for birthdays, showers, anniversarys, company parties, business luncheons, and so much more! Please call for more information. Fred's is also available for full restaurant buy outs.
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Freds Chicago at Barneys New York offers a semi-private space with our famous Italian menu offerings.
Freds Chicago at Barneys New York Ratings and Reviews
the waiter was not overly attentive. dessert came 15 minutes after dinner plates were cleared and that was after getting up from the table and tracking down our waiter. One guest's plate were cleared before everyone was one eating.
portion size was large, salad was good. tasting menu had many good options to pick from. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent.
I think it is important to note that I went during RW 2018 and had that menu. For a $22 prix fixe lunch, with 3 courses, the value couldnt be beat. I had the winter salad (great!), the King Salmon (PHENOMENAL!!!) and the Budino (tasty!). Holly, my waitress, was attentive and offered great suggestions.
Soup was good and dessert was impeccable but the short rib cannelloni was bad enough to merit the meal a one star - pasta was raw and the short rib filling was just that - a filler - i had a great experience during last year’s restaurant week with the main course braised short rib or was it veal cheek a winner - worth coming back - not the case this year.
So we arrived for an 8pm Rez, decided to have a few cocktails with one of the best bartenders in the city: Clarence. After a few Martooooonis we took our seats. It was close to 9 and the place had 3 tables occupied. The busboy immediately came over and said the kitchen closes in 15 minutes. Ok cool, not exactly a warm greeting but I get it, they want to go home. After about 5 minutes the waitress walks over and the first thing out of her mouth was the kitchen closes in 5 minutes...wtf? Why seat us if you’re going to rush us? After we hurriedly ordered that was the last we saw of her....she obviously went home. Look, Fred’s is a pricey fine dining spot in an expensive department store. Don’t push me out the frikkin door. Whoever is the GM of this place needs to go back to his job as a doorman at an Olive Garden....
A group of 5 of us came for Restaurant Week on a Wednesday night. There were only 2 other tables of people in the entire restaurant! It was so bizarre. With such few tables of people, I would have expected our service to be 100%, top notch, but sadly it was not. Our waters were always filled and our plates were always quickly taken away. However, everything else in between was slow. Everyone was friendly and polite.
During RW, you were able to chose two starters and both of mine were wonderful. I ordered the ahi tuna and the cauliflower gnocchi which were amazing! For my entree I ordered the rib and it was just okay. My friends had the salmon and the chicken ravs, which were both much better than my short ribs. Dessert was also wonderful. Their Malbec, by the glass was so good that I had two glasses.
I still cannot get over how this place only had 3 tables of guests. It is so bizarre to me. While the good was above average, the service and ambiance was below average, especially for a nice upscale restaurant inside of Barney's.
The setting is lovely. I wish the food could match. My friend and I each had salads--one was a nicoise and one was topped with salmon. The amount of greens was overwhelming and the dressing was tasteless. The service was lackadaisical at best and we had to flag down the server for coffee. While the salads were a bit pricey, the coffee was $5.00 per cup and we found that to be totally overpriced compared to other lovely restaurants in the area. There are better choices all around.
We had a reservation at 7:30 pm on a Saturday night and we were the only people in the entire restaurant. Not a good sign. Our Caesar salad tasted off, like it was old. Not good. Our entree was delicious. We were visiting from out of town and this was our last dinner in the city, sad it wasn't a better experience.
This is Fred’s of Chicago fur sure...not NY. Upon arrival the hostess who was training someone was unwelcoming. Our server was very nice and accommodating. We ordered fries to start. I ordered the chicken. My husband ordered the burger. The waiter kindly returned to ask if he would like vegetables or something else since the burger comes with fries. He substituted broccoli. When the food came out the burger had fries not broccoli. We told him it was okay and not to bother. Halfway through the meal the broccoli arrived. Good attempt but too late. All in all the food was delicious. If your going for anything other than that it’s blah. I’ve eaten at the original Barney’s of NY. This was mediocre compared to that.
I normally enjoy dining here, but this time foods were really poorly prepared.
The salad were so dry, hardly any dressing and crab meat cake and fries were so over cooked and burnt.
We were seated right next to kitchen so it was very noisy for us to have our conversation.
Our server was nice as always.
The Friday after Thanksgiving Barney’s decided to offer a buffet rather than their usual lunch menu. It was very disappointing as the food was below average and the service dismal. We had to keep requesting that our used dinner plates be removed and coffee refilled. Very disappointing! The charge was $45.00 per person ... a total rip off!
I have been to Fred's several times and always enjoyed the ambiance and food. This last time I went for lunch the food was very disapointing. My sister in law and I both ordered the burger because my daughter got it the time before when I went with her and it was fabulous! This time it was like a completely different chef or something. It was a very average, ok burger. The bun was very boring, the lettuce was wilty and it just didn't have a lot of flavor. My other friend got the turkey club which she said was ok. It didn't look very good - seemed dry and just average. It's a bummer because I raved about Fred's and I love the ambiance however I will be hard pressed to go back after this last experience.
I really hate saying this because I love the location, love the environment and the service is really quite good. But the food needs some attention. Beautiful but no good. How can so many wonderful ingredients be combined on one plate and have little to no flavor? Please pay some mind to the actual taste and flavors served on the plate.
My wife and I decided to eat here for our anniversary, after she joined me in Chiacgo after my work obligation. Unfortunately the quality of food was extremely dissapoitning for what we paid for. The fish that I had was not great and something that I could have probably made at home and my wife’s crab cakes were fishy.
We ended up spending about $160 for this meal with (3)glasses of wine and an appetizer.
The service was prompt and attentive but the server seemed to not fully understand what the menu fully offered. Also at one time, I asked for a second glass of wine and the server proceeded to pour a small amount of the first glass that was left into the second glass. The problem was that they were two different types of red wine.
We don’t mind paying for a good meal as long the quality is there but unfortunately it was not there this time.
Excellent food and attentive service in this upscale, low-key, stylish venue atop the Barney’s New York store at Rush and Oak. There were some minor lapses in communication with our waiter, but not a big deal. Very pleasant Sunday brunch with family. Steady crowd but by no means packed.
I was amazed to read such harsh comments here. We've dined here multiple times with guests from NY to CA and Italy and they always want to come back next time they're in town. The truffle fries and scallops are great with cocktails and the main courses offer everything from hearty Italian to interesting and very good salads. The service is outstanding so do ask for Redding if you remember.
I have to admit we once had a less than stellar lunch salad experience with I believe a chicken salad with very scarce chicken, but in at least 8-10 years of dining experiences, it's a place you can count on with lovely views up Oak Street and a great sophisticated urban vibe without the intrusion of a meat market ambiance so pervasive at other area restaurants. Plus, the noise is at a minimum so you can truly enjoy conversation.
We went for lunch. I had the salmon--it was a solid okay--and my wife had the turkey club--she was unimpressed. We started with the caesar salad. It was fine but not nearly as good as the one I'd had the previous evening at at a nearby five-star hotel. The beverages were fine--wine at proper temperatures. Looking back, the menu seemed a little limited. The server was reasonably attentive but could shave been more cordial. Not bad, but there are better lunch options nearby.
Terrible value for food - and mediocre food. My salad was poached shredded chicken, avocado mesclun greens (as if from out of a bag - not gorgeous fresh lettuce) and a few cherry tomatoes for $27?? Go to any of the other restaurants in the neighborhood to spend as much with better food. We did sit on their rooftop terrace which was lovely.
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