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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
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.
Fred's never disappoints. From the moment you walk in and see the long welcoming bar with perhaps the best bartender in the Midwest stirring up magic cocktails with fresh squeezed juices and the perfect combination of spirits, you feel enveloped in a welcoming environment. The firelight that reflects off of the long table of open flames adjacent from the bar casts an almost "Island "atmosphere. I've tried quite a few different dishes at Fred's and each was as delicious as the next. Dessert s are fabulous as well, we shared the chocolate mousse which most satisfied our chocolate craving! The waitstaff here is top notch! Always a great dining experience!
Turkey club was delicious, view from the balcony was great. The other reviews are correct....the hostess is a b@&#h. We were there 15 minutes early and told to wait in the hall. She comes out and opens the doors and doesn't even say a word. Go enjoy the food, but don't expect to feel welcome or attended to.
Fred's is a first rate restaurant that is rarely crowded, an excellent option for a Friday or Saturday night when the restaurant scene in Chicago is hectic and noisy and conversationally challenged to say the least. Perhaps the location on the top floor of Barney's confuses the foodies.
I met my friend for lunch and it had been awhile since I was at Fred's. The view is amazing and it's always great to walk through Barney's!
Our waiter was awesome. Friendly and attentive. There is a great wine list. Good Rose' options and wines by the glass. We had brunch and I had a very good frittata. It came with potatoes, fruit, and toast with butter and marmalade. My friend had a veggie omlet which looked good!
Worth a visit simply for the good food and fabulous view!
Positive: The staff were respectful of our privacy, and we were not rushed.
Negative: Whether on the phone or in the restaurant, the staff were not the least bit friendly. There were no warm welcomes nor goodbyes. We were barely acknowledged when we entered the restaurant--as though we were unwelcome guests--and we were completely ignored when we left.
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