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Freds Chicago at Barneys New York

987 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Great for Lunch (8)
  • Sunday Lunch (6)
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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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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Executive chef
Kevin Smith
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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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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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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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What 987 People Are Saying
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018


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.

vipAubreyL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Phenomenal food, great menu

vipArthurD (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

vipLawrence38 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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 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....

Morgan (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

vipmari (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic spot for lunch. Great food. Nice city escape.

vipsibyl (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

3 of us.
Service was fine but each meal was mediocre at best.

Unlikely to return

gavlindsearl (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went with some girlfriends for my birthday and we were very underwhelmed with the food. The ambiance was nice, the wine delicious ... but the food was just ok.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Very quiet - empty actually when we walked in. Great service. My friend had the white fish and I had a vegan butternut squash soup and a crab cake - very good.

Hard to believe a cup of coffee was $5 but we are in the Gold Coast

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and service. Quiet, and love the fireplace. Will be back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food and great service. Loved the ambiance and the location. Can't wait to sit on their patio in the warmer months.