Freds Downtown at Barneys New York

4.7
105 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Lunch
Freds at Barneys New York Downtown offers innovative Italian-inspired and modern American dishes headed by Executive Chef Mark Strausman. Located on the third floor, Freds is open for lunch and weekend brunch and dinner. Guests will enjoy a menu comprised of Freds uptown favorites mixed with custom downtown dishes. Highlights on the new menu include the Chelsea Pizza which is made with mozzarella, tomato, roasted peppers, and freshly grounded Hudson Valley Harvest sausage, Avocado Toast, topped with sunflower shoots and a house made pico de gallo, and Ceviche Pescatora-Style, served with homemade corn chips for easy sharing. Freds at Barneys Downtown also boasts a menu of cold-pressed juices and light bites catered towards afternoon shoppers and the after work crowd.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Saturday 11AM - 4:-30PM
Sunday 11AM - 4:00PM

Lunch
Monday & Tuesday 11:30 AM -4PM
Wednesday - Saturday 11:30AM -4:30PM

Dinner
Wednesday - Saturday 4:30PM -8PM
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Phone number
(646) 264-6402
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Dress code
Business Casual
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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun here - great food - very friendly nice staff and a great ambience and location

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MN
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fred’s at Barney’s Downtown is an understated, elegant space, nice menu options and excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire table ordered the Thom Browne designer burger and it was outstanding - the add-on of the mini bottle of Moët was a nice touch!

Cannot wait to come back to my favorite lunch spot!

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SA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

I love Fred's and eat at the uptown location frequently for lunch with friends and dinner with my husband. I usually order my favorite salad for lunch at the uptown location and ordered the same salad at the downtown location. The salad was really disappointing and nowhere near as good as the one I am used to having uptown. Also my friend had the french fries which are usually the best in the city and they were soggy and very average. At the end of the day it was a very nice atmosphere to meet a friend and catch up where the uptown location can be noisy and frantic for lunch, the service was fantastic and we were comfortable sitting at our table for almost two hours having lunch and catching up. That being said, I will be dining at the uptown location from now on.

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J
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great time at Freds for either a drink or a full meal. The bar tender and staff are amazing.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A pleasant restaurant for a relaxed but sophisticated meal

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SM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food.

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OT
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and visit again and again

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy, our server, wins everything.

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d
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was less than normal for a mid-day visit. Always enjoy the consistency of the food. Disappointed no longer get points for visits here - detracts from the value.

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NJ
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very late lunch so the room was quiet. Our server was wonderful and we stayed and chatted with no pressure to leave. We went specifically for a special menu and it did not disappoint.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and ambiance all great and consistent.
Favorite place

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fred’s. Food and service is great. And I love that they never rush you. You can take your time and have a nice leisurely lunch!

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JU
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to Fred’s downtown and we were delighted. Visually a very pleasing and attractive environment. The menu is delightful and not overwhelming. The only issue and really a complaint are the portion sizes. Take note when ordering

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great experience! The Rick Owens burger was 10/10 👍🏻🙏🏼

IG : Spaceparis

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

Friends birthday

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great will be going back soon

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p
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I ALWAYS ENJOY MY FOOD AT FRED'S. CLOSE TO HOME AND ALWAYS WELCOMING

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Mostly all was good with the exception of not getting our appetizer before our main dish.
And they didn't remove it from the bill.

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing. We come to NYC once or twice a year and this is a place we always go for lunch. Maybe this was just a one off bad experience. Started off with my wife being sat at a table where another table backed on to ours with two women with long hair. The problem was that the tables are connected in such a way that their hair is resting on our table. I showed up a moment later and asked if we could be moved. While the hostess was very nice about moving us, she acknowledged the problem with the table - so why seat us there in the first place, as there were several other open tables. Most importantly, the food was not good. Looked forward to the always amazing chicken soup because have had it so many times. This time it had no flavour. Had to add lots of salt and pepper, but that only helped so much. I ate less than a quarter bowl. Waiter never even asked how it was or why so much was left. My favourite chopped salad with tuna also was different than past visits. Just lacked flavour like something was missing. Again - ate maybe half because was hungry. On the bright side - the fries are still amazing. Service was also disappointing which is unusual. Lack of attention. Chasing waiters for another drink or even for pepper, as ours was missing from the table. No one ever asked how things were. Again, maybe a one off bad experience and they are so busy that maybe they don’t care, but there are so many other great places to dine in New York that one of our New York regular places is off the list.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chic restaurant on the 3rd floor at Barneys downtown. Perfect spot for a lunch with friends while shopping or a business lunch. Lots of great salad options. Windows overlooking Chelsea. Fantastic service.

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ED
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Get the over-the-top insane Bloody Mary - fully loaded, bacon infused, and DELICIOUS.

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l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Mediocre at best, the kitchen was extremely slow. Painful

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b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great brunch place

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food, ambiance and service are consistently great.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot for the “ladies who lunch” crowd and those of us who like to take time out for an intimate, special lunch every so often. It was perfect for a quiet catch up with old friends. French fries are excellent, as is the service. It’s expensive but you don’t go to Barney’s if you aren’t expecting expensive.

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DT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this unpretentious, light-filled space as well as the wonderful menu and wine list. The Maitre'd and staff are always polite, welcoming, friendly and accommodating . Requested a low-key birthday surprise and they managed it perfectly.

It's a an easy. unfussy place to go and the food is wonderful.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son and daughter birthdays

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HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating there with friends. It’s particularly good for relaxed conversation over good food.

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HS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It's our favorite go to place. Nice atmosphere, a good place to talk with friends and enjoy a good meal.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Exceeded my expectations. Sophisticated, quiet. Waitstaff, food quality, ambience were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

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k
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chic downtown spot especially for lunch. Super cool design with elaborate artwork and the most divine green velvet chairs. Server was very friendly, every dish was superb & with nice selection of wines. Don’t skip the Fred Pressman salad.

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BW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem I discovered on Open Table. The food and service, in particular, were outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible like always

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place. The best. Such amazing, friendly staff — everyone’s like family!

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two things that stand out: food and service. Ambiance is not offensive, rather bland, neutral, does make one feel being in a store, sort of. Having said that, the noise level is low, so it's great for conversation and that's a good thing, one can focus on the food, and one's company.
The food is actually quite good, tasty, but above all, abundant! The portions are huge! Who would have thought, at Barney's!
And the service is exemplary, friendly, attentive, but not intrusive. Great for lunch or brunch!

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OT
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time here

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to order everything on the menu but we decided on the pizza a salad French fries and pasta and all was delicious! The bloody Mary’s were a bonus to our meal!

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