Freds Downtown at Barneys New York

4.7
97 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Brunch
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 11AM -4PM
Wednesday - Saturday 11:30AM -4:30PM

Dinner
Wednesday - Saturday 4:30PM -8PM

Bar open till 7pm
Sunday - Monday - Tuesday
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Phone number
(646) 264-6402
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Reviews from verified diners
97 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
18%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jimmy, our server, wins everything.

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d
Washington DC
36 reviews
4.0Dined 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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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
5.0Dined 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
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service and ambiance all great and consistent.
Favorite place

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Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always

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l
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends birthday

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great will be going back soon

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p
1 review
5.0Dined 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
3.0Dined 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
2.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5 reviews
4.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great brunch place

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son and daughter birthdays

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HS
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
24 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible like always

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
81 reviews
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time here

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined 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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h
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were truly outstanding; location is great for meeting. I had a business lunch and was pleased with the atmosphere (although a bit commercial), but notable was both the food and service.

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NY
New York Area
21 reviews
4.0Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Barneys has returned to Chelsea, and Fred's is operating a restaurant up on the third floor corner with attractive windows overlooking the corner of Sixteenth Street and Seventh Avenue. Food and service are both quite good. Prices are in line with New York City.

The room is attractive. Since both the store and the restaurant are relatively new, it was relatively empty. The result was a quiet room in which one could conduct a civilized conversation. Will this last? Hard to say.

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e
Washington DC
3 reviews
5.0Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef was fabulous!!!

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OT
New York Area
81 reviews
5.0Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff - very friendly - food wonderful - really nice drinks - we always enjoy our visits to Freds at 7th ave

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M
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Sunday brunch relaxing vibe!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A really nice experience - why, because the food and service were great and you could actually have a conversation! Really nice vibrant paintings on the wall so it gave a nice artsy feel. Service was excellent too. Loved the zucchini chips and the salmon was quite good too.

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NZ
New York Area
31 reviews
4.0Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is lovely. Service was excellent! Lunch is always a treat. A bit pricy but portions are large. Food is yummy and presented well. Loved the room. Very fitting for a restaurant at Barney's.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
3.0Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Foremost the entire staff is very upbeat, pleasant & responsive to all requests. I even left my sweater & received a lovely phone call stating my sweater would be held for me! Thank you!!!

I dined for restaurant week lunch & loved it so I came back for dinner & was disappointed a the menu choices were fewer & the portions smaller.

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