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.
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.
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.
Get the over-the-top insane Bloody Mary - fully loaded, bacon infused, and DELICIOUS.
Mediocre at best, the kitchen was extremely slow. Painful
Great brunch place
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.
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.
Son and daughter birthdays
We always enjoy eating there with friends. It’s particularly good for relaxed conversation over good food.
It's our favorite go to place. Nice atmosphere, a good place to talk with friends and enjoy a good meal.
Exceeded my expectations. Sophisticated, quiet. Waitstaff, food quality, ambience were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!
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.
A hidden gem I discovered on Open Table. The food and service, in particular, were outstanding.
Incredible like always
My go to place. The best. Such amazing, friendly staff — everyone’s like family!
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!
Always a great time here
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!
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.
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.
Chef was fabulous!!!
Great staff - very friendly - food wonderful - really nice drinks - we always enjoy our visits to Freds at 7th ave
Love the Sunday brunch relaxing vibe!
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding service! Restaurant week is on their menu and the value is terrific
I went to Freds at Barneys for restaurant week for an early dinner. Usually I have lower expectations for any restaurant during restaurant week, but Freds was great! My friend and I both started with the avocado toast which was excellent. I had the chef's special which was a roasted salmon and my friend had the homemade spaghetti. Both were very good. The vegetables that came with the salmon were perfectly done and very tasty. We had sorbet and tiramasu for dessert--they were delicious as well. Our server, Jimmy was very kind and entertaining. He had excellent wine pairing recommendations as well. We were a little under-dressed for the restaurant, but nobody made us feel like that was the case.
A stellar addition to the Chelsea restaurant landscape. Beautifully designed.
You can hear yourself even when busy
Fred's at Barney's is a hidden gem in Chelsea. Tucked away in a corner of the third floor, it offers a stylish bar and slick upbeat ambiance featuring velvet banquettes and chairs. The menu is diverse and appealing. Service is excellent, with the wait staff knowledgeable and engaging. Happy hour specials feature Fred's signature thick hand cut fries. For a special treat and to people watch, hit their weekend brunch.
Terrific food. Have eaten here many times. Very consistent.
Amazing food and service!
very nice setting, very tasty, great service
Bright lights, boring dining room. Mediocre food. Posing host staff. A mural fit for a middle school. And a line for the bathroom. Checking this one off the list.
I was very pleasantly surprised that this was not just a pretty room.....and it certainly is that. The decor is beautiful, but the food was outstanding too!
Great restaurant and undiscovered gem in Chelsea! Definitely worth trying for brunch or lunch, hip, stylish and great food.
There was food on the chair where I placed my purse and the restaurant will not take responsibility for ruining it
Fred's never fails to deliver. The entire staff is excellent and the food is prepared perfectly. If you are alone or with a few people it is a great, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere to have a great meal