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About Freds Madison at Barneys New York

Freds at Barneys New York is a modern day bistro. The brainchild of Fred Pressman, son of Barneys New York founder Barney Pressman, Fred's has something on the menu for everyone. We offer only the best ingredients and use local farm healthy foods. Whether it's lobster bisque, robiola with truffle oil pizza, 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 ninth floor of our Madison Avenue store, Fred’s is open for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.

660 Madison Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
MON - FRI: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
SAT: 11 AM - 8 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 6 PM

Cross Street:
Between 60th and 61st Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 833-2200

Website:
http://www.barneys.com/restaurants/freds

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Public Transit:
N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Alfredo Escobar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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Freds Madison at Barneys New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (54)
People Watching (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
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Fun (23)
Great for Brunch (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
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Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Healthy (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Quick Bite (8)
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Quiet Conversation (7)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice place to go with good food and close to lots of great shopping

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorites. Consistently good food and service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The rudest waiter ever.. borred doing his job.. insane

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Been many times over the years and today I felt both the level of service and food really let the experience down.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Like a Zen poem, Fred's takes the "less is more" ethos, inhales deeply and slowly releases a hushed room that is exquisite in both vibe and decoration. And it's not stuffy stillness, but a sense of relaxed elegance that doesn't try, nor does it suppress the diners' spirit.
The food, always impeccable, is simple. A few of the best ingredients, mostly prepared in a classic style, and served with slightly more than "haute couture" portions to insure no one leaves hungry, but gluttony is not passively endorsed.
Estelle's chicken soup remains my raison d'être. Clean and essential, chicken off the bone floats in a warm broth with simmered celery, onions and carrots. If this can't break up or beat a cold, what can? And it requires a bit of salt and pepper, so even those on restricted diets can partake of the healing elixir.
The pastas are perfection. Both the winter squash tortellini with the amoretti crumble AND the Arrabbiata is spicy in a way that heats up the mouth without ever losing the strong tomato flavor. As vegetarian entrees go, these are beyond delicious.
And so it goes with everything at Freds. Pricey for the casual diner who still has a job because they need it, but for the fabulous, the famous and the impossibly soignee, this hushed gem on the top floor of Barneys never disappoints. Though, obviously, one must pass by all of the luxury goods to get there; something that is its own kind of fortitude.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

My favorite spot!!! Great even for dinner! Great salads

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun
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 (東京)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Arrogant, unpleasant hostess; servers more interested in discussing sneakers among themselves rather than minding diners. Food was good. Only reason to eat here is to take a break from shopping. Even so there are many better restaurant options nearby.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is always excellent, the ambiance is beautiful and the staff is beyond amazing. I always leave having a warm feeling after I dine there. We brought by 2 year old daughter there for the first time and she had the most delicious french toast!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyed a great Holiday lunch at Fred’s in NYC, the week between Christmas and New Years. Very lively, patrons of all ages. Multigenerational families. Delightful, festive vibe. Food was very good. Fish of the day (sole), salmon over spinach and the burger for my son. Service was attentive, but a little slow. Would have liked the entrees out a little sooner, but it was a very busy and we still were served within a reasonable time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointing food and service, not worth the price. I expect a better restaurant can replace this one in Barney's Madison, it's such a good place for shopping, this restaurant shouldn't be here to ruin this experience.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favourite in-store lunch options. Would recommend it for anyone shopping in midtown.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I came here with ny boyfriend and we ordered the chopped chicken salad, wise guy pizza and pomme frites. It was absolutely delicious. This is a true NY Gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was cold. Wait-for food was long. Prices exorbitant. Overall experience was negative for money we paid. Fred’s should be ashamed of themselves.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good - service was spotty - kids and wife were almost finished their mains before my main arrived. No apologies just slow service.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

waiters could use a bit more training. soup was plopped on the table, swirling around in the bowl. my plate was handed to me (?!) food is mediocre. i dont mind paying high prices but food should at least be notable, no?

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We love going to Fred’s at Barneys for lunch followed by shopping. Although we prefer the main dining room, we were seated in the back of the restaurant in another room that was was a bit dark and crowded. The food was delicious - the chopped salad and lobster blt were both generous proportions and delicious. Although pricey, the food and service are always wonderful.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Texture, flavor, presentation all lacking. The waiter told us something that was huge was not shareable, but didn’t discover until it arrived. Don’t like deception. Only thing about this is it’s near our starting point for looking at Christmas windows. Would not return.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Good food, but paying for the experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I always enjoy Fred’s. Whether for lunch or dinner the food is good and service is attentive. Love the people watching.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I’ve been to Fred’s at Barney’s on Madison many times and have never been disappointed. A friend and I went for a little pre holiday celebration and had a wonderful time. The food is the service, everyone is so friendly. I will always go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Vegan
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love visiting this spot every time we visit NYC from Toronto! Food is always great and amazing atmosphere and can't beat the shopping on the way in and out!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Business Meals, People Watching, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

They are just welcoming and wonderful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

the chicken soup is the best in NYC
I took a quart home for myself and bought a quart for my guest

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

They were so accommodating to our party of 2 then 3! Not every place will let you add a person during the lu ch rush!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was mediocre and over priced and our server was horrible. He was rude and couldn’t have spent less time with us if he had tried. We had to chase him down to even order drinks because he would take one drink order at a time and then basically run away before anyone else could tell him what we wanted to drink. I would not recommend this restaurant for any occasion and wouldn’t go back specifically because of the wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great place for lunch or anytime. Wonderful food, wonderful ambience and always the best service.
Don't get tire of going back there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

always terrific...never disappoints great for lunch, people watching, trendy, great to be in the store at xmas time..very festive...recommended all the time

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Excellent waiter. Greeted by front desk personnel professionally

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

In my view, Fred's has become a NY institution. It has a wonderful vibe: great food, great service, sassy wait staff and great atmosphere. The clientele is a reflection of NY old and new.

In turn, it's my go to place with visitors who want to experience New York City.

LOVE the fries.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

As always, had an amazing lunch at Fred's. Arrived a bit early and were accommodated immediately. Enjoyed the varied menu and wonderful wine list. The ambiance is always special and first rate. Service impeccable. Loved the dessert sampler! Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was good but vey overpriced. $30 for chicken salad with pears.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was a good experience. Nothing outstanding though!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a fun time. Service is excellent. Try the chicken soup. During the holiday season don't forget to check out the windows.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Furniture dates, our table was very wobbly, service is not attentive. Food good, drinks good

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The perfect place to land before, during, and after a shopping trip. The chicken soup, a glass of wine and Fred’s bread is perfect on any day—but especially now.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I’ve dined at Fred’s many times over the years but found yesterday’s experience to be very disappointing. The food was terrible - flavorless. My friend & I each had salads and neither had any flavor whatsoever. Such a disappointment. While the server was attentive, I found the hostess to be quite rude - she never looked me in the eye. I will not return to Fred’s again.

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