Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1406 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Business Meals
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Italian
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Hours of operation
MON - FRI: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
SAT: 11 AM - 8 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 6 PM
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Phone number
(212) 833-2200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alfredo Escobar
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 60th and 61st Streets
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Public transit
N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Freds Madison can accommodate all your special event needs.

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

What 1406 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I have been a fan of Fred's on Madison for a very long time. The food is still delicious and the service is excellent. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal... plus there is the store. And I have seen more celebrities at this restaurant than any other - which makes it even more entertaining.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

On a spontaneity for a lunch on a Friday, it again didn’t fail my expectations for a nice comforting meal and wonderful experience for us.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Delicious food. And you can actually hear the conversation. The portions are very large. Just love the place.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Not the usual food, this time quite bland. In spite of restaurant being half empty was offered the worst table, right next to the service station, hostess also not very nice when I asked to be switched . Not what I’m used to at this restaurant, hopefully was an exception

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

As always, consistently excellent food, service and ambiance. We return regularly.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

. . . Request Aggie ! . . .

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We have a much postponed birthday lunch. Service was friendly and professional. Food was delicious. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My favorite lunch spot in NYC. Always outstanding service and food!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Felt welcome - sever 3 Alper C was excellent!
Table 62/1 was quiet enough to hold a conversation!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

All ways a treat. Enjoy the omlet or the burger. Don’t miss the fries. Wine is a good value.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Terrible service. Despicable. Waiters were unfriendly. One of us with a nut allergy and they brought the salad without sny dressing did not even made the effort to say the salad dressing had an ingredient she could not eat. We had to beg fot olive oil and vinegar.
The food was not good and the noise level really unbearable.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Surprisingly quiet and civilized in the early evening, happily, in contrast to other upscale restaurants in the neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2018

It is interesting how someone with no reservations gets seated immediately and I who was 15 minutes early for a reservation was made to wait to be seated. There should be some consistency.

I only go to a Fred’s because the salads are delicious. But the waiters are okay. They seem to not offer bread. Or choose who to offer bread too which is kinda weird. I particularly do not eat bread but find it weird.

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Salad was tasteless and expensive. Ingredients were tired, not fresh.
Friend's shrimp tasted like iodine.
Wouldn't go back

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I went for my birthday lunch. It's a great spot to people watch. Clams and linguine were amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Met a friend for lunch. Didn’t rush us out while we were catching up at lunch. Great food..nice portions ..bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

I work in the same building as Barneys so it is very convenient.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Food is always great. Service was not. Had to ask for water several times and the check twice.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great service and food

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This has to be the worst food I have ever ate at a restaurant. The food was stale, lacked taste. It was my friends birthday I had requested a dessert sent to our table. I called the restaurant and asked for that to be done. They called me and I confirmed and they didn’t do it. They said they had no request put it.
The service was terrible. We had to keep flagging our waiter to get water. They served bread to many tables but we had to ask if we could try some.

Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Ate there 2days in a row!!Not from NY and eating before and decided to return.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Superb service (everything was prompt and correct); exceptional food (I highly recommend the Estelle's Chicken Soup); and of course the people-watching is fascinating. It's a noisy restaurant, but so what? Just goes to show that everyone is enjoying a nice lunch break.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Excellent food and service. Very nice and elegant. Very pleasant atmosphere. Love the paillard and profiteroles. Favorite lunch spot in the city

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

As always, superb food, service, ambience. One of our favorites

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Read about the chicken salad in The NY Times so I immediately booked a table for an upcoming visit. Warm greeting from hostess. Waiter left a lot to be desired. Slow and brusque. We were clearly not of consequence to him. He took the order and only came back to the table to drop off the check (after I had someone go hunt him down!!!). Quite disappointing. Clearly his other tables were more important. The other wait staff was great. Food was great though the lasagna was a little too saucy.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wonderful food, wait staff amazing, very friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Amazing servers, food and ambience!

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Restaurant has lots of natural lighting. Excellent food and service. Good portions. They easily accommodated my dairy allergy.

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The ambience and service is very pleasant. The quality of the food was quite poor. The food and drinks were excessively high and not even very good. I would never go back thee again even all the great places to eat in NY.

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1.0Dined on July 2, 2018

There were two hairs in my food and they didn’t even apologize.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Whenever I’m in NY I can’t miss the opportunity to go to Freds .
I love the Rabiola

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Really, really slow service this time. Not the usual.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a lovely brunch/lunch. Was very glad we chose to come here.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

My fav restaurant!! Best salads in NYC. Great service and over all highly rec.

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3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The over priced chicken salad was disappointing

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This was my first time here and I had heard how great it was and quite the experience. I found it to be pretentious, overpriced, and not welcoming or friendly. 2 of our 3 person had arrived and they would not seat us; when we said we would order for our friend ( who was delayed), they finally did seat us at a back room corner cramped table.

The cobb salad was tasty but quite expensive for what it was.

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2.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Hostess and gal seating those of us With reservations were the Rudest pair i've ever had the displeasure of having to deal with in a restaurant. They should be fired

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Even with a reservation there was a 20 minute wait (with everyone in the party present and accounted for), but it was still a great lunch.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

This was my first time eating at this restaurant and I was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the Ambiance was lovely. Unfortunately, the chef was out of the papardelle by the end of the evening so they let me choose any other entree on the house. That's amazing customer service. Hopefully the next time I come back, I'll be able to try the special.

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