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Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1329 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • People Watching
  • Casual
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

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What 1329 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Why make a reservation and then have to wait 30 minutes to be seated? Either the place is understaffed or poorly trained. Having orders taken happened 15 minutes after being seated.
In general, so many nicer and better restaurants in the neighborhood why bother with this one?

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I went there with my husband for sunday brunch. It was nice we had some eggs and crab cake. The prices were alright. Service was good. Nice memory.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was delicious! Wonderful experience!
I was there before and it was wonderful then too!
Very Consistent! Service was on point!
Can’t wait to go back.
Thank you once again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything about it was great. Love to go there every time we come to New York

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food, excellent service and a quiet ambiance in which you can actually have a conversation with your dinner partners.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent service and food

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Salad was bland

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was perfect. I had an omelette, my friend ordered the branzino. If you like fish, I really recommend the branzino- I've never tasted it better prepared. The split pea soup was pretty bland- I added a lot of oil and salt and pepper to give it flavor. But I just have to begin every meal with soup...

However, the service was definitely subpar. I had to ask multiple times for tea that I ordered as soon as I sat down. The waitress also took way too long to take our order, despite my clear attempts to get her attention. She seemed more solicitous to the larger parties, which is irritating. I've had better service in most new york corner diners.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really don't understand why this restaurant is always packed. The salads are good, but nothing exceptional and soooo overpriced. Place is very noisy and they make you wait for your table even with a reservation. Service awful. Just a New York hyped place, and I live here.
Audrey Winograde

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fred's is an elegant and comfortable oasis in the middle of Manhattan. Excellent food!!!

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Server had too many tables going at once. Had to get her attention for service several times. Bar was also slow.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My sister and I were in town from Toronto Canada for one day for the Springsteen on Broadway show and we walked to Fred’s for a later afternoon lunch before the show. We shared a margarita pizza and the vegetarian salad. Both were excellent and it was plenty of food for the two of us . It was expensive for us and we just had water to drink. The service was fast and courteous . I would definitely go again and share a pizza and salad . Even if you are on a budget for your visit to NYC it is great food and huge portions. We enjoyed walking through Barney’s after our lunch - it is a very high end department store for folks with a lot more money than us but fun to ‘window’ shop.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is our second visit in. the past 2 weeks and we feel like I came to a different place.

I shared a wedge salad on March 27. It was SO TEENY, there was practically nothing in the plate.

This time it was my friends shared one: it was a Huge portion for both people who were sharing it.

I ordered Fred’s pasta the first time, it was fantastic.

The second time, the noodles were skinny, and frankly, it was NOT Good AT All. in fact it was pretty awful.

My husband also didn’t like his fish.
I’d guess the best time to come here is for lunch, because the waiters all seem like they want to go home.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service and awesome food!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great but packed bc Easter Sunday I presume. Always love Fred’s though

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was extremely slow given we went for a light lunch around 2:30pm. We didn’t leave until after 4 which was ridiculous.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Passover - but far too expensive

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

F. OI’m f to be

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Still a solid staple in the nearby vicinity to the office for people watching and a well balanced menu.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had a fun afternoon lunch with friends at Fred's! The food was delicious especially the Madison salad with pizza & could have had the entire basket of bread they served which was crisp & which I added a little olive oil to. Had made other reservations but felt this was the perfect spot which it was & which I hope to return to soon.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Best lasagna ever!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The crab cakes and broccoli rabe were outstanding !!!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Disappointed in my meal this time and we didn’t even get offered bread! I got the lobster club that was just ok....perhaps next time we’ll try another restaurant....

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Hen-of-the woods mushrooms wonderful as was the grilled salmon entree. What could be bad about espresso and mocha chip gelato?!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

over price food was just ok drinks were very weak

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a delight and the people watching is hilarious

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The world’s best French fries, the menu, the execution and the service can’t be beat.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Lots of good food choices, wait staff good and aims to please

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

went here for the special Fred's bagels that were said to be some of the best bagels in NYC. and ended up extremely disappointed. For bagels that are said to be made Fresh and ONLY on Sundays, the ones we received were toasted and hard - not fresh at all. Bellini's were $22 each. went there knowing the expense, but experience was really ruined by the awful bagels.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is definitely not the place to come if you just want to catch up with friends. It was the weekend, but still - no one wants to pay for a dining experience where there are screaming babies and loud children. The food is overpriced for just being okay (fish was overcooked). There is nothing really remarkable about the food.

I went to Fred's in Chicago and remember it being SO much better.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Is a little pricey

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We were shopping all day and wanted an easy dinner. It was raining so the window view wasn’t great.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Consistently good food and service. Not noisy — can have real conversation. Low key and comfortable. Gracious staff.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I like Fred's, but please reserve. Service is not loving unless you go frequently

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Our waiter was inattentive to the point of my embarrassment as it was my recommendation for our special lunch. Really horrible

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

What a missed opportunity with the venue’s branding, especially for a fashion forward retailer once known as a trendsetter. Front of house uninviting, boring menu design, stale interior, generic salt and pepper shakers. No discernible brand presence aside from the name Fred’s. Matchbooks? Paper coasters? Dull. Uninspired. However the food is dependably good and the service very attentive.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

It was a great Friday afternoon birthday celebration for my daughter. Loved the opportunity to browse int he store after a great lunch!

Wonderful afternoon!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Oustanding lunch with the usual great vibe! Always a destination when in NYC.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The staff is fantastic. From the moment you arrive until you leave, the service is professional with a personal touch.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The Amish Chicken Livers are just stupendous!!! Also enjoyed the Vegan Salad.
We love coming to Barney's for lunch and shopping. Great, buzzy scene too:
ladies who lunch, Asian tourists who lunch, business execs who lunch,
and a sprinkling of celebs who lunch!

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