Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.7
1444 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 1444 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant with the greatest french fries. The staff are all helpful and friendly. My favorite go to order is the Marks Madison salad and of course the famous French fries. Always a pleasure!

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SR
Zacatecas
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fab!
especially waiter, nabid

must tell you... that is a very stupid requirment.
i have taken the time to review
fred’s.

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h
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy lunch or dinner here, especially after shopping at Barneys. The seasonal tortellini stuffed with carrots was outstanding!

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience and food. Only drawback was that when I arrived and we were 2 of the 4 guests, we could not be seated until the third guest arrived. A little disappointing. But all in all, a very good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was fine , nothing extraprdinary

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JS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Unfortunately we had a couple who insisted on sparkly loudly about their political views and all we wanted was a nice quiet lunch.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Fun place for lunch with good food and excellent coffee

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V
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food. Wonderful service. Never fails to succeed all my expectations!! Amazing French fries and the best chicken Milanese ever!!
Will always return whenever I’m in NYC. Thank you Fred’s 😋

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NY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It's always a pleasure to dine at Freds, I've been doing so for nearly 20 years. The food is excellent and fresh, wine list is extensive, and the service is perfect! Great eats and good people, what else do you need!

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DV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food always on par.
Atmosphere loud and energetic.
Definite upper east side crowd.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always!

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A “ladies who lunch” place that’s quintisential New York City. Great for people watching, with a nice selection of lunch salads but nothing was special, unique or memorable. To be fair, the tuna tar tar was tasty, chunky and fresh, but prepared in the same soy sauce-sesame predictable style. The grilled hen of the woods mushrooms were perfectly grilled but the balsamic reduction was overpowering. This was a birthday lunch which I enjoyed for the occasion but wouldn’t recommend it with so many better choices in NYC.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always get the chopped chicken salad, but I've now discovered brunch and the huevos rancheros. With a glass of champagne and a best friend, it is the perfect meal!

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food, friendly service,, a good spot uptown and HANDY if you feel like shopping !

Good and dependable. Maybe little expensive but thats how it is :-)

BON Appetit !

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JE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to have lunch when I’m in NYC! Everything was outstanding as usual! Can’t wait to return on my next visit to the city.

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h
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fred's is one of my favorite restaurants. Excellent food, great service!!!!

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VS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious at Fred’s! The crowd and ambience is ultra cool!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Hostesses are incredibly rude. Awful.

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Don’t go for the food, go to see who else is there.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fred’s..... it’s all happening at Fred’s. For those social creatures who love to be seen this is one of those destinations........, but, don’t discount the food or service. My roasted shrimp with lime and ginger was delicious. Beautifully thought out. The shrimp were skewered on a rosemary stalk. The bed of white beans was lightly crushed with just enough lime and ginger. The serving size is ample for lunch, even though it’s listed as a starter.
From the greeting as I entered until the goodbye on leaving, nothing was too much trouble.
So shop your heart out!!! Burn those calories!!! Then you can have a guilt free lunch at Fred’s.
Oh...... the coffee and biscotti were excellent.

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Requested a table by the windows as I had two international guests with me. Instead, we were seating in the smaller dark room at the worst table against a dark wall under the AC. Service and ambience were non existent.

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J
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best italian restaurant on the UES

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D
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband who is difficult to say the least commented “I so really enjoy coming here”

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f
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Rosh Hashanah dinner ever- Including mine and I am a good cook. would recommend noodle kugel next year.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was lovely
Took us on time
Lovely

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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j
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Fred's is a place to go to be seen and to see. It's fun for people watching. A melting pot of tourists and locals. You don't have to shop to go to Fred's, the menu alone is likely to hit a dent in your wallet. Depending on your idea of "value." Some of the salads range from $28-$38, but they are decently sized. My friend and I dined with 2 teens and the bill came out to $115 excluding tip. We were seated in the dinning room off to the side. It cane be the quiet area but I think during the weekend, that's where they put all their guests with kids. Needless to say we were seated next to a table with 5 small children. Does not equate to an enjoyable dining experience. If you're with well-behaved kids or adults who need some peace, ask for the main dining room.

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a
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

I went to people-watch and soak up a total New York ambiance. It delivers that, but my $29 chicken chopped salad had dry and tasteless chicken and a tasteless dressing. It’s not hard to make a good chopped salad, Fred. The service was also lackluster. I won’t seek out this restaurant again.

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DL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Did not appreciate having to wait more than 15 minutes to be seated when I was on time for my reservation and other “regulars” when enthusiastically greeted and sat immediately and there were plenty empty tables in restaurant.

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AM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only disappointment was the hostess. She had an attitude, other than that the waiter and food was great

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DB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fine experience.

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NV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great tasting and scrumptiously satisfying

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T
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Sadly, we didn’t have a great experience here and we really wanted to. We were seated at a less than optimal table next to the bar, which I can get over. What was disappointing was that our waiter was very rude and inattentive. I took my daughter to New York for a special mother daughter weekend. He disregarded us, served everyone around us before us even though we were seated first, and just had an overall snarky attitude that made us feel like we were impositions to him. The food was not that great- over cooked eggs Benedict- and side salad without dressing. We could never find him to ask for dressing. When he dropped (literally tossed) the check on our table, he didn’t say thank you for coming , how was your food, nothing. Never had this happen before and we travel quite a bit and frequent many restaurants all over the world. Really sad that was our experience here, as it will not be forgotten. First time here and last.

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JS
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed the lunch:lots of good choices; pea soup great; Profiterole dessert was one of best....

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NK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Salads were fresh and delicious.
Service was excellent.
A little pricey.

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RD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed with service and food

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MO
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

Fred’s never disappoints! Food is always good, wonderful menu choices and service.

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a
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat! Never disappoints.

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FM
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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t
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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