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Freds Madison at Barneys New York, New York, NY

Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.5
4.5
1816 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (212) 833-2200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alfredo Escobar

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 861-3224

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Between 60th and 61st Streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,816 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. TS

    ThomasSerapiglia

    Dallas

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was great! The worst part of it was going through the skeleton of once was an amazing store.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect experience, can’t wait to go back.
  3. DN

    DonnaN

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad it’s still open!
  4. AW

    AndyW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Sad, dont see how its gonna make it a free standing place.
  5. RS

    RSKB

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Was strange to be at Fred's and see it dead on a Friday afternoon. Obviously a result of Barneys closing out. I hope they can get the sparkle and vibrance back- the food and service was still very good just felt 'dismal'
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Not what it used to be. Won’t go again.
  7. F

    Foodie02476

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant said they were closed when we got there.
  8. v

    vlad

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Empty because the store is closing. But good food and service.
  9. JW

    JillW

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    I purchased a $25 entree. At first I got a $60 bill. I pointed out the error and got a $40 bill. It took way too long to get the right bill.
  10. KD

    KarenD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal at the legendary Fred's at Barneys New York! I call it 'stylish comfort food'... amazing Tuscan Meatloaf, phenomenal Garlic Mashed Potatoes, velvety Chicken Francese, real NY Pizza, and awesome homemade Chicken Soup from a secret Pressman family recipe for whatever ails ya. And by far the best Chicken Parmigiana I've ever had, can hold it's own against any lauded Italian trattoria. Run, don't walk to Fred's because Barney's is going out of business and the restaurant will only be there as long as the lease holds out!
  11. n

    nyproducer

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Having a meal in a dying department store was more than a little weird. But the food was great!!
  12. W

    Will

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    So sorry this place is closing. We will especially miss Aggie
  13. RM

    RMNnyc

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Service lacked snap. Food lacked zap. Everyone/Everything seemed to be the walking dead.
  14. R

    Randolph

    Dallas

    66 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sadly the food and staff feel like the store’s demise.
  15. b

    buzz

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food mediocre. Reception staff surly. Incredibly overpriced for what you get. Two salads and one omelet--with no drinks-- should NOT come to $145.00 before tip.
  16. m

    michaelb

    San Francisco

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fred’s is the best lunch in the upper east side. Always consistent in a light filled space. I hope this restaurant can be saved. So sad to see Barneys closing.
  17. m

    missleonyc

    Los Angeles

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will miss you! Thank you for always making me feel special.
  18. JF

    JudiF

    Salt Lake City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A neighborhood gem!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not what it used to be but still ok
  20. r

    rrivera

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance for close friends and family!
  22. NY

    NYCHamptonsFLDiners

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Walking thru Barney's closing sale on our way to Fred's was depressing. The decline in service since our last visit was disappointing. We are going to remember Fred's as it always was-a fun place for a great lunch.
  23. S

    Snowbird

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It is time for it to go the way of Barneys
  24. m

    mwfb

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sad, it isn't the same with the store closing. Everything seemed to be on the decline...not the Fred's we know and love. Spirit, service, food, menu, everything seemed like D-List Fred's.
  25. a

    albertw

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Dumpy interior. more light, flowers , pictures could help
  26. SM

    SophiaM

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible service and the food was so overpriced for what we received. The presentation was just a mosh of good and it was so unappetizing.
  27. TS

    ThomasS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice menu variety, delicious cocktails
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always had a great experience at Fred’s. The food, service, atmosphere is wonderful. I’m now concerned with Barney’s closing what will happen with Fred’s. Go now before it’s too late.
  29. c

    cindi

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Barneys is closing so the atmosphere within the store is like a tag sale and not a great atmosphere. The hostesses were both very rude and quirt. No warmth or welcoming at all. Also felt a bit rushed to turn over the table. Servers were very nice however. Just might want to replace the rude hostesses.
  30. G

    Gman

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    If I ever drown, I hope it is in Fred’s chicken noodle soup! Delish:)
  31. DL

    DeborahL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Worst meal I ever had there. Not the same Freds it was for so many years.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Muy rico , pero se demoraron mucho
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This is a funky location in the 9th floor of the Barney’s department store, so finding it can be a challenge for first-timers. The food and service were fantastic and the ambiance inside the restaurant is nice. We stayed right until closing and finding your way out of Barney’s after all the doors to the street (but one) have been locked. There are no signs whatsoever pointing you into the restaurant or back out, so enjoy that little adventure.
  34. TP

    TinaP

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    I eat here often. In fact I ate here last week as well. The service on Sunday was not good and the restaurant was fully staffed even though it was empty as it was an off dining period. The food was off. Overall, it’s my go to when I am in Barney’s or in that neighborhood.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    I think Barney’s closing is a metaphor for the overall experience of dining here. Poor food presentation and taste was even blander. It all had the taste of reheated frozen or precooked food. Seated at an awful table even though the restaurant was quite empty. And while not being expensive, it certainly isn’t cheap, especially for the quality level of the whole experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We have a good time and taste a very good dishes, although one of them was very spicy and we can’t advertise the ingredient, but it was a great experience
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great salads!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was very tasty. The service wasn’t very good at all. Such a shame.
  39. R

    Richierich44

    San Antonio

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    It’s a very good place for lunch in NYC. The place was hustling and bustling. My complaint is it was loud and my table was cramped. The food and server were very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mother daughter trip to nyc

FAQs

Freds Madison at Barneys New York offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 833-2200.

Freds Madison at Barneys New York is rated 4.5 stars by 1816 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 60th and 61st Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alfredo Escobar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 833-2200

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available.

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 861-3224

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