Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1370 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our table was tiny with a wrinkled tablecloth. Our waitress was surly and not at all courteous.
We picked Fred’s after a long hiatus. hoping we would we would enjoy the experience.
I was very disappointed. The food was ok, not special, and grossly overpriced, but it was our server that really turned us off.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

No bread served. Had to ask. Waited long time before they came to take our order. Restaurant not busy

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great salads and lively place. But very sub optimal attention by wait staff. Lots of staff but to ask several times for refill on coffee. Attitude of staff was poor. In spite of that food great.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Have been going to Fred’s for years.
Sadly it’s on a steady decline on all levels.
Really hope they get it together, it’s a terrific spot for lunch.

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The woman seating people was nasty, as though she was doing you a favor. I had an elderly person with me and she literally ran ahead of us in a rude manner. This is an expensive restaurant of it’s kind and her attitude was out of line.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Poor service. Food was worse than usual. Not fresh and plentiful.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Always good

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The service was a bit officious and they only came around once with bread and never for water re-fills, but the menu fine and the food was fine, if slightly pricey. Department Store Dining could be a lot worse.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I went for a lunch meet up with friends. We adored it! The service, the food and the atmosphere were perfection. I had the lobster roll and it was scrumptious! Every plate that I saw coming into the dining room looked scrumptious. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food and atmosphere were amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

One of our favorite spots every time we visit NY!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Usually happy with the food, I was quite disappointed about the chicken soup that was not tasty at all.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Fred’s was very mediocre this visit. I go all the time and this time they got our order wrong, our plates were dirty and when they returned our order it wasn’t right the second time. I am disappointed.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fun lunch spot while shopping at Barneys ! Our food arrived before our drinks, which we had to ask for more than once. Our waiter was very apologetic and treated us to yummy french fries to compensate! We will be back!

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1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Terrible experience!

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

mediocre food.
Terrible service - desk hostess was indifferent
server was slow and unhelpful

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great atmosphere and fun place

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

HARD TO RECOMMEND AS THE SERVICE WAS POOR AND I DID NOT LIKE MY TASTELESS SALAD. YOU WERE HOWEVER KIND TO SPLIT OUR 2 SALADS INTO THREE PORTIONS AS WE SHARED APPETIZERS AS WELL. MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN THERE MANY TIMES AND HAVE ENJOYED IT IN THE PAST. BUT WE ALL AGREED THE SERVICE WAS A DISASTER AND WE ALL DID NOT LIKE OUR SALAD, THE MAIN PORTION OF OUR MEAL.

MY FRIENDS WANT TO MAKE IT OUR NEW BIRTHDAY TRADITION, WHICH I WAS SURPRISED ABOUT CONSIDERING THE MEAL. BUT THE ATMOSPHERE WAS HOPPING, ONE FRIEND SAW ANOTHER WORK ASSOCIATE, AND THAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT I GUESS. :)

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was terrible

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

great for an early evening dinner when you need quiet rather than buzz. However it would be nice if the staff (waiters had left already) didn't collect candles from the tables in their zeal to encourage diners to leave; they can pick up candles when all the tables are empty.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Dinners at Fred’s are lovely as the restaurant is more sedate. But still obviously with excellent food and good service. Love Hasan and Sheikh at the bar.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We requested and received a corner table in the middle of a busy Saturday lunch. Service was great and timely.
I ordered the turkey sandwich which was dry and tasteless despite some interesting toppings.
The waiter took it off the bill...the right thing to do.
I ordered a salad to go...with the dressing on the side...received it with the dressing on the salad.By the time I opened it in the evening ...it was wilted and inedible ...
$21...what a waste of $$.
I was there a few years ago and previously and the food was fantastic...would go back and order something different...but not do take-out again!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Lobster BLT is excellent

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We usually love Fred’s and go there often. But the service this time was terrible - 45 minutes to get our food. It was an aberration but nevertheless shouldn’t have happened.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I had the chicken livers to start [divine] and the warm lobster salad which was subpar for the exorbitant market price charged. The lobster was chewy and given the amount of lobster in the salad definitely not worth the price. Aside from that, was a great experience.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Just ok
Should be much better

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Server was not attentive. Couldn’t be bothered.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was nice.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Solid food and nice busy ambiance

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We love Freds on 7th - we don’t like the Madison Avenue location - it’s ok - but service is slow and hard to get - it’s for old rich ladies basically - and maybe they get good service but we didn’t

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

They never checked on our table and I was constantly out of water. I’ve never had such a poor experience here.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My food was good, the place was packed for a Friday afternoon. Had to wait about 10 minutes even though we had a reservation.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

the half chicken salad was horrible
the lettuce was soggy
all we tasted was dressing
the half salad is hug
my guest wouldnt eat her food because it was filled with dressing
the bread and oil were good

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Great great great

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This famous restaurant was mediocre in every way. The hostess was unfriendly and made ever effort possible to seat us at the worst table in the restaurant. She wasn't professional and appeared like she hated her job. The food was average at best. We didn't finish our meals and left less than 45 minutes after arriving. If was an executive at Barneys, I would be furious and demand immediate changes to how the restaurant was being run. Beyond disappointing and a complete waste of time.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great place and food for lunch and rest from all the walking, walking, walking

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