Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1547 reviews
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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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average. Taste, service, wine by the glass choices ... Everything very average!

Pasta was over cooked. Although the meatballs were very tasty.
Dregs in my glass of wine!

Next time I am sticking to the burger which is what I always eat here.

Also I always have lunch here, first time for dinner.

Back to lunch, back to the burger. Never dinner again.

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T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with very nice portion sizes. All the staff was very attentive and welcoming.

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fred’s is always the best for lunch!

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JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is great. I’ve eaten there numerous times - this time the Maitre d was extremely rude. She would not seat us because we were a few minutes early even though there were tables for our party size available. Instead she seated people who came in after us with no reservation because they knew her by name. To add insult to injury she was very snarky. This is not how I choose to begin my meal. For the amount this meal costs, no one needs to be treated this way.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always one of my favorite places

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L
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day in every way, and the lunch only added to it.

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LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great time

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and service. Delicious salad - iceberg wedge with blue cheese - but I think the most I have ever paid for a salad anywhere.

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h
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a good meal and great service.
reservations are always recommended.

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M
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The waitress was so unhappy with her job, not just with us but with everyone she waited on. We were afraid to ask for anything because we didn’t want to get her mad. She never came once to ask us if we need anything, we had to keep asking busboys and other waiters to help us. She was scary to deal with. The restaurant was also very very loud.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Table was not very clean - dirty tablecloth, dirty fork, dirty glass. Salads are half the size they used to be but same price. Overall value for money has diminished.

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MF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A close friend and I shared a "between our birthdays" dinner.
The food was amazing and we cleaned our plates.
Dessert was simple and delicious.
We felt a little rushed to vacate our table...close to closing time,
but otherwise had a delightful time.

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BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Curteous and friendly service

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TB
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fred's is the ultimate UES scene. Plain and simple. The food is always good but pricey. Very good bread. Best people watching.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Fred’s needs to up its game. How do you expect people coming to Barney’s spending $$ to eat sub par food with even worse service in a D-grade restaurant that hasn’t been redecorated in years. Between the chipped paint and the sad omelette I received, in addition to the self-righteous waitstaff, I will never set foot in Fred’s again no matter how many times I shop here.

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A
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

MANHATTAN INSIDER LUNCH EXPERIENCE...with all the types ...can film a nyc lunch scene without casting...love the whole scene and the food is good too!!!

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MI
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice return visit to Fred's with the granddaughters. Food still very good after all these years.

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h
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our reservation was for 5:45 pm. There was only a lunch menu at that hour and the kitchen was closing. We were rushed. The place wad dead. I enjoyed it more on other occasions.

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b
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was early on New Year’s Eve. Restaurant was quiet

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, excellent food and very gracious service. We always feel at home there. We always recommend to friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Roy as our server, and he was extremely attentive & such a pleasure to speak with about the menu!

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m
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

the burger was OK but the roll was ridiculous...not a brioche,not a regular bun but a hard very unimpressive roll. I specifically asked for NO ONION yet there it was resting on the tomato

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BN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Satisfactory.
Good quality and service, but overpriced for what it is.

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New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot to get an energy recharge while shopping

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food good service a bit uptight but good location for uptown shopping stop

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The rudest wait staff ever! (However, the hostesses were lovely!) they literally cleared our table of our food & fries, while we were eating them. The rudest waiter we have ever had, zero personality, he was almost annoyed we were there.Very pricey for what we received, and I consider myself a “foodie”. I would never recommend this place, and I’m sad, bc several different people recommended it to us, and I had high expectations for it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

French fries were great! Service was mediocre. Ambiance is cool. Will definitely go back and try again.

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LG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and scene as always. Love Freds for an excellent lunch.

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Husband & 2 Daughters have been coming here every Dec 26th for 20yrs & have enjoyed FRED's very much

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lasagna was truly exquisite. And the staff gave us a very nice seating. Thank you for making our day special.

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JJ
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food, service and ambience is just okay. I feel like they used to be much better. I still go because it is convenient but they could use a face lift!

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b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. A very attentive staff.A great location for a holiday treat.

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JZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely holiday lunch. Service was great, waitress personable and food delicious. It is expensive but worth the expensive.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

There was a large chicken bone in my salad. The server did not seem to think there was anything wrong with that? Just took it away and didn’t charge me for it. He didn’t offer an apology or make any other gestures - very disappointing!

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C
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

It’s all about the scene, and worth every penny.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food is good here and I have always liked the ambiance But the staff carries a wave of entitlement that is obnoxious. You wait in line for your reservation to find out you cannot be seated until entire party is there. That is understandable during a busy lunch --but when my guest arrived 7 mins late, we had to stand in line again only to be told to wait for the maitre d. to call us. We were waiting at the door and i saw the maitre d' call 3 other guests. After 20 minutes, I had to stand in line again to complain. Their haughty answer was, "i did call your name' No. we were totally focussed on her every move, we would have heard her call our name. No apologies just total attitude. I don't need condescension for a $40 lunch entree.

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b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Normally a reliable Sunday brunch spot, food and service were off this time

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D
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must in NyC. Always go when I visit. Shopping after is always fun !

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

ウエイターが最低。メニューを見ている段階でパンを勧められたので、今はいいからと断ったところ、パンは要らないらしいぜ、と他のウエイターに言いながら、音を立てて皿を下げられた。
オーダーを聴いてくれた女性のスタッフが親切で丁寧だったので我慢したが、席を立って帰ろうかと思うくらい不愉快だった。
ステーキは外側を焦がし過ぎて苦かった。プロの仕事ではない。

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Terrible service

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