Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1629 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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Mon - Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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

The food was delicious. The tuna and halibut were cooked perfectly and the vegetable accompaniments made the dishes exciting. Not easy to do with fish . So great for the health conscious.
Not as upscale as the prices would suggest. Could use a freshening, embellishment

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E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Everyone has an off day. But it’s how you manage it that speaks to character. Fred’s never disappoints even if there could be cause to. Good job all !

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food , we had the Srimp ravioli and the sole.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was blah.

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JF
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Wonderful neighborhood and shopping restaurant

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C
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very reliable and good every time.

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H
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice spot for lunch with Friends- great salad selections- French fries amazing - interesting dessert menu -

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I have visited Freds many times with clients and it has always been a wonderful dining experience. However, the waiter we had for our Tuesday visit was borderline surly and not at all service customer friendly.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is where the power house ladies come to lunch. Always a treat!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here whenever I’m in NY. One of the hostesses was very rude. There were open tables but she wouldn’t sit us in any by the window. We were celebrating my birthday and she could have been more accommodating.

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R
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the great menu and the ambience of the place. It is my go to restaurant when I have somebody visiting from overseas. I think it is a great place for lunch.

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KO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful! She was so pleasant and provided great service. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and she helped set the tone for our celebratory lunch.

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E
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fred’s is perfect for dinner. Good food and service. Quiet enough for long conversations. Love it there. And the risotto was so goid

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I arrived at the exact time of my reservation, then introduced myself to the woman behind the desk. Without looking up or welcoming me, she said "are you both here?” When I said my guest had not yet arrived, still without looking up she said “then you’ll have to wait.” I asked where - as there is only the reservation desk and the restaurant. She shrugged. I said “Do you expect me to just stand here?” She said “You can wait outside. There is a bench somewhere.” Really? I should have just walked out - but my guest had just arrived from London. I did not have his mobile to tell him to join me at a polite place. The restaurant was, at that point, at least half empty. There was absolutely no reason why I could not have been seated at our table. And even less of a reason why common curtesy was also not an option.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been going to Freds for 15 years. The atmosphere is always great and the food never disappoints.

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t
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

i had the $38 (!!) palm beach shrimp salad and the shrimp weren’t good: dry and over cooked. the service was just ok-we sat with empty water glasses for a considerable period.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. I did ask for the main dining room which they did not accommodate. I mentioned that on arrival and I was told that hat they did not see that. I clearly wrote it on my reservation

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E
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Barney’s and Fred for dinner. Good food. Quiet ambiance. Great service. You can have a conversation!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for young families

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F
New York Area
125 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was great
Well worth the visit

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TG
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always make plans to lunch here every time I am in NYC and I always leave happy! My husband ordered an extra appetizer to share this time and it was honestly the best calamari we have ever had!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great people watching place. Even got to see Michael Cohen before he does time! The chicken soup is fabulous and the livers are lovely. If only it went on sale once in a while!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service always. Favorite place to go to eat

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IB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Did not like the "backroom" section. Especially when the cold air kicked in.
Table next to us, mother daughter switched seats because of the "AC" coming from the vents.
Sitting at the bar was nicer

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All restaurants should follow what the server at Fred’s told me... “Anything is possible at Fred’s”
Always the best experience.

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n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food in a lovely relaxing setting. Superb service from a staff who always remembers our favorite drinks and food. Perfect spot for a business or personal evening out.

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H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently fabulous. Great menu, great bar, great people-watching.

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BB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service is not great. The waiters don’t do a good job of checking back with the table to see if you need anything. Even to get a water or soda refill we had to wait a while before someone showed up or paid attention to us. Our order also came out wrong.

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BM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy place! Great service, and delicious brunch menu. What's not to love being on Madison Ave. in NYC at Barney's having a meal?

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you lunch :)

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

it's quite a noisy scene, especially during lunch hour with plenty of "housewives of somewhere" talking animately over each other and raising the noise level. More flash than class, it's not the best place for a business lunch or catching up with friends that value understatement.

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B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very clean atmosphere great as usual. Excellent service.

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BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

FOOD GREAT SERVICE EXEMPLARY; WE DINE THERE REGULARLY, & WAITSTAFF REMEMEMBERED TH AT I DRINK LILLET


SOUND LEVEL HAPPILY MODERATE

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RA
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Has been consistent through the years with food, service and ambiance. Great place to meet up and have tete a tete conversations in the corner tables.

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AL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience as always. Good menu and noise level low.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved having dinner at Freds. The food was delicious. The service was friendly and professional. Altogether, it was a lovely evening.

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KA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious! The calamari appetizer was amazing and the designer burger was wonderful. Our waiter was a little dry, but overall a really nice lunch. Would definitely go there again.

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r
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced and more importantly very very snooty. The hostess was arrogant, inflexible and insensitive to reasonable requests. The food and the wait staff were ok.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

The check in staff are very rude. Often have to wait 10-15 minutes for a table even with a reservation.
They do not even apologize for the wait.
The staff in the evening is much better and welcoming.

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