Freds Madison at Barneys New York

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$31 to $50
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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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SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
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.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Muy rico , pero se demoraron mucho

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

TP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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.

OT
Washington DC
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

OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great salads!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

R
San Antonio
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mother daughter trip to nyc

TS
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fred’s! I don’t know what will happen to this amazing New York institution. So if you have a chance please please go! You will not regret it.

CC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lunch was wonderful- our food was delicious. Our waiter was not very attentive, only came by the table twice and we had to flag him over. Other than that it was great.

DK
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken livers are to die for. The crab cakes and salmon were also very good. It was a little sad eating and enjoying ourselves while Barney’s is closing below. I hope the restaurant can be saved because the food is phenomenal.

GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fred's is one of my favorite NYC places to go. The food is great. There are good choices for everyone in my family, including my picky kids. I love the healthy options, especially the vegan salad. Ambience is great - warm and not too loud. But what I love best is the service. As far as I'm concerned, Aggie Mollinger is the best waitress in NYC. She knows everyone in my family by name and always brings our favorite chocolate chip cookies at the end of our meal. She makes our day.

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food was better before, but i'll go again. the sunday late lunch was more crowded than usual

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Please don't close Fred's restaurant. We love it for lunch and brunch on the weekend! It is family friendly and handicapped easy access.

DT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't want it to close...so sad...It's always been a New Yorkers go to for the best salads

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fred’s is the best neighborhood restaurant! Hope it stays around for a long time!!

j
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately Fred’s is closing and anything goes

A
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Happy to see Fred’s is chock full during the Closing

s
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Awful service

C
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Big disappointment
Felt like it was a sinking ship

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

It was a great place to go, but since the closing has been announced the food is no longer fresh.

AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so much fun to celebrate my birthday with friends & fam 🎉❤️‼️

TC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for lunch, the chicken livers were unbelievable, the lobster club was good but nothing overly special, would definitely go back!

TG
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and come every time we are in NYC. Never a disappointing meal. I hope they will relocate somewhere close by when Barney’s closes.

BM
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and experience. Thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers, two entrees, one ravioli and one chicken parmigiana with seasonal vegetables and incredible dessert.
Would definitely return when in New York!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Since Barney’s announced they will close Freds staff and quality is gone. It’s a shame I have been going there for many years. I am sad to say I won’t be going back.

BE
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hate to see it closing. Have lunch there on every trip to NYC.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Quality of food seems to have gone down dramatically. Service at best average. May well be due to the bankruptcy of Barneys and therefore due to the impact of that on staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Worst service ever. Declined so much.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not what it used to be

IO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely miss this landmark dining spot, both for lunches & dinners. Gianfranco is the best host in town & Mark’s dishes are dependably wonderful.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

It was one of the worst experiences I have had at a restaurant.Service was awful. Paid the bill with dirty plates on the table. No one cleaned them for 15 min after we were clearly done. Calamari had shell that I thought was a piece of plastic. Will not go back and do not recommend for the cost, service and quality of food just don’t align. I would recommend your local diner over Fred’s.

J
Chicago
182 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I don’t know what the hype is about. It was packed. My salad was just ok. The shrimp on it was great. The fries are great. The prices are outrageous. I don’t need to go back.

P
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We only went to Freds the other day because we thought it might be our last chance to go. Twenty years ago , I loved Freds. Ten years ago, I liked Fred's. Five years ago, I found it barely OK. This week was so less than mediocre, I know I wont miss it.

AB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lunch service was not up to par but fun and good. will return

VC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The hostess’ are nasty. The service was awful.

KB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ll miss both Fred’s & Barney’s if 7th is location closes — there is nothing on the UES that can replace either...

Update on Barney’s closing: ...I always loved the store, loved it’s windows over the holidays ...but most of all I loved Fred’s. Fred’s was an oasis of understated, unpretentiousness in it’s UES habitat. The food and services was always good and the flavors always ‘fresh’. The definition of ‘dependable’. Luckily I shared a leisurely lunch w/my favorite companion last Sunday. RIP Fred’s.