Freds Madison at Barneys New York

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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

F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant said they were closed when we got there.

v
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

JW
Chicago
7 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.

KD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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!

n
New York Area
7 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!!

W
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

RM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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

R
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

b
New York Area
8 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.

m
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not what it used to be but still ok

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance for close friends and family!

NY
New York Area
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.

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It is time for it to go the way of Barneys

m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 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.

a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dumpy interior. more light, flowers , pictures could help

SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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.

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice menu variety, delicious cocktails

OT
Houston
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.

c
Denver
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.

G
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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

DL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Muy rico , pero se demoraron mucho

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 10, 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.

TP
New York Area
10 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.

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
11 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
27 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.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mother daughter trip to nyc

TS
Dallas
37 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
Atlanta
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
8 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.