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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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perennial favorite for family and friends get togethers, with perfectly executed healthy (and less healthy) options for everybody.

WR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we eat there, either for lunch or dinner, the service and food are excellent. Very consistent performance. Would recommend and nice variety on menu from pizza/ hamberger/ salad to full meal

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Worst service ever and a “could care less” attitude for the inattentiveness to the meal, repeated requests for the order to be taken, bread and water served, the missing part of the meal delivered and finally the check.

c
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken paillard and fries are the best! One of my fave lunch spots in NYC - best to have a reservation. Its always crowded. Hoping Fred's will continue if heaven forbid, Barney's closes.

t
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been here multiple times for lunch and have always thought though the food was expensive fir the most part it was worth it. However, recently the food, and especially the salads have lost their luster. The menu misrepresents Mark’s Madison Avenue Salad describing it as containing “ imported Italian tuna “ but in fact it was a boring can of bumblebee , tasteless and bland. We returned it for Chopped Chicken Salad which was also missing ingredients. No pears? How about a substitute? Very disappointing.

f
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I think Fred's, at the moment, is in transition. Bankrupt? about to close? but the food was fair and the service was poor.

KT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good afternoon at Freds. Service is top notch, menu doesn't change, but I don't mind that. It is consistently good.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We have always enjoyed the food at Fred’s. However, almost every time we have dined at this restaurant they have either taken over an hour to bring our food and every time they have either gotten the order wrong or the burgers were not cooked to the requested temperature. Also, it is difficult to get the attention of a server to address any of our issues (or even to get our check).

This affects our overall enjoyment dining at Fred’s.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and extremely nice to children!!

WR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

BW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, Food is always VERY good, took friends from out of town, they really enjoyed them selves food outstanding. Special place.

NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten at Freds for at least 15 years and have never had a bad experience or less than tasty food. The service is warm, friendly and always very professional, not only do they remember our names, but the waiters remember our favorite drinks and usually what we prefer on the menu. How effin crazy is that! I love it! Just a GREAT place to dine!

IK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The lobster salad was not up to snuff. The greens were not really fresh and the lobster was tough. Too expensive for the mediocre quality.

ES
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience, food ambiance, staff. Typical NY pricing. Would go back!

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch is always my favorite. I love the eggs and roasted potatoes. I always get a table right away. Nice and quiet place to go. My favorite restaurant in the city

d
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

On the whole, meh. I hadn’t eaten there in a couple of years, it was not as good as I remembered.

TG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The worst restaurant on the upper east side. Prices are ridiculously high. Even the bread is stale. I cook a far superior breast of chicken. Question... the place was virtually empty, but we were caught in a rain storm. Why would anyone elect to go there?

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Trendy! The Belgian pommes frites are AMAZING!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Very disappointing. We have dined at Fred’s for many years and this is the first time the food wasn’t good. I wanted to order a lobster club and they said they didn’t have lobster. I ordered a turkey club instead and the turkey did not taste fresh. I left it on my plate and did not complain and neither the waiter nor the busboy chose to comment. My husband ordered the chicken livers and they were over cooked. The buffalo cheese on the caprese salad was tasteless. The fettuccine pasta with red sauce and the hamburger were very good.

TG
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love their chewy sourdough bread and vegan daily soups; vegetable ravioli were amazing today as well!

DF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday Brunch Special Straussie’s Bagel Basket is one of many reasons to go. The bagels are among the best that can be found in the city. The bagels have a excellent crust, good texture and consistency and above all are the perfect size. Bagels are served with vegetable, scallion and plain smears, they were delectable bites to savour. During our visit we also selected the Mushroom risotto special and Eggs Benedict. Food as always, was well prepared and seasoned. Service was attentive but not intrusive, allowing us to enjoy our dining experience. Freds has been consistent in their food quality and service delivery, that once again satisfied and delighted us.

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Quality has dropped a lot. The chopped salad was wilty and old. It looked like it was sitting around for awhile. Service was bad, we had to hail down service many times.

a
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There are no words, only stars, and as always this was a 5 ⭐️ experience!

TK
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Place is old and shabby - glassware and silverware were old and dirty. Service was fair to lousy. And food was not good. No need to ever return.

JV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Fred’s was always a favorite. Recently, however, I’ve noticed that they don’t seem to value Open Table reservations, seating customers in the worst area, with diffident service. I no longer wish to pay these prices, only to leave feeling dissatisfied and feeling taken advantage of. I was so displeased this last visit that I left without returning to the shoe department to purchase a four-figure pair of boots I’d planned to pick up. Take notice, Barneys!

RN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food -great table-never disappoints!

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good is consistently wonderful!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Fred’s many times — always amazing

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to eat a good meal. Sophisticated enjoyable

SJ
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server, Aggie, was exceptional!!!
Thank you!!!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food had no flavor. Definitely over rated. Service was good. Would not give another try.

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was bad. Did not receive what we ordered.

h
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

After shopping at Barney’s or just craving great comfort food, Fred’s is the best! Spaghetti and meatballs with perfectly cooked spaghetti or lasagna are as good as you can get anywhere.

KE
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fred's is kind of unique because it's inside Barney's Department Store on the 9th floor. When we were there for an early dinner, it was quiet, and had a nice atmosphere - spacious with lots of windows. The food is very fresh and good. The service is also good. The only downside is it's on the pricey side.

DB
Melbourne / VIC
34 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was very good but too prompt. I would have preferred to have been given more time between dishes. All too quick & no real time to relax. Even after my wife & I requested a longer break in between dishes the food came out far too quick. Also my salmon ,although delicious,was over cooked.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Branzino was amazing!

a
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfamiliar with New York and looking for a quiet dinner with my daughters that would not cost a mortgage, I found Freds. My first impression was the place had been there a while and was favored among the locals. We were there on a Thursday evening, about 7pm, and the restaurant was nearly full. The 3 of us were seated promptly and while not ignored, service was a bit slow in coming. The place was cozy, bright and quiet. We started with cocktails and grilled calamari appetizer which was fresh and very tasty. Next, we had the steak Frites and chicken parm. The portions could have been shared among us but having a sumptuous take-home did not disappoint either. We opted for the dessert sampler, which included tiramisu per our request. Our server was skilled and I honestly feel that we could have asked for anything and he would have done his best accommodate. Freds is not inexpensive, but also not over the top. It is on my list of places to return to.

F
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a treat 😎
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B
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

If the friend was from out of town and wanted to see a certain privileged thy[eo of diner gathered in one spot who didn't rea;;y care how much it cost and didn't mind noise at one in the afternoon...bring em on.

LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The veal was dry and burnt- our server agreed. It was later in the day on a Sunday afternoon so things were slow.
It literally had burnt edges. We should have returned both plates but were too hungry and running late for our movie.
Not good at all.

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