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About Freds Madison at Barneys New York

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.

660 Madison Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
MON - FRI: 11:30 AM - 9 PM
SAT: 11 AM - 8 PM
SUN: 11 AM - 6 PM

Cross Street:
Between 60th and 61st Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 833-2200

Website:
http://www.barneys.com/restaurants/freds

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Public Transit:
N, R & W trains to 5th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Alfredo Escobar

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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

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Freds Madison at Barneys New York Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (51)
People Watching (30)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Good for a Date (6)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was good but vey overpriced. $30 for chicken salad with pears.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was a good experience. Nothing outstanding though!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a fun time. Service is excellent. Try the chicken soup. During the holiday season don't forget to check out the windows.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Furniture dates, our table was very wobbly, service is not attentive. Food good, drinks good

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The perfect place to land before, during, and after a shopping trip. The chicken soup, a glass of wine and Fred’s bread is perfect on any day—but especially now.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I’ve dined at Fred’s many times over the years but found yesterday’s experience to be very disappointing. The food was terrible - flavorless. My friend & I each had salads and neither had any flavor whatsoever. Such a disappointment. While the server was attentive, I found the hostess to be quite rude - she never looked me in the eye. I will not return to Fred’s again.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

You would think with the exorbitant prices they charge for food they would upgrade the furniture, lighting and decor. The place was shabby and in need of repair.

On the food front, I’ve have pasta dishes that are 10x better and a fraction of the cost than the orecchiette garbage they served.

Do yourself and favor: stick with buying the high-end merchandise at Barneys, not the cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We booked lunch at Fred's as a daytime date. The setting and people fit the bill but the food was a bit of a letdown. The fries were crispy and the bread was quite good. However, I would have expected more from a $25 burger.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This was a delicious elegant lunch and we all had a great time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love Fred’s spaghetti! It’s a great vegan option. Service is impeccable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

You can always count on Fred’s to get it right.
The kindest must professional and conscientious staff, great varied menu and good food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A must stop lunch place for great food, atmosphere and people watching. The fries alone are worth the trip.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service, good bartender, lively ambience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service and a great lunch spot to recharge while shopping!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was such a pleasure to find a restaurant where one doesn't have to shout in order to be heard. Lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The manager was great about taking my meal off the bill, but the service was slow and they overcooked by dish twice. Given, this is Fred's, so it has iconic stature, but for $25 a burger, I'll head somewhere else.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Waitress took our order never saw her again until way after part of our lunch arrived. Finally got her attention asked about the French fries that never arrived, she just walked away. French fries never arrived, then she brought the bill and told me “see, I took off the cost of the fries” never an apology, I wanted the fries and this rude person had the attitude.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food. Excellent service. Wonderful lunch. Always amazing.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Pretty people , great food, best fries ever!!! Every time I am in NY i go there

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always fun place to grab lunch. Food is good and a fun scene.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great staff, consistent food and menu in a great environ makes for a quintessentially New York contemporary dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Nice spot and food is quite good, however very noisy and service was very very slow! We waited for everything. We were also asked whIch types of water we wanted times by 3 different waiters! Then we had to wait ages from r each stage of the meal and even the check. This and the noise really spoiled what should have been a nice (and not inexpensive) meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Always a good time and good food
Fun atmosphere
Good vibe
Friendly staff

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I get annoyed when I walk by empty tables and am seated in the back room. As I live out of town, I can't exactly be a "regular", but I dine there EVERY time I'm in the city. Next time I will question "why".

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always enjoy Freds. Its a lovely treat@Barneys-whether having lunch, coffee, dinner or just drinks. The service is impeccable. The food is tasty. Lots of healthy selections but also good old fashioned comfort food. Desserts were delicious. The portion sizes are large but it is also very expensive $$$. Good for business lunch if you're in the area, "girls shopping day out" type of get together or even romantic dinner. My business client enjoyed the lunch and the setting.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Convenient location in Midtown with great ambiance away from the hustle and bustle.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome food and ambiance, chicken soup to tie for

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Off day- salads were off and service was nonexistent. Highly unusual for there!!!!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Restaurant assez froid et sans charme. La cuisine est correcte mais rien d’original et un peu cher.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Favorite place for a Sunday lunch when we are in the city.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Ordered one thing!! Expensive steak over arugula, no balsamic or onions, medium RARE!! Come out well done with onions!!! Honestly?? Get it right!! Sent back, they redid, still came out loaded with onions!!!
This place caters to high end clientele, I don't get the screw ups
Server was very pleasant.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food and great service if you dine at the bar, but cannot say the same for dining room service.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I always try to stop in when i am in NY. Great to wander around Barneys after lunch. Food is always reliably good.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Made a reservation and was seated at the worst table in the restaurant with a divider next to the table and an obstructed view. Never go there at lunch. It was busy, noisy and the service indifferent. My server did ask if I had any dietary restrictions when I ordered the Fred's Chopped Chicken Salad but the attention ended there. We had no salt and pepper at our table had to ask the table next to ours. My chicken was stringy and the salad very bland. I guess good if you are on a taste restricted diet. I'll never eat here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Everything was great and we sat at my favorite table. But could you ask them to not strip the tables for closing around the people that are still eating? At 9:30pm they started taking everything off the empty around us. We weren't the only table finishing up. It was rude, uncomforatble, and killed the ambiance! We got the hint after our expensive meal. Time to get out.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Rude reception staff! Even with a booking still make you wait for a table. Quality of food has gone down! Now the restaurant it was.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wrong item was delivered and no apology. No water refills until the request was made. Rude waiting staff. Didn’t even say anything when the check was brought to the table.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always have a great lunch or dinner at Fred’s as well as celebrate holidays there. The food is always tasty and it’s great people watching!

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful server, great food and outstanding service! Always a treat to dine at Fred’s

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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