Freds Madison at Barneys New York

4.6
1707 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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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
22 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
10 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
5 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
236 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
80 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
132 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a treat 😎
Senior Reporter Trip Advisor HOTEL & RESTURANT Expert

B
New York Area
65 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.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch. Love the scrambled eggs and toast. Favorite place always

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food was disappointing and the service was poor. We had to continually ask to have our water replenished.

J
Montreal
72 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent, fresh, on the expensive side, but most enjoyable for lunch.

FK
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty great

D
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The waiter at the adjacent table dropped food on me (staining my clothing) and wasn’t very apologetic. Did me a favour to call the manager. Manager also didn’t address this adequately and wasn’t apologetic.

Our own waiter never bothered to offer us bread, forgot to bring our drinks and disappeared for a long time. Overall, this was an extremely disappointing experience. Will not be rushing back there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was not good this time.

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our favorite. Always excellent food, attentive service an comfortable sound level. We are always welcomed like family.

M
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Better place for lunch
For dinner, service and food preparation were poor.
When we complained, manager didn’t care.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We felt it was way overpriced but quality was good.

SG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fred's has always been my go to, I have been going to this place for YEARS, the staff is the so kind and always accommodating, food is amazing. Unlike most I do not go to people watch although there are and have been plenty of celebs there, they obviously go for a reason. One main reason I go as well, bartender Hassan is so lovely, dear friend of ten years, and always takes care of me. I never sit at a table. And if you see him interact with others you will see he is as lovely with other customers as well. From Senegal he is a kind soul and makes your experience so much more enjoyable. Go to Fred's, order ANYTHING, sit at the bar if you can, or anywhere, you are sure to be delighted!! From a loyal customer since I have been in manhattan!!! Always Five stars!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is always good, service is slow.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great desserts. Love the brisket and potatoes

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. We often meet friends here to catch up because we can hear one another. The service is steady, the food really well prepared and the location perfect.

MC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place

J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food was terrible; my sandwich was dry and my wife’s salad had too much dressing. The table and seats were cramped.

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