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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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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

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (42)
People Watching (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
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Great for Brunch (16)
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Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Scenic View (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Cozy (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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
 (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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Lunch at Fred's is always a treat. I always ask for 1/2 salad which they happily accommodate. Lively lunch crowd. I go back and back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice French restaurant, good food good prices, good service

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

For years I've dined at Freds whenever I've visited Manhattan & everything was par for the course for this visit until my waiter vanished. I never saw him again after my food was brought to the table. Empty drink, no offer of a refill or another selection. Empty plates on the table. It's not busy. Was there a shift change? Is he on a break? What's going on? I think I could have literally walked out of the restaurant and no one would have noticed. Fortunately, the manager in charge took care of everything. Again, I've been going to Freds for years and know that this has to be a rare experience, but it's inexcusable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Lovely room and realistic wine list. Had the Friday Shabbat supper, Josef Flanken and stuffed cabbage with a surprisingly affordable Beaune. This place is s hidden gem. Scenery at lunch but elegant yet unpretentious at night. And great comfort food. Unique.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome food awesome experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful food and vibe. The staff is great. One of the best places in NYC!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

See and be seen and make sure to dress in a very cool outfit. Mostly ladies lunch but fun watching the scene as there are always some well known faces or beautiful people and great fashion....food very acceptable....but nothing exciting. Fast service, good service but very impersonal. fun place to catch up with friends. then you can shop or just look at beautiful shoes, great clothing.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fred's has gone downhill - overly seasoned and underwhelming food.

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

Restaurant merveilleux dans tous les sens
Manger et ambience, tout très delicieux et agreables

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Freds is great for lunch and people watching... pricey for what it is but consistent and professional if somewhat impartial service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best place in the UES. Great service, italian food and beautiful view of the UES from the window

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great dining, as always! We love to have lunch or brunch at Fred's when we are in NYC.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Went for lunch with 2 girlfriends. Food was good. Expensive. It was very crowded and loud. Staff was attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I had “vegan fritatta “ ....greasy mixed veggies covering entire plate. My friend had crab cakes....inedible. Each had an espresso. $80 before tip!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love everything at Fred’s ! Food is amazing, best fries ever!🍟🍟

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Hostess had us wait more than 45 min with a res and table was very uncomfortable due to poor a/c ( she said). Then why attempt to put us at that table. Poor attitude by up front hostesses. Not welcoming at all.
Not in sync with your location and prices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food quality has def gone down

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Never disappointed always wonderful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fred's is always a fun place for brunch or lunch when Im in town from Los Angeles

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Personal muy simpatico y con buena disposición. Rica comida, pero nada del otro mundo.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great place too have lunch and people watch! Salads are huge!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Stopped in for a bite before going to the theater. The team was great and good was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Bread was stale and only end pieces. Food was very mediocre and service was disorganized - had 2 waiters that kept asking us to order. I have eaten there many times before and have enjoyed it always, not this time !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I sat in the "closed"
Room on the right which makes the experience a lot less interesting

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Cocktails and food were fantastic. French fries never disappoint. Always see a celebrity or famous person.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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