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About Fred's Not Here

Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler

321 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1J5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Cross Street:
John Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 971-9155

Website:
http://www.fredsnothere.com/

Parking Details:
City street meter parking and private parking lots throughout the neighbourhood.

Public Transit:
Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.

Executive Chef:
Huy Truong

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

Fred's Not Here Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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food

3.8

service

3.9

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (64)
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Kid-friendly (32)
Scenic View (24)
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2014

.. because he is missing out! Went for summerlicious '14 for dinner - and it was fantastic!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2014

Came here for summerlicious. Of course, their famous baked lobster and crab soup was good, but it wasn't anything out of this world. The ramekins our soup was served to us in were also dirty... Anyway, had the steak as an entree and it was a below average cut of meat. Dessert was most disappointing; half a scoop of ice cream and chocolate drizzle, are you kidding me?! Service was also mediocre.

Bottom line: It's an average place, but not anything more.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2014

The food was great. Service was great until we had to pay the bill. Server seemed upset when we asked for separate billing. They did not provide that option at the beginning

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2014

Service and ambience- Nice restaurant for a casual get together with friends. The front host/waiter was a tad rude when we showed up early for a reservations. He shooed us away saying absolutely no tables yet. No offer for us to wait at the bar or a courteous please come back later.

The waiter we had once we were seated was much better.

Food-
Lobster bisque was flavorful with a bit of spice. The pastry was top notch.
Steak- ask for it a level down from what you like. " if you like medium rare as for it rare". Aside from taht flavor was good
Dessert- it tasted good nothing out of the ordinary.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 29, 2014

Food is good but not exceptional. Prices are fair. Service is good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 27, 2014

Had a lovely 3-course dinner part of the Mirvish dinner package. Sadly I didn't get our servers name but he was fantastic. Really took joy in his job and didn't hesitate to give an opinion/recommendation on our choices. For that alone I really enjoyed this place. The food is good, I would recommend that curry with coconut rice. My boyfriend had the steak which he was happy with. I would recommend this place for a date night. Prices are reasonable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Fred's not here is a very good restaurant. The service might have been the best I've ever had. I was let down by the steaks a bit. Very good quality meat, but it lacked a bit on the flavour end. Definitely tasted wood grilled...but not like much else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 13, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner out at this restaurant. It was my wife's birthday and we had a special dinner to celebrate. I would recommend the lobster/crab soup with the puff pastry. I had a steak and my wife had the seafood paella. The seafood included lobster which was as good as any we have had freshly cooked at a seafood restaurant. Sometimes when it is part of a dish like this it is not so good. Lots of choices for wine and deserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 10, 2014

Simply ok, nothing special, a cut above Applebee's. The three rib pork chop must have come from an odd mutant pig where the other two ribs were missing, poor pig or poor me not understanding that a three rib pork chop is actually only one rib.
The service was good the food ok, the price moderately high for what you get.
Bottom line I wouldn't go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 30, 2014

good food, good atmosphere near theatre nice area for walking

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 15, 2014

Good food, good service. Will be back for more! A very enjoyable theatre dinner.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 9, 2014

Fantastic service. Prompt, attentive and thoughtful. Appetizers were spot-on. Ceasar salad and lobster/crab soup were delicious. Mains were good however the 10 oz steak was siting on a plate with large pupils of oil (from the veg?). Offer made by server to take and replace was declined by diner. Tasted great. Frites were crispy and hot. All in all a good dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 9, 2014

We were in Toronto for a convention and had made reservations online which was great and convenient- the reservation was confirmed promptly and the lunch went great - food was good - service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Freds Not Here is always consistent with delicious food ... Nice presentation, knowledgable waiter, and great selection of food choices. They have a great fixed price menu with appetizer and main with something for everyone. They are known for their steaks, but fish is a great meal too. Make sure to try the lobster/crab soup - its pretty special and great tasting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 26, 2014

AN excellent location for a pre show dinner. The food was very good and service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 4, 2014

The food was amazing. I have been to this restaurant a few times, but I always make sure I have something different on the menu every time. I even had dessert (which is unusual) - normally too full to have dessert, but this time was different..Great service, yummy food (very delicious and the temperature was perfect) and great location. Definitely will keep coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Montreal)·Dined on March 29, 2014

"Fred WAS there"...appearing very uptight!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2014

The name caught my eye as well as the location. I felt the steaks were that of an average steak house. Nothing was amazing or exceptional in my view. Even the wine list did not strike me as appealing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 20, 2014

Good for quick meal prior to theatre or symphony - simple, reasonable food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2014

Several colleagues and I had dinner at Fred's Not Here one night during a conference. All aspects of our dinner were exceptional. Our server was very polite and attentive. Our food was delicious, we all had steak which was tender and flavourful, and there was enough space for the six of us to feel comfortable at the table. The noise level was low enough that we could easy speak across and down the table to everyone. I would recommend you make reservations for Fred's Not Here if you plan on having a larger party since space can be limited.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 1, 2014

I used to be in the restaurant business and am extra critical of service and food. The service was incredible. Best I've had ever in Toronto. No exaggeration. The food was outstanding. Everything was above spectacular. It was hard to leave!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Service was very good but food was just fair. Duck was on verge of burnt. Sole was too salty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2014

We visited Fred's Not Here during Winterlicious. We ordered the lobster and crab soup. It was one of the tastiest soups I have had. I like the flavour along with the pastry covering the soup. Steak was great along with dessert which was similar to a chocolate molten lava cake with ice cream. It was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2014

we loved it, and will definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 13, 2014

Went for the Winterlicious with a group and thoroughly the meal. We all ordered different items and all gve their choices a thumbs up!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2014

Or at least someone who did a great job in the kitchen. Excellent and interesting, prefectly plated deliciious food. Portions generous enough to allow some take away. Our server was exceptional. Positive, friendly, and efficient. Particularly great for couples or friends who enjoy food together !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2014

I always come back for the lobster bisque, this is almost a meal in itself. We came for winterlicious and feel the value for the meal spot on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 10, 2014

Great $35 Winterlicious dinner menu! I went there with friends and we received very good service.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2014

The restaurant had a vintage touch to it which I loved, and the food was top notch. Definitely a must go to anyone looking for a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2014

I was lucky to book a table on Friday night for winterlicious. The menu is excellent. And the portion of wine is generous. The desserts could be better, but worth the price after all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 7, 2014

Everything at Fred's Not Here is always excellent; the food, the service, the creativity with dishes... Very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 6, 2014

We were a group of 4 people that went to enjoy Winterlicious. We had a fantastic evening. The food was great. Definitely will be back for more!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 5, 2014

My experience here for winterlicious was great. I have already recommended friends to try this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2014

The lobster and crab bisque was delicious although this year the puff pastry on top was collapsing (not only on mine but on other diners' too) and a long hair was found in the soup at our table. The steak was done to perfection. Good-sized portions. Excellent vegetarian dishes too. Will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 1, 2014

I have been there 4 times. Twice for winterlicous. The $20 lunch is a great price. You must try their famous crab and lobster soup! It is their best appetizer. Their steak awesome too, great value and cooked exactly as you asked for. Very good service. I've also been their with big groups of friends for dinner and birthday party. Recommend it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2014

I've actually only been to Fred's Not Here for winterlicious or summerlicious events, so I don't know how the restaurant normally is. However, their winterlicious menu is great. I LOVE their lobster bisque soup. We get it every time and are always satisfied!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2014

I have gone to Freds Not here many times and I have never had a single bad experience.
The service is great! The food couldn't be better!
It is a true gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2014

went for Winterlicious lunch... they do a great job of describing their dishes on the menu - wonderful use of adjectives and the descriptors made me hungry just reading. The food itself was a lot less "fine dining" than the menu descriptions would suggest... perhaps it was because it was a fixed price menu, but I wouldn't return for their regular menu (and regular prices!) for the quality of food they offered.

The service however was wonderful, and the waiter was timely and friendly.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 30, 2014

Great food and great ambience. The services was friendly and made some good recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2014

because of Mirvish we tried this place.
Not worth it if not included with the package
a few wines on the list were not avaliable
food was just ok
There was nothing bad to say about this restaurant

Tags: Good for Groups
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