Dutch Fred's

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$31 to $50
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We are first & foremost a cockail bar. We are strictly over 21s after 4pm
A Hell's Kitchen Local serving craft cocktails. Dutch Fred's is a lively cocktail bar serving an elevated food menu in speakeasy style bar.

We don't take reservations from 5pm-8pm. We welcome walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

**Dutch Fred's is strictly 21 and over after 4pm**
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I
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seeing a show and wanted something cheerful in the neighborhood. Wow. What a hidden gem! Amazing staff, terrific drinks (love they show what type of glass each specialty drink comes in, genius), and the food was awesome. Best shashito peppers ever (and spicy too).

If the owners are reading this, please open up another location on the UES. We desperately need something this cool in our boring hood. Can't wait to go back and experience their brunch.

GW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with good food, drinks and vibe. Definitely recommend pre or post theatre or just because.

G
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my second time here. I enjoyed it both times. Make sure you make reservations because it is always packed. I wish it was a little bigger because it gets really crowded at the bar but it id very lively.
It is nicely decorated and the drinks are excellent. I always enjoy the bartenders who are master artists with drinks and small talk. The food is good bar food. A bit pricey but good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. From ambiance to great food and good service- A great place.

CP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks are on the higher end. Food is good and interesting

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The Sunday brunch is advertised as Broadway Brunch, but I wouldn't characterize it as such. There was some very low key live music, but you couldn't hear it throughout the restaurant and no Broadway tunes. Food and drink was good, but if you're specifically going for the entertainment, I'd go elsewhere.

J
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

went for brunch on a sunday. The had a small three person string band playing nora jones songs lightly which was nice, but we were seated right in front of them which made conversation difficult. We got there when it opened and amazed at how fast it filled up. We ordered a drink (egh) and three entrees: Pancake - not impressive although big; French Toast - really good and the Avocado Smash - had to send it back to get poached eggs done right since first time they came back hard boiled, but once fixed it was delicious. $80 all in with tip. Service was fine. Place was fun and we'd go back.

KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Fine for the neighborhood. Our waitress did disappear for almost 30 minutes after our food was delivered, and we had to ask another server to help us get another drink.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, fantastic drinks - the sunrise in Lima is to die for! Fabulous food.

JW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pre-theater spot. Creative and delicious cocktails crafted with care. Great small plate options. Food arrived quickly and was plated beautifully. Bar scene was vibrant but not wild. Would definitely return and will recommend.

PJ
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, easy place.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for drinks and small plates before a show. Get the eggplant chips!

RS
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went before the theater. Such a pleasant surprise. Food was inventive an delicious. All our severs, both at the bar and at our table were friendly and cheerful. I will be going back for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good place along with food and service. 3 person band was excellent and added to experience.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I would definitely go back when I am in town again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and food at Dutch Fred’s. The Dulce de leche french toast and chicken and waffles were delicious! It was a bit disappointing that service was slow despite only two tables being full at the time and we had to chase someone down for our check which is why I took off a point. Other than that, a great experience and I’d def recommend this place.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch before the theatre, didn’t feel rushed and the food was great.

Z
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place, modern just off 8th ave. Food was good, especially the pork belly app. Tasty. Burger was good. Beer selection ok. Whiskey selection better. Had widow Jane from red hook Brooklyn. Noise level was higher than average. Service good, not intrusive. Not the cheapest place but it is near Times Square. Would go again.

CG
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It started out really great. Service was immediate. After our order of chicken buffalo spring rolls and pork belly tostadas(yummy!) And our initial drinks came, we were ghosted by the wait staff. To their credit, I think they were overwhelmed, because a half hour later they came much more frequently. The noise level is better in the back, but you have to talk loudly to each other even there. Would go back though.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cocktails and it was lovely sitting up front by the open window. Both the server and the manager attended to us. Love this place, would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks were delicious! It was a little louder than anticipated, so not great for talking over dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome vibe, great drink selection and able to choose many different things on menu to share with the table. Took waitresses suggestions and everything was delicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Absolutely delectable drinks for Manhattan prices. Food is good and will set you back just about as much as a couple of drinks. Energy picks up around 6pm so be sure to book a table early if you’re looking to sit down.

Highly recommend if you’re looking for great drinks and some shared plates to much on for a bit of a splurge.

W
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great, especially the eggplant chips, but service was lacking. Had to ask for drinks and silverware. Environment was loud, so expect to speak loudly to hear the other members of your party!

D
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was superior. Upon our arrival the table we had requested was taken and we were seated elsewhere. Once the table was vacated we seated in our requested table which was extremely nice of both the hostess and wait staff. This made the day - not that we got our way but that the staff went out of their way to make our wishes happen since we were very happy in our first seats. The food was delish and we ended with the fried ice cream which was a perfect topper. Live music was lovely addition to our meal. Ayanna was a perfect waitress.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I really wanted to enjoy this restaurant. We went after a show, so it was around 11 pm. The food was good, drinks were good, but the place had the music playing so loud that it was impossible to have a conversation. Even the people at the bar had to shout to each other. I could understand if it was a dance club, but it’s not. We won’t be back.

KT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This cocktail bar was the best spot for a quick light dinner and creative cocktails before we head to the Jacobs Theatre 🎭 for Betrayal which was 5 minutes away on foot. I was able to reserve for 6:30p. Got there about 15 minutes early and most of our party was seated ahead of time. After less than a minute we were seated by the bar, it was a bit noisy to have a conversation and requested to be moved. We were accommodated immediately to the back so we appreciated it very much. It was still rather noisy (maybe because it was a Friday night and it was busy time) but more spacious and comfortable. We have lovely waitresses and waiters. We ordered cocktails and unsweetened iced tea with small plates and appetizers with photographs of safari animals displayed on a wall behind us. Which was fate because we just came back from a safari few weeks ago. Great place to stop by before a show and catching up!

JE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks, tasty good and our waitress was really friendly. She was helpful in accommodating my allergies etc. Dutch Fred’s was pretty loud, clearly a popular spot, but it was less loud by the back tables (I would recommend those). Worth the trip to Dutch Fred’s if in the area. It was our pre-game spot before heading over to a show at Radio City Music Hall

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I attended on Labor Day with a 5:45 PM reservation. I ordered a glass of wine and waited more than 15 minutes for it to arrive. Service was very slow.

KK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place for pre theatre. Nice drinks and pretty good food!

SE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and a really wide variety of brunch options. The trio that plays during Sunday brunch are really talented and add to the ambiance without overwhelming it.

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food and location to our Broadway show.

EW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!!

j
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Fun vibe

TT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay. Nothing phenomenal but nothing horrible. Might go back if in the area.

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is doing everything perfectly. I cannot wait to return!!!

J
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Manager accommodating to my dietary needs. Avocado toast with egg was ok but egg a little over cooked and not hot when delivered to table. They forgot I asked for Salad with dressing on SIDE but able to correct before bringing to table. Didn’t have decaf coffee.

N
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cocktails, extensive menu, phenomenal food, and quality service. Can’t wait to go back and dine again! Thank you Dutch Fred’s!!

T
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great spot. Noisy bunch of tippsy girls. Otherwise soipoib😎😎

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great boozey brunch spot 👌🏻

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