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vipMarianH
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was really delighted with everything about my experience at Freds and wish I had discovered them sooner. Excellent omelette!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Gracious and accommodating host. Amazing food with quick service!

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love FREDS its the best spot on union square for a cocktail or bite to eat ! i will miss it terribly when its gone ; ( xoxox

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Maura
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy the food, view and atmosphere, Freds will be missed!!

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so wonderful as always ! i will miss the great staff, food and ambience of this great place when Barneys closes.

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Coleman
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I never quite understood why this space never caught on but it’s always empty which takes a lot of the pizazz factor away....

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Morenike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Overall love this restaurant, a posh oasis in the middle of San Francisco. I've been twice and the first time I had an absolute fantastic brunch. The second time the service left much to be desired. But still, a lovely place to bring a friend from out of town or Mom for Mother's Day.

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vipKakhi
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite lunch spots. Good food and excellent service. So sorry it will be closing.

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carolyno
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place but very expensive. $26.00 mediterranean chicken salad???

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would have appreciated a phone call to alert us that the menu was extremely limited due to the gas being shut off in the restaurant.

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vipRobertE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!
Truly the finest lunch in San Francisco

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service are very pool. The reaver was so impolite. I would not back there anymore. And the food are not as good as before and expensive as well. Over all bad experience.

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Tanci
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow.
Also, all fine dining places I know what the ladies order first, the waiter just told me to hold while he get one of my male companion’s order first.
The staff I think isn’t well trained and the kitchen definitely was not.

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vipkjsf
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The burger was amazing and definitely worth going back for!

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JonathanD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a meal in a luxury setting

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best lunch and cocktails spot on union square by
far !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great space and service. Poor quality food

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AnnetteP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly delightful lunch, with the best service we have received for a long while. Everything was excellent, would definitely recommend a visit.

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vipHouston
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the delicious brunch and wonderful service - Fernando, Kat, and Tea! Much appreciated, see you again soon for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service. Fun menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Nice ambiance but the food is not good. As they say go for the view not the food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend Fred’s as a restaurant that you go to after shopping.

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just perfect ! as always. my favorite daytime spot in SF

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vipHouston
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food (especially fries and margaritas), and wonderful atmosphere.

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vipGretchen
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate to recommend this place so highly because I don’t want other people to crowd me out. But it’s a delightful place with a “ladies who lunch” feel.

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vipAndyKangaroo
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch while on a weekend getaway to San Francisco. Everything was fantastic, we had the Martha Gourmet Burger. Highly recommend!

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vippinthecity
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great venue for a business luncheon. Easy to find downtown parking. The venue provides a great place to easily talk in the midst of fashion concious patrons. The penthouse location and attentive service added to the experience.

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful place, great staff, wonderful food. my union square fav!

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vipFoody
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined here for lunch with my wife after shopping for some dresses for her. We decided to try Fred's since we haven't eaten there and was mildly surprised. Perfect service and nice attitudes. We both had salads and they were huge. She had the Salad Nicoise which came with giant chunks of ahi tuna and I had the Palm Springs Green Goddess salad. Besides the lettuce, it came with four large prawns and we both could only eat half of the salads. Nice clean atmosphere with a nice sized bar area. If we find ourselves shopping at Barney's again, this restaurant will definitely be seeing us again.

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David
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Freds is a wonderful place for brunch. The food was fantastic. Our waiter was excellant. The only thing I felt was annoying was that I had reservstions for 5:30pm. I recieved a call to see if were possible for us to change our resevation time to 5:00pm. The reason for the change was so the kitchen could start to shut down earlier. It was not a problem but Freds should change the times for online bookings . This was not a problem for us this time .

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vipRobertE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely amazing. The ambience is elegant & minimal.
It stays true to form in so many ways from the original in New York City. While we were eating lunch San Francisco’s mayor sat right beside us..

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SaraN
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely meal in a great space with little noise

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vipReliable
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating here. The first time did not go so well. This time was great. We all had a salad - two nicoise and one wedge. They were all substantial and very good. Service and ambiance matched.

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vipBetty
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a pleasant experience. Would recommend. Decent food, tables well spaced so conversation is possible. Service can be improved. Took a long time to get seated. Had reservation but maitre’d was nowhere to be found. Walked directly into dining area - saw bartender and several servers but none offered to help. I was simply ignored. Walked back to reception and saw a lady there. I told her I had a reservation but she said she worked on another floor at Barneys. She was only here to check on something and indeed she left momentarily without offering any assistance. Well, finally maitre’d emerged from somewhere and I was directed to my table. I was in limbo for approx 5 minutes.

Our server appeared and handed us a special menu for the day. But when I ordered something on that menu. His response was “what?” He apologized and confessed the special menu was new and he had not yet checked what was printed in it! At least he was honest!

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vipChipster
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to the SF location. Nice clean look, great bloody Mary’s, we had a salad nicoise and a palm beach salad. Both were perfect. We shared an opera cake for dessert, with double espressos. All service was professional and friendly. Definitely worth going to.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always!

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vipAlfredoG
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

im a big fan of freds. the service is outstanding and the room is beautiful. its my fav place near union square for a bite to eat or a cocktail at the bar. bellisimo

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vipReliable
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

This is a lovely space that makes a welcome addition to the Union Square dining scene. I have just been once, and likely will return, but unfortunately that visit was disappointing.

The food we had poorly conceived and executed. We both had the SF Club. It had some nice crab and shrimp that was completely overwhelmed by thick, under-toasted bread and a mealy tomato. Such a waste of good seafood. The "Belgian pommes frites" were pretty good but perhaps a bit thicker and chewier than I anticipated.

The service was eager and generally good, and the ambiance is great. Re value, $32 for a sandwich and some fries seems stiff to me.

I will go back, try something else, and write a more favorable review if the food is better.

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sweetpea
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Exquisite restaurant view spectacular! Definitely high society restaurant! My nieces and I ordered Fred’s salad nothing Speacil. I wasn’t super impressed with the food. You had to ask for bread each time u wanted a slice. We did not order desert but looked good.

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vipJulieN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - ambience is elevated casual and staff and manager are top notch!

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Permanently Closed - Freds San Francisco at Barneys New York offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 268-3550.

Permanently Closed - Freds San Francisco at Barneys New York is rated 4.5 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.