Freds San Francisco at Barneys New York

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Welcome to Freds at Barneys of NY. Whether its a quick casual work lunch, stopping in to avoid the commute traffic, or you are looking for a venue to host private events we look forward to making your experience one to remember.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

RE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal!
Truly the finest lunch in San Francisco

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The burger was amazing and definitely worth going back for!

JD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to enjoy a meal in a luxury setting

AG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great space and service. Poor quality food

AP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service. Fun menu.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

a
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

p
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

AG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

F
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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 .

RE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

SN
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely meal in a great space with little noise

R
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

C
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always!

AG
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

R
San Francisco
156 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

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.

s
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

JN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, great service

OT
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delightful lunch with a friend on a quiet Monday afternoon. The food was beautifully prepared, the service warm and professional, and the wine selections well thought out. I imagine this can be a boisterous and fun place on a busy shopping day or a 5 o’clock cocktail hour.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome hideaway at bustling Union Square area offering great food and libations and what a great view too!

YE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food at good prices! Manager and waiters very friendly and accommodating.
My only complaint would be there hostess( not friendly at all), I thought it was a one time thing but this is my 4th time and still very unfriendly!

SF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Freds was a delight. We particularly appreciated the spacious room, with ample space between each table, so that you were not piled up on top of your neighbor, and you could hear everything your dining companion said. The wait staff was extremely personable and helpful (our server volunteered to bring us a taste of any wine we were thinking of ordering). The food was quite good - when was the last time you saw big chunks of real home-cooked chicken in your chicken soup? The Emilia Romanga pizza was sensational. Save room for the Opera Cake - the single best example of this dessert we've ever had in San Francisco. We will definitely return.

SF
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As you ate here on Valentine's day there was a special chocolate dessert in the shape of a heart, which wa fun.

A special item on the menu was a Chinese style burger with fries and vegetables,presented in a most lovely way. We both enjoyed the 5 spice beef on a Chinese style bread.

s
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view and the cocktails were delightful...love the decor

JI
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice lunch with good food. Our server was gone for a long time and had to ask where she was. Very pleasant and helpful, just went long periods without checking on us.

SF
San Francisco
161 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A dining room with almost no decor with a large bar. Food was good - crab cakes were okay. I look forward to trying more as only one visit is not good to make a judgement.

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