Fress Restaurant and Bar
an extensive wine list, craft beers, and cocktails in a casually classy vibe.
Food service is 5-9pm Tuesday-Thursday and 5-10pm Friday & Saturday.
Fress Restaurant & Bar makes every effort to insure that the prices
and items listed on our website are up to date and correct.
Seriously the best restaurant in Appleton if not the state.
Scallops were fishy and sandy. Not what we expected at a fine dining establishment. The charcuterie board was ok, nothing special. Overall menu was overpriced and ambiance was lacking.
I sent a group of businessmen to Fress for a Tuesday night dinner. The restaurant was very quiet - hardly any others in the dining room. The menu posted on their website is different from the one given by the server. After appetizers were ordered, the server had to come back to tell them some of the items were no longer available on the menu and that she had given them the wrong menu. She gave them yet another menu (different from the online menu, so menu #3) and they ordered off it. Some of the food items were good, some of them were not so good. In short, I won't be sending another group to the restaurant. One of the guys said they don't care to go back, one said he'd give it another try on his own. Not a great first impression :(
Overall a great experience. It was apparent the amount of work that goes into preparing the delicious plates. Very unique variety for everyone's taste. Beer selection was VERY weak, and would be the only real point of improvement the restaurant could make.
Music was a bit loud and fast for the atmosphere. Felt more club than high end dinning. Overall the food was well prepared. Service was good.
We loved it! The quality and variety of food was excellent. We can’t wait to go back!
Innovative menu, great service, relaxed atmosphere.
Dress has the best scallops I’ve ever eaten, they melt in your mouth!
We visited the restaurant on a Friday evening. The atmosphere is excellent and the food was fantastic. The only thing I would say that is a drawback is, if you are HUNGRY, then plan on ordering quite a few plates of food to share. I think that next time we go, which we will, we are going to go there to enjoy food as more of an appetizer and have some drinks. For a meal, it just seems that many plates need to be ordered so that you can feel FULL. If you have a big appetite, this may not be the best choice for you for dinner.
Had my birthday dinner with my wife.
Great food, smaller portions. A little pricey but nice atmosphere.
The only restaurant in town where I absolutely cannot wait to come back to to see what they come up with next. This place needs a James Beard or Michelin
A relatively new restaurant in downtown Appleton. Not a large menu, but interesting selections. Very enjoyable. Will be back.
The Parisienne Gnocchi was delicious as were the Beets. The service was excellent. We expect this when choose Fress. It has been the norm for the 4 times we have dined there.
Amazing food. Every single time we go the food is always incredible. Kim, our waitress, was kind, cared about all of her tables, and new what she was talking about when you asked questions. I will always recommend Fress as the first restaurant I tell people to try here in Appleton.
Was trying to have a conversation but the server kept coming to our table every 2 minutes. He asked if we have any dietary restrictions, told him we are vegetarian and then his next sentence was that in today’s special we have foie gras and the duck breast. Really? Every 2 minutes he is coming over asking if we are still doing ok ? This was highly frustrating especially when the place was not packed.
Superb! Service was excellent (thanks, Melissa & Potsie) and the food was delicious. From the Fress Fare we sampled the agnolotti (creamy squash goodness), the scallops (perfectly grilled and seasoned), the gnocchi, and the fries. Next time we will do the duck confit for sure. Excellent brewed coffee with thick cream and the apple tarte a la mode with caramel sauce for dessert. Well done dining, Fress!
Molly is one of the waitresses there. And she is honestly incredible. She wasn’t even our waitress that night but remembered my grandma and I when we came in. Not only is the food incredible. But Molly alone would be a reason for me to return
There is a really awesome prep cook there named Jordan.
An excellent place to dine before a show at the PAC. We loved it!
Celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary!
Great staff. One of the guests in our party was delayed in arriving (by 45 minutes) and our server handled it in stride. It all went seamlessly. When our last guest arrived we tried to order the scallops but they didn’t have a serving left. A few minutes later the chef came out and presented us with the last scallop they had in the kitchen, without charge. Nice touch. This is a fine place. We’ll keep coming back.
Great food, great service great atmosphere, we will definitely be coming back!! We LOVED it!
This was our first time at Fress. The menu is very limited but what we ordered was good. For what we had I thought the bill was steep.
Third time. Food is always on point. Love this place. Highly recommend.
Went there for my Bday - this is the 2nd time there for my wife and me. IT WAS OUTSTANDING. We were able to sit my the kitchen and enjoyed watching the chefs. Can't wait to go back.
Service was excellent! Food was very good and ambiance good. Restaurant needs better ventilation for kitchen. Overall experience was very good!
Terrible service. Ended up getting up and leaving before waters even got to our table.
Dinner before Hamilton . First time at Fress and the 3 of us were in awe of how outstanding the food was . Appetizers were excellent and must say first time ever I tried Pork Belly and it was beyond words , I loved it , and so did my son and daughter-in-law . All of our meals were excellent, brought to table perfectly prepared and hot !
Highly recommend Fress . You won’t be disappointed .
This visit we opted for the restaurant week menus. The three course meals were innovative and delicious. This was our second visit and we will be back.
From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt very welcome. The hand-crafted adult beverages were outstanding and Jayme was very informative in terms of whiskey selection and describing where a brand was from. The food was absolutely wonderful. We are accustom to making a 45 + minute trip to one of our favorite restaurants, but now that we have experienced Fress, I'm please to say we will stay closer to home for another experience here. Well done Fress team -- especially Molly D. who took such great care of us on our 32nd wedding anniversary!
Food, service and overall experience were all great. Would recommend and go again.
Every bite was better than the last. The cocktails were delightful as was the service. If we could go once a week, it still wouldn't be enough. Love Fress.
Dined at Fress for my birthday. The food was elegantly plated and thoughtfully prepared using seasonal ingredients. It was delicious. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere was was energetic but conversation could easily be had. Overall an excellent experience; can’t wait to return.
Birthday dinner! Wonderful shareable plates and even better staff helping us to celebrate!
Service was great. Ribeyes were a bit too over cooked. Rest of the food amazing. Thx.
This is a must place to visit. Every member of the staff made a point to make us feel welcome. We shared small plates - every one of them delicious. Craft cocktails including basil lemonade were outstanding. Can't wait to visit again, especially on Wine Wednesdays (wine specials) and sampling the amazing looking homemade desserts. Thanks for a great experience. See you again, soon!
Fress is a remarkable experience on the Appleton foodie scene. From lighter fare to the entrees and desserts, every single note of the detailed chorus that Fress plays on their dishes comes through resoundingly well. Our service was just the right amount of attention we desired and the chef visited with us shortly. Everything was excellent. Do try the pork belly... Or get a couple because you will not feel like sharing.
We tried 6 different items on the menu and they all were amazing! Service was fantastic and friendly!
Second visit to Fress and was not disappointed. Our server was very friendly and gave us excellent recommendations - everything was great! Perfect place for a date night.