Fress Restaurant and Bar

4.6
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70 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We're a scratch kitchen serving worldly cuisine, shared plates,
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.
What 70 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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KZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the best restaurant in Appleton if not the state.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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.

D
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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 :(

NB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

HS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! The quality and variety of food was excellent. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Innovative menu, great service, relaxed atmosphere.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dress has the best scallops I’ve ever eaten, they melt in your mouth!

T
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner with my wife.

G
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, smaller portions. A little pricey but nice atmosphere.

KZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relatively new restaurant in downtown Appleton. Not a large menu, but interesting selections. Very enjoyable. Will be back.

BA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

CW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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.

BC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

CW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

JR
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a really awesome prep cook there named Jordan.

G
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place to dine before a show at the PAC. We loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary!

J
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

AP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service great atmosphere, we will definitely be coming back!! We LOVED it!

M
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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.

KS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time. Food is always on point. Love this place. Highly recommend.

ER
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

N
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent! Food was very good and ambiance good. Restaurant needs better ventilation for kitchen. Overall experience was very good!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible service. Ended up getting up and leaving before waters even got to our table.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

LS
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

AK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and overall experience were all great. Would recommend and go again.

SF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

WR
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner! Wonderful shareable plates and even better staff helping us to celebrate!

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Ribeyes were a bit too over cooked. Rest of the food amazing. Thx.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

P
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried 6 different items on the menu and they all were amazing! Service was fantastic and friendly!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.