Fred's at Barney's New York

★★★★☆
Pricey American cafe favorites popular with the ladies who lunch and Midtown execs.
  • 660 Madison Ave 9th Floor

    New York, NY 10021

    Cross street: nr. 61st St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-833-2200

About Fred's at Barney's New York

Hours
Mon-Fri 1130am-9pm Sat 11am-8pm Sun 11am-6pm

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I went there for lunch today. Had $31 seafood salad, which was so gross I had only 1/3 of it. The bread tasted old. I thought this was a good restaurant. Can't believe all the good reviews here.

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★★★★★

I went there for lunch today. Had $31 seafood salad, which was so gross I had only 1/3 of it. The bread tasted old. I thought this was a good restaurant. Can't believe all the good reviews here.

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Great location, great view, but high prices. Went for lunch and the prices you pay are incredibly higher than surrounding places. However, the food is fabulous and the service is outstanding so as they say you get what you pay for.

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★★★☆☆

Great location, great view, but high prices. Went for lunch and the prices you pay are incredibly higher than surrounding places. However, the food is fabulous and the service is outstanding so as they say you get what you pay for.

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Ok maybe ordering dinner from Barney's wasn't the smartest idea but the food is really good. I was shocked when dinner arrived last night accompanied by a $12 delivery charge. What's up with that?

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★★☆☆☆

Ok maybe ordering dinner from Barney's wasn't the smartest idea but the food is really good. I was shocked when dinner arrived last night accompanied by a $12 delivery charge. What's up with that?

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First time here and probably my last. The restaurant has a nice location and view. We made reservations for lunch and were promptly seated. The lunch menu is a bit pricey. I had the chopped chicken salad for $23.00. Was it worth that price? I don't think so....your basically paying for the luxury of eating in Barney's. I can think of much better places to go too that don't charge that much for a mediocre salad.

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★★★☆☆

First time here and probably my last. The restaurant has a nice location and view. We made reservations for lunch and were promptly seated. The lunch menu is a bit pricey. I had the chopped chicken salad for $23.00. Was it worth that price? I don't think so....your basically paying for the luxury of eating in Barney's. I can think of much better places to go too that don't charge that much for a mediocre salad.

Pros: Nice location and scene!

Cons: Expensive lunch menu for what you get!

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I love barneys. I love freds. Get the burgers, the chicken soup, the white truffle pizza [to die for], and the pesto penne. Great people watching. Only down side is the long wait at lunchtime. Get there early and beat it. Then shop afterwards and walk off the calories. Ha!

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★★★★★

I love barneys. I love freds. Get the burgers, the chicken soup, the white truffle pizza [to die for], and the pesto penne. Great people watching. Only down side is the long wait at lunchtime. Get there early and beat it. Then shop afterwards and walk off the calories. Ha!

Pros: Food, People Watching, Celeb Hangout

Cons: CROWDED, Long Waits

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Talk about eye and tummy candy, this is the place. Not only can you have a fabulous meal, but you can "see and be seen" in this Mid Town gem. The room is beautiful, the people are beautiful (plastic, yes, but still lovely top look at) and the fare is delightful. My favoritve, the home made pastas and soups of the day. The grilled fishes they offer are fresh and deliscious. The Pommes Frites, so good, the best, dare I say, in NYC. I can't say enough about the eatery...... then there's shopping at Barneys!

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★★★★★

Talk about eye and tummy candy, this is the place. Not only can you have a fabulous meal, but you can "see and be seen" in this Mid Town gem. The room is beautiful, the people are beautiful (plastic, yes, but still lovely top look at) and the fare is delightful. My favoritve, the home made pastas and soups of the day. The grilled fishes they offer are fresh and deliscious. The Pommes Frites, so good, the best, dare I say, in NYC. I can't say enough about the eatery...... then there's shopping at Barneys!

Pros: great food, people watching, quiet dinners

Cons: BUSY lunches, no out side area

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This is maybe Manhattan people watching at its best. Everyone here is dressed to kill, the latest trends, the best brands...it's like a walking Bergdorf Goodman catalog (yes, I know it's Barney's, but the vibe is more Upper East Side chic than Barney's downtown edgy hip)...croc Birkins and Manolos abound. Oh yeah, the food. If you're coming for great food, go elsewhere. But the food at Fred's is good, solid fare, you won't be thrilled or disappointed, put it that way. Be forewarned that you will pay for it, tho. The service is ok, can be awful. Go for lunch -- everything falls apart at dinner!!

2
★★★★☆

This is maybe Manhattan people watching at its best. Everyone here is dressed to kill, the latest trends, the best brands...it's like a walking Bergdorf Goodman catalog (yes, I know it's Barney's, but the vibe is more Upper East Side chic than Barney's downtown edgy hip)...croc Birkins and Manolos abound. Oh yeah, the food. If you're coming for great food, go elsewhere. But the food at Fred's is good, solid fare, you won't be thrilled or disappointed, put it that way. Be forewarned that you will pay for it, tho. The service is ok, can be awful. Go for lunch -- everything falls apart at dinner!!

Pros: people watching, views, location

Cons: , overpriced

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An interesting mix of hi-end shoppers, hi-finance types, foreigners, and onlookers make for a real people watching/gawking/speculating scene. The food is decent, the menu varied enough to satisfy everyone, and the service attentive. The room, on the 9th floor of Barney's, has an airy feel and has an appealing decor, but expect to pay a price for this high end real estate. Worth checking out once.

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★★★★☆

An interesting mix of hi-end shoppers, hi-finance types, foreigners, and onlookers make for a real people watching/gawking/speculating scene. The food is decent, the menu varied enough to satisfy everyone, and the service attentive. The room, on the 9th floor of Barney's, has an airy feel and has an appealing decor, but expect to pay a price for this high end real estate. Worth checking out once.

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Most of the people who eat here are thin, and once you order something, you'll see why. Though there are standouts--the "thin" chicken soup and the fries--most of the food is sub-par. Paying $32 for a lobster wrap with shreds of lettuce outnumbering pieces of lobster 20-1 is unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

Most of the people who eat here are thin, and once you order something, you'll see why. Though there are standouts--the "thin" chicken soup and the fries--most of the food is sub-par. Paying $32 for a lobster wrap with shreds of lettuce outnumbering pieces of lobster 20-1 is unacceptable.

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Upon first going to Fred's, I must admit my expectations were limited, given that I saw it as sort of a cool person/fashionista hangout, which usually means the food is mediocre. I was certainly way off on that prediction. Fred's food is nothing short of superb. Everything is delicious and of high quality, and the presentation is elegant. The service is very polished and alert. The decor is sleek and pleasing to the eye, as are many of the patrons. Price-wise, it's more than fair for what you are getting. Dinner for 4 the other night with a bottle of wine an desert came out to less than $200 (that includes a 20% tip), which isn't bad at all for a meal of this caliber. Highly recommended overall.

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★★★★☆

Upon first going to Fred's, I must admit my expectations were limited, given that I saw it as sort of a cool person/fashionista hangout, which usually means the food is mediocre. I was certainly way off on that prediction. Fred's food is nothing short of superb. Everything is delicious and of high quality, and the presentation is elegant. The service is very polished and alert. The decor is sleek and pleasing to the eye, as are many of the patrons. Price-wise, it's more than fair for what you are getting. Dinner for 4 the other night with a bottle of wine an desert came out to less than $200 (that includes a 20% tip), which isn't bad at all for a meal of this caliber. Highly recommended overall.

Pros: Excellent food, Polished service, Fun people-watching

Cons: Can be crowded

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This is my one of my favorite places to go during my lunch hour. Get the burger, and sit back and watch the floor show.

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★★★★☆

This is my one of my favorite places to go during my lunch hour. Get the burger, and sit back and watch the floor show.

Pros: good burgers, good people watching

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I have dined at Fred's many times since I was first introduced a few years ago. Although I prefered the restaurant's cozy location in the basement, with its warm tones and soft furniture, the top floor location is almost equally desirable. The food is great, especially the chicken parmisagna and the dessert sampler. It's a great place to see celebs, Meg Ryan dines there often!

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★★★★★

I have dined at Fred's many times since I was first introduced a few years ago. Although I prefered the restaurant's cozy location in the basement, with its warm tones and soft furniture, the top floor location is almost equally desirable. The food is great, especially the chicken parmisagna and the dessert sampler. It's a great place to see celebs, Meg Ryan dines there often!

Pros: Atmosphere, portion sizes, location

Cons: expensive

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I go to Fred's quite often for lunch and time after time have tried to sit at the tables...but it never lives up to sitting at the bar for a meal. The bar is friendlier, faster, and more enjoyable all around. The tables are so close and perhaps due to lack of conversation at other tables, people always seem to be eaves dropping...my conversations aren't that interesting, so they must be bored stiff! The burger and fries is great, the pizza is excellent (especially the one with truffle oil), and if at all possible, order a bloody mary...if nothing else, it will make the people around you seem entertaining while they try to be "stuffy to fit in"!

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★★★★☆

I go to Fred's quite often for lunch and time after time have tried to sit at the tables...but it never lives up to sitting at the bar for a meal. The bar is friendlier, faster, and more enjoyable all around. The tables are so close and perhaps due to lack of conversation at other tables, people always seem to be eaves dropping...my conversations aren't that interesting, so they must be bored stiff! The burger and fries is great, the pizza is excellent (especially the one with truffle oil), and if at all possible, order a bloody mary...if nothing else, it will make the people around you seem entertaining while they try to be "stuffy to fit in"!

Pros: Food, Location, Menu choices

Cons: Attitude

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I went to Fred's for brunch and had a pretty nice meal. This restaurant is a bit of a scene b/c after all, it is in Barney's. The service was pretty good and the food was good as well. The food is definitely overpriced for what it is, but that is what I expected. I have also been to Fred's for dinner and I had their fresh pasta which was a lot better than the brunch. The bread is delicious and the desserts were nice too. I will go back for convenience sake, but it didn't blow my socks off.

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★★★☆☆

I went to Fred's for brunch and had a pretty nice meal. This restaurant is a bit of a scene b/c after all, it is in Barney's. The service was pretty good and the food was good as well. The food is definitely overpriced for what it is, but that is what I expected. I have also been to Fred's for dinner and I had their fresh pasta which was a lot better than the brunch. The bread is delicious and the desserts were nice too. I will go back for convenience sake, but it didn't blow my socks off.

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Tucked away on the sleek bottom floor of Barneys New York, this Tuscan-style eatery caters to ladies who lunch---and anyone else with hunger pangs. Delightful appetizers include plates of sauteed organic chicken livers with shallots and…

 

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