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Fred's at Barneys

#630 of 7,637 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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15 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (Rush Street)
+1 312-596-1111
10:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was staying nearby and wanted a quick lunch before leaving town. The restaurant is on the 6th floor for Barney's. I ordered a pizza which came out in a timely manner and tastes delicious. The staff was friendly. I would go back.

Thank Bibitybobityboo
Highland Park, Illinois
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good food accompanied by even better service. We usually like to order a few appetizers to share while we people watch.

Thank Jurgen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I love having lunch here . The food is outstanding and not too heavy. The atmosphere is great and the service is wonderful. Great for girlfriend lunches, shopping then lunch.

Thank Greekgoneloca
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Fred's at Barney's is a spot I could return to over and over again. I was there for lunch on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The view from inside is lovely, from the patio even better. It is comfortably elegant. High ceilings, well designed space. The restaurant was lively, filled with multi generational families, couples, friends and singles. The service was... More 

Thank michiganmaven
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Fred's is a lovely restaurant at the top floor of Barneys. Great view of the city and lake, great patio, and the food is always great. Brunch on Sundays is always a great option: flank steak salad, croque madame on brioche, papardelle bolognese... great place that is is quiet and close to everything near Michigan avenue.

Thank lectu
Springfield, Illinois
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888 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely Outside Patio, secluded on the 6th floor with a partial view of the lake. Order the Caprese Salad and Linguini Vongole (baby clams)

Thank Clevlander
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner and cocktails with several colleagues around a business event. the wait staff was very attentive and kept our glasses full. The appetizers passed around were top shelf. They did a buffet style dinner with three stations all of the choices were excellent. The Decor and appointments were understated elegance as you'd expect inside of a Barney's.

Thank David C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was not my first visit to Fred's. I had been for lunch several times and decided to try for dinner. The atmosphere is quite nice. Quiet- and the food was good. It is a nice place if you want to have a conversation with your meal. The crab-cake was good. The entree salad my daughter ordered too. The service... More 

Thank apomilia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our concierge at our nearby 5 star hotel recommended Fred's. There were maybe 8 people in the entire restaurant when we arrived at 7:00 pm. Long story short, avoid this establishment. The food was poorly prepared, the pesto pasta was 90% pesto and the skirt steak was chard on the outside and blood red inside (it was ordered medium).Wedge salad... More 

Thank Laurence M
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is the last time I will go to Fred's. I had lunch today with a friend. I ordered what was described on the menu as chopped salad. It was not chopped. I sent it back to be chopped and it took 20 minutes - and my waiter could not be found so I had to ask another waiter to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 East Oak Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    (Rush Street)
  • Public Transportation: Buses #143 and #151 to Delaware & Michigan. The Red line train stops at Clark/Division & Chicago/State.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-596-1111

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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