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Fred's at Barneys

#603 of 7,611 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gold Coast
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15 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611-1205 (Rush Street)
+1 312-596-1111
Today
10:00 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Omaha
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Bibitybobityboo
Highland Park, Illinois
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Jurgen P
Chicago
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Greekgoneloca
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank michiganmaven
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank lectu
Springfield, Illinois
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818 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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)

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Thank Clevlander
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

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Thank David C
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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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 

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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
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 E Oak St, Chicago, IL 60611-1205
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

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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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