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Fred's Not Here Restaurant

#141 of 6,751 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown West
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321 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada (John Street)
+1 416-971-9155
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we enjoyed "small plates" in the "Red Tomato" bar downstairs in "Fred's Not Here". We love sitting at the bar! Lots of attention and service by Mark the Bar tender tonight. The coconut shrimp are plump & crispy-the best in the city. We always order 2! We enjoyed a freshly chopped kale salad with a delicious light dressing of... More 

Thank jane anne M
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was terrible. It was cold, greasy and whatever we ordered was as bad as it could get. No one, and I mean no one from a party of 5 touch any of the foods. When asked for the bill, he asked if we liked it and obviously we said no. All we heard after that was:" I'm sorry... More 

1 Thank travelfrick2
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy but they take good care of you and the service is good. The menu is large enough to satisfy most tastes. Prices are consistent with downtown Toronto. Soup of the day was delicious. Wide variety of drinks, wine and beer.

Thank Ed G
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been here in a few years. We were as pleased as we were in the past ... great menu choices ... would recommend the lobster and crab bisque with the pastry top to start ... our host Andrew, was very attentive but not intrusive, a second bread basket (spicy corn bread and warm french type bread) came without us... More 

1 Thank maryannechambers2016
Fergus, Canada
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very accommodating restaurant that serves good food. The service was very friendly. Right in the heart of King street with the Princess of Wales theater across the street. Dessert was awesome. Bread pudding and the creme brulee were wonderful. Prices were reasonable. I would recommend and come again.

1 Thank Janice C
Torrevieja, Spain
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to eat here tonight and left feeling pretty disappointed with the food and the service. Ordered pork knuckle, whilst I appreciate this is not the leanest cuts of meat, it arrived and was just 70% fat. Not great. The "frites" were soggy in fat and all in all it just turned into a plate of fat. I explained... More 

Thank MissMac123
Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steak was among the most tender I have had and the flavour could not be beat. It was a nice quiet place to enjoy a meal and conversation with great service. I will be going again when next I am at the theatre

1 Thank 65beans2016
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found ourselves at Fred's Not Here on a Tuesday evening during our holiday! We had not booked but to be honest there was no need to! When we arrived at 7.30 the restaurant was extremely quiet with only 2 other tables occupied which is a real shame as it is a decent size dining area! The waiter who served... More 

Thank Sue T
Goderich, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

stopped in for dinner before going to the Princess of Wales Theatre, food was good service was excellent our waiters was tops. my wife had the slow braised brisket, OI had a steak' the meat was great and the sides were good dessert was a great finish to the meal.We would definitely go to Fred's not Here again

Thank Terry A
Upstate, NY
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had a large group (12) and the staff was accommodating. One waitress handled us with ease. Very little wait for the food. The food was very good, good portions and reasonably priced. Lighting was a little low. An enjoyable experience! We would go to the restaurant again.

Thank smartin831

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
    (John Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-971-9155
Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler

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