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Fred's Not Here Restaurant

#116 of 6,792 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
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food and service. 80's music was playing and we had the place to ourselves. Pork Satay a MUST!!!

Thank MontrealAj
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend for a Christmas lunch and had the holiday seafood special. The company, food, atmosphere were all terrific, thanks to Andrew. It's been a long time since I've been at Fred's not here. Glad to see that not much had changed and will definitely recommend to friends and family coming to visit Toronto!!

Thank jk7172017
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 6 were taking in Come From Away the Musical and picked this restaurant as it was convienent to the Royal Alex Theater. Of the 6 people 4 just found their meal just average that being the cod and braized beef. One found their salmon good and I found my steak to have just a wonderful flavour and... More 

Thank Larry E
N0rth Bay
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Fred's Not Here prior to a theater performance at the Royal Alexandra. The location is great - we had a comfortable table and even leaving at 7:45 were in plenty of time for our 8:00 PM performance. The food was terrific - very tasty and well presented. The menu was great. The service was very friendly. There... More 

Thank PicardNorthBay
Silver Lake
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went after reading decent reviews. Our service was pretty decent. The food on the other hand was not. We waited an hour for our food to come out. The server did apologize and state the kitchen was understaffed, but it did not look to be. When the food did come it was horrible. My daughters Alfredo sauce resembled milk more... More 

Thank BrentFC
Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven't been to Fred's Not Here for decades. For the holidays we had tickets to Come Far Away, so we were looking for a restaurant close to the Royal Alex. As in the past, Fred's Not Here has lots of menu options with steak and lobster leading the pack. I had my eye on the baked lobster and crab soup... More 

Thank AileenOfToronto
Waterdown, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good table d'hôte deal. Food has always been good. Service great! We have returned a number of times and have never been disappointed. We are anxious to return.

Thank Shirley B
Barrie, Canada
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite pre-theatre restaurants. Arrived from out of town a little early, our table was available. The staff are excellent, very attentive, the food was also excellent. It's a busy restaurant as its in walking distance to the theatre district. I would make a reservation if you want to guarantee a table.

Thank Luanne226
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met some old friends for the first time in a few years. They were late - no problems. We ordered and ate first and they seamlessly joined us when they arrived. Waiters very adept at making everyone feel comfortable. Good wine list. The NY steak at medium rare was tasty just as steamed the mussels were delicious. Waiter very... More 

Thank tripdog88
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent lunch. We had the two course holiday lunch special. We both ordered the Crab and lobster soup and the lobster fettucine. Both items were absolutely amazing. I have been going to Fred's for a long time and have had the pleasure of dealing with Andrew who is the best waiter at Freds. I happen to love their corn bread... More 

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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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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