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Fred's at Barneys

#602 of 7,703 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
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended while we were shopping on The Mile. Part of Barney's, Fred's offered a great meal in nice atmosphere.

Thank Viperbobsrt10
Hermosa Beach, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful view, very fine cocktails, service ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️! Our server was very respectably and patient as a friend and I were catching up! The tuna tar tar was a delicious cylinder seasoned perfectly, served with cucumber, ginger and crostini. We also indulged in the kale & veggie salad. Perfectly dressed and both choices great to share... More 

Thank ellecatherine2016
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We so enjoyed our dinner at Fred's. Menu offers a variety of options. We enjoyed the chicken parmigiana! Great vibe in restaurant. Staff was wonderful. Highly recommend.

Thank Katie P
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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117 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 11 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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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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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1,002 reviews
641 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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148 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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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
US$31 - US$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?

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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