476 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY | Directions 1002440.785661 -73.976719
Fri & Sat 5pm-12am
Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3:30pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Upper West Side
Fred's is great!! – Great place, very friendly, very consistently good food and service. Super Family-friendly, they love kids.
Amazing Mac n Cheese – We stopped by Fred's a few weeks ago and I have now fallen head over heals for their Mac n Cheese it was amazing with bread crumbs and the perfect amount of cheese. The staff was amazing they couldn't have been kinder to us. That weekend we went for the brunch and it was just as good. Thank god they have a big dining room other wise the line would be around the block. I am now 100% a Fred's loyalest and am bring them pictures of my dog and my boyfriend's dogs as well.
The perfect spot for anything – Between the Mac n Cheese and the Burgers you can't beet this spot. For years this has been one of my date spots and now me and my girlfriend love going here for brunch or dinner. We always love being able to sit down and just relax with some amazing food. We are regulars there and will continue to be
Warm neighborhood spot – Had dinner at Fred's tonight. I've walked by many times and never eaten there. The service was very friendly and prompt. Our food was delicious. We had the brownie with espresso ice cream for dessert and it was very decadent. The waitress came by the table just enough times to pay attention to our needs, but also gave us our space. The water glasses were constantly filled. In addition, we came in with a coupon, which the staff collected at the start of the meal, and explained up front that it would not count towards any drinks and we'd need to pay cash only in order to use the coupon -- so there were no surprises at the end when the check came, and the coupon was correctly discounted in the bill.
Overrated – The food is average, nothing that I would ever need to go back for. We were with a vegetarian ( don't know why) and she ordered an omelet with no sausage. When it came a busser had brought it and it had sausage so she sent it back. The waitress then returned and showed us that she wrote it down w/o sausage and threw the kitchen under the bus for messing up the order. Thats teamwork! I guess the decoration of all the dogs is cool, but thats it. Go to one of the million other bruch places in the area.
horrible – Went for Sunday Brunch, was seated promptly and our order was taken. .....15min...25 min..40 min.. pass and no food or sign of our waitress; yet at least 3 other tables who sat down after were eating. Finally after complaining to the manager did our food arrive. Waitress was unapologetic, actually didn't even care. The manager was ok, apologized but not very sincerely.
Oh, and the food was not worth the wait. Never going back to be ignored and unsatisfied.
Great Brunch Spot, Cozy Restaurant – What comes to mind when you hear the name Fred? A dog. Naturally. (Didn't the little Obama girls want to name their pup that before the First Lady vetoed?)
With plentiful pictures of the owners' blag lab, the woodsy decor of the Upper West Side restaurant is perfect -- a perfect weekend closer, that is.
The free basket of fresh blueberry or chocolate chip muffins and strawberry butter is a great start to the brunch salads, omelets and entrees to come at this laid-back rest spot. I haven't been during the week, but it can't veer too far from the cute gimmicks like the weekend staples.
friendly neighborhood dining – I come here all the time and have quite a few favorites. I like to eat relatively healthy, but not deprive myself of yummy eats. I switch between the veggie burger, the pear salad and the mahi mahi. The Mahi Mahi is my favorite though. Oh and my husband is obsessed with the mac and cheese so i always steal a bite (or two or three) of his. The decor is darling with pictures of dogs covering every wall. I will say though, I am always a little surprised when the bill comes. I am of course used to NYC dinner prices, but everything is just $2 or $3 more than I think they should be.
terrible place to eat – the food was horrible. came out cold, came out old and late
the waitress was soooooooooo not attentive at all. we didnt get a bread basket so we asked for it after waiting for 20 min. we didnt get drinks and we didnt get the appetiz. we ordered.
on top of that we got the vegetarian food and along came the cold french fries with bacon in it. this is an ok mistake only we said we were veggie people and the bacon bits are not noticable till you actually eat it. the veggie burger is also cooked in the bacon grease. NOT COOL
the worst experience I have ever met – I live on the upper west side and so I stumbled upon this "cute" bar on the corner of my neighborhood called fred's. I was with a friend, and right when we get there, the bartendar singled us out and refused to serve us because he did not recognize a non-US ID. (its called a green card btw) However, he did not try to ID any one else at the bar and then proceeded to yell across the bar / restaurant saying that we should go to any other bar.
I grew up in nyc and so obviously have been to several places but i have never experienced that type of rudeness experience in my entire life and i would never step foot in there ever again unless you want to be kicked out because you dont look "american:"
Cons: The rudest bartendar that I ever met
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