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
Great for Mac & Cheese – Really tasty mac and cheese. small tv's at the bar for watching sports. soups are good too, try the tomato soup or the butternut squash
mmmmmmac & cheese – Great mac & cheese in a large portion, good service and lots of cute pet pictures! I went with a group of 8 and had no problems getting a table on a Sunday evening.
The Mac n Cheese is calling me!!!! – Besides this place being adorable, and cozy, it has my favorite food- Mac n Cheese...and it's the best I've ever had... I love it and everyone else I know who's had it, loves it as well. They also have some of my favorite beers on Tap, so that's always something that goes well with my food ...
Best Burgers! – I had all intentions of stopping in after reading a job post online I was interested in. I came by once and the owner wasn't there but was definitely happy with the beers on tap and the snacks at the bar (Stella and goldfish)! I came back another night because I wanted to try their food and they had outdoor seating (big bonus!). The first time I stopped by it was pretty dead but I went back on a Thurs. night and it was packed--and now I know why. Their food is awesome! So far the best burger I have had in NYC and I've been here for about 6 months now. Although we weren't able to sit outside, we were led to the back room which was pretty quiet but perfect for catching up with my friend. The waitstaff was friendly, the host was incredibly nice (not to mention apologetic for not being able to seat us outside) and our overall experience was great. Although they haven't hired me (yet!) they have definitely earned themselves a new patron--and quite possibly a regular.
FRED'S is Terrific! – What a wonderful spot! My husband and I came into Fred's after years of walking right past it. On this particular day we decided to finally check it out. We were greeted warmly by one of the owners, Kimberly, who was particularly gracious. What a dinner! We started with the crispy calamari and it was wonderful; very light with a spicy red sauce. I had a wonderful piece of Mahi Mahi and my husband had a crock full of Chili with melted Cheese on top with tortilla chips and a side salad that was simply scrumptious. Our waitress was a beautiful and friendly young woman (Megan?). From the second we walked into the door until the moment we left, we felt at home in this cozy, vibrant environment. I'm so glad we finally made the trip inside! Fred's will surely become one of our regular spots in the neighborhood. Thank you Fred's!
Terrific – While FRED'S can get crowded on the weekends (especially during brunch) this is a stand-by for UWS residents. They have excellent food and a genuine staff that is fun and competent. Unlike other stuffy "high end" places, FRED'S does comfort food like nobody else. They are dog friendly outside in the warmer months too.
Hands Down Best Spot in Neighborhood – What a great spot! We just moved to the neighborhood and stumbled upon FRED'S...we LOVE this place. My husband and I sat at the bar and ordered burgers and a side of Mac-n-Cheese and it was simply delicious! The bartender was great he bought us a round because it was our first time there...we felt like we were at "Cheers!" Can't wait to go back and try their brunch!
Trust me, the mac & cheese is dreadful. – I've ordered once before, meatloaf, and I give it a B. But today's order experience, well... Without any doubt this is the worst mac & cheese I've ever had in my life. Very little flavor of cheese, very strong flavor of wine. Yes, wine - like you might put in a nice sauce for chicken. Who puts wine in cheese sauce for a classic comfort food? Salad was a limp cupful of field greens that were the rage in the 1980's. I ordered sauteed veges and received crunchy sort-of-steamed veges. To top it off, since I had to order a minimum $20 for delivery with credit card, and my order thus far was only $19.80, I asked the order taker what the best dessert was. Short pause, "carrot cake" he says, so I order one. Clearly this is a carrot cake from the freezer section of the quantity foods catalog the head cook uses. Sad experience for my supper this evening. I'm now eating some cottage cheese and an apple since that entire $28 meal (including a tip for the quite friendly delivery person), is now in my trash pail.
Best casual and homey restaurant on Upper West Side! – It's a neighborhood spot that has great food, especially their meatloaf! All other food is terrific as well. It's great to go if you want to be somewhere that makes you feel unrushed and welcome. My only gripe is with Monday nights bartender....he should be as attentive to the non-regulars as he is to the regulars! Otherwise, it's a terrific place that you'll just want to linger in!
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