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476 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.785661 -73.97653
at 83rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-579-3076 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
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Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-4am; Sat, 10am-4am; Sun, 10am-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 86th St.; B, C at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

60th St. to 100th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.


Although it's only been around since the late nineties, Fred's feels like it's been on the Upper West Side forever. With its comforting American cuisine, relaxed mood, and lively bar, it's no surprise it attracts a loyal following of young locals and families. Though technically at basement level, the restaurant is unexpectedly bright, with many well-placed windows. Exposed brick, stonework, and candles give it a rustic aura, but its personality is doggie-driven. Named after a pooch that flunked seeing-eye dog school, Fred's furry visage graces numerous photos on the wall, flanked by scores of snapshots of customer canines. Starters include crispy-fried calamari rings with a righteously spicy tomato sauce, mussels in garlic sauce, and spicy chicken wings. The menu leans toward half-pound burgers, roast chicken, pork chops, classic salads, and a rich array of Italian-styled pastas. Good old macaroni and cheese carries the day, however, with its creamy mixture of aged cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Entrées like Mom's Meatloaf will make mom throw away her baking pan—Fred's version is moist and its mushroom gravy hearty. Plus, it's served with a mound of onion-infused mashed potatoes the size of your fist. Now that’s something to bark about.


Sat.—Sun., 10 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

The street-level outdoor café charms regulars during the warmer months; brunch draws big crowds. The café is also the only part of the restaurant that's handicap accessible.

Kitchen Hours
Mon.—Thu., 5 p.m.—11 p.m.; Fri, 5 p.m.—midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.—midnight; Sun., 10 a.m.—11 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Macaroni & cheese, $13.95; Mom’s meatloaf, $16.95