Freds at the Downtown Barneys Offers More Than Just Fancy Salads

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Fred's Downtown Cheeseburger Deluxe: local, grass-fed Angus beef topped with melted Beecher’s Flagship white cheddar; served with Belgian pommes frites, onion marmalade, and Sriracha mayo.
Fred's Downtown Cheeseburger Deluxe: local, grass-fed Angus beef topped with melted Beecher’s Flagship white cheddar; served with Belgian pommes frites, onion marmalade, and Sriracha mayo. Photo: Jed Egan

The best location for a power-lunch spot is now in downtown Manhattan, and Freds at Barneys New York will solidify that shift with its new Chelsea location, which opens on Monday. The restaurant, which for now only serves lunch and weekend brunch, is located on the top floor of the store. Chef Mark Strausman’s menu includes Freds favorites — Estelle’s chicken soup, the $30 Fred’s chopped chicken salad — but there are several additions. There’s on-trend avocado toast, buttered with cumin and topped with sunflower shoots and pico di gallo; a special Chelsea pizza, with wild mushrooms, onions, herbs, garlic, Parmesan, and mozzarella; “Local Artisan Grilled Cheese”; and, yes, four new salads. Take a look:

Salmon crudité salad: greens and crudité vegetables, chopped and tossed with Bistro dressing and topped with salmon.
Salmon crudité salad: greens and crudité vegetables, chopped and tossed with Bistro dressing and topped with salmon. Photo: Jed Egan
The Jewish Boy From Queens: roasted turkey on an onion pocket with sliced tomatoes, greens, Marilyn’s coleslaw, and Russian dressing, with sliced pickles and onions.
The Jewish Boy From Queens: roasted turkey on an onion pocket with sliced tomatoes, greens, Marilyn’s coleslaw, and Russian dressing, with sliced pickles and onions. Photo: Jed Egan
Avocado toast with cumin butter on multigrain bread, sunflower shoots, and pico de gallo.
Avocado toast with cumin butter on multigrain bread, sunflower shoots, and pico de gallo. Photo: Jed Egan
Chelsea pizza: mozzarella, tomato, roasted peppers, and freshly ground Hudson Valley Harvest hot and sweet sausage.
Chelsea pizza: mozzarella, tomato, roasted peppers, and freshly ground Hudson Valley Harvest hot and sweet sausage. Photo: Jed Egan
The Fred's Pressman salad: cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peas, lentils, white beans, and beets with Italian tuna.
The Fred's Pressman salad: cherry tomatoes, cucumber, peas, lentils, white beans, and beets with Italian tuna. Photo: Jed Egan
Orecchiette a la contadina: pasta tossed with baby Brussels sprouts, squash, mushrooms, Hudson Valley Harvest Italian sausage, sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan.
Orecchiette a la contadina: pasta tossed with baby Brussels sprouts, squash, mushrooms, Hudson Valley Harvest Italian sausage, sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan. Photo: Jed Egan
Steven Harris Architects designed the space.
Steven Harris Architects designed the space. Photo: Jed Egan

Menu [PDF]

Fred’s at Barneys New York, 101 7th Ave.