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Fred's Not Here

321 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 971-9155
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Ranked #161 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $28 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Cross street: John Street
Transit: Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.
Description: Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler
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72% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Sarnia, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went for the Summerlicious event and had the Prime Rib - it was out of this world good, best prime rib I've ever had. It was cooked perfectly and seasoned nicely and the potatoes it came with were really good too. The atmosphere was good, small but busy and the service was excellent. Highly recommend, my only regret is... More

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Beverly Hills, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

to say , Fred's not here makes the best Pork knuckles in this part of the world , it would be a understatement ! Perfectly marinated , oven broiled with yum fries + nasty ( in a good way ) garlic Cesar salad...WOW ! but be careful these portions are HUGE..I do not care..I still can not resist their corn... More

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Toronto, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We used to to go to Fred's or the companion Red Tomato restaurant downstairs years ago, so we thought we would try it again on a recent trip to Toronto. The Lobster-Crab soup is excellent - just as we remember it. Even though we were upstairs at Fred's, we were able to order off the Red Tomato menu, which provides... More

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Oakville, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and I were downtown to see a show and luckily found this restaurant as it was steps away from Princess of Whales Theatre. Right from the start the service was amazing. Our waiter Mark was very attentive and made sure our experience was great. The menu was simple and had great selections. I ordered a Caesar Salad and... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The service and food at Fred's is always beyond expectations. One of the greatest thing for me as a celiac is the ease in which they can provide me gluten free menu options that doesnt end up making me feel like I am missing out on the good stuff. This also proves that they prepare their own food - everyone... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fred's not here because he's probably at bank begging for bankruptcy protection, Service stinks, slow, staff doesn't care. Food was average to say the least. Place was clean which is the reason for 2 stars. Save your money there much better places to go to.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

A new restriction in my life concerns gluten, and I found our server to be informed and the roasted brisket to be delicious. We started with the salad wedge. My son had the pork chop with chorizo, which he did not enjoy. Our server was attentive and friendly, as well as helpful. I hope to return before leaving Toronto.

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Timmins, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Amazing steak, lobster soup and snappy vegs. Jalapeño cornbread was a treat. Made accommodation for special dietary needs and supplied sparklers with the birthday chocolate cake

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We chose to eat here while on holiday in Toronto as Fred was my Grandad's name and he isn't here anymore. Andrew was an excellent waiter, friendly, chatty and helpful. We chose from the set menu on offer, one from the 2 course meal for $30 and a 2 course meal for $40 with a small supplement for the lobster... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every time I visit Toronto, I have to visit Fred's Not Here! I take anyone I can to it, so they can experience it too. I come from Alberta, so I know good beef, and Fred's Not Here definitely knows what they are doing! The staff is always super friendly, and the food is always incredible! I absolutely love the... More

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