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Fred's Not Here

#212 of 6,576 Restaurants in Toronto
#234 of 7,038 Places to Eat in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown Toronto
Italian, Steakhouse, Canadian
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321 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada (John Street)
Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.
(416) 971-9155
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in...
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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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 29
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Curious name and pleasant environment set the tone of the disputed restaurant. gentle and quick service. I opted for the 2-course menu and chose the burger made with Kobe beef that is delicious. I recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Hamilton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We came here before going to Second City, it's only a five minute walk from the restaurant to the theatre. The food was excellent with great service as well. I had the bacon wrapped steak, so tender and juicy, I would have it again in a heartbeat. My gf had the curry and it too was delicious, we highly recommend... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

let's get the service out of the way, the waitress was great, attentive and also made sure we were served promptly to get to the show on time. The food was fantastic, the paella was filled with clams, mussels, shrimp and lobster, large portion. I also tasted the Thai curry chicken, yummy! The food presentation was also well done. Oh... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Curious name and pleasant environment set the tone of the disputed restaurant. gentle and quick service. I opted for the 2-course menu and chose the burger made with Kobe beef that is delicious. I recommend!

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Grapevine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Crab/Lobster soup is one of the best I've had. The steak was okay for the $29 special but could have been a little more tender. Was the best though compared with other places we went. Atmosphere is great and service is excellent.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Been many times and never been disappointed. Service is always friendly and food is excellent. Just need to invest some money on the decor as is a little worn and dated.

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, upscale trendy, business casual, fun place to dine. Not too intimate where we sat but fun! Steak was really good, cooked just right and the prices were not so bad for the quality of food especially in Toronto Downtown. This place is 500 feet from Roy Thompson Hall so PERFECT for dinner before the show...I'll go... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had the set dinner here and the steak was fabulous, very tender and well worth the price at $29 for 2 coursed central to Toronto on Kings street.

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First time visit with another couple and we were seated downstairs (Fred's downstairs) it is more casual than the upstairs stake house and we loved it. We opted for the shared plates (tapas style) and really enjoyed all the food the pulled pork quesadilla and the Korean beef tacos were the night favourites. We had a great server and the... More 

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Sydney
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66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The lobster soup was great...but that's where the awesome ended. My brisket was tough, and the rest of the main dishes at the tables were also decidedly average. The service wasn't terrible, but also not spectacular. Overall, in a city with fantastic food....Fred's was a let down...maybe that's why he wasn't there.....

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Seriously those fries in duck fat are so delicious. They are greasy but we all devoured them. A great restaurant for before the theatre. The salads were large and all had a bit of a bite to the dressings. We had the Mirvish package 3 course meal. The chicken was just okay. Others enjoyed their steak and the baby scallops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 King St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1J5, Canada
    (John Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 2- minute from St. Andrew Subway Station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 971-9155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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