The newest bar officially opens their doors this Monday to the public but we had a chance to stop in this week to get a first look at Fredo’s Wine and Tapas.
This new establishment, which sits in the former Gianni Bacci’s space at the northwest corner of Second and Washington, has been renovated to give a more comforting and relaxing ambiance than what Gianni Bacci’s provided. There’s also a covered patio facing east that looks onto the Washington traffic. As the name suggests, Fredo’s serves primarily adult beverages and tapas. The menu can be found on our previous blog about Fredo’s along with at the end of this article.
301 N. Washington
Wichita, KS 67202
Monday – Wednesday: 11am – 12am
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sunday: 10am – 2pm
(Kitchen is only open until 9pm)
Their cocktail menu has a good variety of drinks to choose from. Let us recommend the cucumber martini and the margarita.
On this first look, I was joined by a friend and two other couples which an ideal situation for Fredo’s as the whole theme is a shareable experience. Everything on the menu is meant to be shared so that is something to keep in mind when you are looking at the menu and the prices. Between the six of us we ordered an assortment of different tapas.
All the tapas we had were fairly light and some were definitely better than others. Of all the tapas we tried, the Prime Philly Sliders were far and away our favorite. The Creekstone Prime KC strip was delicious and the caramelized onion and truffle aioli really elevated the entire dish.
As with any pre-opening, they have some kinks to get out and I’m sure the staff is working extremely hard to be up and ready to go on Monday. A big recommendation we have for Fredo’s is the use of coasters. There was lots of condensation on our table.
One thing I’ll note is that Fredo’s Wine and Tapas is not the type of place you should expect to go and be stuffed upon leaving. This place is probably best if you’re looking for quick after work drinks and some appetizers or a place to go to kill some time before a concert or a nearby movie at the Warren. If you’ve already eaten or have dinner reservations downtown with friends or with a date, Fredo’s could get you by. I doubt I would stop by there if it was going to be my main meal. I’ll be interested to see if Wichita gravitates towards this idea of tapas.
Here’s their menu:
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