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Aug 13, 2001 12:11 AM

Frjtz/Ghirardelli Square

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Went to the Ghirardelli Square branch of Frjtz for lunch today to try out their Belgian fries (sm $3/lg $4.50). Well, I just have to say they were remarkably...unremarkable. Aside from their presentation (thick cut- 1cm x 1cm and served in a paper cone), there was not much to distinguish them. Maybe I should have ordered the Garlic Frjtz version for the additional $.50. Contrary to what recommended, I found the jellied curry ketchup dipping sauce also unremarkable. You might do better with one of the other 11 sauces.

The crepes and sandwiches are much more promising. In fact, the sandwich (Basquiat - grilled chicken breast, pesto, onions, Swiss on focaccia) and crepe (Goya - rosemary chicken, red onions, pesto, roasted peppers and Swiss) were delicious. Both were a bit pricey at $6.95, but this WAS Ghirardelli Square.

They have a nice selection of Belgian beers, and some techno/ambient background music to complete the experience.

Enclosed patio and outdoor seating also available.

I'd definitely go back if I were in the area and try some of the other sandwiches and crepes. But I'll probably skip the fries.

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  1. Thanks for posting, Richard. Have you been to the Hayes Valley location? Wonder if it's any better.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Haven't been to the Hayes St. location. The menus are identical, so I'd assume there shouldn't be much variation food-wise. The Hayes St. location has live DJs on Saturday nights, whereas the Ghir. Square location is tourist- and family-oriented.

      1. re: Richard

        Tried the Hayes Valley location last night (a Sunday). The DJ was there. Had a small cone of fries with the pesto mayo. The sauce was nice, the fries were nothing special. I've had better Belgian fries at Benita's Frites (Universal Studios Citywalk, Hollywood).