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Best French Fries currently?

food_connoisseur Jun 28, 2006 05:17 PM

Where can I find the best fries currently in NYC?

My criteria are: crispy, well flavored or seasoned.

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    mstatt54 RE: food_connoisseur Jun 29, 2006 04:45 PM

    JG Melon's cottage fries will do you right.

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      antjones9 RE: food_connoisseur Jun 29, 2006 06:58 PM

      The best fries are at Pommes Frites in the East Village. The pommes frites at Balthazar are pretty damn good also.


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        sunsuze RE: antjones9 Jul 9, 2006 07:24 PM

        have you tried the Poutine? let me know if you did and liked it.

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          masha bousha RE: sunsuze Jul 11, 2006 11:26 AM

          The poutine is super good. I've never had authentic poutine but Tony Bourdain featured it on No Reservations a while back and it makes me want to go to Canada to try some. Defintely get it at Pommes Frites...you won't regret it.

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            antjones9 RE: sunsuze Jul 11, 2006 04:13 PM

            Sorry to report that I have not. I usually go for mayo and the curry ketchup sauce. I should try the poutine - sounds tasty.

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          pkallan RE: food_connoisseur Jul 6, 2006 04:06 AM

          My vote goes to Loreley (German restaurant/beer garden) on Rivington St. in the LES for the best fries currently. Super thin, crispy, and greaseless. Heavenly with some good German beer. A close second would be the fries at La Petite Abeille on E. 20th St. at 1st Ave. They sprinkle some nice coarser sea salt on their fries and it is really, really good.

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            meatfan RE: food_connoisseur Jul 6, 2006 02:57 PM

            I would have to say that Les Halles on John Street has the best fries or frittes! They are amazing and a great addition to the mussels!

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              kenito799 RE: food_connoisseur Jul 8, 2006 06:13 PM

              Florent has great fries, cheaper steak frites than balthazar and great burgers to go with them, too (Gansevoort St)

              1. warrenr RE: food_connoisseur Jul 10, 2006 03:13 PM

                I'll second (or third) Pommes Frites! I also really liked B Frites in Midtown, but I'm almost never in that area, so it's been awhile.

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                  eeee RE: food_connoisseur Jul 10, 2006 05:23 PM

                  I love the fries at Bruxelles, and they're AYCE with an entree!

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                    pkallan RE: food_connoisseur Jul 11, 2006 05:11 PM

                    Loreley's (German restaurant/beer garden) on Rivington St. has some yummy fries. They are very thin, ungreasy, super crispy shoestring fries, especially nice enjoyed with a nice German beer in their outside seating/beer garden in the back. Also La Petite Abeille on 20th St at 1st Ave. makes some great fries too. They sprinkle coarse sea salt on their fries which is a particularly nice touch. Check it out.

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                      erin RE: pkallan Jul 19, 2006 12:17 AM

                      I second Loreley's. Incredibly thin and crispy.

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                      nycdeveloper RE: food_connoisseur Jul 14, 2006 10:47 PM

                      The fries at The Brooklyn Diner on 57th street are thin crispy and a little salty and seasoned....unreal stuff

                      1. bigmackdaddy RE: food_connoisseur Jul 19, 2006 12:03 AM

                        Nathans in Coney Island. I don't care if they are pre-packaged.

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                          wrathofcannes RE: food_connoisseur Jul 21, 2006 04:31 PM

                          Pommes Frites, of course. And at Cafe de Bruxelles, a very good Belgian restaurant.

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                            kesues RE: food_connoisseur Aug 15, 2006 06:23 PM

                            try the tuscan fries @ beppe..... They are coated w/ herbs and are wonderful

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