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Best French Fries currently?

Where can I find the best fries currently in NYC?

My criteria are: crispy, well flavored or seasoned.

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  1. JG Melon's cottage fries will do you right.

    1. 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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      1. re: antjones9

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

        1. re: sunsuze

          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.

          1. re: sunsuze

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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!

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

              1. 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.

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

                  1. 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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                    1. re: pkallan

                      I second Loreley's. Incredibly thin and crispy.

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

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

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

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