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Future of Angelique Cafe and what if I need a good place for steak frites?

There was a note in today's LA Times food section that the Angelique Cafe owners were "selling" and looking to open a restaurant on the Westside. Interesting that they held out all these years in a tough location and now when the neighborhood is finally starting to take off they are getting out. Or maybe the potential of the area jacked the price up enough so they could move west.

Anyway, my prime concern is that is my favorite place in town to get steak frites, a great value at $13.99 and served with the thin frites that I prefer, may no longer be. Anyone know if Angelique will stay open as a French place and if not, where else can I get a good plate of steak frites that doesn't cost more than $15 or so?

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  1. yay, they are coming to my neck of the woods. =)

    1. An alterate for cheap steak frites with a less bohemian vibe is Taix on Sunset in Echo Park. Steak Frites at lunch is only $13.95 and includes soup or salad. At dinner it's $13.95 al la carte or $19.00 with soup and salad. Skip the included sherbert at both lunch and dinner.
      If you find the dining room too stuffy, you can sit in the bar, which is pretty fun.

      1. You might try Pete's Cafe (downtown, on Main). Flat iron steak with blue cheese fries is $15 at lunch, $17 at dinner. I know the blue cheese fries have lots of fans on this board but I find them soggy and gloppy. Substitute shoestring fries instead.

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        1. re: Hailyn

          I had that combo at Pete's before and I found the steak soggy and gloppy as well. The fries I found fairly putrid. As for them using the bar tender as your server... well let's just say I won't be back any time soon.

          1. re: Hailyn

            thats when i break out the forks. mmm!

          2. Goto NOOK BISTRO ... flat iron steak frites for $12.
            http://nookbistro.com/site/menu

            For a bit more at around $20, try LUCQUES, but offers its version only at lunch, however.
            http://www.lucques.com/#

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Believe it's also on their late night bar menu. (It's one of my favorites.)

            2. Lost on the menu to the ubiquitous burger, Father's Office has a pretty good version although I have occasionally had a not so great piece of meat but the frites are thin and crispy and always good.