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Jan 18, 2007 09:36 PM

Looking for Belgian style Frites, any part of the city. Anyone?

After living in Brussels for five years I still get the craving for a nice big stack of Belgian style pomme frites every so often. I had heard there was a stand/take out spot in the NYU area but still havent had any luck finding it. Can anyone help out with this one? Thanks a bunch.

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  1. pommes frites on 2nd ave btwn 7th st and st marks.
    i lived here when they first opened, which explains my corpulence.

    1. Pommes Frites on 2nd ave between 7th st. and St. Marks is FANTASTIC! Very authentic!!! Delicious!

      1. Cafe de Bruxelles or Petite Abeille.

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        1. re: Lucia

          I can vouch that Petite Abeille's fries are really close to proper belgian style frites (double fried, not too skinny and definitely not soggy)
          unfortunately Vol de Nuit's fries smell good but are a bit too soggy for my taste.

        2. Cafe de Bruxelles has AYCE fries! Mussels and fries sound good to me right now. mmm...

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          1. re: eeee

            i've heard that cafe de bruxelles has the best mussels & frites in the city...would you agree with that statement? i've had it at many places, including petite abeille and the long-gone belgo, but never liked the mussels part of the equation.

            also, are the all-you-can-eat fries at cafe de bruxelles available all the time? how much are they? or is there a certain time/day when you can get it?


            1. re: lebron

              I'm not sure if you can order the all you can eat fries separately. I've mostly been to Cafe de Bruxelles for brunch, and they come with many of the brunch entrees. I'd venture to guess that they come with the mussels (which I haven't had--I'm just never in the mood). They don't come with some of the other meatier entree items.

              1. re: lebron

                I don't know if they're the best in the city, since I haven't had them at Petite Abeille and Jubilee (other places known for mussels.) I will say that I have always found the mussels and fries delicious at Cafe de Bruxelles. My forays into other parts of the menu (rabbit) have been disappointing. Still, I love Cafe de Bruxelles. It's old-fashioned and charming and the frites are golen and crispy. Lace curtains in the windows!

                1. re: lebron

                  Cafe de Bruxelles mussles and frites is one of the best meals in the city! I think the all you can eat fries which comes with an amazing sauce to dip in are only available if you order an entree.

                  1. re: Sweatshirt Guy

                    I think the "amazing sauce" is basically mayo.

                    1. re: Lucia

                      I heard it was a berniasse. Any reason for sarcasm?

                      1. re: Sweatshirt Guy

                        No sarcasm--just quoting you. I like it to, but I think it's mostly just mayo from what I can tell.

                        1. re: Lucia

                          Sorry for being sensitive. Must have low blood sugar!

                          1. re: Sweatshirt Guy

                            Sounds like you guys need some frites, stat.

              2. You can't miss Pommes Frites when you're on the block, there is a human sized billboard with a face, in the shape of a paper cone with fries sticking out of the top. They even import their frites sauce from Belgium.