HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

The Best French Fries

Ok-I have tried Pommes Frites on 2nd Ave--where else are the best fries in NYC????.thanks

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Sarges Deli on 3rd and 36th

    1. This topic comes up from time to time, so you might want to do a search. My favorites are Cafe de Bruxelles and Petite Abeille.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Lucia

        Haven't been for about six months, but love the ones at Cafe de Bruxelles - used to be our first stop after getting off a plane in Miami (before we moved back to NYC). My husband and a friend once ate 7 orders of them. If you go - the other dishes I like are the moules, the steak and the endive salad. I try not to stray to far from those based on past experience.

      2. Tartine in the West Village can't be beat, particularly w/the roasted chicken and guacamole.

        1. Sounds good--will try Tartine and Cafe Bruxelles-thanks--I love moules too

          1. Its not in Manhattan, but if you want to venture out to Long Island, there is this old burger stand on Merrick Road in Massapequa called "All American Drive-In". They have the best fries you ever can hope to have. Its not gourmet at all, and you certainly aren't gonna call these Pommes Frites, but I tell you, ask anyone who's spent time on the South Shore of Long Island where the best fries are, and they will tell you All American Drive-In.

            2 Replies
            1. re: elecsheep9

              I agree! I grew up skateboarding distance from All American and hadn't been for many years. But I was on LI two weeks ago and stopped in. That place is sooo good...in the greasy, artery clogging, road-food kind of way! :)

              By the way, they cut their own fries from whole potatoes in the restaurant. Anyone who has read "Fast Food Nation" knows what's a rarity that is.

              Tipsy

              1. re: TipsyMcStagger

                I grew up in North Massapequa, not too far from Boundary Avenue and just about 4 miles up Broadway from All American. However, I had cousins who lived super close to All American, on Massapequa Avenue, a few blocks south of Merrick Road.

                People who never grew up with All American just don't understand what they are missing out on. I love their quarter pounder with cheese also. And the prices are sooo cheap!