HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

Belgian Fries in Manhattan

I know this subject has been discussed before but it seems an update might be in order. Many of the places mentioned in earlier threads seem to have closed (maybe they've moved?) so the only one I've been to, and which I know still exists, is Pommes Frites on 2nd Avenue.

Are there others that are worth a visit?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. Yes a block or two from st marks. it's fab. double fried with tons of fun dipping sauces.....

    1. Actually, I'm pretty sure there has been a recent thread on this, but I can't find it. My favorites are Cafe de Bruxelles and Petite Abeille.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Lucia

        yep lucia knows her frites. totally agree. just had a great side at abeille, and bruxelles has always been unbeatable

      2. Are the fries at Belgian Beer Bar really Belgian? Whatever they are, they're good sit down fries.

        1. Belgian Beer Bar aka Vol de Nuit on W. 4th between Washington Sq. West and 6th Ave. Great outdoor space and fries. Plenty of different sauces to get too. It's tucked back in a little courtyard, you almost feel like you've escaped New York...

          4 Replies
          1. re: jdream

            Jinx! =) I didn't know BBB was AKA Vol de Nuit. Is that the official name?

            1. re: cimui

              yup the little tiny sign in the front says Vol de Nuit-- but I've always called it Belgian Beer bar. i guess that's for those who want to be fancy ;)

              1. re: jdream

                Astonishing. 1) I didn't know they had a sign. 2) I've never heard anyone call it Vol de Nuit. Rad, though. It's like knowing the secret handshake to the cool kids club.

                1. re: cimui

                  it offically seems to go by both names. they have a website:

                  http://www.voldenuitbar.com/main1.html

                  great brews and frites.

          2. I should have been a little clearer in my OP. Is it possible to go to these places and have ONLY fries (and maybe a beer)?

            Just for fun, I Googled "belgian fries" and came up with a list of stores and restaurants recommended by the Belgian Consulate in NYC. Also includes places to buy chocolate! Page down in the link to find the places to sample Belgian food.

            http://www.diplomatie.be/newyork/defa...

            2 Replies
            1. re: ambrose

              Both Cafe de Bruxelles and Petite Abeille have bar areas where that would be doable.

              1. re: ambrose

                As someone who has lived in Brussels I was spoiled by their amazing food and have yet to really find a great Belgian fry place. I went to Pomme Frites but the fries were a little over cooked for my liking. If only Frite Welt was in New York. This list looks great and I look forward to rtryeing ot the Belgian Beer Bar. :)

              2. Also Belgian Beer Bar (vol de nuit) has only beer, fries, mussels (hit or miss), and wine (overall not so hot). I think most of the customers only go for fries and beers-- no worries!

                2 Replies
                1. re: jdream

                  Never heard of this place but it sounds nice.

                  CitySerach lists both Vol de Nuit and Le Frite Kot at 148 W. 4th. Are they one in the same or is one of these listing out-of-date?

                  Tipsy

                  1. re: TipsyMcStagger

                    The Belgian Beer Bar *used* to have a stand out front where they sold their fries and mussels to go (think Pommes Frites with not quite and add mussels). It was an awesome lunch when I was in law school. Unfortunately, it closed about 3 or 4 years ago (never could find out why) but the fries are still available at the bar.... I just don't think the bar is open at lunch time.

                2. Doesn't Zip Burger serve belgian fries. I could be mistaken.

                  1. Yeah, Zip Burger has really good Belgian-style fries - w/ tangy mayo.

                    1. SoHo Park also serves Belgian style fries with a variety of sauces.

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: elyseNY

                        ...and their (thin) burger is great.