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best steak frites in Philadelphia?

myra Apr 25, 2007 07:15 PM

That's the question. Thanks.

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    brightman RE: myra Apr 25, 2007 09:28 PM

    Brasserrie Perrier. you're welcome.

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      phillyjazz RE: brightman Apr 26, 2007 07:41 AM

      Correct answer... with a nice cold Kronenberg !

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        Hardart RE: phillyjazz Apr 26, 2007 08:11 AM

        With Blue Angel as a runner-up, except, sigh, it no longer exists. Damn you, Stephen Starr.

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          Bigley9 RE: Hardart Apr 26, 2007 09:59 AM


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          mazza3 RE: phillyjazz May 3, 2007 12:51 PM

          they serve kronenberg at brasserie perrier? why has no one ever told me this?!?!?! argh! i haven't had it on draft for years....

      2. tuxedo RE: myra Apr 26, 2007 12:28 PM

        and steak frites is?????

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          myra RE: tuxedo Apr 26, 2007 12:44 PM

          steak and french fries (in the French style)

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            Chowtalk RE: tuxedo Apr 26, 2007 08:06 PM

            Steak Frites refers to a pan roasted steak and french fries usually with a meat based sauce and maitre'dhotel butter. The best steak frites was at the Blue Angel, steak frites really should be made with a hanger steak and must be done french style in a pan not the grill.
            The steak frites at Brasserie Perrier is just ok, it's a low grade new york strip and it is cheap but not very flavorful.

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            productionjon RE: myra Apr 26, 2007 12:34 PM

            caribou cafe does a nice job as well

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              phillyjazz RE: productionjon Apr 27, 2007 12:42 PM

              Hanger steak is traditional, but I think that's just because the French don't know crap about steaks. They are without doubt masters of their own culinary tradition, but steak-frites-salade is generally no more a treat here than in Lyon. I'll take a low-grade strip over a no-grade hanger any day.

              Cafe' Notredame used to use flank, but his menu called it what is was .. "tough steak." He did serve twice-fried Belgian style frites which made the steak almost palatable.

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                Chinon00 RE: phillyjazz May 3, 2007 04:50 PM

                CUVEE Notredame. I pratically lived there from '95 - '01. I always enjoyed the tough steak. Kansas City Prime in Manayunk had a good one too (nice rich gravy on steak with allumette frites). Gone now as well.

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              pamd RE: myra Apr 27, 2007 01:33 PM

              had a nice version at Matyson once, but not always on the menu- keep an eye out

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                coolgeek RE: pamd Apr 29, 2007 08:07 PM

                I'll second that. Truffle oil on the fries

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                  joluvscards RE: coolgeek May 1, 2007 11:03 PM

                  Matyson's version is superb. The steak is NY strip with truffled french fries. YUM.

              2. gina RE: myra Apr 27, 2007 05:15 PM

                Bistro 7--organic ribeye, and thin, crispy, duck fat fries.

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                  JCap RE: gina Apr 28, 2007 05:48 PM

                  Woh, woh, woh. Duck fat fires?!?!? How were those Gina? My mouth is watering....

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                    gina RE: JCap Apr 28, 2007 08:38 PM

                    They're the best fries I've ever had--all fries should be cooked in duck fat, I think.

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                      Rondo RE: gina Apr 29, 2007 03:23 PM

                      duck fat fries? I'm throwing my South Beach Diet book out the window. . .

                2. Tonyjlive RE: myra Apr 29, 2007 08:24 AM

                  I had a delicious steak frites at Matyson as well. If it's on the menu I would definitely get it.

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                    mooshka RE: Tonyjlive Apr 29, 2007 11:18 AM

                    I have to agree with Matyson as well. Last time I was there it was not on the dinner menu. The waitress told me it was available at lunch. Keep on asking for it at dinner and maybe they will bring it back.

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                    Just Me RE: myra May 3, 2007 05:03 PM

                    I enjoy Brassierre as well. Rouge has great frites though as well. You could always get a great burger and frites at Monks though!

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