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Apr 27, 2007 09:28 AM

Best Moules frite?

I've recently started eating Moule Frite and I can't get enough. I would love to hear what you guys think are the yummiest.... I would prefer locations anywhere from santa monica to downtown. TIA

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  1. Cafe des Artistes in Hollywood has a respectable version.

    1. of my recent tries, the moules frites at the village idiot was nasty, over salted, over cooked, low quality moules.

      the ones at tasca on third were great.
      as was the one at traxx, done in a slightly more untraditional preparation. with pasta and a tomatoey broth.

      both the last two were delicious...

      1. Believe it or not - Morels in the Grove serves up a good version of moules in a tasty broth - a least they pull out the unopened ones - not so with the Moules Frites at Kendall's Brasserie downtown. The frites at Morels were thin and crispy. Don't forget a glass of champagne to complete the experience!

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        1. re: barrider

          Great call, Barrider. While Morels naysayers may become apoplectic, you are entirely correct that Morels' moules frites flat-out rocque. The fetching Mme Grubbe & I have spent many a delightful day with an early movie followed by luncheon moules frites at Morels. In fact, we too indulge in a nicely priced btl of bubbly with the little devils. Get this -- they serve so many of 'em & care so much about their quality that on one occasion, we couldn't get them because Morels turned away the day's shipment as inferior. As an aside, the country roast beast sandwich ain't half bad either.

        2. Figaro Bistro in Los Feliz makes excellent mussels and although the fries come on the side, they are still damn good. Oddly enough, I also like the version that Cafe Santorini makes.

          1. You can't get ENOUGH Moule Frites?

            How about ALL-You-Can-Eat for $14.95. Every Wednesday, 24 hr. advance notice, at a very under appreciated French in Westwood (scroll to bottom):