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Aug 23, 2007 02:44 PM

The best steak frites in the city?

Going out for my b'day this weekend and seriously craving. Any recommendations?

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  1. Les Halles, was there yesterday and really enjoyed it. The steak au pouive(i think that is how its spelled) was my entree and it was excellent. For an app I have a calmari & shaved fennel salad, delicious!!

    1. I heartily second Les Halles. The frites are outstanding, as is the hangar steak.

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      1. re: pmfurdyn

        agreed on les halles...havent been in a few years but they consistently had the best steak and fries in my opinion.

      2. Artisanal (Park ave/E 32nd) has a nice Streak Frittes as well - unexpectedly nice tender cut fo meat, and not too huge but perfect size dish. It's a bustling french brasserie - loud, fun, AMAZING CHEESE list - start with the fondu for the table. Also has great bread - highly recommended for a fun night. enjoy, happy bday

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        1. re: heidemarie

          How about Marseille, on Eighth Avenue? Great frites.

          1. re: brendastarlet

            Balthazar >>> Les Halles

            and the onion soup, raw bar and the bakery next door just adds to it.

            1. re: seal

              I'd go Balthazar, Les Halles (the one on Park Ave. South not John) and I quite like Steak & Frites (the place!).

        2. Pastis! very loud & tight, and can be a bit "sceney" too. but open very late....great desserts as well