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Dec 17, 2007 08:40 PM

Looking for Best Frites in Toronto

I am searching for the best frites in Toronto - defined as cut thick and long, brown and slightly crunchy on the outside, white and soft on the inside, with a touch of salt, and tasty on their own, ideally but not necessarily served in a paper cone. Thanks!

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  1. Any Jamie Kennedy restaurant or Oliver and Bonacini restaurant. All have great frites as you describe them.

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    1. re: TorontoJo

      Believe it or not, Starfish makes excellent frites!!!

      1. re: millygirl

        I finally tried Starfish's frites last week. You're absolutely right, they are excellent. A generous portion, too!

    2. Weezie's on King St East has great frites...also Cafe Pleiade on Mt Pleasant are yummie...Miranda

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      1. re: miranda

        While I agree that the frites at Weezie's are delicious and crunchy little guys, they're not really what the OP is looking for.

        1. re: Googs

          Weezies french fries were soggy the last time I was there, re-fried in oil that was either not fresh, or not hot enough.
          Also they are pomme frites, and not the thick cut.
          I do like Weezies, and will return, as everything else is quite tasty, but thumbs down for their french fries.

        2. re: miranda

          what is cafe pleiade? i drive by everyday, is it italian food or french or what?

        3. jkwb and starfish do do a good job, but if you want a seriously thick cut with great crunch but a soft fluffy mashed potato style interior... batifole! no cone but i would never miss their fries during a meal and always crave them.

          1. I like the frites at Beer Bistro if having them on their own but if you want them with an amazing chipotle mayonaise dip, check out Bymark's. We had them last night at Bymark and they were fantastic. Super yummy. Both places serve them in paper cones.

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            1. re: fickle

              pinstripe is right, Batifole's are very good also. And another little spot that makes excellent frites is Bistro Tournesol. Some of the other menu items are just okay but the frites are very well done.

              1. re: fickle

                Second Beer Bistro's frites. My favourite item on their entire menu.

              2. Cowbell's are amazing, they're sprinkled with crunchy sea salt.

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                1. re: plavka

                  I agree, Cowbell's frites are pretty amazing. Thanks for reminding me;)