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Feb 7, 2008 11:05 AM

Chip Shop

A new one appears to be opening in Bay Ridge, on 3rd ave and 73rd or so. Is this place any good? I know theres on on 5th Ave in Park Slope too.

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  1. Really? That's great. We like the Chip Shop - maybe not transcendental, but good nevertheless. Perhaps a little pricey for what it is.

    My go-to dish is the chicken curry dumped over a plate of fries. Very warm and soothing, not as greasy as the fish. A good dish when you are depressed.

    Some entertaining details are the imported sodas (spicy ginger beer, etc) and the deep fried desserts.

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    1. re: scooter

      We live near the Atlantic Chip Shop, and during a kitchen renovation it probably resulted in me gaining quite a bit of weight - however it also allowed me to work thru most of the menu!

      My go-to dish is also the curry, however I prefer it over mashed potatoes. Just about everything is good, including weird-ish things like fried mac and cheese, fried candy bars, or meaty mac (shepard's pie with mac/cheese instead of potatoes). Respectable full English breakfast on the weekends as well.

      And while I think they've taken it off the menu, in case it ever gets added again, AVOID the deep fried chip butty. Buttered chip sandwich, battered and deep fried. I ordered it on a bet, and couldn't get more than 2 bites in. Bleh.

      1. re: EJC

        LOVE the meaty mac...and yes, it results in serious increase in girth.

    2. yeah, i heard they expanded too...i wonder if the locals will go for it. maybe if it was near that irish pub down near 95th street or so.

      i used to go but havent been in ages because the fried food never feels good later on. my go to dish was the fried shrimp and scallops and fries...great fried batter...

      1. Gee..
        Sounds like it should be callled the Fried Shop...

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        1. re: Tay

          Yup, that's exactly what it is (in fact it probably has a few too many non-deep-fried options on the menu to be truly faithful to its fish-n-chip hole-in-the-wall forebears). Mmmmm. Fishnchips.

        2. I always wanted to go to Atlantic but I never made it. We stopped for takeout last night at the new Bay Ridge location and got the fried haddock and Grannie's Mac. The haddock was delicious but I didn't love the fries or the mac. It was definitely overpriced.

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          1. re: PAnhandler

            considering the rise in commercial lease space, i think you can expect every new restaurant these days to be somewhat overpriced.

              1. re: carfreeinla

                I'm not sure as I've never been to the Park Slope location. The space is quite small but the menu is a decent size.

                1. re: PAnhandler

                  I went to the Park Slope location today around lunch time to get a bunch of chips, having had fond memories of them from the last time I was there, about three years ago. They were not good--mealy, greasy, showing signs of being frozen. Has the place gone downhill?

                  1. re: BMartin

                    I've been to the Atlantic location...never eaten there, but as a tea lover, I MUST get one of their "Make Tea, Not War" T-shirts. Unfortunately, they never have one in my size. :(

            1. Have to agree with others that it's good, not transcendent. It's mostly-fried British comfort food. I'm particularly partial to the shepherd's pie with about half a bottle of HP sauce and a side of peas mixed in. The chips are most successful when eaten in--when delivered, in near-authentic paper wrappings, they tend to get soggy (I think they pick up moisture from the fish) and clump-like.

              p.s. The rhubarb and apple crumble with custard is lovely.