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Good French Bistro for Mussels and Frite

Happybaby26 Dec 10, 2008 01:22 PM

Looking for a good place on the upper east for good french bistro fare....good wine....etc..

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    robinsilver Dec 10, 2008 01:43 PM

    If you want to venture out to Long Island, Garden City specifically, Waterzooi has great mussels and frites.

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    1. re: robinsilver
      mch Jan 8, 2009 07:59 AM

      my favorite restaurant is waterzooi-yum. i haven't found amazing mussels in nyc. i want to try flex mussels but i hear mixed things.

    2. egit Dec 10, 2008 01:46 PM

      Jubilee on 54th between 1st and 2nd has some of the best mussels around, in my opinion. The rest of the menu is excellent as well.

      I'm not sure if that's UES enough for you.

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      1. re: egit
        MMRuth Dec 10, 2008 04:11 PM

        It's been a long time since I've been to Jubilee, but remember it being good. I also like the Moules Frites that I had one time at Cafe B. You might also check Brasserie Julien to see if they have them.

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        Renguin Dec 10, 2008 04:04 PM

        petite abeille - mult locations, not sure if one of them is on the UES or not.

        1. thew Dec 10, 2008 07:18 PM

          flex mussels
          82nd 3rd/lex
          not a french bistro
          nice mussels
          good fries

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          1. re: thew
            jackieparis Dec 11, 2008 08:13 AM

            B Cafe on 75th and 2nd. has great moule frites.

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              thew Dec 11, 2008 10:52 AM

              love b cafe

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            KCMiller Dec 11, 2008 11:21 AM

            Le Sans Culotte - all the charcuterie, pate and crudite you can eat, then some truly fine mussels, followed by creme brulee or mousse - prixe fixe (last I saw, about $25!).

            AND you can usually get gift certificates on Restaurant.com for at least half off. . .

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              hamburglar Jan 8, 2009 07:53 AM

              flex mussels cooks them in 23 different sauces. Plus its the only restaurant i have been to lately where the mussels dont have that funky taste and smell. Their mussels are plump and really nice. I returned mussels at resto and pearl oyster bar because they smelled rotten. I think flex are the best mussels ive had in NY

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              inmybackpages Jan 16, 2009 11:38 AM

              Can anyone recommend some good moules frites in east village?

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                trixareforkids Jan 16, 2009 11:50 AM

                Jacques on 85th and 3rd has good moules frite

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