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favorite steak frites?

alkylyou Jan 2, 2009 11:30 AM

i'm looking for great steak frites recommendations and i'm looking to hear where the hounds get their favorites.

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    gnarlex RE: alkylyou Jan 2, 2009 02:38 PM

    Lucques, but it's only on the lunch menu. Steak, frites, and a bit of arugula salad, all on one plate so at the bottom of the frites pile, the last ones are soaked in meat juices. There's also some bearnaise on the side. To quote the great Perecptor, it's "damn good."

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      Ciao Bob RE: gnarlex Jan 2, 2009 05:57 PM

      I seem to remember it on the late nite bar menu as well.

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        David Kahn RE: gnarlex Jan 8, 2009 02:21 PM

        Agree. (And Ciao Bob is right, it's on the bar menu as well.)

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          TailbackU RE: gnarlex Jan 8, 2009 09:33 PM

          it's also on their bar menu

        2. Will Owen RE: alkylyou Jan 2, 2009 02:53 PM

          So far, both my favorite and least favorite have been at Bistro de la Gare in South Pas. First time and last time they were excellent, and the guy who runs Jean Vier, the French table-linens place on Mission, says their lunch version is also good, and a bargain; I have yet to confirm this. My second visit was a disaster, but so was everything else that night.

          Taix was very nice, and Papa loved the ones at Cafe Beaujolais, though that was when the Bistro de la Gare guy owned it; haven't been back since. Sister-in-law raved about the dish at La Vie, but when I finally tried it I was not blown away, though it's good for the price. Cafe Massilia in Monrovia doesn't have a Steak Frites per se, though they'll happily send out some perfect frites to go along with their small but fine steak with the cognac, green peppercorns and cream sauce. Nice, but there are things they do better.

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            eu4ria03 RE: alkylyou Jan 10, 2009 07:40 AM

            Anisette Brasserie' version is tops in my book.

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              gnarlex RE: alkylyou Jan 10, 2009 11:58 AM

              my bad! N.B., they're strict regarding the bar menu. Available only after 9:30pm weeknights, 10pm friday and saturday. A friend raved about the grilled cheese with sauteed shallots, but it's unobtainable outside stated hours. We've asked repeatedly, including last week, when we mistakenly got a bar menu at lunch instead of the nearly identical cocktail menu. No go.

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                yogachik RE: alkylyou Jan 10, 2009 03:07 PM

                Anisette or Chaya (either Brasserie or Venice). Lilly's has a good one, too. But Anisette is the best.

                1. Foodandwine RE: alkylyou Jan 15, 2012 09:25 AM

                  Anyone have some recent tips on this Steak Frites?? Thanks

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                    westsidegal RE: Foodandwine Jan 15, 2012 12:37 PM

                    just to update the thread:
                    RIP anisette
                    and (i'm crying about this one) RIP la cachette bistro and their wonderful steak frites.

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                      ZoeZ RE: westsidegal Jan 15, 2012 04:33 PM

                      Pass the tissues, so sad.

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                        foodiemahoodie RE: westsidegal Jan 15, 2012 09:13 PM

                        I think Maison Giraud has it - that should should satisfy your Steak-Frite/Anisette jones.

                    2. ipsedixit RE: alkylyou Jan 15, 2012 12:40 PM

                      I think the fries at The Jar are pretty darn good, even if the rest of the menu can be very very mediocre.

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                        Will Owen RE: ipsedixit Jan 15, 2012 06:17 PM

                        The frites at Saint Amour are about the best I've had: dead cold they're still crisp and tender! How'd they do that?? I've not had steak frites there yet, but next time I go I'll probably have to, as I understand the confit de canard is usually NLA. Boo hiss.

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