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Mar 13, 2009 07:09 PM

Best Mussels & Fries together or seperate

Looking for a place around midtown but willing to go anywhere in manhattan. Any ideas? Thanks

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  1. Cafe de Bruxelles is my favorite. It's not in midtown, but well worth a trip south, if you ask me.

    Resto is good also, but not AS good. And also not in midtown. Sorry!

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    1. The best ever are downtown at Schillers liquor bar. You cant go wrong.

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        1. re: mick

          BXL Cafe - 43rd between 6th and 7th. Excellent mussels and excellent frites (and decent beer, too), I highly recommend it. Just watch out on when you go: there's a _huge_ after-work rush, which makes the place nearly uninhabitable weeknights between 6 and 8:30.

      1. All located below 14th street: Best ones I has was at Alta. I also never had a bad one at Schillers liquor bar and Pastis. Great fries. Cafe de Bruxelles and Petite Abeille tastes like it has a foul sac of water when I bite into it. Or Is it just me?

        1. I know this is the manhattan board but the mussels and fries at Rouge in the Berkshires are the best I have ever had! The mussels and fries at Petit Abeille in Tribeca are surprisingly very good.

          1. Anyone tried flex mussles? I have not but just curious.

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              1. re: HypeKiller

                Have been to flex 6 times now. There are 23 different types of broths to eat with the mussels, some certainly better than others - I prefer to keep it simple, the Provencal is my fav. All in all, the place is very good although I did eat there one night on what must've been an off-night for the mussel shipment.