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Best French Fries

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Now that I've gotten some help with finding good burgers...

I was wondering who has the best fries?

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  1. Lüke's fries are pretty amazing. Their burger looks great too. I keep telling myself to try the burger, but I always order something else. If a $16 burger can be a bargain, it looks like it would qualify. The Allen Benton bacon is ethereal. (had it on the flamenküche) The ketchup is Heinz which is fine by me. It doesn't have to be made in-house.

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    1. re: Cajun Caster

      Luke's burger is very good. IMO best fries: La Boca, Luke and Rambla's patas bravas (technically fried potato cubes).

    2. Just had some Abita Beer-Battered Fries at Marigny Brasserie. It appeared to be a whole baking potato, cut into wedges, coated in batter and fried golden brown and served with a chipotle ketchup. Ordered them as an appetizer, but would also make a good vegetarian entree.

      1. Patois, Crepe Nanou, Chateau du Lac, and Clementine's for their frites w/moules.

        for sweet fries, Rivershack. and try their special sauce.

        1. I do like the fries at Luke, but the best are at Cooter Browns.

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          1. re: ScarlettNola

            oh yes, cheese fries from Cooter's. and I'll raise you an order of chili cheese fries from Bud's Broiler.

          2. I haven't had them, but friends rave about the fries at Delachaise - they're fried in duck fat.

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            1. Luke, La Boca, Crepe Nanou. Sweet potato at Parkway.

              1. Almost forgot the Boudreaux fries at Bruno's. Sweet potato fries topped with roast beef debris, blue cheese, nuts, and golden raisins. Awesome.

                1. Best for me were at Audubon Tavern II, but I think that it's history.

                  Go with the suggestions of others.


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                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                    AT II's had great cheese fires, but I'm certain it was the alcohol consumed prior that made them so tasty, much like the Fat Harry's 4am pizzas.
                    you can now find Monkey Hill bar at the former AT II's.

                    1. re: edible complex


                      Thank you for that update. I have heard mention of MHB, but have not been. I can understand the name, given the location.

                      BTW, how are their fries?

                      Thanks, as always,


                      1. re: Bill Hunt

                        I have never ordered food there, not even sure if they have a kitchen. had drinks there on occasion and saw a stage performance, but far too smokey for me. not really my cuppa.

                        1. re: edible complex

                          The website doesn't have a menu link, so they may not serve food. I've been there a couple of times but never inquired about food.

                          1. re: roro1831

                            I worked at ATII's in the early 80's when Gus and Michelle owned the place. The cheese fries at the time were by far the best to be had anywhere. I don't recall other restaurants even serving cheese fries then. But hey, I was a young, semi-drunk bartender working in the busiest college bar in the city. Monkey Hill does not serve food. They are more interested in overpriced drinks served by well endowed bartenders with major attitudes. Not like the old days.

                            1. re: ichabodsdad

                              Hated Monkey Hill! The bartenders did indeed have horrible attitudes and the drinks overpriced. Would not recommend. The atmosphere and quality of the cocktails DO NOT warrant the price.

                              1. re: ichabodsdad

                                Just a few years before this, I do agree that they had a corner on the FR fries market. There were others, at that time, but they paled.

                                Sorry to hear that things at that venue are not the same. I guess that Thomas Wolfe was correct - you can never go home again...


                    2. Haven't been since DeBarr left, but the fries at Delachaise were top shelf. Fried in duck fat. I hope to god they kept them on the menu.

                      1. I can't rave enough about the sweet potato fries at Ditcharo's (Carondelet at Girod). And, the cheese burger, by the way, is of good quality. Very flavorful and juicy.

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                        1. re: jolieblonde

                          I posted about Ditcharo's a while back, and someone posted that they closed. if so, when did Ditcharo's reopen?

                          1. re: edible complex

                            It was closed but looks open now. I don't know exactly when it opened.

                          2. The Swizzle Stick Bar at Cafe Adelaide has wonderful fries....or at leas they did the last time I was there.

                            1. I haven't been to all of these places, but I second the people who said the Delachaise. Who would've thought fries and wine would go together so well?