Top 10 Fave French Fries in L.A.
Here are LA Weekly's top 10 french fry spots (alphabetically):
1. Church & State
2. Comme Ça
3. Father's Office
4. Golden State
5. Hungry Cat
6. Musso & Frank Grill
They also listed their two runner up fries as Campanile and Umami Burger.
Anyone have any oversights? I've had a weird soft spot for the ones at Cafe Dahab, but mostly because I'll dip anything crunchy and salty into a garlic dip and be happy.
I'm surprised Jar didn't make the list. Their fries are terrific, especially teamed with the Lobster bernaise sauce on the side. Agree with Comme Ca being on the list -- their fries are pretty good as well, but not as crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside as those at Jar. (I suspect Jar soaks the fries in water for a bit,then twice fries them to get that effect -- I know that is the only way I've been able to get that texture and crunch at home.)
Glad they included Musso-Frank's but they might have mentioned that there are two kinds of fries there. You can order steak fries or shoestrings.
Skooby's are great, too. I didn't care for the fries I got the one time at Hungry Cat but then the whole experience was so unpleasant that it was like they were doing everything wrong that day. (The chef got my entree wrong. We sent it back. They got it wrong again. We sent it back. They got it wrong again. We sent it back. It finally came out right but lousy.)
The only other place on the list I've been is Father's Office, which I disliked so much that I don't even remember the fries.
One place I really like the fries is Tusquella's, the seafood place in Farmers Market. Their fish is only so-so but the fries, when they're fresh, are quite good.