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Feb 19, 2010 02:19 PM

Battle of the Brasserie...

Balthazar or Pastis for steak frites...?

(or alternatives to both?)

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  1. I like balthazar because I can hit up the bakery before dinner to take some stuff home. Plus it's a classic. BUT, for my money, I think I'd hit up Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote in midtown east if I wanted steak frites. They're a French mini-chain that only has steak frites on the menu. For $24, you'll get salad, fries and a steak that's doused in a butter, mustard, herb suace. Doesn't sound like much food for the money, right? Just as you're about to complain, a waitresses dressed in a French-maid looking uniform drops another equally sized portion of steak and fries in front of you. Blamo. Delicious.

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    1. re: CantStopEating

      Relais de Venise is just not very good. What do you expect for that money and quantity?

      DBGB serves a good steak frites.

      West Branch serves a very good version - the frites are excellent.

      1. re: gutsofsteel

        Got a DBGB reservation. Burgers also look great. Will report back.

        1. re: kansel

          Haven't had the steak/frites at DBGB, but imo, the sausages are THE thing to get there.

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