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Moules frites / Mussels & fries -- Which restaurant has the best?

Full tummy Mar 1, 2011 04:58 PM

So, I ordered moules frites at Le Rossignol Bistro about a week or so ago, and it was very good and a healthy portion. Mussels were in a rich tomato broth, and the frites were excellent, but of the Hickory Stick variety, which I don't prefer. In fact, that kind of ruined it for me, however great everything else was.

Where should I go for a great moules frites, with more typical fries, rather than the matchstick ones? I'm hoping the atmosphere & service will be up to snuff, too.

Please share!!!

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    table4onthefly RE: Full tummy Mar 1, 2011 07:52 PM

    To be cheeky, I'd say the Moules Frites that Andre Soltner made me when I was in culinary school in NY...

    But I haven't come across a good version in TO unfortunately. I've had great frites, and great mussels, but never the both together unfortunately :(

    Maybe you can make a taxi ride out of it?

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      AubWah RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 03:14 AM

      I like them at Beer Bistro

      Beer Bistro
      18 King St. E, Toronto, ON M5C 1C4, CA

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        mexivilla RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 04:11 AM

        Merlot at 2994 Bloor St. West. Great bistro restaurant.

        1. Googs RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 05:43 AM

          It's a fennel and white wine prep so may not be to your taste, but I quite like the Moules et Frites at Rodney's By Bay.

          Rodney's By Bay
          56 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3V5, CA

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            junkie RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 06:05 AM

            i like them at beer bistro and starfish

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              trane RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 06:41 AM

              I like the Fat Belgian on John Street. They have several preperations of mussels and very good fries.

              Fat Belgian
              115 John St, Toronto, ON M9N, CA

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                Yum2MyTum RE: trane Mar 3, 2011 02:48 PM

                Fat Belgian is closed...

                Fat Belgian
                115 John St, Toronto, ON M9N, CA

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                  itsvince RE: Yum2MyTum Mar 3, 2011 04:52 PM

                  Good riddance!

              2. Full tummy RE: Full tummy Mar 2, 2011 08:47 AM

                Thanks for all the suggestions so far! Great options. Looking forward to trying many, many versions.

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