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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!!!

  1. 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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      trane 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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      1. re: trane
        Yum2MyTum Mar 3, 2011 02:48 PM

        Fat Belgian is closed...

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

        1. re: Yum2MyTum
          itsvince Mar 3, 2011 04:52 PM

          Good riddance!

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        junkie Mar 2, 2011 06:05 AM

        i like them at beer bistro and starfish

        1. Googs 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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            mexivilla Mar 2, 2011 04:11 AM

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

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              AubWah 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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                table4onthefly 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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