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Oct 2, 2012 05:30 PM

Best Steak Frites in the TC?

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      1. re: Brad Ballinger

        I'd agree with Brad on Barbette. They've got the best frites I've had in town. I've liked them better than at Meritage, haven't had them at Craftsman, so I can't say anything one way or the other about their fries.

        1. re: bob s

          I keep meaning to get back to Barbette - it's been a while.

        2. I have trouble with the "best" thing. I like them (it?) at both Craftsman and Meritage.

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          1. re: dalewest

            Ah! I have had the amazing fries at Meritage.....but I've had so-so experiences at Craftsman. Does Craftsman deserve another look?

            1. re: sandylc

              At Craftsman, was it the frites, the steak or the Bearnaise that wasn't on point?

              1. re: dalewest

                Sorry... I haven't had steak frites there....ordered other things that were only O.K....

                1. re: sandylc

                  I have enjoyed the steak frites at Craftsman, minus one bad experience (steak related). But I have ordered it since and been happy with the steak quality. I like their fries and bearnaise and those have been consistent.

                  I'd also add a vote for Barbette as a solid choice.

          2. I enjoyed the Steak Frites at Cave Vin in Minneapolis.

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            1. Barbette. Excellent NY Strip .... to go with just outstanding fries.

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              1. re: Maggie19

                Perhaps a bit of a stickler on tradition, but isn't the traditional cut for steak frites onglet, or hanger? Maybe lately in the US, because it seems that few US restaurants go near a hanger steak, an entrecote, or ribeye?

                A dish like steak frites, at its essence, relies on two ingredients (and lots of skill) - steak and potatoes. Unfortunately, most potatoes in the US have been bred to be devoid of flavor (yes, fries might be well cooked - crispy and tender - but do many have real flavor). Now, we're taking a traditional onglet, and reducing it down to a NY Strip.

                At what point is a "dish" still the "dish"? Steak Frites doesn't just mean steak and fries. It means lots more. I think that's being lost here.

              2. Probably not the very best in town, but a surprising honorable mention: Cheeky Monkey.

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                1. re: latte4me

                  Wow. Interesting suggestion. I've never eaten there, but I've been curious. Might be worth a try.