Friday, May 05, 2006

Steak Frites - So Crispy, So Good

Today was one of those New York days that necessitated a midday two-hour lunch break, and with a wink and a nod from one of my bosses, we were on our downtown to Union Square. Although we had plans to gorge outside, there was not an open table to be had anywhere. We wound up settling on Steak Frites, a non-pretentious French Brasserie, adorned with beautiful paintings and all the Françoise accoutrements one would expect. After a quick glance at the menu, we realized we had hit the jackpot. Not only were the prices easy on the wallet, but every item (with the exception of the salad) came with a massive helping of very-well done, golden brown, crispy frites, in a cone about the size of a Dixie cup made for Bigfoot. My sandwich du boucher was cooked perfectly to a medium-rare and topped with caramelized onion and Gruyere cheese. And although I can’t even begin to think about my next meal (or really anything clever to write), I have already made plans to play hooky again next week and devour one of their croque monsieur.

Steak Frites is located at 9 East 16th st in New York City.


At 6:49 AM, Blogger AYC said...

we used to brunch there on sundays -- their steak frites are actually pretty good


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