Best French Fries in New York According to Restaurant Girl


Taim's french fries. Photograph by Kathy YL Chan

Danyelle Freeman, aka Restaurant Girl, just posted her list of the best french fries in New York. It is flawed to say the least. J. G. Melon's cottage fries are mediocre and frozen, Resto's are okay but nothing more, and why would any serious eater bother to eat at a double-air-kiss restaurant like La Goulue. While we agree that Nice Matin's fries are excellent, serious eaters should demand more. Our list of the Best French Fries in Gotham, that will probably be incomplete by the time it's posted, can be found after the jump. Serious eaters, I'm counting on you to fill out this list.

In no particular order:

Union Square Cafe
Fairway Cafe
Cafe Bruxelles
Bar Boulud
Bar Americain
Nice Matin
Ben Benson's
Five Napkin Burger
Shopsin's regular fries and Kenny's Hatch chili-cheese fries
Spotted Pig's Shoestring Fries
Pearl's Shoestring Fries

Update: We actually posted a Serious Eats French Fry Honor Roll last year. I've gone ahead and bolded the fries that were added since that list was posted.

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