TGI Fry-Day: 'Thrice Cooked Chips' at The Breslin

TGI Fry-Day

Explorations of the frying arts.

Who doesn't love french fries? We've long been looking for New York's best, and decided that the city's fries deserved more than a post—they needed a column of their own. Here's TGI Fry-Day, your weekly dose of deliciousness. Got a nomination? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


[Photo: Robyn Lee]

Our inaugural fries might just be our favorite in New York right now: "Thrice Cooked Chips" at The Breslin. Yep, thrice. Whereas many large fries end up with dry potato in the middle, these long fingers are fried nearly all the way through, giving them easily double or triple the crust of any other fries we've ever eaten. And with the occasional rough edges, bits of extra-fried skin, and stray bits of pure crunch, there are even more craggy, salty, crispy bits to chomp on.


A tiny bit of oil-free potato remains in the middle, a creamy surprise in the center. The cumin mayonnaise is lovely, thick, and unnecessary.

The chips accompany the lamb burger, or can be ordered as a side for $7.

The Breslin

20 West 29th Street, New York NY 10001 (map) 212-685-9600