TGI Fry-Day: Classic Frites at Chez Lucienne

TGI Fry-Day

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Harlem is changing. Case in point: Chez Lucienne, a busy (and good) French cafe on the intersection of 125th and Lenox with killer frites. Light blond and ultra-crisp with a steamy, fluffy interior, they come generously seasoned with spicy black pepper and a sprinkle of parsley. And at $4.75 for a generous bucket of them, they may actually be cheaper by weight than the McDonald's a couple blocks away. (And McDonald's doesn't have outdoor seating or martinis).

Chez Lucienne

308 Lenox Avenue, New York NY 10027 (map) 212-289-5555