You Want Fries with That? Ja, Oui, You Bet!

Loreley, the Lower East Side biergarten, makes near-faultless fries–crisp, super-thin, and seemingly greaseless, sighs pkallan. “Heavenly with some good German beer.”

Belgian mini-chain Petite Abeille also comes through with excellent fries, topped by a sprinkling of coarse sea salt.

Other favorites: Florent, Balthazar, or the downtown Les Halles for top-notch frites, J.G. Melon for cottage fries, and Pommes Frites for Belgian-style fries with a boggling choice of sauces (Vietnamese pineapple mayo, anyone?).

Loreley Restaurant and Biergarten [Lower East Side]
7 Rivington St., between Bowery and Chrystie, Manhattan
212-253-7077
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Petite Abeille [Stuyvesant Town]
401 E. 20th St., at 1st Ave., Manhattan
212-727-1505
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Petite Abeille [Chelsea]
107 W. 18th St., at 6th Ave., Manhattan
212-604-9350
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Petite Abeille [Tribeca]
466 Hudson St., between Barrow and Grove, Manhattan
212-741-6479
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Petite Abeille [Tribeca]
134 W. Broadway, between Thomas and Duane Sts, Manhattan
212-791-1360
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Florent [West Village]
69 Gansevoort St., between Washington and Greenwich, Manhattan
212-989-5779
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Balthazar [Soho]
80 Spring St., at Crosby St., Manhattan
212-965-1785
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Les Halles [Financial District]
15 John St., between Broadway and Nassau St., Manhattan
212-285-8585
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J.G. Melon [Upper East Side]
1291 3rd Ave., at E 74th St., Manhattan
212-650-1310
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Pommes Frites [East Village]
123 2nd Ave., between E. 7th and 8th Sts, Manhattan
212-674-1234
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