Thursday, August 30, 2007

Steak Frites

New Location: 225 Varick Street
@ The Corner of Clarkson St.
New York, NY 10014
Mon-Thur 4:30PM-12AM
Fri & Sat 4:30PM-1AM
Tel: (212) 463-7101

way overdue post. Went to this restaurant with T. after previously going to Les Halles. I think eating at French restaurants will just be the standard when we go out. that and Chinese snacks like bubble tea and wontons.

almost ordered the special of the day, which was duck, but then decided against it. I had duck already at Les Halles. time for something different! Haven't had monkfish in a while and decided to try it out. I liked it fine. Since French restaurants have inspired me to learn French (at least enough to decipher the menus), I will list the dish name in French/English here. Maybe T. can help me with the pronounciation?

Lotte Dore avec Sa Galette de Pomme de Terre
Bronzed monkfish, red pepper, corn & summer potato hash

T. ordered a bunch of mussels. I didn't realize mussels were so popular at French restaurants. They all had a ton of ways of preparing them listed.

Moules Homard
2 Lb. Steamed Cultured Mussels prepared with rich roasted lobster essence

We both wanted to try ratatouille provencales as well since we have both seen the cute animated movie. Although we had high expectations, the side dish tasted great. Very simple, yet the squash and tomato sauce and everything just complimented each other so well.

Oh yea, since the restaurant is called Steak Frites, I'd like to order that someday. All other main entrees and mussel dishes also come with a side of Frites (fries). The portions of frites are rather generous so we didn't get to eat too much.

We ordered a half bottle of Cali white wine that worked the magic. How did we get cocktails with French food last time anyhow? One should always drink wine with French food, no matter how tired/expensive.

Well, I'm glad I still remember some details of the dinner. Can't wait to try other French restaurants in town!

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