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Posted by Anonymous on 07/22/2008
The whole greatness of the restaurant surrounds the dipping sauces! There is so much variety its fun exploring them all. Part of the fun is relying on the sauce for flavor, because when have french fries ever been flavorful without adding chemical x? The fries are a perfect texture, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Golden brown color, and great taste. Go here with a friend, the $4 regular is enough to fill up the 2 of you. Cute atmosphere too. I've never been to Belgium but felt like I was transported there while in this restaurant. for reals.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2008
The fries here have really got me addicted, they are super generous about samples and everyone who works here is so nice. Its great to have a place like this in the neighborhood where the owner actually works in the shop and seems to care about keeping customers happy. I have seen her give fries 'on the house' to people who got the wrong sauces. Thats really nice, and pretty much unheard of these days. Its a welcome bit of hospitality.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2008
to be quite honest, you will only be charmed by this place if you either haven't eaten at their locations in europe or if you haven't traveled to europe at all. i don't intend for that to sound snooty, but it's really not that unique and the fries themselves are really bland. you should not have to rely entirely upon the dipping sauces for flavor. this place will loose the hype surrounding it in a year or so.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/28/2008
Great little resto, with excellent French Fries and sauces. French Fries the way there were meant to be served! with mayo... not just ketchup!!! To the reviewer who thinks the place is Belgian just to be fancy. She should know that the reason French Fries are called this, is because they were d by French-Speaking Belgians!
Posted by Mayra on 04/20/2008
I consider myself a french fry connoisseur and I love these. They are delicious by themselves and even better with any of the countless shmears available. Definitely try the parmesan peppercorn, pomegranite teryaki, curry ketchup, vietnamese pineapple, and rosemary garlic mayo.
Posted by Dez on 03/24/2008
I'd found out about this place whilst doing an online search for a good, pancakes-all-day, Belgian restaurant in the metro area. Anywho, I went there for the first time this past Friday with my french fry loving 3 year old. Being the traditionalist that she is, she opted not to try one of the myriad of sauces and stuck with ketchup. She loved her frites! I knew it was serious when she mentioned them two days later! As for moi, I ordered some frites with a side of parmesan peppercorn sauce very delicious. I'd also tried the traditional European sauce which tastes to me like sweet mayonnaise. It wasn't bad. Now, outta curiosity, I tried some poutine. I'd never heard of it before reading the reviews of this place. I got a small order just in case I didn't like it. Boy, did I play myself or what!? It was ....!!! See, it was soooo good, I can't even come up with words adequate enough to describe it! Delicious Belgian fries...er, s'cuse me, frites smothered in gravy with melting, chewy cheese...globs. Tastes much better than it sounds. Tastes much better than it looks too! I've read that this dish was created in Canada. I wonder if it was inspired by or ripped off of some southern person. I know how we southerners love our stuff smothered in gravy. Anywho, for my next few visits, I'm gonna be gettin' the poutine...until I'm all pout-ed out. Then, I'll try the other sauces. As for the place itself, it's a teensy, tiny whole in the wall. I'm familiar with the area and knew exactly where to find it, yet STILL walked by it two or three times! No big storefront or anything. Just...a whole in the wall. When we first got there, there were about 6 or 7 (if that many) people seated within, so it was jam packed. Fortunately, before my order was ready, they'd all left. So toddler and I sat on a couple of stools and munched away. I thought the counters were cute. They have holes carved into them which are a perfect fit for the paper cone in which your frites are served in. At no point during our time there was the line not going outside the door. Then again, there's not much room at all to stand inside (why are all things authentically European so darn TINY!?). The employees are nice n' friendly and tips are encouraged by the l'il cup on the counter where you place your order. After eatin' some of that poutine, later for tips! I'm ready to start tithing up in there!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2008
I love Pommes Frites. I love how generous the portions are. I love so many of the sauces that I'm not even going to go out of my way to list them all. They're just always amazing. Unfortunately, though, I eat Pommes Frites so rarely because every time I walk by, it's PACKED. It sucks. I've had my best successes eating there during the day, but how often during the day am I just strolling by St. Marks? Not often. That's my only complaint. Maybe it's part of their charm to be a hole in the wall, but come on- they're an institution already. They should totally have more space.