Bar Frites

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$30 and under
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French

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Bar Frites is open daily and serves French bistro fare.
The menu offers Bistro fare including great comfort food dishes and the classics. The Burgers, Steak Frites, Croque Monsieur and Steamed Mussels served with pomme frites are also among the fan favorites. Some of the Bistro Classics include Escargot, a Frisée and Lardons Salad and Sautéed Skate. Any night of the week can be unique with the Plats du Jour featuring Bouillabaisse, Côte de Boeuf and Coq au Vin to name a few. So whatever the mood or taste, one is sure to find culinary pleasure and comfort at Bar Frites.
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4.4
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4.4
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JS
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch and excellent service

HF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service.

LG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Our waiter was terrible. I ordered another glass of wine and he fled the table before anyone else could. I literally had to chase him down in the restaurant to get coffee and dessert. This guy had no clue which is so unusual for any of the Poll brother restaurants. Food was good not amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

DD
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Can't understand the appeal of this place. I guess it's a nice vibe in an Air kiss european sort of way. But food is sub par and uneven with the various times we've been here Onion soup tastes different every time we are here. Chicken paillard was meh.I will admit it's nice to sit outside in warm weather and it makes up a bit for the uneven food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience there is alway fantastic

LT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had lunch here many times but this was my first time for dinner. My dinner companion was 15 minutes late due to traffic and the maitre'd graciously and unhesitatingly held my reservation in spite of a very busy restaurant at the time. These are the things customers remember when they look for restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Had a great Valentine's day dinner with the wife and waiter were very attentive and accommodating. Food was very delicious. It was a perfect evening out. Highly recommended!

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual lunch with friends. Terrific place for dinner as well.

KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love Bar Frites for many years but the weekends & brunch have become such a “scene”-loud, crowded, etc that Monday nights are a great night to go. Not empty but much more family friendly & able to hold a conversation without screaming! Food is always fantastic & service is great!

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite place to go to!
Foods awesome

LI
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent! Everyone at our table enjoyed all the food and wine we had on our first visit. We definitely would come back. We were disappointed in the amount of mussels served for a full portion. Frites should come with the garlic mayo without having to ask for it. Waiter was very attentive but the bus service was too much with hovering around table. Crossing over people to remove items is annoying but somewhat understandable with the small tables. It was a busy Friday night so that got a pass for that night.

K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Let me start by saying I am a big fan of one Poll Restaurant in particular so was eager to try another one. The bistro is cute and well appointed, if a bit warm inside with little air circulation. The menu had many things we were eager to try. We decided to start with fried calamari and fish tacos. The calamari was basic with nothing notable. The tacos were good but nothing to take a trip for. I ordered the meatloaf for my entree and my husband ordered the hangar steak , which came with fries. The meatless loaf had more breading than meat. The steak was perfectly cooked and the requefort sauce was delicious but the fries were soggy and bland. For dessert, I tried another testing staple, strawberry napolean. To call this a disappointment is an understatement. Picture three very bad cookies with layers of cream and strawberries. I stared at it for a moment as I couldn't believe my eyes and almost sent it back. The whole point of a napoleon is to have the puff pastry with powdered sugar. These cookies were a joke and really lazy in thought, presentation and substitution.

Let's move onto service. Our waitress was "fair", the best description I could give. She was not rude but neither was she congenial, helpful nor did she produce a smile. I asked what her favorite dish was and her response was to tell me what was ordered most frequently. That wasn't my question. If your own staff doesn't know your dishes to have an opinion of them, that doesn't say much. I never like when they produce the check before I ask for it and she did, so that's another demerit on her. Lastly, it is not seemly to have the wait staff congregate in the entry way to the restrooms like you need to announce to the whole restaurant where you're going. Let's make it very clear, we usually tip above 20% when the service is excellent, even despite the food. I don't even take off the bottle of wine if they serve constantly throughout the meal. I made sure we left no more than at 15% tip.

SS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place; the menu, the food, the service. Unfortunately too loud most of the time and can be exhausting trying to have conversations with your company throughout a meal.

ME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant does have a French inspired vibe. Unfortunately we were sitting at a table where we were bumped by every passerby especially wait staff. The food was good and the wait staff were attentive. This spot is definitely a good choice for a meal before a Tilles Center event.

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. He was professional, warm, and attentive. Salads were delicious.

r
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very popular, and generally busy, the service is consistently good. The steak was good and prepared as requested but the spinach was seasoned with too much garlic.

BC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch menu! Lots of great choices to satisfy everyone.

MP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I went here with a friend for a girls night dinner and we had a great time!! We both really enjoyed our food and drinks were also great. Our waiter was very kind and attentive. The only downside was that we asked for more time to look over the menu and he disappeared for a little bit, but that was my own fault for not being ready! Definitely a great spot and I will return again!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious

HF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic vibe. Wonderful wait staff

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not have a good experience mussels were not good
Chicken Piarrd awful. Organic free range chicken was good but would not return to this restaurant

OT
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The duck confit salad was a bit dry but as always hanger steak did not disappoint. Just wish this place could be slightly quieter. It is always very noisy.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It is a very nice place, but a bit crowded and noisy.

RM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time thanks

AZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal. Felt rushed. Our food came before we finished our appetizer and the staff hovered as if they wanted us to hurry up.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect place for a nice lunch...love the parking..noise level is tough because of tile floors and no sound baffles but welcome to LI

FW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Usually love the brunch. Steel cut came out so watery had to send it back. Omelets were over cooked and not hot. The busboy came back three time to clear plates while we were still eating. Very disappointing, not a norm ☹️

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this restaurant. Excellent food , good ambiance and service. We always enjoy it. When we leave the restaurant we always think, we will return again soon.

Jay and Sonnia Freilich

e
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a Monday evening, every table was filled in this lively bustling and authentic restaurant.

E
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandchildren from Philadelphia visiting with us. Grandson is a baker at Park Restaurant in Philadelphia, a major French restaurant. He was very impressed with Bar Frites. Enjoyed the breads and that’s a real compliment as he is a top baker. We all enjoyed ourselves entirely. This is one of my favorite places to dine.

HR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Home fries were too greasy to eat. Omelettes were good. Just expected more for the price.

FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great casual dining food this time was a little off though

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great casual date night!

w
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great late lunch. Service on point. Our food arrived as ordered. Great upscale neighborhood eatery. Thank you

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bar Frites use to be my favorite place to go 5+ years ago, been there only a handful of times since, food hasn't been the same, service was mediocre. Had the wild mushroom pasta, very oily, 2 waiters spilled a drink on us running around, 2!!!! Place use to be much better, I think Mr. Poll needs to upgrade this restaurant. Examples.. chairs were flimsy and not very secure, salt and pepper shakers are the kind you find in a diner and were dented, water glasses were dirty. Details that as a person who is out to dinner 3-4 times a week noticed. I hope they get it together because it is a great spot to go.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere... always a great place

e
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Table of six kids sitting away from their parents were very noisy.