225 Varick St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.728902 -74.005377
Indisputably the Best Bistro in the City – Last January this longtime mainstay on East 16th Street moved to the corner of Varick and Clarkson in the West Village. The decor and ambiance are authentically French bistro, with a wide, sweeping bar that encircles the dining area, large, Hector Guimard- like Paris Metro Art Deco windows and very comfortable tables and dining chairs. The food on the eclectic menu equals the surroundings: superb burgers, generous salads, the freshest fish and the best moules frites in town. All the meat and fish come from the finest purveyors and all the dishes are reasonably priced. The wine list, under the supervision of wine director extraordinaire David Oleas, is comprehensive and fairly-priced and the service, overseen by ever-present general manager Loyda Guzman, is friendly and responsive without being cloying. One of the real pleasures is eating at the bar and occasionally turning around to look out those enormous, gorgeous windows at the Empire State Building's lights coming on a dusk. This restaurant is a gem and a winner.
Highly Recommend. – After a long, exhausting day at work i was so hungry and really wanted to find a nice place to chill and enjoy a good meal, withouting spending millions. I came across Steak Frites on Varick St. The service was prompt and professional. The manager was extremely nice, and made me feel very welcome and comfortable.
The food was amazing and of such high quality. I started with steak tartar, followed by a tasty mushroom soup. As an Entree, I chose the Pork Chop (great portion) which was cooked to perfection. I ended with Creme Brulee. The price point was unbelievable! So affordable. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and left feeling beyond satisfiyed. I will definatley be returing with my wife and kids.
Long-standing Union Square bistro packs up its pantry and heads downtown. – In Short
At its original Union Square location, Steak Frites was one of the first to write the how-to book of French bistro fabrication. The formula holds true at its new Tribeca digs. Step 1: Install plenty of banquettes, mirrors, and shiny wood accents. Step 2: Serve French 101 cuisine like frisee lardon salad, creme brulee, and the namesake dish, bien sur. Step 3. Conjure conviviality with a large, round bar, and plenty of wine. Voila, and bon appetit.
Best French in the city! – I went here for the first time with my wife last week and absolutely fell in love with the place! There service and decor was amazing, fast and friendly. I decided to try the dish they were named for, the steak frites and think i found a new favorite dish... It was the best dish I've had since I moved here over a year ago. We started off with the mussels as well and were blown away by them too! This place has definitely made a fan for life..
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