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Bar Frites

4.6
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1254 reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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Casual
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.

Restaurant will be open for outdoor dining for walk-ins only.
We are not accepting reservations at this time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1254 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure eating here!

RG
vipRGC62
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It’s always a great meal! There is something on the menu for everyone!!

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MarilynT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was great

FT
FTC81
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for groups or date night. Brunch was delicious and a service was the best. We will continue to dine at Bar Frites!

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viplatwon
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

We went on Saturday night and the place was packed. We felt like sardines in a can. That's how close all the tables were to each other. People are bumping into other people's chairs as they walked by. I am a big fan of Poll Brothers restaurants but this does not fit in with the rest. It was way too noisy and the Vote de Boef steakmy wife and I shared was bland. I will still go to their other restaurants but this one is definitely off my list for the future

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vipAmyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great brunch spot! Food, cocktails and service are consistently amazing!! A fab time as usual!

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joanr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and kind service. Salad portion split was on the small side. Otherwise good experience and nice service.

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vipJmb1
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Numerous food choices and great variety. Nice size portions. Good service

JM
vipJanM
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food!

RC
vipRickChiove
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Always a fun place to meet and greet friends and soon to be acquaintances, who just might become one....”a friend”
whether sitting at one of the French bistro tables and chairs, or the nice long bar, it’s always nice and easy and fun to hang and chow down on good clean and fresh food, great cocktails, and enjoy the atmosphere and goings on. Been going for years and will continue to....

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vipElenamarcuse
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent everything. Lunched with my Grandson, who was baker for top French restaurant in Philadelphia, the Park, and is now moving on to live and bake in Portland, Oregon. He requested a return to Bar Frites, as he enjoyed eating here when he had visited from Philadelphia. Felt it compared well to The Park. Remains a favorite.

MJ
vipMJanedis
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always consistently perfect and I love the entire team. My husband and family actually feel that they are all part of our extended family!

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vipNoviDan121
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food is always a pleasure! We had French dip, mushroom quiche and the steak sandwich. Food was great. The waiter was not attentive- usually have better service. Will return and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The food is always good but our server was truly the rudest. He acted like he was doing us a favor. It was a Tue night, we weren't drinking just getting together, it wasn’t that busy so I don’t get his attitude!?!?
I’d go back because I loved my grilled calamari salad but I tell everyone to prepare for noise and poor service!!

JS
vipJaniceS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious lunch and excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Front hostess was completely unfriendly and ignored us. We were treated like royalty when Gianluca was the host there so we haven’t been back in a while. Food is mediocre considering it’s one of the poll brothers restaurants. Sadly we were disappointed.

HF
vipHowardF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

based on eating here the second week of July 2020
if you have been here before there is no change in food, service or decor.
what is new is the COVID policies. I have been to several of the Poll restaurants, Bar Frittes, Tocu, Hendricks, Bryant and Cooper and Cipollini recently. I continue to be amazed at how and why these places place signage up about social distancing and wearing masks BUT there is absolutely no enforcement of the policies. I spoke to managers at each place they just shake their heads but do nothing. Honestly, you are NOT SAFE in these places. Even the owners walk around talking to diners without masks, walking through the restaurants with no face coverings... yet there are signs! I understand that they don't want to be offensive or confrontational with guests BUT they are being careless and disrespectful to those diners that do want to, comply with local and CDC regulations! Shame on them for allowing this behavior. I suggest we all avoid these usually good places until they take regulations seriously!

LG
vipLesleyG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
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
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service.

DD
vipDoctorDad
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience there is alway fantastic

LT
LukeT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 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!

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vipDennysunny
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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HONEYPOT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just finally getting out to a beautiful atmosphere. Thank you for making our Brunch so special.

KD
KDCV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 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!

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vipFoodie132
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always my favorite place to go to!
Foods awesome

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LIepicuriuos
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 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.

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Kaimanah
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 February 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.

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SSKP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 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
MaryE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 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.

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vipSavlex
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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viprgbrody
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 25 January 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.

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vipBariC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MP
vipMollyP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely delicious

HF
vipHowardF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic vibe. Wonderful wait staff

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BrianS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was good

FAQs

Bar Frites offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 484-7500.

Bar Frites is rated 4.6 stars by 1254 OpenTable diners.

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