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    Post #1 - August 13th, 2006, 9:55 pm
    Post #1 - August 13th, 2006, 9:55 pm Post #1 - August 13th, 2006, 9:55 pm
    Who has the best steak frites?
  • Post #2 - August 13th, 2006, 9:57 pm
    Post #2 - August 13th, 2006, 9:57 pm Post #2 - August 13th, 2006, 9:57 pm
    Mon Ami Gabi does a very fine job, at least the branch in Las Vegas, so I'll assume they do as well at the home office. Firkin in Libertyville also does a good job on that dish. But best? I have no idea.
    JiLS
  • Post #3 - August 14th, 2006, 11:17 am
    Post #3 - August 14th, 2006, 11:17 am Post #3 - August 14th, 2006, 11:17 am
    I like le Bouchon for the steak frites and lyonaise salad. Plus it's quite a bargain. They have recently updated the menu and specials as well.

    They're on Damen just south of Armitage
  • Post #4 - August 14th, 2006, 11:35 am
    Post #4 - August 14th, 2006, 11:35 am Post #4 - August 14th, 2006, 11:35 am
    I just had steak frites at the Hopleaf and it was... SUPERB!
    The steak was done just as I'd asked - medium rare. And the frites were served with the most DELICIOUS aioli mayonnaise.
    All washed down with a great Belgian ale... doesn't get much better.
  • Post #5 - August 14th, 2006, 11:45 am
    Post #5 - August 14th, 2006, 11:45 am Post #5 - August 14th, 2006, 11:45 am
    JimInLoganSquare wrote:Mon Ami Gabi does a very fine job


    I second this vote. Have not found anyone that does it better than Mon Ami Gabi.

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  • Post #6 - August 14th, 2006, 12:31 pm
    Post #6 - August 14th, 2006, 12:31 pm Post #6 - August 14th, 2006, 12:31 pm
    As mdonovan mentioned above, Hop Leaf offers a very tasty steak-frites dish, more French in style than Belgian in my opinion, but tasty nonetheless ( :wink: )... you need to get some greens separately...*

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  • Post #7 - August 15th, 2006, 9:06 am
    Post #7 - August 15th, 2006, 9:06 am Post #7 - August 15th, 2006, 9:06 am
    Chez Joel doesn't.
  • Post #8 - August 15th, 2006, 9:48 am
    Post #8 - August 15th, 2006, 9:48 am Post #8 - August 15th, 2006, 9:48 am
    I really enjoy the Steak Frites at Kiki's Bistro at 900 N Franklin - simple, well prepared. Nice room to dine in.
  • Post #9 - August 16th, 2006, 8:27 pm
    Post #9 - August 16th, 2006, 8:27 pm Post #9 - August 16th, 2006, 8:27 pm
    Le Entrecote Ste Jean, Quebec City...

    oh, in the city? no idea! :twisted:
  • Post #10 - August 16th, 2006, 9:10 pm
    Post #10 - August 16th, 2006, 9:10 pm Post #10 - August 16th, 2006, 9:10 pm
    Tournesol...

    oh, in the year 2006? Damn. Tournesol's was top-notch. :cry:
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  • Post #11 - August 17th, 2006, 12:48 pm
    Post #11 - August 17th, 2006, 12:48 pm Post #11 - August 17th, 2006, 12:48 pm
    Le Bouchon's is quite nice.
    Leek

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  • Post #12 - August 19th, 2006, 3:31 pm
    Post #12 - August 19th, 2006, 3:31 pm Post #12 - August 19th, 2006, 3:31 pm
    Mon Ami Gabi has my vote! I also heard that Le Creperie on Clark St has a very good one too.
  • Post #13 - August 20th, 2006, 11:33 am
    Post #13 - August 20th, 2006, 11:33 am Post #13 - August 20th, 2006, 11:33 am
    Le Sardine (across from Harpo Studios) has wonderful Steak Frites.

    In the suburbs, I've been hard pressed to find better than Retro Bistro in Mt Prospect.
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  • Post #14 - August 25th, 2006, 11:22 am
    Post #14 - August 25th, 2006, 11:22 am Post #14 - August 25th, 2006, 11:22 am
    The steak frites at Bistro Campagne in Linclon Square is a tasty dish. I recently had it after enjoying mussels in a belgian ale broth for a starter. Made for a nice meal.

    Once upon a time, La Tache in Andersonville had a good steak frites dish, too. I've only been there once since a change in chefs a while back and my meal wasn't great (I didn't have the steak frites on this most recent trip), so my prior good experience may not be relevant any more.

    -Dan
  • Post #15 - February 4th, 2018, 5:27 pm
    Post #15 - February 4th, 2018, 5:27 pm Post #15 - February 4th, 2018, 5:27 pm
    After having a great steak frites au poivre recently at Miramar in Highwood (and I am also a big fan of the version at Mon Ami Gabi), I thought I'd bump this old thread for current recommendations. I don't mind the typical preparation with maitre'd butter, but I usually go for an au poivre (peppercorn) type sauce. Since I'm in Highland Park, suburban locations near me are my first choice for convenience, but I'm open to any top suggestions.
  • Post #16 - February 6th, 2018, 3:01 pm
    Post #16 - February 6th, 2018, 3:01 pm Post #16 - February 6th, 2018, 3:01 pm
    Just updating that Mon Ami is still my go-to, but I've had a great (and reasonably-priced) steak frites at Maple & Ash, too.
  • Post #17 - February 6th, 2018, 5:56 pm
    Post #17 - February 6th, 2018, 5:56 pm Post #17 - February 6th, 2018, 5:56 pm
    Last week, at Pearl Brasserie, had a very good plate of steak frites (with excellent compound butter and frites). It was lunchtime, but with a meal like that, I had to have a glass of red. It seemed wrong not to, and I just always want to do the right thing.
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