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Best French Fries In DC

April 11, 2012 6:00 AM

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America’s favorite snack, the ever popular french fries, can be found in abundance here in the nation’s capital. Thin and crispy, thick cut, doused in truffle oil, topped with herbs, you name it you can find it in the District. While there is no such thing as a bad french fry, the best and most interesting fries in the area can be found at the places listed below.
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The Gourmet Fry: Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar
555  8th St., NW
Washington , DC 20004
(202) 783-6060
www.postebrasserie.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5: p.m. to 10 p.m., Fri – 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m, Sat –  8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sun – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m and 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

If you are looking for a fancy french fry, head to Poste Modern Brassiere. Drizzled with a generous amount of truffle oil, these perfect fries are thin, crunchy, salty and have the added richness of truffle oil. A basket of these addictive fries are available for just $5 every day between 4 and 7 p.m.

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The Yucca Fry: Masa 14
1825 14th St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20009-4425
(202) 328 -1414
www.masa14.com

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Fri – 5 p.m. to 3 a.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., Sun – 11a.m. to 2 a.m.

Similar to potatoes, but with a sweeter taste and firmer texture, yucca is a vegetable popular in
Latin American cultures. Masa 14, which features Latin-Asian fusion small plates, utilizes yucca to make fantastic thick cut fries. Served with a garlicky, bight citrus aioli, you will want to order more than one of these for your table. Luckily a bowl of these fries will only set you back $6.

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The Fast Food Fry: Amsterdam Falafel
2425 18th St. NW
Washington DC 20009
(202) 234-1969
www.falafelshop.com

Hours: Mon to Sun – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Tues to Weds – 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Thurs – 11a.m. to 3a.m., Fri to Sat – 11a.m. to 4 a.m.

Served in a cute little paper cone, the fries at Amsterdam Falafel are irresistible and available for just $4 for a regular serving, and $3 for small. The crunchy, savory fries are enhanced by a series of dipping sauces. Choose from mayo, ketchup, a peanut sauce, vinegar, and Old Bay Seasoning. The best of the bunch is the Dutch mayo. In the Netherlands, fries are always eaten with mayo and for good reason. One dunk of your fry into the smooth, creamy mayo and you will be hooked.

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The Mediterranean Fry: Cava
527 8th St. NE
Washington D.C. 20003
202-543-9090
www.cavamezze.com

Hours: Mon – 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Tues to Thurs – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m to 9:45 p.m., Fri – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m and 5 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., Sat -11:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., Sun: 11:30 am to 9:30 p.m.

Hand-cut fries are the name of the game at this popular green restaurant in Capitol Hill. Doused in sea salt and oregano, then smothered in green cheeses, these fries are exploding with robust flavors. Perfect for sharing, an order of these fries costs $6.95 normally and only $3 at happy hour.

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The Sweet Potato Fry: Ray’s the Classics
8606 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-7297
raystheclassics.com

Hours: Mon to Sun – 5:30 p.m. onwards

Only available on Ray’s bistro menu, these fries epitomize the marriage of sweet and salty. Healthy sweet potatoes strips are deep fried and sprinkled with a hearty amount of salt, making them absolutely delicious. The best part is that they come complimentary with your burger or sandwich.

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The Wine Bar Fry: Cork Wine Bar
1720 14th Street NW
Washington D.C. 20009
202-265-CORK
www.corkdc.com

Hours: Sun – 5 p.m. to 12 a.m., Tues to Weds – 5 p.m. to12 a.m., Thurs to Sat – 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

With loads of garlic, parsley, and lemon, there is no better accompaniment for your glass of wine than a plate of these fries. Served with a homemade ketchup, that is sweet and savory, thee are some of the most flavorful fries around. Enjoy a serving for $6.

Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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