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Steak Frites

9 E. 16th St., New York, NY 10003 40.737153 -73.991669
nr. Clarkson St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-4700 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
  • Price Range: $$$

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

The original Union Square location of this French bistro opened in 1989, nearly a decade before Balthazar and its scores of imitators invaded the city. Its formulaic decor—mirrors, comfy banquettes, dangling Edison bulbs, and a spacious rounded bar—feels old hat now. Menu-wise, things start on a good enough note, with salty, lardon-laced frisee dressed with Roquefort, and fresh-tasting lump crabmeat and shrimp cocktail. But salmon is overcooked, moules soggy, and Steak Frites’ namesake dish arrives with chewy, middling-quality meat and floppy fries. Vanilla ice cream-stuffed profiteroles surpass the mains, and area advertising and publishing types still like the bar for after work cocktails.

Recommended Dishes

Shrimp and crabmeat cocktail, $12; profiteroles, $8.50