new york, New York
January 12, 2005
I like to stop in at Frjtz for a few reasons: gigantic healthy salads, gigantic unhealthy fries, and sweet and savory crepes--what more can you ask for from a cute eatery in Hayes Valley? The portions are generous, so make sure to bring an appetite and share plates among friends. Being an avid meat-eater, vegetarian dishes usually do not satisfy me, but the Riviera salad with the BBQ tofu is one of my favorites--so huge and yummy, I have to take home half for leftovers (there are meat dishes as well). And I can’t resist ordering a mountain of Belgian fries each time I visit, especially for the unique dipping sauces to choose from, like curry ketchup, grilled eggplant mayo, and spicy yogurt-peanut. To really make you sit and stay awhile, they have a nice selection of Belgian beers to help you wash down those crispy fries. They boast a full tea bar too, which I haven’t personally tried (I’m always tempted by the beer instead).
The atmosphere is cozy, friendly, and relaxed. No one rushes you out--you are welcome to just grab a Chimay and chat or eat your way through the whole menu. They have DJs most every night of the week and also on Sunday afternoon. And on sunny days, the back courtyard seating, with its beautiful plant and flower garden, is a great place to enjoy the warm weather and blue California skies.
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