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Steak Frites -- DC

mselectra | | Oct 16, 2007 10:15 AM

I've got a friend who's nostalic for the steak frites she used to eat as a student in Paris -- she keeps bringing it up, wistfully breathing "ah, bearnaise sauce." She's got a reason for a celebratory dinner or lunch coming up, so I thought I'd ask you all where you'd suggest I might take her to satisfy this craving. Note that we're (supposed to be) on tight budgets, and I'm not asking for the fanciest or most expensive, necessarily, or anything particularly formal -- though I'm willing to splurge a little. I believe Les Halles used to be the place to go for this kind of thing, but that its current reputation isn't so good -- is that right? I'll keep checking menus, myself, but meanwhile hoped to get some of that wonderful and informed CH opinion. Thanks!!