It happened to me again: at a decent brew pub (although the emphasis was on the beer, not the food), burgers came with an option of 'french fries' on the side according to the menu. There was a small extra charge for the fries, but I went for it and ordered them.
What I received was a good burger, medium rare as ordered, and battered fries. Sigh. I really dislike battered fries, ate none of them, and wouldn't have ordered them had I known, but the menu had no description besides 'french fries'.
For some reason this seems to happen to me most often at brew pubs, but I still forget to ask if fries are indeed just potato, salt, oil. I left the fries and didn't complain, but would I have been out of line to point out that I ordered fries and got something else? Is a battered fry still a french fry or is it a different item?