Frenchie To Go
Le Guide Fooding’s Best finger-lickin’ good spot of 2014
Say so long to Frenchie To Go, and Bonjour to FTG! In the trusted hands of decorator Emilie Bonaventure, this top-notch fast food spot from Gregory Marchand has been given a glam makeover that puts a twist on the classic American diner, with red leather benches, mirrored ceilings and a Freddy Mercury-esque mantra of “Stop it/I like it” lit up on neon on the wall. But don’t panic, all the house’s deli classics are still there: tasty hot dogs (€8), legendary Reuben sandwiches with pastrami smoked in-house, Keen’s cheddar and homemade coleslaw (€12); stunning lobster rolls (€21); and, for our choice of lunch, an outstanding fish & chips (hake from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, fries, mushy peas, €14); followed by a tempting cheesecake (€6). Legendary finger-licking good treats with a few new additions, like buttermilk fried chicken (€12) and an Italian peach-yogurt-verbena ice cream covered in honey crisp (€4.50). To drink, there’s homemade ginger beer (€5) or craft Lagunitas or Deck & Donohue beers (€5.50 to €9). Set menus €12-25. // S.L.