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A Handy Guide to the Twin Cities' Best Moules Frites

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Originating in Belgium but also very popular in France, Moules Frites is basically a dish consisting of mussels and fries. Never again overlook the delight of this oceanic, sweet and salty mussels dish with our Handy Guide to the Twin Cities' Best Moules Frites. These 12 Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants offer the perfect pairing of mussels in a variety of ways with a side of crispy pomme frites.

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Chef Isaac Becker offers up mussels in guajillo broth ($13). You can always pair them with french fries but how about a side of foie gras meatballs or cauliflower fritters instead?

Sea Change

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At Jamie Malone's Sea Change, the mussels come in a broth made of beer, rosemary, and bacon ($14). The side of french fries is sprinkled with bonito salt and comes with lemon ailoi.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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Asian fusion couldn't be more right on with Ngon's version of moules frites--New Zealand mussels in pho spices accompanied by sweet potato fries and a toasted baguette ($12).

Meritage, a Brasserie

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Mussels steamed with smoked pancetta, garlic, tomato, and white wine and served with house-cut pomme frites and béarnaise sauce ($23.50). Enough said.

The Happy Gnome

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Get real Belgian at this gastropub by pairing the mussels--white wine, chorizo, and crème fraîche ($12)--with any one of the beers from their massive beer selection.

Salut Bar Americain

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The French bistro's menu includes Moules Cafe De Paris (mussels steamed in white wine with herb butter) and hand-cut pomme frites with béarnaise sauce ($17.95).

Cafe Levain

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At this Nokomis eatery, Adam Vickerman brings you mussels in a broth of sweet corn, white wine, cream, garlic, shallot, herbs, and lemon with a side of frites ($14).

Barbette

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Perfect for late night dining, the Parisian bistro in Uptown has steamed mussels with flavors of white wine, lemon, and garlic in 1 or 2 lb sizes ($15, $24). Also? The fries come with saffron aioli.

Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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The Lyn-Lake spot's mussels come in a tequila-lemongrass broth with chive and cilantro ($13). Pair them with yucca fries with lime and chimmichurri.

Nightingale

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The Whittier food and cocktail lounge bathes its mussels in smoked tomato, Boom Island Ale, and butter ($12).

The Kenwood

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Located in the Kenwood neighborhood (duh), Chef Don Saunders brings you mussels in pistou broth ($14). Be sure to try the house-made sriracha.

Vincent A Restaurant

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You can find classic moules frites at Vincent: mussels steamed in white wine, served with french fries ($16).

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112 Eatery

Chef Isaac Becker offers up mussels in guajillo broth ($13). You can always pair them with french fries but how about a side of foie gras meatballs or cauliflower fritters instead?

Sea Change

At Jamie Malone's Sea Change, the mussels come in a broth made of beer, rosemary, and bacon ($14). The side of french fries is sprinkled with bonito salt and comes with lemon ailoi.

Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

Asian fusion couldn't be more right on with Ngon's version of moules frites--New Zealand mussels in pho spices accompanied by sweet potato fries and a toasted baguette ($12).

Meritage, a Brasserie

Mussels steamed with smoked pancetta, garlic, tomato, and white wine and served with house-cut pomme frites and béarnaise sauce ($23.50). Enough said.

The Happy Gnome

Get real Belgian at this gastropub by pairing the mussels--white wine, chorizo, and crème fraîche ($12)--with any one of the beers from their massive beer selection.

Salut Bar Americain

The French bistro's menu includes Moules Cafe De Paris (mussels steamed in white wine with herb butter) and hand-cut pomme frites with béarnaise sauce ($17.95).

Cafe Levain

At this Nokomis eatery, Adam Vickerman brings you mussels in a broth of sweet corn, white wine, cream, garlic, shallot, herbs, and lemon with a side of frites ($14).

Barbette

Perfect for late night dining, the Parisian bistro in Uptown has steamed mussels with flavors of white wine, lemon, and garlic in 1 or 2 lb sizes ($15, $24). Also? The fries come with saffron aioli.

Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

The Lyn-Lake spot's mussels come in a tequila-lemongrass broth with chive and cilantro ($13). Pair them with yucca fries with lime and chimmichurri.

Nightingale

The Whittier food and cocktail lounge bathes its mussels in smoked tomato, Boom Island Ale, and butter ($12).

The Kenwood

Located in the Kenwood neighborhood (duh), Chef Don Saunders brings you mussels in pistou broth ($14). Be sure to try the house-made sriracha.

Vincent A Restaurant

You can find classic moules frites at Vincent: mussels steamed in white wine, served with french fries ($16).

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