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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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1. 112 Eatery

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112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 343-7696
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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?

2. Sea Change

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818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 225-6499
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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.

3. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 222-3301
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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).

4. Meritage, a Brasserie

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410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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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.

5. The Happy Gnome

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498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 287-2018
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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.

6. Salut Bar Americain

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917 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 917-2345
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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).

7. Cafe Levain

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4762 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 823-7111
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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).

8. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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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.

9. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

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2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 872-2232
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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.

10. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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The Whittier food and cocktail lounge bathes its mussels in smoked tomato, Boom Island Ale, and butter ($12).

11. The Kenwood

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825 Summit Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 374-8100
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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.

12. Vincent A Restaurant

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1100 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 630-1189
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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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1. 112 Eatery

112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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?
112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

2. Sea Change

818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415
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.
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

3. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
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).
799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104

4. Meritage, a Brasserie

410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Mussels steamed with smoked pancetta, garlic, tomato, and white wine and served with house-cut pomme frites and béarnaise sauce ($23.50). Enough said.
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

5. The Happy Gnome

498 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
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.
498 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102

6. Salut Bar Americain

917 Grand Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
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).
917 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

7. Cafe Levain

4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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).
4762 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

8. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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.
1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Muddy Waters Bar & Eatery

2933 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
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.
2933 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

10. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
The Whittier food and cocktail lounge bathes its mussels in smoked tomato, Boom Island Ale, and butter ($12).
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

11. The Kenwood

825 Summit Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Located in the Kenwood neighborhood (duh), Chef Don Saunders brings you mussels in pistou broth ($14). Be sure to try the house-made sriracha.
825 Summit Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

12. Vincent A Restaurant

1100 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
You can find classic moules frites at Vincent: mussels steamed in white wine, served with french fries ($16).
1100 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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