Fresh Pommes Frites: Now Closed

Fresh Pommes Frites goes out of business in Hoboken

Wow, this one was a surprise!

Tasty french fries, drunk patrons everywhere, late hours – and Fresh Pommes Frites goes out of business a little more than a year after opening? Even with famous people like Bono from U2 eating there? Hard to believe!

Besides draconian parking hell here in Hoboken, my only other guess for this fatality is that the low carb lifestyle really is taking off in the mile square!

I wonder what the next carb-den to fall will be? A pizza place somewhere?

Fries & Dipping Sauces a hit at Fresh Pommes Frites

12/9/2010 Update:

Tried the fries and a few dipping sauces at Fresh Pommes Frites today: Exactly what you’d want in a french fry!

They offer the standard condiments (ketchup, mayo, mustard, vinegar, etc.) at no charge – but the “special” dipping sauces are extra ($1 each, $2.50 for three). I chose Jalapeno Cilantro, Chipotle Pineapple, and Thai Explosion. The chipolte sauce had the most bite.

The fries come in three sizes: Regular, Large and “Double” for $4.50, $6.50 and $7.50 respectively. The “Double” size is by far the best value – getting around four-times the amount of one regular size.

Fresh Pommes Frites Photo Gallery

Get your fry fix at Fresh Pommes Frites

12/8/2010:

Fresh Pommes Frites opened TODAY!

Hoboken411 will be stopping by soon to do a taste test, in meanwhile – enjoy the crispy fries and dipping sauces!

French Fries from Pommes Frites any day now!

12/1/2010 Update:

Ahh, yes – yet another business (hopefully well-received) suffers from the common headache that most operations in Hoboken have been through at some given point: Construction debacles, government bureaucracy and delays. After a few stalled attempts – Fresh Pommes Frites told Hoboken411 yesterday that they hope to open up by Friday.

You can check the Fresh Pommes Frites Website in the meantime.

French Fry lovers – cross your fingers!

Fresh Pommes Frites next week!

11/11/2010 Update:

Spoke with the owner of Fresh Pommes Frites at 207 Washington Street yesterday, and despite looking like there’s still quite a bit of work left – he was optimistic that the new Belgian Fry restaurant will likely open next week (as early as Monday notwithstanding any typical delays).

Interesting tidbit: he told me that based on his research, the #1 most popular late night food is french fries. Even more than pizza (at #2)! Amazing!

The best Belgian Fries ever coming to Hoboken

7/9/2010:

In the previous story, I mentioned the Rotating Galleries – which are pop-up art displays that occupy vacant retail establishments until they’re rented. Well, the art gallery at the old Itty Bitties spot at 207 Washington Street won’t be there much longer.

Fresh Pommes Frites is saving the day – and opening up a delicious eatery that serves Belgian Fries with gourmet dipping sauces. This will be their second location (one currently exists at the Student Center at Rutgers University).

Hoboken411 reader Noelle emailed me, and said that the fries are extraordinary – cooked twice for a nice crispy shell, but soft center. She said that she actually makes special trips down to New Brunswick just for the Pommes Frites, calling them “perfect.” The unique dipping sauces were created by an expert chef and include varieties such as Mango Chutney, Asian Pineapple, Pesto Parmesan, Zesty Hot Blue Cheese, Thai Eggplant and many more. The traditional condiment is Belgian Mayonnaise, which is a favorite in Europe.

The owners hope to be open sometime late this summer (end of August / early September), but I’m not certain they know about various construction and permit delays in Hoboken – but I wish them luck nonetheless.

More information to come about Fresh Pommes Frites! Now’s a good time to stay true to your diet, because Hoboken will have an irresistible spot for snacking soon!

Description: Delicious Belgian Fries and Gourmet Dipping Sauces For Rent
Address: 207 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: (for now) http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Brunswick-NJ/Fresh-Frites/94509764622
Phone: TBD

32 Responses

  1. homeslice says:

    Nice – looking forward to this when it opens. How about Pommes Frites truck since we’ve been discussing the Taco Truck lately?

  2. freewheelin says:

    If it’s anything like the one on 2nd Ave in the Village I’m going to be eating a lot more fries than I should.

  3. MF says:

    nothing wrong with french fries every now and again, but you are telling me there is a chain that actually sells ONLY french fries.

    no wonder americans are such fatties. no wonder there are some real fatties on the PATH every day. have some self-control people!.

    • lacie says:

      Does your theory hold true for Pizza places? Ice cream stores?[quote comment=”194493″]nothing wrong with french fries every now and again, but you are telling me there is a chain that actually sells ONLY french fries.no wonder americans are such fatties. no wonder there are some real fatties on the PATH every day. have some self-control people!.[/quote]

      • MF says:

        pizza is a meal; ice cream is a dessert. french fries are a side. you don’t exactly see places that sell only broccoli popping up. i’m saying this type of place appeals to fatties with no self-control. its weird to get french fries on their own, without a hamburger, steak, etc. etc.[quote comment=”194494″]Does your theory hold true for Pizza places? Ice cream stores?[/quote]

      • Easy-E says:

        Haven’t you ever traveled? Different countries have different food customs.

        Try them. Take a friend, then you won’t lose control of yourself and eat the whole thing.[quote comment=”194507″]pizza is a meal; ice cream is a dessert. french fries are a side. you don’t exactly see places that sell only broccoli popping up. i’m saying this type of place appeals to fatties with no self-control. its weird to get french fries on their own, without a hamburger, steak, etc. etc.

        [/quote]

      • jtoole says:

        mf, seriously, have you never traveled outside of jersey??? BELGIAN FRITES…if you were to go to Belgium, you’d find Frites establishments EVERYWHERE. And if I recall, all the malls in jersey used to have fry places. A frites restaurant doesn’t just appeal to the “fatties” but rather to people who want something better than McD’s or some other generic, POS fry. Belgian Frites aren’t your ordinary fry. Open your mind a little and if you can’t stop yourself from over-eating, that’s a personal problem you’ll have to deal with. [quote comment=”194507″]pizza is a meal; ice cream is a dessert. french fries are a side. you don’t exactly see places that sell only broccoli popping up. i’m saying this type of place appeals to fatties with no self-control. its weird to get french fries on their own, without a hamburger, steak, etc. etc.

        [/quote]

    • emarche says:

      There are vendors that sell only fries all over Europe so…what’s your point?

      Or were you just looking for an opportunity to take a swipe at Americans? [quote comment=”194493″]nothing wrong with french fries every now and again, but you are telling me there is a chain that actually sells ONLY french fries.no wonder americans are such fatties. no wonder there are some real fatties on the PATH every day. have some self-control people!.[/quote]

  4. nbm3 says:

    I can see with the foot traffic in NYC, but will this succede in HOboken?? It’s just fries.

  5. Easy-E says:

    This website is funny. People even have something negative to say about Belgian fries?

    I don’t see why it couldn’t do well. You’re main ingredients are potatoes, peanut oil and salt. Potatoes are cheap, and the only fancy part about the process is that they are fried once at a lower heat to soften them up, then again at a higher heat to make them crispy. Other than that an array of dipping sauces, which aren’t all that hard to figure out either.

    Seems like a no brainer to me. If you factor in the alcohol fueled craving for something fried, you have a little late-night gold mine. The Pomme Frite on 2nd ave in NYC seems to have a line out the door late nights on the weekends.

  6. matt_72 says:

    Hope they also have apple cider vinegar. Don’t need much else but that and salt.

  7. getz76 says:

    I walked by last night and looked in. It is empty. Next week, really?

  8. MF says:

    all you fatties must be salivating…

    • getz76 says:

      I can lose weight. You’ll always have a small pecker.[quote comment=”199824″]all you fatties must be salivating…[/quote]

      • Dperez says:

        Good one getz76! MF, get over yourself. You might be thin, but you’re probably butt ugly! Fat can disappear, ugly is forever! LOL. [quote comment=”199842″]I can lose weight. You’ll always have a small pecker.

        [/quote]

  9. Dperez says:

    I hope this place has something similar to what I had in Canada, Poutine. Basically, its’ french fries with gravy and cheese curd. Totally divine!

  10. tween_spirit says:

    I went here this past Saturday, and they hadn’t quite had their stuff together yet, but I’m sure they do now.

    Prices were a little high, but comparable to the popular Pomme Frites in the East Village.

    Fries were cooked well and pretty authentic.

    No Belgian mayo when I went, but I was told they “would have it by Monday (12/6) since it was being flown in from Belgium”

    Based on what they’re going for, I’m almost positive you won’t ever find any poutine there Dperez, and most likely no vinegar either matt_72.

    Looking at the menu, all dipping sauces appeared to be creamy and mayo-based, although I only tried 2 since they were $1 each, and none were included with purchase. Both were good. (Thai explosion and a jalapeno-cilantro one)

    • homeworld says:

      They have malt vinegar on the counters and one dipping sauce is included with your order.

      The fries were good… Not as good as Pommes Frites on 2nd Ave and 7th St., but it’s a good Hoboken late-night snack. [quote comment=”200785″]I went here this past Saturday, and they hadn’t quite had their stuff together yet, but I’m sure they do now.Prices were a little high, but comparable to the popular Pomme Frites in the East Village.Fries were cooked well and pretty authentic.No Belgian mayo when I went, but I was told they “would have it by Monday (12/6) since it was being flown in from Belgium”Based on what they’re going for, I’m almost positive you won’t ever find any poutine there Dperez, and most likely no vinegar either matt_72.Looking at the menu, all dipping sauces appeared to be creamy and mayo-based, although I only tried 2 since they were $1 each, and none were included with purchase. Both were good. (Thai explosion and a jalapeno-cilantro one)[/quote]

      • tween_spirit says:

        Thanks for the update homeworld, I guess I went before the “official” opening so things weren’t quite sorted out just yet.[quote comment=”200834″]They have malt vinegar on the counters and one dipping sauce is included with your order.The fries were good… Not as good as Pommes Frites on 2nd Ave and 7th St., but it’s a good Hoboken late-night snack.

        [/quote]

  11. BokenGirl83 says:

    Went last night and had some fries and tried the Parmesan Garlic sauce – AMAZING! The fries aren’t greasy and sooooo crispy. The staff was also super nice, letting me sample one of the sauces when I couldn’t make my mind up! lol I will def be bringing my friends there, they will love it.

  12. Litteredboken says:

    THANK YOU for the coupon. I recommend the buffalo bleu cheese sauce.

  13. mooshu says:

    Wish I saw the coupon. Spent $9 on an order today with three sauces: chipotle-pineapple, pesto parmesan and plum. Have to admit, as a huge ketchup fan, that the plum sauce is exquisite. All three sauces, actually, were excellent. The fries were not out-of-this-world, but good.

    Still, I’m not going back to this place. I’m not a cheapskate, but $9 for fries and three tiny containers of sauce makes me feel kinda ridiculous.

    :: Waits for wiskeytango1 to make fun of her for paying $9 for fries. ::

  14. tigerpac says:

    Wow a place that served only a side dish went out of business? What tough times.

    • westcoastbound says:

      Yeah. Uh huh. Pommes Frites on Second Avenue in the East Village–which has virtually the same menu but a better product–has been going strong since 1997 and remains a neighborhood favorite. Plus it’s just a concept that started in Europe and has been successful in many cities all over the world. So right, who would have thought such a concept might work?[quote comment=”214965″]Wow a place that served only a side dish went out of business? What tough times.[/quote]

  15. unclebillyscrow says:

    Quick, somebody call Bono!!! Maybe he can take some time out from saving the world to resurrect Fresh Pommes Frites. The only concept I’ve seen recently that was sillier than $10 french fries was the $6 cup of rice pudding available in 20 flavors! Is anyone really surprised neither survived!

    • mooshu says:

      Nope. Glad you and Tiger are wise.[quote comment=”214966″]Quick, somebody call Bono!!! Maybe he can take some time out from saving the world to resurrect Fresh Pommes Frites. The only concept I’ve seen recently that was sillier than $10 french fries was the $6 cup of rice pudding available in 20 flavors! Is anyone really surprised neither survived![/quote]

      • westcoastbound says:

        Wise for Hoboken, Mooshu. Not wise for NYC, SF, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Paris, etc., etc.
        [quote comment=”214976″]Nope. Glad you and Tiger are wise.[/quote]

  16. mooshu says:

    Comparing apples and oranges. That’s nice.

  17. foxymophandlemama says:

    The surprising thing is that this place lated this long. Went there once got mediocre freis for 10 bucks and never went back.

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