I've been eating at Pommes Frites for longer than I will admit (c'mon, it's one of the only places in this city to have a proper poutine), so it came as a huge disappointment when it was one of the buildings that were involved in the East Village explosion that happened last year. Last summer, Pommes Frites's co-owners Suzanne Levinson and Omer Shorshi announced they would be opening a new space—not in the East Village, but at 128 MacDougal Street—and the time has finally come.
The new Pommes Frites is nearly twice as large as the old location—800 square-feet compared to 500—and boasts a few upgrades: more fryers in the back, a beer and wine license, more seating space, and a washroom. Other than those few differences, everything—namely the beautifully golden fries and almost overwhelming selection of accompanying sauces—is the same.
Just like the old location, the new spot will be open until 1 a.m. on weekdays, and possibly until 4 a.m. on weekends. "We're still testing that out," said co-owner Suzanne Levinson. Due to community board restrictions, they can only serve beer and wine until 1 a.m., regardless of how late they stay open.