The menu at Pomme Frites couldn’t be simpler: Belgian fries, poutine, sauces, garnishes, and beverages. It’s a place to visit with friends for some very tasty fries, a couple of dipping sauces–and the choices are extensive–and a beer. Given it’s location and menu, it is almost always filled with NYU students.
During the day and early evening, the soundscape is fine, even when crowded. At night, though, one must assume that throngs of drunk students will ensure a “livelier” soundscape.
Music played in the background during our visit, but it was louder in the back by the kitchen. For the most part, the soundscape was dominated by voices. Since we stopped by in the early evening, those voices weren’t that loud–everyone appeared to be sober. Overall, we found the noise level to be pretty good given the circumstances, but caution that it was early in the evening.
Pomme Frites occupies a small space with a limited menu that is perfect drunk student food. Expect a tolerable soundscape during the day, but proceed at caution at night, particularly after the bars empty out.
Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
128 Macdougal Street (betw. W. Houston and Prince Streets), New York, NY 10012