Patate Fellow – Great New Korean Fried Chicken and Hot Wings Restaurant in the Lower Eastside
**THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED**
Patate Fellow is a new restaurant that opened up in the defunct Fat Hippo space on Clinton Street. They are a Korean fusion restaurant that specializes in fried chicken. However, their chicken is not like most Korean fried chicken such as Kyo Chon or Bon Chon, it’s more similar to Baden Baden.
The restaurant is in a dark space that looks like a sports bar with a large screen playing sports games and another TV behind bar as well. The people who run it are very friendly and the service was good.
On to the food:
Patate Fellow Chicken & Fried Platter:
This is tong dak, which is a Korean fried chicken that looks like rotisserie chicken, but is actually fried chicken. This is the same dish that Baden Baden in Koreatown specializes in. The chicken here actually looks exactly the same as Baden Baden. The skin is crispy and flavorful and the meat is juicy and tender. They give you several sauces including a curry sauce, ketchup, yuzu sauce etc. The sauce I prefer though is the standard spicy vinegar sauce and ketchup that they normally give you at Korean tong dak places. The fries were freshly fried and tasted good. The fried garlic tastes great as well. This was very good and I think it was on par or maybe even a little better than Baden Baden in Koreatown. 7.5/10
Spicy Hot Wings:
These were fried very nicely and the meat was quite tender. They don’t really look spicy, but they are actually reasonably spicy. The seasoning was different than I was expecting, it tasted somewhat similar to Tabasco sauce. They are served with a blue cheese dressing. These were pretty good, but I preferred the Patate Fellow chicken. 7/10
Overall, I liked Patate Fellow and it’s a great addition to the neighborhood. It’s worth checking out.
71 Clinton St (between Stanton St & Rivington St)
Manhattan, NY 10002
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