We've lived in the hood close to 20 years, seen lots of restaurants come and go. This one came and went and came again. Its brief incarnation as Cafe Societe was dreadful and unsuccessful, so Steak Frites is back. It is not much better. If you stick with the ""steak frite"" (rib eye version) you'll be fine, though it it a very thin steak, it is flavorful and good - its hard to mess up a ribeye.
But if you want a cocktail, please come with low expectations. Over a few visits, all I can say is sad. You can order the same drink 3 times, and get three very different drinks. One night, we ordered two very different ""house special"" cocktails, they looked exactly the same (like pineapple juice) and tasted very odd. My husband braved another of the same, but his second tasted nothing like the first - but the 2nd time it did taste exactly like pineapple juice as well as look like it! I'm not even sure the bartenders here every went to bartending school, much less ever bartended professionally.
The organic chicken is bone dry and small. The salmon is dry. The frisee salad w/ lardons had about 3 chewy ""lardons"" in it. But the onion rings are good (though greasy, but that's what probably makes them good). Stick with the ribeye.
Looking around at the other diners, we get the impression they are not mixologists nor foodies. I guess this place fulfills a niche. We want to like it, and we want to support neightborhood places. But Steak Frites is very pedestrian on its best day. Its no Balthezar (though that is an overrated bistro also).