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Prix Fixe Banchan, New Nordic à la Carte

Two smart young chefs bring their food to a wider audience.


43 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave. S. 646-476-7217

Edda Bar

47 S. 5th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg 929-337-6792

SOMETIMES AT RESTAURANTS, as in life, the best things are free. Take, for instance, bread—not always free these days, but occasionally great. We’re also reminded of the attention-grabbing amuse bouche. Or the miniature sweet some restaurants give you in lieu of dessert. And then there’s the Italian joint where the meal begins with terrific antipasti, no charge, then goes downhill from

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