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Frenchette’s confident takes on timeworn classics brim with that rare combination of creativity and finesse.



241 W. Broadway, nr. N. Moore St. 212-334-3883

A WELL-ROASTED CHICKEN is the dish grizzled dining veterans often cite as the sign of a truly professional kitchen, but at Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson’s new Tribeca bistro, Frenchette, it’s that more elemental poultry product, the egg, that announces the arrival of an excellent new restaurant in town. Potatoes figure prominently in any tortilla española, but the little wedge of eggy goodness that appeared early in our meal was cool (instead of too hot or too cold) and loosely textured (instead of too hard or too soft) and dressed

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