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Cocotte Restaurant Review: This French-inspired bistro boasts an attractive black-and-white tiled dining room and comfortable banquette seating. Start with bread and a blended butter, perhaps the heirloom tomato variety, or a chilled roasted melon soup with crumbled bacon and Middle Eastern seasonings. Menu choices have included sumac-roasted cauliflower, stuffed chard with braised pork and dried cherries, and miso-cured rabbit saddle. The signature dish is a milk-fed, roasted half chicken served with a confit leg and a breast, farro risotto, seasonal market produce, soft-poached eggs and a demi-glace. The kitchen often runs out before the end of the evening. For dessert, you might encounter a wholesome oatmeal gâteau or a fig pudding cake with whipped cream. Don’t pass up one of the inspired cocktails made with an array of unusual bitters and liquors. There’s a carefully selected wine and beer list, too. For a good value, check out the happy hour menu, nicknamed "Joyeux," in the late afternoon, after 9 p.m., and all day Sunday and Monday, when small plates range from chicken liver mousse to a creamed rainbow chard gratin. Servers are attentive.