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Cocotte Restaurant Review: Cocotte is the French word for this restaurant's signature dish: a milk-fed, roasted half chicken served with a confit leg, a breast, farro risotto, seasonal market produce, soft-poached eggs and demi-glace. The kitchen often runs out before the night is over, but there are plenty of choices in this romantic spot with comfortable banquette seating and servers who help make any meal a special occasion. Start with bread and a blended butter; the heirloom tomato is particularly flavorful. Try the seafood, duck, or, if you're so inclined, several recipes incorporating foie gras. Elegant vegetarian entrées include vegetables stuffed with dill brioche breadcrumbs, with caramelized fennel, oil-cured black olives, and a bread and tomato sauce. For dessert, options may include a wholesome oatmeal gâteau or a flourless chocolate torte. Don’t pass up one of the inspired cocktails made with an array of unusual bitters and liquors. There’s also a carefully selected wine and beer list. For a good value, check out the happy hour menu, nicknamed "Joyeux," in either the late afternoon or after 9 p.m., when reasonably priced small plates range from chicken liver mousse to a creamed rainbow chard gratin.