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Eat Restaurant Review: Eat looks like a beautiful old New Orleans house from the outside, but you will be surprised by the Soho-inspired interior. Shiny wood floors, oversize windows with sailor-cloth curtains and crisp white paper atop white linen tablecloths contribute to the inviting ambience. The blue cheese and fig torte, a signature dish, combines sharp and sweet notes. This is one of the few places in town that offers good lox and bagels and slightly under-fried green tomatoes with rémoulade sauce on the same menu. Dinners are hearty; chicken and dumplings and the fried okra are about as Southern as it gets, and the slow-cooked pork tenderloin is cut-it-with-a-fork tender. All desserts are made in-house, but for our money, the aforementioned blue cheese and fig torte is as appropriate for ending the meal as it is as an appetizer. Eat is ideal for a leisurely weekend brunch, and just as suited to a quiet romantic dinner after dark. Alcoholic beverages are not available, so bring your own. No corkage is charged for the first bottle or six-pack, and just $15 for the second and beyond --- still a deal.