Serge Becker could draw a crowd if he served nothing more interesting than baked beans on toast. At Cafe Select, the nightlife-impresario-turned-restaurateur (La Esquina, the Box, 205) does virtually that—offering up the sort of working-class Swiss comfort food you might find in a factory cafeteria in the Alps. (Becker, who grew up in Switzerland, was presumably pining for the simple pleasures of home.) The back room rolls out for-two fondue ($29) in the winter months: The rich Gruyère-raclette concoctions can come flavored with white truffle, wild mushrooms, dark beer, and more.
The world has been pretty anxiety-inducing for, well, ever, but we’re of the mind that cheese fixes damn-near everything, so how better to soothe your worries and sorrows than in bubbling vats of the best fondue in NYC? You can get crocks of traditional fondue au fromage at some of the city’s best French restaurants or your favorite neighborhood cheese shop, but New York is also home to chocolatey dessert fondues and even dairy-free versions from the city’s top vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Grab a long-pronged fork and get ready for dipping at these restaurants and shops offering the best fondue in NYC.
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