Bread baskets are one of the greatest pleasures of dining out. Have you ever eaten a bread basket that was so delicious you couldn't stop eating it? Or one that even out-shined your actual meal? We have—and since New York City is a bastion of the impressive bread basket, we set out to determine our favorites.
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- The basket comes complimentary with dinner;
- it is baked in-house; and
- it is so exceptional you could eat the whole basket happily in lieu of a proper meal.
Some baskets impressed us with their diversity, others had a single knockout item, and still others were accompanied by unique spreads or dipping components. See our favorites in the slideshow above—and add your favorites in the comments.
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