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The young clientele, lengthy bar and dark wood banquettes suggest that this NYU-area brasserie would be equally at home on the Upper East Side. Comfort food works best here: The top-notch burger oozed rich juices, calamari "Brooklyn style" showcased crisp squid rings with a chunky marinara sauce, and the wine list offers affordable vinos by theglass, carafe or "big carafe." Steer clear of childish desserts like a cloying apple-pie sundae--the downstairs photo booth is a worthier throwback to your youth.