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1. Little Giant

85 Orchard St., at Broome St.; 212-226-5047

Roasted heirloom potatoes, applewood-smoked bacon bits, green beans, cauliflower, crusty bread, and grissini for lavish dipping into the classic combination of Gruyère and Emmentaler.

2. The Waverly Inn

16 Bank St., at Waverly St.; no phone

Outside Switzerland, there is no place more fabulous for dunking savory morsels into a pot of melted cheese; for two, Sundays only.

3. La Bonne Soupe

48 W. 55th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-586-7650

Yes, the soup is good, but so is the fondue at this tourist-friendly old-school French restaurant.

4. Artisanal

2 Park Ave., at 32nd St.; 212-725-8585

In true peasant fashion, the house fondue puts to good economical use 100 or so different cheese ends and comes in two sizes: petite and grande.

5. Swish Cafe & Shabu Shabu

88 W. 3rd St., nr. Thompson St.; 212-777-8808

The owners of this NYU-area café think of shabu-shabu as Asian fondue and serve multiple versions of it along with the Western cheese and chocolate varieties.

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