There's been a lot of talk recently about how the dour economy will affect the restaurant industry. While many restaurateurs feign confidence that their product is so reliable and so beloved by New Yorkers that they'll survive, everyone else is wondering how the crisis will trickle down, when we'll see the first rash of shutters. But there is some good news for the consumer: a number of restaurants have already had or recently put into place special offerings that appeal to a suddenly budget-minded dining public. Take a look at some deals across the city, some more attractive (and less crass) than others:
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