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NYC open-faced sandwiches: 6 to try

Tartines. Smørrebrød. Toasts. Whatever you call it, sometimes the best -- and most photogenic -- way to enjoy a sandwich is open-faced.

And with National Sandwich Day on Nov. 3, celebrate sammies of all stripes by diving in to an open one. From hearty avocado toasts to towering tartines, here's where to find sandwiches that are all about the single slice.

Little Collins

Start your day off right with an avocado
Photo Credit: Little Collins

Start your day off right with an avocado toast. At this Australian-style café, The Smash, found on the "Brekkie" menu, features a substantial avocado and feta mash on toast, topped with chili flakes and pepitas served on multigrain toast. Get it with a latte from the ModBar. $6.50; 667 Lexington Ave., 212-308-1969

EXKi NYC

This fast-casual Belgium import offers a selection of
Photo Credit: EXKi

This fast-casual Belgium import offers a selection of freshly made sourdough tartines, from the Thanksgiving-inspired Pilgrims (turkey, butternut hummus, cranberry sauce and pumpkin seeds) to the baked Power Food (roasted chicken, Vermont goat cheese, onion, turmeric and chives). $6.50-$7.95; 257 Park Ave. S.

The Copenhagen

This authentic Danish restaurant pretty much introduced New
Photo Credit: Signe Birck

This authentic Danish restaurant pretty much introduced New Yorkers to smørrebrød -- the Danes' answer to the open-faced sandwich -- when it opened in 2012. Find a variety of the Danish staple on the lunch menu, from potato to beef tartare, on rye bread. $6-$10; 13 Laight St., 212-925-1313

Paulaner

Pair your Paulaner brew with some bar bites
Photo Credit: Paulaner

Pair your Paulaner brew with some bar bites at this modern Bavarian restaurant. Its open-faced sandwiches (known as Butterbrot in Germany) are topped with eggs and Hungarian paprika, or ricotta and herbs, and served on rye bread. $9; 265 Bowery, 212-780-0300

Entwine

This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant's trio of toasts are topped
Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso

This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant's trio of toasts are topped with wild mushroom and ricotta, dried fruit chutney or eggplant. Start with one, or sample all three for $12. $8; 765 Washington St., 212-727-8765

Osteria Cotta

Go sweet or savory with this winebar's menu
Photo Credit: Osteria Cotta

Go sweet or savory with this winebar's menu of bruschette. The wood oven-toasted breads vary by meal though include ricotta and basil pesto; tomato, mozzarella and basil; and the sweet mascarpone and clover honey. $3 (four for $10); 513 Columbus Ave., 212-873-8500

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