New NYC Restaurant: Graffiti
Looking for something with amazing food and a dash of downtown? Try Graffiti, a brand new spot by chef Jehangir Mehta--an alum of Jean Georges, Union Pacific, Virot and Aix--who has branched out for a solo gig in an East Village store front.
Seating just 18 guests, diners can keep it intimate and snack on Indian inspired treats like tumeric shrimp tamarind pancakes or anchovy seaweed chat with grilled nan. If you want to keep things basic, they've got spiced chicken dosas with chutney.
Filled with artifacts and sturdy dark wood square tables, Graffiti calls itself a bistro-bakery. Mehta was a former pastry chef who incorporates much of his former talent into his present dishes. Some planning required: It's closed on Mondays.