mehta(phor), i can appreciate
i am a particular fan of chef mehta's restaurants and his style. i have tried both graffiti and mehtaphor. though both are different, i appreciate them both. the pop rock oysters were certainly different, but the food was nice for a casual dining experience.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, food was great.
Overall, food was great. A few misses (the squid was a little chewy), but very enjoyable.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful unique flavors
Wonderful unique flavors Beware of the spices - not noted on the menu, can be very hot
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
an undiscovered gem
Mehtaphor is a gem. It's on the first floor of a Tribeca hotel and is easy to pass by if u don't know it's there or if u didn't see it on open table. There are no big gaudy sign on the street. We were attracted by the unique vegetarian Indian fusion menu mentioned on the website--but this is no ordinary Asian or Indian restaurant. We haven't had so much fun in a long time. Besides the innovative food, the decor is also remarkably clever and pleasing and deserved as much dissection as the cuisine. We were lucky to have arrived early, because I can imagine it's getting packed easily. The youthful wait staff were also energetic and fun and knowledgable.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is creative and excellent, and I hope to come back many times. The food is a wonderful hybrid of Indian and Middle Eastern flavors with European/American techniques. Chef Mehta's East Village restaurant, Graffiti, is much harder to get into, but Mehtaphor is every bit as good. I suspect its location inside the Duane Street Hotel (and on the edge of Tribeca) takes it off people's radars. The restaurant is a great addition to the neighborhood, which has no other place like it.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative, Delicious Food with Style
Amazing, fresh, unbelievably creative food served in a Tapas style. Our wonderful waiter, Sammy made great food suggestions (thought It was all wonderful) and suggested we order everything to share. Great suggestion!! We ate Fresh Oysters with Pop Rocks that were wonderfully briny and slightly sweet and oh so fun as they exploded in our mouths! A rich, earthy pizza made with a puff pastry, goat cheese, crab and truffle oil! OMG!! . . . and a perfectly prepared Hazelnut soufflé (soft inside but not wet) served with home made rum raisin ice cream. It was 90 degrees when we arrived, so we were very casual in shorts.Possibly Inappropriate for such a lovely place, but no one made us feel uncomfortable. We will definitely return again and again
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cosy atmosphere, delicious flavors
Small, nicely, put together tapas in a asian fusion style. The scalops are to die for.
The only think I can remark on is that the our dishes came out very randomly and some of us had to wait for a long while before getting the food. I really recommend you to go here and enjoy the delicious flavors!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM