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Graffiti Earth at Duane Street Hotel

4.4
4.4
78 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic

Located in TriBeCa, with an intimate space seating 20, Graffiti Earth is the latest restaurant from celebrity Chef Jehangir Mehta, a runner-up on Food Network’s Next Iron Chef. Featuring Chef Mehta's signature eclectic style of dishes with a strong emphasis on sustainability in a more elegant downtown vibe, Graffiti Earth offers vegetable-forward dishes with flavors rooted in Chef Mehta’s Indian roots and Persian heritage.

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Menu

Main

  • Lychee Martini$12.00

    • Chili Kale Salad, Fennel Steak$12.00

      • Garlic Coconut Soup, Chickpea Caviar$12.00

        • Shiitake Panna Cotta, Long Pepper Squid$12.00

          • Zucchini Hummus Pizza$12.00

            • Curry Rice Eggplant Sushi$12.00

              • Scallop Brûlée, Cauliflower Wasabi Yogurt$17.00

                • Malbec Mole Duck, Pepper Seaweed$17.00

                  • Graffiti Burger, Fingerling Potatoes$17.00

                    • Braised Pork Buns, Apricot Chutney$17.00

                      • Indian Street Burger, Fingerling Potatoes$17.00

                        • "Oyster" Guacamole$17.00

                          • Turmeric Water$9.00

                            • Baked Chocolate Sauce, Banana Ice Cream$9.00

                              • Peanut Butter Jelly Muffin$9.00

                                • Persian Toast, Butterscotch, Baileys Ice Cream$9.00

                                  • Add Alcohol Pourings Baileys / Frangelico / Port$9.00

                                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                    What 78 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    4.4
                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                    • 4.4Food
                                    • 4.4Service
                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                    • 3.9Value

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                                    77% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                    1. S

                                      Selfie

                                      New York Area

                                      8 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on January 25, 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      This is our second visit to Graffitti Earth, and our 7th visit to Chef Mehta’s restaurants since we discovered him in 2009. We love his food and vision and have recommended the restaurant to many friends, several of whom have tried it for themselves and loved it. My only comment was it was weird being the only customers there on Saturday, I wonder if it was because we were early and/or the really nasty weather that day! We benefitted from attentive service and Chef Mehta came and spoke with us for sometime which was fabulous. I love the variety of flavors he produces and am usually persuaded to try dishes outside my comfort zone and enjoyed every one of them. One may think the plates are small but they pack so much flavor that you are satisfied after each one. Will definitely return.

                                    2. LF

                                      LudovicaF

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on November 16, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Excellent, thoughtfully prepared food that is also sourced in a manner that reflects the need for today’s chefs and restaurants to do their part by buying produce and products that are sustainable and on a smaller scale of production than those offered by large commercial distributors.

                                    3. C

                                      Chrisbo

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on November 12, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      As always, great place, great food, very original and tasty (even spacy)

                                    4. HB

                                      HughBareiss

                                      New York Area

                                      35 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      35 reviews

                                      Dined on October 30, 2019

                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                      Didn’t realize this was a hotel bar and not a full restaurant. The (very) small plates were tasty but the flat price of $17 for every dish was out of line (30% too expensive). The minimal wine selection (three different red and three whites) again at $65 each was way too expensive for the quality offered. I will admit we sat nicely, but the place didn’t seem fully conceived. Wouldn’t go back.

                                    5. Y

                                      Yumyum

                                      New England

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on October 29, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      It was perfect! Chef Mehta is not only a culinary genius, he is an exceptionally lovely person . I also really appreciated the emphasis on sustainability. Can’t wait to return!

                                    6. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Richmond

                                      8 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on October 24, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The owner is an iron chef runner up. Very personable and caring. Awesome human being. Definitely will visit and a must visit.

                                    7. CL

                                      CherylL

                                      New York Area

                                      212 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      212 reviews

                                      Dined on August 23, 2019

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Graffiti Earth is ALL about sustainability, down to the napkin on your lap and the china & cutlery given to the restaurant by friends and family. Dishes aim to please with unique and bursting flavors, and for the most part succeed.

                                    8. j

                                      jd123

                                      New York Area

                                      39 reviews

                                      vip
                                      2.0

                                      39 reviews

                                      Dined on August 8, 2019

                                      overall2food2service4ambience3

                                      A strange experience. This really tiny restaurant has ten or twelve seats only. We were the only customers when we went on a Thursday night. Unfortunately, that just deflates all the excitement of dining out unless the food is spectacular, which it is not. The setting is modern and attractive, but the food is dull and not worth the price at all. All dishes are $17 and while that is not high for a restaurant of the class this aspires to, the offerings were small and boring. A lot of the garnishes seemed to be from bags of snacks that could be bought at any Indian grocery. The service was kind and attentive so didn't leave angry, just feeling sad we braved the broiling subway to get there.

                                    9. R

                                      Rosieinnaples

                                      Naples

                                      9 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on June 29, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I love Graffiti Earth! Chef Jehangir Mehta is a culinary genius. Chaime was our server, and he was perfect, charming and confiding and anticipating our every need. We were in NYC for the Gay Pride Parade and festivities surrounding the Stonewall 50 anniversary celebration. Chef Mehta sent out a beautiful dish made of colorful carrots representing the rainbow flag. Everything is delicious and original. I urge you to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity for a memorable meal.

                                    10. WM

                                      WendyM

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on June 16, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The only problem I see with this restaurant is the address listed is 191 Church St. and the door was locked. There was no sign indicating entrance is at a different location That would be helpful

                                    11. p

                                      pkat21

                                      Miami

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on May 24, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food and a great intimate experience. Chef Mehta is so welcoming and has an amazing staff - always a wonderful experience!! The vegetable chat dumplings are an absolute must!

                                    12. KW

                                      KristinW

                                      Louisville

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 26, 2019

                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                      Food was ok, but not very interesting. Overpriced/overhyped.

                                    13. S

                                      Shariff

                                      San Francisco

                                      10 reviews

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      10 reviews

                                      Dined on April 17, 2019

                                      overall1food2service3ambience2

                                      Underwhelming and overpriced Menu and menu prices not the same as shown in the app.

                                    14. A

                                      Anonymous

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 11, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food was great. Small, but nice space. Just don't understand why there were not more people there.

                                    15. AD

                                      AimeeD

                                      Demoland (US)

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on April 3, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything about this experience was exceptional!!!

                                    16. VY

                                      VYNY

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 23, 2019

                                      overall1food1service3ambience1

                                      It is extraordinarily rare that I want to walk out of a restaurant after just the first plate (or at all), but this is an example. There are many things wrong with Graffiti Earth. The one server who was there was very pleasant and we liked him. But the menu is atrocious. 1) The menu looks inventive and exciting, but it is dull and bland. 2) It appropriates Spanish tapas only in portion size but not in price. The tapas ruse is well-known and unmistakable and especially cringe-worthy here. This is not a difficult problem to rectify. Offering zucchini on a piece of bread is not "zucchini hummus pizza" and it's certainly not worth $17. Neither is a tiny morsel of sauteed mushrooms in a Chinese bun. The list goes on (down the menu). I've been to plenty of tapas places, but this was egregious. 3) Please don't let on that you "tailor" to gluten free / celiac. Swapping out any item that contained gluten free (e.g. a garlic brioche bun, etc) for a sad piece of white gluten free toast is not "tailoring." It is thoroughly mainstream and boring. Good luck to the staff there.

                                    17. S

                                      Shamal

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 14, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had. I truly appreciated the fact that the chef served each dish separately, rather than bringing everything out together. This allowed us to savor each dish to it's full extent. Chef Mehta personally came out to meet his guests and we were blown away by his humility and approachability.

                                    18. M

                                      Mark

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 27, 2019

                                      overall2food4service2ambience3

                                      Firstly, the food was excellent. When it came to the bill however, we we're left with a sour after taste. The website advertises many of the apps as $12, however our bill had everything priced at $17 for 5 small plates (see image). After questioning the pricing, and showing the website, the waiter gave the most non-sensicle argument for the change in price. They had burnt the top part of the menu to remove an old address and conveniently removed the pricing from the apps. It seemed deceitful with intention. Please note my friends menu had a small piece of the original $12 remaining. We have no problem paying for the food we consumed, a message I made clear to the waiter, however the pricing is not at all transparent. Had he been more dignified with the way he dealt with the situation we would have happily compromised with him, however he was rude and refused to listen to why this scenario might have been confusing for a patron and stuck by his convoluted reasoning. Please update the website and advertise the pricing clearly on your menus to avoid confusion. The misunderstanding turned a great evening into something unnecessarily confrontational.

                                    19. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 23, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My friends and I had an amazing time here! The food is phenomenal and the service was excellent. It’s an amazing private experience. You feel so well catered to that you don’t want to leave.

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 17, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      My husband and I went to Graffiti Earth the other night and it was, hands down, one of the best meals we had in years. Everything is crafted perfectly with so many delicious flavors. Each plate is small, a perfect sharing size. And the vibe in the restaurant is cozy and intimate. I highly recommend a dinner there — you won’t be disappointed.

                                    21. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Food was good! Ambience is great. Service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry so it’s was fine

                                    22. AT

                                      AteThereToo

                                      New York Area

                                      27 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      27 reviews

                                      Dined on February 13, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Simply fabulous

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 30, 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great experience. Chef Mehta was our waiter during our dinning experience. Can’t beat that! Loved the yummy Indian inspired food, mix matched vintage cups and plates and yummy cocktails in beautiful crystal glasses. We felt horrible because we were originally a larger party but had several day of cancellations so we ended up being a small party. The space was a great place to catch up with friends in a pretty, quiet and intimate space. Thanks Chef Mehta!!

                                    24. BK

                                      BeaverK

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 26, 2019

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      Chef Mehta is a charming culinary master with creative takes on his plates. A one-man-show, it is impressive to watch him operate, serving the 15 or so guests the place can accommodate. Although, the speed of service does take a hit. The plates were tasty but very small -- tapas-style fusions of vegetarian-friendly Indian and Asian flavors, and for the price there are ample venues offering better-value meals in both quantity and quality. That said, it was a unique experience, highlighted by the fact that Chef Mehta did everything alone -- from confirming the reservation via phone call to serving dessert to swiping my credit card and entertaining the child at our neighboring table. Ultimately it's a place I would definitely recommend visiting once... but maybe not more.

                                    25. AO

                                      AllOvrNYC

                                      New York Area

                                      71 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      71 reviews

                                      Dined on November 25, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Delicious as per usual. The food is so interesting - nothing you've had before and completely speaks for itself without knowing that Graffiti Earth is also eco-conscious. Huge thumbs up. And the chef is the absolute model of a humble, thoughtful chef doing great work.

                                    26. EG

                                      EllenG

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on November 9, 2018

                                      overall3food5service5ambience5

                                      The Chef is wonderful and genteel and the intimate setting is perfect for a quiet dinner or for a small gathering. The food is delicious. The only caveat is the portions are tiny.

                                    27. p

                                      paris27

                                      New York Area

                                      28 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      28 reviews

                                      Dined on November 4, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Exceptional! Every bit of it. The food was a wonderful blend of ingredients and spices that produced such wonderful flavors. The lentil ribs were to die for and the Indian Street burger is my favorite. I was disappointed they ran out of the veggie dumplings but that was the only downer of the evening. Elijah is a one man show. Taking orders and bussing and serving every table and fretting every guest. A charming young man with a winning smile- this night he confessed with pride that die to an emergency he was also the chef!!! Run- don’t walk!!

                                    28. C

                                      Chrisbo

                                      New York Area

                                      7 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on November 3, 2018

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      Not as good as it was. The wine list is very limited and expensive, the signature dishes are not as good as they were (pork bun, humous pizza, mini burger ….) It remains a great restaurant and I hope it will get back to the fantastic restaurant it was.

                                    29. E

                                      Eatitorwearit

                                      Las Vegas

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on October 27, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Chef Mehta is a genius! Add that to his integrity, passion, and compassion and you have a recipe for an exquisite dining experience.

                                    30. KR

                                      KRDG

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on October 2, 2018

                                      overall3food1service4ambience2

                                      Need more vegetarian options. Also Payment was cash and was not Informed in the beginning.

                                    31. JS

                                      JS12

                                      Detroit

                                      15 reviews

                                      vip
                                      3.0

                                      15 reviews

                                      Dined on September 8, 2018

                                      overall3food4service2ambience1

                                      The foods great but limited wine menu so you’re stuck with only pricy options. Also the ambience is extremely poor. It doesn’t feel like you’re at a restaurant

                                    32. TT

                                      TheresaT

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 10, 2018

                                      overall1food2service2ambience5

                                      I never saw a smaller portion of food in my life. The scallops were 1/4 inch each and they served 4 of them! They also served 4 French fries with the hamburger slider. It’s unacceptable!!

                                    33. AD

                                      ArielD

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on August 1, 2018

                                      overall1food1service2ambience3

                                      I dined once at the now closed graffiti restaurant and had a great experience, so I very much looked forward to having my birthday dinner at Graffiti Earth. Sadly it turned out to be one of the most disappointing dining experiences of my life. Every single dish barely scratched mediocrity, and often not even that. Food was bland and ridiculously overpriced for the shoddy quality. The service too was spotty even though we were the only diners around, but frankly the food was so outrageously poor for a fine dining restaurant that it overshadowed everything else. Had the waiter bothered to ask if everthing was alright I would have been candid about what I felt to be a ripoff, but he didn't so I'll have to express my dismay here.

                                    34. k

                                      keithl

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on July 28, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      This was an excellent find! The food was creative and flavorful. Our waiter Elijah was fantastic. Get there if you visit NYC.

                                    35. KS

                                      KaranS

                                      New York Area

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on July 19, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Tiny place but great food and service - we really enjoyed the evening.

                                    36. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Exclusive

                                      1 review

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on July 14, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing! Definitely will go back there again not only for the food, service and ambiance, but because we just love the sustainable food concept! What a hidden gem.

                                    37. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New York Area

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on July 13, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Delicious especially the caterpillar butterfly soup!

                                    38. p

                                      paris27

                                      New York Area

                                      28 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      28 reviews

                                      Dined on June 23, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Amazing flavors, spices, unexpected combinations created by an inventive and inspired Chef. The whole concept is inspired. From the first bite of the veggie dumplings, we already wanted to order more. The zuchini hummus, the scallop and mushroom pate and the kale salad were exceptional as were both the Indian "burger" and the pork "burger" we had. The only dish we didn't absolutely rave over was the squid fried rice, which is good but not exceptional. It's a great place to go with people who are adventurous and curious diners - but probably not for the meat and potatoes crowd.

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      San Antonio

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on June 21, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic food. Omg just amazing.

                                    40. G

                                      Glassssss

                                      New York Area

                                      5 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined on June 20, 2018

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I wish Graffiti still existed, but this new incarnation is fantastic, intimate (not as tight as the old place) and fun. Big thumbs up. Food is delicious.

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                                    Graffiti Earth at Duane Street Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 78 OpenTable diners

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