I was expecting better food for the hype we heard about Jehangir Khan. The dumplings were good, but the "Indian Street Burger" was an overpriced version of "Pao Bhaji" and the pork bun filling was dried out.
Portions were small. I was hungry after a full order or entree and share appetizer, and so was my friend. I ordered another item, while my friend admitted, she will just go home and eat instead of spending her money there.
An absolute must go. Eclectic, vegetable forward menu and great wines by the bottle or glass. It's tapas style with fairly small portions, so I'd recommend ordering at least 2, probably 3 dishes per person. Otherwise you'll be stopping somewhere for a pizza at midnight. As for the food itself, at least every dish we tried was unique and delicious. Chef Jehangir Mehta is a true artist, and it turns out a warm, delightful guy. He greeted and seated us personally and offered a sincere welcome. The restaurant's lone server (this has to be the smallest dining area in NYC) was also great, explaining the dishes and how they fit into Chef's vision of sustainability. FYI: the Caterpillar and Butterfly Soup isn't actually caterpillars and butterflies. And it's lovely.
Great Chef, Great food, Great place
Simply superb! Excellent food, ecclectic vibe, great service.
Excellent service, amazing food and super reasonable prices
The food was amazing. The dumplings were actually sensuous.
Every morsel was a delight.
I really enjoyed Graffiti Earth. I've been a fan of Chef Mehta since seeing him on the Iron Chef competitions, and enjoyed the old Graffiti. While some of the recipes here are reminiscent of those from the original Graffiti, there were new items as well. We had a 6 course tasting menu which had many new flavors, along with a bottle of Pinot Noir. Its been the highlight of this trip to NYC, which has included visits to Batali and Flay establishments .
Food is delicious! The pork buns may be the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!
Overall a disappointing experience. The food is mediocre and overpriced.
Great food & great customer service!
The food and flavors were good, but the front of the house needs work. The table was incredibly camped. The waiter was overtaxed and a bit clueless. Not ready for primetime in NYC.
The food was absolutely fantastic. The flavors were so fresh and you could taste the different layers of flavor. It is a very small intimate restaurant and it is good if you are looking for something more quiet and intimate. Not a great place for big groups.
We love chef Mehta. We have gone to one of his personal dining events. So we looked forward to returning for dinner with friends. That afternoon I️ got a reminder call from the restaurant about my 7:30 reservation. We arrived at 7:15 and were instructed to go to the lobby bar as they “prepare” our table. By about 8:15ish some free appetizers appeared. By 8:30 the “they’re paying their bill” began. At 9:30 the table was still not clear and we left. They obviously overbooked. Sort of inexcusable not being honest with us from the get go.
The best meal you’ll have NYC any night of the week
Wonderful service, terrific and unusual food, good value!
They gave our reservation away, said they called but no missed call or voice mail. Very unprofessional!
Very small dining room, cannot have a conversation without others listening and vice versa you hear what everyone else is talking about.
Will not go again!
The best meal ever in a million years you’ll ever have!
The Coconut soup and Braised Pork Buns are out of this world.
Love this place so, so much. Always amazing
We loved everything about this place. The restaurant space is tiny and intimate and the service was very friendly. The food was outstanding - particularly the zucchini & hummus pizza, duck & squid fried rice and the pork buns. Overall, we were very impressed.
Great food with unique flavors, full of spice and texture. Chef came by our table to introduce himself ask about our experience. We are looking forward to coming back.
This might be a small restaurant, but the flavors are big. We really enjoyed our dinner at Graffiti Earth as it has such an interesting menu with familiar sounding items that have a South Asian flair. The restaurant itself, located in the lobby of the Duane Street Hotel, is not very large but the decor is fun. I would recommend reservations on busy nights due to its size and definitely plan on sharing dishes.
The food was delicious
Delicious meal with my family. Very reasonably priced and the place was completely empty. I would recommend and hope they get more business in the future! Intimate setting with great food, vegetarian options and sustainably sourced ingredients.
- the menu had stains on it, and it's a loose sheet of paper.
- they claim the restaurant is tailored to vegetarians but 90% of anything substantial is not vegetarian friendly. The ambiguous dish names only made things murkier, and they were out of one of the salads, leaving us with 4 options for a table of 3.
- our waiter harassed us every 180 seconds while we were picking out cocktails. He also just ignored our body language and burst into the conversation nonstop throughout the meal. And it's not like there's a huge rush of other customers that he has to balance. We did appreciate him dividing up the dishes into an even amount for our group size.
- some of the small plates were interesting but the effort was lacking - ultimately, even when ignoring the price per dish, the food left us craving more in terms of quality and quantity
- the "baked chocolate sauce" was highly recommended, although it ended up just being a rich chocolate bomb of melted chocolate chips, with a too-small scoop of banana ice cream to balance it out. although, either way, it, along with the fried dumplings, leave you feeling the worst kind of heavy and bloated after nibbling and sipping for the evening.
Total gem! Amazing food, service...run don't walk!
Great for a date, great service. Highly recommend for a good cozy private dinner!
Wonderful Chef Meta is a master
Especial food and great service. Perfect for a date.
Teeny space, but service is very personal and the food is delicious. Will definitely be going back.
Hotel is quaint yet has an energetic atmosphere. Staff is friendly and helpful. Location is great. Minutes away from great restaurants, eclectic stores as well as close to "tourists " spots. And a doable taxi/uber ride to theaters and shopping.
Strange (unusual) restaurant- serves about 24 people at 2 long tables in a small room, feels more like a family visit than a dinner out. Small restaurant, small plates - confusing to order. However, tasty. If you are picky ( I was eschewing carbs) it might be difficult because the concept is to share one small plate at a time- and you could leave still hungry!
The food is in entice and top notch. It's a very small place for a date extremely cozy! The service was above and beyond. My water was refilled constantly. I asked for tea which they served and kept replenishing. The meal for the quality is very well priced wish the portions were bigger! Food is amazing!
Amazing as always and lovely to see the chef there in person
The room is a little tight, even if it's only 20 seats.
Service was okay, not excellent. Food was good, but not amazing - but it's pretty darn in
Ambitious, somewhat uneven, but when it works....wow!
Very good service and food. Lovely small restaurant.
This is a gem of a restaurant... teeny tiny with absolutely delicious and creative fusion food