Chef Jehangir Mehta of the tiny East Village restaurant Graffiti has opened a larger restaurant, Mehtaphor, inside the Duane Street Hotel. “Larger” is highly relative: The space is narrow and small, with tables of several heights making it seem more expansive than it is. The menu of inventive small plates is more global than from any one area, although the dominant notes are Indian. (Rare for Tribeca, a vegetarian menu is offered alongside the standard one.) Making the most of the limited room, Mehta has fashioned a combination dessert-and-cocktail bar, where “pastry-influenced cocktails” are served.