Yves
385 Greenwich St.
(at N. Moore)
212-431-3385
yves-nyc.com
American (New)
More fancy than casual

Matt Abramcyk and Akiva Elstein, partners in Smith & Mills and Navy, have turned the former Ivy’s Bistro space into an all-day restaurant called Yves. (Abramcyk’s other Tribeca establishments are Tiny’s and Warren 77; Elstein has Macao Trading Co.) It’s a stripped-down departure from their other restaurants, with brick walls painted white, yacht-y wood paneling, and a more open feel than Ivy’s had, thanks to the windows along N. Moore. The menu is refreshingly small—six appetizers, six entrées—and the food is fancier than at Abramcyk’s and/or Elstein’s other establishments, which might explain why the prices are higher. The noise level can be rough, but those who prioritize style and liveliness are unlikely to mind.

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