Graffiti Earth
190 Church St.
(at Duane)
More casual than fancy

Chef/restaurateur Jehangir Mehta has made some layout changes to what used to be Mehtaphor: There’s now a dedicated entrance on Church, and the dining room is its own room instead of integrated into the Duane Street Hotel’s lobby—at 18 seats, it’s even smaller than it was before. (A semi-private dining room can be used for overflow.) As the name implies, the globally inspired menu will have some overlap with Mehta’s East Village restaurant, Graffiti. The other big change is philosophical: The “Earth” part of the name refers to Mehta’s desire for sustainability in matters large and small, from napkins to crockery to the sourcing of the food.

Graffiti Earth tablesGraffiti Earth dining roomGraffiti Earth front door