Metaphor offers a menu inspired by Asian urban tastes and scents and wrapped in Jehangir Mehta's singular chef voice. There's a point of view here and a chef who touches every dish. The new restaurant has several intimate dining areas, including a dessert-cocktail bar, a tiny loungy dining area, a true cocktail bar, a time worn wooden communal table fully wired for laptops and internet access, and a lovely small dining room. The entire restaurant is awash in glass frontage. The clean, modern shell is accented by warm golden print fabric on banquettes (with little cubbyholes for purses, bags, briefcases, whatnot...), intricate wooden shutters half way up the expansive windows. Metaphor plans to stay accessible with a menu of $7, $12 and $15 plates; and a wine list of $30-45 bottles and $9-10. From January 2011 a special "Gastro-Kids After School" menu will be available from 2.45 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. which will be more educational than expensive. info@MehtaphorNYC.com
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
Neighborhood: TriBeCa - Downtown
Cross Street: Church Street (Near Chambers St & Park Place Stations)
Menu: View menu on restaurant's website
Price: $30 and under
Phone: (212) 542-9440
Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Jehangir Mehta
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu
Public Transit: A / C Train: Exit the Chambers St. Station. Walk north on Church St. for 3 blocks. N / R Train: Exit the City Hall Station. Walk north on Broadway for 4 blocks to Duane St. Turn left and walk west 1 block. 1 / 2 / 3 Train: Exit the Chambers St. Station. Walk north 2 blocks to Duane St. Turn right and walk east 1 block.
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: There is a parking garage on 121 Reade St at Hudson St. Walk east on Reade St. 1 block to Church St. Turn left and walk north 1 block. Mehtaphor is on your left.
Catering: Chef Jehangir Mehta enjoys organizing events and dinners for special occasions that may involve dinner for four for society who's who to theme-based weddings in exotic places (such as Hawaii) with a invitee list of up to 500-guests. He handles not just his creative food but every aspect of the event, including decor, flowers and music.