GRAFFITI EARTH Indian/ Mediterranean. Persian and Indian influences run wild on the menu at Executive Chef/Owner Jehangir Mehta’s second NYC resto, an elegant 20-seat dining room. Dishes— categorized by price rather than by course—include shiitake panna cotta with long pepper squid, garlic coconut soup with chickpea caviar, and Persian toast with butterscotch and Baileys ice cream. D ( Tu-Sa). $$$ 190 Church St., at Duane St., 212.542.9440. TRIBECA GRILL Contemporary American.
The famed Robert De Niro/Drew Nieporent collaboration offers robust American fare and a 20,000-bottle list in a historic former warehouse with high ceilings, exposed brick and a warm vibe. The wine list has repeatedly won the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. L (M- F), D (nightly), Brunch (Su). $$$ 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3900.