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Graffiti

224 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10003 40.729199 -73.985539
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-677-0695 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

graffitinyc.com

Hours

Tue, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Wed-Sat, 5:30pm-11:45pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Prices

$7-$15

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Catering

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This eclectic, savory, and sweet brainchild of former Jean Georges pastry chef Jehangir Mehta is as culinarily colorful as its name suggests. Unlike some of the East Village street art around it, the miniscule space is easy to miss—so tiny you need to squeeze yourself in. A few dangling chandeliers and wood carvings decorate the lilliputian interior, but the menu is painstakingly designed, with carefully juxtaposed flavors and textures served in shareable portions at $7, $12, and $15. Hot chile spikes delicately-wrapped pork dumplings and crunchy Chinese noodles, while candied red chili and ginger provide sweet-and-tart counterpoints to slivers of pickled scallops. Mini-buns loaded with moist shredded pork are perked up by tangy apricot chutney, and in Mehta’s brilliant burger riff, slider-size beef patties spiced in an Indian-kebab style reveal shades of cumin, coriander, fennel, mint, or lemongrass with each bite. Only the limp texture of oversauced shrimp leaves an underwhelming impression. Given the chef’s pedigree, desserts—especially the chocolate-hazelnut cupcake freckled with chocolate-dipped Rice Krispies “caviar”—should not be missed.

“One Price Fits All” Wine List

All wine selections are $25 by the bottle and $8 by the glass.

Recommended Dishes

Graffiti burger, $15; chile-pork dumplings, $12; pickled ginger scallops, $12; braised pork buns, $15.

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