1 at Franklin St.
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Rector St. to Canal St., Broadway to West St.
With fresh management, a new menu, and a renovated venue, Ivy's Bistro (which got its start in 1994) provides Tribeca denizens and toilers with egg-centered breakfasts, burger or salad lunches, and dinners that alternate French and Italian staples with homegrown blue-plate favorites. The smart décor is inviting, with white walls, walnut-stained floors, small tables topped with white tablecloths, and chocolate-brown crushed-velvet banquettes. Black-and-white photos of Italy jazz up the walls, as do bronze lamps with swirled-glass sconces. Chef Juan Rodriquez’s abilities favor Italy over France, with nicely prepared pastas like lobster ravioli in a creamy tomato sauce. His chicken parmigiana proffers a properly crispy-tender cutlet, but the New York shell steak au poivre, although accurately grilled, lacks the telltale char.Brunch
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Lobster ravioli, $20.95; steak au poivre, $28.95