Mon-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 10:30am-midnight; Sun, 10:30am-11pm
1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.
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If you needed further evidence that Tribeca is (maybe, finally) becoming something of a hot spot, Matt Abramcyk's new one, Tiny's, is now open. The cozy bi-level space is housed in a landmarked 1810 historic building, and the first floor holds a light-filled dining room in front and fireplace-decked nook in back, with "the Bar Upstairs" on the second floor, along with more dining tables — that's 60 seats in all.
Ambramcyk's siblings Ana and Jack are partners in the operation, and Ana confesses, "We're all antiquers," which accounts for details like original tin ceilings, vintage two-tone wallpaper, salvaged wood paneling, and assorted furnishings with an appealing, well-loved patina. Ana says the restaurant will be less exclusive than some of her brother's past and current projects (ahem, the Beatrice Inn, the Bunker). "We're a warmhearted family, very inclusive ... We wanted to create a place where — without sounding like Cheers — everybody kind of knows your name," she tells Grub Street.
In that spirit, the plan will be to take some dinner reservations but also "leave a bunch of tables open for walk-ins." For now, a reservation shouldn't be a problem for lunch, where you can dine on a limited menu that includes a burger and a few sandwiches, salads, and soups. And that secret third-floor event room? "Right now it's an office," Ana tells us, "but in the future, it might be something more."