In NYC, people usually exist outside their comfort zones. (Hello, stranger’s hand on the subway pole. We can hear you, highly acoustic neighbors.)
Take it easy for once at Masaharu Morimoto’s Tribeca Canvas, opening tonight.
Tuck into chicken sausage pot pie and lamb ragu steamed buns or share crusty, gooey macaroni and (four) cheese topped with a poached egg. Sweet sea bass atop farro is dreamy, though our heart belongs to the sticky braised pork ribs with fried rice risotto and fennel.
In lieu of down-home decor, designer Thomas Schoos went sleek with floor-to-ceiling-to-floor tree canvases, dark gray leather banquettes, and orbs of Indonesian vines/lights that project snakelike shadows.
In other words, make sure your stretch pants are designer.
Tribeca Canvas, 313 Church Street, at Lispenard Street (917-720-2845 or tribecacanvasnyc.com).
Photo: Jordan Blumberg / DailyCandy