Tribeca Canvas

Tribeca Canvas is a fantastic new restaurant by Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The cuisine, American with an Asian twist, is a departure from Chef Morimoto’s usual Japanese fare. I was intrigued. Reasons why I think Tribeca Canvas is fabulous:  1) The food is comforting, hearty, and delicious. Amazing fried chicken, Kurobuta corn dogs, skirt steak (served with bone marrow potato puree!), braised pork ribs, and more. We ordered a bunch of dishes yet there are still so many more that I want to try, including the hamachi taco, fish and chips, mac and cheese, and pork belly.  2) The atmosphere is casual, fun, and lively. I loved the crazy black light fixtures that looked like vines, which I learned are meant to “create the illusion of forest trees” as a tribute to the TriBeCa neighborhood (check out their website for a more detailed explanation of the decor).  3) On the wine list there is an incredible pinot noir (Bouchaine) from the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Loved it and need to drink more of it.  4) Very soon, the restaurant will be open until 4am. For night owls like me, hearing that was music to my ears. You can bet that I’ll be back for a late night snack. 😉

Tribeca Canvas: 313 Church Street (between Lispenard and Walker)

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Bouchaine Pinot Noir

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Chicken Kara Age Buttermilk (Drenched Fried Chicken, Ginger Scallion Jalapeno Sauce)

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Kurobuta Corn Dog (Gochujang ketchup)

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Skirt Steak (Bone Marrow Potato Puree, Water Cress, Natural Pepper Jus)

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Braised Pork Ribs (Fried Rice Risotto, Fennel Slaw)

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Profiterols and Chocolate (Chocolate Tart, Cream Profiterols, Raspberry Coulis, Almond-Chocolate Sauce)

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The dining room

Tribeca Canvas