Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Tribeca Grill at 375, Greenwich Street at the corner of Franklin St

Tribeca Grill is co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and actor Robert De Niro. It opened to much acclaim in 1990 and was instrumental in helping to put the Tribeca neighborhood on the map. Now in it's 18th year , Tribeca Grill has become one of New York's downtown restaurant landmarks. Executive Chef Stephen Lewandowski's market drivcen menu features robust dishes such as Berkshire T-Bone Pork Chop with homemade Potato Pierorgies (that's Slav boiled dumplings not funny happenings under Pier 26), Seared Sea Scallops with Chanterelles and Corn Pudding, and Braised Short Ribs with Porcini Mushrooms, Fava Beans and English Peas. A very fine and extensive wine cellar is kept and is one of only seven restaurants in NYC to receive the Grand Award from Wine Spectator Magazine.

The mahogany bar comes from Maxwell's Plum, the original singles bar
The restaurant is located on the first two floors of the Tribeca Film Center, which is the headquarters of Mr. De Niro's film company, Tribeca Productions, the Tribeca Film Festival and the Weinstein Company. The building is a historic 1905 warehouse that was once the Martinson Coffee factory. With its high ceilings, original exposed brick, large mahogany bar and over sized windows, The Grill reflects the industrial character of the Tribeca neighborhood. The restaurant also serves as a permanent gallery for the artwork of Mr. De Niro's father, the late Robert De Niro Senior.

The legendary Robert De Niro

Born in NYC in 1943, the son of Virginia Admiral, a painter, and Robert De Niro, Sr., an abstract expressionist painter and sculptor, Mr De Niro is a two-time Academy Award-winning American film actor, director and producer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors of his time.

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