If you’ve dined out in Tribeca, likelihood is you’ve indulged at one of Matt Abramcyk’s amazing restaurants. The restauranteur is behind some of the neighborhood’s most beloved spots. Abramcyk is the owner of Neighborhood Projects Restaurant group, which includes A Summer Day Café, Holy Ground, Smith & Mills, Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs, Warren 77 and Yves. His roster truly includes something for everyone and every occasion. From the legendary kale salad at Tiny’s so often shared between friends, to the killer cocktails at Holy Ground for date night, it is safe to say Abramcyk has Tribeca covered.
What initially attracted you to Tribeca as a neighborhood to start your empire?
MATT ABRAMCYK: I liked that Tribeca was a kind-of connector neighborhood and relative to other on water neighborhoods in New York where the sight line is blocked by many large buildings, The northwest corner near where Smith & Mills is located is one of the most special corners in all of the city and sunset time - that neighborhood can be transitive. Definitely my favorite sunset in NYC (especially if you get an outdoor table at Yves)!
How would you describe TriBeCa?
MA: Tribeca is an industrial urban footprint with a suburban city feel overplayed.
What’s the best thing about having multiple restaurants in one neighborhood?
MA: It makes New York more personal to me, more intimate.
What’s your favorite thing on any of your menus right now?
MA: Kale Salad at Tinys is the OG bellwether go-to neighborhood salad. It’s been on our menus since the opening day a decade ago!
What are you excited for this summer?
MA: We’re launching a Frozen Aperol Spritz at A Summer Day Cafe on Thursday: looking forward to drinking it the rest of the summer!