Bar open late Fri.-Sat.
* Click here for rating key
Tribeca Tavern Restaurant Review: Wall-to-wall TVs tuned to athletic events would lead one to expect regular sports bar fare in this lively dining room, but there’s nothing ordinary about Tribeca. Burgers are made from hand-fed Angus cattle raised in Ayden County, N.C., and from lamb, turkey and bison produced on other nearby farms. Local artisans make many of the cheeses, and vegetables are grown in Carolina Piedmont gardens. We like Tribeca’s pizzas and deli sandwiches, but you can’t beat the imaginative burgers, accompanied by such choice side dishes as fried zucchini chips or house-made potato chips. Try the “Jimmy the Greek” burger made from ground lamb and topped with feta, kalamata olives and roasted red peppers, and “The Tar Heel” burger made from ground beef and slathered in red wine-glazed onions, Chapel Hill’s Carolina Moon cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. For dessert, go for the chocolate raspberry ice box cake or the signature bread pudding with roasted bananas and white chocolate chips, loaded with rum-caramel sauce. The draft beer list features quaffs out of more than two dozen Carolina breweries but, surprisingly, the wine list does not include a single N.C. winery.