Robert De Niro asked.Nothing would seem to be so simple, but that’s the reason echoed by those in the know for why Tribeca Grill struck them as a good idea at the start.“It’s hard to describe how Bob asks for things,” says Bill Murray, with the kind of bemused laugh he made famous on “Saturday Night Live.” “He’s able to make it seem like he’s on his hands and knees, even though you know he’s not. He makes you feel like you’re saving his life.”Drew Nieporent remembers his first meetings with ...

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