Horse racing has a rich, lush history, which is unsurprising considering how popular it is with people who can be described that way themselves. For a place where you can at least dine like one of those lucky few: Saxon + Parole.
From the same Michelin-starred team behind former inhabitant Double Crown, S+P (named for the famed horses) brims with equine-inspired rustic-ness including a fireplace'd dining room with horse blankets stacked on the shelves, a wooden bar backed by vintage cabinetry, and a downstairs wine room whose ceiling is laden with horseshoes, the perfect ambiance for tossing a few back.
Specializing in "Grilled Meats and Aquatic Delights", the kitchen breaks out with fittingly decadent, Dom-paired seafood towers, foie gras & five-spice terrine w/ grilled peaches, miso-glazed marrow with orange/olive marmalade, and boozed-up spreads like chicken liver mousse (port & pepper jelly) to go on sourdough that's toasted even before getting totally covered by a boozed-up spread.
Second-coursers are serious business, from whole grilled Maine lobsters with roasted corn, sun-dried chili butter, and pickled tomatillos, to steaks (strip, filet, tag-team-able 30oz rib eyes) aged for 28 days and served with bone marrow bearnaise or housemade steak sauce, to a grilled Berkshire pork chop with apple and quince sauce, a fitting pairing, as people from Quincy love 'dem apples.
Rounding it out, the cocktail program is literally bananas thanks to a banana-rum Old Fashioned with PX sherry and chocolate bitters, and they make Manhattans using their personal brand of locally distilled rye whiskey and leather bitters, also a good way to describe those rich lushes when their horses lose.
Published: September 19, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
New York, NY 10012
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