Saxon + Parole
Saxon + Parole

Saxon + Parole

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saxonandparole.com/
  • Phone: 2122540350x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Sunday, 5pm - 10pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Brad Farmerie
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bleecker Street
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to Bleecker St
    B/D/F/M Train to Broadway-Lafayette St or 2nd Ave
    N/R Train to Price St
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: No Parking
A word from Saxon + Parole
Saxon + Parole, conceived by the award-winning AvroKO Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Brad Farmerie, creators of NoLIta's PUBLIC, brings a global approach to traditional grill fare, within a warm and inviting space on the Bowery. The 112-seat restaurant – named after two prize-winning, New York-bred racehorses – features rich design elements and modernist details, paying homage to the numerous horse stables that once populated Lower Manhattan. The menu explores traditional grill fare, with a focus on domestic meat and seafood, as well as seasonal and sustainable produce. Diners can expect a global twist in the seasoning, cooking methods, and ingredients – highlighted in dishes such as 28-day dry-aged NY strip steak with bone-marrow béarnaise, Heritage farms USA roasted pork rack with purple-potato salad, and roasted Atlantic cod with a tomato-caper broth, Manila clams, braised fennel, white beans and Tuscan kale
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Saxon + Parole reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (52)vibrant bar scene (51)special occasion (48)hot spot (45)romantic (40)good for groups (38)great for outdoor dining (31)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Dining Experience
    funfoodfinder
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food and service in a very social scene with a varied crowd of friendly people including the efficient and friendly staff. Great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the vibe, stay for the food
    TheKitchenSpyVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    S+P has just the right amount of gestalt to feel perfectly at home on the Bowery and the operational and culinary polish to be fit for people who expect good food and service. The menu is curated to entice a wide spectrum of tastes, from less adventurous guests to those of us who want to try something new and interesting. Even if we've been there before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good, lousy service
    Will
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What can I say? I actually enjoyed the food, but any enjoyment was overshadowed by just how awful the service was. Kyle, our server, did his absolute best to ignore us, from leaving us hanging for 20 minutes after we arrived without much of an acknowledgement to sheer avoidance when we tried to order. It didn't get any better as the evening wore on. Aside from a couple of cursory check-ins with us, he acted as though we were a burden to his time chatting with the other wait staff out standing around doing nothing. Ridiculous. I won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is good. The atmosphere is lively and energetic and that is the best part of it. We tried the smaller seafood tier, the mushroom pot, 3 meat platter, a special burrata with truffle, kale salad and br. spouts. The mushroom pot and porc rillette were very good. I was not fond of the seafood tier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    GoodEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Four of us shared the special 40 ounce ribeye........Fantastic. We hareatd two salads and one "pot" this was plenty for the four of us. Don't forget desert the S'mores are very good. The sealed jar even comes with some smoke from the camp fire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUM
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic cocktails, great staff, delicious food- I'll be returning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great spot
    EKcola
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Outdoor tables a little unsteady and dinner burger "oozed" off butcher block plate and all over my friends pants!! Cute place, but outdoor tables could use an upgrade in design.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Sel83
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I brought my husband here for his birthday. The service was friendly and very good. The food was delicious. The cocktail list was very impressive. Our overall dining experience was great. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    FL21332VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Found this on Open Table and went becuase of the reviews. It did not disappoint. Flat Iron steak and the scallops were great. Worth the cab ride down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    MattVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Was second time eating here. Food is good. Service has missed the mark on both occasions.
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  • Great food but..
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We found the food to be solid, and the cocktail list is great even if the drinks come out a tad weak. Some of the items including the burger and beet salad are quite notable. What ended up hurting the ambiance is when we got our marching orders after we decided to keep our table a bit after finishing dinner and order some more drinks - turns out there were other reservations on top of us and that wouldn't work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood tower & mushroom pot shrank
    hatecheapfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love the food here but portions seems to have been shrinking. Sign of the times with rising prices I suppose.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    Cali2NycVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Love this place. Came for dinner. Had a great drink menu and good food. Ordered the bone marrow as my entree and it was huge!! Also much try the mushroom mousse!! Will prob come back for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had not been to Saxon + Parole in a while and i had forgotten how great it is. Starting with the bartender who was friendly and made a great cocktail. The service at our table was wonderful and the food was fantastic. I will definitely be coming back more often. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bday dinner
    Brunch
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I had a great birthday at Saxon and Parole. Would highly recommend it for groups because they were super accommodating and the food was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb cocktails, yummy food
    Vali
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Will continue to be one of my favorite NYC spots. Every cocktail is made with love. Try their "pots", pork chop and crispy chicken. You will not leave disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snooty Hostess but Great Waiter
    tc436VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were greeted by a very snooty hostess but our table waiter was great! He recommended some wonderful options. The truffle mushroom spread, duck, and scallops were all very tasty. I was there on Saturday night (8/16) and the restaurant should really consider hiring another hostess. She was rude and had an attitude towards anyone that approached the hostess stand.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food. Terrible service
    Nycfoooood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was nothing exciting. Average at best. There are definitely better options for the price. Bartenders know nothing about wine. Service was so slow it took 2 of us nearly 3 hours to get out of the restaurant. We sat outside.. Mistake. So much trash (people) walking around. But we should have expected that.
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  • Great for special occassions
    HospitalityNiteLife
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service and food were great... will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    Vibe
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    There is NOTHING to complain about at Saxon + Parole: Great bar, wonderful drinks, inventive wine list and a menu that will both delight and challenge the senses. A phenomenal evening. Moreover, the décor and vibe of S+P is very comfortable and welcoming. I'm going back...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    Spaz813
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My girlfriends and I were looking for somewhere cool and special for a lady date, but not too formal or pricey. This was perfect! Clearly a trendy place but not too loud. Secret door to the bar next door was fun. We fell in love with the celery gimlets and octopus salad appetizer. The pots (mushroom purée or pâté with jelly) were amazing and plenty to share. The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the bone marrow - it's one big bone, so it wasn't very evenly seasoned, and the toast wasn't very soft. 2 cocktails, a shared app, and a entree each came out to $80 each with tip, so it was surprisingly affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • apikramenos
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I can't say enough positive things about Saxon + Parole! The food is wonderful and everyone in our party was blown away at how much we enjoyed our food. Our waitress was also very knowledgeable and friendly and the atmosphere is lively and fun. Go if you have the chance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best cocktails and good food
    AegeanBoy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The cocktails are always amazing at this place. There is one cocktail that has mezcal, tequila, and a drop of chili oil -- it is a well-balanced, out of the ordinary spicy cocktail. We also had truffle mushroom mousse (very good, and if you like truffle, it is definitely rich, for those who do not care about truffle, it can be a bit too much), grilled octopus and calamari (both perfectly cooked). What I find most amusing at Saxon + Parole is the seasoning of the food -- it is perfection. For dinner, we had the burgers; I am a big fan of egg on my rare burger (like Asian burgers) and it was very-well prepared. Excellent choice for cocktails + dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch...
    Gmoney
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This place is the real deal... the whole package: awesome mixologists (masa is a master...) great vibe, great food, great music, awesome design... Avro|Ko is one of the best in the industry... nice work
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jesse Wilson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    An excellent dining experience. I went with a group of 4 for my friend's 40th birthday. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. It was very lively and comfortable. But the food was the main star. We all enjoyed every dish and were very satisfied. I definitely recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I love this place. I celebrated my wedding there actually and they were so attentive and helpful in the planning and on the night of the wedding. The food is excellent and I can't wait to eat there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome place!
    apikramenos
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Two friends and I had dinner here the other night and we all loved our experience! The food was fantastic (both the ricotta gnudi and the brussel sprouts side order are to die for!) and our waitress was very friendly. Will have to come back and try the Shiner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ask for the prices of the specials
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The atmosphere would have been beautiful if it wasn't so noisy. For a drink at the bar the music is fine, but for dinner it was too loud to have a normal conversation. I highly recommend the octopus and the scallops. The salmon was undercooked and the sugar snap peas almost raw. Don't forget to ask for the prices of the specials. The rib eye (for 2-3 people) is $140.
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  • Didn't meet expectations
    SeekerOfdelicousness
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time experience of New York and was recommended this place by a friend. We loved the atmosphere, wine was amazing and first course was delicious. Blonde hostess at front of house confirming reservations was snobby and looked us up and down before we even spoke to her. Main course was awful. Duck was average and we left the pork as it was dry and burnt, waiter looked at the meal when clearing the table but looked like he didn't want to mention it unless I did. Would't get this kind of poor service in London.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE
    MelissaJean
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This place has some seriously tasty food and well made cocktails. If you get the chance to go. GO! Had the razor clam egg salad, the truffle mushroom pot and the trout. FANTASTIC on all fronts! They even took the dessert off the check b/c it was my anniversary. Super sweet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Overall, very good dining experience! I would go back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    MarisaB
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My parents took me here for my 25th birthday. It was a perfect setting and overall experience. They food and wine was delicious, I highly recommend the scallops! As a surprise, my S'more dessert came out with a birthday candle!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had been here once several months ago, and had had a great meal and drinks at this stylish and vibrant upscale pub. This time we brought some friends and were sorely disappointed. Service was marginal (the waiter forgot to put in part of our order), the A/C turned our booth into an ice-box (a request to have it adjusted generated only blank stares), and the food was not nearly as good as it had been on our first visit (in particular a requested medium-rare burger came close to well-done, and the accompanying fries were cold - although to be fair this may have been more the fault of the arctic A/C than the kitchen staff). My impression is that Saxon & Parole has become a victim of its own success. Too bad; it had shown such promise.
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  • Hit or miss
    AntShapVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    the food is fantastic in general, especially the deserts. on that note, the prices do not reflect the food. It is very good but not THAT good. The truffle gnudi was amazing as well as the doughnuts. get them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChristineVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This was my first experience at Saxon and parole and I loved it!!! I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food. cool ppl.
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    this restaurant was full of beautiful people talking about their awesome lives. our waiter was nice but sometimes hard to locate and didn't check in as often as I would've liked. the food was good but nothing super-spectacular standing out. I understand the policy but really don't like places that make you wait until your whole party (of 2) is present to seat you. I stood at the bar reading my kindle and being annoyed at how heavy my bag was. it was also a bit loud for a catch-up dinner and the seating is pretty close/cramped.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch at Saxon + Parole
    BaltPhillyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We ordered a few Yankee Mules and the fun began. We started off with a dozen of the west coast oysters and did a sampler there. I am from MD and grew up eating oysters and I have to say that I love me some west coast oysters. After that one of us did the BLAT with the fried egg (BLT with Avocado), one of us did the Fried Chicken Sandwich which is only offered on Fridays apparently, and 2 of us did the burger without the bun. We also got 2 sides of fries. Everything was really good and we all were happy with our meals. One thing to note though is that the BLAT is a large sandwich yet only comes with 1 egg which covers barely 1/2 of it, it would be nice to get 2 so that you get some egg on both sides.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for laid back birthday dinner. Hit a home run. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great food, ambience and drinks. The bartender was very attentive. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very friendly staff. and they take very good care of the diners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 489 reviews are from the Saxon + Parole reviews archive.