Saxon + Parole

4.5
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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, grilled Berkshire pork chop with red wine poached pear, goat cheese polenta, and watercress, and Scottish salmon with wild mushroom, romanesco, baby carrots and Meyer lemon crème fraîche.
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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Past it’s prime and on the slippery slope to mediocrity. Disorganized hostess with an attitude. Williamsburg wannabe bartenders with man buns. Lots of well meaning but inattentive wait staff bouncing like pin balls. The most average menu. Dry, bland chicken. Tasteless tuna tartar. Brussel sprouts you have had at a dozen better restaurants. Go for bar scene with above average looking customers. But don’t waste your money eating here.

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SN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Wasn’t good

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Der grillierte Tintenfisch als Vorspeise war sehr lecker. Der Hamburger durchschnittlich und das Wagyu Beef unterdurchschnittlich, d.h. nichts Spezielles und ganz sicher nicht USD 54.00 wert!
Weinkarte ein (schlechter) Witz, die paar wenigen Weine überteuert.
Fazit: Dinner für zwei für USD 390.00=überrissen!

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d
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saxon & Parole was such a treat. Had an early morning brunch and our group ordered both breakfast and lunch items. I will say that the fried chicken sandwich was out of this world! Will go back for just that dish! Derver was fabulous. The Bloody Mary was incredible! We also ordered the shishito peppers. So yummy!

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KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love a visit Saxon+Parole when I am in NYC. The service is excellent, the food is delicious and the ambience is buzzing. We sat outside as the weather was good, and I noticed inside got a little louder later in the evening so I was pleased as had chosen outside (we are getting old!) but it was a great vibe. I had the teres Wagyu steak which was one of the nicest cuts of steak I have ever eaten. The chilli caramelised brussel sprouts were also a big hit. My friend had the scallops - also excellent. But the dessert of S'mores is a must have. It looks and tastes incredible! And big enough for two, I would say. Great cocktails reasonably priced too. Great meal, will be back on my next visit across the pond.

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CS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with my mom. The steak was delicious (and the sauce was amazing). Our server was super cool and nice. It's a really cool place. Chic but approachable and the food/drinks/service is top notch.

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! I had the hanger steak salad, rare. Would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

It was incredibly loud. Never that I have been there has the music been so loud. I scheduled an important work dinner tonight thinking that it would be the regular nice ambiance that I have experience and it felt like walking into a club. Way too loud people were screaming at their tables and I could barely hold a conversation, super disappointed and thinking of never going back... I love the food but truly horrible experience

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous evening at my favorite go to spot. Every night of the week brings out NYC and this place is always ready for the crowd. Manhattan from the tap and a perfect steak. Smore pot for dessert tops it off. See you soon.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 31, 2019

It's always a pleasure having you visit us, Bill. Cheers!

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p
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was good but service was not great

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YG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Saxon + Parole have been widely advertising their Impossible burger as an offering for vegans. Based on that, I have booked a table to all my colleagues with a vegan among them.
I was very embarrassed when the waiter told my peer that the impossible burger is out of stock, and all he could offer him was some starters. I think that if they knew they were out of stock, after a long period that it was advertised on the restaurant's main web page as well as many times on their instagram account, they should have come up with a proper solution for vegans

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XX
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Drinks only, no food. But Manhattan's on tap were delicious and service was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Staff didn’t explain oysters... had to wait a long while to get them to come back. Very loud and hot.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great atmosphere. Very classy. Great place to take clients. Amazing cocktails - the Manhattan on Tap is crazy dope. Poni Room downstairs is awesome as well.

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J
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch as usual, food is consistently very good.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 22, 2019

Hi Jeannoel, Thank you for the 5-star review. Keep a lookout for our upcoming Brass Band Champagne Brunch Sundays! Cheers, Kris

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible Service

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EC
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have always been pleased with the food here but this last trip I found the lauded pork chop to be tough and tasteless. Everything else was up to standard.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately had to leave after the appetizers and cancelled the rest of the order. Slow service. Rude staff and other customers surrounding table. Very loud. Too many people intoxicated by the front door. Won’t go back. It was only good on a late night in a quiet table in the back. Sitting in the front sections is not worth the trouble

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great here! This time I tried the veggie burger and it's was SO GOOD!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hi Amy, Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you visit us again to taste some more plant-based deliciousness from Chef Brad Farmerie. Best, Kris

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R
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both our dinner and drinks were absolutely perfect. Drink menu was creative, well thought out and executed. Service was excellent and both appetizers and mains we had were on point. We have very high expectations for restaurants and were not disappointed.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 21, 2019

Hi Reid, Thank you for the thoughtful 5-star review! We'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the whole team. Please keep a lookout for our Brass Band Champagne Brunch starting this weekend. Cheers!

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SM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It is best for cocktail. Service was slow while it wasn't packed. Food is good. Cocktails amazing

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hi Steeven, Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit. We're so happy you enjoyed our cocktails and we look forward to having you visit again. Keep a lookout for our Oyster Hour weekday special from 5pm-6pm. Best, Kris

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First I would like to say what a wonderful welcoming staff the restaurant has, from the hostess to the bartender to the wait staff. Drinks were delicious and inventive. Loved my Gin Ramos Fizz. We tried the Shrimp cocktail and the fabulous shrimp stuffed morels with spring vegetables and a touch of truffle vinaigrette. All the flavor elements of the dish shined through. Then we tried the gnudi and the green Caesar salad. Both were excellent. Can’t wait to go back!! The music did get a little loud at one point but the quickly turned it down a bit. The restaurant noise levels varies with the hour and perhaps the room you are in. A vibrant louder bar scene in front and dining areas have a lower noise level so you can hear each other.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the 5-star review! We're so happy you enjoyed our take on the Ramos Gin Fizz. Keep a lookout for our Brass Band Champagne Brunch starting this weekend. Cheers! Best, Kris

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Overrated and very casual food and average venue for the price. Capital M for Medium.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hi John, Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit. We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience and hope you give us another chance to wow you. We will definitely review your notes with the team as we are always aiming to improve. Best, Kris

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great. But we waited over an hour for the food to arrive.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 7, 2019

Hi JP, Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit. We'll definitely bring your notes to the team as we are always aiming to create even better experiences for our guests. Best, Kris

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, friendly service and outstanding menu...duck & hanger steak both amazing and be sure to try the potatoes & Brussels sprouts!
Food, service & ambience is top notch!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 5, 2019

Thanks for the 5-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed some of our most loved menu items!

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S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classic food with lots of plant-based options!!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hi Sydney, Thank you for the 5-star review. We're so happy you enjoyed our plant-based deliciousness!

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CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The place is interesting in its design but far from a successor to The Public. Drinks were great but on a Monday night unfortunately the place was unexciting. The menu is confusing but the food was ok. There is a tekila bar attached but I found it a bit strange. Overall it was a let down.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hi Chris, Thank you for leaving honest feedback about your recent visit. We hope you give us another chance to show you the hospitality we pride ourselves on again in the future.

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r
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 5

Be aware reservation times are fluid. We had an 8:45 reservation and were seated at 10. Yes a glass of prosecco for all and yes a complimentary appetizer..I DON'T CARE ..seat us within 30 minutes of our rez. Our bar bill for the wait time was greater than our dinner check! Food was excellent once we got around to it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

Made reservation for 6 people. Got the table more than one hour late. No drinks offered, nothing. Best to just not accept reservations when you’re unable to manage tables and deliver on time (or even approximately...).

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit with us. This is certainly not the standard of service we aim to uphold and we are apologetic about the service you received. Please check your DM's for a note from our management team.

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I'm vegan so I like that they have a whole plant-based selection, including the impossible burger which is delish. It's loud, so not the best option if you're looking for a quiet dinner.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on May 3, 2019

Hi There, Thank you for the 5-star review. We're so happy you enjoyed our plant-based deliciousness!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry i need to get to reservations now

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

They seated us an hour after our reservations. They wouldn’t seat us until everyone was there, even with open tables everywhere. The last of our party to arrive came in 20 minutes ayer our reservation, but we still did not get seated. They asked us to wait at the bar, which was extremely crowded. Once we sat down, it took another 15 minutes before anyone even came to our table.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 26, 2019

Hi Charchar, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We will pass along these notes to the management team in order to create a more welcoming experience at the door on your next visit.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service, and a great mocktail menu. A little pricey and a little loud but all considered, a nice dining experience.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review. We're so glad you enjoyed our selection of zero-proof cocktails featuring Seedlip non-alcoholic spirits.

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AT
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had to wait for booked table. Stood at bar which was crowded only because bar man hopelessly slow, incompetent and grumpy? Very ordinary food

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 26, 2019

Hi Andrew, Thank you for leaving feedback about your recent visit with us. We will pass this along to the full management team as we always aim to improve our service.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service is terrible here. Waited for 20mins for a table when we already made a reservation. Servers were too slow. Food/dishes ran out

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 17, 2019

Hi Tinna, Thank you for leaving honest feedback about your recent dining experience with us. We are always striving to improve our service and will relay this info to the team. We hope that you give us another chance to wow you on your next visit.

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g
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was amazing - she held our table for 45 minutes after our reservation and still checked in with us to see if we wanted the table once my last friend arrived. We ended up eating at the bar, but I really appreciate the service. The food was amazing and so were the cocktails. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an energetic bar/restaurant on a Friday night for groups or a date.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 15, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star review! We look forward to having you visit us again and make your way through our menu. Cheers!

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting menu with wine pairing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Will be back for sure :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family came to visit NYC for the weekend and we wanted to share Saxon & Parole with them. My cousin and her husband and my wife and I all really enjoyed every bit of our appetizers, entrees, dessert, the service and staff, music, ambiance, and awesome cocktails. Such a treat.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 15, 2019

Thanks for the 5 star rating! We're so glad you enjoyed your full dining experience with us. We look forward to creating some more memories together! Cheers.

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