My favorite week-night activity (when I’m not asleep by 9) is dinner at a restaurant that has a fun bar scene. Why? There’s nothing better than heading to the restaurant’s bar after enjoying a wonderful meal and transitioning your night from a casual dinner to a fun night of drinks. It’s even better when you don’t have to venture outdoors into the New York City cold to make this transition! Good food, even better drinks, and a fun scene sums up Saxon + Parole, my favorite NoHo restaurant that I go to a bit TOO much…
For how often I go to Saxon + Parole, it’s astonishing that I have only eaten here twice. The cocktail list is phenomenal and as a result, it is a common meeting place for my friends and I to regroup before a night out or to post up for the night. The dinner at Saxon should not be overlooked! American cuisine that serves a little bit of everything; ordering gluten free here is relatively easy. nobread approved orders I recommend to start: the grilled octopus and calamari with potatoes, beet salad, shrimp cocktail & oysters for the seafood lovers, slow poached egg with toasted hazelnuts, and burrata with shaved black truffle (when in season). For mains, the majority of the dishes are, or can be prepared, gluten free. Items from the land, steak, and sea categories are nobread approved; however, sauces added to these entrees MAY contain gluten, so double check with your server when ordering or just ask for nosauce. I recommend the burger nobread, duck, scottish salmon, atlantic wild cod, and whole roasted bronzino. #nobread diners should AVOID the diver scallops with gnudi and the ricotta gnudi, as delicious as they might sound.
Yes the bar at Saxon can get crowded and a bit loud, but you are always in for a good scene, great drinks, and fun time. The servers don’t rush you at all AND they are very accomodating when it comes to dietary restictions. Don’t forget to order the side of brussels sprouts and french fries; they’re both incredible!