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Saxon and Parole

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
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316 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-2802 (Bleecker Street)
+1 212-254-0350
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The manager of the restaurant said he wanted my "feedback," so here goes: Eat somewhere else. Chilling red wine is, to my mind, a criminal offense. Chilling is perfect for White Wine, but with red, it destroys the flavor by buttoning it up. So they chill their red wine, they don't like using salt (which, from a health standpoint is... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is very nice but the service is really bad and the food is nothing special. We wanted to try the veggie burger and that is good but overall the food is super heavy - you feel it on your stomach for hours. Cocktails are good but the barman is so impolite that it's better choosing another place.

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New York City, New York
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708 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for drinks or a meal. It has a very good energy to it and the food and service is great. The drinks too are very innovative though a tad on the expensive side.

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Singapore
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Lovely hip place. It was a little busy when we got there but that is normal for NYC. Good food. Great and very helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The bar has a cool vibe, the cocktails are great all night with service. Fabulous burger topped with a fried egg, this is a top place for an evening out with friends.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Happened upon this restaurant while we were looking for a non-Italian restaurant (I love Italian, but had eaten at quite a few during my trip and I was looking for a heavy appetizer and craving something a little different). We got in without reservations. I ordered the fried oysters (oddly enough, if I remember correctly, they come from Puget Sound... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner here. Its a small place and a bit loud but trendy and filled with people enjoying themselves. The menu is very interesting and varied, and the bar has won awards. The mushroom pate was great as were my friend's oysters, via her report. I had the half chicken which was delicious, and the Brussel sprouts--let me... More 

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

We took our grand daughter, a junior at NYU, there for brunch. The service,drinks and food were all very good to excellent. My eggs, a variety of Benedict, with a bed of spinach and matalista ham had a great combination of flavors. The house bloody Mary was excellent wit just the right amount of fresh veggies and a peppery picante... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Walked in for brunch. Wait for table was forty-five minutes so decided to sit at bar. Great view of bartenders masterfully mixing concoctions. The Orange Spritz was refreshing and delicious. My hanger steak salad was grilled perfectly and salad was dressed lightly -- just as I like. It was delicious. There were many relaxed groups brunching all around us.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here last night with our friends. Lovely attentive staff (they even brought us a surprise birthday treat) and great food and cocktail selection. Possibly a little 'hip' for me, and on the noisy side, but a great place for a lively night out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Bowery, New York City, NY 10012-2802
    (Bleecker Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to Bleecker St B/D/F/M Train to Broadway-Lafayette St or 2nd Ave N/R Train to Price St
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-0350

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