Saxon + Parole
Opened in September 2011, Saxon + Parole is named for successful racehorses, the former a brown thoroughbred stallion and the latter a brown pony, both from New York. Developed by AvroKO Hospitality Group and formerly called Double Crown, this NoHo restaurant features a main dining room decorated with a circular chandelier and black-and-white photos of Saxon and Parole hanging above a small fireplace. Another dining area has brown booths against a rustic plank wall and shelves containing rows of Parole Whiskey bottles. Highlights on executive chef Brad Farmerie's New American menu include NY strip with bone-marrow béarnaise and Parmesan and paprika-stuffed branzino.