Restaurants »Savoy

savoy clam bake blueberry crumble nycFrom the same owners of the excellent Back Forty, Savoy is almost a tradition in Soho, a dimly lit standby for really good food. I have been curious about it for a long time, but when I saw this menu on eater, I could no longer put it off:

Spanish Style Lobster Stew, Little Neck Clams on the Half Shell, and Blueberry crumble.

As appetizing as it sounds on paper, it was even more impressive on my taste buds. Seriously, one of the few spot-on, every dish as good as the last pre-fixe meals we've encountered in a long time. The clams were fresh and delicious with a sweet, vinegary pepper sauce to accompany them.

The main dish, (which is where some places falter in fixed menus) was more of a paella than a typical stew, and it was utterly fantastic. The rice was moist and flavorful, the lobster tails, sausage and mussels – eye-rollingly yummy.

Dessert, a warm blueberry crumble topped with creamy vanilla ice cream ended a pretty perfectly meal pretty perfectly.

I know it sounds like I am exaggerating, and if you want the vaguest complaint to even it out, my friends thought they could have been a bit quicker with the rose with accompanied the meal. For a fifteen dollar charge it was almost all you could drink, but we ended up with about two glasses a piece.

The interior on the main floor is smaller than one might expect, but it was clean and easy going with a polite clientele.

It's a pricey spot, but in a city stuffed to the brim with the priciest, Savoy is also one that is completely worth it.

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Posted on July 14, 2008

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