Served in a quiet, intimate atmosphere, chef Galip Ozbek’s dishes burst with flavors—pomegranate, cumin and sage—that point to his native Turkey. We couldn’t help but wonder if the chef gets paid by the ingredient: The salad of warm baby spinach is tossed with caramelized pear, grilled zucchini, roasted shiitake mushrooms and peppery deep-fried goat cheese, then accented with a pomegranate dressing. Somehow it all adds up to one tasty result. Pork loin is similarly complex; stuffed with pine nuts, apple and sage, it sits atop creamy sweet-potato puree and bright, fresh peas. Minimalism is not a consideration at Savann—but why should it be?
|Venue name:||Savann (CLOSED)||Contact:|
414 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 79th and 80th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–11pm; Sat, Sun 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to 79th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $18. AmEx, DC, MC, V|