Savann (CLOSED)

Restaurants , French Upper West Side
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Savann (CLOSED)
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)
Address: 414 Amsterdam Ave
New York
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
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