you already knew that), a bastion of high-society sporting culture that hails from Saratoga Springs dubbed Siro’s officially opens its doors tonight. The upstate original, which borders the resort town’s horse racing track, has served well-groomed regulars since the 1930s. This glitzy heritage is apparent in the design, menu and overall vibe of its Manhattan outpost.
Executive Chef Brady Dillon (who has migrated south from the original location where he also manned the stoves) gives old-school American classics a contemporary twist. Think crab cakes with ginger slaw, Long Island flute with glazed banana and mango salsa and roasted lamb with garlic bread pudding. Equine-inspired décor includes an imposing wall of black-and-white photography and Saratoga-based oil painter Rumara Jewett’s custom murals. The restored original mahogany walls lend the sleek space a sense of history, and this all fits nicely with the eatery’s predominately sapphire and silvery color scheme.
The massive ground-floor space is split into The Grille Room and The Dining Room, each with soaring double-height ceilings (modern chandeliers fill the space overhead, preventing NYC diners used to small, quirky spaces from feeling too exposed and out in the open) and a subterranean lounge serves as an event space.
Fun fact!: Entourage actors Kevin Dillon and Kevin Connolly and Yankees closer Mariano Rivera form the odd party of partners running the joint. If you do drop by Siro’s for the Derby this Saturday, you can take 20% off of food bill beginning at 5 PM. Use the leftover cash for another julep! (885 Second Ave.)