Editorial Review of
Turning a new page on Fifth Avenue, Saltbox, a Kimpton restaurant, has transformed the former Suite & Tender space within the new Palomar Hotel. Saltbox is a New American gastro-lounge under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Simon Dolinky that opened doors in late September. What really brings this old venue new life is Dolinky’s New American gastro-lounge menu, featuring versatile shared plates that can be custom ordered larger or smaller, to fit the size of your party. The ingredients-driven “social plates” are flavorful, simple, playful and fresh, and are priced under $25. Menu highlights include Beef Cheek Tacos, Lobster Corn Dogs, Chopped Lobster Cobb Salad, Bacon Cappuccino, Spicy Seafood Cioppino, Slow Cooked Brandt Beef Short Ribs and a selection of stone oven flatbreads. The bar menu is gaining big buzz, too, thanks to Master Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout. We recommend sipping on the Mental Ward, if you dare. This craft cocktail is made with Wild Turkey Rye, pomegranate molasses, lime juice and sugar.