Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s side deal: for $30, you get $65 worth of elegant, contemporary American cuisine and drinks at Savoy. This fine-dining establishment in Greystone Village was voted a Neighborhood Gem by diners on OpenTable.
Remove any stylish, yet inhibiting x-ray specs in order to fully take in the seasonal menu, which is filled with contemporary combinations of French-influenced classic American fare. Begin a meal with a first course of foie gras with Roquefort crostini and blackberry gastrique ($14), and forge ahead with second course options such as the nicoise salad with asparagus, hard-boiled egg, potato, cress, olives, and charred red onion and lemon truffle oil ($10). For the main show, snag the beef tenderloin with truffled mash, sauce Rossini, and green vegetable ($26), or finish your feast with romano- and ricotta-stuffed chicken served with pancetta polenta, garlic spinach, and a fennel-scented tomato sauce ($18). Cap off the evening with a potent potable, such as the smooth, luxurious Selaks Ice Wine ($8 for a glass, $30 for a bottle) or an inebriating pint of sparkling ice water.
Like dining at home, dining at Savoy requires smart casual clothing and the ability to chew; unlike dining at home, you don't have to wash the dishes and the waiter isn't the dog. Feast finely in the brightly lit confines that elegantly walk the line between bistro and the Oval Office. The elegant phalanx of beige beckons prepared persons who like to call and make reservations and spontaneous folks who prefer to drop in on a whim.
- Food and service was outstanding! Our waiter was very knowledgable [sic] with the menu items and my duck was amazing. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 8/27/2010
- The menu had so many great dishes, that it was hard to decide what to get! Everybody at our table was fat and happy by the end of the meal … – shannon, Urbanspoon
7713-39 Lead Mine Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615Get Directions