I was lucky enough to attend a dinner at the Paramount Bar & Grill in the famous and recently remodeled Paramount Hotel last week and was delighted at what a gorgeous and airy eatery was created out of a former storage space - thanks to new owner Aby Rosen). The lighting is at just the perfect level of dimness, the service is attentive and the food is classic American hotel food with a modern twist.
The Chopped Salad ($13) is mighty fresh with a larger blend of veggies thrown in with the greens than nearly any other eatery around including thinly sliced radish, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, carrots and haricot verts. The executive chef Jason Kallert keeps the dressing a bit of a secret, though. He simply calls it the Mustard Vinaigrette and it is made of French mustard blended with red and white vinegar, shallot and a secret spice mix no one in the house will give up. It is a very light seasoning and doesn’t intrude upon the veggies and wild greens. The radicchio used here is particularly tender and fresh and I am assuming it must come from a local farmer’s market. The Chopped Salad is huge and a meal on its own.
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Paramount Bar & Grill
235 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10038
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Photos By Anne Raso, Interior courtesy of Paramount Bar and Grill