Businessman and ex-Time Warner boss Richard Parsons has reopened on 118th Street’s historic jazz club, Minton’s Playhouse, on Monday, October 21, 2013. Minton’s reincarnation is a supper club right next door to the Cecil. The rules are old-school: There will be three seatings each night, live jazz performances from the in-house band, and (gentleman beware) a requirement for men to wear jackets.
And as for chef Banks White’s food, diners must choose between $90 and $55 prix fixe Southern-inspired menus, though there are a few additional à la carte small plates. A HW network reader favorite is the Crisp skate wing with Manila clams, cauliflower royale, and a house-smoked bacon-scallion emulsion. Make a note, go on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, when there are additional late-night seatings and special musical tributes to the Bebop era. Take a look at the dishes, the menu, the space, straight ahead and remember the $90 per person minimum. And look forward to excellent, attentive and friendly service.
Minton’s, 206 West 118th Street, 212-243-2222. Photos by Melissa Hom
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