On St. Marks, Saints Tavern Comes Marching In

Care for a Malibu Barbie with that plate of frickles? You can now order just that on St. Marks Place.

Its red-and-gold exterior may be loud, but Saints Tavern opened rather quietly last week, boasting 20 beers on tap, cocktails with names like The Grapeful Dead, and a touch of Americana (a pinup photo of Marilyn Monroe faces a replica of Joe DiMaggio’s Yankees uniform).

Alfonso Londono, who owns the tavern along with partners Richard Romano and Aida Levinshon, comes from a restaurant family. He opened his first place Hoops, a college sports bar, at the age of 21, and went on to operate a Mexican restaurant and an Asian fusion concept as well as The Copper Barrel in the Financial District.

Mr. Londono thought the American vibe would help distinguish Saints Tavern from its Asian neighbors. He and his partners scoured flea markets and local shops such as Obscura Antiques to find decor such as a bear head with boxing gloves and a big fish with a soda can. On the ground floor customers can draw all over tables made of chalkboard.

The menu, below, offers all-American favorites like chicken and waffles, fried pickles, and a Thanksgiving-inspired sandwich.

And then there’s the happy hour: 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily, with $3 pints and $4 wine, champagne, sangria and mixed well drinks.

“These prices are for everybody,” Mr. Londono said.

Five Cheese Spinach Dip (for 2) $9.50
Served with fresh tortilla chips

Frickles $7
Fried breaded pickle spears served with ranch

Buffalo wings $9
Flamed-kissed B.B.Q., Medium or Hot. Served with Bleu Cheese & carrot chips

Grilled Cheese and Bacon Sammies $7.50

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus $8
Served with grilled bread

Homemade Chips & Salsa $4

Breaded Cheese Raviolis $7
Served with marinara

Sweet Plantains $4

Loaded Fries (for 2) $9.50
A mountain of house fries with salsa, melted jack & cheddar, chopped bacon and drizzled with ranch

Baked Beef Empanadas $9

Homemade Chicken Fingers $8.50
Breaded in our 4 blend house crumbs served with honey mustard

Buffalo Style Chicken Fingers $9.50
Served with bleu cheese and carrot chips

Basket of House Fries $5

Basket of Sweet Potato Fries $6

Basket of Onion Rings $6

Served in a crispy bowl

House Salad $8
With grilled chicken or boneless fried chicken $12

Caesar Salad $8
with grilled chicken $12

Apple Walnut Salad $11
Fresh greens, sliced apples, walnuts, raisins, and bleu cheese crumbles
with grilled chicken $13

Dressings: Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard and Balsamic Vinaigrette

8 oz. burgers are made with certified Angus beef, hand-crafted and seasoned.
Served with house fries or small salad and Au Jus

Classic $10
Topped with lettuce, tomatoes, diced onions & ketchup

Cheeseburger $11
Our classic with your choice of American, Swiss, Jack & Cheddar, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack (Bleu cheese crumbles $1.50 extra)

Bacon Cheeseburger $12
Our classic with your choice of cheese and crisp bacon

Fresh Ground Turkey Burger $10

Homemade Veggie Burger $10

John Belushi’s Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger! $15
Our classic topped with 7 cheeses

Smokehouse Burger $14
Topped with bacon, onion rings, jack & cheddar and B.B.Q. sauce

Add Ons: Bacon $1.50, Fried Onions $1.50, Cheese $1, Egg $1.50

Craft Sandwiches
All sandwiches are served on toasted Focaccia bread
Served with your choice of house fried or small salad

Hand Sliced Roast Beef $13
Topped with fried onions, melted mozzarella and brown gravy

Grilled Chicken $13
With melted jack & cheddar, bacon, diced onions, tomatoes and chipotle sauce

Hand Carved Turkey $13
Oven roasted turkey breast with melted Swiss and Mozzarella, romaine, tomatoes and herb mayo

The Picnic $13
Grilled chicken with romaine, tomatoes, roasted red peppers and balsamic vinaigrette

BLT + E $11
Bacon, lettuce, tomatoes topped with a fried egg and melted pepper jack

The Swiss Chick $12
Breaded chicken cutlet with romaine, tomatoes, melted Swiss and honey mustard

Thanksgiving Sandwich $13
Hand carved turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and topped with brown gravy

Chicken & waffles $12
Boneless fried chicken over Belgian waffles topped with syrup, powdered sugar and hot sauce

New York Strip Steak (12 oz) $18
Served with your choice of house fries or small salad

Fish Tacos (2) $13
Crispy tilapia topped with chipotle slaw, served with a small salad

Side Salad $4.50
Dressing/Sauces $.75
Salsa $3

Fried Oreos with vanilla ice cream $7
Cheesecake Cannoli $5

16 oz Specialty Drinks

Margaritas (rocks or frozen) Glass $8/Pitcher $30

Mojitos by the Glass $8/Pitcher $30

Fall off the Porch Iced Tea $9
Sweet Tea vodka, Absolut Citron, triple sec and iced tea

Hawaiian Hunk $9
Stoli-O, Malibu coconut rum, triple sec, cranberry and pineapple

The Grapeful Dead $9
Three Olives grape vodka, Chambord and cranberry juice

Electric Lemonade $9
Absolut Citron, blue curacao and sour mix

Malibu Barbie $10
Stoli-O, Malibu coconut rum, with pineapple and OJ

Cadillac Margarita $12
Patron Silver, Cointreau, fresh squeezed limes and a splash of sweet n sour.
Topped with Grand Marnier

Purple Rain $10
Stoli Blueberry, Chambord with cranberry and pineapple.

Saints Tavern, 79 St. Mark’s Place (near First Avenue); (212) 477-2777